August, 2016


Book talk and signing at Texas Public Policy Foundation

On Wednesday, I discussed and signed copies of my new book, “Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland–and How to Thwart Them”, at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin. As dangerous threats continue to grow, we must take action now to prevent an attack that could cripple our country.

Airborne ASPECT briefing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

I was briefed by the Airborne ASPECT team at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on how their remote censoring aircraft provides crucial information to first responders when hazardous and radiological emergencies occur. Their eyes in the sky are helping protect our national security and I enjoyed learning more about their services.

The Hill reports on federal air marshals on Cuban flights

TSA has indicated that it has reached an agreement with Cuba to allow federal air marshals on flights. Even though this is a positive step, Americans should still be concerned about flying to a country that refused to permit a visit by members of Congress. Image Credit: The Hill

Bellville hosts the 2nd Annual John and Grace Mumme Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual John and Grace Mumme Golf Tournament will be on August 12th in Bellville. This event honors a special couple who were long-time residents of Bellville, and golfers of all levels are welcome to attend. Image Credit: Bellville Chamber of Commerce

Houston Chronicle reports on McCaul signing letter on Zika virus funding

Last week, I signed a letter, along with the rest of the Texas Congressional delegation, about the Obama administration refusing to release a $400 million spending measure for Zika virus funding. Texas needs this money now to develop new vaccines and medicines that will combat this dangerous illness. Image Credit: Houston Chronicle

With Senator Cornyn in South Texas

I was joined by Sen. John Cornyn and Edinburg police officers to talk about the POLICE Act. This legislation is crucial for protecting our police officers and provides increased funding in active shooter response training. We have to do everything in our power to prevent mass shootings and domestic acts of terrorism. Here is a …