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  • Culberson urges NASA contractors to press forward
    Posted in In the News on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA

    Originally published in the Houston Chronicle | By Andrea Rumbaugh U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, expressed concern to NASA contractors about the timeline for launching the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft during a visit to his hometown on Monday. Exploration Mission-1, an unmanned trek that will take SLS and Orion past the moon, is slated to launch in December 2019 and contractors and suppliers continue to work toward that. But, as previously announced, that date will likely be pushed to s... Read more

  • Houston Chronicle: Congress takes up legislation to improve urban flood map
    Posted in In the News on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    By Kevin Diaz, April 18, 2018 | READ ONLINE WASHINGTON – One of the lessons Houstonians learned from Hurricane Harvey last August was that urban flooding often happens outside recognized floodplains. Congress, awakened by the torrent of floods and hurricanes in 2017, is now looking at legislation that would update local flood maps and help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) manage future floods. The bipartisan Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act of... Read more

  • Houston-area congressmen urge FEMA to accept volunteer hours as payment
    Posted in In the News on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    By Rebecca Elliot | Originally Published in the Houston Chronicle Five Houston-area congressmen are urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to accept Houston's idea of using volunteer hours as an alternate way to pay the city's required local match for federal disaster grants. The letter sent Tuesday to FEMA Administrator Brock Long is signed by U.S. Reps. John Culberson (R-Houston), Brian Babin (R-Woodville), Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land), Gene Green (D-Houston) and Al Green (D-Houston). "We... Read more

  • Culberson Votes to Support the STOP School Violence Act of 2018
    Posted in In the News on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Second Amendment Rights

    Washington D.C. - Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement today after the House passed the STOP School Violence Act: "Every school should be a safe-haven, and every child deserves to feel protected there. Today, I was proud to support the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, which will include new violence prevention training for students and school personnel, anonymous reporting systems, improved local law enforcement coordination, and updated security technology. “E... Read more

  • CQ Magazine: 2019 Budget - NASA
    Posted in In the News on March 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, NASA

    CQ MAGAZINE – COVER STORY | March 12, 2018 | READ ONLINE By Jennifer Shutt, CQ The National Aeronautics and Space Administration could soon begin to turn its attention away from the International Space Station and toward deep space exploration projects, including missions to Mars. In its $19.9 billion fiscal 2019 budget request, NASA proposed the United States cease direct federal investment in the International Space Station by 2025, in part so the agency can focus more on projects that will ai... Read more

  • Houston Chronicle: Lawmaker calls for probe of what Corps knew of Harvey flooding risks
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    By Lise Olsen | February 23, 2018 | READ ONLINE Rep. John Culberson called on the U.S. Justice Department Friday to investigate whether the Army Corps of Engineers violated civil or criminal laws by failing to alert the public to its own forecasts showing that Hurricane Harvey could cause the Corps' two West Houston reservoirs to flood suburban neighborhoods. "If it is accurate that (the Corps) knew in advance of this threat to lives and property yet failed to adequately warn, I believe those re... Read more

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston celebrates opening of $8.4M building (Video)
    Posted in In the News on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    By Jen Para | Houston Business Journal | READ ONLINE There were a lot of tears and laughter at the grand opening celebration of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston's new building. The event was held Feb. 21 on the ground floor of the new $8.4 million structure at 1003 Washington Ave. The 21,000-square-foot building nearly doubles the amount of space the organization previously occupied. "This is just a gigantic upgrade," Pierce Bush, CEO of BBBS Lone Star, said at the event. "We're in th... Read more

  • Houston Chronicle: Texas lawmakers praise Harvey funding - say more may be needed
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    By Kevin Diaz | February 15, 2018 | READ ONLINE WASHINGTON – Houston and the Gulf region came out well with an $89.3 billion disaster relief package signed earlier this month by President Donald Trump, but a group of Texas lawmakers warned Thursday that there is still work to be done to recover from Hurricane Harvey and prepare for future floods. "This legislation addresses all of the concerns that we have now," said Houston Democrat Al Green. "Whether it will totally, completely and absolutely ... Read more

  • KRPC 2: Financial impact of repeat flood areas, numbers surrounding home buyouts
    Posted in In the News on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    By Mario Diaz, Reporter | Watch online KRPC 2 | February 14, 2018 HOUSTON - Philip Whitaker retired on a Friday in 2015. His home in Meyerland flooded that weekend. His life has been pretty much underwater ever since, “For the last three years I've done nothing in my retirement but deal with floods." Whitaker recently met with Channel 2 Investigates in what is the shell of his home, "We took a hit, we took a big hit, between the three floods. It cost us a lot of money." It's not only taxing thos... Read more

  • Fox 26: Representative John Culberson discusses $89.3 billion disaster relief
    Posted in In the News on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    By Fox 26 Houston | February 13, 2018 | Click here or on the image below to watch the video HOUSTON (FOX 26) - A massive budget package signed by President Donald Trump to fund the government through March 23 also included $89.3 billion in disaster relief. FOX 26 News Reporter Greg Groogan talks with Representative John Culberson about what the funds mean for recovery and rebuilding, as well as preventing future disasters, in Texas and the Houston area. Read more

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