Rep. Culberson's Statement on the Passing of Captain Gene Cernan
“Captain Gene Cernan devoted his life to making the American space program the best on Earth. He loved exploring the unknown, and he knew Americans are at their best when we are conquering new frontiers. Texas’ Congressional District 7 was very fortunate to have the benefit of his leadership for many years on our Military Academy nominations board. Texas, our nation, America’s space program and the scope of human knowledge are all stronger because of Gene Cernan. All of us who knew and loved him are very fortunate to have spent time with a true American hero. We will all miss him very much. God Speed Gene Cernan.”
The First Steps Toward Repeal and Replace
Congress took the first steps forward in repealing and replacing the disastrous Affordable Care Act. The House and Senate have both passed a budget resolution, which sets forth a plan of attack to transition to a patient-centered health care system that gives Americans access to truly affordable care.
Hitting the Ground Running
The new Congress hit the ground running this week to show support for Israel in the wake of the United Nations anti-Israel resolution passed last December. We also passed legislation designed to roll back excessive government regulation- the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.
Culberson Statement on Resolution of Disapproval of United Nations’ Anti-Israel Vote
Following House passage of H. Res. 11, Congressman Culberson released the following statement. “President Obama betrayed Israel, the only peaceful democratic state in the Middle East, by refusing to veto the shameful U.N. Security Council’s passage to end Israeli settlements. Today’s vote tells the Israeli people that Congress continues to support America’s most loyal friend even though President Obama has turned his back on them."
President Obama Betrayed Israel
Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement after the Obama Administration allowed the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction. "President Barack Obama shamefully and brazenly betrayed Israel today in the United Nations. Without any warning, and in a complete reversal of unwavering American support, President Obama has unilaterally and seriously damaged Israel's negotiating position in the ongoing peace talks."