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  • Culberson Statement on Passage of Initial Hurricane Harvey Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    After passage of the initial Hurricane Harvey disaster supplemental appropriations bill, Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement. “The Harvey disaster supplemental appropriations bill provides $7.4 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund and $450 million for the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program. This funding is essential to begin the rebuilding process across the Gulf Coast. Many Texans are still displaced from their homes, and others have lost everyth... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for Areas Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement after House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen announced an initial emergency supplemental appropriations bill to begin rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Harvey. "I strongly support this essential down payment to begin the road to recovery from this disastrous storm. This measure will fund immediate, critical needs and must be passed as soon as possible. As a Houstonian and senior member of the appropriations committe... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on DOJ’s New Compliance Requirements for Byrne JAG Grant Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security and Immigration

    Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new immigration compliance requirements for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Programs. “I want to thank Attorney General Sessions for following through on the anti-sanctuary city policy I spearheaded last summer. As Chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, I look forward to continuing to work with Attorney General Sessions to ensure that cities a... Read more

  • Culberson Language Urges Return of Alamo Flag to United States
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) included language in the FY2018 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill to urge the Secretary of State to negotiate with Mexico for the return of the only flag known to have flown at the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, the New Orleans Greys flag. “This piece of Texas history is currently being held in Mexico City, and I’d like to see it returned to its rightful place in Texas,” Congressman Culberson said. “Texas is a state with a rich hi... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on Approval of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security and Immigration, Appropriations

    After the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Department of Homeland Security funding bill, Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement. “I’m proud to support the FY18 Homeland Security appropriations bill. This legislation fulfills the important promises that we have made to our constituents to secure the southern border and provide the resources needed to combat illegal immigration, human trafficking and cybersecurity threats. “For Texans, this ... Read more

  • Culberson Fulfills Agreement with Houston METRO and Gives Houstonians a Voice in THUD Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations

    Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) included language in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill fulfilling his 2015 agreement with Houston METRO to give voters the choice in building the University Line project that will run through Texas’ 7th Congressional District. The THUD bill passed the House Appropriations Committee 31-20 yesterday. “My primary responsibilities as a congressman include protecting our hard-earned tax dollars and protecting the quality of... Read more

  • Culberson’s Statement on Passage of National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement after the House passed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. “This year’s NDAA is crucial to rebuild America’s military. For far too long, our Armed Forces have been underfunded. Currently, too many battleships cannot sail, and too many planes are in such disrepair they cannot fly. The drastic cuts that our military experienced during the last administration have greatly reduced our readiness capabilities, whi... Read more

  • Culberson Amendment to Preserve Historic Battleships Adopted
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Yesterday, Representative John Culberson (TX-07) offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to preserve our nation’s historic battleships. The amendment creates a competitive grant program within the Department of Interior to maintain battleships like the USS Texas. The grant program would require grantees to provide 1:1 matching of any federal funding received. “Historic battleships are floating museums that stand as a memorial to the bravery and sacrifice of the servicemen ... Read more

  • Culberson’s Statement on Approval of CJS Appropriations Bill by House Appropriations Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Following the House Appropriations Committee approval of the fiscal year 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) appropriations bill, Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement. “My subcommittee has worked within tight budget restraints to make sure that top priorities, like law enforcement and space exploration, are sufficiently funded. This bill ensures that our law enforcement agencies have the valuable resources needed to combat 21st century threats. The Drug Enforceme... Read more

  • Culberson Prioritizes Flood Control Funding in Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) successfully requested increased funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood and storm damage reduction activities in the fiscal year 2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The $1.8 billion in funding, an increase of $74 million from fiscal year 2017 enacted levels, will help complete Army Corps of Engineers flood and storm damage reduction projects in Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Congressman Culberson also included language in the legi... Read more