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May 24, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green has released a statement expressing gratitude to his supporters and colleagues after his call for impeachment of President Donald Trump. More
May 24, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday joined a 10-state coalition in sending a letter to President Donald Trump, urging withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. More
May 24, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement on President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal. More
May 24, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday led a hearing on security along the country's southern border. More w/Video
May 23, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the release of President Donald Trump's proposed budget. More
May 23, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Donald Trump's proposed budget. More w/Video
May 22, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Mark Warner on Monday introduced the Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act. More
May 19, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green will host a town hall meeting in Houston to address his call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. More
May 19, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement following an announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that it would award Texas more than $50 million to support disaster recovery efforts. More
May 18, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding notification from the Trump Administration to Congress of its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. More
May 18, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Bill Nelson joined Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Orrin Hatch on Wednesday introduced legislation to improve veterans' access to timely health care. More
May 18, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today announced that they have sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control asking about how the agency is coordinating with Texas to prepare for the threat of the Zika virus during the summer. More
May 17, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson has released a statement regarding the Department of Justice's appointment of Robert Mueller s special counsel over the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. More
May 16, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement following the unanimous passage of the bipartisan Veterans' Recruitment Bill. More
May 16, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Ted Poe have introduced the Back the Blue Act of 2017, legislation that would increase the penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers. More
May 16, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the search for a new FBI Director. More
May 15, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday met with the family of fallen Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. More w/ Video
May 15, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday joined a coalition of 17 states filing an amicus brief in support of school rights. More
May 15, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green today called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. More
May 11, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced the winners of the Congressional Art Competition in his district. More
May 11, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Senator Amy Klobuchar today issued statements on the passage of the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act. More
May 11, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. More
May 10, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday released a statement concerning the Financial Services Committee’s Intent to Control (Secret) Congressional Records. More
May 10, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today appeared on Fox News to discuss the termination of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing investigation into election interference by Russia. More w/Video
May 09, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday urged his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to provide Americans relief from skyrocketing premiums and limited coverage under Obamacare. More w/ Video
May 09, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Monday was presented with the 2016 Award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union. More
May 08, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday today spoke on the Senate floor following last week’s House passage of the American Health Care Act and discussed the way forward to repeal and replace Obamacare in the Senate. More
May 05, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Bob Menendez today joined in introducing a bipartisan resolution in observance of Cinco de Mayo. More
May 05, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement regarding the passage of the American Health Care Act by the House of Representatives. More
May 05, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement regarding the passage of the American Health Care Act. More
May 04, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement on his vote in support of the American Health Care Act. More
May 03, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin has issued a statement regarding the passage of the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill. More
May 03, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green has released a statement regarding the passage of a $1 trillion package that will fund the government for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year. More
May 03, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday discussed priorities for Texas included in the bipartisan legislation to fund the government, including border security, law enforcement, and disaster relief. More w/ Video
May 02, 2017 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation honored the dedication of the space workers at their annual awards banquet on Friday by presenting the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Stellar Awards. More
May 02, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill. More w/Video
May 01, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Monday issued a statement announcing his opposition to the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill. More
May 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced that Texas and 13 other states filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court to uphold Arizona’s right to deny driver’s licenses to undocumented aliens. More
April 29, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the release of Sandy Phan-Gillis, a Texas resident, after being detained in China for more than two years. More
April 26, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and fellow Senator Gary Peters introduced bipartisan legislation to reform occupational licensing requirements. More
April 26, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for pro-growth tax reform. More w/Video
April 25, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the upcoming deadline to approve a spending bill for the government. More
April 25, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate Floor regarding the accomplishments of the new administration and Congress. More w/Video
April 25, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Monday sent a letter, cosigned by more than 60 Texas leaders, to President Donald Trump urging the inclusion of a coastal barrier system for the Houston/Galveston by area in his national infrastructure plans. More
April 24, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement regarding the confirmation of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture. More
April 21, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson has released a statement on the Department of Justice requiring jurisdictions to prove compliance with U.S.C. § 1373. More
April 21, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green today joined the Communications Workers of America in a rally at the Houston AT&T Call Center in an effort to combat the offshoring of call center jobs. More
April 20, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that new grant funding will go to Texas to fight opioid addiction. More
April 18, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today field an amicus brief in defense of President Donald Trump's "1-in-2-out" executive order, which directs federal agencies to repeal two regulations for each new rule they issue. More
April 18, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today sent a letter to United States Customs and Border Protection expressing concerns regarding a proposal that would modify interpretations of rules for vessels transporting specialized equipment used by the offshore oil and gas industry. More
April 17, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Chris Turner today filed legislation urging Congress to halt investments in Russia until federal investigations into election tampering and related interference are complete. More
April 12, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today launched a Spanish-language version of his official Senate website. More
April 12, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging an investigation into reports of "unmasking" of citizens in intelligence reports under the Obama Administration. More
April 11, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the recent ejection of a man from a United Airlines flight. More
April 11, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement applauding the law enforcement agencies involved in solving the murder of Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood. More
April 07, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More
April 07, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding missile strikes ordered against an airfield in Syria. More
April 07, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in support of air strikes ordered by President Donald Trump against an airfield in Syria. More
April 07, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on air strikes in Syria and the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More
April 06, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Wednesday spoke on the House floor to honor Harris County Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood, who was murder on Monday in Baytown, Texas. More w/Video
April 06, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding efforts defeating an attempt by Senate Democrats to filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More
April 05, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement urging Congress to immediately restore and strengthen the Voting Rights Act. More
April 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today called for passage of the Free Speech Fairness Act by Congress, which would allow churches to participate in political debates. More
April 04, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a video regarding the Senate's consideration of confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associated Justice to the United States Supreme Court. More w/Video
April 03, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke at a news conference regarding a possible filibuster of the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More w/Video
April 03, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today delivered an opening statement on the consideration of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More
March 30, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined fellow Senators Richard Blumenthal, Dean Heller and Amy Klobuchar in introducing the Protect Our Children Act, legislation that would reauthorize the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program. More
March 29, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ben Cardin on Wednesday introduced a resolution to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the United States and Mexico. More
March 28, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's executive order repealing the Clean Power Plan. More
March 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding an announcement by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions that it will withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities" that do not comply with immigration laws and enforcement. More
March 27, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson today met with United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding efforts to defund "sanctuary cities." More
March 27, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today met with Mexico's Ambassador to the United States, Geronimo Gutierrez. More
March 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today led a 13-state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in support of President Donald Trump's revised executive order on immigration. More
March 25, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement following his town hall meeting. More
March 24, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green on Friday issued a statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act. More
March 24, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson on Friday issued a statement regarding the decision to pull the American Health Care Act of 2017. More
March 24, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined President Donald Trump at the White House to to announce that Charter Communications will open a new Spanish-language call center in McAllen, Texas. More
March 22, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Angus King today introduced legislation to promote volunteerism within meal delivery programs and help provide meals to more seniors. More
March 22, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor calling for an up-or-down vote to be allowed to confirm the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More
March 21, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today attended the signing of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 into law by President Donald Trump. More
March 21, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after President Donald Trump signed into law legislation regarding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including language to require NASA develop plans for future human space exploration and a goal of landing an astronaut on Mars. More
March 20, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today delivered an opening statement during the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More
March 16, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has joined in sending a letter to China's ambassador to the United States in seeking the release of Sandy Phan-Gillis, a Texas resident who has been held without trial in China since March 19, 2015. More
March 16, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's FY2018 budget request. More
March 16, 2017 -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported that employment increased in 19 of the 26 largest counties in Texas between September 2015 and September 2016. More
March 16, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's budget blueprint for FY2018. More
March 15, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming hearing for confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. More w/Video
March 15, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday was presented the Legislator of the Year Award by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. More
March 14, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued comments in a news conference regarding the Congressional Budget Office's score of the American Health Care Act. More w/Video
March 13, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office's report on the budgetary impacts of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. More
March 10, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn, Patrick Leahy and Ted Cruz today announced the introduction of legislation to enhance cybersecurity at the national, state and local levels. More
March 09, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American Health Care Act. More
March 09, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar today issued statements following the introduction of the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, which will prioritize COPS grant applications of law enforcement agencies who use funding to hire veterans. More
March 08, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the capture of the Texas Lost Battalion during World War II. More
March 08, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green delivered remarks during the full committee markup of the proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. More
March 08, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Senators Gary Peters and Lindsey Graham in reintroducing legislation to create a National Criminal Justice Commission to review the country's criminal justice system. More
March 07, 2017 -- Congressmen Brian Babin and Lamar Smith have released statements regarding the passage of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017. More
March 07, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement regarding the passage of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017. More
March 07, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement regarding claims by President Donald Trump that former President Barack Obama had tapped his phone during the presidential election campaign. More
March 07, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt calling for an end to "federal overreach" by the agency. More
March 07, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American Health Care Act, which seeks to replace the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
March 06, 2017 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Monday praised ExxonMobil's $20 billion investment in the U.S. Gulf Region. More
March 06, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's updated executive order on immigration. More
March 06, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's revised executive order on immigration. More
March 03, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the federal government's withdrawal of a directive to schools requiring students to be allowed to use areas such as locker rooms and bathrooms based on gender identity. More
March 02, 2017 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has released a statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions's announcement that he will recuse himself from any probes into the 2016 election. More
March 02, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today issued a statement regarding Rick Perry's confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Energy. More
March 02, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Senate's confirmation of former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of the Department of Energy. More
March 02, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today honored the 181st anniversary of Texas Independence Day in remarks on the Senate floor. More w/Video
March 02, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Bob Casey today introduced legislation that would allow members of the National Guard and military reserves to take full advantage of federal retirement benefits. More
March 01, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Donald Trump's address to a Joint Session of Congress. More w/Video
March 01, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's address to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday. More
March 01, 2017 -- American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on Tuesday issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's speech before a Joint Session of Congress. More
March 01, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's address to a Joint Session of Congress. More
March 01, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement of President Donald Trump's speech before a Joint Session of Congress. More
March 01, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green on Tuesday issued a statement on his refusal to attend the Joint Session of Congress. More
February 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's executive order to review the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the United States Rule. More
February 28, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement applauding President Donald Trump's executive order to priorities federal support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. More
February 28, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Donald Trump's address to a Joint Session of Congress tonight. More w/Video
February 27, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday met with Texas Governor Greg Abbott to discuss issues important to the State of Texas. More
February 27, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation to allow individuals with concealed carry gun privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that also has concealed carry laws. More
February 27, 2017 -- The Lone Star Project today issued a statement regarding reports that the United States Department of Justice will withdraw its opposition to the Texas Voter Identification law. More
February 25, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today addressed the Texas State Rifle Association at its annual meeting in Round Rock, Texas. More
February 24, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Thursday attended a veterans meeting in Pasadena. More
February 23, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's rescinding a directive by the Obama Administration regarding the use of school restrooms and other areas based on gender identity. More
February 23, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's rescinding of a previous directive regarding utilizing of school bathrooms based on gender identity. More
February 22, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today concluded a Congressional delegation trip to the United States border with Mexico to learn about border security. More
February 22, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement applauding the Harris County Sheriff's Office's termination of its participation in the 287(g) program with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More
February 22, 2017 -- Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Harris County Commissioner recently held a community forum on "saving the Affordable Care Act." More
February 22, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that he will host a telephone town hall meeting on March 1. More
February 17, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on his vote to confirm Scott Pruitt as administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. More
February 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined a coalition of nine governors in filing an Amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court opposing California's restriction on concealed carry permit holders. More
February 16, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of international trade to the United States and to Texas. More
February 16, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today introduced legislation that would prohibit the United States Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve from offering any sort of bailout to state or local government pension systems. More
February 15, 2017 -- Congressmen John Culberson and Robert Aderholt have introduced a resolution honoring Captain Gene Cernan, the last astronaut to leave footprints on the moon. More
February 15, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief with the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in support of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. More
February 15, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding reports of members of the Trump Administration's contact with Russian officials. More
February 14, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement after the introduction of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Settlement Reform Act. More
February 14, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation aimed at helping resolve land disputes along the Red River. More
February 10, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement applauding the confirmation of Tom Price as the next Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. More
February 09, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Nominee David Shulkin. More
February 09, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar released a statement following committee passage of a bill intended to protect senior citizens from financial exploitation. More
February 09, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today discussed Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. More w/ Video
February 09, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement regarding the confirmation of United States Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. More
February 09, 2017 -- The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that its National Cemetery Administration leads the nation in a satisfaction survey for the sixth consecutive time. More
February 08, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke during a news conference regarding delays in the confirmation of members of the President's Cabinet nominees. More w/Video
February 08, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has introduced a joint resolution to amend the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College and required that the President and Vice President be elected directly. More
February 06, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke addressed the decision from Senate Democrats to delay the nominations of the president’s choices to fill his Cabinet. More w/ Video
February 06, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green on Monday released a statement regarding an executive order signed by President Donald Trump. More
February 06, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in a case regarding the matter of where patent owners can file claims. More
February 06, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today met with University of St. Thomas President Robert Ivany. More
February 05, 2017 -- Keep Texas Beautiful was recently recognized by Keep America Beautiful during the national organization's awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. More
February 04, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin has issued a statement affirming his support for new sanction on Iran. More
February 03, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday introduced resolutions to recognize Black History Month and honor the NAACP on its 108th anniversary. More
February 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday joined a multi-state coalition urging prompt Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More
February 01, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he has been reappointed by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to serve as chair of the Space Subcommittee. More
February 01, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today discussed the nomination of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. More w/Video
February 01, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in support of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More
February 01, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement following President Donald Trump's selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the United States Supreme Court. More
January 31, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the approval of the appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. More
January 30, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's executive action regarding the refugee program and ban on immigration from seven nations. More
January 30, 2017 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers today provided an update regarding the decommissioning and dismantling of the STURGIS, a barge that contained a nuclear reactor, in Galveston. More
January 30, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in support of President Donald Trump's executive order regarding the refugee resettlement program. More
January 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court regarding a request to review the conviction of a U.S. Marine who was court-martialed for refusing an order to remove copies of a Bible verse from her personal workspace. More
January 27, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding reports that the Trump Administration has pulled funding for outreach and advertising for enrollment in health care coverage through Healthcare.gov. More
January 27, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's announcement that he would implement a tax on imports from Mexico to fund a border wall. More
January 26, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's call for an investigation into allegations of voter fraud. More
January 26, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday announced that he has introduced legislation to protect military airfields from electromagnetic radar interference caused by nearby wind turbines. More
January 25, 2017 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday released a statement regarding President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration. More
January 25, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's executive actions aimed at defunding sanctuary cities. More
January 25, 2017 -- United States John Cornyn today issued a statement after introducing the Iran Non-Nuclear Sanctions Act. More
January 25, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday announced that he will chair the Senate Judiciary's Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration. More
January 25, 2017 -- Texas Rail Advocates on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the listing of two Texas rail projects among the transportation priorities of President Donald Trump's transition team. More
January 24, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday introduced leglistation to require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration o develop plans for the future of U.S. human space exploration, with the goal of landing an astronaut on Mars. More
January 24, 2017 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday made remarks regarding the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act. More w/ Video
January 24, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following action by President Donald Trump to advance construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline. More
January 23, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement following the passage of Kari's Law, a bill that amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require multiline telephone systems, common in hotels and offices, to have the ability to directly dial 911 without locating an outside line first. More
January 23, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has spoken ahead of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations vote on the nomination of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. More w/ Video
January 23, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement on attending Friday's inauguration of President Donald Trump. More
January 21, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green today spoke at the Houston Women's March. More
January 20, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement following the Senate's confirmations of retired General James Mattis and retired General John Kelly as Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Homeland Security, respectively. More
January 19, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on Thursday announced that they are accepting applications for judicial and U.S. Attorney vacancies in Texas. More
January 19, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced former Texas Governor Rick Perry at the confirmation hearing for Perry's appointment to lead the Department of Energy. More w/Video
January 18, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
January 17, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke about the importance of confirming the President-elect’s Cabinet soon after he takes office. More w/ Video
January 17, 2017 -- Congressman Al Green on Monday issued a statement regarding his decision not to attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration on Friday. More
January 14, 2017 -- The American Federation of Teachers on Friday issued a statement opposing efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. More
January 14, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson on Friday issued a statement following a vote on a budget resolution allowing for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. More
January 13, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement regarding his vote on a resolution to move forward with repealing the Affordable Care Act. More
January 13, 2017 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. More
January 12, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke at the Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Congressman Mike Pompeo to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. More w/Video
January 12, 2017 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has been elected to serve as the Ranking Democrat Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health for the 115th Congress. More
January 11, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday discussed relief from the Affordable Care Act. More w/ Video
January 11, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended a Congressional probe into adult website Backpage.com concerning the possibility of the site being used to facilitate human trafficking. More
January 11, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday announced that he has been reappointed chair of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee on Appropriations. More
January 11, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday announced that he has introduced the Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act, legislation that would withhold foreign aid and travel visas from any country that refuses to take back one of their citizens who has been criminally detained and ordered to be deported from the United States. More
January 11, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. More w/Video
January 10, 2017 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday signed a letter with fellow House Democrats calling on President-elect Donald Trump to reject any attempts to remove the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, prior to the expiration of his term in July 2018. More
January 10, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry on Tuesday introduced legislation o protect private property rights along the Red River from federal ownership claims. More
January 10, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday applauded a decision by the United States Supreme Court to deny a review of the ruling that upholds the state's Hazlewood Act. More
January 06, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after Congressman Sam Johnson announced his plan to retire from Congress after this term. More
January 05, 2017 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has issued a statement following the vote on House Resolution 11, which objects to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. More
January 05, 2017 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Thursday issued a statement regarding a resolution disapproving United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. More
January 05, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor concerning the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
January 04, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday met with Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry. More
January 04, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today participated in a news conference regarding plans to repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
January 04, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today spoke on the House floor regarding the loss of two Texas Army National Guardsmen after their aircraft crashed into the water off of the Bayport Cruise Terminal near La Porte, Texas. More w/Video
January 04, 2017 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement after being sworn in for a new term in Congress. More
January 04, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump discussing shared policy solutions to strengthen the country's security. More
January 03, 2017 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the 115th Congress. More
January 03, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today issued a statement following a court decision directing the Environmental Protection Agency to review and update its regulations on oil and gas waste disposal. More
January 03, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for delays of the state's importation of thiopental sodium, which is utilized as an anesthetic for lethal injections. More
January 03, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today was named a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. More
January 03, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding possible repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
December 29, 2016 -- The National League of Cities today announced that Beaumont Mayor Pro Tem and Council Member for Ward IV Robin Mouton has been appointed to the League's Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee. More
December 24, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson on Friday issued a statement regarding the allocation of $177 million in disaster relief flooding to Texas related to the flooding that occurred over the Memorial Day holiday and in April. More
December 19, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act was signed into law by the President. More
December 16, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Henry Cuellar have issued statements after President Barack Obama signed the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act. More
December 16, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have issued statements after President Barack Obama signed the Holocaust Expropriated Art Restoration Act. More
December 16, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy has released a statement after President Barack Obama signed the Justice for All Reauthorization Act into law. More
December 15, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state is participating in a 24-state coalition urging President-elect Donald Trump and Congressional leaders to withdraw President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. More
December 14, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that former Texas Governor Rick Perry will be nominated to be the next Secretary of Energy. More
December 13, 2016 -- Michael Nasi, the general counsel of Balanced Energy for Texas, has issued a statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump's selection of former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy. More
December 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement on President-elect Donald Trump's announcement that he intends to nominate Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. More
December 10, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar today issued statements on the passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act. More
December 10, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes a provision he added to streamline the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal surge protection study along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. More
December 09, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday stressed the importance of avoiding a government shutdown. More
December 09, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor to call for the return of journalist Austin Tice, who is believed to be being held in Syria. More w/Video
December 09, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has issued a statement regarding the recent passing of former Senator and Astronaut John Glenn. More
December 08, 2016 -- NASA Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa has issued a statement regarding the passing of former astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. More
December 08, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on the passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. More
December 08, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that language he included in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation that expedites the Project Brays flood mitigation project in Houston has been approved by the House. More
December 08, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act. More
December 07, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement after the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act. More
December 07, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the 21st Century Cures Act. More w/Video
December 06, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today delivered remarks at a forum entitled "The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy" held by the Democratic Members of the Judiciary Committee. More
December 05, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Bob Casey on Monday introduced the Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation to allow members of the National Guard and military reservists to take full advantage of federal retirement benefits. More
December 05, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, along with five Senate Republicans, on Monday introduced a resolution calling on the Smithsonian to honor Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. More
December 02, 2016 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold has sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump in support of the infrastructure improvements, including the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. More
December 01, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy today issued statements following the Senate's passage of the Justice for All Reauthorization Act. More
November 30, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement following the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. More
November 30, 2016 -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) today announced it is celebrating its 61st anniversary of Tracking Santa's journey across the planet on Christmas Eve. More
November 30, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the Senate's passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act, legislation he introduced to encourage public-private partnerships to boost staffing and make infrastructure improvements at U.S. ports of entry. More
November 29, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement following the passage of the Justice For All Reauthorization Act in the House of Representatives. More
November 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar today sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security requesting additional information on the department's aerial-based border security resources. More
November 23, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green on Tuesday issued a statement on the death of heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley. More
November 18, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding reports that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General. More
November 18, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American Energy and Conservation Bill. More w/Video
November 17, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation to prioritize U.S. Department of Justice COPS grant applications of law enforcement agencies that utilize the funding to hire veterans. More
November 17, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today received the "Taypayers' Friend Award" from the National Taxpayers Union. More
November 16, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green will introduce legislation that intends to abolish the Electoral College. More
November 16, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has released a statement regarding the passage of House Resolution 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act. More
November 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke about the Senate Republican Majority’s plans to work with the new Republican Administration. More w/ Video
November 16, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement regarding a protest against the continued detainment of American citizen Sandy Phan-Gillis in China. More
November 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on his being re-elected as Republican Whip for the 115th Congress. More
November 16, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday spoke on the House floor to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on their election victory. More w/Video
November 15, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke about the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the U.S. More w/ Video
November 15, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has issued a statement on the passage of House Resolution 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act. More
November 14, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today spoke at a gathering of the National conference of State Legislature members at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. More
November 11, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued an open letter to Texans in observance of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Ted Poe today announced that they will introduce resolutions commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More
November 10, 2016 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington will host the 63rd annual National Veterans Day Observance on Friday at Arlington National Cemetery. More
November 03, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today, leading a coalition of nine states, filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit challenging a court ruling against Mississippi's religious freedom law. More
November 03, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a town hall meeting and resource fair tonight at James Berry Elementary School in Houston. More
November 02, 2016 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $331 million in 85 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas. More
October 29, 2016 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is providing more than $45 million in grants to help farmers, ranchers and small businesses develop new product lines. More
October 28, 2016 -- United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $3.6 million in loans to fund electric utility projects in 31 states. More
October 28, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's announcement that it has reopened an investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. More
October 28, 2016 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in observance of Cyber Security Awareness Month, has issued tips to secure devices against cyber attacks. More
October 27, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has been named a recipient of the 2016 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the Designing for Impact project. More
October 25, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today joined colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter requesting that the Pentagon halt all attempts to reclaim re-enlistment bonuses that had been paid to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in California. More
October 20, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday attended a public meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss and receive comments from the community about the EPA’s proposed cleanup plan for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits. More
October 19, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green has announced he will attend a community meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to discuss and receive comments regarding the proposed cleanup plan for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits. More
October 18, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Monday hosted Houston-area students and parents at his Paying for College Workshop and Academy Day. More
October 13, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the award of $45.2 million in disaster recovery grant funding to Texas to assist in recovery from recent floods in the state. More
October 11, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced the award of $12.5 million to support state and local efforts to reduce the impact of future disasters, including funding for the continuation of Harris County's home buyout program. More
October 07, 2016 -- The United States Department of Agriculture has launched a relending program to reduce rural poverty nationwide. More
October 04, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor has settled allegations of systemic hiring discrimination by one of the world’s largest food processing companies at six of its locations in Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico after an investigation by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. More
October 03, 2016 -- The United States Small Business Administration today announced the award of $18.8 million through the State Trade Expansion Program to support export growth among small businesses. More
September 30, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that the House of Representatives has approved the Water Resources Development Act, including two amendments he offered to improve the navigation and maintenance of the Houston Ship Channel. More
September 30, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green on Thursday issued a statement regarding a hearing by the Financial Services Committee concerning Wells Fargo's opening of unauthorized customer accounts. More
September 29, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green has released a statement in response to the Federal Communication Commission’s elimination of the set-top box item from the September 29, 2016 Open Meeting agenda. More
September 29, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation to improve VA suicide prevention services. More
September 29, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement regarding his vote against the passage of legislation to fund the federal government through December 9. More
September 29, 2016 -- Mercy Ships today announced that legislation has been introduced to present the Congressional Gold Medal to Don Stephens, founder and president of Mercy Ships. More
September 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined attorneys general from three other states in filing a lawsuit to prevent the transfer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to an international organization. More
September 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement on the Senate passage of funding for Zika virus prevention and Texas veterans. More
September 28, 2016 -- United States Congressmen John Culberson and Al Green have passed amendments to support flood mitigation projects in Houston. More
September 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today urged the Senate to override President Barack Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. More w/Video
September 28, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal for cleaning up the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site. More
September 28, 2016 -- The Environmental Protection Agency today released for public comment a proposed $96.9 million plan to clean up waste materials at the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Site. More
September 27, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Saturday attended the dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. More
September 27, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continuing resolution, which would fund the government. More w/Video
September 26, 2016 -- Congressmen Gene Green and Ted Poe today issued statements regarding proposed changes to the Water Resources Development Act that would impact funding for the nation's ports. More
September 23, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement following President Barack Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. More
September 23, 2016 -- Congressmen Al Green and Ted Poe on Thursday introduced a resolution to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More
September 23, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding a request to include $500 million in disaster funding for Texas in the federal appropriations bill. More
September 21, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela on Wednesday issued statements after U.S. Customs and Border Protection decided to reclassify the 2014 death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. as a line of duty fatality. More
September 21, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn recently met with the Port Freeport leadership team to discuss important issues to the port. More
September 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the state's letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement giving notice of the state's intent to withdraw from the resettlement program. More
September 20, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today met with families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. More
September 19, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday urged the White House to act on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. More w/ Video
September 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today delivered the keynote speech at the 2016 National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the Pentagon. More
September 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Congressmen Filemon Vela, Michael McCaul and John Carter in sending a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske urging him to classify the 2014 death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. as a line of duty fatality. More
September 15, 2016 -- The City of Houston's Department of Neighborhoods has announced that Binyam Gebrehewet, a refugee from Eritrea who resettled in Houston in 2006, was honored by the White House at its "Welcoming Week" Celebration. More
September 15, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green has released a statement in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month. More
September 15, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday introduced a Senate resolution honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month. More
September 15, 2016 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Thursday was joined by 37 of his colleagues in sending a letter asking that provisions be included in the upcoming Continuing Resolution legislation. More
September 15, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Senate's passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes a provision to help streamline the United States Army Corps of Engineers' coastal protection study along the Texas Upper Gulf Coast. More
September 15, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he voted in support of legislation, which was approved on Wednesday, to facilitate removal of senior employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs who have failed to effectively serve veterans. More
September 15, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed legislation to facilitate the return of artwork confiscated by the Nazis to their rightful owners. More
September 15, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation prohibiting the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay. More
September 15, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation prohibiting the transfer of any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay. More
September 14, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement of plans to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States. More
September 13, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday spoke in support House Resolution 861, legislation aimed at supporting human rights and inclusive governance in Ethiopia. More
September 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, during a press conference held Tuesday, discussed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. More w/ Video
September 13, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today spoke on the House floor on the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Ike. More w/Video
September 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
September 12, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday discussed the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act on the Senate floor. More w/ Video
September 12, 2016 -- The United States Department of Agriculture has made investments to improve water and waste infrastructure for 168 small towns across the country. More
September 12, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green on Sunday presented parents of local graduates from West Point with flags flown above the Capitol. More
September 12, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that he led a delegation in drafting a letter to House leadership requesting disaster funding for Texas to respond to recent flooding in the state. More
September 11, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 09, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement applauding the passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act by the House of Representatives. More
September 08, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation which would allow families of the September 11, 2001 victims to seek financial compensation from foreign sponsors of terrorism on the U.S. homeland. More w/ Video
September 08, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday urged his colleagues to support the Water Resources Development Act, a bipartisan water infrastructure bill that includes a provision he authored to help streamline the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ coastal protection study along Texas’ Gulf Coast. More w/ Video
September 08, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement regarding his walking out of a hearing concerning possible ransom payments made to Iran in protest of what he called "political motivations" of the proceedings. More
September 08, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he would co-sponsor the Veterans Education Recovery and Restoration Act, which would address consequences faced by student veterans enrolled at institutions that close abruptly. More
September 07, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green has released a statement regarding the closure of ITT Educational Services, Inc.'s campuses. More
September 07, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today chaired a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. More
September 06, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson recently presented a United States flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to Second Lieutenant James “Jim” S. Duncan at a ceremony to honor his service during the Korean War. More
September 06, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday urged Senate Democrats to stop their filibuster of legislation aimed at funding efforts to protect Americans from the Zika virus. More w/ Video
September 01, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday visited the Johnson Space Center and participated in a roundtable conversation with aerospace executives at the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. More
September 01, 2016 -- The United States Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced the launch of a series of initiatives to provide transitional housing for people recovering from opioid addiction. More
September 01, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he and colleagues have sent a letter to United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the Clinton Foundation. More
September 01, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he will chair a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week for five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. More
August 30, 2016 -- President Barack Obama today granted commutation of sentence to 111 individuals. More
August 29, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn recently traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq to visit American troops. More
August 26, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to a report showing that expanding medicaid in a state lowers marketplace health insurance premiums by seven percent. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on an injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas blocking a directive by the Obama Administration that public schools allow use of restrooms and other areas based on gender identity. More
August 19, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that more than $75 million in federal funding has been provided to Texans impacted by storms and flooding that took place in May and June. More
August 19, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 21st Annual Immunization Day event on Saturday. More
August 16, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin recently announced the formation of the Texas Space Congressional Caucus, which will help advocate and protect the interests of NASA's Johnson Space Center and the space industry in Texas. More
August 12, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch seeking answers regarding a report that the Department of Justice declined a recommendation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. More
August 11, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday advised residents impacted by flooding in May-June in Texas who did not qualify for aid may file an appeal. More
August 05, 2016 -- The Republican members of the Texas Congressional delegation today sent a letter to President Barack Obama seeking answers regarding reportedly unallocated funds available for Zika virus prevention. More
August 04, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn recently met with The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership. More
August 04, 2016 -- The United States Department of Health and Human Services today awarded approximately $2.4 million in grants to support re-entry programs for minority and/or disadvantaged individuals transitioning from jail to their communities. More
August 02, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has released a statement regarding Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's request for the Houston Housing Authority to halt the 2640 Fountain View housing project. More
July 30, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green on Friday called on Congress to fund a response to the Zika virus after four cases of the disease were identified in Florida. More
July 29, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today discussed the commission's emergency preparedness policies and actions during the recent flooding in Texas, as part of her remarks at the 126th meeting of the National Petroleum Council in Washington, D.C. More
July 25, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he and fellow senators have introduced legislation to implement sanctions against countries that refuse to repatriate convicted violent criminals who were in the United States illegally. More
July 23, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman John Carter on Friday issued statements on the signing of the POLICE Act into law. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced that it will award $563,000 to Texas to combat the Zika virus. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced that it will award $1.5 million to Houston to fight the Zika virus. More
July 20, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that the Texas Voter Identification Act of 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965. More
July 20, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today urged residents to prepare for extreme heat across a large portion of the country, and to download the FEMA smartphone app to access safety information. More
July 19, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green recently joined representatives from the Houston Police Department, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, and others in a dialogue about police-community relations. More
July 18, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on his introduction of legislation to secure the country's southern border. More
July 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to take steps to show his support for police in response to recent violence. More
July 14, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday attended the memorial services for the fallen Dallas peace officers. More
July 14, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday voted for bipartisan legislation funding anti-Zika virus efforts. More w/ Video
July 14, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on the passage of legislation imposing new sanctions against Iran. More
July 14, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Wednesday spoke on the House floor in support of the Conscience Protection Act, legislation that helps ensure medical providers and religious institutions are not forced to participate in abortion services. More w/Video
July 14, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to a baby born with Zika-related microcephaly in Harris County. More
July 14, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that the FY2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill, which was approved by a committee today, includes several medical research provisions he added to the funding legislation. More
July 14, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will participate in "The President & the People: A National Conversation", a televised town hall event, tonight in Washington, D.C. More
July 13, 2016 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Wednesday spoke out against the Federal Bureau of Investigation's decision not to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. More
July 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Tuesday's memorial service for officers in Dallas, and the "Back the Blue Act". More w/Video
July 13, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that the House of Representatives has approved an amendment of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act to include guidelines for the operation of drones near chemical plants and oil refineries. More
July 13, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding recent comments made by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. More
July 13, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn, Ted Cruz and Thom Tillis today introduced the "Back the Blue Act", legislation to increase penalties against violent criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers. More
July 12, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Congressman John Carter have issued statements regarding the passage of the POLICE Act, legislation that will allow law enforcement and medical personnel to use federal grant funds to train and better prepare for active shooter situations, including training civilians how to respond if confronted by an active shooter. More
July 11, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke about the five law enforcement officers who were killed in last week’s tragic attack in Dallas and announced that he will attend Tuesday's memorial service. More w/ Video
July 08, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has been named to serve on a bipartisan conference committee tasked to resolve differences between the House and Senate over the National Defense Authorization Act. More
July 08, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday condemned the killing of police officers in Dallas, Texas at a Congressional Black Caucus press conference. More
July 08, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding recent violence in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and in Dallas. More
July 08, 2016 -- President Barack Obama today issued a proclamation honoring the victims of Thursday's shooting in Dallas. More
July 08, 2016 -- Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline to register for disaster assistance until July 29 for Texas residents affected by storms in April. More
July 08, 2016 -- The United States Department of Health and Human Services today announced the award of approximately $2.8 million in grants to organizations to promote healthy behaviors in minority and/or disadvantaged children who have been exposed to trauma. More
July 07, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday met with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to discuss issues important to the city. More
July 07, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday urged Senate Democrats to drop their filibuster of legislation funding efforts to protect Americans against an outbreak of the Zika virus. More w/ Video
July 07, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has reported that the Department of Justice released updated guidelines that disqualify sanctuary cities from receiving DOJ grant money. More
July 07, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation to revoke former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance. More
July 06, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday called on the Department of Justice to release the report from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other evidence from the investigation into her use of an unsecured personal email server. More w/ Video
July 06, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday called for the release of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s interview of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of their investigation into her use of an unsecured, private email server. More w/ Video
July 05, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has issued a statement pertaining to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's recommendation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should not face charges for her private email setup. More
July 05, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has released a statement on Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's decision to not recommend charges be leveled against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. More
July 05, 2016 -- The United States Department of Health and Human Services today announced the award of approximately $2 million in grants to help reduce lupus-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and disadvantaged populations. More
July 01, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to discuss reports of data manipulation at the VA to hide long wait times for patients. More
June 30, 2016 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Thursday issued a statement in response to the Obama Administration’s new policy to allow transgender individuals to openly serve in the military. More
June 30, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy have issued statements after President Barack Obama on Thursday signed their FOIA Improvement Act into law. More
June 30, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to reports that former President Bill Clinton met privately with Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently. More
June 29, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has pressed pressed Senate Democrats to drop their filibuster of a funding bill that addresses the Zika virus and supports veterans. More w/ Video
June 28, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday joined his House colleagues in calling for action to address gun violence. More
June 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding funding for efforts to combat the Zika virus and support veterans. More w/Video
June 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald urging him to hold VA employees in Houston accountable following a report detailing how a group of employees manipulated records to hide long wait times. More
June 27, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has addressed what he asserted are failures in the Obama Administration's foreign policy. More w/ Video
June 27, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a district court to impose an injunction against the Department of Labor's new rule exempting attorney-client confidentiality for employers seeking counsel on matters regarding union elections. More
June 27, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement regarding funding for the completion of the Buffalo Bayou Path: Smith Street/Travis Street Link. More
June 27, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court today ruled 5-3 to overturn laws passed in Texas' House Bill 2, which placed regulations on abortion providers. More
June 24, 2016 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Paul Cook on Friday introduced legislation which seeks to stop the flow of e-waste to China and other countries that regularly counterfeit electronics. More
June 24, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green has issued a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Labor awarding a Houston non-profit a $1,359,995 grant to implement the Training to Work program. More
June 23, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke about the need to stop terrorists from purchasing weapons while protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans who may be on a terror watch list by mistake. More
June 23, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court, in a tie vote, issued a ruling that leaves in place the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that affirmed an injunction against the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program. More
June 22, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday participated in a "sit-in" on the House floor in an effort to call for a vote to address gun violence. More
June 22, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on the signing into law of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. More
June 21, 2016 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Michael Burgess on Tuesday introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at making health care more affordable by promoting greater transparency around the costs of health care services for patients. More
June 21, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, during a press conference held Tuesday, discussed the importance of passing an amendment introduced by Senators John McCain and Richard Burr that would equip the Federal Bureau of Investigation with tools so they can stop terror attacks before they happen. More w/ Video
June 21, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced Lieutenant General Joseph Lengyel during Lengyel's confirmation hearing as the next Chief of the National Guard Bureau before the Senate Armed Services Committee. More w/Video
June 20, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday responded to the Obama Administration’s decision to release an unedited version of the transcript of the Orlando attacker’s 9-1-1 call. More
June 20, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has spoken about his amendment which would prevent terrorists from purchasing firearms while protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens on a watch list by mistake. More w/ Video
June 17, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Barbara Boxer today issued statements on the passage of a resolution by the Senate recognizing Sunday, June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day. More
June 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation to prevent terrorists from purchasing firearms. More
June 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate has approved the Justice for All Reauthorization Act, which includes measures to reduce a backlog of rape kids throughout the nation. More
June 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Fort Hood Memorial Service for the soldiers who died during severe flooding in Texas earlier this month. More w/Video
June 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday announced the appointment of four Senate members to the Texas Rural Health and Economic Development Advisory Council, and the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory Committee. More
June 15, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor in response to the weekend's attack in Orlando, Florida. More w/Video
June 14, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the District of Columbia Circuit's ruling on the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Rule. More
June 14, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passage of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act. More w/Video
June 13, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy on Monday issued statements following the passage of the Freedom of Information Improvement Act of 2015. More
June 13, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to Sunday's attack in Orlando, Florida. More
June 12, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement in response to the fatal shooting of several victims at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. More
June 10, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he voted to approve the Ozone Standards Implementation Act, which would allow states to "pursue cost-effective and practical ways to implement the Environmental Protection Agency's ozone standards". More
June 09, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Thursday announced that the House Appropriations Committee approved his amendment that will protect churches from "being bullied by the Internal Revenue Service" when they engage in educational political activity. More
June 09, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzer following the release of National Telecommunications and Information Administration's “IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal Assessment Report”. More
June 09, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas will join a coalition of states to file a lawsuit against the State of Delaware to revert an estimated $150 million in unclaimed MoneyGram checks to their rightful owners. More
June 09, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States. More w/Video
June 09, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday announced that the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has been approved and is ready to be signed by the President. More
June 09, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke today issued a statement in response to a decision that would require the Federal Communications Commission to complete a study on the impact of its proposed set top box rule on consumers and the telecommunications ecosystem. More
June 09, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to grant a request by the State of Texas for a Major Disaster Declaration. More
June 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for several counties, including Brazoria, Fort Bend and Montgomery, for assistance in recovering from recent severe storms and flooding. More
June 06, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday addressed the flooding in Texas, as well as the deaths of the nine soldiers stationed at Fort Hood during those floods. More w/ Video
June 02, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green today spoke at a news conference on the "Securing the Cities" Initiative in Houston. More
May 27, 2016 -- The National Park Service today reminded park visitors that fireworks and drones are prohibited in all national park units. More
May 27, 2016 -- Beaumont based author and playwright Patricia Barry Rumble has shared her Memorial Day tribute to all those soldiers who fought and died serving our country, in particular, The 36th T Patch Division --known as the Texas Division – to which her father, Pat Barry belonged during WWII. More
May 26, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has been named to a bipartisan conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate regarding energy legislation. More
May 26, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the COAST Act, which is aimed at expediting the process of studying and beginning construction on a federally-funded coastal protection project along the Texas Gulf Coast. More w/Video
May 26, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Health & Wellness Fair on Friday at the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center in Houston. More
May 25, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act out of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. More
May 25, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he voted to approve legislation that "removes federal regulatory barriers" to combating the Zika virus. More
May 24, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday spoke in support of the Toxic Substance Control Modernization Act. More
May 24, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today defended the state's Voter ID law before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. More
May 23, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke about the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, legislation he has introduced to impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals who are complicit in human rights abuses. More w/ Video
May 23, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he has introduced legislation that would invalidate a recent directive by the Department of Education and Department of Justice, and prevent future guidance without direction from Congress regarding the use of facilities such as restrooms and changing rooms at schools based on gender identity. More
May 20, 2016 -- United States Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green on Friday held a press conference to urge increased federal funding to address the Zika epidemic. More
May 20, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today kicked off the start of National Safe Boating Week with Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day. More
May 20, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has issued a statement after the Federal Transit Administration withdrew the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County's Houston University Line from federal funding consideration. More
May 20, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has released a statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act. More
May 18, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has released a statement regarding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act. More
May 18, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy have issued statements following the passage of the POLICE Act, which seeks to help law enforcement to prepare for active shooter situations. More
May 18, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday was appointed to the conference committee tasked with completing legislation to address the opioid addiction epidemic. More
May 17, 2016 -- United States Congressman Ted Poe has posted a letter paying tribute to law enforcement as part of National Police Week. More
May 17, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate unanimously passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. More
May 17, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green will host his annual Veterans Forum on May 21. More
May 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke about legislation he introduced with fellow Senator Ron Johnson which would fund the fight against the Zika virus. More w/ Video
May 16, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday suspended its search for a missing cruise ship passenger. More
May 16, 2016 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Friday introduced the Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act of 2016, which seeks to withhold foreign aid and travel visas from any country that refuses to take back their own citizens who have been criminally detained in the United States. More
May 13, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has introduced legislation to expedite the United States Corps of Engineers' Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study, which could provide infrastructure projects to protect Texas from storms. More
May 13, 2016 -- The United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education today sent a "colleague letter" to school districts today regarding access to sex-segregated activities and facilities, such as restrooms, by transgender students. More
May 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has introduced legislation allocating $1.1 billion in new federal funding to combat the Zika virus. More
May 12, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Justice for All Reauthorization Act, legislation submitted by Cornyn and Senator Patrick Leahy to eliminating a backlog of untested rape kits and expand compensation and legal rights for victims. More
May 12, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding a United States District Court Judge's ruling regarding a challenge to a portion of the Affordable Care Act. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a breakfast on Monday for Henne Schuwer, Netherlands Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to America, based in Washington, D.C.. More
May 04, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 14th Annual Job Fair on Thursday at the San Jacinto College North Campus. More
May 03, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson and Mike Talbott, Executive Director of the Harris County Flood Control District, on Tuesday toured the United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston. More
April 29, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today named businesses participating in his 14th Annual Job Fair on May 5 at the San Jacinto College North Campus. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a decision by the United States Supreme Court to leave the state's Voter Identification law in effect. More
April 29, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently visited with United States Senator John Cornyn to discuss hurricane storm surge protection for the Galveston Bay and Houston Ship Channel area. More
April 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday discussed the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. More w/ Video
April 28, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has announced the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. More
April 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has introduced legislation to speed up the United States Army Corps of Engineers' feasibility studies, and streamline the authorization process for federally funded coastal protection projects along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
April 27, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has released a statement regarding the passing of House Resolution 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. More
April 27, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor in support of the appointment of Roberta Jacobson as United States Ambassador to Mexico. More w/Video
April 27, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he has been named a recipient of the Award for Conservative Excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation. More
April 27, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green today announced that the House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved the Pipeline Safety Act of 2016, including a provision to hire more pipeline inspectors. More
April 27, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016, legislation to expand access to care at the Department of Veterans Affairs. More
April 25, 2016 -- United States Representatives Gene Green and Yvette D. Clarke on Monday sent a letter along with fifty-three of their colleagues urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to suspend further action on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making as it pertains to the set-top box proposal. More
April 24, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to grant a request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Southeast Texas in response to recent severe weather and flooding. More
April 22, 2016 -- United States Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green on Thursday introduced legislation which seeks to appropriate $311 million for Army Corps flood control construction projects in the Houston area. More
April 22, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to Secretary of State John Kerry's signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday received the Distinguished Leader Award at the Susan B. Anthony List's Ninth Annual Campaign for Life Gala. More
April 21, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn, Patrick Leahy, Chuck Grassley, Al Franken, Orrin Hatch and Chris Coons have issued statements after introducing the Protecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion Act of 2016. More
April 20, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding recent legislative achievements. More w/Video
April 20, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today applauded the passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes a provision to "streamline" the approval process for LNG exports. More w/Video
April 19, 2016 -- A United States Coast Guard helicopter crew on Tuesday located the body of the missing tug boat crewman from the capsized Ricky J Leboeuf near the location of the tug on the San Jacinto River. More w/ Video
April 19, 2016 -- Congressmen Gene Green and Al Green today formally issued a request to President Barack Obama for a disaster declaration for Harris County and the Houston area due to flooding and damage caused by severe storms on Monday. More
April 19, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Barack Obama's opposition to the Justice Against Supporters of Terrorism Act. More w/Video
April 19, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the flooding in Houston and across Texas. More w/Video
April 19, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Arthur Conklin, director for the university's Center for Information Security Research and Education, recently testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and a state legislative committee regarding protection of the electric grid from potential cyber threats. More
April 19, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that two community health centers in his district have been awarded grants from the Department of Health and Human Services. More
April 18, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday addressed the State of Texas' challenge to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. More w/ Video
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today participated in oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in favor of maintaining an injunction against President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
April 14, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green recently hosted the North Channel area's annual Community Clean-Up. More
April 14, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today met with former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels in Washington to discuss efforts to develop a coastal storm surge protection plan. Photo
April 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday met with the father of the namesake of "Kari's Law," legislation which seeks to make dialing 911 easier from multiline phones. More
April 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday urged passage of the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act and support for an amendment he’s introduced to promote public-private partnerships at the country's ports of entry. More w/ Video
April 13, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has received the National Shooting Sports Foundation's 015 Legislator of the Year Award. More
April 11, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday urged his colleagues to support the bipartisan Justice for All Reauthorization Act. More
April 07, 2016 -- The United States Department of the Interior has selected the City of Houston as one of the first 50 cities to participate in First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Outside Initiative. More
April 07, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal on Thursday introduced the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act to help facilitate the return of artwork stolen by Nazis during the Holocaust to their rightful owners or heirs. More
April 05, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new location of the Catholic Health Initiative St. Luke’s Health—Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center. More
April 05, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Barack Obama's nomination to the United States Supreme Court. More w/Video
April 04, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling in a case regarding the "one-person, one-vote" standard. More
April 01, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard recently stopped a recreational boat with approximately 1,900 pounds of red snapper off the Texas coast near Freeport and Galveston. More
March 30, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently met with Congressman Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip, to discuss the issue of local storm surge protection. More
March 29, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday saluted the upgrading of the Jim and Barbara Morefield Boys & Girls Club by the National Collegiate Athletic Association Legacy Restoration Project. More
March 29, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday spoke at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center’s Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony. More
March 28, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday rescued two men after their boat lost power and they hit the rocks on the Galveston South Jetty. More
March 24, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday recognized the sixth anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More
March 23, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green today joined Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II in advocating for President Barack Obama's request for $30 million in funding for police body-worn camera programs for FY2017. More
March 23, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. More
March 21, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green on Sunday joined President Barack Obama on an official Presidential trip to Cuba. More
March 18, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard has restricted traffic from mile marker 395 to mile marker 400 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Freeport after a truck carrying two passengers plunged into the water near Bryan Beach Bridge. More
March 17, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard has temporarily restricted traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway near Galveston following Thursday's allision between two tow boats and a 230-foot dredge boat. More
March 17, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on the passage of legislation authorizing the Speaker of the House to file an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court regarding President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
March 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a news release regarding a letter sent by him, and Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, to the Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald urging him to address improper scheduling and extended wait times for veterans seeking healthcare across Texas. More
March 17, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today voted to allow the Speaker of the House to file an amicus brief in the upcoming case at the United States Supreme Court regarding President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. More
March 17, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor urging the Senate to hold Backpage.com accountable for not complying with requests from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. More w/Video
March 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court. More
March 16, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland as Justice of the United States Supreme Court. More
March 16, 2016 -- Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green today issued a joint news release regarding their call for the Department of Justice to investigate the distribution of voting machines and polling stations for the March 1 Primary Election in Harris County. More
March 16, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today released a statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court. More
March 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to serve as Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. More
March 16, 2016 -- United States President Barack Obama today announced his nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February. More
March 15, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy have released statements after the Senate unanimously passed the FOIA Improvement Act of 2015 to reform the Freedom of Information Act. More
March 15, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today was presented the Congressional Public Health Leadership Award for 2015 by the Commissioned Officers Association of the United States Public Health Service. More
March 15, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding letters of support for postponing the nomination of the next United States Supreme Court Justice until after the presidential election. More w/Video
March 15, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor urging support for legislation that would allow families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to seek financial compensation from foreign sponsors of terrorism. More
March 14, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor has announced that a Sugar Land oil and gas services provider violated the overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and will have to pay $225,000 in back wages. More
March 14, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Friday honored Bill Bailey, the "Voice of the Houston Rodeo" on his retirement following more than 50 years of service to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
March 11, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a video in conjunction with the dedication ceremony for the memorial to remember those who lost their lives at the tragic shooting at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. More w/ Video
March 11, 2016 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that astronaut Scott Kelly will retire from the agency in April. More
March 09, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, questioned U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch about the investigation into former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and the need for legislation addressing mental health reform. More w/ Video
March 08, 2016 -- United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx today announced that approximately $2 billion in unused earmarks is available for to support infrastructure projects across the country. More
March 08, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the appointment of the next United States Supreme Court Justice. More w/Video
March 08, 2016 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced that the city has joined in a friend of the court brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
March 07, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard, Corpus Christi Police Department, and local fire department crews are searching for a 13-year-old female and 28-year-old male who have been missing since their boat capsized Sunday evening with six others aboard about a mile off Swantner Park in Corpus Christi Bay. More
March 07, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the United States Supreme Court denied Apple, Inc.'s request for review of a lower court decision regarding claims of e-book price-fixing. More
March 06, 2016 -- James A. Baker, III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, today issued a statement on the passing of Nancy Reagan. More
March 02, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation to require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop plans for the future of the country's manned space exploration. More
March 02, 2016 -- United States Senator today spoke on the Senate floor in commemoration of Texas Independence Day. More w/Video
March 02, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in celebration of the 180th anniversary of Texas Independence. More
March 01, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber issued a statement on winning the Republican nomination for re-election to the 14th Congressional District of Texas. More
March 01, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson will chair a meeting of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on Thursday to review the National Aeronautics Space Administration's Ocean Worlds Program. More
February 29, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has issued a statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the award of $66,560,000 in flood recovery funding to Houston. More
February 29, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber, who serves as the chair of the Energy Subcommittee of the Committee on Science, Space, & Technology, on Monday issued a statement following the passage of the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, a bipartisan bill which seeks to support federal research and development and stimulate private investment in advanced nuclear reactor technologies in the U.S. More
February 27, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Friday hosted a dedication ceremony for Jennie Sealy Hospital. More
February 26, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber has announced that his office is accepting submissions through April 8 for the 33rd Annual Congressional Art Competition. More
February 25, 2016 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and David McKinley on Wednesday reintroduced legislation that seeks to deter American companies from shipping call center and service jobs to foreign countries. More
February 25, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today testified before the House Science Committee on the Space Leadership Preservation Act. More
February 25, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday participated in introducing legislation to strengthen the 2004 Justice for All Act to improve the criminal justice system. More
February 24, 2016 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Wednesday released a statement after chairing a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing on the Department of Justice’s fiscal year 2017 budget with Attorney General Loretta Lynch. More
February 24, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday introduced legislation to incentivize the expansion of Medicaid in states by providing three full years of federal funding. More
February 24, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn joined in filing an amicus brief seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan" regulations. More
February 24, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday chaired the first House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies FY2017 budget year. More w/Video
February 23, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today questioned Department of Health and Human Services Acting Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families, Mark Greenberg, regarding the vetting of sponsors for unaccompanied immigrant children. More w/Video
February 23, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's proposal to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. More
February 23, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement of a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. More
February 20, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson on Thursday met with Houston middle school and high school students to discuss the importance of science and ocean exploration. More
February 18, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday attended a community meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the San Jacinto Waste Pits Superfund Site. More
February 17, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Houston on Wednesday celebrated the official opening of their new building at Ellington Airport with a ribbon cutting ceremony. More
February 16, 2016 -- The United States Department of Transportation today announced that an agreement has been signed to re-establish air service between the United States and Cuba, and is seeking applications from U.S. air carriers to provide passenger and cargo flights. More
February 16, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on the introduction of the Protect Against School Shootings Act. More
February 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Sunday issued a statement regarding the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 14, 2016 -- United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on Saturday. More
February 13, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 13, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 13, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 12, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he is co-sponsoring "Kari's Law", legislation to make dialing 911 from multi-line phones easier. More
February 12, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that two amendments he offered have been approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. More
February 11, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he is cosponsoring legislation to combat "the growing epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse in America". More
February 11, 2016 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association will host the 2016 Coastal Summit on February 23-25 in Washington, D.C. More
February 10, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement on President Barack Obama's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017. More
February 10, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan" regulations. More
February 10, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to reform the nation's mental health and criminal justice system. More w/Video
February 09, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement on President Barack Obama's proposed budget. More
February 09, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Barack Obama's proposed $4 trillion budget. More w/Video
February 08, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green today distributed flags flown at the Capitol to veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. More
February 08, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his "Paying for College Workshop" tonight at Aldine Senior High School. More
February 05, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently presented a letter of thanks from the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region and the League City Chamber of Commerce to Jed Webb of Congressman Randy Weber's office. More
February 05, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson on Thursday issued a statement on the passage of legislation forbidding federal regulators "from coercing banks into closing their customer's accounts". More
February 05, 2016 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel recently met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to discuss local storm surge protection needs and funding challenges, as part of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region's policy trip. More
February 04, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green is inviting Houston-area students and parents to his Paying for College Workshop on February 8. More
February 03, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with U.S. House of Representatives members Vicky Hartzler, Pete Olson and Lamar Smith, have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Texas House Bill 2. More
February 02, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has released a statement regarding the passage of House Resolution 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act. More
February 02, 2016 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday issued a statement after voting to override President Barack Obama's veto of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. More
February 02, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday released a statement regarding the passage of his Homes for Heroes Act as part of the House Resolution 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015. More
February 02, 2016 -- Congressman Al Green today introduced resolutions to recognize Black History Month and honor the NAACP on its 107th anniversary. More
February 02, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today called for a briefing from officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the Zika Virus. More
February 02, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green today introduced the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Reform and Recovery Act, legislation aimed at advancing efforts on mental health and substance use disorders. More
February 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Congressman Henry Cuellar today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting information on the department's decision to cut resources for aerial-based border security support. More
February 01, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging the Department of Justice to block federal law enforcement grants to "sanctuary cities". More
January 29, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor regarding issues with the screening process through which unaccompanied children who crossed into the United States are released to sponsors. More w/Video
January 28, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Thursday released a statement in response to the attack and robbery of a 95-year-old Sunnyside woman on January 18. More
January 28, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green has issued a statement regarding Thursday's Texas Commission on Environmental Quality hearing in Pasadena. More
January 27, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to approve a request by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to issue a major disaster declaration for the state due to storms that took place since December 26. More
January 27, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green will tour the DeLorean production plant in Humble, Texas on Thursday, which will start producing the vehicle in small numbers through the Low Volumne Motor Vehicle Act. More
January 27, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today sent a letter to United States Housing Secretary Julian Castro opposing a housing project near Briargrove Elementary in Houston. More
January 27, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Energy Policy Modernization Act. More w/Video
January 26, 2016 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday issued a statement regarding a Houston grand jury's decision to indict two pro-life activists. More
January 22, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has advised Texas homeowners and renters with damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in October that they have only until January 25 to register for disaster assistance. More
January 22, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement on the 43rd anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade. More w/Video
January 20, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday addressed a U.S. Department of Homeland Security report estimating nearly 500,000 individuals overstayed their visas in 2015. More w/ Video
January 20, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act. More w/Video
January 19, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday hosted Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at an informative town hall meeting. More
January 19, 2016 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's executive actions on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs. More
January 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's action to grant review of the state's challenge to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
January 15, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday released a statement on the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services' New Initiative Supporting Healthy Students and Communities. More
January 13, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on the passage of a resolution disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency's "Waters of the United States" rule. More
January 13, 2016 -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Tuesday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. More
January 13, 2016 -- United States Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday issued a response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. More
January 13, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. More
January 13, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday issued a statement in response to the State of the Union Address delivered by President Barack Obama. More
January 13, 2016 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. More
January 13, 2016 -- President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, with several officials responding to the president's speech. More
January 12, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday shared what he hoped to hear from President Barack Obama during the State of the Union Address. More w/ Video
January 11, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has urged President Barack Obama to work with Congress to pass legislation reforming the nation's mental health and criminal justice systems. More w/ Video
January 11, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday applauded efforts to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. More w/ Video
January 08, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that the Disaster Recovery Center located at 6402 Market Street in Houston will close on January 16. More
January 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today, at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Annual Policy Orientation, unveiled his "Texas Plan", with nine proposed constitutional amendments to "restore the rule of law". More
January 08, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on the arrest of an Iraqi refugee in Houston during an investigation into a terror threat. More
January 08, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to the arrest of two Iraqi refugees as part of a terrorism investigation. More
January 06, 2016 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Wednesday issued a statement following the passage of House Resolution 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. More
January 06, 2016 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber has released a statement regarding the final passage of House Resolution 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. More
January 06, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday offered a statement in the Congressional Record of the House of Representatives on the legacy of the late Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee. More
January 06, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's executive actions concerning gun regulations. More
January 05, 2016 -- United States President Barack Obama today delivered remarks regarding executive orders he is issuing to reform gun ownership laws. More
January 05, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's executive action concerning gun background checks. More
December 29, 2015 -- AARP on Monday celebrated the 50th "birthday" of Generation X, those born between 1965 and 1979. More
December 26, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding a fire at the Savoy Mosque in Houston, which occurred on Christmas Day. More
December 23, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in asking the United States Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit to halt the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon rule. More
December 22, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a video regarding bipartisan legislation passed in 2015. More w/Video
December 21, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reminded Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance to "stay in touch". More
December 21, 2015 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Agriculture today announced that communities may apply to be designated as a "Promise Zone" under the third and final round competition for the designation, which are aimed at improving areas of high-poverty. More
December 21, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Friday joined members of the Texas Delegation in urging the Health and Human Services Department Secretary and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to preserve federal funding to Texas for the HIV prevention program. More
December 18, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the passage of two pieces of legislation which extend state and local sales tax deductions, and end a ban on crude oil exports. More
December 18, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on the United States Senate's passage of legislation updating the Toxic Control Substances Act. More
December 18, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he has voted against the omnibus spending bill. More
December 18, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green announced that he and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver has secured $22.5 million for police body cameras in the federal spending bill. More
December 18, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on the passage of legislation funding the federal government through FY2016. More
December 18, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green on Thursday issued a statement regarding recent criticism of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. More
December 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor about the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill and the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. More
December 17, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green joined fellow Congressman Jim McDermott on Wednesday in introducing Medicare reform legislation. More
December 16, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Wednesday issued a statement regarding his language in the fiscal year 2016 omnibus bill that prevents the U.S. Department of Commerce from surrendering control over Internet domain registration to the international community. More
December 16, 2015 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that a recent study shows that "living shorelines", protected and stabilized shorelines using natural materials, can help "blunt the effects of climate change". More
December 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding legislation lifting of an export ban on oil. More
December 14, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday continued to respond to oil pollution from a beached 50-foot recreational boat near the Padre Island Canals in Corpus Christi. More
December 14, 2015 -- Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz today issued a statement on the third anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. More
December 14, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on President Barack Obama to pursue additional military options against ISIS. More
December 10, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan legislative accomplishments of 2015. More
December 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement lauding the passage of legislation which seeks to protect landowners along the Red River. More
December 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor about the Every Student Succeeds Act. More
December 09, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday released a statement regarding his recent co-sponsorship of the State Refugee Security Act of 2015. More
December 08, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday released a statement regarding the passage of House Resolution 158, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015. More
December 08, 2015 -- The National Park Service will host free entrance days at all national parks during various dates in 2016. More
December 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined United States Senator Ted Cruz to announce the State Refugee Security Act, which "gives states and governors the tools to address the challenges posed by refugee resettlement". More w/Video
December 08, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined a group of Senate Republicans in urging President Barack Obama to pursue additional military options against ISIS. More
December 07, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor following President Barack Obama's address to the nation in response to last week's shooting in San Bernardino, California. More
December 04, 2015 -- The Social Security Administration has announced recent additions, such as online accounts, and other changes to better serve customers. More
December 04, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement regarding the Senate's passage of a long-term highway bill. More
December 03, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard has announced that Captain Todd Prestidge is the recipient of its 2015 Civil Rights Senior Leadership Award. More
December 03, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the "Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act" has been approved by the House of Representatives. More
December 03, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on the approval of a conference report of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. More
December 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday met with University of Houston Chancellor and President Dr. Renu Khator to discuss the university's achievements and research initiatives. More
December 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
December 01, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding an upcoming vote on a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
December 01, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on the final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday advised Texans on actions FEMA will take following their registration for federal disaster assistance related to severe storms that impacted the state in October. More
November 30, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday seized four miles of illegal gill net off South Padre Island. More
November 30, 2015 -- Three University of Texas Medical Branch researchers recently discussed with Guidry News a possible link between a transplant drug and the suppression of Alzheimer’s disease. More
November 30, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he was joined by several colleagues in the House of Representatives in sending a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan asking a provision be included in the upcoming spending bill to defund and suspend President Barack Obama's refugee plan. More
November 30, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today reminded those who sustained damage or losses from severe storms in Texas that occurred October 22 through October, 31 to register for disaster assistance. More
November 26, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber has posted a Happy Thanksgiving message. More
November 25, 2015 -- The United States Attorney’s Office has announced sentencings pertaining to convictions in the “Butch” Ballow Fraud Scheme and a rash of robberies in the Houston area. More
November 25, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green today released a statement regarding his support for the right to collectively bargain. More
November 25, 2015 -- President Barack Obama today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of October 22-31, 2015. More
November 24, 2015 -- The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office today has reported that a UH-60 helicopter aircraft with four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion on the Fort Hood Range. More
November 23, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Saturday was presented with the Corazon Latino Award from the League of United Latin American Citizens Council 4967. More
November 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appeared on Fox News' "America's News HQ" to discuss Texas' efforts to block the Obama Administration's Syrian refugee resettlement program and ensure the safety of Texas citizens. More
November 20, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Friday was joined by 14 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging the Canadian government hold off on authorizing any contingency plans for Keystone XL until the end of 2016. More
November 20, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement regarding reports the Barack Obama Administration has appealed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the injunction against the President’s executive action on immigration to the Supreme Court. More
November 19, 2015 -- United States Congressman John R. Carter on Thursday issued a statement regarding House Resolution 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015. More
November 19, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin released a statement after voting for legislation which seeks to strengthen the vetting process for refugees. More
November 19, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber today released a statement after voting for the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015. More
November 19, 2015 -- The United States Department of Agriculture announced that nearly six million Americans who live and work in rural areas now have access to new or improved high-speed internet service due in part to USDA funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More
November 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn released a statement after the Senate passed two bipartisan resolutions of disapproval stopping the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. More
November 17, 2015 -- United States Congressmen Al Green and Emanuel Cleaver issued statements regarding the Federal Housing Administration's meeting the minimum reserve requirement. More
November 17, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday co-sponsored a bill that seeks to block refugees from Syria from entering the U.S. in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris. More
November 17, 2015 -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving today announces its “2015 Legislators of the Year” for their contribution to eliminate drunk driving. More
November 16, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green released a statement regarding the terrorist attacks in Paris. More
November 16, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin is calling on the House of Representatives to take immediate action on House Resolution 3314, the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act. More
November 13, 2015 -- Vice President Joe Biden will visit Texas, California and Oklahoma November 16-18. More
November 12, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a news release regarding the passage of the United States Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act. More
November 11, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued comments during a press conference regarding the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling halting President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration. More w/Video
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement regarding a court ruling halting President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a ruling by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a decision to halt President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
November 07, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green on Friday participated in the House Financial Services Housing and Insurance Subcommittee for a hearing regarding New Orleans and the response to Hurricane Katrina. More
November 06, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the rejection of a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
November 06, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams today issued a statement regarding the rejection of a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
November 06, 2015 -- Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola today issued a statement regarding the signing of the Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 into law. More
November 06, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday issued a statement regarding the passage of a six-year, $325 billion transportation bill by the House of Representatives. More
November 06, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement regarding the denial of the Keystone XL Pipeline permit. More
November 06, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the denial of a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
November 06, 2015 -- President Barack Obama today issued remarks on the denial of a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
November 06, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to an announcement by President Barack Obama that the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline project will be denied. More
November 05, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Thursday released a statement regarding a staff report on the Federal Financial Regulatory Services Agencies’ workforce diversity efforts. More
November 05, 2015 -- United States Congressman Michael C. Burgess issued a statement regarding the selection of Congressman Kevin Brady as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. More
November 05, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today introduce a resolution honoring the American Jewish Committee on its 109th anniversary. More
November 05, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday announced that he has joined Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart in introducing legislation to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. More
November 04, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday renewed his call to lift the nearly forty-year old ban on crude oil exports. More
November 04, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following approval of a joint resolution of disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency's "Waters of the United States" rule. More
November 04, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday issued a statement on his vote on legislation to block the "Waters of the United States" rule. More
November 03, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor after voting to advance a joint resolution of disapproval to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. More
November 03, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott encouraging the state to take action to protect the state's electric grid. More
November 02, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday sent a letter to United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting that the Department of Justice preserve all Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents and information for investigation under the next administration. More
October 29, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green released a statement regarding the resignation of Congressman John Boehner and the election of Congressman Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. More
October 29, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday hosted a Special Order Session honoring the late federal Judge Frank Johnson. More
October 29, 2015 -- United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department of Transportation will provide $500 million for transportation projects in 34 states, including $20.8 million in grants to construct transit facilities and buy replacement transit vehicles to serve rural areas of Texas. More
October 29, 2015 -- Congressman Henry Cuellar today issued a statement congratulating Congressman Paul Ryan on his election as Speaker of the House. More
October 29, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement on the election of Congressman Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House. More
October 29, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a video regarding the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. More w/Video
October 28, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday met with University of Texas Medical Branch President Dr. David Callender to discuss healthcare and education policy. More
October 28, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber released a statement after voting in opposition of House Resolution 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. More
October 28, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green released a statement regarding House Resolution 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. More
October 28, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Wednesday issued a statement after voting against House Resolution 1314, the Bipartisan Act of 2015. More
October 27, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday released a statement regarding the passage of House Resolution 3819, the Surface Transportation Extension Act. More
October 27, 2015 -- United States John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which the Senate Judiciary Committee approved 15-5 last week. More
October 27, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding two resolutions he co-sponsored to block the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan. More
October 27, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Monday announced that he has joined a bipartisan group in introducing legislation to hire more pipeline inspectors. More
October 26, 2015 -- United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday announced that the department is awarding loans and grants that will help more than 1,100 rural small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy usage and costs in their operations. More
October 26, 2015 -- A United States Coast Guard member on Friday was found guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman during a court-martial at the Hale Boggs Federal Building. More
October 26, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard is working closely with contractors and the owner of a seagoing tug and empty tank barge Monday, after the vessels became beached in the vicinity of East Beach on Galveston Sunday. More
October 23, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on his vote in favor of the "Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015". More
October 23, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today introduced legislation requiring the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to issue a ruling within 60 days regarding a waiver for ammunition production, or else the application would be automatically granted. More
October 22, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Judiciary Committee voted to pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. More
October 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Wednesday voted to pass the Default Prevention Act, legislation he has cosponsored to instruct the United States Treasury to meet certain pressing financial commitments should the federal debt limit be reached. More
October 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson issued a statement regarding the indictment of two National Aeronautics and Space Administration supervisors involved in the Bo Jiang espionage case. More
October 21, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of a committee vote on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. More w/Video
October 21, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Community Health and Wellness Fair on November 14 in Houston. More
October 20, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor after voting for the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act. More
October 19, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke at a Judiciary Committee hearing on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, legislation based on a bill he introduced with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse earlier this year. More w/ Video
October 16, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green on Thursday hosted the Annual Labor Leaders' Meeting with Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez as keynote speaker. More
October 15, 2015 -- United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced that a 49-year-old Missouri City woman has been ordered to federal prison following her conviction of one count of wire fraud. More
October 15, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's decision to keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016. More
October 15, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding recent attacks in Israel. More
October 15, 2015 -- The Social Security Administration today announced that a cost of living adjustment to social security benefits will not be made for 2016 due to lower consumer prices. More
October 13, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement after his vote last week in favor of legislation to lift the country's ban on oil exports. More
October 12, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday issued a statement following the United States House of Representatives' passage of legislation lifting restrictions on crude oil exports. More
October 09, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson issued a statement on the passage of House Resolution 702, legislation he co-authored that lifts a 40-year-old federal ban on U.S. crude oil exports. More
October 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the House of Representatives' passage of a bill to lift the ban on the export of crude oil. More
October 09, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement after a federal court granted a nationwide stay of the Obama Administration's new Waters of the United States rule. More
October 08, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Thursday took to the floor of the House of Representatives to express his support for House Resolution 563, the Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2015. More
October 08, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson was recently recognized at The Science Coalition’s “Breakfast of Champions” for his continuing commitment to funding scientific research. More
October 08, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Thursday issued a statement n response to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s decision to withdraw from the Speaker’s race. More
October 08, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor urging action on the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act. More w/Video
October 07, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement after cosponsoring the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, legislation which focuses on cracking down on sanctuary cities. More
October 07, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Monday hosted his Paying for College Workshop and Academy Day at Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston. More
October 07, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the National Defense Authorization Act. More
October 06, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has co-sponsored legislation to establish English as the official language of the United States. More
October 06, 2015 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that it has awarded more than $1.1 million for research to support coastal communities facing changing sea levels and coastal flooding. More
October 06, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement. More
October 05, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin is accepting nominations for service academies through October 15. More
October 05, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act following last week's shooting at an Oregon community college. More
October 02, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday issued a statement in response to an announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding changes to the standard for ozone levels. More
October 01, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green released a statement regarding the continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11, 2015. More
October 01, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber issued a statement regarding the release of the Environmental Protection Agency's final regulation that lowers the national ground-level ozone standard to 70 parts per billion. More
October 01, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $4,848,500 to Weeks Marine Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel from Exxon to Carpenters Bayou in Harris County. More
October 01, 2015 -- Air Alliance Houston today praised action by the United States Environmental Protection Agency lowering the federal standard for ozone air pollution to 70 parts per billion. More
October 01, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. More
September 30, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz introduced legislation urging the United States Department of State to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. More
September 30, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Wednesday issued a statement after voting against a short-term government spending bill that maintains taxpaying funding of Planned Parenthood. More
September 30, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday announced that the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup of House Resolution 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015. More
September 30, 2015 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is awarding more than $38 million to more than 100 groups in an effort to fight housing discrimination. More
September 30, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday issued a statement on the passage of the Women's Public Health and Safety Act by the House of Representatives. More
September 30, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor, urging a continued push for pro-life legislation in the Senate. More w/Video
September 29, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday honored Port Lavaca resident Ray Butler with the Distinguished Public Service Award. More
September 28, 2015 -- The United States Department of State today issued a news release regarding the inaugural Civil Space Dialogue with the Government of China. More
September 28, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Paying for College Workshop on October 5 at Stephen F. Austin High School. More
September 25, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday released a statement in recognition of National Drug Take-Back Day, hosted nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Agency, on September 26. More
September 25, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor after Senate Democrats filibustered a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood. More w/Video
September 25, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on Speaker of the House John Boehner's announcement that he will resign at the end of October. More
September 25, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today attended the arrival ceremony at the White House for Chinese President Xi Jinpeng and his wife, Madam Peng Liyuan. More
September 24, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement on Pope Francis' Address to a Joint Meeting of Congress. More
September 24, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today met with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, before attending the Pope's address to a joint meeting of Congress. More
September 23, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, in coordination with the Texas General Land Office, will host two public meetings to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the Coastal Storm Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study in Texas. More
September 22, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineeers Galveston District recently awarded small business contracts to SOL Engineering Service LLC and RLB Contracting Inc. More
September 22, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement on the detention of Sandy Phan-Gillis, a resident in Green's district, in China. More
September 21, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday discussed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation he’s cosponsored the Senate will vote to consider Tuesday. More w/ Video
September 21, 2015 -- United States District Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced that Kenneth Joseph Wild, II, the former manager of Printing and Mail Services at Memorial Hermann Health System, has been ordered to federal prison after defrauding his employer of nearly $10 million over a 14-year period. More
September 18, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding his vote in favor of a measure to de-fund Planned Parenthood. More
September 18, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. More w/Video
September 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn introduced a resolution recognizing September 15 through October 15 as a month-long celebration of heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinos in the United States in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month. More
September 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the House Energy and Commerce Committee passing legislation to lift the country's oil export ban out of the committee. More
September 17, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved a mark-up of legislation to lift the country's ban on crude oil exports, including an amendment by Green to grant authority to the President to halt exports in cases where it is not in the nation's best interest. More
September 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking that she appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email service for official business while in office. More
September 16, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that three community health centers in his district have received new grant funding. More
September 11, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement on his vote to reject the Iran Nuclear Agreement. More
September 11, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement on the Iran Nuclear Agreement. More
September 11, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding his vote against the Iran Nuclear Agreement. More
September 11, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in observance of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. More
September 10, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to an announcement that federal grant funds will be set aside to address the nationwide backlog of untested rape kits. More
September 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday called on Senate Democrats to set aside filibuster threats and allow an up-or-down vote on the Iran deal. More
September 09, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams recently spoke on the House floor in response to recent violence against police officers. More w/Video
September 09, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced his decision to vote against the Iran Nuclear Agreement. More
September 08, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday expressed his concerns with President Barack Obama's deal with Iran. More
September 04, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green hosted more than 300 job seekers at his Annual Northside/Aldine Job Fair on Wednesday. More
September 03, 2015 -- The United States Postal Service's Office of Inspector General on Wednesday announced that KMART Corporation has paid $1.4 million to resolve a matter involving allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by using drug manufacturer coupons and gasoline discounts as improper Medicare beneficiary inducements. More
September 02, 2015 -- United States Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft issued a statement on proposed acceleration for the acquisition of USCG icebreakers. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to each member of the Texas Congressional Delegation, urging them to vote against President Barack Obama's deal with Iran regarding the country's nuclear program. More
August 31, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $71,902,340 to Granite Construction Company for construction of new outlet structures at the Addicks and Barker Dams in west Houston. More
August 28, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green will host his annual Northside/Aldine Job Fair on September 2. More
August 24, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host its second Stakeholder Partnering Forum on August 27. More
August 24, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host the 92nd Coastal Engineering Research Board meeting September 1-3. More
August 24, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued an injured man from an aground boat near Matagorda. More w/ Video
August 24, 2015 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that the United States ocean economy, which includes marine construction, marine transportation, tourism and recreation, and offshore mineral extraction, grew much faster than the overall domestic economy between 2011 and 2012. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday released a fact sheet regarding the advantages of maintaining a flood insurance policy in Texas. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its Legislative Update Luncheon featuring United States Congressman Randy Weber, Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, and Texas State Representatives Wayne Faircloth and Greg Bonnen at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Thursday. More
August 20, 2015 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue boat crew on Thursday medevaced a 46-year-old man who reportedly suffered from smoke inhalation near San Leon, Texas. More
August 20, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green will speak at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the North Shore Community Natural Trail on August 22. More
August 19, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement regarding a report on a side agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency which allows Iran to inspect its own Parchin military complex. More
August 17, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a citation to Rock Wool Manufacturing Co. and C & C Personnel, LLC in Houston on claims of exposing workers to amputation hazards. More
August 14, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green issued a statement in response to the Obama Administration's announcement that it will allow American companies to sell and swap oil with Mexico. More
August 14, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn joined 11 other Members of Congress in sending a letter pushing the Obama Administration to give inspectors general more access. More
August 14, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin will host a Veterans' Town Hall Meeting on August 20 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. More
August 10, 2015 -- The National Park Service on Monday announced fire restrictions for Big Thicket National Preserve. More
August 10, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 20th Annual Immunization Day on August 15 at the AAMA Learning Center and the M.O. Campbell Education Center in Houston. More
August 07, 2015 -- The Small Business Administration has advised Texas residents that they have one month left to apply for disaster loans. More
August 07, 2015 -- The United States Department of Education today announced that it has awarded approximately $14 million in grants to operate 40 parent training and information centers to assist families of children with disabilities. More
August 06, 2015 -- The Internal Revenue Service has issued another warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people. More
August 06, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday discovered a body near Dickinson Bay. More
August 05, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he will introduce legislation to enhance the ability of local communities to identify and treat potentially dangerous, mentally-ill individuals. More
August 04, 2015 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar on Tuesday sent a letter to leaders of the Senate and National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo requesting support for an expedited review of the 400 estimated pending adoption cases where the suspension of exit permits has prevented families from bringing their legally adopted child home to the U.S. More
August 04, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the release of a new video depicting Houston-based Planned Parenthood executives discussing the harvesting of organs from aborted babies. More
August 04, 2015 -- Congressman John Carter on Monday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's proposed Clean Power Plan. More
August 04, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin will host a forum on human smuggling and trafficking on August 18 at San Jacinto College's Central Campus. More
August 04, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday issued a statement following a failed vote to approve legislation to prohibit funding of Planned Parenthood. More
August 03, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a news feature on Army Captain Robert M. Burnham. More
August 03, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. More
August 03, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement of proposed new regulations on carbon dioxide emissions at power plants. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a "call to action" for Houston area employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday announced that more than $306 million in federal grants, low-interest loans and flood insurance claims have been distributed throughout Texas in response to severe weather that took place in May and June. More
July 31, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Thursday introduced legislation to suspend the country's refugee resettlement program until an examination of the program is complete. More
July 31, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber will host a town hall meeting on Saturday in League City. More
July 30, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $6.2 million contract for shoreline stabilization along the Houston Ship Channel. More
July 30, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday participated in a roundtable in Washington, D.C. regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed ozone rule. More
July 30, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a long-term Senate Highway bill. More w/Video
July 29, 2015 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Brian Babin on Wednesday introduced legislation that seeks to improve port safety. More
July 29, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday introduced the Firearm Rights Equally Enforced Act of 2015, legislation which would allow Americans to have their valid state open-carry or concealed-carry permits recognized nationwide. More
July 29, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. More
July 28, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the passage of House Resolution 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015. More
July 27, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the retirement of astronaut Stephen Frick, who has accepted a position in the private sector. More
July 27, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Monday issued a statement regarding House Resolution 774, the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015, legislation he co-sponsored which passed by a voice vote. More
July 24, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke with reporters regarding the Iran nuclear agreement being reviewed by Congress. More w/Video
July 23, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Thursday issued a statement following the passage of House Resolution 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act. More
July 23, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Thursday voted to pass the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act. More
July 23, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday attended the White House Reception in celebration of the extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act. More
July 22, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement in response to reports the Obama Administration is finalizing a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. More
July 22, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday spoke on the House floor, calling for legislation to prohibit taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthod while an investigation is conducted into the organization's activities. More w/Video
July 22, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that he will accompany President Barack Obama on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week. More
July 22, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the House Energy and Commerce Committee's "Architecture of Abundance" energy package has been voted favorably out of the Energy and Power Subcommittee. More
July 21, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday cosponsored legislation which seeks to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities" that provide safe harbor for illegal immigrants, including those who have committed violent crimes. More
July 21, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke about the need to pass a bipartisan, long-term highway funding bill. More
July 20, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he has sent letters to the National Institutes of Health and StemExpress regarding a recent report concerning Planned Parenthood and the sale of fetal tissue from abortions. More
July 20, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the United Nations Security Council's vote on an agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program. More
July 17, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers is now accepting proposals from local and regional stakeholders for completed feasibility reports, proposed feasibility studies, and proposed modifications to authorized projects or studies to be conducted in partnership with the Corps. More
July 17, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will perform emergency maintenance dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Caney Creek and the Brazos River Floodgates in Brazoria and Matagorda counties, Texas, beginning July 21. More
July 17, 2015 -- Congressman John Carter today issued a statement regarding the recent terrorist attack at the Chattanooga, Tennessee military facility. More
July 17, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has reintroduced legislation to prohibit the Veterans Administration from spending any further funding on alternative energy projects. More
July 16, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today sent a letter to President Barack Obama declaring his intention to hold reauthorizing legislation and block all nominees for the United States State Department unless the President provides assurances he will block any United Nations resolution approving a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program. More
July 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement praising the passage of the Every Child Achieves Act, an education reform bill. More
July 15, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke about the finalized Iran nuclear agreement. More
July 15, 2015 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality a $245,000 grant to evaluate the state's coastal wetlands. More
July 14, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green reported that the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 251, the Homes for Heroes Act of 2015, which he authored. More
July 13, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has joined onto legislation that would establish a five-year minimum sentence for individuals who return to the United States illegally after deportation. More
July 13, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today participated in an interview regarding ongoing negotiations with Iran concerning the country's nuclear program. More
July 10, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement following the resignation of Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta. More
July 10, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the House's passage of the 21st Century Cures Act. More
July 09, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz released a statement regarding the Pentagon's announcement of cuts to the country's military force levels. More
July 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke about his amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act, which allows states and local schools to use Title I funds to pay for efficiency reviews, allowing schools to better serve students without expending additional resources. More
July 09, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber issued a statement following the passage by voice vote of an amendment he offered to the Interior and Environmental Protection Agency appropriations bill. More
July 09, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson reported that the United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution 5, the Student Success Act, which he authored. More
July 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday questioned a Department of Justice official regarding the alleged hacking of computer databases belonging to the Houston Astros. More w/Video
July 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday questioned Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates regarding comments by former Attorney General Eric Holder concerning a possible plea offer to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. More
July 08, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday issued a statement following the vote on House Resolution 5, the Student Success Act. More
July 08, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding his concerns with ongoing negotiations with Iran over the country's nuclear capabilities. More w/Video
July 07, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke about bipartisan achievements in the Senate during the first six months, as well as the Every Child Achieves Act being considered. More
July 02, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Small Business Association have announced that rental assistance is available for those affected by storms and flooding that struck Texas between May 4 and June 19. More
July 01, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday issued a statement applauding the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding proposed power plant regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
July 01, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement of a deal with Cuba to re-establish full diplomatic relations with the country. More
June 30, 2015 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced it is providing a $1.7 million grant to fund a demonstration project for youth in the city as part of efforts to combat youth unemployment. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking Texans to work at its disaster recovery centers in Houston, Austin and Denton. More
June 29, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined fellow Senator Michael Bennet in urging the Department of Justice to fully implement the SAFER Act to eliminate the national backlog of untested rape kits. More
June 29, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green joined fellow Congressmen Pete Olsen and Brian Babin in introducing legislation to create two new grant programs to help train workers in the maritime and energy sectors. More
June 26, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to attend the funeral of South Carolina State Senator Reverend Clementa Pickney, who was fatally shot along with eight other people during a Bible study at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17. More
June 26, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage. More
June 26, 2015 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued an opinion in a case regarding same-sex marriage, ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in all 50 states. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today celebrated the United States Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. More
June 25, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement on the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding the Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies. More
June 25, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement following the United States Supreme Court's ruling on health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today introduced legislation which would require all United States Supreme Court Justices and their employees to sign up for health insurance through plans under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement on the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding a legal doctrine used to prevent housing discrimination. More
June 25, 2015 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued a ruling in the case of King v. Burwell, issuing an opinion to uphold health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement in response to a decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the United Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement applauding the United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday issued a statement in response to the passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation. More
June 24, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today applauded the Obama Administration for a decision to grant Temporary Protected Status to Nepalese nationals following two earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May. More
June 24, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a case before the United States Supreme Court dealing with subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
June 24, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green will host a listening session for members of the House Financial Services Committee and community leaders on Saturday at Missouri City City Hall. More
June 23, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday took to the floor of the House of Representatives to voice his support for House Resolution 2576, the Toxic Substance Control Act Modernization Act and called on other representatives to do the same. More
June 23, 2015 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ben Cardin on Tuesday introduced legislation seeking to establish an Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator. More w/ Video
June 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor following his vote to advance trade legislation. More w/Video
June 22, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday took to the Senate floor to talk about the effects of the Affordable Care Act and the King v. Burwell case before the United States Supreme Court. More w/ Video
June 22, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District received the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter’s top honor, the 2015 Grand Excalibur Award, for its public service campaign to communicate its Dam Safety Program during the 30th Annual Excalibur Awards Gala in Houston on June 18. More
June 22, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin announced on Monday that he has introduced the House companion bill to United States Senator Ted Cruz's Immigration Slush Fund Elimination Act. More
June 19, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday introduced legislation that would withhold five percent of the Department of State's operating budget for every 30 days a report on Iran's human rights record is delayed. More
June 19, 2015 -- The Social Security Administration has launched a new blog, "Social Security Matters", to answer questions and concerns from the public. More
June 19, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green on Thursday introduced a resolution encouraging the celebration of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. More
June 18, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today urged Senate Democrats to reconsider blocking a defense funding bill. More w/Video
June 18, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will speak on Friday at the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth celebration at the Ashton Villa in Galveston. More
June 17, 2015 -- Fort Hood officials are investigating a one-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Texas Military Forces soldier. More
June 17, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that the House Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment he offered to "protect churches from being bullied by the Internal Revenue Service". More
June 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a pledge by Senate Democrats to filibuster a defense spending bill. More w/Video
June 16, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday met with local artist Ted Ellis from Friendswood at the Senate Russell Rotunda. More
June 16, 2015 -- Samuel Collins, III has submitted a guest column regarding his time this week at Washington, D.C. to speak at an art exhibit hosted at the Russell Rotunda in celebration of Juneteenth. More
June 16, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today introduced legislation to prohibit any taxpayer funds from being voluntarily donated to the United Nations or related agencies. More
June 16, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber has announced that he will attend the 36th Annual Al Edward's Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast in Galveston on Friday. More
June 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing June 19 as "Juneteenth Independence Day". More
June 15, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that six high school students from his district will attend United States Service Academies in the fall after being nominated by him. More
June 12, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin released a statement on trade negotiating legislation. More
June 12, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson today released a statement after voting for Trade Promotion Authority. More
June 12, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he voted against two provisions related to the Trade Act of 2015. More
June 11, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday addressed Senate Democrats' filibuster of bipartisan cybersecurity legislation, which was offered as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill. More w/ Video
June 11, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 21st Annual Citizenship Day on Saturday at the Houston Community College Northline Campus. More
June 11, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation to repeal Country of Origin Labeling regulations for the meat industry. More
June 10, 2015 -- A United States Coast Guard helicopter crew brought a woman, her kids and their dog to safety Tuesday, after their family's boat ran aground near Sunday Beach on Matagorda Island. More
June 10, 2015 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Markwayne Mullin introduced a bill that would support manufacturing jobs and skilled labor in the American automotive industry. More
June 10, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has extended federal disaster aid to include an additional 51 counties, including Liberty and Wharton counties, to support areas affected by May's severe storms and flooding. More
June 10, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that the House of Representatives has approved a resolution to support local law enforcement agencies' use of body-worn cameras. More
June 09, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District won two prestigious Silver Anvil awards and one Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America. More
June 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday took to the Senate floor to discuss his amendment to the Defense Authorization bill. More
June 09, 2015 -- The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health on Tuesday issued a statement condemning the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's decision to vacate the lower court decision enjoining House Bill 2. More
June 09, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold recently announced that three amendments he proposed for stopping government surveillance programs were approved by the House of Representatives. More
June 09, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Monday issued a statement regarding an investigation into a recent attack on a United States Border Patrol helicopter near the border with Mexico. More
June 08, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Monday announced that he has been appointed Chairman of the House Space Subcommittee. More
June 05, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that two Mobile Registration Intake Centers have opened in Houston to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding. More
June 05, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement following the Judiciary Committee's approval of legislation to reform the country's patent system. More
June 04, 2015 -- Wayne Prokopetz, Superintendent of Big Thicket National Preserve, on Thursday updated the status of all hiking trails in the preserve. More
June 04, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's report regarding hydraulic fracturing's impact on water. More
June 04, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's report on the impact of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, finding no correlation between the process and water contamination. More
June 04, 2015 -- Congressman Will Hurd will deliver the keynote address during the Texas Wildlife Association's annual convention in San Antonio on July 9-12. More
June 03, 2015 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and John Shimkus on Wednesday introduced House Resolution 2629, known as the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment or ADAPT Act, as a free standing bill to highlight support for House Resolution 6, or the 21st Century Cures Act. More
June 03, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams today questioned Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Associate Administrator Brad Kieserman regarding FEMA's ability to assist Texans following flooding throughout the state. More w/Video
June 03, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday applauded the passage of the USA Freedom Act. More
June 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement after voting for the USA FREEDOM Act. More
June 02, 2015 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold released a statement regarding a letter he wrote urging Texas Governor Greg Abbott to sign Texas Senate Bill 900 that reforms the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association More
June 02, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Monday spoke at Minute Maid to applaud the City of Houston’s efforts to address veteran homelessness. More
June 02, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul will hold a hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday to hear testimony regarding terrorism, including the recent attack in Garland, Texas. More
June 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the recent severe weather and flooding in Texas. More w/Video
June 01, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor on the signing into law of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
May 30, 2015 -- The United States Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Texas for recovery from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period beginning May 4 and continuing. More
May 29, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's release of proposed Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for 2014-2016. More
May 29, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday applauded the award of a $1,127,349 grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to El Centro de Corazon, a community health center in Houston. More
May 29, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Thrusday issued a statement regarding the Department of Transportation's award of $5 million in emergency relief to repair Texas' roadways damaged by flooding. More
May 28, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's "Waters of the United States" rule. More
May 28, 2015 -- Ted Ellis, an artist who resides in Friendswood, will present a Juneteenth Freedom Project Series exhibit of works June 15-19 at the Richard Russell Senate Building in Washington, D.C. More
May 27, 2015 -- United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Highway Administration is releasing $5 million in emergency relief funds for the repair of flood-damaged roads in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule. More
May 27, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement objecting to the final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers establishing new regulations of the "Waters of the United States". More
May 27, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green on Monday surveyed damage at Houston's Rockport Apartments, which were struck by a tornado. More
May 26, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday released a statement on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals's decision to deny the Obama Administration's request to lift an injunction against the implementation of immigration executive actions. More
May 26, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement regarding the ongoing flooding throughout Texas. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a federal appeals court decision to uphold a ban against the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Dream Action Coalition today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a federal appeals court continuing a ban on implementation of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a ruling by a federal appeals court upholding blockage of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a federal court refusing to lift a ban on the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive order regarding immigration. More
May 25, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber has posted a Memorial Day message. More
May 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn applauded Friday's passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation by the Senate on Friday. More
May 22, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Sam Johnson on Thursday re-introduced the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Reform Act. More
May 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson announced that the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a fiscal year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science funding bill crafted under his leadership. More
May 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin took to the House floor to speak in support of the SPACE Act, legislation he consponsored that seeks to advance commercial space through encouraging private sector investment, creating more stable and predictable regulatory conditions, and improving safety. More w/ Video
May 21, 2015 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association has recognized Galveston's Dellanera Park-End of Seawall beach nourishment project on a list of five Best Restored Beaches for 2015 More
May 21, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Leadership Conference today issued a statement regarding Senate Bill 1334, legislation under consideration by the United States Senate that includes provisions to fight against foreign illegal fishing in U.S. waters. More
May 21, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation to help modernize and personalize health care, has been approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and will now be considered by the full House of Representatives. More
May 21, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber and Congresswoman Lois Frankel today announced that they have introduced legislation to improve security for those serving in diplomatic posts abroad. More
May 21, 2015 -- Senator Rand Paul issued a news release after his ten and one-half hour filibuster on Wednesday. More
May 20, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and members of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution on Wednesday heard testimony from witnesses about the importance of addressing the nationwide rape kit backlog. More w/ Video
May 20, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday announced that he has introduced legislation to help state officials prevent voter fraud. More
May 20, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that an energy package by the House Energy and Commerce Committee includes a framework for a process to quickly approve cross-border pipelines between the United States, Canada and Mexico, while specifically excluding the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
May 20, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Veterans Forum on Thursday at American Legion Post 499 in Galena Park, Texas. More
May 20, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to fighters with ISIL. More w/Video
May 20, 2015 -- The National Park Service on Tuesday announced that Wayne Prokopetz has been named superintendent of the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. More
May 19, 2015 -- A United States Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man and Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescued two others after their disabled boat drifted onto the South Galveston Jetty Tuesday. More
May 19, 2015 -- Congressman Ted Poe, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and United States Senator John Cornyn today issued statements applauding the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
May 19, 2015 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that it has launched two grant programs to help coastal communities create projects to make them more resilient against extreme weather events, climate hazards and changing ocean conditions. More
May 19, 2015 -- United State Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to plans to delay the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by the State Department until January 2016. More
May 19, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has re-introduced legislation that would focus the oversight authority of the Food and Drug Administration on products that "pose a potential risk to human health". More
May 15, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday seized a Mexican fishing boat with four Mexican nationals in the waters off South Texas. More
May 15, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today announced that the House of Representatives has approved the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2016. More
May 15, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that the House Appropriations Sucommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science has approved the FY2016 appropriations bill. More
May 14, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin issued a statement following the vote on House Resolution 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. More
May 14, 2015 -- Midwest High Speed Rail Association Executive Director Richard Harnish today issued a statement calling on Congress to invest in safety systems for trains following the recent derailment of an Amtrak train. More
May 14, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor to call for the return of Austin Tice, a Houston native who has been held captive since 2012. More w/Video
May 14, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo on Wednesday introduced legislation to enhance free speech protections for consumers on the Internet. More
May 14, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation by the House of Representatives placing limits on government surveillance programs. More
May 13, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Wednesday voted on House Resolution 36, legislation he cosponsored, which prohibits the abortion of unborn children after twenty weeks. More w/ Video
May 13, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host an Industry Day for small business government contractors on May 28. More
May 13, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that the House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending bill that includes a provision prohibiting federal funding for two light rail projects in Houston. More
May 12, 2015 -- The United States Department of Energy on Tuesday issued authorization for the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States. More
May 12, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday took to the Senate floor to express his disappointment over Senate Democrats’ filibuster of Trade Promotion Authority legislation. More
May 12, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin applauded passage by the House of Representatives of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from issuing its “Waters of the United States” rule that gives the federal government unprecedented authority to regulate virtually all water flows in America, including ditches and farmland ponds. More
May 12, 2015 -- A bill intended to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from over-regulating water rights passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. More
May 12, 2015 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association has reported on a study of comparisons of "hard structures" and a "natural system" of coastal buffers. More
May 11, 2015 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and United States Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Lamar Smith – in conjunction with the American Center for Law and Justice – on Monday filed an amicus brief on President Barack Obama's immigration actions. More
May 11, 2015 -- Former Texas Congressman Martin Frost, who delivered the eulogy at the funeral of former Speaker of the House Jim Wright, has provided his comments to Guidry News Service. More
May 07, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green has invited veterans and families to his Veterans Forum on May 21. More
May 07, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today marked the 64th annual National Day of Prayer by sharing his personal reflections and prayers for the nation. More w/Video
May 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed attendees at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. More
May 06, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber held a reception Monday night to honor Christina Rasmussen, a junior from Clear Springs High School, as this year’s Congressional Art Competition winner. More
May 06, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor, calling for bipartisan reform to the country's criminal justice system. More
May 06, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today questioned representatives from the State Department regarding compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, specifically concerning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email. More w/Video
May 04, 2015 -- The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on May 25. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. More
May 04, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a shooting that occurred in Garland, Texas on Sunday. More
May 01, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin reports that the United States House of Representatives on Thursday approved an amendment he offered which intends to prohibit nuclear nonproliferation funds from being used in contracts with Iran unless the country is required to stop the pursuit and development of nuclear weapons. More w/ Video
May 01, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson recently received the "Spirit of Enterprise" Award from the United States Chamber of Commerce. More
May 01, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green on Thursday introduced a resolution to promote minority health awareness. More
May 01, 2015 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published a study finding that the resilience of coastal communities against storms, flooding and erosion can be strengthened when protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs and beaches, or with hybrid approaches. More
May 01, 2015 -- Congressmen Gene Green and Brian Babin today applauded the passage of an amended FY2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill adding $36.3 million to the United States Army Corps of Engineers budget for harbor maintenance projects. More
April 30, 2015 -- Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law released a statement on the United States House Judiciary Committee's endorsement of the USA Freedom Act, a bill that aims to end the National Security Administration’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. More
April 30, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Leadership Conference issued a statement after markup by the House Natural Resources Committee of House Resolution 774, a bill which intends to stop foreign illegal fishing in American waters. More
April 30, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding patent reform legislation. More w/Video
April 30, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today, in observance of national PrepareAthon Day, encouraged residents in his district to prepare for severe weather and other hazards. More
April 29, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin reported that the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday approved an amendment he offered which aims to end the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' Appraised Value Offer program. More
April 28, 2015 -- United States Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today issued a statement in observance of Workers' Memorial Day. More
April 27, 2015 -- United States Congressmen Al Green and Mike Honda on Monday introduced a bill which would grant Temporary Protected Status to Nepalese nationals affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has ravaged Nepal and killed thousands. More
April 27, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has joined Congresswoman Suzan DelBene in introducing legislation aimed at protecting families and workers against exposure to asbestos. More
April 24, 2015 -- The United States Attorney's Office in Houston has filed federal charges against 22 defendants in connection with either bank robbery or commercial robbery as well as various firearms charges. More
April 24, 2015 -- United States Senators Ted Cruz and Pat Toomey have filed an amendment to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which would require affirmative Congressional approval of any Iranian nuclear deal before sanctions relief can occur. More
April 24, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 13th Annual Job Fair on Monday at San Jacinto College North in Houston. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Democratic National Committee today issued a statement regarding the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general. More
April 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding his vote against the nomination of Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General. More
April 23, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson on Wednesday introduced the "Restoring the 10th Amendment Act", legislation to limit the "size, power and cost of the federal government". More
April 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act by the Senate. More
April 22, 2015 -- University of Houston has announced that Acting Vice President/Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer Ramanan Krishnamoorti will testify on Thursday before the House Energy and Power Subcommittee regarding a workforce training program developed for the energy industry. More
April 22, 2015 -- The United States Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced that Frederick Ramon Robinson, a Houston resident and convicted felon has been arrested on charges of unlawfully possessing a firearm, after an investigation in to social media posts advocating violence. More
April 21, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the United States Department of Energy's release of its first Quadrennial Energy Review, a report examining vulnerabilities in the country's energy infrastructure. More
April 21, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More w/Video
April 21, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in observance of San Jacinto Day in Texas. More
April 20, 2015 -- Big Thicket National Preserve joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park as part of the National Park Service's Find Your Park campaign. More
April 20, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding education reforms proposed by Republicans. More
April 17, 2015 -- Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems and the German Aerospace Center announce the signing of a new Dream Chaser® program cooperation during the United States German Aerospace Roundtable at the 31st annual Space Symposium hosted by the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. More
April 17, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement concerning a "fast track" bill that would create an accelerated consideration process for trade agreements. More
April 16, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green recently reintroduced the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Act, which would designate Buffalo Bayou as an official National Heritage Area. More
April 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority legislation. More
April 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after an announcement that the United States Army will provide full Purple Heart benefits to recipients who received the medal due to the Fort Hood shooting in 2009. More
April 16, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the passage of a bill by the House of Representatives to make permanent a sales tax deduction on federal income returns. More
April 16, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that two pieces of legislation he voted for, including the implementation of a permanent sales tax deduction on federal income taxes, passed the House of Representatives. More
April 16, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to a report by the United States Energy Information Administration that predicts the country will be a net exporter of natural gas by 2017. More
April 15, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Wednesday spoke on the House floor in support of a series of House-passed bills aimed at protecting hard-working taxpayers and holding IRS agency officials accountable. More w/ Video
April 15, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Wednesday issued a statement after questioning Immigration & Customs Enforcement Director Sarah R. Saldana during a Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing. More
April 15, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on Senate Democrats to support his amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
April 15, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Congressman Mac Thornberry in re-introducing The Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act, legislation aimed at lessening tax burdens on small business owners. More
April 14, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday issued a statement in regards to a new Joint Economic Committee report detailing major economic challenges in the African American community. More
April 14, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has offered another compromise to end a filibuster of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
April 14, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 13th Annual Job Fair on April 27 at San Jacinto College North. More
April 13, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Monday issued a statement in response to the introduction of legislation that would create a congressionally-mandated performance tax to force local radio stations to pay royalties to artists for playing their songs on the air More
April 10, 2015 -- United States Congressman John R. Carter recently joined several fellow Congressman Roger Williams, United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott in honoring the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting with the Purple Heart Award. More
April 10, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding an announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency concerning a proposed settlement with the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers regarding deadlines under the Renewable Fuel Standard program. More
April 10, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom medal ceremony at Fort Hood. More
April 10, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams issued a statement following today's Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom medal ceremony at Fort Hood. More
April 09, 2015 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that it's Houston District Office returned more than $1.3 million in back wages and damages to 1,253 workers at Houston specialty grocery stores following a multi-year enforcement initiative. More
April 09, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced the formation of a bipartisan Congressional Public Health Caucus in the House of Representatives. More
April 09, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he has joined in filing an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of the states to define marriage. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a court ruling regarding President Barack Obama's executive action concerning immigration. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a judicial ruling concerning President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a federal court ruling that leaves in place a ban on President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
April 08, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following a judge's denial to lift a ban on President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
April 07, 2015 -- United States Senator Rand Paul today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. More
April 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to the State Department Inspector General regarding reports that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email account for correspondence in her position. More
April 01, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday sent a letter to United States Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell requesting more information about current procedures providing for the health and safety of unaccompanied children who have been entrusted to the Department's care. More
April 01, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's negotiations with Iran concerning the country's nuclear program. More
April 01, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 13th Annual North Channel Community Clean-Up on April 11. More
April 01, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams today issued a statement following a missed deadline in negotiations with Iran concerning its nuclear program. More
March 30, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams today released a video message regarding the federal government's business regulations. More w/Video
March 27, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement after a federal district court granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction on the Obama Administration's attempt to revise the definition of "spouse" in the Family and Medical Leave Act. More
March 27, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement following the House of Representatives' passage of the "Balanced Budget for a Stronger America Act". More
March 27, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a video message regarding the Senate Republicans' FY2016 Budget. More w/Video
March 27, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson on Thursday announced that he has introduced legislation to allow state insurance commissioners the option of offering insurance plans cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act. More
March 27, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the passage of the Senate Republican budget. More
March 26, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard recently helped a USCG World War II veteran celebrate his 100th birthday. More
March 26, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today spoke on the House floor to wish NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly the best as he embarks on a year-long mission to the International Space Station. More w/Video
March 26, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the House of Representatives has approved the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. More
March 26, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today issued opening statements during a hearing concerning allegations of improper influence regarding special visas at the United States Department of Homeland Security. More
March 25, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday issued a statement on House Concurrent Resolution 27, which aims to establish the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and set priorities for 2017. More
March 25, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement following a Senate vote against President Barack Obama's 2016 proposed budget. More
March 24, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today issued opening statements at a hearing regarding Islamist extremism. More
March 24, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today joined Congressmen Pete Olson and Mike Doyle in re-introducing the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act, which would enable utilities to follow the Department of Energy's "must run" orders during extremely high electricity demand periods and not be penalized by the Environmental Protection Agency for violations of the Clean Air Act during those times. More
March 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday highlighted some of the key aspects of the Senate Republican budget during remarks on the Senate floor. More w/ Video
March 23, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced his candidacy for President of the United States in a speech at Liberty University in Virginia. More w/Video
March 20, 2015 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it is awarding more than $2.1 million for clean diesel projects in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. More
March 20, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Trent Franks on Thursday introduced legislation to impose sanctions against Iran. More
March 19, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin today introduced his first bill, the No Taxpayer Bailouts for Unsustainable State and Local Pensions Act (H.R. 1476), which he says prohibits the U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve from offering any sort of bailout to a state or local government pension system. More
March 19, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor, asking Democrats to work with Republicans to pass legislation to assist victims of human trafficking. More w/Video
March 18, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Jim Bridenstine on Wednesday introduced the American Energy Renaissance Act which they say will empower the private sector to create good-paying American jobs, spur economic growth and expand opportunity. More
March 18, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over the newly revised definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act, which includes a same-sex spouse if the marriage occurred in a state that recognizes such marriage. More
March 18, 2015 -- A bipartisan coalition of members of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives today introduced the "Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act", which will improve public access to federally-funded research. More
March 18, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election. More
March 18, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today issued a statement in response to reports of a cyber attack on Premera Blue Cross, an insurance plan provider. More
March 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement following reports the Obama Administration will exempt the White House’s Office of Administration from Freedom of Information Act regulations. More
March 17, 2015 -- Attorney General Ken Paxton and 22 other state attorneys general have joined to ask the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to permanently discard a proposed ban on M855 ammunition. More
March 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today encouraged Senate Democrats to drop their filibuster of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
March 17, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that legislation aimed at accelerating approval for new therapies has been approved by the House of Representatives. More
March 17, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the House of Representatives has approved the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act and the Access to Life-Saving Trauma Care for All Americans Act. More
March 16, 2015 -- United States Representatives John Culberson and Bill Foster have announced that they will serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, which is intended to help educate Members of Congress and their staff on essential R&D projects and the importance of maintaining America’s role as a world leader in research and development More
March 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today asked Senate Democrats to reconsider their threatened filibuster of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More w/Video
March 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a news release questioning why Democrats in Congress are opposing the Hyde Amendment in the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
March 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Saturday announced that Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, has endorsed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
March 12, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today held a hearing with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the FY2016 budget request for NASA. More w/Video
March 11, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor in response to Senate Democrats rejecting an offer to amend the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
March 11, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today surveyed the damage and response to a collision between two ships on the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 11, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has introduced the "Deny Amnesty Credits Act of 2015", which would prevent those granted deferred action under President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration from qualifying for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. More
March 10, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a response to Senate Democrats' plans to filibuster the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
March 10, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas with approximately 475 pounds of illegally caught red snapper. More
March 10, 2015 -- The United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a Transportation Roundtable meeting in Houston this morning at Rice University. More
March 10, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding a decision by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to drop a proposed ban on the manufacture and sale of 5.56 mm/.221 caliber M855 "green tip" ammunition. More
March 10, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green commemorated the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" on March 8 by joining in a symbolic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. More
March 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More w/ Video
March 06, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he has sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen asking for information regarding the tax-exempt status of The Peaceworks Network Foundation, also known as "OneVoice", after reports indicating the organization has been using its resources to influence upcoming elections in Israel. More
March 05, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson was honored recently with the Family Research Council's True Blue Award. More
March 05, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson on Wednesday issued a statement following a budget oversight hearing concerning the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More
March 04, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard reported that a mariner located three overdue boaters Tuesday aground in their recreational boat in the Intracoastal Waterway a few miles south of the mouth of the Arroyo Colorado River. More
March 04, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor in support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call for increased sanctions on Iran. More
March 03, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday issued a statement on the United States Department of Homeland Security funding bill. More
March 03, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement following his vote in favor of a "clean" funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. More
March 03, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on his vote against a "clean" spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. More
March 03, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today issued a statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress. More
March 03, 2015 -- Congressman Will Hurd on Monday issued a statement regarding two bills passed by the House of Representatives regarding issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs. More
March 03, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday participated in a panel discussion with Nobel peace laureate Elie Wiesel regarding Iran's nuclear program. More w/Video
March 03, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress. More
March 03, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress. More
March 03, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement following a Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress. More
March 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement commemorating Texas Independence Day. More
February 27, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas early Thursday morning with 445 pounds of illegally caught red snapper. More
February 27, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following a vote on a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Navy Reserve will celebrate its 100th anniversary on March 3 with a series of events in Washington, D.C. More w/Video
February 26, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the release of an official plan for Internet regulations by the Federal Communication Commission. More
February 26, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams today introduced the Chris Kyle Medal of Honor Act, which would award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Navy Seal Christoper Scott Kyle. More
February 26, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement praising the passage of his legislation on human trafficking through the Senate Judiciary Committee, without opposition. More
February 26, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson on Wednesday issued a statement after chairing the first Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee hearing of 2015. More
February 26, 2015 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association recognized the newly formed Congressional Coastal Communities Caucus at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. More
February 25, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday joined other House Democrats in voting for the House to consider a “clean funding bill that could be signed into law before the Department of Homeland Security is forced to shut down on February 28”. More
February 25, 2015 -- Congressmen Gene Green and K. Michael Conaway on Monday re-introduced the Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes any new music fees, taxes or royalties that could be imposed on radio broadcasters. More
February 25, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today issued a statement following the arrest of three United States-based supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. More
February 25, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Harry Reid's position on a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. More w/Video
February 25, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today issued a statement responding to President Barack Obama's veto of legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
February 25, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
February 25, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone Pipeline Approval Act. More
February 25, 2015 -- Galveston Park Board of Trustees Chair Melvin Williams and Executive Director Kelly de Schaun are attending the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Coastal Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. More
February 24, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday released a statement in regards to President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would create American jobs by finally allowing construction to begin on the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
February 24, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday sent a letter to United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson questioning whether the White House intends to abide by a federal court order to stop President Barack Obama's executive amnesty. More
February 24, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul will hold a hearing on Wednesday to examine President Barack Obama's cybersecurity information sharing proposal. More
February 24, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Monday hosted his biannual Paying for College Workshop at MacArthur Senior High School. More
February 24, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to receiving support from 184 human rights organizations for the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that a digital billboard campaign has been launched as Houston area law enforcement agencies search for the killers of Alvin Kinney, a Brinks armored guard. More
February 19, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced updated dates for three spacewalks on the International Space Station by two American astronauts. More
February 19, 2015 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Coastal Summit will be held in Washington, D.C. next week. More
February 17, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today provided excerpts from a federal district court's ruling regarding President Obama's executive action on immigration. More
February 17, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in response to a federal judge's decision regarding President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
February 17, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement applauding a decision by a federal district court judge blocking enforcement of President Barack Obama's executive action immigration until legal questions regarding the program are resolved. More
February 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today applauded a ruling by a federal district court judge regarding President Obama's executive action on immigration. More
February 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a district court judge's ruling concerning President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
February 17, 2015 -- The White House Press Office today issued a statement in response to a district court ruling barring enforcement of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration until legal matters involving the program have been resolved. More
February 13, 2015 -- United States Congressman John Culberson joined House and Senate Republicans in calling on Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of the Department of Homeland Security funding bill. More
February 13, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday spoke at an event organized by Lincoln Labs at the United States Chamber of Commerce, where he delivered remarks concerning proposals for "net neutrality". More w/Video
February 13, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green joined fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Tuesday to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss legislative priorities. More
February 12, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday introduced a Senate resolution welcoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States when he addresses a joint session of Congress next month. More
February 12, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday introduced the bipartisan Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, which would allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that also has concealed carry laws, while abiding by that state’s concealed carry laws. More
February 12, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding legislation he introduced to provide tax fairness for wounded members of the armed services has been approved by the Senate Finance Committee. More
February 12, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today delivered remarks regarding a seven-point plan to defeat radical Islamist terrorism. More
February 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined a coalition of governors in sending a letter to President Barack Obama encouraging him to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline bill into law. More
February 12, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that two bills he submitted have been approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. More
February 12, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's request to use military force against ISIS. More
February 11, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green spoke in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act on the floor of the House of Representatives, "because I support North American energy development". More
February 11, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin said he is proud of his vote to send the bill approving the Keystone XL Pipeline to President Obama’s desk. More
February 11, 2015 -- The United States of House of Representatives today voted 270-152 to approve the Senate’s Keystone XL Pipeline legislation and send it to the President’s desk. More
February 11, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green on Monday distributed flags flown over the Capitol to veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. More
February 11, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today delivered an opening statement at a hearing on the threat of foreign fighters and "homegrown terror". More
February 10, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz and 11 other senators on Tuesday re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which respects the definition of marriage held by the people of each state and protects states from the federal government's efforts to force any other definition upon them. More
February 10, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Paying for College Workshop on February 23 at Mac Arthur Senior High School in Houston. More
February 10, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in announcing plans to introduce prison reform legislation. More
February 09, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green recently delivered remarks before a special session of the House of Representatives regarding Black History Month. More
February 06, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday issued a statement regarding the Army’s announcement to award the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to the victims of the 2009 terrorist attack upon Fort Hood. More
February 06, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding an announcement that the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings would receive Purple Hearts. More
February 06, 2015 -- Congressman John Carter today announced that the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings will be awarded the Purple Heart. More
February 06, 2015 -- Congressman Luis Gutierrez and the National Latino Evangelical Coalition will host a community rally and information session in Houston on Saturday regarding the immigration plan put forward through executive action by President Barack Obama. More
February 06, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul will host a hearing on February 11 regarding foreign fighters and homegrown terrorism. More
February 04, 2015 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Joe Barton on Wednesday introduced legislation that would require state Medicaid and CHIP plans to provide 12 months of continuous enrollment for an eligible individual to reduce churn in the programs. More
February 04, 2015 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Tuesday participated in a live teleconference hosted by the White House. More
February 04, 2015 -- United State Senator John Cornyn today questioned Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell regarding the Obama Administration's response if the Supreme Court determines subsidies for insurance purchased through a federal exchange are illegal. More w/Video
February 03, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday on the Senate floor called on Senate Democrats to allow debate on the Department of Homeland Security funding bill. More
February 03, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday released a statement in regards to the United States House of Representatives passing House Bill 596, legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. More
February 03, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin voted today for House passage of H.R. 596, legislation he cosponsored to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
February 03, 2015 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that offering $5 million in funding to support a pilot project to provide employment services in correction facilities to assist inmates in gaining job skills and employment opportunities prior to their release. More
February 03, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's FY2016 budget proposal. More
February 03, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. More
February 02, 2015 -- The National Park Service posted a news release reporting that $3 billion from President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 budget request will support NPS's critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission. More
February 02, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green, along with fellow House members Frank Pallone, Jr. and Diana DeGette, on Monday requested a hearing on the current measles outbreak and preventative vaccinations. More
February 02, 2015 -- United States Congressman Brian Babin on Monday released a statement in response to President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal. More
February 02, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today introduced legislation to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. More
February 02, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green and Houston City Councilmember Ed Gonzalez will host an E-waste Collection Drive on February 7 at the Houston Community College Northline Campus. More
February 02, 2015 -- United States Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today released the FY2016 budget for the Department of Labor, part of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for the federal government. More
February 02, 2015 -- The White House Press Office today released a fact sheet regarding President Barack Obama's 2016 Budget. More
February 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's proposed budget. More
February 02, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin posted a message sharing his "deep and personal appreciation" for Chris Kyle and his family as Texas recognizes “Chris Kyle Day” in Austin. More
January 30, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul on Thursday issued a statement regarding suspicion that one of five Taliban members released from detention has been attempting to contact the Taliban and continue terrorist acts. More
January 29, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the Senate's approval of legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
January 29, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the Department of Energy's ability to approve Liquefied Natural Gas export applications. More
January 29, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today joined as lead co-sponsor of the Enhancing Educational Opportunities for All Act. More
January 28, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday introduced legislation which he says will dramatically boost transparency in the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s listing processes for endangered species. More
January 28, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green recently hosted a Healthcare Enrollment Forum at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center. More
January 28, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin on Tuesday announced his assignment to several House subcommittees. More
January 28, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that legislation he co-sponsored to expedite approval of Liquefied Natural Gas export projects has been approved by the House of Representatives. More
January 28, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding his introduction of the Endangered Species Act Settlement Reform Act. More
January 28, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday issued a statement regarding ongoing charges against former Governor Rick Perry. More
January 27, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor to call attention to the history of increased human trafficking surrounding sporting events such as the Super Bowl, and to call for Senate action on his legislation to help put an end to such crimes. More w/ Video
January 27, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor to offer an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval bill that will expedite liquefied natural gas exports. More
January 26, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew who fled from authorities Sunday, after poaching shark, red snapper, and eel in the waters off South Texas. More w/ Video
January 23, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber on Thursday re-introduced legislation that would immediately suspend U.S. foreign aid to Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador until those countries took "sufficient action to mitigate" unlawful border crossings by their citizens. More
January 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor calling on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. More
January 23, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber on Thursday issued a statement regarding his vote in favor of legislation to prevent taxpayer funding for abortions. More
January 22, 2015 -- United States Congressman Will Hurd will join other members of Congress on a tour of the southwest border this weekend. More
January 22, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard, along with the National Marine Fisheries Service, recently seized 2,700 pounds of shrimp near Cameron, Louisiana. More
January 22, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has been named chair of the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness. More
January 22, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in support of the 2015 March for Life. More
January 22, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he will chair the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on The Constitution. More
January 22, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Healthcare Enrollment Forum on Saturday at the M.O. Campbell Education Center in Houston. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Michael McCaul on Wednesday issued the opening statement at the markup of House Bill 399, the Secure Our Borders Act of 2015. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday issued a statement on President Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Will Hurd released a statement regarding the Air Force’s decision to select Joint Base San Antonio as the host base for their Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters More
January 21, 2015 -- Congressman Will Hurd today issued a statement in support of the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. More
January 21, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today issued a statement applauding the introduction of legislation of the Secure Our Borders First Act in the Senate. More
January 21, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has been assigned to the Middle East, North Africa Subcommittee and the Europe, Eurasia and Emergency Threats Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn said that President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address was "a divorce from reality". More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address "proved that he will continue with the same outdated policies that only promote more government control over our lives". More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz said the State of the Union Address was "a powerful demonstration that it's time to move on beyond President Barack Obama. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address "laid out a plan to strengthen the middle class that would make paychecks for hardworking Americans go farther, prepare Americans to earn higher wages and keep good paying jobs in America. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Representative Michael McCaul, who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security, said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address shows that he "remains wholly out of touch with the priorities of the American people". More
January 20, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday voted in support of a House resolution condemning the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. More
January 20, 2015 -- President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday. Text
January 20, 2015 -- United States Senator Joni Ernst presented the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. Text
January 19, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. More
January 18, 2015 -- Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zuknuft addressed transnational threats and maritime challenges at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of the Maritime Security Dialogue on Friday. More w/Video
January 16, 2015 -- United States Congressman Al Green introduced the Veterans, Women, Families with Children, Race, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2015, also known as the Housing Fairness Act of 2015. More
January 15, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber was named Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. More
January 15, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding the House's approval of the 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Act. More
January 15, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will join representatives from TransCanada, local officials and business leaders in Beaumont on Friday to call for the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
January 15, 2015 -- ConocoPhillips Chair and CEO Ryan Lance on Wednesday called for the United States to lift an export ban on on crude oil. More
January 15, 2015 -- Congressman Will Hurd on Wednesday issued a statement regarding his vote for the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015. More
January 15, 2015 -- Congressman Micheal McCaul on Wednesday issued a statement following the arrest of a suspect in connection with a plot to attack the United States Capitol. More
January 14, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today applauded the passage of legislation at the House of Representatives that would fund the Department of Homeland Security but block funding for items related to President Barack Obama's executive actions concerning immigration. More
January 14, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a series of town hall meetings within his district in January and February. More
January 14, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement on his taking the position as chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Space and Competitiveness. More
January 14, 2015 -- Congressman Al Green recently introduced legislation to address homelessness among low-income veterans and their families. More
January 14, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn joined a bipartisan group of fellow senators in introducing legislation to combat human trafficking. More
January 13, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following a meeting between President Barack Obama and members of the Congressional leadership. More
January 13, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today sent a letter to the Pakistani Ambassador to the United States calling on Pakistan to protect religious freedoms and preserve the Jewish Section of the Karachi Cemetery. More
January 13, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Healthcare Enrollment Forum on January 24 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center in Houston. More
January 13, 2015 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association has posted a news release "In Defense of Dunes" reporting on a study inspired both by research done in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the growing interest in more resilient coasts using more natural means when possible. More
January 12, 2015 -- United States Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the expansion of E-Verify services in Texas and other states to prevent fraud, promote identity protection and educate workers. More
January 12, 2015 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today issued a statement following a cyberattack on the social media accounts of the United States military's Central Command. More
January 12, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today joined members of the Texas Delegation in issuing a joint statement supporting legislation to block President Barack Obama's executive orders regarding immigration. More
January 12, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has co-sponsored legislation to provide a permanent deduction for state and local general sales taxes on their federal income tax returns. More
January 11, 2015 -- During an appearance this morning on CBS’ Face the Nation, United States Sennator John Cornyn said Republicans would fight to reverse President Obama’s "unconstitutional" executive action on immigration while ensuring the Department of Homeland Security has the resources to protect the American people. More w/Video
January 09, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding his support of a resolution designating January 25-31 as National School Choice Week. More
January 09, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board of the Affordable Care Act. More
January 09, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on his vote in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. More
January 09, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today applauded the passage of legislation to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline project. More
January 08, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has been elected to serve as Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health. More
January 07, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday made remarks in response to President Barack Obama’s promise to veto a bill with bipartisan support that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
January 07, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation have set a new launch date for the fifth official SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station. More
January 07, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's remarks that he would veto legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More w/Video
January 07, 2015 -- President Barack Obama today sent several nominations, including three nominations for Texas federal district court judges, to the Senate for confirmation. More
January 06, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today named the members of the Senate Republican Whip Team for the 114th Congress. More
January 05, 2015 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing on January 29 in Arlington to receive comments on proposed updates to the national air quality standards for ground-level ozone. More
December 31, 2014 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it has issued fines totaling $283,600 against Boomerang Tube, LLC in Liberty, Texas, for safety violations. More
December 29, 2014 -- President Barack Obama today issued a statement on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. More
December 29, 2014 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association has published a list of "The Top 10 things we get from the coast". More
December 18, 2014 -- United States Congressman-elect Will Hurd has been named the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Information Technology for the 114th U.S. Congress, the only freshman to receive this distinction. More
December 18, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that more than $1.8 million in supplemental environmental projects will take place in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico as part of settlement agreements with companies charged with violating environmental laws. More
December 17, 2014 -- United States Congressman Michael McCaul released a statement in response to a new Government Accountability Office report detailing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's administrative costs related to disaster relief expenditures. More
December 17, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz applauded the release of Alan Gross by the Cuban government, but called President Barack Obama's announcement to change the United States embargo policy with Cuba "one more very bad deal". More
December 17, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement condemning orders issued by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to arrest journalists and media executives critical of his policies. More
December 16, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in response to terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Australia. More
December 15, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Saturday issued a statement after voting to approve legislation to fund the federal government. More
December 13, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green addressed the crowd at the Justice For All March on Freedom Plaza on Saturday. More
December 12, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green announced that the Senate on Friday has approved modified language from his bill H.R. 3743, the Housing Assistance for Veterans Act of 2014, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. More
December 12, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn released a statement after the Senate passed the FY2015 Defense Authorization bill, including a provision based on legislation he authored making victims of the November 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood eligible to receive the Purple Heart. More
December 12, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday announced that a resolution he co-sponsored to condemn the use of civilians as "human shields" by the group Hamas has been passed by the United States House of Representatives. More
December 12, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously approved the National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014, a measure to strengthen the nation's cyber defenses. More
December 12, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor regarding a provision to the FY2015 Defense Authorization bill making victims of the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood eligible to receive the Purple Heart. More w/Video
December 12, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber on Thursday issued a statement regarding his vote against a funding bill for the federal government. More
December 11, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today applauded the Federal Housing Finance Agency's rule for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to set aside and allocate funds for the Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund. More
December 11, 2014 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today announced that the House of Representatives has approved a Senate amendment that will reinforce the protection and security of chemical facilities from terrorist attacks. More
December 11, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced that it has awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality $2,506,000 in funding to prevent and respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks. More
December 11, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday announced that legislation he sponsored to name the Waco VA Medical Center after Doris Miller, a local World War II hero, has been unanimously approved by the Senate. More
December 10, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement congratulating Kazakhstan on 23 years of independence from the Soviet Union. More
December 10, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that more states have joined a legal challenge filed against President Barack Obama's use of executive action concerning immigration, bringing the total to 24 states. More
December 09, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the release of a Senate Select Committee report on enhanced interrogation techniques employed by the country's intelligence agencies. More
December 09, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday announced the passage of legislation by the Senate that strengthens the Freedom of Information Act. More
December 08, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that legislation that would provide members of the Armed Forces performing humanitarian services to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa with tax benefits. More
December 08, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement in support of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's decision to file a legal challenge to President Barack Obama's executive action concerning immigration. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office has filed a motion seeking a preliminary injunction that would halt executive action taken as a result of President Barack Obama’s unilateral immigration directive. More
December 05, 2014 -- The White House Press Pool has posted a report on the White House meeting between President Barack Obama and six governors-elect and one reelected governor, including Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. More
December 05, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott on Friday attended a series of briefings for newly-elected governors at the White House, where he discussed job creation with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and senior officials. More
December 05, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott and five other newly elected governors met on Friday with Vice President Joe Biden. More
December 05, 2014 -- Bill Adriance reports that both houses of Congress have passed the bill to make Bernardo de Gálvez an Honorary Citizen. More
December 04, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green issued a statement praising the Obama Administration's announced efforts to fund police body cameras and address the militarization of the police. More
December 04, 2014 -- Congressmen John Carter and Roger Williams today announced that an agreement has been approved by the House of Representatives to ensure victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings are eligible to receive the Purple Heart and corresponding benefits. More
December 04, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor, urging President Barack Obama to "abandon his go-it-alone mentality". More
December 04, 2014 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today issued a statement regarding a lawsuit filed challenging President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
December 04, 2014 -- President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama today hosted the second "White House College Opportunity Day of Action". More
December 04, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that legislation to incentivize the development of vaccines and treatments for the Ebola virus has been approved by Congress. More
December 03, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives voted 378-46 to pass H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act to extend expiring tax provisions for individuals, businesses, and the energy sector for one year. More
December 03, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement after taking legal action challenging President Barack Obama's immigration executive action. More
December 03, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the nomination of Sarah Saldana as director of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More
December 02, 2014 -- Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, today delivered an opening statement at a hearing regarding the impact of President Barack Obama's executive action concerning immigration. More
December 01, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement concerning a seven-month extension to negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program. More
November 26, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today responded to proposed regulations on ground-level ozone announced by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Environmental Defense Fund today applauded new proposed regulations on ground-level ozone by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
November 24, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday issued a statement regarding the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. More
November 24, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that he will be meeting with members of the Consular corps to prepare for President Barack Obama's Immigration and Accountability Executive Action. More
November 24, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the announcement of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation. More
November 21, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today introduced legislation to provide tax benefits to members of the Armed Forces combating the spread of Ebola in west Africa. More
November 21, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to an announcement by President Barack Obama that the Department of Homeland Security's Secure Communities Program will be suspended. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today released a statement following President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that he would issue an executive order to reform the country's immigration system. More
November 21, 2014 -- Congressman Michael McCaul on Thursday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's executive order concerning immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's immigration announcement. More
November 21, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday joined other members of Congress in sending a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to drop his proposed carbon dioxide ban agreement with China. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that he would file a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's use of executive power regarding immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement on Thursday concerning the use of executive action on immigration. More
November 20, 2014 -- United States Congressman John Culberson was appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations for the 114th Congress by the Republican Steering Committee. More
November 20, 2014 -- United States Congressman Michael McCaul on Thursday issued a statement on the United States Chamber of Commerce's support for Senate passage of cybersecurity legislation. More
November 20, 2014 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the appointment of Congressman Mike Conaway as chair of the United States House Agriculture Committee. More
November 20, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today released a statement to respond to President Barack Obama's anticipated announcement regarding his use of executive power on immigration. More
November 20, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced that it has finalized two greenhouse gas permits to M&G Resins USA, LLC for the construction of a chemical process plant and utility support facility in Corpus Christi, Texas. More
November 20, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Barack Obama's announcement that he will take executive action regarding immigration. More w/Video
November 19, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green issued a statement on the new STELA Reauthorization Bill. More
November 19, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has joined a bipartisan group of House members in introducing legislation to expedite review of therapies and treatments of the Ebola virus. More
November 19, 2014 -- Congressman John Culberson today joined other members of Congress in sending a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to postpone issuing any executive orders regarding immigration. More
November 19, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the senate floor regarding President Barack Obama's intentions to use executive orders with regards to immigration reform. More w/Video
November 18, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in response to an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office today announced that Fort Hood has been identified as one of several installations to serve as a monitoring site for soldiers re-deploying from West Africa after assisting with response to the Ebola virus. More
November 18, 2014 -- The United States Department of State today announced that it is facilitating the medical evacuation of a U.S. lawful permanent resident from Sierra Leone to the U.S. for treatment for the Ebola virus. More
November 18, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel, which resulted in the death of four people. More
November 17, 2014 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Monday announced that $13.2 million will be used for eight Texas projects that address high-priority conservation needs. More
November 17, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor to address reports that President Barack Obama plans to go around Congress and issue an executive order on immigration. More w/Video
November 17, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a news release regarding his recently unveiled four principles to "protect Internet freedom". More
November 17, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green recently joined House Democrats in calling for President Barack Obama to utilize an executive order for reforming the country's immigration system. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman on Friday issued a statement on his urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to allow undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States. More
November 14, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on the passage of legislation by the House of Representatives to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. More
November 14, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on the House of Representatives' passage of legislation to issue permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline project without the signature of the President. More
November 13, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday addressed President Barack Obama's plans to bypass Congress and take executive action on immigration. More
November 13, 2014 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that he has introduced legislation to allow doctors to volunteer their services in the VA system. More
November 13, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after being named Senate Republican Whip. More
November 12, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday announced new staff roles and hires in his United States Senate D.C. press office. More
November 12, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor following last week's elections. More
November 11, 2014 -- The American Institute of Architects Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston-Galveston Area Council on Monday hosted a panel discussion and community dialogue on coastal resiliency. More
November 11, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Monday issued a statement on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. More
November 11, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today released a message in commemoration of Veterans Day. More
November 11, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2014 -- United States President Barack Obama today issued a statement calling for regulations to promote "net neutrality", and preventing Internet Service Providers from blocking or charging for prioritization of certain traffic on the Internet. More
November 10, 2014 -- United States Ted Cruz today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's request for the Federal Communications Commission to enact "net neutrality" rules. More
November 10, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Garnet F. Coleman on Friday issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision to hear a case that could impact residents in states without a state-based health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. More
November 07, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday issued a statement after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. More
November 07, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green and other officials will host a re-dedication ceremony on Monday in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 06, 2014 -- Environmental Entrepreneurs, a nonpartisan business group, today released a report that shows more than 18,000 clean energy jobs were announced in more than 20 states in the third quarter of 2014, with Texas ranked among the top 10 states for such jobs. More
November 06, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's press conference following the November 4 election. More
November 05, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday issued a statement on Tuesday's election results. More
November 05, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the results of Tuesday's elections across the nation. More
November 04, 2014 -- MEI Technologies, Inc. in Houston has been awarded a $9,700,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for services supporting the United States Department of Defense Space Test Program manned missions that fly to the International Space Station and their associated re-supply launch vehicles. More
October 31, 2014 -- United States Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn today sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services expressing concern about the existing public health resources used in response to cases of the Ebola virus in the United States. More
October 31, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency approved the State of Texas program to issue greenhouse gas permits for new and modified facilities. More
October 30, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday led a group of lawmakers urging leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo to pass adoption reform legislation. More
October 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday issued a statement in response to negative comments made about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu by a senior official of the Obama Administration. More
October 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today applauded Houston Mayor Annise Parker's announcement that the city will withdraw subpoenas of five local pastors. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Superior Crude Gathering, Inc. has agreed to pay a civic penalty of $1.61 million related to a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at the company's oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas. More
October 28, 2014 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Pete Olson will participate in a round table discussion with physicians and research experts from the Texas Medical Center on October 30. More
October 28, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today wrote a letter to the Director of National Institutes of Health and the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration requesting information on the progress of Ebola-related research. More
October 25, 2014 -- At Friday's House Oversight and Government Reform hearing, Congressman Blake Farenthold expressed serious concerns regarding whether the government is doing enough to stop the spread of Ebola and whether the country is putting troops at risk by sending them to Ebola hot zones. More
October 24, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today joined fellow senators in writing a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed "Waters of the United States" rule. More
October 24, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today wrote a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to invite him to visit the Rio Grande Valley to hear from South Texas veterans on the need for a full-service inpatient facility in the region. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued a statement regarding the Ebola virus. More
October 23, 2014 -- The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery, to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military. More
October 23, 2014 -- Congressmen Al Green and Ted Poe today recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More
October 23, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a report that some detainees released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities last year faced violent criminal charges. More
October 22, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a report that President Barack Obama intends to negotiate a nuclear agreement with Iran without involving Congress. More
October 18, 2014 -- The United States Supreme Court today ruled that the State's voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election. More
October 16, 2014 -- United States Congressman John Culberson and other Texas members of the House of Representatives called on President Barack Obama to to implement an immediate travel ban for travelers coming to the United States from the Ebola-afflicted countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. More
October 16, 2014 -- Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, joined subcommittee chairs in calling on the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to suspend visas from Ebola-affected countries. More
October 16, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement calling on a federal response to the Ebola Virus. More
October 14, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today filed an amicus brief supporting a rehearing of a case which claims the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act violates the Origination Clause of the United States Constitution. More
October 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a report that President Barack Obama may use executive action to close the detainment facility in Guantanamo Bay. More
October 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Michael McCaul today sent a letter to United States Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske requesting that international airports in Dallas and Houston be included in enhanced screening for the Ebola virus. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has issued a final greenhouse gas permit for construction of an expansion of the Victoria Power Station by Victoria WLE. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Protection today announced that new layers of entry screening will be implemented at five United States airports that receive more than 94 percent of travelers from Ebola-affected nations. More
October 07, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency is awarding over $8.6 million in grants to fund environmental improvement projects along the U.S.–Mexico border. More
October 06, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker hosted White House Council on Environmental Equality Director Mike Boots for a tour of the Buffalo Bayou Park construction project and briefing on the Bayou Greenways 2020 project and Houston’s efforts to use green infrastructure to combat climate impacts. More
October 03, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today wrote a letter to United States Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske to request additional information on the screening process for incoming passengers to the country after the first confirmed case of Ebola in Texas. More
October 03, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a final green house gas permit to Natgasoline to construct a new natural gas-to-gasoline facility in Nederland, Texas. More
October 02, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta inquiring what measures the FAA is taking to prevent additional cases of Ebola from coming to the United States. More
October 01, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Aerospace Administration reported that its new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today issued a ruling upholding uphold a lower court's decision clearing former Congressman Tom Delay's conviction for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. More
October 01, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has been named a recipient of the Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence from the National Association of Manufacturers. More
October 01, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has introduced legislation to require the Environmental Protection Agency to report to Congress on the impact of any new ozone regulations before the EPA can propose such a regulation. More
September 29, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green on Friday participated in a panel discussion with the Sisters Network, Inc. at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 44th Annual Legislative Conference. More
September 26, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement encouraging Texans to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. More
September 25, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green recently led a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling for action to ensure the future of the Health Centers Program. More
September 25, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the resignation of United States Attorney General Eric Holder. More
September 25, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to United States Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that he is stepping down from his position. More
September 24, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday received the “Leader of Democracy” Award from the Memorial Foundation. More
September 24, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday called for Congressional authorization for the use of military force following airstrikes against terrorist elements in Syria. More
September 22, 2014 -- United States Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzer on Monday announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding $1.2 million to the University of Texas at Brownsville. More
September 19, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on Friday applauded President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Alfred H. Bennett, Judge George C. Hanks, Jr., and Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. More
September 19, 2014 -- The National Federation of Independent Business has named Congressman Steve Stockman a "Guardian of Small Business" for his voting record on behalf of small business owners. More
September 19, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today applauded the reauthorization of the Debbie Smith Act. More
September 19, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has introduced legislation to make English the official language of the United States. More
September 19, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday announced that the Galena Park and Pasadena school district have been awarded mental health grants from the Health and Human Services Department's Center for Mental Health Services. More
September 18, 2014 -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by United States Senator John Cornyn to boost support for and protection of victims of human trafficking by increasing law enforcement resources, enhancing victims’ services and increasing penalties in an effort to combat child sex trafficking, child pornography, sexual exploitation and human trafficking. More
September 18, 2014 -- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Judge Joan Marie Azrack, Judge Alfred H. Bennett, Judge Loretta Copeland Biggs, Elizabeth K. Dillon, Judge George C. Hanks, Jr., Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr., and Justice Jill N. Parrish to serve on the United States District Courts. More
September 18, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green recently attended a White House meeting to discuss diversity in the field of asset management. More
September 17, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green touted House Resolution 4526, the 21st Century Energy Workforce Department Jobs Initiative Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation he cosponsored which would create pathways to opportunities for minorities in the energy sector. More
September 17, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke about how the Senate "has become unrecognizable", asserting it is "being used as an incumbent protection program." More w/ Video
September 17, 2014 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday voted in opposition of an amendment to House Joint Resolution 124, which would provide assistance, training, equipment, supplies and sustainment for Syrian rebels to defend the people of Syria from the Islamic State and to ultimately secure territory held by the Syrian opposition. More
September 17, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Sarah R. Saldana to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which is considering her nomination to serve as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More w/Video
September 17, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today voted in favor of the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2014, which requires an audit of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Banks. More
September 17, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today congratulated NASA, Boeing and SpaceX on Tuesday's announcement that Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded contracts to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station. More
September 17, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement in observance of Constitution Day. More
September 16, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that more than 300 people attended his biannual Paying for College Workshop and Academy Day at North Shore Senior High School. More
September 16, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber recently received the "Champion of the Worker" award from the Competitive Enterprise Institute. More
September 16, 2014 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises, LLC, have agreed to pay $4,470,764 in overtime back wages to 2,677 current and former chemical and refinery employees as a result of investigations into violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. More
September 15, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined a group of fellow senators in urging Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to extend the public comment period on a proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. More
September 14, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green last week led a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers, and Ranking Member Nita Lowey requesting increased funding levels for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program harbor maintenance funding in the House Continuing Resolution. More
September 11, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed legislation he co-sponsored to assist families of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 11, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today voted in favor of the Employee Health Care Protection Act, which allows health insurance plans, currently available on the group market, to continue to be offered through 2019. More
September 11, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 11, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's address regarding the terror threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. More
September 11, 2014 -- Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Guidry News Service has posted interviews with those who were there on that day, as well as two PowerPoint presentations and a recording of Lucky Boyd's "In the Blink of an Eye". More
September 10, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Tuesday filed legislation aimed at blocking the Obama Administration's funding of the joint Palestinian Authority-HAMAS interim government. More
September 10, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today voted in favor of legislation blocking the Obama Administration from expanding the authority Environmental Protection Agency. More
September 10, 2014 -- United States Senator David Vitter today announced that the United States Department of Transportation is awarding more than $12 million in national infrastructure investments throughout Louisiana. More
September 10, 2014 -- United States Senator Mary Landrieu on Tuesday announced that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million grant to the Port of Lake Charles. More
September 10, 2014 -- Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. on Tuesday announced issued a statement in response a $10 million United States Department of Transportation grant for funding of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Project. More
September 09, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman recently wrote a letter urging President Barack Obama to levy heavier sanctions on the Russian government in response to its invasion of Ukraine, and to supply Ukraine with the means to defend itself. More
September 09, 2014 -- The International Space Station Program Science Office has announced the award recipients for the International Space Station Post-Graduate Innovation Awards in Space Life and Physical Science Research opportunity. More
September 09, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday outlined on the Senate floor what he hopes to hear from President Barack Obama during his address regarding United States policy toward the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. More
September 09, 2014 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday voted in favor of House Resolution 644, which condemns President Barack Obama's administration for failing to comply with the law which requires the President to give prior notice to Congress before a prisoner exchange. More
September 09, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding an upcoming House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing concerning a proposed amendment related to parental rights. More
September 09, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Ted Poe today wrote to United States Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to comply with steps to help reduce the country's backlog of untested rape kits. More
September 08, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor about Senate Democrats’ proposed constitutional amendment restricting the free speech protections guaranteed by the First Amendment. More w/Video
September 08, 2014 -- The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued the final rule necessary to implement a law authored by United States Senators John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar to expand prescription drug take-back programs. More
September 05, 2014 -- United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited the Harris County Department of Education to meet with YouthBuild of Houston students enrolled in general educational development and job skills classes. More
September 05, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the Annual Northside Job Fair on Monday at the M.O. Campbell Education Center in Houston. More
September 05, 2014 -- United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today issued a joint statement on the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. More
September 05, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced his intent to file legislation that would prevent United States citizens who join terrorist organizations from returning to the country by removing their citizenship. More
September 04, 2014 -- Penny Pritzker, United States Secretary of Commerce, on Thursday announced the launch of the Economic Development Administration’s $15 million 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies Program competition to spur innovation capacity-building activities in regions across the nation. More
September 02, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on President Barack Obama to work with Congress to take action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant terror group. More
August 27, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting focusing on the STURGIS barge on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Galveston Convention Center. More
August 27, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the Annual Northside Job Fair on September 8 at the M.O. Campbell Education Center in Houston. More
August 26, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green attended the funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. More
August 26, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green, in conjunction with Houston Independent School District , Central Care Community Health Center, Community Health Choice, Raindrop Turkish House, and Kid’s Vision for Life; hosted the tenth annual ‘Green Light to Healthy Living’ health fair at Westbury High School. More
August 22, 2014 -- The United States Department of Energy reported that Texas continues to lead the nation in cumulative wind power capacity. More
August 22, 2014 -- Former astronaut Steven R. Nagel has passed away at the age of 67. More
August 22, 2014 -- Lynda Guidry shares her thoughts on the passing of Victor Lang. More
August 19, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement in response to a reply from the Obama Administration to questions concerning the release of United States Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdhal, who had been held by a terrorist organization. More
August 18, 2014 -- David Sawyer, United States Senator Ted Cruz's Southeast Texas Regional Director, will visit several towns in Southeast Texas to host "Community Conversations" events. More
August 18, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today received the Distinguished Community Health Champion Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers. More
August 17, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has posted a message in support of Texas Governor Rick Perry. More
August 15, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday issued a statement regarding the recent death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. More
August 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development has been named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases. More
August 11, 2014 -- United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced that 32-year-old Ronald Ray Norman, of Houston, has been convicted of being a felon in possession a firearm and ammunition. More
August 08, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday issued a statement commemorating the 25th anniversary of the August 7, 1989, passing Congressman George "Mickey" Leland. More
August 06, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced that it has given final approval of its 50th greenhouse gas permit in Texas. More
August 06, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green on Tuesday attended the official White House dinner on the occasion of the United States-Africa Leaders Summit. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program on Monday announced that it has provided $88,474 in supplemental funding to the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium to reduce the gulf's hypoxic zone. More
August 04, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency will host a public hearing on the proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries on Tuesday in Houston. More
August 04, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to an announcement by SpaceX that their commercial rocket launch facility will be located in Cameron County in Texas. More
August 03, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is celebrating it's 224th Anniversary this week. Message and Video
August 01, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green on Thursday announced that his Original Living American Wage Act of 2014 was reintroduced as part of the Pathways Out of Poverty Act. More
August 01, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday delivered a speech regarding reforms to the 2008 trafficking law and the crisis at the southern border. More w/Video
July 31, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman today introduced legislation aimed at ending the current border crisis. More
July 31, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green today issued a statement praising the Department of Housing and Urban Development's efforts in the housing sector. More
July 30, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced the Wounded Warrior Tax Equity Act of 2014. More
July 30, 2014 -- The Social Security Board of Trustees on Tuesday released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. More
July 30, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding bipartisan legislation designed to address the immigration issue along the southern border of the country. More w/Video
July 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today addressed Majority Leader Harry Reid's refusal to allow a vote on the HUMANE Act, bipartisan legislation designed to address the growing crisis on the southern border. More
July 29, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today applauded the findings of an annual report by the Medicare program's board of trustees. More
July 29, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold will host the 2014 Victoria Veterans Summit on August 7 at the University of Houston - Victoria campus. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $12 million civic penalty against Southwest Airlines for alleged failures in complying with regulations in three separate enforcement cases related to repairs on jetliners operated by the company. More
July 25, 2014 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber shared his thoughts about a meeting on the border crisis held Friday by the House Republicans. More
July 24, 2014 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber reports that the entire Texas Republican delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama imploring him to address the crisis on the border. More
July 24, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today reported on his trip to tour the Texas border with Mexico. More
July 24, 2014 -- United States Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday announced that it has made initial selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. More
July 23, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the HUMANE Act, legislation to the Senate floor for consideration. More w/Video
July 22, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green issued a statement on President Barack Obama signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law. More
July 22, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green joined colleague Maxine Waters in calling on House Republicans to examine alleged discrimination at Goldman Sachs Group. More
July 22, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation to increase transparency of the listing process for endangered species by federal agencies. More
July 22, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today pointed to statements from Obama Administration and Democratic members of Congress concerning the 2009 trafficking law. More
July 18, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green announced that the Harris County Department of Education has been awarded an AmeriCorps Grant. More
July 18, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in praise of the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Act's introduction in the Senate. More
July 17, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday sent a letter of condolence and support to the ambassadors of Malaysia and Ukraine in the wake of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More
July 17, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding an attack on a civilian flight over the Ukraine. More
July 16, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the launch of a pilot program in Houston aimed at preparing communities to deal with the potential effects of climate change. More
July 16, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding policy involving Israel's conflict with Hamas in Gaza. More w/Video
July 14, 2014 -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials today issued a statement calling for action to address the influx of unaccompanied children from the border with Mexico. More
July 14, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar today proposed the HUMANE Act, legislation designed to reform current law and solve the ongoing issues concerning large numbers of undocumented immigrants into the country's southern border. More
July 11, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green has applauded the United States Senate confirmation of Julián Castro as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. More
July 11, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives on Thursday passed the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill with a vote of 253-170. More
July 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday in Washington introduced an amendment to S. 2363, the Sportsmen's Act of 2014, to ensure concealed carry privileges are reciprocal in states with similar laws. More
July 10, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS official Lois Lerner on charges of Contempt of Congress. More
July 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate floor today outlining what the President would have seen if he had visited the border during his trip to Texas. More w/Video
July 10, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Wednesday released a statement regarding United States Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who is currently being held in a Mexican prison. More
July 09, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green reports that the House of Representatives has amended the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, adding $57 million to the Operation and Maintenance Account within the Army Corps of Engineers budget for harbor maintenance projects. More
July 09, 2014 -- United States Representative Gene Green reports that on Tuesday the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4007, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act on a voice vote. More
July 08, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Barack Obama's trip to Texas this week. More w/Video
July 08, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman urged his colleagues today to defeat H.R. 3471, which he calls the “Abortion On Demand Act.” More
July 08, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green has condemned the kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian youth. More
July 07, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor urging President Barack Obama to visit the border during his upcoming trip to Texas. More w/Video
July 03, 2014 -- Texas Rick Perry told Members of the United States House Committee on Homeland Security today that urgent federal action is required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. More
July 02, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today announced that they are accepting applications for two federal judicial vacancies in Texas to fill vacancies in the Northern District and the Southern District. More
July 02, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $800,000 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to reduce emissions from non-road equipment and marine vessels. More
June 30, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's immigration announcement. More
June 30, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Monday released a statement regarding the murders of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers. More
June 30, 2014 -- United States Representative Randy Weber today introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014, which would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending all U.S. foreign aid to these Central American nations until Congress determines that sufficient action is taken to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens. More
June 27, 2014 -- The National Park Service has announced that unmanned aircraft are prohibited in the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Secretary of Commerce has appointed Captain David Walker and Dr. Gregory Stunz, and reappointed Dr. Pam Dana to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 27, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to comments from President Barack Obama and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest regarding the use of executive actions. More
June 27, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling finding President Barack Obama's recess appointments were unconstitutional. More
June 27, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and Congressman Mac Thronberry have introduced legislation to direct the Bureau of Land Management to transfer any land in Texas along the Red River to landowners who can prove through official records that they own the land outright. More
June 26, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber introduced House Resolution 652, condemning the President of the United States and the executive branch of government for continuous actions that violates the laws and Constitution of the United States. More
June 26, 2014 -- United States President Barack Obama has nominated four individuals to serve on the United States District Courts, including three in Texas. More
June 26, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the issue of unaccompanied minors entering Texas from the border with Mexico. More w/Video
June 26, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today applauded a ruling by the United States Supreme Court reversing a lower court's decision establishing a 35-foot buffer zone around all abortion clinics in Massachusetts. More
June 26, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a ruling by the United States Supreme Court upholding that President Barack Obama's recess appointments were unconstitutional. More
June 26, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Senator Marco Rubio in introducing a resolution calling on President Barack Obama to take immediate action regarding unaccompanied children illegally migrating into the country across the border with Mexico. More
June 25, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday released a statement regarding the passage of the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. More
June 25, 2014 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday released a statement regarding the passage of the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. More
June 25, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Wednesday introduced five Resolutions of Inquiry intended to force Obama administration officials to turn over information regarding the Internal Revenue Service. More
June 25, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green on Tuesday received the VetsFirst Congressional Bronze Star Award. More
June 25, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing concerning a proposed amendment to the Voting Rights Act. More
June 25, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday announced that the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, which he helped author, has been approved by the House of Representatives. More
June 24, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy today introduced legislation to make improvements to the Freedom of Information Act. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that it has joined with other organizations in sending a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. More
June 24, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation to prohibit bonuses for senior-level executives of the Internal Revenue Service until all Congressional requests for documents, including emails related to the investigation of the agency's targeting of certain groups, are met. More
June 24, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Monday questioned Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen regarding the loss of two years' worth of emails by former IRS official Lois Lerner. More w/Video
June 23, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding a ruling by the United States Supreme Court concerning a plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide emissions by companies expanding or building new industrial facilities. More
June 20, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has introduced legislation to allow taxpayers to use the same "lame excuses for missing documentation that the Internal Revenue Service is currently proffering". More
June 20, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's response to an influx of children along the country's border with Mexico. More
June 20, 2014 -- Congressman John Culberson on Monday hosted a reception honoring appointees to military service academies. More
June 20, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday announced that the Harris County Department of Education has received a $6.3 million Head Start grant award. More
June 19, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor regarding the President's proposed actions in Iraq. More w/Video
June 18, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson regarding the nearly 50,000 unaccompanied children who have been apprehended along Texas' Southern border. More
June 18, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement in response to a court ruling to return Justina Pelletier to her parents after she had been detained by the state of Massachusetts in connection with a disagreement over her treatment by doctors. More
June 18, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber will present a letter to commemorate this year's celebration of Juneteenth in Galveston on Saturday. More
June 18, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today issued statements to commemorate Juneteenth, which is observed on June 19. More
June 17, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding immigration laws and the situation at the Texas southern border. More
June 17, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a suspect in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the United States Embassy facility in Benghazi, Libya. More
June 17, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro at Castro's confirmation hearing for appointment as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. More w/Video
June 16, 2014 -- The Republican Governors Association today hosted an energy press briefing featuring the governors of Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota and Wyoming at the Petroleum Club in Houston. More
June 16, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement in response to a ruling by the United States Supreme Court in a case concerning straw purchasing laws for firearms. More
June 16, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Friday restated his question to the Obama Administration concerning whether any form of compensation was provided to anyone in exchanged for Marine Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by a terrorist network. More
June 16, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Friday sent a letter to the National Security Agency requesting it turn over all metadata on email accounts of former Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations division director Lois Lerner. More
June 14, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday announced his co-sponsorship of legislation that will grant Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, currently imprisoned by the Sudanese government, permanent legal status in the United States. More
June 13, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding the increase in the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border into Texas from Mexico. More
June 13, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to remarks made by President Barack Obama concerning attacks in Iraq. More
June 13, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today expressed his condolences on the passing of Dan McCool of Pasadena. More
June 12, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced his support of Congressman Louie Gohmert's bid for chair of the Republican Study Committee. More
June 12, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 20th Annual Citizenship Day on June 21 at the Houston Community College Northline Campus. More
June 11, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday introduced the Original Living American Wage Act of 2014 in the House of Representatives. More
June 11, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Wednesday released a statement regarding Eric Cantor. More
June 11, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding unaccompanied children arriving in Texas after traveling through Mexico to gain entry into the United States. More w/Video
June 11, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson regarding the increase in the number of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southern border into the country. More w/Video
June 11, 2014 -- Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday issued a statement on the passage of the FY2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which he said would prevent rail lines from being built along Richmond Avenue and Post Oak Boulevard in Houston. More
June 11, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Barack Obama's deferred action for childhood arrivals. More w/Video
June 11, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Monday in Washington cosponsored Congresswoman Barbara Lee's amendment to H.R. 4745, the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act. More
June 10, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding the signing of the Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014 into law. More
June 10, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday spoke on the Senate floor regarding legislation he introduced to halt any transfers from Guantanamo Bay for six months. More w/Video
June 09, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced his ranking of the impact of President Barack Obama's economic policies for May. More
June 09, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the release of an internal audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs. More
June 07, 2014 -- A Coast Guardsman assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Houston was formally recognized as the 2013 Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Friday. More w/Photos
June 06, 2014 -- President Barack Obama today spoke at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. More
June 06, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. More w/Video
June 05, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced support in introducing legislation to increase veterans' choices when selecting medical providers. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Democratic National Committee today announced the launch of the Arbor Project, a voter expansion project, and Project Ivy, its new data program. More
June 05, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today sent a letter to President Barack Obama inquiring into whether payment was involved in the exchange for the return of United States Army Specialist Bowe Bergdahl. More
June 04, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that legislation he recently introduced would reform the Office of Veterans Affairs to allow veterans denied "prompt care" to receive a voucher to seek care at any non-VA facility. More
June 03, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor in Washington regarding the rule the Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that would place new carbon dioxide emissions regulations on existing power plants. More w/Video
June 03, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today called on Congress to block the Obama administration from providing funds to a new joint Palestinian Authority-HAMAS interim government. More
June 03, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Monday announced that he has signed onto a letter urging Senator Harry Reid to allow legislation banning late term abortions to come to a vote in the Senate. More
June 02, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon emissions guidelines. More
June 02, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon emission regulations on existing power plants. More
June 02, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed guidelines for reducing carbon emissions at existing power plants. More
June 02, 2014 -- The Sierra Club today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants. More
June 02, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today released the Clean Power Plan, a set of proposed guidelines to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants. More w/Video
May 30, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued green house gas permits for the construction of an ethylene cracker near Corpus Christi by OxyChem. More
May 30, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he plans to introduce legislation calling for sanctions to be imposed on the Mexican government until they release United States Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who was arrested on charges of violating Mexican gun laws. More
May 30, 2014 -- President Barack Obama today issued statements regarding the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and the actions being taken to resolve issues at the VA. More
May 30, 2014 -- Congressman John Culberson today released a statement in response to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. More
May 30, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. More
May 30, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he voted against an amendment to prohibit funds for the development of any new limited access privilege program for fisheries on the East Coast or the Gulf of Mexico. More w/Video
May 30, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. More
May 29, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green has announced that Dalavance is the first drug to be designated as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product under his and Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey's Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Act. More
May 29, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today attended the 2014 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner in Houston. More
May 29, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today joined fellow Congressman Tony Cardenas in introducing the "Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act" to protect companies from abusive patent litigation. More
May 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today hosted a veterans roundtable with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Houston. More
May 28, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on President Barack Obama to direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate the Department of Veterans Affairs in response to recent "allegations of negligence and deception" at VA facilities. More
May 28, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he joined 29 other members of the Texas Congressional delegation in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding plans to impose new carbon dioxide regulations on existing power plants. More
May 28, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will host a town hall meeting in Houston tonight to discuss school choice and local control of education. More
May 24, 2014 -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Memorial Day. More
May 24, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today released a statement on the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to be the Director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. More
May 23, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has introduced the "European Union Religious Freedom Act", which will add additional items as religious freedom violations under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. More
May 22, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he will travel to Ukraine to monitor the nation's May 25 presidential election. More
May 21, 2014 -- Congresman Gene Green recently hosted the 12th Annual Job Fair at San Jacinto College. More
May 21, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today questioned Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey regarding the 2009 attack at Fort Hood. More w/Video
May 21, 2014 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced his vote in support of two bills to combat human trafficking, which were passed by the House of Representatives. More
May 21, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act by the House of Representatives. More
May 20, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement on the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 by the House of Representatives. More
May 20, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today voted to approve the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, which now awaits Senate approval. More
May 20, 2014 -- Congressman Roger Williams today announced that he voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, which was approved by the House of Representatives and awaits a vote by the Senate. More
May 20, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to withdraw his nomination of Dr. Jeffrey Murawsky to serve as Under Secretary of Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs. More
May 19, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman demanded the Obama Administration suspend the Justice Department’s “Operation Choke Point,” in which government agents are pressuring banks to close the accounts of legal and law-abiding businesses engaged in commerce contrary to the political views of President Barack Obama. More
May 17, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have filed an amicus brief and joined a court challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More
May 16, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement expressing his gratitude for the preservation of the Historic Southmore Station Post Office in Houston. More
May 16, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn was recently honored with the National Association of Police Organizations' award for Outstanding Support of American Law Enforcement. More
May 15, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday released a statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public input on how best to promote an open Internet. More
May 15, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's testimony concerning reports of secret waiting lists and long wait times at VA hospitals. More
May 15, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman recently announced that he has introduced legislation to allow Bureau of Prisons correctional officers to store authorized firearms on institutional grounds. More
May 14, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson regarding reports that the Department of Homeland Security released over 36,000 criminal aliens back into American communities during Fiscal Year 2013. More
May 14, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in response to recent reports that the Commission will consider regulating broadband Internet as a Title II, common carrier service under the Communications Act of 1934. More
May 14, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the release of President Barack Obama's 21st Century Permitting Modernization Plan. More
May 14, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding reports of issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs. More w/Video
May 13, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Harry Reid. More w/Video
May 13, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green on Monday applauded a ruling by the United States Supreme Court to order a lower court to reconsider the civil suit of Robert Tolan, who was shot by a Houston Police Officer in 2008. More
May 13, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today called for an Inspector General investigation into allegations that Veterans Affairs officials in Central Texas manipulated medical appointment data in order to conceal long wait times for veterans seeking care. More
May 12, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement responding to a report that several patients treated at the Harlingen, Texas VA health center were either denied care or forced to undergo extended delays for cancer treatments in attempts to cut costs. More
May 12, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that political action organization MoveOn has removed a petition from its website that had opposed labeling Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. More
May 10, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Friday asked MoveOn.org to apologize for hosting an online petition opposing a terrorist designation for Boko Haram. More
May 09, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he was recognized by the First Focus Campaign for Children as a "Champion of Children". More
May 09, 2014 -- Congressman John Culberson and United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that they have introduced legislation to make it a crime for an Internal Revenue Service employee to single out a person or an organization for special scrutiny based on their political beliefs. More
May 09, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday applauded the House Energy and Commerce Committee's passage of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization. More
May 08, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the House Energy and Commerce Committee has voted to pass an amended version of legislation he supported to create a process for the approval of cross-border oil pipelines and electric transmission facilities. More
May 08, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding inclusion of legislation he introduced to grant Purple Hearts and benefits to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting in the FY2015 Defense Authorization bill. More
May 07, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today called for the resignation of United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. More
May 07, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has introduced legislation to establish the United States Office for Contingency Operations to help improve stabilization and reconstruction operations in foreign countries. More
May 07, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday joined colleagues in introducing a resolution recognizing the 15th Annual National Charter Schools Week. More
May 07, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a new report finding that VA officials at Texas facilities falsified appointment records to hide wait times for veterans. More
May 06, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki after receiving reports of VA officials keeping "secret" wait lists and falsified records at multiple clinics across the country. More w/Video
May 06, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday joined colleagues in sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Koskinen demanding answers in regard to a report that IRS employees who failed to pay their taxes still received bonuses. More
May 06, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday requested that bills he previously introduced to prevent illegal targeting of groups by the Internal Revenue Service receive a vote. More w/Video
May 05, 2014 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Monday presented the Congressional Award to Clear Springs High School student Nick Zamora. More
May 05, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Monday released a statement regarding the Special Operations Speaks for Benghazi justice advocacy. More
May 05, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday issued a statement regarding the Veterans Affairs' investigation of a clinic in Colorado. More
May 05, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding the selection of Congressman Trey Gowdy to chair the Select Committee to investigate the Obama Administration's response to the September 11, 2012 attack on the United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. More
May 05, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced a resolution commemorating Cinco de Mayo. More
May 05, 2014 -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund will host a media briefing on Tuesday regarding turnout projections for Latino voters in November. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Liberty Counsel today announced that the United States Supreme Court ruled that opening a town meeting in prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. More
May 05, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 12th Annual North Channel Job Fair on May 19 at San Jacinto College's North Campus. More
May 02, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has applauded Speaker of the House John Boehner’s decision to form a select committee to investigate the attacks in Benghazi. More
May 02, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement on a possible vote by the House of Representatives on investigating the government's handling of the September 11, 2012 incident at the United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. More
May 02, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday joined Congressman Phil Gingrey in introducing legislation to accelerate the development of treatments for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. More
May 02, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today urged Secretary of State John Kerry to call on Congolese officials to immediately resume international adoptions to families in the United States. More
May 02, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he is sponsoring legislation to reverse a hunting ban on three species listed on the endangered species list. More
May 01, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Wednesday hosted an I-69 Congressional Caucus briefing with Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin and local community leaders, and announced his introduction of legislation to expand the Interstate 69 corridor to include Texas State Highway 44. More
May 01, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday introduced a resolution to promote minority health awareness. More
May 01, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement honoring the National Day of Prayer. More
May 01, 2014 -- United States Customs and Border Protection today announced that is accepting applications nationwide to fill 2,000 additional officer positions, including in Houston. More
May 01, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on President Barack Obama to appoint a special investigator in response to a report that found 40 veterans died waiting for appointments for treatment at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health System. More w/Video
May 01, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement to mark the National Day of Prayer. More
April 30, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that amendments he sponsored regarding hiring and promotional practices at federal agencies have been approved by the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. More
April 30, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has introduced legislation that would end United States support for international projects that discriminate against Israel. More
April 30, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined fellow Republican Senators in announcing legislation to provide a strategic response to Russia's activities in Europe. More
April 30, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved an amendment he proposed to the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act to re-establish the Department of Energy's oversight while expediting exports of natural gas from the United States. More
April 29, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday introduced S. 2170 to replace minimum wage legislation with the American Energy Renaissance Act. More
April 29, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Tuesday sent a letter to members of Congress regarding the Pelletier case. More
April 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington called on Senate Democrats and the White House to take action in response to a CNN report regarding the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health System. More w/Video
April 29, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that legislation he introduced last year, which is currently at the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, would prohibit a labor organization from preventing workers from organizing and selecting representation for collective bargaining. More
April 28, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor to call for United States Secretary of State John Kerry's resignation. More w/Video
April 28, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Monday in Washington introduced H.R. 575, the "Second Amendment Protection Act of 2013". More
April 28, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement of further sanctions against Russia. More
April 25, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding the Office of Congressional Ethics process concerning a Federal Election Commission reporting error made by Stockman's former campaign committee. More
April 25, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced his plans to introduce legislation to require passenger aircraft to transmit GPS location data. More
April 25, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he has sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management asking the agency to respond to concerns regarding the Red River Boundary Compact and associated lands. More
April 25, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman has announced that his office is accepting entries through May 5 from high school students for the annual Congressional Art Competition. More
April 23, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that legislation he proposed to "end Congress's unconstitutional delegation of legislative power to any government branch" has been referred to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. More
April 21, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday issued a statement supporting President Barack Obama's signature of legislation denying United States visas to United Nations ambassadors who are known terrorists. More
April 18, 2014 -- The United States Department of State on Friday announced that it will provide more time for the eight federal agencies specified in Executive Order 13337 to submit their views on the proposed Keystone Pipeline Project. More
April 18, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation to establish a National Day of Prayer for May 1. More
April 18, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has issued a final greenhouse gas construction permit for the Lone Star NGL facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas. More
April 17, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to technical papers released by the Environmental Protection Agency on potentially significant sources of emissions in the oil and gas sector. More
April 17, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding recent developments in the Ukraine. More
April 17, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
April 16, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has introduced legislation that halts federal funding of certain programs to states that register gun owners or confiscate any gun from any citizen who may legally bear arms. More
April 16, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder questioning the Department of Justice's exploration of "smart gun" technology. More
April 16, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold recently introduced the "Contempt Act", which would prohibit any federal employee who is found in contempt of Congress from receiving his or her salary. More
April 15, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement calling on Congress to act on legislation he introduced to improve accountability of the Internal Revenue Service. More
April 14, 2014 -- The general court-martial convening authority in the case against Private Bradley E. Manning has approved the results of the court-martial. More
April 10, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green voted against the Ryan Budget, which was approved by the House of Representatives. More
April 10, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman recently introduced legislation to protect a consumer's personal physiological biometric information from being passed on to third parties. More
April 10, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today called on President Barack Obama to sign into law legislation that will prevent terrorists from entering the United States as United Nations ambassadors. More
April 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor on the need for the Senate to pass legislation to help eliminate the rape-kit backlog. More w/Video
April 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. More
April 09, 2014 -- United States President Barack Obama today gave remarks at a memorial service for victims of the April 2 shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. More
April 09, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the passage by the Senate Rules Committee of legislation to improve voting for military members. More
April 09, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Tuesday issued a statement regarding Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, at which Holder was the only witness giving testimony. More w/Video
April 08, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber was recently named an "ACU Conservative" by the American Conservative Union. More
April 08, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor in tribute to the victims of the April 2 fatal shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. More w/Video
April 07, 2014 -- Senator Ted Cruz's bill to prevent terrorists from entering the United States as United Nation Ambassadors passed the Senate by unanimous consent. More w/Video
April 07, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Monday in Washington introduced the "Virtual Currency Tax Reform Act". More
April 07, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation "to provide further accountability and greater taxpayer protection against Internal Revenue Service abuse". More
April 07, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has sent a letter to the Canadian government thanking them for their support of the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
April 04, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman was recently named a "Defender of Liberty" by the American Conservative Union. More
April 04, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday released a statement regarding the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act. More
April 03, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has introduced appropriations language to block implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's redefinition of "waters of the United States". More
April 03, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen's recent remarks at the National Press Club. More w/Video
April 03, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today urged support for his bill, the "Safe Military Bases Act", which would repeal a ban on military personnel carrying weapons on base, following a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday at Fort Hood. More
April 03, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, which he said upholds individuals' right to free political speech. More
April 02, 2014 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Wednesday in Washington participated in a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing regarding Operation Fast and Furious. More w/Video
April 02, 2014 -- The Tax Foundation today released its Annual State-Local Tax Burdens report, which found that Texas residents have the fourth lowest state-local tax burden in the country. More
April 02, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today delivered the keynote address at Liberty University's convocation ceremony. More w/Video
April 01, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington marked the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month by speaking in support of the Justice for All Reauthorization Act. More w/Video
April 01, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday in Washington introduced legislation to prevent known terrorists from obtaining visas to enter the United States as ambassadors to the United Nations. More
April 01, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today delivered remarks regarding the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act. More w/Video
April 01, 2014 -- The Environmental Defense Fund will host a workgroup session to discuss key metrics used to measure environmental performance at ports during the National Port Stakeholders Summit to be held next week in Maryland by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. More
March 31, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding proposals for job creation and economic growth that have not been brought forward for consideration by the Senate. More w/Video
March 29, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Friday released a statement calling on the Obama administration to support Egypt's transition to democracy. More
March 29, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Friday released a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's recent release of their strategy to reduce methane emissions, as part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan. More
March 28, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement following an announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the Lesser Prairie Chicken will be listed as a threatened species. More
March 28, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday in Washington, D.C. introduced S. 2170 and H.R. 4286, which involve domestic energy resources and energy infrastructure. More
March 27, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the Senate's vote to pass an aid package to Ukraine that did not include provisions to expand funding for the International Monetary Fund. More
March 27, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Phillips 66 Company has agreed to retire more than 21 billion in sulfur credits that could have been used in the production of gasoline, and pay $500,000 in penalties for violations of the Clean Air Act as part of a settlement with the EPA. More
March 27, 2014 -- The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics today released a report on county employment and wages in Texas for the third quarter of 2013. More
March 27, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined colleagues in sending a letter to President Barack Obama calling for sanctions on Rosobronexport, a Russian arms dealer. More
March 27, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding an agenda unveiled by Senate Democrats on upcoming votes. More w/Video
March 27, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday introduced a resolution honoring American GI Forum founder Hector P. Garcia. More
March 27, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green and members of the Natural Gas Caucus on Wednesday hosted a work force development briefing to discuss issues surrounding work force development in the energy industry. More
March 26, 2014 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday released a statement regarding the status of the Texas City oil spill. More
March 26, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement in support of Leopoldo Lopez, a jailed Venezuelan opposition leader. More
March 26, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement responding to a report regarding Senate Democrats' plans to hold votes on various items. More
March 26, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding an announcement by the Obama Administration of an extension to the March 31 enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act. More
March 25, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote regarding natural gas exports to Ukraine. More
March 25, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman has released a statement regarding the Saturday oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 25, 2014 -- Congressmen Gene Green and Phil Gingrey today announced that 12 additional members of Congress have joined as co-sponsors of legislation to advance drug development in order to combat "superbugs". More
March 25, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke today about additional steps Congress should take regarding a response to recent actions by Russia. More w/Video
March 25, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has released a statement regarding cases involving Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties which begin on Tuesday at the United States Supreme Court. More
March 24, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber has commended the Galveston County Emergency Team and the Coast Guard for their response to the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 24, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green has commended the Unified Command and the emergency responders "who are working tirelessly around the clock" to contain the oil spill. More
March 24, 2014 -- Congressman John Culberson recently received the WASH Advocate award for his support of programs that provide safe drinking water in impoverished areas worldwide. More
March 24, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid noting he will support an objection to a Ukrainian aid package unless a vote is held to strip out language regarding changes to the International Monetary Fund. More
March 20, 2014 -- Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Wednesday issued a statement honoring the life of former DNC chair Robert S. Strauss, who died on Wednesday. More
March 19, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today called for restoration of missile defense systems previously cancelled in response to recent actions by Russia in Crimea and the Ukraine. More
March 18, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on Sunshine Week, a movement to highlight the need for transparency and openness from the federal government. More
March 18, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement in honor of 24 veterans who are being awarded the Medal of Honor today at the White House. More
March 17, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell supporting the proposed removal of the gray wolf from the list of endangered species by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. More
March 17, 2014 -- The United States Department of Agriculture today announced that it is making payments of nearly $60 million to producers in support of the production of advanced biofuel. More
March 14, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today applauded passage of legislation reforming flood insurance. More
March 14, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to a measure to place additional provisions to the International Monetary Fund into an aid package to the Ukraine. More w/Video
March 13, 2014 -- BP today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency resolving all matters related to the suspension and debarment of BP, and will make the company eligible again to enter into new contracts with the federal government, including deepwater leases in the Gulf of Mexico. More
March 13, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to an announcement by the Obama Administration that Affordable Care Act cost-sharing subsidies are exempt from the sequester budget cuts. More
March 13, 2014 -- Congresman John Culberson on Wednesday chaired a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee budget and oversight hearing regarding the impacts of reduced spending on military infrastructure. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform has announced that Irish-American delegates, including delegates from Texas, will visit with members of Congress on Wednesday to urge them to approve legislation to reform immigration laws. More
March 11, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday issued a statement regarding his vote in support of the Victims Protection Act of 2014. More
March 09, 2014 -- Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2014 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Policy and Advocacy Committee. More
March 07, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host an Affordable Care Act Forum on March 29 in Houston. More
March 06, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today spoke at the National Security Action Conference. More
March 06, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that prison reform legislation he helped draft has been passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. More
March 06, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference. More w/Video
March 05, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement after the Obama Administration announced a two-year delay for plans to meet the Affordable Care Act's mandates. More
March 05, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement opposing the nomination of Rose Gottemoeller to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. More
March 05, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today issued a statement regarding the passage of a bill by the House to reform the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012. More
March 04, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor to oppose President Barack Obama's nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. More w/Video
March 04, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today encouraged students to participate in the 31st annual Congressional Art Competition. More
March 04, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's submission of a budget proposal for FY2015. More
March 03, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement recognizing Texas Independence Day. More
February 28, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday released a statement regarding the discovery that an Affordable Care Act navigator in Illinois was a convicted terrorist. More
February 27, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that two amendments he offered to prevent "unlawful and unjust targeting and designations by the Internal Revenue Service" were defeated in the Judiciary Committee. More
February 26, 2014 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Wednesday released a statement after he chaired the first Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee hearing of 2014. More
February 26, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement responding to Majority Leader Harry Reid's claim regarding the Affordable Care Act. More
February 26, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement regarding a federal judge's ruling of Texas' ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. More
February 26, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today joined Congressman Michael Burgess in introduce the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Environmental Integrity Project today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has settled a lawsuit filed by several community groups in Texas and Louisiana requiring the EPA to take action to review formulas and require more accurate reporting of toxic emissions from refineries and chemical plants. More
February 26, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting an increase in funding to the Army Corps of Engineers in FY2015. More
February 25, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor urging Democrats to protect seniors from Medicare cuts to fund the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
February 25, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined five fellow senators in sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to express concerns regarding recent actions by the administration with the Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug benefits. More
February 24, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the Fish and Wildlife Service announcing it would list the Georgetown and Salado salamanders as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. More
February 21, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday released a statement regarding the current crisis in Venezuela. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Federal Aviation Administration today issued a final rule to place further safety requirements on helicopter operators, including air ambulances. More
February 19, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday in Beaumont held a press conference at the Spindletop Museum to discuss ideas to promote energy development and boost the economy. More
February 19, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement regarding the crisis in Ukraine. More
February 19, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office's report on the impact of raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10. More
February 18, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement opposing a proposal by the Houston Independent School District to close Port Houston Elementary, one of five campuses being considered for closure by the district. More
February 17, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Friday applauded the appointment of Gary Blankinship as United States Marshall for the Southern District of Texas. More
February 17, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement to mark the five-year anniversary of the signing of President Barack Obama's stimulus plan. More
February 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday issued a statement regarding President Obama’s comments in an interview with Univision Radio on Thursday about Obamacare and Texas. More
February 14, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday in Houston took part in a press conference on the Affordable Care Act alongside Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and others. More
February 13, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today joined Senator Mike Lee in introducing the State Marriage Defense Act. More
February 13, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today announced that President Barack Obama has signed into law the OPM IG Act, which will provide oversight of the $2 billion Office of Personnel Management revolving fund that federal agencies pay into for human resources services, including federal background checks. More
February 13, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement regarding the debt ceiling vote. More
February 13, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement regarding the debt ceiling vote. More
February 12, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green named Christian Menchaca as the recipient of the Sallie Mae Fund $500 scholarship during Green's Paying for College Workshop in Houston on Monday. More
February 12, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday issued a statement regarding his objection to any effort to raise the debt ceiling with a simple majority vote. More
February 11, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday introduced resolutions recognizing the significance of Black History Month and honoring the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on its 105th anniversary. More
February 11, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today delivered remarks on the Senate floor in support of legislation to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from "enacting regulations allowing for the suppression of Americans' First Amendment Rights". More w/Video
February 10, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday spoke at the Heritage Action for America's 2014 Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. More w/Video
February 10, 2014 -- The National Park Service will host wildlife rehabilitator Doris Mager for a presentation on raptor birds on February 15 at Big Thicket National Preserve. More
February 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a video regarding the country's national debt. More w/Video
February 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn joined Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry on Saturday to discuss efforts to improve outreach and assistance to military voters at home and overseas. More
February 07, 2014 -- A coalition of Latino activists joined more than a hundred other Americans today at a public hearing to support putting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. More
February 07, 2014 -- A federal judge today approved a consent decree requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review and, if necessary, update the standards controlling hazardous air pollution from oil refineries in 32 states, including Texas. More
February 07, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green will visit veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston on Monday to present them with American flags flown over the Capitol. More
February 07, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement in response to changes made to immigration laws issued by the Obama Administration. More
February 07, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday joined four members of the Senate Finance Committee in expressing their disappointment at the Internal Revenue Service's decision to award employee bonuses. More
February 06, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding his vote against ending the debate on an extension of federal unemployment. More
February 06, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his "Paying for College Workshop" on February 10 at Chavez High School in Houston. More
February 06, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement opposing the nomination of Debo Adegbile to the head of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. More
February 06, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's visit to Texas. More
February 05, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee today unanimously passed proposed legislation to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attack. More
February 04, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday released a statement regarding his 'no' vote on the Farm Bill conference report. More
February 04, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a Congressional Budget Office report on the impact of the Affordable Care Act. More
February 04, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today released a report highlighting lawsuits filed against the federal government in what he states is the "Obama Administration's attempts to expand federal power". More
February 03, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the deadline for President Barack Obama to deliver a budget to Congress. More
January 31, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a report by the State Department concerning the environmental impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
January 31, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the environmental impact statement released by the State Department concerning the Keystone XL pipeline. More
January 31, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' trip to Dallas. More
January 30, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has released a statement regarding Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to pursue the death penalty in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. More
January 30, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to reports that convicted criminals have been hired in California to work as "navigators" to assist in obtaining health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. More
January 30, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned Attorney General Eric Holder regarding an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service. More w/Video
January 29, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today highlighted questions that he said President Barack Obama failed to answer in his State of the Union Address. More
January 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today testified before the Senate Rules Committee regarding legislation he has introduced to reform military voting. More w/Video
January 29, 2014 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke today issued a statement regarding the United States House of Representatives' passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. More
January 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today questioned U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding an investigation into complaints of the Internal Revenue Service's harassment of certain individuals. More w/Video
January 29, 2014 -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered his 2014 State of the Union Address. More w/Video
January 29, 2014 -- Texas elected officials and candidates for office have posted comments on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. More
January 28, 2014 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Tuesday released a statement regarding the 28th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy. More
January 28, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he has filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties against the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate. More
January 28, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today called on President Barack Obama to speak on issues with the Affordable Care Act during his State of the Union Address. More
January 28, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green has issued a statement in anticipation of President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. More
January 28, 2014 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association has posted a message applauding federal funding for coastal programs. More
January 27, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has called on President Barack Obama to answer questions regarding the attacks on the American foreign post in Benghazi in 2012. More
January 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Saturday appealed the Federal Emergency Management Administration's denial of individual assistance for Central Texas counties impacted by the severe storms and flooding between October 30 and November 1. More
January 24, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to answer concerns regarding the government's handling of personal data during his upcoming State of the Union Address. More
January 24, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday issued a statement regarding ongoing violence and civic unrest in the Ukraine. More
January 22, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement regarding the linking of the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental groups in efforts to obstruct the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
January 22, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the Internal Revenue Service. More
January 22, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to an announcement by TransCanada that the southern portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline is operational. More
January 22, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will speak on Saturday at the National School Choice Week Kickoff Celebration in Houston. More
January 22, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the United States Supreme Court. More
January 22, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will visit San Jacinto College on Thursday to join a roundtable discussion regarding the college's workforce training programs. More
January 22, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement on the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision regarding abortion, and the 2014 March on Life in Washington, D.C. More
January 22, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he is supporting legislation to require the Health and Human Services Department to notify individuals of any security breach on the Healthcare.gov website, and for the Government Accountability Office to certify federal websites that collect personal information as secure. More
January 22, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the 2014 March for Life Rally. More
January 17, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday released a statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech on National Security Agency surveillance. More
January 16, 2014 -- Texas A&M University professor Andrew Dessler on Thursday in Washington testified before a Congressional committee studying climate change. More
January 16, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor regarding the omnibus spending bill, the Affordable Care Act, and military pensions. More w/Video
January 16, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today delivered remarks on the Senate floor concerning President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats' actions concerning the economy and job creation. More
January 16, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to internal emails by the Environmental Protection Agency that have been released under the Freedom of Information Act. More
January 15, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding his vote against a continuing resolution. More
January 15, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement in response to a ruling by a federal court overturning the Federal Communications Commission's 2010 Open Internet Order. More
January 15, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, questioned witnesses concerning whether government surveillance programs have "focused too much on gathering information on law-abiding citizens and too little on people who are actually tied to terrorism". More w/Video
January 15, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Tuesday announced that the United States House of Representatives has passed a measure he wrote to provide oversight to the $2 billion Office of Personnel Management revolving fund. More w/Video
January 14, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington released a statement regarding the Obama Administration's handling of the IRS investigation. More
January 13, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today named Paul Teller as his new deputy chief of staff. More
January 13, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday introduced legislation that would allow individuals with concealed carry gun privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that also has concealed carry laws. More
January 11, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has posted a statement in reaction to the news of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's death. More
January 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday took part in sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding Aaron Swartz. More
January 10, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green on Friday sent a letter to the Postmaster General asking for the United States Postal Service to reconsider plans to relocate the historic Southmore Station Post Office in Houston. More
January 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has introduced legislation to fight human trafficking. More
January 09, 2014 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Thursday in Washington participated in the annual House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing. More w/Video
January 09, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's "Promise Zones" announcement. More
January 09, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor, calling on Senate Democrats to "stop blocking an open amendment process" that he said would allow proposals of legislation to "help grow jobs and the economy". More
January 09, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today introduce a resolution that would require Iran to release all United States citizens being "unjustly detained" in the country and to publicly affirm the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state before further negotiations proceed between Iran and the United States. More
January 09, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has cosponsored an amendment to the Senate's unemployment insurance extension bill that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing any new regulation until it publicly reports how the agency's Clean Air Act regulations are impacting the economy and job creation. More
January 07, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Monday at the Houston Food Bank led a discussion about cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and renewal of Emergency Unemployment Insurance. More
January 07, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a video regarding President Barack Obama and Democratic Senators recent comments concerning extension of federal unemployment benefits. More
January 07, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday called on President Barack Obama to abandon policies that have had an impact on employment. More
January 07, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday released a statement regarding the confirmation vote for Janet Yellen to serve as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. More
January 04, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement in response to the Department of Justice’s move to reverse U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent order temporarily blocking the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate for religious organizations: More
January 03, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will visit the Houston Food Bank on Monday to discuss cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program. More
December 31, 2013 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 32 Texas Housing Authorities a total of $3,581,481 in grants "to help residents receiving housing assistance gain access to education, job training and employment opportunities". More
December 30, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today praised the Federal Aviation Administration's selection of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as a research and test site for unmanned aircraft systems. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Federal Aviation Administration today announced the selection of six public entities, including Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, that will develop unmanned aircraft systems research and test sites around the country. More
December 24, 2013 -- David Matthew Geissen of Danbury, Texas has been arrested following the return of an indictment alleging he communicated a false distress message to the Coast Guard. More
December 23, 2013 -- David Feldman of Long Island New York recently interviewed Jim Guidry via Skype. Feldman, who operates LongIslandNY.TV, a news website covering his area, is publishing a series of articles and interviews regarding the length of time it is taking for the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. More
December 20, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, who voted against the National Defense Reauthorization Act, nevertheless has applauded several bipartisan provisions that were included in the bill. More
December 20, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013. More
December 20, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday issued a statement regarding the final vote on the National Defense Authorization Act. More
December 20, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has posted an objection to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s refusal to allow amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act. More w/Video
December 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today invited Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to meet with Texans who have lost their insurance coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. More
December 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Senator Pat Toomey in introducing the Taxpayer Protection and Responsible Resolution Act, aimed at ending "taxpayer-funded bailouts for large financial institutions". More
December 19, 2013 -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the passage of a budget bill by the Senate. More
December 18, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement regarding the final vote on the budget bill approved by the Senate. More
December 18, 2013 -- United States Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn today announced that legislation they introduced to rename the federal courthouse in Sherman, Texas as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse" has passed. More
December 18, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding proposed amendments to address military service members' pensions and to classify the 2009 Fort Hood shooting as an act of terrorism. More
December 18, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he will host a series of town hall meetings in his district beginning on January 2. More
December 17, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding a cloture vote on a federal budget bill. More
December 17, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday released a statement regarding United States District Court Judge Richard Leon's ruling that the National Security Agency phone metadata program is likely unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment. More
December 16, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued statements by individuals who have had their health insurance policies canceled due to changes by the Affordable Care Act. More
December 14, 2013 -- United States Senator Senator John Cornyn issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. More
December 13, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who traveled to Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the National Press Club. More w/Video
December 13, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday joined fellow representatives in introducing legislation to "verifiably prevent a nuclear Iran". More
December 12, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday introduced the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment Act of 2013. More
December 12, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday released a statement regarding the Ryan-Murray Budget. More
December 12, 2013 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Thursday released a statement regarding the Ryan-Murray Budget. More
December 12, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he will vote no on a proposed federal budget agreement, and urged members of the United States Senate to block a vote on the bill. More
December 12, 2013 -- Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Wednesday announced that bipartisan legislation has been introduced to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. More
December 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington spoke about the Affordable Care Act on the Senate floor. More w/Video
December 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday in Washington released a statement after introducing the Federal Prison Reform Act. More
December 09, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today released a report on the Obama Administration's changes to parts of the Affordable Care Act. More
December 08, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today joined with other Members of Congress to fast for a day to raise awareness on the need for progress on comprehensive immigration reform legislation. More
December 08, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green will attend the Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. More
December 05, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement regarding the passage by the House of Representatives of the Innovation Act, a bill to reduce abusive patent litigation. More
December 05, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement concerning Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is imprisoned in Iran. More
December 04, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has released a statement regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to exempt staff members from Affordable Care Act exchanges. More
December 04, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement applauding the Texas Department of Insurance for proposing rules that would require background checks for those working as navigators for the healthcare exchange marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. More
December 04, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Thanksgiving called families of Texas troops stationed in the Philippines he had recently met while surveying storm damaged areas of the islands. More
November 27, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement commemorating the start of Chanukah More
November 27, 2013 -- The United States Department of Commerce today announced that it is awarding $2.4 million in grants to support economic development projects in Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. More
November 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday in Washington released a statement regarding the announcement that the United States Supreme Court will review Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. More
November 26, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding a temporary deal with Iran regarding sanctions in connection with the country's nuclear enrichment program. More
November 24, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has posted a statement regarding the interim agreement on Iran's nuclear program. More
November 22, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today is traveling with a delegation to the Philippines to asses damage and meet with government officials concerning the recent typhoon that struck the islands. More
November 22, 2013 -- The League of Conservation Voters and the Texas League of Conservation Voters on Thursday praised Congressman Pete Gallego's "leadership to create clean energy jobs in Texas". More
November 22, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday congratulated the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on two successful launches the agency conducted this week. More
November 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday in Washington released a statement regarding the release of Senate Democrats' tax reform proposals. More
November 21, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding a vote to change the rules for confirming executive and judicial nominees. More
November 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a proposal in the Senate to change the rules for confirming executive and judicial nominees. More
November 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor calling for passage of his amendment to honor the victims of the Fort Hood shootings and provide benefits to their families. More
November 20, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday wrote a letter to President Barack Obama regarding the Navigator program. More
November 20, 2013 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green, Filemon Vela, and Pete Gallego on Wednesday voted against H.R. 2728. More
November 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. introduced the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act". More w/Video
November 19, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green has announced that the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday regarding legislation he co-sponsored to remove barriers to doctor volunteerism at community health centers. More
November 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined colleagues in introducing "The Safeguarding Elections for our Nation's Troops through Reforms and Improvements Act", legislation to expand access to voting for military voters and improve voting assistance opportunities. More
November 19, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today sent a letter to his Senate colleagues requesting their support for a joint select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 attacks at the embassy in Benghazi, Libya. More
November 19, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today again called on President Barack Obama to fire Education Secretary Arne Duncan due to comments Duncan made regarding opponents to Common Core education standards. More
November 18, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today asked President Barack Obama to fire Education Secretary Arne Duncan after comments Duncan made on Friday regarding opponents of the Common Core education standards. More
November 18, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to the Port of Houston, and challenged the Obama Administration to approve new infrastructure projects currently blocked by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
November 15, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday released a statement regarding the passage of Senate Resolution 284, which calls for the release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini and all other prisoners held for their religious beliefs in Iran. More
November 15, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday in Washington, D.C. introduced a resolution encouraging the celebration of the month of June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is holding a 90-day appeal/comment period from November 14 to January 18 regarding the flood maps issued for coastal areas of Harris County. More
November 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined colleagues in sending a letter to President Barack Obama highlighting concerns about the current proposal being negotiated with regards to Iran's nuclear program. More
November 15, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has received a promise from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to take immediate action on permits to expand refineries and export facilities in Southeast Texas. More
November 14, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday released a statement in observance of National Adoption Month. More
November 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement concerning the Affordable Care Act. More
November 14, 2013 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced the award of $8.8 million in funding for five projects to restore the Texas Gulf Coast, including the Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration and Protection Project and the West Galveston Bay Conservation Corridor Habitat Preservation Project. More
November 14, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's remarks on the Affordable Care Act. More
November 14, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement regarding the health care program. More
November 14, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will co-host a bilingual Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment and Healthcare Reform Town Hall on Saturday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
November 13, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor, calling on President Barack Obama to end the "navigators" assistance program for the health insurance marketplace exchanges. More
November 13, 2013 -- The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation today named Bruce Reed as president of the foundation. More
November 13, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in advance of Janet Yellen's Thursday hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. More
November 12, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on President Barack Obama to halt the "navigators" program for assisting those applying for health insurance through the marketplace exchange under Obama's health care program. More
November 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 08, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding reports of a possible deal with Iran to lift sanctions against the country. More
November 07, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama regarding Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen imprisoned in Iran. More
November 07, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Republican senators in issuing a letter to President Barack Obama calling for the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. More
November 07, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today introduced legislation to require the Secretary of State to offer a reward for information on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Federal Aviation Administration today released its first annual "roadmap" outlining efforts to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation's airspace. More
November 07, 2013 -- United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a $5,626,634 grant award to Texas under the Affordable Care Act to support 10 new health centers in the state. More
November 06, 2013 -- President Barack Obama visited Dallas on Wednesday. The White House Press Travel Pool provided updates. More
November 06, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's trip to Texas. More
November 06, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber today sent a letter, signed by the Texas House Republican delegation, to Texas Governor Rick Perry urging him to ensure that health insurance exchange "navigators" are "properly vetted, trained and state-certified". More
November 06, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today questioned Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the lack of criminal background check requirements for "navigators" assisting those signing up for health insurance through the government's insurance marketplace exchanges. More
November 05, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday released a statement regarding Saeed Abedini's transfer to a prison in Karaj, Iran. More
November 05, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court regarding a case concerning the enforcement of treaties within the country. More
November 05, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding cancellations of existing health insurance policies due to President Barack Obama's health care program. More
November 05, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement marking the fourth anniversary of the Fort Hood attack. More
November 04, 2013 -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund today announced the election of new members, including Congressman Pete Gallego, to its board of directors. More
November 04, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has launched a website for Texans to tell their stories regarding how their insurance policies have been affected by President Barack Obama's health care program. More
November 01, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday expressed his concern about cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that take effect today. More
October 31, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman distributed to all members of Congress this month copies of “Impeachable Offenses: The Case For Removing Barack Obama From Office.” More
October 31, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Justice for All Reauthorization Act. More
October 31, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced the Tax Transparency Act of 2013, a bill modeled after a legislative rule in the Texas House of Representatives that requires revenue legislation introduced to state whether or not it raises taxes. More
October 30, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday in Washington participated in a special-order session to examine the issue of domestic violence in the nation. More
October 30, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today spoke at the Heritage Foundation, discussing the case of Bond vs. United States in the United States Supreme Court. More
October 30, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' testimony regarding the Affordable Care Act. More
October 30, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding an announcement by the Social Security Administration of a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for beneficiaries for 2014. More
October 29, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday in Washington released a statement regarding his vote on the debt limit. More
October 29, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor regarding the D.C. Circuit Court. More w/Video
October 29, 2013 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday in Washington released a statement regarding a letter encouraging President Barack Obama to call for the resignation of Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. More
October 29, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that staff members in his Washington, D.C. office rejected enrollment in the District of Columbia's health insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's health program. More
October 28, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday in Washington released a statement regarding a federal judge's decision to block part of a recently signed Texas law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. More
October 28, 2013 -- The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Monday, November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military. More
October 25, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' trip to Texas. More
October 25, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' visit to Texas. More
October 24, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following an announcement by the Obama Administration of a possible six-week delay in implementing a penalty for not purchasing health insurance. More
October 23, 2013 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday in Washington released a statement regarding the Water Resources Reform Development Act. More
October 23, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber today spoke on the House floor regarding the Water Resources Reform Development Act. More
October 23, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today joined fellow representatives in introducing the "Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act" to "provide regulatory clarity" regarding mobile medical applications and other health care related software. More
October 22, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced new numbers in his "Obama Failometer" score following the release of the September jobs report. More
October 21, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today hosted his annual Labor Legislative Breakfast with union leaders and local officials. More
October 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on President Barack Obama to detail the total expected cost for updates to make the marketplace exchange web site for the new health care program functional. More
October 21, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding issues with President Barack Obama's health care program. More
October 18, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding nomination of Jeh Johnson as Secretary of Homeland Security. More
October 17, 2013 -- President Barack Obama today issued remarks regarding the re-opening of the federal government. More
October 17, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday issued a statement on the passage of legislation to end the government shutdown and increase the country's debt limit. More
October 17, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the vote on a measure to fund the government through January 15 and increase the nation's debt limit to February 7. More
October 16, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Wednesday in Washington introduced the Keep NASA Open Act. More
October 16, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Wednesday released a statement regarding the vote on the new debt and spending proposal. More
October 16, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today released a statement in response to a proposed agreement in the Senate to end a government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. More
October 15, 2013 -- The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington announced that it will hear the case of Abramski v. United States, which is supported by Congressman Steve Stockman. More
October 15, 2013 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today sent a letter to United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz urging them to encourage Congress to ensure border security remains funded and treated as a top priority by the federal government. More
October 13, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has asked his fellow Republican legislators to continue to oppose Obamacare, More
October 12, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today voted against a "clean" debt limit increase. More
October 12, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday spoke on the Senate Floor in Washington regarding the national debt. More w/Video
October 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. More
October 11, 2013 -- United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will host a hearing on Tuesday to receive comments from small business owners regarding "how the federal government shutdown is hurting their businesses". More
October 11, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today spoke at the 2013 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. More
October 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the passage of a bill he called up in the Senate to reinstate death benefits for the families of fallen troops. More
October 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding "the ongoing refusal by President Obama and Senate Democrats to re-open portions of the federal government". More
October 09, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate Floor about the ongoing refusal by President Obama and Senate Democrats to negotiate with Republicans. More w/Video
October 09, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor to call for support of a resolution to immediately restore military death benefits to families of fallen service members. More
October 09, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that Chad Henderson, who had been reported as successfully purchasing a health care insurance plan through President Barack Obama's health care program, has accepted his invitation to attend the State of the Union Address in January. More
October 09, 2013 -- Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William A. Thien today issued a statement regarding the government shutdown and news that the federal government will not make death assistance payments to military families. More
October 09, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve. More
October 09, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber today spoke on the House floor calling on President Barack Obama and Senator Harry Reid to "tone down the rhetoric and come to the table to negotiate" regarding funding for the federal government. More
October 08, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green was the first of eight Members of Congress and at least 100 other individuals arrested in front of the Capitol while protesting "the government’s inaction on reforming our nation’s immigration system". More
October 08, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today invited Chad Henderson, a reported enrollee into President Barack Obama's health care program, to be his guest at January's State of the Union Address. More
October 06, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Saturday applauded new Department of Defense guidance issued by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel that directs civilian DoD employees furloughed due to the government shutdown to return to work beginning next week. More
October 05, 2013 -- Unites States Senator Ted Cruz posted a statement regarding Speaker of the House Harry Reid's expected support of the bill passed by the House of Representatives to pay federal works for their time off during the shutdown. More
October 05, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold spoke on the House floor today in support of the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, which he said “guarantees our federal workers are paid.” More
October 05, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green has announced his support for a bill to retroactively pay federal workers on furlough when the shutdown is ended. More
October 04, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today spoke on the Senate floor after offering four unanimous consent requests to provide funding for veterans' benefits, the NIH, the National Guard, and national parks, all of which were blocked. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has announced that an ABC Control Rule Work Group and Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific Statistical Committee meeting scheduled for October 8-10 has been canceled due to the federal government shutdown. More
October 04, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the Senate's "refusal to take up House-passed continuing resolutions". More
October 03, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber issued a statement on the Capitol Hill Shooting. More
October 03, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday issued a statement regarding a vote in the House of Representatives to fund critical government operations. More
October 02, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding a halt in funding for processing claims to the Veterans Administration and closure of the World War II Memorial. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Service Employees International Union today issued a statement regarding introduction of an immigration reform bill in Congress. More
October 02, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the government shutdown and the closure of the World War II Memorial. More
October 02, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor, calling on President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to work towards a compromise to end the government shut down. More
October 01, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green has posted a news release on the Affordable Health Care plan. More
October 01, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement praising House Speaker John Boehner's leadership. More
October 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor calling on President Barack Obama to "overrule" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid concerning the government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on President Barack Obama and Congress to pass an appropriations bill to open war memorials and monuments that are being closed due to a federal government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District today announced that it is preparing for the closure of all corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks due to the federal government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding the shutdown of the federal government. More
October 01, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Monday recognized former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips and asked the city or county of Orange, Texas to establish a permanent honor for Phillips. More
October 01, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement in response to the government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Federal Government is shut down today, after both houses of Congress adjourned after midnight this morning. Several Texas officials made statements as the deadline approached last night. More
October 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has posted a statement in response to a potential shutdown of the federal government. More
September 30, 2013 -- U.S. Congressman Randy Weber voted to support the latest House proposal to fully-fund the government, while delaying the individual mandate of the President’s "hostile takeover of healthcare for hard-working Americans". More
September 30, 2013 -- U.S. Congressman Gene Green expressed his frustrations about the pending government shutdown, submitted a statement to the official Congressional record. More
September 30, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has announced his intention to donate his salary to charity "for each day Majority Leader Harry Reid forces a government shutdown". More
September 30, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate floor today about Republicans’ "continuous work to avert a government shutdown, while President Obama has refused to work with Republican leaders and Senate Democrats have made a shut down more likely by delaying the vote on the House’s proposal". More
September 30, 2013 -- Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus applauded Republicans in the House for "working to ensure all Americans are treated fairly when it comes to Obama Care". More
September 30, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz posted astatement regarding the House effort to pass a Continuing Resolution. More
September 30, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's tabling of a continuing resolution approved by the House of Representatives to fund the federal government but delay funding of the Obama health care program. More
September 30, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Saturday announced that he has filed a resolution in recognition of President Barack Obama's offer to meet with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, and to lay out preconditions to such a meeting, including recognition of Israel to exist as a Jewish state and the release of United States citizens detained as "prisoners of conscience" in Iran. More
September 30, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today urged labor union members to support Republicans in making changes to the Obama health care program. More
September 29, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn called on Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the Senate back into session today to consider the House-passed Continuing Resolution. More
September 29, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold applauded the passage of two amendments to the Senate Continuing Resolution on Saturday. More
September 29, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn applauded the House of Representatives approved a funding bill delaying the implementation of Obamacare for a year and permanently repealing the medical device tax. More
September 28, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz filed a resolution in recognition of President Obama's offer to meet with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly and the one-year anniversary of Iran's imprisonment of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen. More
September 27, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding a vote by the Senate to amend a resolution to fund the federal government to allow the Obama health care program to be funded. More
September 27, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today spoke on the Senate Floor regarding today's vote on cloture on the continuing resolution. More
September 27, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday reintroduced his Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Act to designate Houston's Buffalo Bayou as a National Heritage Area. More
September 27, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding a vote to invoke cloture by the Senate, which allows funding for the Obama health care program to be placed back in a resolution to fund the federal government. More
September 27, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today joined fellow House Republicans in sending a letter to warn senators that their vote to invoke cloture and allow language that removes funding for the Obama health care program to be taken out will be "interpreted as a vote to fund Obamacare". More
September 27, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor, where he said he would vote to remove funding for President Barack Obama's health care program from a resolution to continue funding for the federal government. More
September 26, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday in Washington cosponsored an amendment to the continuing resolution that would make all federal government employees subject to Obamacare. More
September 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday in Washington released a statement regarding Senator Mike Lee's objection on the Senate floor to a consent request for a cloture vote on the continuing resolution that includes Obamacare defunding. More
September 26, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday in Washington introduced the Safe Military Bases Act. More
September 26, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Thursday in Washington launched the bipartisan Interstate 69 Congressional Caucus. More
September 26, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today launched a bipartisan Interstate 69 Congressional Caucus to raise awareness of the strategic importance of I-69 as a freight corridor. More
September 26, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday issued a statement regarding Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's comments to the United Nations General Assembly. More
September 26, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday spoke at the Fisher House II Dedication Ceremony at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. More
September 25, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday in Washington released a statement regarding the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. More
September 25, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday in Washington released a statement regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace. More
September 25, 2013 -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor today, praising fellow Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his passion and called on Democrats to join Republicans in defunding Obamacare. Video
September 25, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today spoke on the Senate floor following a vote for cloture on a motion to proceed on a resolution passed by the House for a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government but removes funding for the Obama health care program. More
September 25, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the signing of an arms trade treaty with the United Nations. More
September 24, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today outlined his support for the House-passed Continuing Resolution that defunds Obamacare and called on Democrats to join him. Video
September 24, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his support for a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government but de-fund the Obama health care program. More
September 23, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today took action on the Senate floor to avoid a government shutdown by asking that the House-passed Continuing Resolution be brought forward for a vote and additionally that during consideration of the House CR, any amendments be subject to a 60-vote threshold. Video
September 21, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday in Washington released a statement after the House passed the Continuing Resolution to keep the government open and defund Obamacare. More
September 21, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Friday in Washington released a statement regarding the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act. More
September 21, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Friday in Washington released a statement after the House passed the Continuing Resolution to keep the government open and defund Obamacare. More
September 20, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he voted in favor of a continuing resolution to fund the government while removing funding for the Obama health care program. More
September 20, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he voted in support of continuing resolution to fund the federal government that removes funding from the Obama health care program. More
September 20, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in response to the House of Representatives passage of a continuing resolution that removes funding for the Obama health care program. More
September 20, 2013 -- The Texas House Republican Congressional Delegation today sent a letter to every member of the United States Senate, urging senators to vote to defund President Barack Obama's health care program through the continuing resolution. More
September 20, 2013 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. will pay an $8.75 million penalty as part of a settlement agreement regarding alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company's Port Arthur, Texas refinery. More
September 20, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day. More
September 20, 2013 -- United States Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on Thursday announced that Texas will receive $5.2 million in grant funding to support skills training capacity building at community colleges and other public institutions across the state, including San Jacinto College. More
September 20, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday introduced legislation to reform the the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012. More
September 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor on the need to reform the country's mandatory spending programs. More
September 19, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today released a video commentary in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. More
September 19, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's promise to veto the federal budget if it includes language to defund the health care program. More
September 18, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday in Washington sought unanimous consent for a resolution to investigate the Benghazi attacks. More w/Video
September 18, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that Congress will vote on the "Keep Government Open Act", legislation he introduced to fund the federal government while defunding the Obama health care program. More
September 18, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Office of Personnel and Management's recent decision to continue to allow federal contributions to the health plans of members of Congress and their staffs. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Daughters of the American Revolution is currently participating in the national celebration of Constitution Week. More
September 17, 2013 -- United States Congressmen Roger Williams and John Carter on Tuesday in Washington introduced the Fort Hood Heroes Act. More
September 17, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday in Washington released a statement regarding the anniversary of the adoption of the United States Constitution. More
September 17, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn recently joined colleagues in introducing a resolution in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. More
September 17, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, in his weekly "Freedom Minute", observes Constitution Day. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Sierra Club has named the recipients of its 2013 National Awards, with Dr. Robert Bullard, dean of the Barbra Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, to receive the John Muir Award. More
September 17, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in observance of Constitution Day. More
September 16, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today provided the latest numbers from his "Obama Failometer" on the fifth anniversary of the fiscal crisis. More
September 16, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his "Paying for College Workshop and Academy Day" tonight at Jeff Davis High School in Houston. More
September 13, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to include bioweapons in the negotiations on disarming Syria. More
September 13, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding his co-sponsorship of an amendment to delay both the employer and individual mandates of President Barack Obama's healthcare legislation. More
September 13, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his "Paying for College Workshop & Academy Day" on Monday at Jeff Davis High School. More
September 13, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday met with Mexico Ambassador Medina Mora to discuss Mexico's failure to meet targets for water deliveries as required under treaty. More
September 13, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has introduced a resolution to create a joint select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks, and cosponsored the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act. More
September 12, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday spoke at the Heritage Foundation Fourth Annual Jesse Helms Lecture Series, where he outlined principles by which the country's foreign policy shoudl be guided. More
September 12, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act, legislation to honor and support victims of the November 5, 2009 shootings at Fort Hood. More
September 11, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Wednesday chaired a House Oversight Subcommittee hearing in Washington to examine the ballooning costs associated with the United States Census. More w/Video
September 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor stating his opposition to President Barack Obama's plans for military action in Syria. More
September 11, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech Tuesday regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons. More
September 11, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today sent a letter to members of Congress demanding a full Select Committee investigation of the September 11, 2012 attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya. More
September 11, 2013 -- Today is the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Several officials today spoke at ceremonies and issued statements in observance of the day. More
September 11, 2013 -- President Barack Obama today delivered remarks at a ceremony held at the Pentagon Memorial in observance of the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. More
September 10, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold said today he will oppose a House plan to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the government along with a House Concurrent Resolution to defund Obamacare, calling the proposal a "gimmick". More
September 10, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding a possible vote to defund President Barack Obama's health care law. More
September 10, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced he would vote for a resolution supporting military action in Syria if President Barack Obama "will honestly answer several questions about it". More
September 06, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement stating his disappointment that Egypt has not been asked "to participate or even consulted regarding possible United States action against Syria". More
September 05, 2013 -- United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday announced that 25 rural transportation projects in 23 states will receive a total of $123.4 million from the Department's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 2013 grant program. More
September 05, 2013 -- Congressman John Culberson today called for a vote on the Syria Authorization Act to be held on September 11. More
September 05, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today applauded the award of a $10 million grant to the Port of Houston by the Department of Transportation to improve the port's Bayport Terminal. More
September 04, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's request to Congress to support action against Syria. More
September 04, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on President Barack Obama's decision to ask for Congressional approval of action against Syria. More
September 03, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber today issued a statement regarding Syria. More
September 03, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement calling on President Barack Obama to address the nation regarding possible plans to strike Syria. More
September 02, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has posted a Labor Day statement. More
September 02, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, Congressman John R. Carter and Congressman Roger Williams announced new legislation, the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act, to be introduced in both Houses of Congress that would honor and support the victims of the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting. More
August 31, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has commended President Barack Obama for seeking congressional authority for the use of force against Syria. More
August 30, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement responding to gun control measures put in place by the Obama Administration. More
August 29, 2013 -- United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Thursday visited the Port of Houston. More
August 29, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding a possible use of force in Syria, calling on President Barack Obama to call a special session of Congress to debate the country's response. More
August 29, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday delivered the keynote speech for the American Legion's 95th Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
August 28, 2013 -- The United States Department of Commerce has announced that Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will visit Houston on Thursday as part of a nationwide "listening" tour. More
August 26, 2013 -- The government on Monday at Fort Hood presented twelve witnesses during the sentencing phase in the case of the United States vs. Major Nidal M. Hasan. More
August 26, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will hold a forum on the Affordable Care Act tonight at Milby High School in Houston. More
August 26, 2013 -- Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the United States House Homeland Security Committee, on Friday issued a statement regarding the verdict against Major Nidal Hasan in connection with the 2009 Fort Hood shootings. More
August 24, 2013 -- A federal court on Friday in Washington, D.C. ordered the Nepali human trafficking case against Houston-based KBR to proceed to trial. More
August 24, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Saturday will participate in the National Action to Realize the Dream March at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. More
August 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has announced that his office is accepting applications for the United States Senate Youth Program. More
August 23, 2013 -- Congressman John Carter today issued a statement following the verdict in the court martial of Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan. More
August 23, 2013 -- The Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period to September 23 for the proposed cleanup plan amendment for the South Cavalcade Street Superfund Site in Houston. More
August 23, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 18th Annual Immunization Day and a press conference on Saturday at Davila Elementary School in Houston. More
August 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the verdict in the court martial of Major Nidal Hasan in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting case. More
August 23, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding a guilty verdict against Major Nidal Hasan on charges related to the Fort Hood shooting in 2009. More
August 23, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement in response to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will challenge the state's voter identification laws. More
August 22, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday released a statement regarding the Department of Justice's decision to sue Texas over its Voter ID laws. More
August 21, 2013 -- Chemical Safety Board Chair Rafael Moure-Eraso, in a new safety message, today called for regulatory coverage of reactive chemicals following the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
August 21, 2013 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington today announced that Private First Class Bradley E. Manning has been sentenced to 35 years confinement as part of his punishment in connection with classified documents he provided to the site WikiLeaks. More
August 20, 2013 -- The final sentencing in the case of United States vs. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning will be read on Wednesday at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. More
August 16, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement on the loss of Specialist Keith Grace of Baytown, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 11. More
August 16, 2013 -- Congressman Pete Olson has announced that he will visit the Houston-based NACE International, which works to mitigate and prevent corrosion, for a tour of the training facilities and labs on Monday. More
August 16, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's comments concerning violence in Egypt. More
August 16, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host an immunization day, Affordable Care Act Forum, and a Senior Issues Forum in Houston during the Congressional recess this month. More
August 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding reports that wounded troops recovering at Walter Reed medical center have been notified their meal tickets have been invalidated and that they have reduced access to the only wheelchair-accessible dining facility on the medical center campus. More
August 14, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Wednesday invited the rodeo clowns who performed at the Missouri State Fair, and were banned or ordered into “sensitivity training” when one clown mocked President Barack Obama, to perform at a rodeo in Texas’ 36th District. More
August 14, 2013 -- United States Vice President Joe Biden will be the featured speaker at The American Legion's 95th National Convention on August 27 in Houston. More
August 14, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the delay of the implementation of a provision of President Barack Obama's health care program to place a cap on out-of-pocket insurance costs. More
August 13, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has joined several states and the United States Department of Justice in filing a complaint in federal court challenging a proposed merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. More
August 09, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he is hosting several events for his district during the upcoming recess of Congress. More
August 09, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding Senator Dick Durbin's letter to the American Legislative Exchange Council asking for the organization to announce an official position on gun laws. More
August 07, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Tuesday issued a statement welcoming Kiwi Golf, which is opening a facility in Baytown, Texas. More
August 06, 2013 -- The United States Department of Energy today released reports showing record growth in the country's wind energy market, and that Texas is the country's largest and fastest growing wind market. More
August 05, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today introduced a resolution to keep the government operating during budget negotiations and reaching an agreement on the nation's debt limit, but ending the expenditure of funds on the implementation of President Barack Obama's healthcare legislation. More
August 05, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, in his weekly "Freedom Minute" segment, urges Americans to speak out in favor of de-funding President Barack Obama's health care legislation. More
August 05, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to General Martin Dempsey, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calling on the Department of Defense to cancel contracts with a Russian company due to its providing weapons to Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. More
August 05, 2013 -- Congressman John Carter, chair of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, praised the United States Customs and Border Protection on their selection of sites, which included four in Texas, for a pilot program to allow local port communities to expand commerce through a reimbursable agreement with the agency. More
August 02, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that the nation's economy continues to performe poorly under President Barack Obama, according to his Obama "Failometer" for July. More
August 02, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that the Department of Justice has added new categories to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program based on his recommendations. More
August 02, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on legislation to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing President Barack Obama's health care legislation. More
August 02, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he is providing a proposed jobs plan to President Barack Obama for Obama's 52nd birthday on Sunday. More
August 02, 2013 -- President Barack Obama today signed a disaster declaration for Texas in order to provide federal aid to recovery efforts from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
August 02, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor regarding legislation he introduced to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing President Barack Obama's health care legislation. More
August 01, 2013 -- Texas State Senator John Whitmire on Thursday in Washington, D.C. addressed congressional staff members on improving outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system. More
August 01, 2013 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Thursday released a statement after his amendment to the 2014 Interior Appropriations bill was passed. More
August 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's executive order establishing a "Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group" in response to the April explosion in West, Texas. More
August 01, 2013 -- United States President Barack Obama has nominated four individuals, including Gary L. Blankinship, the former president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, to serve as United States Marshals. More
August 01, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement on the vote to confirm Samantha Power as ambassador to the United Nations. More
August 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on Internal Revenue Service Chief Daniel Werfel to endorse legislation blocking the IRS from enforcing President Barack Obama's healthcare legislation. More
August 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday issued a statement regarding his vote against the nomination of B. Todd Jones for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. More
July 31, 2013 -- The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Government Spending Accountability Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Blake Farenthold. More w/Video
July 31, 2013 -- Congressman Bill Flores today announced that legislation he sponsored to "protect the state-driven, bottom up approach to oil and gas regulations" has been approved by the House Natural Resources Committee. More
July 31, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday released a statement regarding the NASA Authorization Act of 2013. More
July 31, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday in Washington spoke on the Senate floor regarding Obamacare and the Continuing Resolution. More w/Video
July 30, 2013 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington today announced that a verdict has been reached in the matter of the United States vs. Private First Class Bradley E. Manning, who provided classified documents to the web site WikiLeaks. More
July 30, 2013 -- The AARP today released the first of a series of new videos proposing "commonsense solutions" for the Medicare program, which was signed into law 48 years ago. More
July 29, 2013 -- President Barack Obama has applauded the United States Senate's confirmation of James Comey as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. More
July 29, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, in his "Freedom Minute" series, urges President Barack Obama and Democrats to fully de-fund Obamacare. More
July 27, 2013 -- The Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, which is chaired by United States Representatives Gene Green, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson of Pennsylvania, Tom Reed of New York and Jim Costa of California, convened a congressional field hearing on Friday at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. More
July 26, 2013 -- The United States Department of Veteran Affairs has named Joseph M. Dalpiaz to the VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network. More
July 26, 2013 -- The United States Department of Justice on Thursday announced that Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 26, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor to announce an amendment to an appropriations bill to prohibit the federal government from bailing out Detroit, or any other city in the country, with taxpayer dollars. More
July 25, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday released a statement regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will seek to require Texas to get permission before making voting law changes. More
July 25, 2013 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Thursday released a statement regarding Wednesday's votes on the Amash and Pompeo Amendments to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. More
July 25, 2013 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement in response to the Department of Justice's announcement regarding Texas' voting procedures. More
July 25, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding Vietnamese President Truon Tan Sang's visit to the White House. More
July 25, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement responding to the Justice Department's support of action against Texas voting laws. More
July 25, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday introduced two pieces of legislation, the FHA Alternative Credit Pilot Program Reauthorization Act, and the FHA In-Person Servicing Improvement Act. More
July 25, 2013 -- NASA on Wednesday held a parachute test for the Orion spacecraft at the United States Army's Yuma Proving Ground. More
July 24, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act. More
July 24, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced an amendment to an appropriations bill that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing President Barack Obama's health care legislation. More
July 24, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Tuesday spoke in support of an amendment to the FY2014 Department of Defense Appropriations bill to exempt all Department of Defense employees from sequester furloughs. More
July 24, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech on the economy. More
July 24, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor previewing President Barack Obama's speech on the economy. More
July 24, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green and fellow Congressman Mike Thompson today introduced the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2013, legislation prohibiting the exportation of some electronic waste, or e-waste, which improper disposal of may create environmental, health or national security risks. More
July 24, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has appointed a board to investigate the early termination of a spacewalk that took place on July 16 outside the International Space Station due to an issue with a spacesuit worn by one of the astronauts. More
July 24, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Tuesday announced his intention to file a discharge petition to investigate the 2012 deaths in Benghazi, Libya. More
July 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington testified before the House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. Video
July 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate floor today, inviting his fellow Senators to "embrace the Texas model, proven to create economic growth, rather than relying on the failed policies of President Obama". Video
July 22, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are accepting applications through August 19 for six judicial vacancies in Texas. More
July 19, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today presented legislation that will close a loophole in the federal “Motor Voter” law that preempts states from enforcing requirements to ensure those registered to vote are U.S. citizens. More
July 19, 2013 -- United States Congressman John Culberson issued a statement after the House passed his amendment to H.R. 5, the Student Success Act by a vote of 227 to 196. More w/Video
July 19, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green posted a statement on the Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. More
July 18, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz said that he is disappointed in the Senate’s vote to confirm Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor. More
July 18, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate floor today on the disappointment he said is felt by many Obamacare supporters, and he invited President Obama to work together on creating "workable alternatives to the failed health care law". More
July 18, 2013 -- NASA on Wednesday in Washington released the Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities synopsis. More
July 18, 2013 -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday dismissed the Congressman Steve Stockman-supported challenge to the National Defense Authorization Act indefinite detention provision. More
July 17, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn addressed what he described as the unraveling of Obamacare on the Senate floor today and called on President Obama to support the rule of law by applying the same rules for all Americans, not waivers and exceptions for some. Video
July 17, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green and Representative Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania today re-introduced the Family Health Care Accessibility Act of 2013, a measure they say will break down the barriers to doctor volunteerism at community health centers. More
July 17, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman said today that he will seek to force a vote in Congress on creating a select committee to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. More
July 16, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Tuesday released a statement regarding Corpus Christi International Airport being awarded an $18 million grant by the Department of Transportation. More
July 16, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has accused the Internal Revenue Service of "a serious breach of faith with the American people" following the IRS' admission that tax records of candidates and campaign donors were improperly examined and disclosed by government officials. More
July 12, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday released a statement regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation. More
July 12, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green released the following a statement upon the announcement of the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. More
July 12, 2013 -- United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has announced her resignation to take the position of President of the University of California. More
July 12, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has joined Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Bill Flores in sending a letter to President Obama supporting Texas Governor Rick Perry’s recent appeal for a Major Disaster Declaration for West, Texas. More
July 12, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $9.9 million in federal grant assistance to Texas health centers to aid in health insurance enrollment. More
July 11, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday released a statement regarding his introduction of legislation to fully defund Obamacare. More
July 11, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday released a statement regarding five Houston/Harris County organizations receiving $6 million in grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. More
July 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday released a statement regarding the nomination of B. Todd Jones as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. More
July 11, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman praised new export data released today from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration showing Houston is the nation’s top metropolitan area for exports in 2012. More
July 11, 2013 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration today announced new data that show the Houston metropolitan area became the top metropolitan area for exports in 2012. More
July 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn announced that he has hired Brendan Steinhauser as his new campaign manager. More
July 10, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Tuesday released a statement regarding H.R. 2625, the "Student Protection Act". More
July 10, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Wednesday released a statement regarding Harry Reid and S. 744, which Stockman calls the amnesty bill. More
July 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined all 45 fellow Senate Republicans in sending a letter to President Obama asking him to extend the Obamacare employer mandate delay to the rest of the flawed law and to make those delays permanent. More w/Video
July 10, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today rebuked what he called President Obama’s attempt to pack the D.C. Circuit Court in in a speech at a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee: More w/Video
July 08, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Monday released a statement regarding the Asiana Airlines accident. More
July 08, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today submitted testimony for the record in support of Texas Senate Bill 1, which will ban abortions after 20 weeks and raise standards of care at abortion clinics by requiring them to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. More
July 08, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman, in his July report on the "Obama Failometer" contends that the nation’s economy is worse off under President Barack Obama than under former President George W. Bush for yet another month. More
July 04, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has posted a special video for the Fourth of July. More w/Video
July 03, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a video message commemorating Independence Day. More
July 03, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today issued a statement regarding the delay in implementation of the insurance mandate of the Obama healthcare legislation. More
July 03, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman will host a drawing on Thursday in Lumberton, Texas to select the winner of a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle. More
July 03, 2013 -- Colonel Denise Lind, judge in the court martial of Private First Class Bradley Manning, recessed the court martial on Tuesday, with proceedings to continue on July 8. More
July 02, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's decision to delay implementation of Obamacare's employer mandate. More
July 02, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, in his latest "Freedom Minute", discusses the number of regulations issued by the federal government in the past 20 years. More
July 02, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that Houston-based Gateway to Care has been named the recipient of a $998,784 grant through the Department of Health and Human Services to continue outreach and enrollment efforts for children eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. More
July 02, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that Captain Thomas Sparks has assumed duties as Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team overseeing the cleanup of recoverable oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 01, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today called for fundamental tax reform in order to abolish the IRS and "put an end to its abuse of everyday American citizens". More
July 01, 2013 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday announced that an initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims for veterans has resulted in clearing more than 65,000 claims, including more than 8,000 Texas veterans. More
July 01, 2013 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program recently presented its biannual Gulf Guardian Awards at a ceremony in Tampa, Florida. More
June 29, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday issued a statement regarding President Obama's nomination of Steve Linick for State Department Inspector General. More
June 28, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell today sent letters to the heads of the six major professional sports organizations expressing concern about requests from the Health and Human Services Department for the organizations to promote health insurance plans under the Obama health care legislation. More
June 28, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the Student Loan Relief Act of 2013. More
June 28, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday issued a letter to House Speaker John Boehner requesting he immediately kill the Senate's immigration reform bill with a "blue slip" resolution. More
June 27, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday released a statement regarding the Senate's passage of S.744, the illegal alien amnesty bill. More
June 27, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday released a statement regarding the Senate's passage of the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act". More
June 27, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday in Washington, D.C. released a statement regarding the vote on S.744, the Gang of Eight's immigration reform bill. More
June 27, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today applauded a measure by the Texas Transportation Commission to obligate an additional $310 million to the Harbor Bridge Project. More
June 27, 2013 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that a provision he placed into the 2014 funding bill for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development to protect homeowners and business owners along Richmond Avenue and Post Oak Boulevard has been approved by the House Appropriations Committee. More
June 26, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday in Washington addressed the de facto earmarks included in the immigration reform bill. More
June 26, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act. More
June 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement in response to the United State Supreme Court's decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage. More
June 26, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement regarding his cosponsoring of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013. More
June 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he will hold all State Department nominations until President Barack Obama nominates an Inspector General for the department. More
June 26, 2013 -- President Barack Obama today issued a statement applauding the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act. More
June 26, 2013 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued a ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevented same-sex marriages from being recognized for federal benefits. More
June 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday addressed the Senate floor regarding an amendment he proposed to immigration reform legislation to prevent a "penalty" from being charged on citizens and legal immigrant employees under the "Obamacare" health care bill that would not be charged on Registered Provisional Immigrants under the immigration bill. More
June 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday issued a statement in response to remarks delivered by President Barack Obama concerning his energy policy. More
June 25, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's climate speech. More
June 25, 2013 -- United States House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. announced that H.R. 1417, the Border Security Results Act, has received more than 1,000 "citizen cosponsors" on Cosponsor.Gov. More
June 25, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder. More
June 25, 2013 -- United States President Barack Obama today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder. More
June 25, 2013 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued a ruling in the matter of Shelby County v. Holder, striking down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that required certain states to submit to oversight by federal authorities for their election process. More
June 24, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday addressed the Senate floor in Washington, D.C. regarding the Corker-Hoeven amendment. More
June 24, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, regarding the university's use of racial preferences in admissions. More
June 24, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he will oppose an amendment sponsored by Senators John Hoeven and Bob Corker proposed for the immigration reform bill. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a public meeting on Tuesday in Webster to present preliminary flood maps for Chambers and the coastal Harris County area. More
June 21, 2013 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke on Thursday issued a statement regarding the United States House of Representatives' vote to delay the 2013 Farm Bill. More
June 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday introduced the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act of 2013, legislation to "reduce the administrative and compliance burdens on state and local education agencies". More
June 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday questioned Senator John Hoeven on the Senate floor regarding the Hoeven-Corker Border Security Amendment to the immigration reform bill. More
June 20, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to plans to supply arms to rebel groups in Syria. More
June 20, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his proposed RESULTS amendment to the immigration reform bill. More
June 19, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. delivered an address on the Senate floor regarding the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill. More w/Video
June 19, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's remarks at the Brandenberg Gate. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it is updating flood maps for Harris and Chambers counties following the release of a new comprehensive storm surge study. More
June 19, 2013 -- Service Employees International Union Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina today issued a statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office's score on the proposed immigration reform bill. More
June 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement regarding a finding by the Congressional Budget Office that, if passed, the proposed immigration reform bill would reduce illegal immigration by 25 percent. More
June 19, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued comments on the Congressional Budget Office's findings on the financial impact of the Senate's "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill. More
June 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Juneteenth. More
June 19, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today filed additional amendments to the proposed immigration reform bill. More
June 18, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that one of his staff has purchased enough food to eat for a week on less than the amount issued in the "SNAP Challenge", which challenged citizens to feed themselves on the $31.50 per week available to a person under the Farm Bill. More
June 18, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, in his "Freedom Minute", calls for the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service and implementation of a flat tax. More
June 18, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today delivered remarks regarding immigration reform concerning border security. More
June 17, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday in Washington, D.C. filed an amendment to the Senate Immigration Reform Bill. More
June 17, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced his latest measurement of President Barack Obama's performance in attempts to improve the economy. More
June 17, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that three amendments he proposed for the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act have been adopted by the Senate Armed Services Committee. More
June 14, 2013 -- The National Park Service has announced that July 1 is the final day for public response to the draft General Management Plan for the Big Thicket National Preserve. More
June 14, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Thursday introduced the Transportation for Heroes Act of 2013, legislation that would provide veterans discounted fares on public transportation. More
June 14, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2014 to provide free Internet access for service members serving in a combat zone. More
June 14, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today congratulated Houston's Greater East End Management District on receiving a $5,255,000 grant awarded by the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the expansion of transit projects. More
June 13, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday addressed the Senate floor in Washington, D.C. regarding the upcoming elections in Iran. More
June 13, 2013 -- The United States Department of Agriculture on Wednesday issued a notice for contract proposals from companies for the support of advanced biofuels production. More
June 13, 2013 -- Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman has announced that he has filed a class action lawsuit for $20 billion against the National Security Agency on claims of the agency's conducting warrantless surveillance of citizens. More
June 13, 2013 -- Presiding Judge Colonel Denise Lind has recessed the court martial of Private First Class Bradley Manning, who is accused of aiding the enemy, among other charges, for providing classified documents to the organization WikiLeaks. More
June 12, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released the text of his RESULTS Amendment he proposed to the immigration reform bill. More
June 12, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that more than 190 legal residents began the process of becoming American citizens during his 19th Annual Citizenship Day. More
June 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement regarding the vote on the Motion to Proceed to immigration reform. More
June 11, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C. against the Motion to Proceed to immigration reform. More
June 11, 2013 -- The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office has provided an update in the case of the United States vs. Major Nidal M. Hasan. More
June 11, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he has updated his report regarding the "Obama Administration's attempts to expand federal power". More
June 11, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today asked the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee to subpoena all National Security Agency records of phone calls between employees of the White House and the Internal Revenue Service. More
June 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor asking the "Gang of Eight" members developing an immigration reform bill to adopt solutions to achieve border security as part of the reform package. More
June 11, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday issued a statement regarding the vote on the Farm Bill. More
June 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke today on the Senate floor on the RESULTS Amendment he intends to offer to the Gang of 8’s immigration bill. More w/Video
June 10, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today joined Congressmen Filemon Vela and Mike Conaway in introducing legislation to address Mexico's "failure to uphold its water obligations to the United States". More
June 10, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, in his "Freedom Minute" audio broadcast, discusses the Obama Administration and the Bill of Rights. More
June 10, 2013 -- Artist Boat Founder Karla Klay has been named as a third place recipient of the 2013 Gulf Guardian Award in the Individual Category from the Gulf of Mexico Program. More
June 07, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's comments on the National Security Agency's phone surveillance. More
June 07, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today applauded ExxonMobil for the company's funding of a $500,000 workforce training program for Houston area community college students seeking chemical manufacturing jobs. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold a meeting on Monday in Galveston to receive public input regarding plans to restore the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and economy from the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 06, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to the rejection by Senate Democrats of his amendment to proposed immigration legislation. More
June 06, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that its Orion crew module has successfully passed its static loads tests. More
June 06, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has announced that he is co-sponsoring a U.S. Service Academy Day on Saturday at San Jacinto College in Pasadena. More
June 06, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's nomination of Samantha Power as United States Ambassador to the United Nations. More
June 05, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today wrote a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to join in honoring the 55th anniversary of the NAACP vs. Alabama ruling that struck down executive branch harassment of political groups. More
June 05, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement in the Congressional Record in tribute to the Houston firefighters who died or were injured in the May 31 fire in southwest Houston. More
June 05, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement honoring the four firefighters who died while responding to a fire in southwest Houston on Friday. More
June 05, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today filed an amendment to proposed immigration reform legislation to require border enforcement and security. More
June 04, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 19th Annual Citizenship Day on Saturday in Houston. More
June 04, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a reception so that maritime industry stakeholders could thank Captain James H. Whitehead, III for his five years of service to the maritime community in Sector Houston-Galveston; and to welcome to Captain Brian K. Penoyer who succeeds Captain Whitehead as the Commander of Sector Houston-Galveston. More
June 04, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to patent reform measures proposed by President Barack Obama. More
June 04, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz joined Senators Jeff Sessions, Mike Lee and Chuck Grassley today in sending a letter to the Senate regarding their concerns with the proposed immigration reform bill. More
June 03, 2013 -- Senator Ted Cruz on Monday released a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision in Maryland v. King. More
June 02, 2013 -- The 2013 Plankowners' Syndicate Party and Auction to support the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA was held at the Texas Seaport Museum on Saturday. More
May 31, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Friday released a statement regarding the Affordable Care Act. More
May 31, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 19th Annual Citizenship Day on June 8 in Houston. More
May 30, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman has signed on to a letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. More
May 30, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will hold a roundtable at the Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences Forensic Genetics Laboratory on Friday to discuss new resources to identify and prosecute perpetrators of sexual assault and other crimes. More
May 28, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz recently delivered the commencement address at Hillsdale College in Michigan. More
May 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Senator Ted Cruz has posted a video paying tribute to the fallen men and women of the United States Armed Forces in recognition of Memorial Day. Video
May 24, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday addressed the Senate floor regarding his willingness to move forward with the budget if the Senate agrees not to use the budget process to raise the debt ceiling with a simple majority vote. More
May 24, 2013 -- The United States Census Bureau on Thursday reported that Texas cities lead in population growth in the country. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Thursday publicly released the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment for formal public comment. More
May 23, 2013 -- Texas elected officials have reacted to President Barack Obama’s call to ease restrictions on prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay. More
May 23, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman and members of the Texas Congressional delegation will hold a Service Academy Day informational event on June 8 at San Jacinto College in Pasadena. More
May 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday issued a statement regarding legislation he introduced to reduce patent litigation abuse. More
May 23, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman voted on Tuesday to approve completion of the northern half of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Commission and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday participated in the "Take the Pledge" event in San Antonio. More
May 22, 2013 -- United States Congressman John Carter on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. released a statement regarding the Homeland Security Appropriations bill. More
May 22, 2013 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. released a statement regarding the FY 14 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. More
May 22, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Senator Mark Kirk today announced that they have introduced legislation to impose a total export embargo on the government of Iran. More
May 22, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement regarding his vote against moving an immigration reform bill out the Senate Judiciary Committee. More
May 22, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding an immigration reform bill, which he voted against moving out of the committee. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Department of Defense has selected Waste Management of Houston and Pape-Dawson Engineers of San Antonio as finalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. More
May 21, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today presented amendments to the immigration reform bill. More
May 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today questioned former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Doug Shulman during a hearing concerning IRS targeting of certain political groups. More
May 17, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday legislation to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury, or any delegate, including the Internal Revenue Service, from enforcing President Barack Obama's health care legislation. More
May 16, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday in Washington, D.C. spoke on the Senate floor in support of the investigation of abortion practices in the country. More
May 16, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's appointment of Daniel Werfel as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. More
May 16, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today issued a joint statement regarding the results of the investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion that took place in West, Texas on April 17. More
May 16, 2013 -- Congressman John Culberson today joined colleagues in asking that the Department of Health and Human Services provide information regarding reports that the department solicited donations from outside organizations to support and implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's health care legislation. More
May 16, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding a tornado that struck northern Texas. More
May 16, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday announced that the Homes for Heroes Act of 2013 has been approved by the House of Representatives. More
May 15, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement regarding the vote against the Water Resource and Development Act. More
May 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder seeking more information regarding his involvement in the seizure of Associated Press phone records by the Justice Department. More
May 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has introduced an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act re-authorization to "address Mexico's failure to take action to uphold its water obligations to the United States". More
May 14, 2013 -- The next pretrial hearing in the court martial of Major Nidal M. Hasan will take place on May 29 at the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center in Fort Hood. More
May 14, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. called on Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Steven Miller to resign and condemned the agency. More
May 14, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. presented an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill. More
May 14, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a letter to chairs of House Government Oversight and Reform Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee asking for an investigation of allegations that individuals who were reported to a White House email address for criticizing health care reforms, proposed by President Barack Obama, were targeted with Internal Revenue Service audits. More
May 13, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman has signed on to a letter to United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel regarding religious freedom in the military. More
May 13, 2013 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Monday announced that Texas will receive $203 million to restore Gulf coast natural resources impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 13, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement following a verdict in the case against abortionist Kermit Gosnell. More
May 13, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a video on border security. More
May 10, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday released a statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service. More
May 10, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a news release regarding information released following the September 11, 2011 attacks on the American Consulate in Benghazi. More
May 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to an apology issued by the Internal Revenue Service for concerning questioning of tax forms submitted by conservative groups during the 2012 election. More
May 09, 2013 -- The trial judge in United States vs. Major Nidal M. Hasan on Thursday at Fort Hood held a pretrial hearing and issued several rulings from the bench. More
May 09, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday in Washington, D.C. offered an amendment to the Gang of 8 Bill, which he says will provide a real trigger to ensure border security measures are enforced. More
May 09, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has provided $9.8 million to Federally Qualified Community Health Centers in Texas to help them offer in-person enrollment assistance to uninsured Texans. More
May 09, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee's consideration of the immigration reform bill. More
May 09, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today provided an opening statement on immigration legislation before the Senate Judiciary Committee. More
May 09, 2013 -- Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, today issued a statement during a hearing on the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. More
May 09, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement welcoming President Barack Obama to Texas on his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour". More
May 08, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he has filed five amendments to the immigration reform legislation currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee. More
May 08, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Veterans Forum on Saturday and his annual job fair on May 13. More
May 08, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday addressed the Senate floor regarding his concerns about the process sought for approving the budget. More
May 08, 2013 -- The National Park Service will host public meetings May 14-16 in various locations to receive input on the draft general management plan for the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. More
May 07, 2013 -- The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department today reminded employers that they must now use the revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form for all new hires and re-verifications. More
May 07, 2013 -- The White House Press Office today announced that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will attend the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston on Wednesday. More
May 07, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green recently hosted a town hall meeting on immigration issues affecting the African and Caribbean settlers in the country. More
May 07, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded Southwest Airlines two slot exemptions at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. for daily nonstop service to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. More
May 06, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today addressed the Senate floor to discuss his opposition to the Internet Sales Tax, titled the “Marketplace Fairness Act.” More w/Video
May 06, 2013 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Hutco, Inc., an industrial services employment agency, has agreed to pay $1,916,850 in overtime back wages to employees assigned to work in sites throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. More
May 03, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today delivered remarks at the 2013 National Rifle Association Convention in Houston. More
May 03, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today released numbers from his "Obama Failometer", his measurement of economic indicators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the country's economic status compared. More
May 03, 2013 -- Congressman John Culberson on Thursday announced that Betsy Goodman of Episcopal High School won the congressional art competition for the 7th Congressional District of Texas. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday announced that the emergency disaster declaration for the State of Texas declared on April 19 has been expanded to allow access to Individual Assistance grants for those affected by the explosion in McLennan County. More
May 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington has announced that an article 39(a) pre-trial hearing for Private First Class Bradley E. Manning will be held on May 7 at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. More
May 01, 2013 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced that the Attwater's prairie-chicken have increased in numbers to an estimate of 66 birds for 2013. More
April 30, 2013 -- The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has announced that it will investigate the West, Texas chemical disaster. More
April 30, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman has signed onto a letter written by fellow Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer to Education Secretary Arne Duncan seeking information regarding the implementation of new policies regarding education and student privacy, and the authority under which the Department of Education has acted. More
April 29, 2013 -- NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute of Houston will fund twenty-three proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. More
April 29, 2013 -- United States Customs and Border Protection today announced that Judson W. Murdock, II has assumed command as the new director of field operations at the Houston Field Office. More
April 29, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday spoke at a memorial service held for first responders to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
April 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, in his latest "Freedom Minute" segment, talks about remembering the tragedies in Boston and in West, Texas. More
April 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday issued a statement regarding the Senate's vote on an Internet sales tax bill. More
April 25, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement on a memorial ceremony for those who died in the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
April 25, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. More
April 25, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor regarding flight delays and the budget. More
April 25, 2013 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Joe Barton on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. introduced the "Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act of 2013". More
April 24, 2013 -- The Obama Administration today announced that the Department of the Interior will offer a lease sale for oil and gas exploration for more than 21 million acres off the shore of Texas. More
April 23, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the Gang of Eight's immigration bill during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. More
April 22, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has introduced the "Patients' Right to Know Act", legislation to require the disclosure of all Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act fees and taxes affecting health insurance premium costs. More
April 22, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke at a Senate Judiciary hearing regarding immigration reform. More
April 20, 2013 -- President Barack Obama has declared an emergency exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the explosion in West, Texas. More
April 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following a tour of the West, Texas fertilizer explosion site. More
April 18, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Barack Obama's statements following a failed vote on gun control legislation. More
April 18, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the "Gang of Eight" Senate Immigration Bill. More
April 18, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
April 18, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today issued a joint statement on the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
April 18, 2013 -- President Barack Obama today issued a statement on the fertilizer plant explosion that took place in West, Texas. More
April 17, 2013 -- Members of the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. today voted to ratify a new six-year Master Contract with the International Longshoremen’s Association. More
April 17, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor prior to a vote on his amendment to proposed gun control legislation to allow gun owners with conceal-carry permits to carry weapons across state lines and within other states with conceal-carry laws. More
April 17, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced an amendment to proposed gun control legislation in the Senate to allow gun owners with concealed weapons permits to carry their weapons across state lines and within other states that also have conceal-carry laws. More
April 16, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday released a statement regarding the release of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" Senate bill. More
April 16, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon on Monday. More
April 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the passing of Bob Perry. More
April 15, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today announced the members of a bipartisan committee to provide recommendations for nominees to fill Texas federal judicial vacancies and open positions in the United States Attorney's offices in the state. More
April 12, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has released a video message ahead of Monday's federal income tax deadline. More
April 12, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today joined Congressman Paul Broun in releasing a statement after sending a letter to House Speaker John Boehner expressing opposition to all universal background checks for gun purchases. More
April 11, 2013 -- Several members of Congress on Wednesday introduced legislation directing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop a plan for returning to the Moon and establishing a human presence there. More
April 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor before voting against proceeding to gun control legislation. More
April 11, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement regarding gun control legislation currently being considered in the Senate. More
April 11, 2013 -- United States House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul has released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's budget proposal. More
April 10, 2013 -- President Barack Obama today delivered remarks regarding the presentation of his FY2014 Budget to Congress. More
April 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after introducing legislation to allow local governments to use existing funds to provide security details for prosecutors and judges who are in danger of retaliation or intimidation, and extend the rights of such officials at the state and local level to carry weapons for self-defense. More
April 10, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday questioned multiple witnesses on campaign finance reform during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. More
April 10, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced he would use a "blue slip", a resolution that automatically returns to the Senate any bill that violates a clause of the Constitution stating that all bills raising revenue shall originate with the House of Representatives, to kill any Senate gun control legislation that contains expanded background checks. More
April 10, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the submission of the FY2014 budget by President Barack Obama. More
April 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following President Barack Obama's submission of a budget to Congress. More
April 09, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued an open letter to Congress encouraging members to support a bill creating a select committee to investigate the Obama Administration's response to the September 11, 2012 attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya. More
April 09, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the senate floor to express his sympathies for the victims of a multiple-stabbing at Lone Star College. More
April 09, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold will hold a hearing of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census regarding the postal service's relationship with its business customers and partners. More
April 09, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today released a report analyzing instances in the past 15 months in which the United States Supreme Court has rejected the Obama Administration's arguments for increased federal power. More
April 09, 2013 -- Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the United States House Homeland Security Committee, today joined Congresswoman Candice Miller in introducing legislation to secure the nation's borders. More
April 09, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Monday spoke at the Houston Money Week Partner Kick-Off Luncheon. More
April 08, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold today issued a statement on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. More
April 08, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. More
April 08, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the passing of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. More
April 08, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. More
April 05, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has issued a statement in response to today's jobs report. More
April 04, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts Judge Thomas Hogan seeking clarification on policies that prevent prosecutors from carrying firearms following the murder of two Texas state prosecutors. More
April 04, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement ahead of a visit by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Houston and the Arizona-Mexico border. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $31.2 million to Texas for reimbursement of costs to fight wildfires that occurred in 2011 in several counties throughout the state. More
March 29, 2013 -- United States Homeland Security Committee Chair Congressman Michael McCaul today issued a statement in response to reports of North Korea's plans to strike cities in the United States. More
March 28, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's comments related to gun control legislation. More
March 27, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to reports that the Department of Homeland Security plans to cut hours and overtime pay for Customs and Border Patrol agents. More
March 26, 2013 -- Texas Congressmen Bill Flores, John Carter, K. Michael Conaway and Mac Thornberry, along with New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce, have introduced legislation to prevent lawsuit abuse from the Endangered Species Act. More
March 26, 2013 -- The United States Department of Energy today awarded more than $7 million to the University of Texas at Austin through the department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative for the development of manufacturing processes that save money and reduce energy required in their operations. More
March 24, 2013 -- On Saturday, U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration head Michael Huerta questioning the agency’s plan to close air traffic control towers in smaller, local airports as a result of sequestration cuts, citing economic benefits of such airports, like the one in Victoria. More
March 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn voted against the federal budget on Friday, but earlier on Friday noted that his “No Budget, No OMB Pay” amendment to the Senate Democrats’ budget proposal passed unanimously. More
March 22, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday in Washington, D.C. cosponsored an amendment to the Senate Democrats' budget proposal. More
March 22, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today filed several amendments to the budget proposed by Senate Democrats, including an amendment to repeal President Barack Obama's health care legislation. More
March 22, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor about his "No Budget, No OMB Pay" proposal. More
March 21, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on Thursday in Washington, D.C. proposed an amendment to the Senate Democrat budget proposal that would defund President Barack Obama's health care law. More
March 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a letter to Senator Charles Schumer, chair of the Senate Judiciary's Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security Subcommittee, demanding hearings regarding the recent release of detainees from Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities. More
March 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after introducing a budget amendment to allow the Senate to support legislation to withhold pay for officials with the Office of Budget Management for every day the President's budget is late. More
March 20, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement after voting for the Continuing Resolution. More
March 20, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding legislation he has introduced that would withhold pay for the director of the Office of Management and Budget and other Senate-approved members of the office for every day the President's budget is late. More
March 20, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Tuesday participated in a hearing regarding the Department of Energy's strategy for exporting liquefied natural gas, where he urged the department to expedite exports. More
March 20, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Tuesday spoke at a meeting of the House Financial Service Committee, where he discussed the role of the public sector in housing finance. More
March 20, 2013 -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday presented United States Senator John Cornyn with the Small Business Advocate of the Year award. More
March 18, 2013 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense Program is encouraging Americans to check and replace leaking plumbing fixtures and sprinkler systems for "Fix a Leak Week", which is observed March 18-24. More
March 18, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging that he approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
March 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today met with Texas Governor Rick Perry to discuss issues with the Department of Homeland Security and the release of illegal immigrants held in detention. More
March 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined 28 Senators in drafting a resolution opposing an arms trade treaty proposed by the United Nations. More
March 14, 2013 -- United States President Barack Obama on Thursday released a statement regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote approving a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. More
March 14, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following testimony by United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton concerning the release of illegal immigrants in February due to budgetary reasons. More
March 14, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following a meeting with President Barack Obama. More
March 14, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following his vote at the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to legislation that would ban assault weapons. More
March 13, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding the vote on an amendment he proposed to defund President Barack Obama's health care law. More
March 13, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding a budget proposed by Republican members of Congress. More
March 13, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding his cosponsoring and voting for an amendment proposed by Senator Ted Cruz to defund President Barack Obama's health care law. More
March 13, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today offered an amendment to the Continuing Resolution that would defund the "Obamacare" health care legislation. More
March 13, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today praised Texas' efforts to provide open government during a hearing on "Sunshine Week". More
March 08, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano regarding sequestration. More
March 08, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding a decision by the Obama Administration to hold trial for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in federal court in New York. More
March 08, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Richard Burr today introduced the Careers for Veterans Act, legislation aimed at reducing unemployment among veterans. More
March 08, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement regarding his vote against the nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. More
March 07, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday released a statement regarding The Violence Against Women Act and the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act, which were signed into law by President Obama. More
March 07, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz joined fellow Senator Rand Paul today in introducing legislation that would prohibit drone killings of United States citizens on United States soil if they do not represent an imminent threat. More
March 07, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today offered an amendment to an assault weapons ban that would exempt soldiers and veterans from the ban. More
March 07, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke during consideration of new gun control legislation by the Senate Judiciary Committee. More
March 06, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding claims made by the Obama Administration about the effects of budget cuts associated with sequestration. More
March 06, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding his amendment to the Continuing Resolution to delay funding of healthcare legislation by the Obama Administration. More
March 06, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today testified before the United States House Committee on the Budget, where he spoke on the importance of domestic energy production, the Port of Houston and NASA. More
March 06, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today questioned Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the prosecution rate of gun crimes. More
March 06, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding his "no" vote on cloture for D.C. Circuit judicial nominee Caitlin Halligan. More
March 04, 2013 -- The University of St. Thomas' Center for International Studies in Houston and the American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C. have announced the formation of a partnership to promote and deepen public understanding of United States diplomacy. More
March 02, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement commemorating the 177th anniversary of Texas' independence. More
March 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday issued a statement regarding the Department of State's draft environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
March 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington reports that Pfc. Bradley E. Manning on Thursday entered his pleas in court at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. More
March 01, 2013 -- The United States Department of State has released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement in response to TransCanada's May 2012 application for the Keystone XL pipeline. More
March 01, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Richard Blumenthal, as well as Congressmen Carolyn Maloney and John Carter, on Thursday introduced legislation to fight human trafficking. More
February 28, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has released a statement regarding Thursday's sequester votes. More
February 28, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Thursday released a statement regarding House passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. More
February 28, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the federal budget cuts associated with the sequester. More
February 28, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today urged President Barack Obama to adopt what he calls the "Stockman Smartquester", a set of cuts as an alternative to the sequester federal budget cuts set to take effect on Friday. More
February 27, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. released a statement after introducing the Endangered Species Act Settlement Reform Act. More
February 27, 2013 -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors, The National League of Cities and the National Association of Counties today called on Congress and the Administration to reject any proposals to hamstring the financing of local infrastructure projects by changing the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds. More
February 27, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement supporting the continuation of the Voting Rights Act, which is under review in a case at the United States Supreme Court. More
February 27, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp today delivered the 2013 State of the Coast Guard Address in Washington, D.C. More
February 27, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a demand to the Obama Administration to stop releasing illegal aliens from federal custody, stating that the release was part of "administration effort to build public fear of Obama's own sequestration plan". More
February 27, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued letters to the White House and Organizing for America requesting documentation on President Barack Obama's gun control campaign concerning messages Stockman said he received that appeared to be "spam" from computer-generated accounts. More
February 27, 2013 -- The Texas Historical Commission today announced that Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. More
February 26, 2013 -- United States Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. reintroduced the Space Leadership Preservation Act. More
February 26, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday wrote to President Obama calling on him to submit a plan to address Medicare's insolvency. More
February 26, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the senate floor prior to voting to continue debate on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. More
February 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding his vote against invoking cloture in the nomination of Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary. More
February 26, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today spoke at the Financial Services Committee and urged colleagues to take action to stop the sequester budget cuts set to take place on March 1. More
February 26, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined a group of fellow senators in sending a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
February 26, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green will participate in a press briefing on Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss the impacts of the possible federal sequestration budget cuts on cities. More
February 25, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a news release stating that several supporting messages delivered in President Barack Obama's online gun control campaign are sent by "computer-generated spambots". More
February 25, 2013 -- The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials have named Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. More
February 24, 2013 -- The White House has released new state-by-state reports on the "devastating impact the sequester will have on jobs and middle class families across the country if Congressional Republicans fail to compromise to avert the sequester by March 1". More
February 22, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday announced that he has been ranked the second most conservative senator for 2012 by the National Journal. More
February 21, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has released a statement regarding a letter calling for the withdrawal of the Hagel nomination. More
February 21, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a letter calling on President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. More
February 21, 2013 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association will host its annual policy conference in Washington, D.C. on February 26-28. More
February 21, 2013 -- United States Congressman Steve Stockman on Wednesday visited with Johnson Space Center officials to discuss NASA funding. More
February 21, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday in Houston spoke about the importance of small businesses to the Texas and national economies. More
February 19, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today held a news conference in Leander, Texas to discuss proposed gun control legislation. More
February 19, 2013 -- The Service Employees International Union today announced the release of a new national Spanish language radio advertisement calling for immigration reform. More
February 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's call to avert impending spending cuts through sequestration. More
February 19, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Monday applauded the investment of $1.3 billion from Tenaris to build a steel pipe plant in Matagorda County. More
February 17, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement on the 4th anniversary of President Barack Obama’s stimulus: More
February 15, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that the House Financial Services Committee has approved the Oversight Plan for the committee, including three amendments he sponsored. More
February 15, 2013 -- The United States Department of Justice today announced that Transocean Deepwater, Inc. has pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Water Act in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident, and was sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal fines and penalties. More
February 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday introduced legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a move Cornyn said would "protect the rights of patients, families and doctors to make medical decisions". More
February 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement on voting to continue debate on the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. More
February 15, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday issued a statement regarding the Senate's decision to extend debate on the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. More
February 14, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Thursday in Washington had three amendments to an Oversight Plan approved by the House Financial Services Committee. More
February 14, 2013 -- Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, today issued a statement regarding the General Accountability Office's High Risk List report on the Department of Homeland Security. More
February 14, 2013 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday released a report on union membership in Texas for 2012. More
February 13, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor, stating that the federal government needed to "embrace the Texas model" for economic growth. More
February 13, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today joined Congressman Tom Petri in introducing legislation to make the Voluntary Protection Program, a voluntary work safety program, permanent. More
February 13, 2013 -- Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, today issued remarks for a hearing held by the committee regarding threats to homeland security. More
February 13, 2013 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement in response to remarks made at President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address concerning his proposals' impact on the budget deficit. More
February 13, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Republican senators in introducing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. More
February 13, 2013 -- Texas' two United States Senators were critical of President Barack Obama’s State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, but U.S. Representatives from the Gulf Coast Region who posted comments on the speech had mixed reactions. More
February 13, 2013 -- The United States House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee today is holding a hearing to examine threats to homeland security. More
February 13, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold posted a video statement after attending the President’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. More w/Video
February 13, 2013 -- Senator Ted Cruz posted a statement responding to the President’s State of the Union address. More
February 12, 2013 -- United States Representative Gene Green posted a response to the President's State of the Union Address. More
February 12, 2013 -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn issued a statement after the President’s State of the Union Address. More
February 12, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the passage of legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act by the Senate. More
February 12, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today reported that his "Obama Failometer" has been ordered removed from the corridor of the Cannon House Office Building by officials with U.S. House operations. More
February 12, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman has announced the creation of an "Obama Failometer", which he describes as an "objective measure of the failure of President Barack Obama's liberal economic policies". More
February 12, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in anticipation of tonight's State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama. More
February 11, 2013 -- On the eve of the President’s State of the Union address, U.S. Senator John Cornyn published a new video detailing what he describes as the unfulfilled promises from past years, highlighting the President’s failure on a host of issues including growing the economy and developing alternative energy sources. Video
February 11, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman will host Ted Nugent as his guest during Tuesday's State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama. More
February 08, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced key staff appointments to his office in Washington, D.C. More
February 07, 2013 -- United States Representatives Blake Farenthold and Filemon Vela on Thursday sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta regarding three South Texas military bases. More
February 07, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today called on President Barack Obama to "learn from" the keynote address delivered at today's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. More
February 06, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today provided a video of his comments regarding the Federal Housing Administration at a meeting of the Financial Services Committee. More
February 06, 2013 -- United States House Homeland Security Committee Chair Michael McCaul today announced that he plans to lay out a framework for securing the country's borders. More
February 06, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on the Obama Administration to release any Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel opinions regarding the President's authority to authorize the killing of American citizens abroad. More
February 05, 2013 -- United States House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul has released a statement regarding immigration reform and border security. More
February 05, 2013 -- Representative Blake Farenthold comprehensive immigration reform with the House Judiciary Committee today. More w/Video
February 05, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday issued a statement on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's visit to the Texas border with Mexico. More
February 04, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following President Barack Obama missing a deadline to submit his budget to Congress. More
February 04, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a free financial aid seminar for high school students and their parents on February 11 at Sam Houston High School's Math, Science and Technology Center. More
February 03, 2013 -- A Coast Guard petty officer assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston was honored last week for his superior service while deployed in support border security and overseas combat operations. More
February 02, 2013 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen has announced that that the United States Maritime Alliance And International Longshoremen’s Association have reached a tentative agreement for a comprehensive successor Master Agreement. More
February 02, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, in a speech on the Floor of the Senate on Friday, said that "America should follow the Texas success story". Video
February 01, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today provided a video of his commemoration of Black History Month. More
February 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement on the Space Shuttle Columbia incident, which occurred 10 years ago today. More
February 01, 2013 -- The United States Green Building Council will hold an award ceremony in Houston on Tuesday recognizing Texas as ranking 10th in the council's annual list of states for LEED certified space in 2012. More
February 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement on his vote against legislation to increase the country's debt limit. More
January 31, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today questioned Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel about his views on U.S. foreign policy, citing a 2009 Al Jazeera interview done by Hagel when he was a Senator. Video
January 31, 2013 -- The Service Employees International Union on Tuesday applauded President Barack Obama's call for immigration reform. More
January 31, 2013 -- Freedom Watch on Wednesday announced that it has expanded its complaint filed against President Barack Obama regarding his gun control plan. More
January 30, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called for hearings on the drop in gun crime prosecutions by federal law enforcement agencies. More
January 30, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today published an opinion piece on opposition to the appointment against Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense. More
January 29, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday introduced legislation to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. More
January 29, 2013 -- United States House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul has released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's immigration reform proposal. More
January 29, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday issued a statement regarding the Disaster Relief Act of 2013, which provides funds for recovery of areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. More
January 28, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has released a statement regarding Monday's bipartisan immigration reform proposal. More
January 28, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in support of proposed immigration reforms. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Service Employees International Union today applauded work between President Barack Obama and a bipartisan Senate group to develop immigration reform legislation. More
January 28, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will attend a dinner tonight hosted by Christians United for Israel to discuss his opposition to the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Civilian Corps of the United States Army Medical Command is hosting an online career fair through Friday to recruit behaviorial health professionals. More
January 28, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has co-sponsored the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. More
January 25, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that he has joined Congressman Mike Michaud in reintroducing two bills aimed at reducing homelessness for veterans. More
January 25, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the 2013 March for Life rally. More
January 24, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding an assault weapons ban proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation will present former United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison with the 2013 National Space Trophy on April 26. More
January 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday joined a bipartisan group in sending a letter to President Barack Obama regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. More
January 23, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green recently participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. More
January 22, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green has scheduled a series of town hall meetings and events, beginning with forums on seniors issues scheduled for Thursday. More
January 22, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement on the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. More
January 21, 2013 -- President Barack Obama delivered his inaugural address during a ceremony today launching his second term in office. More
January 18, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder questioning the conduct of the Justice Department regarding the prosecution of Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz. More
January 18, 2013 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H.Cohen reports that the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association negotiations are "making progress". More
January 17, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to submit a debt ceiling request. More
January 17, 2013 -- United States Food and Drug Administration Assistant Secretary Nicole Lurie today issued a statement regarding the approval of new influenza vaccines manufactured using "novel technology". More
January 16, 2013 -- The National Rifle Association today issued a statement in response to proposals issued by President Barack Obama on gun control. More
January 16, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday will meet in Houston with leaders from Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties to discuss the an alternative plan to participating in Social Security. More
January 16, 2013 -- The White House Press Office today released remarks made by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden regarding measures the President is putting in place he said will curb gun violence. More
January 16, 2013 -- Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman today announced that the organization has filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's Gun Control Task Force to prevent issuance and implementation of Biden's recommendations. More
January 16, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense. More
January 15, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green has been selected as Ranking Member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and has introduced two bills in the House of Representatives. More
January 14, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he recently completed a visit to Afghanistan and Israel with a Congressional delegation. More
January 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary. More
January 06, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn said that he will not support President Barack Obama's nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. More
January 04, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement regarding his support of legislation to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. More
January 03, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today welcomed fellow Senator Ted Cruz, who was sworn into office today. More
January 02, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green posted a statement on Tuesday evening’s fiscal cliff vote. More
January 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn said he voted for the compromise tax bill to prevent a tax increase for 99 percent of all Texans and Americans. More
January 01, 2013 -- President Barack Obama has issued a statement following the Senate's approval of the tax bill. More
December 31, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Senate's passage of legislation he helped introduce to audit and reduce the backlog of untested rape kits for law enforcement agencies throughout the country. More
December 28, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate has passed a bill to rename legislation championed by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison that allows working spouses and homemakers to contribute the same amount to their IRA savings as the "Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA". More
December 22, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn's proposal to fight the Department of Veterans Affairs backlog has passed Congress. More
December 22, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released a statement regarding the passage of a provision requiring the Pentagon to cut ties with Rosoboronexport, a Russian state arms dealer. More
December 20, 2012 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday hosted his annual Labor Legislative Breakfast. More
December 20, 2012 -- The United States Food and Drug Administration has warned the Eye Center of Texas in Bellaire against improper advertising and promotion of lasers intended for LASIK corrective eye surgery. More
December 19, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today gave a farewell speech to retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. More
December 18, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following Senate passage of a bill renaming the Federal building and United States Courthouse in Midland, Texas after former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. More
December 18, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after the Senate approved legislation he said removed a "bureacratic barrier" that prevented access to drinking water from Lake Texoma. More
December 18, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday released a statement on the passing of United States Senator Daniel Inouye. More
December 18, 2012 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Restoration Center and Ducks Unlimited have added two Gulf Coast restoration projects to the Conserving America's Coasts partnership agreement. More
December 15, 2012 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday released a statement regarding the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. More
December 14, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor about the fiscal cliff. More
December 13, 2012 -- The State of Texas has received an offshore wind award for a project near Port Isabel from the United States Department of Energy. More
December 12, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has awarded $1.8 million to Texas for the construction of a community safe room in Bay City. More
December 12, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has received the 'Crime Fighter' award from the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. More
December 08, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold its first public meeting on December 11 in Mobile, Alabama. More
December 07, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. More
December 07, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today spoke on the Child Protection Act of 2012, legislation signed into law today to enhance federal, state and local efforts to fight child pornography, sexual predators and human trafficking. More
December 06, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding United States Senator Jim DeMint's plans to resign. More
December 06, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to Senator Jim DeMint's announcement of his resignation from the Senate. More
December 05, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined colleagues in calling for passage of the STEM Jobs Act, which would reallocate up to 55,000 green cards per year to the top foreign graduates of universities in the United States with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields. More
December 04, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding a report finding that a majority of President Barack Obama's federal agencies are not in compliance with the 2007 Cornyn-Leahy OPEN Government Act. More
December 01, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold its first public meeting on December 11 in Mobile, Alabama. More
November 30, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that an amendment he put forward to end purchasing of weapons from a Russian firm that is also providing weapons to the Syrian government has been approved by the Senate. More
November 30, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's proposal to avert the "fiscal cliff" of automatic spending cuts and the expiration of tax cuts. More
November 29, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding United States Senator John Cornyn's amendment to the Defense Authorization bill. More
November 28, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today filed an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill to address a backlog of disability claims within the Department of Veterans Affairs. More
November 27, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement congratulating John Steen, Jr. on his appointment to serve as Texas Secretary of State. More
November 27, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate has passed the Child Protection Act of 2012, bipartisan legislation drafted by Cornyn and Senator Richard Blumenthal. More
November 27, 2012 -- The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own", will host its American Holiday Festival Concert, with performances Friday through Sunday at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. More
November 21, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green today sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice concerning an "invidious message" referencing young African Americans posted at an apartment complex in Houston. More
November 18, 2012 -- United States Representative Pete Olson issued a statement in response to the escalating violence in southern Israel and Gaza. More
November 16, 2012 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today denied a request by ranchers, including the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, to waive the current Renewable Fuels Standard, a request made due to corn shortages and increasing feed costs in the country. More
November 16, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on an incident in Midland on Thursday involving a train colliding with a parade float. More
November 15, 2012 -- United States Congressman Ron Paul has announced the Class of 2017 military service academy nominees from his congressional district. More
November 14, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the selection of Senator-Elect Ted Cruz as vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. More
November 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding United States Senator John Cornyn's election as Minority Whip of the 113th Congress. More
November 14, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green recently spoke at a post-election news conference opposing cuts and promoting jobs during the "lame duck" session of Congress. More
November 14, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after being elected by Senate Republicans to serve as Whip for the 113th Congress. More
November 13, 2012 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association reports that wide sandy beaches and high dune systems were effective in keeping the waves away from upland property and infrastructure, and prevented flooding from the unexpected storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. More
November 09, 2012 -- Texas A&M University has been selected by the United States Agency for International Development to be a partner in the Higher Education Solutions Network. More
November 05, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined fellow senators in writing a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta regarding delays in ballots reaching military voters stationed overseas. More
November 05, 2012 -- Jim Guidry disagrees with those who believe that discussion of flood gates for New York Harbor in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will have a negative impact on the campaign for an Ike Dike on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
November 03, 2012 -- The United States Department of Justice will monitor election polls in Harris County on November 6. More
October 31, 2012 -- The National Park Service has announced programs taking place at Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas throughout November. More
October 29, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host an informational seminar on Tuesday in Houston regarding the newly established Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. More
October 26, 2012 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy P. Beaudreau on Thursday released the details of an oil and natural gas lease sale to be held in November that will offer more than twenty million acres offshore Texas for exploration and development. More
October 25, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington has selected early-stage innovation proposals from ten universities, including the University of Houston. More
October 24, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a seminar on October 30 on the newly-established Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for students, which allows qualifying young people brought to the United States as children to request consideration for relief from deportation. More
October 19, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta regarding his concerns with the Department of Defense and its obligation to collect ballots from overseas troops. More
October 16, 2012 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen on Sunday issued a statement regarding labor negotiations with the United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen's Association. More
October 12, 2012 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony on November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery in observance of Veterans Day. More
October 12, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday approved revisions to Texas' air permitting program for major air pollution sources under the Clean Air Act. More
October 11, 2012 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has announced that a Notice of Federal Interest has been issued to BP and Transocean in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 10, 2012 -- Congressman Ron Paul will ride in the Victoria GOP parade on Saturday in Victoria. More
October 10, 2012 -- United States Senator Key Bailey Hutchison today a joined a group of her colleagues from the Gulf Coast in issuing a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to enforce the RESTORE Act in relation to the settlement of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case with BP. More
October 10, 2012 -- East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas seeking relief from the "preventative services" mandate of the Health and Human Services Department. More
October 09, 2012 -- SpaceX has provided a mission update on its Dragon spacecraft, which is in orbit and approaching the International Space Station for a docking with the station on Wednesday. More
October 03, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding a nine-week extension of unemployment benefits under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act by the Texas Workforce Commission. More
October 02, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he immediately disclose information related to the existence of any potential "gun walking" programs in Texas. More
October 01, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined fellow senators in sending a letter to President Barack Obama regarding the potential use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. More
October 01, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding reports by the Military Voter Protection Project that indicate a 92 percent drop in absentee ballot requests by military services members. More
September 21, 2012 -- The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office today announced that the case against Major Nidal Hasan has been stayed until further notice due to appeals by the defense regarding Hasan's wearing a beard in court. More
September 21, 2012 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Texas $5,015,817 in grants to help public and assisted housing residents connect with local services for education and job training. More
September 21, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green recently hosted his Paying for College Workshop and U.S. Academy Day in Houston, which more than 200 students and parents attended. More
September 20, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the passage of his Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry Act by the Senate Judiciary Committee. More
September 19, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement in response to the Department of Justice's Inspector General's report on Operation Fast and Furious. More
September 18, 2012 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced that the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Friday regarding the effects of the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy. More
September 17, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in observance of National Preparedness Month, has provided a list of items families should maintain as an emergency supply kit. More
September 14, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency for Region 6 today announced that it has added two sites in Texas to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites, one of which is the US Oil Recovery site in Pasadena. More
September 13, 2012 -- Congressman Ron Paul today issued a statement in response to an announcement from the Federal Reserve regarding further attempts to improve the economy. More
September 13, 2012 -- President Barack Obama has issued an executive order regarding the restoration of the Gulf Coast ecosystem following the Deepwater Horizon fire and oil spill in 2010. More
September 12, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a free financial aid seminar for high school students and parents on Monday at C.E. King High School in Houston. More
September 11, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project has suspended lock operations at the Saltwater Barrier Navigation Lock due to drought conditions in the Trinity River watershed. More
September 11, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in observance of the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 10, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it is nearing completion of a comprehensive evaluation of seven federally-constructed levees in Texas. More
September 07, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn joined fellow senators in writing a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta regarding their concerns with on-base voter assistance for military service members and their families. More
September 05, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is soliciting applications for members to serve on its new Ad Hoc Artificial Substrate Advisory Panel. More
September 05, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a job fair in his district on September 10 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center in Houston. More
September 04, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the nation's debt exceeding $16 trillion. More
August 31, 2012 -- Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Thursday visited the National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. where she participated in a video teleconference with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, and federal agencies actively involved in Isaac response and recovery efforts underway. More
August 30, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a federal appeals court ruling against the Texas voter identification law. More
August 29, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the United States Department of Labor has awarded a $1.1 million grant to HoustonWorks USA. More
August 29, 2012 -- The United States Geological Survey today reported that Hurricane Isaac is expected to impact beaches and barrier islands along the northern Gulf of Mexico that are vulnerable to beach and dune erosion. More
August 29, 2012 -- The Daughters of the American Revolution has announced that the week of September 17 is the national celebration of Constitution Week. More
August 28, 2012 -- Galveston City Council today voted unanimously, with Elizabeth Beeton absent, to approve a motion by Cornelia Harris Banks that the city and the Galveston Housing Authority adopt a plan that includes a commitment to at least 141 units of public housing at Magnolia Homes and Cedar Terrace and to commit to cooperate with the Texas General Land Office to facilitate the development of the remaining 388 units “consistent with fair housing and civil rights”. More
August 26, 2012 -- Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, died on Saturday at the age of 82. Guidry News Service covered the presentation of the 2004 Rotary National Award for Space Achievement to Armstrong on March 11, 2004. More
August 25, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges residents in coastal areas to take steps to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac. More
August 23, 2012 -- The United States Army's Government Appellate Division has filed a response brief regarding a decision that Major Nidal Hasan, who is on trial in military court in connection with the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, could be compelled to shave his beard to meet with military dress code. More
August 23, 2012 -- Galveston Housing Authority Chair Buddy Herz announced his resignation to Galveston City Council in workshop today, but after strong objections from members of the city council, he agreed to stay on a few more days, at least long enough to fire GHA Executive Director Stanley Lowe. More
August 23, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki regarding reports that the department conducted training conferences last year that cost more than $5 million. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $1.4 million to the state for repairs to the Elissa, the official tall ship of Texas, caused by Hurricane Ike. More
August 22, 2012 -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces today ruled that Major Nidal Hasan, who is in trial in military court in relation to the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, can be forcibly shaved in order to comply with military dress code. More
August 21, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on a federal appeals court ruling to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
August 17, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert requesting more information regarding reports of a Russian nuclear attack submarine recently traveling undetected in the Gulf of Mexico. More
August 15, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday received a response from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding efforts to "bring certainty back to the market" for biomass-based diesel fuels. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $49,956 to the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center to develop an electronic reporting and mapping system to document the expansion of the invasive Mexican rice borer. More
August 09, 2012 -- The United States Department of Transportation today announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County would receive an additional $188 million for the construction of the North and Southeast light rail lines. More
August 07, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today joined Congressman James Lankford in issuing a statement on a letter sent to Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu asking his department to facilitate the approval of liquefied natural gas facilities around the country. More
August 06, 2012 -- President Barack Obama today issued a statement applauding the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars. More
August 03, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday joined fellow Senators Amy Klobuchar and Patrick Leahy in announcing that legislation to help local law enforcement locate missing children by providing access to IRS information has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. More
August 02, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced legislation to amend the Endangered Species Act to give local parties a say in the settlement of litigation between special interest groups and the Fish and Wildlife Service. More
August 02, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement after meeting with General Mark Welsh and lifting his hold on Welsh's nomination as Air Force Chief of Staff. More
August 01, 2012 -- Congressman Bill Flores today introduced legislation to delay further action on the Bureau of Land Management's proposed rule on oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands. More
July 30, 2012 -- United States Customs and Border Protection has named L. Dave Fluty as area port director for the Houston/Galveston area ports of entry. More
July 30, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Congressman Chuck Grassley in celebrating "Meat Monday" by eating barbeque beef brisket at Hill Country BBQ in Washington, D.C. More
July 30, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today honored the 47th anniversary of the enactment of legislation establishing the Medicare program. More
July 27, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today applauded an announcement by the United States Postal Service to issue a stamp in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Lady Bird Johnson. More
July 27, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined 50 fellow senators in writing a letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on their intent to oppose ratification of an arms trade treaty that in any way restricts gun ownership for American citizens. More
July 26, 2012 -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives today announced that Melvin D. King, Jr. has joined the Houston Field Division as the division's new Special Agent in Charge. More
July 26, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman John Carter today introduced legislation to block four species of Central Texas salamanders from being listed as endangered or threatened species by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. More
July 26, 2012 -- Congressman John Carter on Wednesday applauded a vote by the United States House of Representatives to replace President Barack Obama's offshore drilling plan. More
July 26, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday issued a statement regarding his vote against legislation to let some elements of previous tax cuts expire. More
July 25, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that a 32-year-old Port Arthur man has been sentenced to 122 months in federal prison on charges of possessing child pornography. More
July 25, 2012 -- Texas will receive a grant of $750,000 from the United States Department of Labor to develop strategies aimed at helping returning Army veterans find employment more quickly. More
July 23, 2012 -- President Barack Obama issued a statement on the passing of Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel in space. More
July 23, 2012 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today announced that BOEM will offer more than 20 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. More
July 23, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 17th Annual Immunization Day on August 11 at three schools in Houston. More
July 19, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement in response to the Department of Defense’s announcement of a new $171 million contract with the Russian state-controlled arms export firm Rosoboronexport. More
July 18, 2012 -- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has rejected an amendment authored by Senator John Cornyn that would have delayed the effective date of legislation establishing permanent normal trade relations with Russia until the President certifies that the Russian government has ceased the transfer of weapons to Syria. More
July 18, 2012 -- A homosexual cub scout leader in Ohio has been ousted from her position on the day after the Boy Scouts of America affirmed its ban on homosexual scouts and leaders. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Military Voter Protection Project on Tuesday praised 15 states, including Texas, for their leadership in promoting and protecting the voting rights of America’s military service members and their families. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the award of almost $2 million in homeless prevention grants for Veterans in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties. More
July 17, 2012 -- The State Budget Crisis Task Force, a national blue-ribbon group convened by Richard Ravitch and Paul Volcker to study state tax and budget issues, released its recommendations today at a press conference in Washington, D.C. More
July 17, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has responded to a new report from the Aerospace Industries Association predicting a loss of 1.1 million jobs nationwide if sequestration goes into effect, including 159,000 in Texas. More
July 17, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday responded to a proposal to increase taxes on small businesses. More
July 13, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, in a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller, has requested that the independent review of the FBI’s actions in conjunction with the November 2009 attack on Fort Hood be made public. More
July 12, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday responded on the Senate floor to United States Attorney General Eric Holder's recent speech in Houston criticizing the Texas voter identification law. More
July 11, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today spoke out on the floor of the House of Representatives against repealing the Affordable Care Act. More
July 10, 2012 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Monday released a statement regarding the Texas Governor's announcement about Medicaid expansion and establishment of an insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act. More
July 08, 2012 -- The Galveston Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on Friday voted unanimously to approve three resolutions, seeking information from staff regarding the previously approved mixed-income housing plan, imposing a moratorium on any work on the plan and asking Galveston City Council to postpone any action on the plan at this week's regular meeting. More
June 29, 2012 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today announced her support of the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, which includes a re-authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. More
June 29, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded five one-year U.S. National Laboratory education cooperative agreements to provide universities with hands-on science and engineering opportunities for their students. More
June 29, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on his vote in favor of the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012. More
June 29, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement regarding the United States House of Representatives' vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. More
June 29, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding the Obama administration's health care law. More
June 29, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Thursday issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling on the Obama Administration's health care law. More
June 28, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court's decision on the Obama Administration's health care legislation. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a reminder that the recreational harvest of gag opens in the Gulf of Mexico's federal waters on July 1. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Center for Public Policy Priorities today applauded the the United States Supreme Court decision to uphold the Obama Administration's health care legislation. More
June 28, 2012 -- Congressman Ron Paul today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding the Obama Administration's health care law. More
June 28, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling on the Obama Administration's health care legislation. More
June 28, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the decision of the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Obama Administration's health care legislation. More
June 27, 2012 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced that his "Audit the Fed" bill has been passed by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for a vote on the House floor. More
June 25, 2012 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced that the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee will hold a hearing this week to examine "fractional reserve banking". More
June 25, 2012 -- United States Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Barbara A. Mikulski today praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert S. Mueller, III and agents who partnered with state and local law enforcement agencies in the country in an operation targeting underage prostitution. More
June 25, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding Arizona's immigration law. More
June 22, 2012 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Rand Paul on Thursday in Washington introduced legislation to protect private property rights against eminent domain. More
June 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's exertion of executive privilege regarding documents subpoenaed in a Congressional investigation of Operation "Fast and Furious". More
June 20, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green has issued a reminder that he will host the 18th Annual Citizenship Day on Saturday at the Houston Community College Northline Campus. More
June 20, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a claim by the Obama Administration that asserted executive privilege over documents subpoenaed in relation to the Congressional investigation into Operation "Fast and Furious". More
June 20, 2012 -- United States Representatives Gene Green, Al Green, and Sheila Jackson Lee report that City of Houston will receive $15 million under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant program. More
June 19, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Juneteenth. More
June 19, 2012 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today testified before the House Natural Resources Committee, describing what he called abuse of the Endangered Species Act. More
June 18, 2012 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will testify before the United States House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday concerning "abuse of the Endangered Species Act". More
June 15, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing a resolution condemning the Russian government for its continued support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's regime. More
June 15, 2012 -- Congressman John Culberson has named students in his district who have accepted appointments to the country's military service academies. More
June 13, 2012 -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has announced plans to expand the department's mental health staff, with an estimated 33 clinicians and seven support staff to be hired in support of mental health operations at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. More
June 13, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding a decision by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to not list the dune sagebrush lizard as endangered. More
June 12, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host its 18th Annual Citizenship Day on June 23 at the Houston Community College Northline Campus. More
June 12, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on United States Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. More
June 11, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta noting his concerns regarding the government's relationship with a Russian state-controlled arms export firm that has sold weaponry to Syria. More
June 08, 2012 -- The White House on Thursday rejected calls from Senator John Cornyn and other Republicans for special counsel to investigate recent information leaks. More
June 07, 2012 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposal to approve revisions submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the state's permitting program for major air pollution sources under the Clean Air Act. More
June 07, 2012 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison today introduced the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2012, which would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to enter into public-private partnerships to fund additional staffing at ports of entry. More
June 07, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called for an independent investigation into recent reported leaks of classified information. More
June 06, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green on Monday visited Pearl Hall Elementary in Pasadena Independent School District, where he read to a group of students. More
June 06, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today questioned Deputy Attorney General James Cole concerning "possible coordinated, politically motivated leaks of classified information by the Obama Administration". More
June 05, 2012 -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut and retired United States Navy Captain Mike Foreman will give a presentation at the National Association of Government Communicators 2012 Communications School in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. More
June 05, 2012 -- University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa today participated in a roundtable discussion at The White House concerning the transparency of college and university costs to students and their families. More
June 01, 2012 -- The National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket on an investigation into the October 29 collision between the Elka Apollon and the MSC Nederland in the Houston Ship Channel. More
June 01, 2012 -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden on Thursday congratulated Space Exploration Technologies on the successful mission and return of the company's Dragon spacecraft, which performed the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. More
May 31, 2012 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service today released a study finding that values increase for homes located near a national wildlife refuge. More
May 31, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green joined Congressman Phil Gingrey on Wednesday in introducing the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Act,which will provide incentives for the development of next generation antibiotics. More
May 31, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green recently participated in an offshore energy tour in the Gulf of Mexico and noted the success of Shell's production and progress toward restoring the Gulf's economy. More
May 31, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected five universities to participate in the 2013 Exploration Habitat Academic Innovation Challenge. More
May 31, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will participate in the "Shuttlebration" weekend welcoming the arrival of a full-scale shuttle replica, which will arrive in Clear Lake by barge on Friday. More
May 31, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced the launch of its new web site to offer visitors "quick and easy access to essential information about the district's missions". More
May 29, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Annie Parker will host a joint press conference with United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday regarding legislation introduced to eliminate a backlog of untested rape kits. More
May 29, 2012 -- The United States Justice Department today is monitoring primary elections in Fort Bend, Harris and Jefferson counties to "ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other federal voting rights statutes". More
May 29, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green on Friday issued a statement regarding the Chad Holley case. More
May 25, 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies' Dragon spacecraft successfully berthed with NASA's International Space Station today. More
May 25, 2012 -- United States Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi on Wednesday celebrated its 30th anniversary of service by the HU-25 Falcon jet. More
May 25, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that he is prepared to circulate a petition to stop any measures to restrict or end voting on Sundays during the early voting process. More
May 25, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas on Thursday announced that Naser Jason Abdo has been convicted of federal charges associated with a bomb plot in Killeen, Texas. More
May 24, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today launched its new digital newsroom, consolidating its 23 news sites into a single site. More
May 24, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing legislation to reduce the backlog of untested rape kits. More
May 24, 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies today announced that its Dragon spacecraft has completed low-orbit tests as part of its mission to visit the International Space Station. More
May 23, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute of Houston will fund 29 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. More
May 22, 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies today successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon spacecraft, into orbit on a mission that includes docking with the International Space Station which, if successful, will be the first commercial spacecraft to visit the station. More
May 21, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas last week announced that a Laredo dentist and his wife, an orthodontist, both pleaded guilty to charges that they made false statements on bills to the Texas Medicaid program. More
May 18, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday joined Senate Republicans in urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to take action to prevent tax cuts from expiring at the end of the year. More
May 17, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the appointment of Gary Blankinship as the United States Marshall for the Southern District of Texas. More
May 17, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has awarded $2.99 million to the state of Texas for repairs to the University of Texas Medical Branch Primary Care Pavilion, which was damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
May 17, 2012 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on Wednesday asked Federal Communications Chairman if Texas would be able to move forward with activating its emergency responder network in time for the start of hurricane season. More
May 17, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday issued a second request to the Department of Justice for an investigation into the March 2010 arrest of Houston resident Chad Holley. More
May 16, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the 29th District. More
May 16, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding votes taking place on several budget proposals from Senate Republicans. More
May 16, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday introduced the Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century, or "STAR Act", legislation. More
May 16, 2012 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has received the "ACU Conservative" award from the American Conservative Union. More
May 14, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host an electronic waste collection drive on May 19 at the Houston Community College Northline campus. More
May 09, 2012 -- The annual National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. has been scheduled for May 28. More
May 09, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has joined colleagues in introducing legislation to award the Purple Heart to military victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings in Texas. More
May 09, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Veterans Forum on Saturday at VFW Post 581 in Houston. More
May 08, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will announce the winner of the national Congressional Art Competition for District 29 on Friday. More
May 08, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement ahead of a visit by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe to Midland, Texas, as the Obama Administration considers whether or not to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as endangered. More
May 07, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today released a video statement thanking the country's teachers as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. More
May 07, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today issued a statement in response to the announcement of a finalized date of May 19 for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft by private space company SpaceX. More
May 06, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green has called for the proactive involvement of parents, students, teachers and officials to prevent school violence in response to an incident that took place on April 27 at Thurgood Marshall High School where a female student was beaten by one of her peers in the presence of other classmates. More
May 04, 2012 -- The United States State Department today announced that it has received a new application from TransCanada Corporation for a proposed pipeline to run from the Canadian border to connect to an existing pipeline in Steele City, Nebraska. More
May 03, 2012 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced that the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, which he chairs, will hold a hearing on proposals to "reform, replace, or abolish the Federal Reserve System". More
May 03, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Working Group on May 24. More
May 03, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 10th Annual Eastside Job Fair on May 14 at Jacinto City Town Center. More
May 02, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will join officials in San Antonio for a press conference on Thursday to announced the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry Act, legislation aimed at eliminating a backlog of untested rape kits. More
May 02, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is hosting the annual NASA Explorer Schools Symposium through Saturday at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
May 01, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a video statement honoring members of the military in commemoration of Military Appreciation Month. More
May 01, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green joined Keep Houston Beautiful in hosting the 10th annual North Channel Area Community Clean-up on Saturday as part of Keep America Beautiful's "National Day of Action". More
May 01, 2012 -- United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that $61,164,259 in grants have been awarded to community health centers in Texas through the Affordable Care Act health care legislation. More
May 01, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has rescheduled the second SpaceX demonstration launch of its Dragon capsule to May 7, and has provided information on media coverage of the event. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 6 Office will transition leadership on May 6 with the departure of Regional Administrator Tony Russell, who will take a new post as Superintendent of FEMA's Emergency Management Institute. More
April 27, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the three year anniversary since a federal budget has been passed. More
April 27, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that three crew members returning from the International Space Station have landed safely in Kazakhstan. More
April 26, 2012 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison today applauded the confirmation of Gregg J. Costa and David C. Guaderrama as Texas federal district court judges. More
April 26, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding comments by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Al Almendariz concerning the oil and gas industry. More
April 26, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday introduced the Justice for Victims Amendment to the Violence Against Women Act, which is aimed at reducing the backlog of untested rape kits. More
April 25, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor in Washington on his Justice for Victims Amendment. More
April 25, 2012 -- United States Congressman Gene Green has been inaugurated as President of the Texas State Society. More
April 25, 2012 -- The American Lung Association today announced that its annual "State of the Air" report for 2012 gave "mixed grades" for ozone and particle pollution, noting a slight improvement compared to the 2011 air quality report. More
April 25, 2012 -- The White House on Wednesday will highlight Dr. Jackie Cole of Galveston as a Champion of Change for greening cities and towns. More
April 24, 2012 -- Congressman Bill Flores today joined other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman requesting a response regarding questionnaires sent to various conservative organizations concerning their non-profit status. More
April 24, 2012 -- The United States Justice Department today announced that Kurt Mix of Katy, a former engineer for BP, has been arrested on criminal charges of intentionally destroying evidence requested by federal criminal authorities in relation to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident in 2010. More
April 24, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday issued a statement following the release of a report regarding the long-term deficit projections for Social Security and Medicare trust funds. More
April 24, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement ahead of a hearing on Arizona's immigration law. More
April 24, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host the lecture Battle on the Bay: The Civil War Struggle for Galveston on May 17. More
April 22, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green, in conjunction with the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, hosted an event on Saturday for Houston’s homeless veterans. More
April 20, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday filed charges against two Houston residents in connection with a health care fraud conspiracy that billed Medicaid and Medicare for more than $45 million. More
April 20, 2012 -- Congressman John Culberson on Thursday voted in support of the Small Business Tax Cut Act, which will provide a one-year, 20 percent tax deduction for companies with fewer than 500 workers. More
April 20, 2012 -- Congressman Pete Olson today gave his annual Congressional Update to members of the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance at Sugar Creek Country Club in Sugar Land. More
April 19, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today met with Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Executive Director Annette Burrhus-Clay to brief her on legislation he has introduced to alleviate the backlog of untested rape kits. More
April 19, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide coverage of activities, beginning Monday, of the upcoming crew rotation at the International Space Station. More
April 19, 2012 -- Military Judge Colonel Gregory A. Gross on Wednesday set a new trial date of August 20 for the trial of Major Nidal M. Hasan, suspect in the Fort Hood shooting incident. More
April 18, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today successfully conducted a drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes. More
April 18, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding Houston's recent seventh-place ranking in the Environmental Protection Agency's evaluation of United States metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings for 2011. More
April 18, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host "Astronaut Day" on Friday at schools in his district, with Astronaut Dominic Antonelli visiting three middle schools to talk about the work astronauts perform. More
April 17, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday announced the dates and crew for the 16th expedition of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations. More
April 16, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will televise the departure of a Russian Progress cargo ship from the International Space Station and the arrival of another ship, beginning Thursday. More
April 16, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement and video in advance of a vote on President Barack Obama's proposed "Buffett Tax". More
April 13, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that a commercial external platform developed by NanoRacks, LLC will be used outside the International Space Station to allow researchers to expose experiments to weightlessness and vacuum in space. More
April 12, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the arrest of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. More
April 11, 2012 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today named Houston among the cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings in the country for 2011. More
April 11, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green today attended an event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden marking the first anniversary of the Joining Forces Initiative. More
April 11, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement in response to a report by the Obama Administration in support of the proposed Buffett Tax. More
April 11, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced the introduction of the Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2012. More
April 11, 2012 -- Trial Judge Colonel Gregory Gross on Tuesday issued rulings on additional pre-trial motions made in the case of the United States vs. Major Nidal Hassan, the suspect in shootings that took place at Fort Hood in Texas. More
April 09, 2012 -- Congressman Ron Paul has announced that his office is accepting entries from high school students in his district into the Congressional Art Competition. More
April 09, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will host a press conference in Houston on Wednesday to announce the proposed Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act. More
April 09, 2012 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released a report on county employment and wages in Texas for the third quarter of 2011. More
April 05, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will hold a news conference on April 11 with three crew members living aboard the International Space Station. More
April 04, 2012 -- Congressman Charlie Gonzalez today issued a statement in response to presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments on President Barack Obama's record on immigration reform. More
April 03, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to severe weather, including tornadoes, that struck North Texas. More
April 02, 2012 -- The United States Army today announced that the next pre-trial hearing for Major Nidal M. Hasan, suspect in the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, will be held on Wednesday. More
April 02, 2012 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that it will launch guided tours during the Attwater's Prairie Chicken Festival at the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge in Texas on April 14-15. More
March 29, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has awarded more than $90.1 million to the state for work on the University of Texas Medical Branch's Healthcare Core Complex to repair damage caused during Hurricane Ike. More
March 29, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's remarks calling on Congress to eliminate tax credits for energy producers. More
March 29, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the unveiling of the Tejano Monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol. More
March 29, 2012 -- The United States Department of Commerce has invested $1 million to support a manufacturing center in southeast Texas. More
March 28, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued remarks following the United States Supreme Court's second day of oral arguments on the federal health care law. More
March 28, 2012 -- United States Representative Gene Green today joined in introducing legislation to "resolve a conflict in federal law", where a company or individual and be held liable for violating environmental laws when complying with a federal order to generate electrical power to avoid blackouts. More
March 27, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday attended the oral arguments on the federal health care challenge before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC. More
March 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a statement as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare. More
March 26, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that the United States House of Representatives will be voting on the Homes for Heroes Act, legislation he sponsored to prevent veteran homelessness. More
March 23, 2012 -- United States Congressman Al Green has spoken out regarding the Trayvon Martin case. More
March 23, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined all members of the Texas Congressional delegation in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta opposing the United States Air Force's proposal to move eight C-130 aircraft from a base in Fort Worth to Montana. More
March 22, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today responded to President Barack Obama's refusal to grant a permit for the full construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
March 22, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding legislation approved by the House of Representatives to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board. More
March 20, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a joint letter to Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski regarding the commission's work on improved disclosure requirements for political candidates' advertising purchases. More
March 20, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a video regarding President Barack Obama's health care law, which was approved two years ago. More
March 19, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast live footage of the European Space Agency's "Edoardo Amaldi" automated cargo ship flight to the International Space Station, beginning with the ship's launch on Thursday. More
March 19, 2012 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released statistics regarding union membership in Texas during 2011. More
March 17, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green was arrested at the Embassy of Sudan for civil disobedience while participating in a peaceful protest against the aggression of the Sudanese armed forces toward the civilian populations of the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. More
March 16, 2012 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on Thursday joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing a bill to create a nationwide standard for disclosure of evidence to defendants in federal courtrooms. More
March 15, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday announced that a Humble, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison on health care fraud charges. More
March 15, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in observance of Flood Safety Awareness Week, urged Texans to purchase flood insurance for their property. More
March 14, 2012 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that the National Wildlife Refuge System is celebrating its 109th birthday. More
March 14, 2012 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas today announced that the deadline for the return of 2011-2012 hunter harvest report cards is April 8. More
March 14, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined fellow senators in sending a letter to the Internal Revenue Service urging the service to "prevent politics from playing a role" in any action taken on filing as or renewing status as a non-profit organization. More
March 14, 2012 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today applauded the passage of the Senate's Surface Transportation Bill. More
March 14, 2012 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison recently addressed the Texas Municipal League regarding the highway bill in Congress. More
March 13, 2012 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday awarded $10.4 million in funding for fifteen new homeless programs in Texas. More
March 12, 2012 -- Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade today announced that the United States Department of Justice has refused to approve the state's voter identification law. More
March 12, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a decision by the Justice Department to oppose Texas' voter identification law. More
March 12, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined a bi-partisan coalition of senators in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta calling for an end to the United States Government's relationship with a Russian arms export firm claimed to be providing weapons to the Syrian government. More
March 09, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to Houston. More
March 08, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today spoke before the Congressional Committee on the Budget regarding his priorities for the FY2013 federal budget, including funding for the dredging of the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 08, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement responding to reports of the Obama Administration lobbying Democrat Senators to vote against an amendment that would approve construction of the Keystone Pipeline. More
March 07, 2012 -- The National Wildlife Refuge System has scheduled events at various refuges for the system's 109th anniversary, which is on March 14. More
March 06, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently conducted a drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes. More
March 02, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency hosted a meeting in Port Arthur on Thursday to provide an update on the Environmental Justice Showcase Community Project. More
March 02, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement commemorating the 176th Anniversary of Texas Independence Day. More
March 01, 2012 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced his nomination of Anne Marie Von Seggern, a senior at Clear Creek High School, to the United States Air Force Academy. More
March 01, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on his support of an amendment to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from requiring religious employers to provide certain health care coverage to employees. More
February 29, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and 31 Republican Senators on Wednesday sent a letter to President Obama regarding the Permatorium, regulations, and the Keystone XL pipeline. More
February 29, 2012 -- The United States Justice Department on Tuesday announced that seven people, including a Dallas-area doctor, have been arrested in connection with a scheme that defrauded the Medicaid system for nearly $375 million. More
February 29, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement supporting a decision by TransCanada to construct a portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Oklahoma to Port Arthur and Houston. More
February 27, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to reports of a letter sent by Senate Democrats urging the Obama Administration to request that Saudia Arabia boost its oil production. More
February 23, 2012 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association will host its annual Coastal Summit February 28 through March 1 at the ASAE Conference Center in Washington, D.C. More
February 23, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in advance of President Barack Obama's speech regarding the country's energy needs. More
February 23, 2012 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday released a statement regarding the United States Postal Service. More
February 22, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a letter to President Barack Obama asking that the President reinstate a provision to prevent federal agencies from engaging in the practice of "gun-walking". More
February 21, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will hold a live chat on Wednesday between astronauts aboard the International Space Station and students and educators from Sussex County, New Jersey. More
February 17, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thurday applauded the award of a $3.1 million National Emergency Grant by the Department of Labor to provide services to workers affected by layoffs from multiple employers, including contractors affected by the closure of NASA's Space Shuttle program. More
February 17, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the third anniversary of President Barack Obama's stimulus program. More
February 16, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Wednesday announced that it will deliver a small commercial centrifuge to the International Space Station for conducting molecular and cellular investigations on plant and animal tissue. More
February 15, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of the death of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata. More
February 14, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday joined colleagues in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on behalf to a challenge to the Obama Administration's health care law. More
February 13, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's FY2013 budget proposal. More
February 12, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green and leaders of Houston’s Filipino community held a candlelight vigil on Friday to express their sympathy for the victims of Tropical Storm Washi (locally known as the Sendong typhoon), which hit the Philippines on December 16, 2011. More
February 10, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast a spacewalk from the International Space Station on February 16 on NASA Television. More
February 08, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Monday announced that a mother and daughter-in-law from Brownsville have both entered guilty pleas to health care fraud conspiracy charges. More
February 08, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to President Barack Obama demanding the withdrawal of a rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services that mandates faith-based employers provide healthcare coverage for services "counter to their religious beliefs". More
February 08, 2012 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday sent a joint bipartisan letter regarding the Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Plan for 2012-2017. More
February 07, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today made comments in opposition to a mandate of the Affordable Care Act that requires faith-based employers to provide healthcare coverage for services "they could find objectionable and immoral". More
February 07, 2012 -- Marlowe & Company, a government affairs consultant firm, today announced that the United States House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee has passed the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. More
February 06, 2012 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service reports on the national wildlife refuges that showcase nature's courtship rituals. More
February 06, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday rescued four fishermen on South Padre Island who had been missing since Friday. More
February 06, 2012 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today joined five members of the Texas State Senate in writing a letter urging Congress to immediately approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
February 06, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday announced that an Edinburg man has been sentenced to 120 months in prison on charges of health care fraud and identity theft. More
February 06, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday reported that more than 6,300 individuals applied to become an astronaut between November 15 and January 27, the second highest amount of applicants ever received by the agency. More
February 03, 2012 -- Stephanie Bossert of Friendswood High School was recently appointed to the United States Air Force Academy; She was nominated by United States Congressman Ron Paul. More
February 03, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined colleagues in the Senate in announcing their intentions to file an amicus brief challenging President Barack Obama's recent use of recess appointments to appoint leadership positions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and National Labor Relations Board. More
February 02, 2012 -- The United States Small Business Administration is offering assistance to residents and business owners affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred in Houston on January 9. More
February 01, 2012 -- The United States Department of Energy on Tuesday announced that SH Coatings, a business in Dallas, is one of 14 companies competing in the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge", a competition using technologies from the Department of Energy's laboratories to develop new products and businesses. More
February 01, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke at a benefit for victims of wildfires that took place in Bastrop County last year. More
January 31, 2012 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development today officially ended the temporary disaster rental assistance program for families displaced during hurricanes Ike and Gustav. More
January 31, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a report from the Congressional Budget Office which predicts that the government will run a deficit of more than $1 trillion for the fourth straight fiscal year. More
January 30, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined a group of senators in announcing that they will introduce legislation to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline project following the denial of the permit by the Obama Administration. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a Shrimp Stock Assessment Workshop on February 14-16 in Galveston. More
January 27, 2012 -- A pre-trial hearing for the United States versus Major Nidal M. Hasan case will take place on February 2 in the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center in Fort Hood. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a reminder that recreational shallow-water grouper fishery will be closed from February 1 through March 31. More
January 27, 2012 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that he has co-sponsored the Keystone for a Secure Tomorrow Act of 2012, which would allow for the immediate construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. More
January 27, 2012 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has objected to requests by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for two new rounds of military base closures in the United States as part of the Pentagon budget-cutting process. More
January 26, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding reports that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will propose cuts to the Department of Defense budget. More
January 25, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. More
January 25, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. More
January 23, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the 1,000th day since the government last approved a budget. More
January 22, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership presented its Quasar Award to United States Senator John Cornyn at its annual meeting on Friday. More
January 20, 2012 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that astronaut Ellen Baker has retired after 30 years with NASA. More
January 20, 2012 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday requested a hearing on the electronic manifest system for hazardous waste. More
January 18, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. More
January 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today provided an update on the West Bay dredging project. More
January 18, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the PROTECT IP Act. More
January 18, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the second session of the 112th Congress, which begins this week. More
January 18, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to reports that the State Department intends to deny a permit for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that more than $1 million in additional disaster assistance has been provided to wildfire survivors in Texas through a new initiative it has launched. More
January 17, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid requesting a delay in consideration of the PROTECT IP Act, legislation aimed at protecting intellectual property rights. More
January 16, 2012 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Services is seeking comments on a proposed rule to revise gag and red grouper recreational accountability measures. More
January 14, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce on Friday hosted a forum for the candidates in the Republican Primary for the 14th Congressional District of Texas. More
January 13, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's proposal to consolidate parts of his administration. More
January 12, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green welcomed nearly 200 students and parents on Tuesday to his Paying for College Workshop at Cesar Chavez High School in Houston. More
January 09, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today attended oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted the State’s emergency stay request after a federal district court redrew redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature. More
January 09, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his bi-annual educational workshop for high school students and their parents on Tuesday at Cesar Chavez High School in Houston. More
January 09, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a report that the country's national debt is now larger than the entire United States economy. More
January 05, 2012 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve will host nature photographer Michael Black on January 13 as part of the preserve's Science Cafe series. More
January 04, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today issued a reminder that Friday is the deadline for wildfire survivors in Texas to register for assistance. More
January 04, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's recess appointment of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. More
January 03, 2012 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will present the 2012 Quasar Award to United States Senator John Cornyn on January 20 at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City. More
January 01, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn said he voted for the tax bill on Monday because it prevented a huge tax increase on 99 percent of all Texans. More
December 30, 2011 -- The United States Court of Appeals on Friday granted the State of Texas' request to stay the Environmental Protection Agency's cross-state air pollution rule. More
December 29, 2011 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking support for the restoration of ELISSA, the Tall Ship for Texas, that is berthed at Galveston’s Pier 21. More
December 22, 2011 -- The United State Attorney for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday announced that the former owner of two durable medical equipment companies in Houston has been sentenced to 145 months in prison on charges of defrauding the Texas Medicaid Program. More
December 22, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Wednesday selected 24 teams from various colleges and universities to conduct experiments in NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. More
December 21, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green has announced several events taking place in his district in January. More
December 21, 2011 -- An international trio, including National Aeronautics and Space Administration Flight Engineer Don Pettit, today launched from Kazakhstan on a mission to join the crew of the International Space Station. More
December 21, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration conducted a drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes on Tuesday in preparation for the vehicle's orbital flight test in 2014. More
December 21, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the House of Representatives' call for the Senate to negotiate differences regarding the extension of the payroll tax cut. More
December 20, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding his vote in favor of passing legislation to extend payroll tax cuts and continue unemployment benefits. More
December 20, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today has published videos of holiday messages from Texan members of the Coast Guard currently serving in Bahrain. More
December 19, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul, in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, discusses possible intervention by the United States into the financial "bailout" of the European Union. More
December 19, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that three crew members will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday to join the current crew members on board the International Space Station. More
December 19, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn recently published an opinion piece in support of voter identification laws, including a new law in Texas. More
December 16, 2011 -- The United States Department of Agriculture on Friday announced that Texas would be a part of the new Gulf of Mexico Initiative. More
December 15, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement welcoming home service members returning from Iraq. More
December 14, 2011 -- United States Senators Hutchison and Cornyn on Wednesday submitted statements to the Congressional Record recognizing Robert Griffin III of Baylor University for winning the 77th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy. More
December 14, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today awarded $392,000 to the State of Texas for repair work on the Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District Administration Office, which was damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
December 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees today released the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, the first in a series of plans for the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, for public comment. More
December 13, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green reports that he voted against the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011. More
December 13, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement prior to United States Attorney General Eric Holder's speech in Austin concerning Texas' voter identification law. More
December 13, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor to urge support for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. More
December 12, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has launched an Internet Radio Station, "Third Rock - America's Space Station", which will feature "a New Rock/Indie/Alternative format". More
December 12, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will present the 2012 Quasar Award for exceptional leadership in economic development to United States Senator John Cornyn during BAHEP's annual Quasar Award Banquet on January 20. More
December 12, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service has announced services it offers for "going green" and saving money on mailing and shipping during the holiday season. More
December 12, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, will launch its second demonstration flight of its Dragon spacecraft on February 7, which is planned to include a rendezvous at the International Space Station. More
December 10, 2011 -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted Texas' request for a stay of the interim redistricting plans imposed by a federal district court for the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives. More
December 09, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity has approved the Home for Heroes Act, legislation introduced by Green to establish a Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs and an annual report on veteran homelessness. More
December 09, 2011 -- The Houston VA National Cemetery will participate in "Wreaths Across America" on Saturday with a special ceremony to place wreaths at the headstones of veterans in the cemetery. More
December 08, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding a vote on the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. More
December 07, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has expressed outrage over media reports that ATF officials used sales encouraged by ATF in the ‘Fast and Furious’ operation as evidence of the need for stricter regulations on the sale of firearms. More
December 07, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will hold a live video conference on Friday with students at Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, Indiana and Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 Commander aboard the International Space Station. More
December 06, 2011 -- The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2011, which was introduced by United States Representative Gene Green, was passed by the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday. More
December 06, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in advance of President Barack Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kansas on economic fairness. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Texas Farm Bureau presented United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison with the Distinguished Service Award on Sunday at the bureau's 78th annual meeting in Corpus Christi. More
December 05, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host a live event, currently planned for January 20, on NASA Television featuring Commander Dan Burbank, who will answer videotaped questions from the public while he is on board the International Space Station. More
December 05, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday signed a patent license agreement to allow a California company use of NASA-developed technology that could be used to treat hardened arteries in the heart. More
December 02, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District on Friday joined United States President Barack Obama's Better Buildings Initiative. More
December 02, 2011 -- The 2011 State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit will take place at the Omni Galleria Hotel in Houston on December 5. More
December 02, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will deliver remarks and receive the Texas Farm Bureau's Distinguished Service Award on Sunday at the bureau's annual convention in Corpus Christi. More
December 02, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the Pasadena Health Center has been awarded a $264,791 grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. More
December 01, 2011 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has provided a calendar of special events to take place in various wildlife refuges from December through February. More
November 30, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul today issued a statement regarding the Federal Reserve's assistance in the European Union's financial crisis. More
November 28, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County's announcement of federal funding for METRO's light rail expansion. More
November 23, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul on Tuesday announced his nominations to U.S. military academies. More
November 19, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green today hosted a town hall meeting in Houston to inform the residents of the Ninth Congressional District about the new requirements established by the Texas Voter Identification Act of 2011. More
November 18, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a plan to address Taiwan's "aging and inadequate" fleet of fighter jets. More
November 17, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is accepting applications for the agency's next class of its Astronaut Candidate Program. More
November 17, 2011 -- The National Aernonautics and Space Administration will host a press conference on November 23 at Johnson Space Center to discuss concepts for a future human mission to Mars. More
November 17, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution being considered by Congress today. More
November 16, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that the House Financial Services Committee approved an amendment he sponsored that would require the pay of senior executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to be similar to that of other federal banking regulators. More
November 16, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, during a speech at the Heritage Foundation, today called on Congress to adopt a strong balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. More
November 14, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of health care legislation enacted by the Obama Administration. More
November 14, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision to hold hearings regarding challenges to the constitutionality of health care legislation approved under the Obama Administration. More
November 14, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the decision of the United States Supreme Court to hear the state's challenge to the health care legislation implemented under the Obama Administration. More
November 11, 2011 -- The United States Election Assistance Commission is seeking flu season contingency plans from elected officials in preparation for the 2012 federal elections. More
November 11, 2011 -- United States President Barack Obama today spoke at Arlington National Cemetery as part of Veterans Day ceremonies. More
November 11, 2011 -- United States President Barack Obama on Thursday applauded the passage of legislation by the Senate to provide tax credits to encourage businesses to hire veterans. More
November 10, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday issued a statement after the Department of State announced that the issuance of a Presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline would be delayed until 2013. More
November 10, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement in observance of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today reported that it has provided close to $26 million in assistance to homeowners in Texas affected by recent wildfires. More
November 10, 2011 -- The Texas Legislative Black Caucus today applauded a recent ruling by the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. to deny the state's request for approval of redistricting plans for the Texas House, Senate and Congressional delegations. More
November 10, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Veterans Day, and will be attending the City of Houston's Veterans Day Celebration. More
November 10, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office on Tuesday filed new federal charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and one count of attempted murder of officers and employees of the United States, among other charges, against Naser Jason Abdo in connection with a July bomb plot in Killeen, Texas. More
November 09, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today is delivering a speech at the Hudson Institute regarding defense funding. More
November 09, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has proposed the addition of an unmanned test flight of the Orion spacecraft in early 2014 to its contract with Lockheed Martin Space Systems. More
November 08, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today questioned United States Attorney General Eric Holder regarding "Fast and Furious", a federal "gun-walking" operation. More
November 07, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green recently joined a delegation of fellow members of Congress in a visit to troops in Afghanistan. More
November 03, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding opposition to President Barack Obama's jobs bill. More
November 03, 2011 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense Program today announced that new type of efficient irrigation controllers will be the first outdoor product eligible for the program's WaterSense label. More
November 03, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service Board of Governors will meet on November 15 in Washington, D.C. to elect a chair and vice chair of the board. More
November 02, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to take action regarding violence by Mexican drug cartels, noting a recent incident in Hidalgo County in which a deputy sheriff was shot three times by suspected cartel operatives. More
October 31, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is seeking proposals from educators for live interactive education downlinks with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. More
October 30, 2011 -- The U.S. House of Representatives has conducted a special order session to examine the issue of domestic violence in the United States. More
October 28, 2011 -- The Sierra Club today announced that it has filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency to comply with ensuring that Texas implements the Clean Air Act for the cities of Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. More
October 27, 2011 -- The United States Navy today announced that Kevin M. Bond, of Houston, has been named Chief of the Boat of the California, a new submarine that will be commissioned in a ceremony on Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia. More
October 27, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Huntsville, Alabama Mayor Tommy Battle have sent a letter to the Obama Administration requesting assistance in quickly finalizing all aspects of NASA programs that would reduce jobs losses in both communities incurred due to the end of the shuttle program and other NASA projects. More
October 27, 2011 -- The House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday passed United States Congressman Al Green's amendment to the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act. More
October 25, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today awarded more than $19.4 million to Texas for replacement of the Edith Irby Jones Facility, located at the Riverside General Hospital in Houston, which was damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
October 24, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa requesting a formal investigation of "gun-walking" programs similar to that of the "Fast and Furious" operation. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that federal assistance to Texas related to recent wildfires has exceeded $18.8 million. More
October 21, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding a settlement agreement in a religious censorship case involving the Houston National Cemetery. More
October 19, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Social Security Administration's cost of living increase. More
October 19, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today joined several members of Congress in sending a letter to President Barack Obama requesting his office grant a permit to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
October 18, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Texas wildfire survivors who receive federal disaster assistance will not pay additional taxes, lose their Social Security or disability benefits, or face a reduction in benefits from any other income-based program. More
October 18, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday released a statement after his "Fast and Furious" amendment passed with unanimous, bipartisan support in the Senate. More
October 18, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today announced that the price of first-class mail stamps will be increased by one cent beginning January 22. More
October 18, 2011 -- United States Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe today issued a statement on the 10th anniversary of attacks through anthrax-laced mail. More
October 18, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday named Judd Frieling, Tomas Gonzalez-Torres and Greg Whitney as new flight directors to manage operations of the International Space Station. More
October 18, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday filed an amendment that would block all funding for current and future Department of Justice gun-walking operations. More
October 17, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today issued recommended mailing dates for the holidays and announced a discounted, flat rate price for packages sent to military service personnel worldwide. More
October 17, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that free crisis counseling is available to Texans in the 23 counties designated for assistance due to recent wildfires. More
October 13, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today advised wildfire survivors in Texas who have received letters stating their ineligibility for disaster assistance to revisit the decision. More
October 13, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the passage of free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. More
October 12, 2011 -- United States Customs and Border Protection Officers recently seized approximately 12.2 pounds of cocaine and arrested two suspects after finding the cocaine hidden in a suitcase in a vehicle crossing the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge in Texas. More
October 12, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the proposed free trade agreements scheduled to be voted on by the House of Representatives tonight. More
October 06, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday issued a statement applauding the City of Houston Police Department's recent grant from the Justice Department, but said that he is dissatisfied that the Harris County Sheriff's Office did not receive an award. More
October 06, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a response to comments made by President Barack Obama regarding the "Fast and Furious" investigation. More
October 06, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the passage of the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act. More
October 06, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a reminder that those impacted by the recent wildfires and have called the Texas 2-1-1 line must still register with FEMA to apply for federal disaster assistance. More
October 05, 2011 -- AmeriCorps members recently traveled to Bastrop County to assist wildfire survivors in the area. More
October 05, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green recently hosted the Northside Job Fair, which received more than 1,000 job seekers. More
October 05, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is seeking applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates. More
October 04, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's visit to Texas to discuss his job creation plan. More
October 03, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that assistance may be available to help repair wells or septic systems that were damaged during recent wild fires. More
October 03, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that state and federal disaster assistance related to recent wildfires has exceeded $8.6 million. More
September 30, 2011 -- Center for Liquefied Natural Gas President Bill Cooper will serve as an executive panelist at the North America Gas Summit in Washington, D.C. on October 3-5. More
September 30, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday announced that Marcus Darnell Lee of Port Arthur has been sentenced to 288 months in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. More
September 29, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced that the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, which he chairs, will hold a hearing on October 4 to explore auditing the Federal Reserve and the need for transparency at the central bank. More
September 29, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement responding to reports that firearms traced to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation have been found along the Texas-Mexico border in El Paso. More
September 23, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency now has disaster recovery specialists available to meet with wildfire survivors in Houston, Leon and Travis counties. More
September 23, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today encouraged residents to attend the United States Postal Service's public input meeting regarding the possible closure of the Irvington post office in Houston. More
September 23, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is changing its operational hours for the disaster recovery center in Bastrop. More
September 22, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of the development of the Artificial Pancreas. More
September 22, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that direct federal assistance and public assistance has been approved for Bastrop County for recovery from the recent wildfires in that area. More
September 20, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges Texans to watch out for wildfire disaster scam artists. More
September 20, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today named the crew and announced a mission date of October 17 for a 13-day undersea mission aboard the Aquarius Underwater Laboratory in Florida. More
September 19, 2011 -- The United States Department of Justice on Monday announced that it will oppose pre-clearance of two Texas redistricting maps. More
September 16, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding reports that the Obama Administration has decided to deny the sale of new F-16 fighter jets to the government of Taiwan. More
September 15, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday announced that the City of Baytown has been awarded a $29,818 grant from the Department of Justice to assist local law enforcement. More
September 15, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today proposed changes to cut processing facilities and adjust service standards to reduce expenses by $3 billion a year. More
September 15, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday spoke on the House floor asking his fellow members of Congress to "act quickly on the American Jobs Act" proposed by President Barack Obama. More
September 15, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday issued a statement welcoming the NASA's announcement of its plans to develop a heavy-lift space vehicle. More
September 12, 2011 -- Since January 1 of this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a record number of Fire Management Assistance Grants in Texas. More
September 12, 2011 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Robert Menendez today introduced legislation to require the Obama Administration to sell 66 new F-16C/D fighter jets to Taiwan. More
September 12, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced that the House Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee will hold a hearing, which begins on Tuesday, regarding legislation to "restore sound money to the economy" through competing currencies. More
September 10, 2011 -- President Barack Obama on Friday declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing. More
September 10, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has applauded President Barack Obama's major disaster declaration for Bastrop County. More
September 09, 2011 -- President Obama on Thursday nominated Gregg Jeffrey Costa to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Bill of Rights Institute will celebrate "Constitution Day" on September 16. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Daughters of the American Revolution will observe Constitution Week, September 17-23. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the Big Oak Fire in Bexar County. More
September 09, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's proposed jobs creation plan. More
September 08, 2011 -- United States Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn today applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval of the nominees for four U.S. Attorney vacancies in Texas. More
September 08, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement ahead of President Barack Obama's joint address to Congress tonight. More
September 07, 2011 -- President Barack Obama today called Texas Governor Rick Perry to express his concern for citizens of Texas impacted by the unprecedented fires. More
September 05, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul's weekly Texas Straight Talk column is The Secondary Disaster of FEMA, “We’re From the Government. We’re Here to Help.” More
September 02, 2011 -- Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune has issued a statement regarding a decision by the Obama Administration to delay new air quality regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
September 02, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a response to President Barack Obama's decision to ask the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw new proposed smog standards. More
September 01, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. today released an evaluation of the potential impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross State Air Pollution Rule on generation facilities under ERCOT. More
September 01, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday issued a statement regarding the Department of Justice's filing of a federal antitrust lawsuit against the pending AT&T/T-Mobile merger. More
August 30, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today called on Attorney General Eric Holder to ask for the resignations of officials who oversaw the "Fast and Furious" illegal gun purchase operation. More
August 24, 2011 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia today testified before the United States House Homeland Security subcommittee regarding funding for port security. More
August 24, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today announced that its "green mail delivery" efforts, which include alternative fuel vehicles, has reduced fuel usage by nearly 5.5 million gallons per year, reducing the post office's operational costs. More
August 19, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today launched its "Send a Hello Forever" stamp series featuring the characters of five popular movies created by Disney-Pixar Animation Studies. More
August 19, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday hosted a roundtable discussion with Texas farmers and ranchers regarding the impact of the current drought on their businesses. More
August 18, 2011 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke today met with United States Senator John Cornyn regarding the drought impacting the state. More
August 18, 2011 -- Texas State Senator Mike Jackson today filed as a candidate for the newly-created 36th Congressional District, which will represent all or part of Chambers, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk and Tyler counties. More
August 17, 2011 -- The United States Department of the Treasury on Tuesday approved $466 million in additional small-business lending for Texas through the State Small Business Credit Initiative. More
August 17, 2011 -- United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that Texas has been awarded $6.7 million in grants to fund various highway projects, including $1.1 million for construction of a pedestrian bridge at Bringhurst Street in Houston. More
August 13, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn said that he is pleased that Texas Governor Rick Perry has joined "an alredy strong field of Republican presidential candidates". More
August 12, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit's decision affirming that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional. More
August 11, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to United States Attorney Eric Holder demanding answers regarding the "Fast and Furious" gun program that was conducted in Texas. More
August 11, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today issued 10 new stamp designs as part of its "Flags of Our Nation" series of stamps. More
August 10, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has awarded $7.5 million to Texas for the repair and replacement work related to damage caused by Hurricane Ike at Port Arthur's Pleasure Island Marina. More
August 10, 2011 -- The Standards Board of the United States Election Assistance Commission today announced the election of the board's executive officers. More
August 09, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a series of town hall meetings during the August recess of the United States Congress. More
August 08, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday released a statement in response to the President's speech regarding Standard & Poor's downgrade of the country's credit rating. More
August 08, 2011 -- The National Park Service today renewed its conservation partnership with the Garden Club of America. More
August 04, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement on the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. More
August 04, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the introduction of the Medicare Firewall Act of 2011. More
August 04, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that astronauts Steven Nagel, John Phillips and Carlos Noriega are departing from their management roles at the agency. More
August 03, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 16th Annual Immunization Day on August 20 at three schools in his Congressional district. More
August 01, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green today released a statement regarding the Budget Control Act of 2011. More
August 01, 2011 -- United States Congressman John Culberson today released a statement regarding the debt ceiling vote. More
August 01, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a statement regarding the Budget Control Act of 2011. More
August 01, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding legislation representing a compromise in increasing the nation's debt limit. More
July 31, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson has written to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki requesting the termination of Arleen Ocasio from her position as the Director of Houston National Cemetery: Letter
July 29, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has called President Obama and the Democrats ineffective, irrelevant and irresponsible following the vote in the Senate to table the House-passed Boehner Plan. More
July 29, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office today announced that Naser Jason Abdo has been charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood. More
July 29, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that the House Committee on Energy and Commerce unanimously approved the Pandemic All Hazard Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2011, which is a reauthorization of the country's chemical and bioterrorism preparedness programs. More
July 28, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the arrest of a soldier near Fort Hood on Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to attack the military base. More
July 28, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Public Corruption Prosecution Improvements Act, which strengthens existing laws for acts of public corruption, and raises maximum penalties. More
July 28, 2011 -- The Clear Lake Tea Party will host a "job interview" on August 11 of candidates to succeed Kay Bailey Hutchison as United States Senator. More
July 28, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday issued a statement in opposition to the United States Postal Service's announcement of the possible closure of several post office locations in Texas. More
July 27, 2011 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday awarded an additional $820,000 in grant funds to the Housing Corporation of Greater Houston and Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. to assist homeless and at-risk veteran families in Southeast Texas. More
July 22, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the negotiations between the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders regarding balance of the federal budget and increase of the nation's debt limit. More
July 22, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today voted against a tabling a motion to proceed on House Resolution 2560, the "Cut, Cap, and Balance Act". More
July 21, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor about the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, as well as the debt crisis. More
July 21, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today announced that it has saved more than $400 million in costs since 2007 through its green initiatives such as the "green roof" on the Morgan Mail Processing and Distribution Facility in New York. More
July 21, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the landing of space shuttle Atlantis, marking the end of the country's shuttle program. More
July 20, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today joined Congressman Mike Thompson in issuing a statement regarding the release of the Obama Administration's "National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship", which is aimed at promoting recycling of electronic waste. More
July 20, 2011 -- The United States Department of the Treasury today announced that BOH Holdings, Inc., a bank in Houston, will receive $23.9 million through the Small Business Lending Fund to lend to small businesses to assist in expansion and job creation. More
July 19, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today delivered the keynote address at the Heritage Foundation's Military Voting Rights Conference. More
July 19, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Monday joined a bipartisan group in sending a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, petitioning both to train NASA contract workers being laid off from the shuttle program to conduct inspections of offshore oil and gas facilities. More
July 19, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to enforce voting rights for members of the military. More
July 18, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul, in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, today discusses the issue of the debt ceiling, stating that "every time the Federal Reserve engages in more quantitative easing and devalues the dollar, it is defaulting on the American people by eroding their purchasing power and inflating their savings away". More
July 14, 2011 -- United States Senators Mark Warner and John Cornyn today issued a joint statement regarding yesterday's attacks in Mumbai, India. More
July 14, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor about the President's leadership during the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. More
July 13, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today signed on as a co-sponsor of the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011. More
July 12, 2011 -- United States Congressmen John D. Dingell and Gene Green yesterday introduced the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act, which is supported by a wide array of stakeholders. More
July 12, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green reports that he voted in favor of the Flood Insurance Reform Act. More
July 12, 2011 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia today urged the federal government to provide more assistance to protect the Houston Ship Channel from potential terrorism, border incursions and other illegal activity. More
July 12, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn praised Congressman Ron Paul for his years of service to the Congress and said he wishes him well in his future endeavors. More
July 12, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul announced this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat and will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012. More
July 12, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green has re-introduced the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Act to designate the 25-mile stretch of the Houston Ship Channel as the first National Heritage Area in Texas. More
July 12, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has objected to a proposed $2 trillion tax increase proposed by the Senate Budget Committee. More
July 11, 2011 -- United States Congressmen John D. Dingell and Gene Green today introduced the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act. More
July 11, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk column this week is "Competing Currencies - a Defense Against Profligate Government Spending". More
July 08, 2011 -- Senator John Cornyn called today's launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis "a bittersweet milestone for the 30 year-old U.S. program". More
July 08, 2011 -- President Barack Obama released a statement on the successful launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on its final mission. More
July 08, 2011 -- A new federal rule that will force coal-fired power plants in Texas to clamp down on pollution that impacts other states has drawn positive and negative comments. More
July 07, 2011 -- Senator John Cornyn today called the new Clean Air Transport Rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "another blow to Texas". More
July 07, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reports that he and 24 other state attorneys general today reached a $92 million agreement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. that he says will resolve the States’ antitrust investigation into the bank’s marketing of municipal derivatives. More
July 05, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul, in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, today discusses abuses and failures of the of the Transportation Security Administration. More
July 01, 2011 -- President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by wildfires during the period of April 6 to May 3, 2011. More
July 01, 2011 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that it will distribute more than $430,000 in stipend payments to Family Caregivers of Veterans in July. More
June 30, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor in response to President Obama’s press conference yesterday and the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. More
June 30, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a statement on the pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. More
June 30, 2011 -- Congresman Gene Green today issued a comment regarding reports that the Houston National VA Cemetery is censoring visitors. More
June 30, 2011 -- United State Senator John Cornyn today called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to issue a disaster declaration for Texas due to wildfires affecting the state. More
June 29, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Senate Republicans in calling for a vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. More
June 28, 2011 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison today released statements applauding the White House's nominations of United States Attorneys for Texas. More
June 27, 2011 -- The United States Election Assistance Commission today released a report on voter registration statistics. More
June 24, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor regarding reports that some members of the Senate are advocating new stimulus spending. More
June 23, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green today joined Congressman Mike Thompson in introducing The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2011, which prohibits exportation of some electronics that improper disposal of may "create environmental, health or national security risks". More
June 23, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. More
June 23, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's decision to draw oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. More
June 23, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office's annual long-term outlook report. More
June 22, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson has posted a response to President Obama's speech on Afghanistan withdrawal, questioning the wisdom of his decision. More
June 22, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn said he is disappointed in President Barack Obama's speech on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. More
June 20, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Friday issued a response to a statement made by Attorney General Eric Holder that the "most effective terror-fighting weapon is our Article III court system". More
June 20, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday co-sponsored legislation to improve permitting of offshore oil and natural gas activity. More
June 17, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval of the nomination of Marina Garcia Marmolejo of Austin to serve as United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. More
June 17, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday applauded an announcement by the Department of the Interior to grant one-year extensions on oil and gas leases for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. More
June 16, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the one-year anniversary of President Obama's announced "Recovery Summer". More
June 16, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the Securities Exchange Commission ruling for victims of the Stanford Financial "Ponzi" scheme. More
June 16, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, on Wednesday led a group of nearly every member of the Senate Republican Conference in a letter to President Obama, stating that the Administration stands in violation of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. More
June 15, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today announced that it is seeking legislation to address an anticipated budget shortfall for the service, with actions including authority to adjust delivery frequency. More
June 14, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday called for the Obama Administration to support his proposal to create a federal sunset commission. More
June 14, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today co-sponsored legislation to "reduce excessive unfunded government mandates on job creators". More
June 14, 2011 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today reported that the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" is predicted to be larger than average this year due to extreme flooding of the Mississippi River. More
June 14, 2011 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association predicts that increased funding for coastal projects in the budgets of the United States Army Corps of Engineers will yield positive benefits for America's coastline. More
June 14, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday awarded five firms, including Houston-based companies J.T. Vaughn Construction, LLC and Skanska USA Building, general construction contracts for work to be performed at NASA facilities in Houston and at the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. More
June 13, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn joined Senator David Vitter today in sending a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to assure that the administration will comply with a provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Act that bars the President from sending taxpayer dollars to the International Monetary Fund to "bail out nations that made irresponsible spending decisions". More
June 10, 2011 -- The United States Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion held a change of command ceremony on June 10 at the Port of Beaumont. More
June 10, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Thursday celebrated the Corps' 236th birthday with an awards ceremony to recognize the employee, engineer and supervisor of the year. More
June 10, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's "failure to submit a plan to Congress that addresses Medicare's fiscal imbalance". More
June 09, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today released a statement following reports of a shootout involving Texas Department of Public Safety agents along the Texas-Mexico border. More
June 09, 2011 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday announced that a record number of Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests were located at Padre Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
June 08, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday filed an amendment to the Economic Development Administration reauthorization bill to exempt the Sand Dune Lizard from the Endangered Species Act. More
June 08, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined Republican colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee in sending a letter to Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee Chair Dick Durbin urging him to hold hearings on a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. More
June 07, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today filed an amendment to the EDA Reauthorization Bill that would create a Federal Sunset Commission modeled after the Texas commission that identifies wasteful spending and duplicative programs. More
June 07, 2011 -- The United States Postal Service today announced that its free USPS App has reached one million downloads to mobile devices. More
June 06, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 17th Annual Citizenship Day on June 11 at the Houston Community College Northline Campus. More
June 03, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday urged mariners and residents to begin planning and preparing for the 2011 Hurricane Season, which began Wednesday. More
June 03, 2011 -- The National Park Service today announced that Douglas Neighbor has been named the new superintendent of the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. More
June 03, 2011 -- United State Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a U.S. district court judge's order prohibiting Medina Valley Independent School Districts from conducting public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony. More
June 02, 2011 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent today announced that an additional portion of the Turkey Creek trail is now open after crews rehabilitated areas affected by the pipeline fire, which burned more than 7,000 acres in April. More
June 02, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has released a Recreation Strategic Plan. More
June 01, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a blood drive in Pasadena on Saturday to benefit military service members and their families. More
May 31, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement on tonight's debt ceiling vote. More
May 31, 2011 -- United States Representatives Doris Matsui, Tom Petri and Joe Courtney recently introduced legislation to expand the Troops to Teachers Program. More
May 27, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding legislation to make organizations Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac subject to the Freedom of Information Act. More
May 27, 2011 -- Colonel Alvin J. Bedgood has been named commander of the Civil Air Patrol's Southeast Region. More
May 27, 2011 -- The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will host a Memorial Day Service on May 30 at the Houston VA National Cemetery. More
May 27, 2011 -- Today on the Laura Ingraham Radio Show, Texas State Senator Dan Patrick announced an exploratory committee for the United States Senate. More
May 27, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that the Senate has unanimously approved The Faster FOIA Act, legislation he co-wrote with Senator Patrick Leahy to improve the Freedom of Information Act. More
May 27, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $50,000 grant to assist in the cleanup process of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site near Houston. More
May 26, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn met today with Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta, President Obama's Defense Secretary nominee. More
May 26, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined several Republican members of the Senate in writing a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to develop contingency plans and work with Congress to ensure essential services are funded if the government's debt limit is not increased. More
May 25, 2011 -- Congressmen Tim Murphy and Gene Green today announced the reintroduction of the bipartisan Family Health Care Accessibility Act. More
May 25, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul, who chairs the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, today announced that the subcommittee will hold a hearing regarding information disclosed by the Federal Reserve under the Dodd-Frank Act and the Freedom of Information Act regarding the reserve's emergency lending facilities, open market operations and discount window lending. More
May 25, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today applauded Texas Governor Rick Perry and state leaders for passage of Senate Bill 24, which imposes increased penalties on human traffickers and those who engage in child prostitution. More
May 25, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today suspended its search for a man reported missing while swimming at 59th Street and Seawall on Tuesday after determining the case to be a false report. More
May 24, 2011 -- Howard Marlowe, a lobbyist for several communities on all three United States coasts, reports that The FY11 Work Plan released by the United States Army Corps of Engineers last week contains over $148 million for coastal projects, studies, and programs, which he says i more than in any year since he began tracking the data in 1995. More
May 23, 2011 -- Today the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, which will last at more than 800 American museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day this year. More
May 23, 2011 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association today released its annual list of the nation's best restored beaches. More
May 21, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison posted her weekly report online. Video
May 21, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson said that President Barack Obama "Turned his back" on Israel in his speech on the Middle East. More
May 20, 2011 -- The United States Department of Energy today issued a conditional authorization approving an application to export liquefied natural gas from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Louisiana. More
May 20, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today praised the Texas Legislature for passing a resolution calling for a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. More
May 20, 2011 -- United States Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn on Thursday applauded President Barack Obama's nomination of James Rodney Gilstrap as United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. More
May 19, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement today regarding the 750 days that have passed since a full budget for the country has been produced. More
May 19, 2011 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony on May 30 at Arlington National Cemetery, in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 19, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced The Foreign-Held Debt Transparency and Threat Assessment Act, which would require the President to regularly assess the economic and national security risks associated with the country's debt. More
May 18, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011. More
May 18, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers today announced that Thomas W. Kula, commander of the Southwestern Division of the corps, has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. More
May 16, 2011 -- United States Representative Gene Green reports that he will join the 2011 Offshore Energy Tour with Congressman Steve Scalise in New Orleans and South Louisiana May 18 to May 20. More
May 16, 2011 -- Texas State Representative James White today announced his support for the state's Congressional Redistricting Plan. More
May 13, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has joined Congressman Sam Johnson in introducing the Wounded Warrior Tax Equity Act of 2011, which would extend IRS collection protections to hospitalized combat troops. More
May 13, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn joined other Republican senators in urging President Barack Obama to end the United States Department of Justice's investigations of CIA interrogators whose cases had been formally closed. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Houston Federal Executive Board recently presented its annual Horizon Awards, which recognizes outstanding public and community service, and named United States Coast Guard Petty Officer Corey Maples as the 2011 Houston Federal Employee of the Year. More
May 12, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced the winner of the 2011 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery. More
May 11, 2011 -- Retired Lieutenant General Ric Sanchez of San Antonio today filed to run for the United States Senate seat currently held by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who has announced that she will not seek another term in office. More
May 11, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson on Tuesday issued a statement on President Barack Obama's trip to Texas. More
May 11, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday issued a statement congratulating Texas students of the graduating class of 2011. More
May 09, 2011 -- United States Representative Ron Paul, chair of the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee has scheduled a a hearing entitled “Monetary Policy and the Debt Ceiling: Examining the Relationship Between the Federal Reserve and Government Debt on Wednesday. More
May 05, 2011 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to commemorate World Asthma Month in June. More
May 04, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's denial of Texas' request for a disaster declaration due to recent wildfires. More
May 02, 2011 -- The Texas Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations today issued a statement welcoming the announcement of the elimination of Osama bin Laden. More
May 02, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green on Saturday hosted a health fair at Houston's Chinese Community Center to provide clinical screenings and medical consultations for residents in his district. More
May 02, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement on the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden. More
May 02, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on Sunday issued a statement regarding the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden. More
April 29, 2011 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve today announced several changes to the hunting program for the 2011-12 hunting season. More
April 29, 2011 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent today announced trail openings in portions of the preserve, but noted that others, including the middle section of Sandhill Loop north to the Hester Bridge, remain closed indefinitely due ot fire damage. More
April 29, 2011 -- United States Army Corps of Engineers Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, commander of the Corps, will retire and relinquish command during a ceremony on May 3 at the Fort Lesley J. McNair parade field in Washington, D.C. More
April 29, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has published answers to various questions about the Corps' permitting process. More
April 28, 2011 -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday released a report finding that exposures to benzene or other air toxics at an academy in Houston below levels of concern. More
April 27, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul today issued a statement on a press conference held by Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke. More
April 24, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey and Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., also of Texas, reported on Friday that legislation that they sponsored will allow emergency funding for education. More
April 22, 2011 -- The National Park Service will host expert Joe Liggio at the Hickory Creek Unit of the Big Thicket National Preserve on May 7 for a walk to find wild orchids. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released a preliminary report related to issues under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard concerning the rig explosion and oil spill. More
April 20, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today issued a statement on the one year anniversary of the Gulf Coast BP oil spill. More
April 18, 2011 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today issued its third quarter 2010 county employment and wages report for Texas, noting that Brazoria County recorded the fastest growth in average weekly wages among the state's largest counties. More
April 15, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers recently utilized several birds, including a European Barn Owl, to temporarily deter migratory birds from nesting at the Houston Ship Channel dredging project site. More
April 15, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson on Thursday issued a statement regarding the vote on a budget bill that cut $38.5 billion in spending. More
April 14, 2011 -- Sixteen members of the Texas Delegation to the United States Congress, led by Ted Poe and Pete Olson, have sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden requesting an explanation for why he is sending a retired shuttle orbiter to New York City instead of the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
April 14, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on Wednesday commended passage of the LEASE Act, legislation allowing Gulf of Mexico with permitting issues oil and gas developers an additional year to develop leases, by the House Natural Resources Committee. More
April 14, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that he has filed two amendments to an appropriations bill to provide increased funding for housing counseling homeless veterans assistance. More
April 13, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today issued a statement in reaction to President Barack Obama's speech on reducing the deficit. More
April 13, 2011 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced the award of a $478,000 grant to Fort Bend County for construction of a drinking water plant to service residents of Arcola and Fresno. More
April 13, 2011 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association on Tuesday issued a press release on the the United States Army Corps of Engineers mission with relation to coastal management projects while funding for the corps has declined. More
April 12, 2011 -- United States Representative Gene Green said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's announcement that Houston was not chosen as a home for a space shuttle was a disappointment. More
April 12, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding NASA's decision in the selection of locations for the retired space shuttles. More
April 12, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement in reaction to the placement of the retiring Space Shuttle Orbiters, which does not include Houston as one of the locations of the orbiters. More
April 12, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding Tax Freedom Day. More
April 11, 2011 -- Space Center Houston will host a viewing party on Tuesday for the announcement of the future homes of the space shuttle orbiters upon retirement of the shuttle program. More
April 11, 2011 -- Richard Allen, CEO of Space Center Houston and of the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, has sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden summarizing reasons Houston deserves a retiring shuttle orbiter. More
April 09, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green sponsored and organized four town hall meetings to inform tax filers about Earned Income Tax Credit, also known as EITC. More
April 08, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that the district office is preparing for a potential federal government shutdown by identifying staff whose responsibilites are essential for continued work during a period of shutdown. More
April 08, 2011 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported totals for mass layoffs by Texas employers in 2010. More
April 08, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on Thursday reported that 51 senators are in support of the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act, legislation drafted by Hutchison to ensure troop pay will not be interrupted due to funding gaps as a result of a possible government shutdown. More
April 08, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green will host two town hall meetings on Saturday to inform the Houston area about the Earned Income Tax Credit. More
April 07, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement regarding the defeat of a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for another week. More
April 07, 2011 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday announced that sea turtle nesting season has begun on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
April 06, 2011 -- United States Representative Gene Green addressed the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the importance of continued federal funding for Houston-Area transportation infrastructure. More
April 04, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District has published a question and answer article regarding what constitutes a small business when contracting with the Corps. More
April 04, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul, in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, discusses recently released information regarding loans issued by the Federal Reserve to foreign banks during the 2008 financial market crisis. More
April 04, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that it has negotiated six one-month options with United Space Alliance of Houston to continue services supporting the current manifest for the space shuttle. More
April 02, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul reports that he was upset to learn that the Federal Reserve Board gave "a stagering amount of money" to foreign banks "during and since the crisis of 2008". More
April 01, 2011 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued a $48,700 fine against Martin Operating Partnership, LP of Beaumont for violating federal spill prevention, control and countermeasure regulations under the Clean Water Act. More
March 31, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, along with Senator Orrin Hatch, today released an analysis by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Office of the Actuary of the cost of President Barack Obama's health care law. More
March 30, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech on expanding domestic oil and gas development. More
March 30, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will launch its summer water safety campaign on April 1. More
March 29, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul today announced that he has returned $141,580 in unspent office funds to the United States Treasury. More
March 29, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on Monday issued a statement regarding the country's engagement in Libya. More
March 29, 2011 -- The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network is receiving a national award today as part of the 8th annual "9-1-1 Honors Gala" in Washington, D.C. More
March 28, 2011 -- Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation today sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in support of a request for one of the space shuttle orbiters to be located in Houston upon conclusion of the shuttle program. More
March 28, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will hold "Space Day at the Capitol" in Austin as part of Space Week Texas 2011. More
March 26, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Aerospace Advisory Committee hosted a reception for Congressman Ralph Hall of the Fourth District of Texas, who is chair of the Committee on Science and Technology for the 112th Congress. More
March 23, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul today issued a statement regarding a decision by the United States Supreme Court requiring the Federal Reserve to publish more data from its financial interventions. More
March 23, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement on the one year anniversary of President Barack Obama's health care law. More
March 22, 2011 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Asssociation today issued a press release regarding federal spending on coastal management due to reduced budgets. More
March 17, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor urging them to attach a full repeal of "Obamacare" health care legislation to a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling. More
March 17, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green and Houston City Council Member Ed Gonzalez will host an e-waste recycling event on April 2 at the Neighborhood Center Ripley House. More
March 16, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today joined other members of the Senate in urging President Barack Obama to lead an effort to "address unsustainable and growing mandatory spending programs". More
March 14, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison recently spoke on the Senate floor about rising gas prices and the need to increase domestic energy production. More
March 11, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul has announced that the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology subcommittee will hold a hearing on March 17 to examine the relationship between monetary policy and rising prices. More
March 10, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced his support of legislation to extend oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico for one year. More
March 09, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today joined Senator Mary Landrieu in calling for expanded and expedited domestic energy production. More
March 03, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that he has joined Congressman Charles Boustany in co-sponsoring legislation directing the Secretary of the Interior to streamline approval for offshore oil drilling permit applications. More
March 02, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison spoke on the commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence during a celebration on Sunday at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. More
February 25, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement on Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar's visit to Houston amid increasing gasoline prices. More
February 22, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today joined fellow representatives in requesting a hearing by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding the slow issuance of permits for shallow water and deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. More
February 22, 2011 -- The United States Central Command today reported on the incident aboard the (S/V) Quest, a yacht held by pirates, that resulted in the death of four American hostages. More
February 21, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul, in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, discusses the findings of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, stating that "it was no surprise that the commission's findings would favor increased government intervention in the economy". More
February 21, 2011 -- The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, are sponsoring the 17th annual "Spay Day" on Tuesday. More
February 18, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today co-sponsored introduction of The Harbor Maintenance Act of 2011, which requires all funds collected by the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund be used for costs to maintain and repair harbors and ports. More
February 17, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul will host U.S. Service Academy Day on Saturday at the University of Houston-Sugar Land campus. More
February 17, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday stated his opposition to the Fiscal Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY2011 "because of irresponsible cuts made to community health centers, education, local infrastructure, and public safety programs". More
February 16, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the death of an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent killed in Mexico on Tuesday. More
February 16, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today joined a group of senators in introducing a resolution of disapproval to repeal net neutrality regulations recently adopted by the Federal Communications Commisson. More
February 16, 2011 -- A group of United States Senators, led by Kay Bailey Hutchison and Mary Landrieu, today introduced a resolution calling on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to "streamline" the offshore drilling permit process. More
February 15, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District today announced that its civil works budget for 2012, which is part of the Obama Administration's federal budget, is set at $78.8 million for direct funded projects. More
February 15, 2011 -- Johnson Space Center Director Mike Coats on Monday issued a statement regarding the release of the proposed 2012 federal budget by the Obama Administration. More
February 15, 2011 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today is testifying before the United States House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy regarding the cleanup of the San Jacinto River Dioxin Waste Pits Superfund Site. More
February 11, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Incident Management Team today released a report on the risks and benefits of additional clean up efforts of oil remaining from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sensitive beaches. More
February 11, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul has announced that the Sixth Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair will take place in Galveston on February 23. More
February 11, 2011 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison joined Congressman John Carter on Thursday in introducing the Fort Hood Victims and Families Benefits Protection Act to provide the same benefits to victims in the 2009 Fort Hood attack as those wounded or killed in declared combat zones. More
February 10, 2011 -- In Washington, D.C., Representative Gene Green called for full funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; the program is at risk of drastic cuts. More
February 10, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today called for full funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. More
February 10, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin has shipped out its first Orion crew module spacecraft structure from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to facilites in Denver where it will undergo a series of safety tests. More
February 10, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday testified before a subcommittee of the United States House Energy and Commerce Committee on the state's challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas regulations. More
February 10, 2011 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski recently led a delegation in a visit to Washington, D.C., and provided a report. Report
February 08, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today applauded a ruling by the United States International Trade Commission finding Chinese-imported drill pipe and drill collars have been "unfairly subsidized and dumped onto the American market". More
February 08, 2011 -- Congressman Frank Wolf on Monday joined Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and John Cornyn in unveiling a new report from the Council of State Governments Justice Center offering strategies to increase public safety. More
February 07, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday seized a lancha that was reportedly fishing illegally in United States Waters. More
February 07, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement regarding issues in the arrest of Chad Holley by the Houston Police Department. More
February 06, 2011 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has issued information on upcoming festivals and events in your National Wildlife Refuge System. More
February 04, 2011 -- Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today announced that she is leading a group of senators in placing a moratorium on any further implementation of Obama health care legislation until lawsuits challenging the law are resolved in court. More
February 03, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host a special event February 10 at Space Center Houston with NASA astronauts and Russian cosmonauts who will discuss their mission aboard the International Space Station. More
February 01, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday announced that it is exercising a one-year extension of a contract with Computer Science Corporation of Fort Worth to provide aircraft maintenance and modification support. More
January 31, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host the opening of a new museum honoring the space shuttle Columbia and crew, as well as an annual memorial service for the shuttle crew, on Tuesday in Hemphill, Texas. More
January 30, 2011 -- Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division last week announced that a former senior employee of a United States military contractor was sentenced January 25 by U.S. District Judge David Hittner in Houston to 37 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to pay $360,000 in bribes to U.S. Army contracting officials stationed at a U.S. military base in Kuwait. More
January 27, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard, in coordination with the State of Louisiana and other agencies, has directed BP to begin the first phase of the orphan anchors retrieval program to recover anchors used to keep containment booms in place during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
January 27, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul on Wednesday re-introduced legislation to conduct an audit of the Federal Reserve by the Government Accountability Office. More
January 26, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson on Monday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. More
January 26, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. More
January 23, 2011 -- Representative Gene Green on January 31 will hold a workshop to provide current high school students with information on opportunities for post-graduation. More
January 21, 2011 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation has selected General Kevin P. Chilton as the recipient of the 2011 National Space Trophy. More
January 21, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced his plans to sit with Republican Congressman Phil Gingrey of Georgia for the State of the Union address on January 25 as a demonstration of bipartisanship. More
January 20, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday announced that he has been named as Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus during the 112th Congress. More
January 20, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday voted against a motion to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as the Obama healthcare legislation. More
January 19, 2011 -- United States Representative Gene Green has been chosen by the Democrats on the Committee on Energy and Commerce be the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. More
January 19, 2011 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has issued a challenge to students to complete the "Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut" nutrition and fitness program. More
January 19, 2011 -- Congressman Gene Green on today issued a press release regarding the impact of the proposed repeal of the Obama health care legislation. More
January 14, 2011 -- Congre