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  • Op-Ed: Federal money can help build a stronger, more resilient Houston
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Originally Published in the Houston Business Journal One year ago, Houston came to a standstill. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast on August 25 and, over the days that followed, proceeded to dump record amounts of rain on our city, county and region. The devastating floods that followed that rain have become synonymous with Harvey. While Houston was experiencing its worst, we saw the best of our Texan spirit. The nation saw our neighborhoods, communities, city, county and state b... Read more

  • Op-Ed: Lawmakers can fight opioids by passing SUPPORT bill
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Originally Published on By Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) Our communities are only as strong as our weakest link. Right now, there are people in Houston suffering from an addiction to opioids. This creates a ripple effect that impacts their families and friends and their communities overall. As the opioid crisis becomes more urgent and troubling, I am working with Republicans and Democrats in Washington to deliver resources to help combat this public health crisis. Accor... Read more

  • Making America’s infrastructure sturdy, again
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    By Kevin McCarthy and John Culberson | Originally Published in the Houston Chronicle In Puerto Rico, the Army Corps of Engineers is helping to restore electricity after an island-wide blackout. Yet, because of the Stafford Act —one of the federal government’s foremost pieces of disaster relief legislation — the Corps faces strict limits. While it would be better to upgrade many of the destroyed aluminum power transmission towers to galvanized steel, the Stafford Act bars upgrading and only allow... Read more

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