November, 2016


Defense News reports on NDAA Funding Deal

Congress has finally reached a deal on funding for NDAA. This crucial deal will provide a pay raise for our soldiers. Image Source: Defense News

Fox News reports on New Zealand Earthquake

Please join me and pray for New Zealand. The magnitude-7.6 earthquake damaged the coastal region, causing thousands of people to be evacuated. We must make sure they are safe. Image Credit: Fox News

The New York Times reports on the one year anniversary of the Paris attacks

One year ago, terrorists attacked the city of Paris, killing and injuring hundreds of innocent people. It was a coordinated strike targeting our oldest ally—and the Western way of life. Today, we still remember those who were lost, and we will not forget the promise we made to our friends. We will continue standing with …

Bastrop hosts the Red, White and Blue Veterans of Bastrop County Banquet

Every year, the Red, White and Blue Veterans of Bastrop County host a banquet honoring the veterans who served our country. This year, the banquet will be on November 12th and proceeds will go towards local organizations that help veterans throughout the county. Image Credit: Red, White & Blue Bastrop County Veterans

Breitbart reports on murder of East Texas child by illegal alien

I am deeply saddened by the news that a young girl in East Texas named Kayla Gomez-Orozco was murdered by an illegal alien who had previously been deported. This is a terrible tragedy that no family should ever endure. Image Credit: Breitbart

Congratulations President-elect Donald Trump

Last night the American people spoke loud and clear: our country needs to move in a different direction.  This election is a mandate for real change.  As we unite and move forward together, we will continue to drive conservative public policy towards a better way forward for the country.  As Chairman of House Homeland Security …