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I hope all of you in Texas' 25th District had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family and loved ones. For those of you with family members in the Armed Forces who were unable to be together this year, please know that we are all grateful for their service, and will continue to pray for their safety.
Crisis at the Border
As I’ve said all along, the security of this nation is absolutely paramount and it must be a top priority. In a time when immigrants are attempting to illegally enter our country and corrupt American ideals, the need for border security is greater than ever before. Unfortunately, Democrats want to allow dangerous immigrants into our homes and put our lives at risk. They want open borders, special pathways to citizenship, and funding for sanctuary cities. Ultimately, Democrats are choosing to prioritize illegal aliens over American citizens.
While President Trump is working hard to deter this type of illicit activity, Congress must do its job and fix our severely flawed immigration system. I have always been in favor of using any and all means necessary to secure our nation's borders, and I will remain dedicated to working to ensure we take additional steps to combat threats to our nation and keep our citizens safe. I want everyone to have the opportunity to pursue the American Dream, but they must start by following our laws.
Small Business Optimism
The National Federation for Independent Business announced that small business optimism is at a record high, and "has only been this high three times in the last 43 years." As a business owner, I can tell you firsthand that we are in a better place than we were 10 years ago. I remember what it was like when our economy was being strangled by high taxes and overregulation.
I am happy to report that under President Trump's leadership, America is getting back on track. People are reentering the work force and businesses are booming. This is in large part due to the extremely high number of job openings - approximately 7 million - as well as House Republicans delivering the largest corporate tax cut in history just last year. As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we must keep working to ensure American families and the economy continue to thrive.
My office is continuing to collect stories from our veterans in Texas' 25th District to highlight them on our website and Facebook page. If you are a veteran and want to share your story, please click here for more details on how you can submit it. Thank you for your service, we are forever grateful.
It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.
In God we trust,
Member of Congress