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  • Culberson Praises Department of Education’s Federal Aid for Displaced Texas Students After Harvey
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) today issued the following statement praising the Department of Education’s announcement of $174.2 million in federal funds going to Texas to cover the costs of educating students who were displaced as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students program provides $359.8 million in federal funds to 20 states, assisting the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the 2017 California wildfire... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on President Signing FY2019 NDAA Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. “We promised to rebuild and modernize America’s military, and provide our troops and their families with the support they deserve. This NDAA follows through on that promise. “This important bill will help keep our nation safe from those wishing to do us harm, gives our troops their highest pay raise ... Read more

  • Culberson and Green Urge FEMA to Extend NFIP Deadline
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Culberson (TX-07) and Gene Green (TX-29) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long urging him to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) deadline to submit proof of loss for claims resulting from Hurricane Harvey by an additional six months. “As the only appropriator from Southeast Texas, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, and the only Texas Republican that voted for the Hurricane San... Read more

  • Culberson Celebrates New Era in American Space Travel
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA

    JOHNSON SPACE CENTER – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) joined Senator Ted Cruz for the announcement of the NASA Commercial Crew Program, marking the next era in American-manned space travel. “In many ways, today was much like the day in 1959 when America met the Mercury Seven astronauts for the first time. Today America met NASA’s First Nine astronauts who will soon return to space in an American-built spacecraft in an American-built rocket from American soil. Just like the Mercury Seven, the... Read more

  • Culberson Welcomes Perry to Houston’s Energy Corridor
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Flooding

    HOUSTON— Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today visited EnerVest, Ltd. to participate in a roundtable with senior executives from various oil and gas companies. Following the roundtable, Rep. Culberson and Sec. Perry toured BP Energy’s U.S. headquarters in the Energy Corridor to see how the company is rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey and preparing for future storms. Congressman Culberson released a statement following the day’s events. “The west side o... Read more

  • Culberson Amendment to Repeal FEMA Rental Assistance Rule Adopted
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) today passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to repeal a FEMA rule that prevents Hurricane Harvey survivors from receiving continued rental assistance. After the amendment’s adoption by unanimous vote, Congressman Culberson released the following statement. “Hurricane Harvey caused the largest housing disaster in the history of the United States. It’s almost a year later and many of my constituents a... Read more

  • Culberson Amendment to Detain Convicted Criminal Aliens Adopted
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security and Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) today offered an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to ensure that dangerous, convicted criminal aliens are not released from Federal detention prior to their removal from the United States. Following the amendment’s adoption, Congressman Culberson released the following statement. “Under current law, convicted criminal aliens can be released into communities after conviction, but prior to deportation. Th... Read more

  • Culberson Announces Native Houstonian’s Release from Vietnam
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07) announced the release of Mr. William Anh Nguyen, a native Houstonian, from Vietnam. “I’m immensely pleased that Will has been released from custody and has departed Vietnam with his family. Ensuring his safe release is something I’ve been working on for many weeks with our partners in the State Department and the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam. Thank you to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Ambassador Kritenbrink, and the team at the... Read more

  • Culberson Attends Harvey Recovery Roundtable in Houston
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    HOUSTON – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) today attended a roundtable hosted by U.S. Senator John Cornyn with local leaders and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) to discuss the specifics of the $295 million Clear Creek flood control project and $186 million for other critical projects in Harris County. Following the roundtable, Sen. Cornyn and Representatives Culberson (TX-07) and Pete Olson (TX-22) toured Thompson Intermediate School, which flooded with more tha... Read more

  • Culberson, Cornyn, Cruz, Green, Weber Lead Letter Urging Trump Administration to Bring Houstonian Home from Vietnam
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07) led a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to use every diplomatic tool possible to bring William Nguyen home from Vietnam to America. Sixteen additional Members of Congress also signed the letter, including U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Representatives Al Green (TX-09) and Randy Weber (TX-14). “One of our most important responsibilities as elected representatives is to protect the Americ... Read more

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