September 14

We’ve been back at work in Congress for more than a week now, and I’m proud to report we’ve been getting big things done.

Of particular importance to those affected by Hurricane Harvey is the $15.25 billion aid package passed by the House of Representatives last Friday and signed into law by President Trump. I’m grateful for the swift action by the House and Senate on this legislation, to ensure that relief is on the way to those in our region impacted by this disaster. America is committed to making Texas whole again.

If you are among the impacted, or have family, friends, or neighbors who have been impacted, I would encourage you to visit this page for information on available resources.

This Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Our way of life was challenged that day by terrorists determined to alter the fabric of America, but we’ve proven that our nation’s resilience cannot be deterred by hatred.

On Monday, we took time to remember all those we lost that day, and honor the first responders and our new greatest generation who took to the battlefield to fight for us.

Following up on the anniversary of September 11, we spent much of this week working on bills to further enhance the ability of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address terrorist threats and increase cooperation between DHS and local law enforcement agencies.

We also worked on an amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act, to more easily remove criminal aliens associated with gangs from our country and keep them out.

Thank you for all our support and for your interest in our work in Congress. If you have any questions or concerns you’d like to share, please contact me using this form.