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  • Agriculture

    2018 Farm Bill The Farm Bill provides our hardworking agriculture producers with essential tools and the safety net they need to grow the food and fiber our country needs and relies upon. It also includes several other policies that support rural Am...

  • Cybersecurity

    A Better Way for Cybersecurity Cyber is deeply ingrained in virtually every facet of our lives. We are very dependent upon it, which means that we are very vulnerable to disruptions and attacks. Cyber threats pose a significant risk to our national s...

  • Taxes

    Tax Reform The U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report of H.R. 1, the tax reform bill, by a vote of 224 to 201, which the Senate also passed. The President signed this bill into law on Friday, December 22, 2017. Most changes go in...

  • Executive Overreach

    "Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution requires the President to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” President Obama consistently shows utter disregard for the rule and enforcement of law. From Obamacare delays, a failure to enforce...

  • Economy

    The national unemployment rate sits at 3.9%. This is down 0.2% from December 2017. Unemployment levels have been at the lowest levels since 1969, and almost 2.3 million jobs were created in 2018. Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed int...

  • Energy

    A Better Way to Strengthen Our Energy Sector Energy is not only critical for U.S. national security, economic well-being, and stability, but also to the folks who live in our part of Texas where distances between communities are significant and our a...

  • Federal Budget

    "In thinking about our financial problems, the crucial first step is to understand how we got in this position. If we are not clear on what caused the problem, we will have a hard time solving it." Federal Spending and the Debt If we are to pass alon...

  • Health Care Reform

    American Health Care Act On May 4, 2017, I voted in support of the "American Health Care Act," (AHCA), which repeals and replaces much of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” also known as Obamacare. I also voted for another bill, H.R. 2...

  • Immigration

    A Better Way on Immigration America is a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. It is clear that our immigration system is broken and that reform is vital to our country’s national security and economic future. But a rush to pass immigration refo...

  • Medicare

    "Today, one in seven Americans receive Medicare benefits. This number grows daily as does the gap in funding. We cannot wait any longer to put politics aside and have an honest, straight-forward conversation about how we can save Medicare." Common Q...

  • National Security

    National Security In December, President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) into law today. Threats around the world are becoming more numerous and more complex while our military budget has been cut...

  • Opioid Crisis

    The House has made the opioid epidemic a top legislative priority in the 115th Congress. The House/Senate passed, and the President signed into law, H.R. 6 – Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients a...

  • Red River

    BLM/Red River Issue Summary Many of you have expressed concern about the potential for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to claim Texas land along the Red River as public domain. The BLM is in the process of updating its Resource Management Plan (R...

  • Second Amendment

    “Our Founding Fathers considered this right important enough to make it a prominent part of our Constitution. I will continue to push for legislation that will protect the Second Amendment rights of all of our citizens and oppose any attempts to infr...

  • Social Security

    “Medicare and Social Security are two of the most important federal programs. We must look for honest and direct ways to protect benefits for those currently receiving them, for baby boomers, and for future generations to come without bankrupting the...

  • Thoughts on Government

    People often ask about my views of government. It is a good time to share those views as we consider individual issues like federal spending, our national debt and deficit, and national security because it gives us a chance to sit back and look at t...

  • Trade

    The Facts about International Trade and Texas: More than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the U.S. The state of Texas has been ranked the number one state for U.S. exports 13 years in a row, totaling $289 billion in 2014 alone. In ...

  • Veterans

    https://thornberry.house.gov/legislation/americasveterans.htm For Assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs please click here.