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  • Culberson Applauds Legislation to Save Patients Money on Prescription Drugs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Medicare

    Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, President Trump signed legislation to end pharmacy gag clauses, which have prevented pharmacists from telling patients when they could pay less for prescription drugs, on both Medicare and private insurance plans. The House passed this legislation on September 25, 2018. Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement: “Every American needs and deserves to know if they’re getting the best prices on their prescription drugs. Many of our neighbor... Read more

  • Culberson and Abbott Push for Presidential Waiver to Help Harvey Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), released the following statement after Governor Abbott submitted a request to waive the current ban on duplication of benefits that prevents those who accepted a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan from receiving Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funding later. “I thank Governor Abbott for swiftly acting on my request to submit this waiver to help th... Read more

  • FEMA Reforms, FAA Reauthorization Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2018 & the Disaster Recovery Reform Act, into law. The House passed this bipartisan bill by a vote of 398-23 on September 26 and the Senate passed it by a vote of 93-6 on October 3. “This bill becoming law is a giant step forwa... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on FY19 Department of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Package
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Defense, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), issued the following statement after the House passed the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019. “I’m pleased to support this vital package of bills to fully fund our military and make critical investments to support scient... Read more

  • Culberson Votes to Reform FEMA, Reauthorize FAA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee on Appropriations (CJS), released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2018 & the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. “Passage of this bill is a giant step forward to continue making Houston, and every other community across the nation, more resilient to future natural disasters. Reforming the Stafford Act and putting ... Read more

  • Culberson Urges House Leadership to Repair and Protect Medicare Part D
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), issued the following statement about a letter he signed to urge U.S. House Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McCarthy, and Majority Whip Scalise to protect and maintain affordable Medicare Part D benefits for seniors. “Among the many problems the Affordable Care Act created is a looming Medicare Part D increase that threatens seniors’ ability to ... Read more

  • Culberson Receives ‘Hero of Main Street’ Award
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Houston, TX – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) has been recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting public policy priorities important to the retail industry and its millions of small businesses. The awards were presented as small retailers across the country gathered in Washington for NRF’s Retail Advocates Summit. “I’m honored to receive the National Retail Federation’s ‘Hero of Main Street Award’ for my work to pass pro-growth legislat... Read more

  • Culberson Applauds $60 million to Support Community Health Centers Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington D.C. – Recently, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $60 million to 161 community health centers in six southern states and two U.S. territories that were impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Three community health centers in the Seventh District of Texas were awarded a portion of the funds to continue recovering from Hurricane Harvey. “After Harvey hit, Houston community health centers (CHCs) provided mental health counseling, emotional su... Read more

  • Culberson Issues Statement on Minibus Appropriations Package
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Defense, Veterans, Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), released the following statement after the House passed the Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019. “This package includes funding for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood and storm damage reduction projects, including nearly $12 million for construction and over $3.3 mi... Read more

  • Culberson Praises Department of Education’s Federal Aid for Houston Institutions of Higher Education
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – Recently, the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced more than $63 million in new federal assistance for 47 institutions of higher education under the Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education program. The program provides funding to institutions and their students in areas directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria or the 2017 California wildfires. “I thank the Department of Education for this federal support, and I’m pleased the West Loo... Read more

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