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  • Culberson: Houston Needs Targeted Spending for Flood Control
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement today after he provided testimony on congressional earmarks before the House Rules Committee: “I strenuously oppose any effort to return to the secretive and abusive earmark process of the past. “Houston has suffered three catastrophic floods in the last three years, and we cannot wait another fifteen to twenty years to finish the flood control projects that must be built to protect our city. “Therefore, I r... Read more

  • Earmarks: Where I Stand on Targeted Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    It's my job as a representative to be an advocate for my constituents. Since Congress holds the power of the purse, Members of Congress should be able to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to move more rapidly on a flood control project. The best way to do that is to target the spending for specific flood control projects, like a third reservoir in West Houston, and put time limits on the project so that the Army Corps of Engineers has to act. This is a matter of life and death to protect people... Read more

  • Rep. Culberson Statement on Passage of $81 Billion Disaster Aid Package
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    Watch my full comments on the floor here. Washington D.C. – Rep. John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 4667, which will provide $81 billion in federal assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes. “I am greatly encouraged at the passage of the Disaster Recovery Supplemental bill today. This is a tremendous step in the right direction as we continue to rebuild, recover and press ahead t... Read more

  • Myth vs. Fact: Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Taxes

    Myth vs. Fact Setting the Record Straight on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Myth vs Fact: Tax Reform and the Deficit MYTH: The plan is expensive and adds to the deficit. FACT: You cannot fix our nation's fiscal problems without a growing economy, and tax reform is exactly the tool that can do that. When you factor in the wage increases, jobs created, and overall economic growth that will result from the most historic tax reform in 31 years, the government will have the revenues it needs to run efficien... Read more

  • Rep. Culberson Statement on Passage of Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Washington D.C. – Rep. John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: “Because of today’s historic vote, hardworking Texans and American families will see an increase in their take home pay in January. American companies will immediately be more competitive in the world market, and thousands of jobs and billions of dollars will return to the United States. This is a pivotal moment in the economic history of our country and I ... Read more

  • Reps. Culberson and Cuellar Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Bills to Curb Gun Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights

    WASHINGTON— Today, the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills to curb gun violence: H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017. H.R. 38 allows law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon across state lines only if they are not federally prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm, are carrying a valid government-issued photo ID, are lawfully licensed or otherwise entitled to carry a concealed handgun, and follows t... Read more

  • Reps. Brady, Buchanan, Cuellar, Culberson, Diaz-Balart, Hastings, and Wasserman Schultz Sign on to Bipartisan Letter Concerning Inadequate OMB Funding Request
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    On Friday, members of the Texas and Florida delegation met to discuss the inadequate disaster supplemental request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Read more

  • Rep. Culberson Statement on the Kate Steinle Case
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security and Immigration, Appropriations

    Washington D.C. – Today, Representative John Culberson (TX-07), chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, delivered remarks on the Kate Steinle Case. Following are Rep. Culberson’s remarks: “Over a year ago, Kate Steinle, a young woman in San Francisco, was murdered by a criminal illegal alien and died in the arms of her father. At that time, as Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee on Appropriations, I swore I would do whatever it would take t... Read more

  • Rep. Culberson Signs on to Bipartisan Letter on Dismal OMB Funding Request
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    Today, Representative John Culberson (TX-07) joined a group of bipartisan colleagues from the Congressional delegations of Texas and Florida and sent a letter to Speaker Ryan, Leader Pelosi, Chairman Frelinghuysen, and Ranking Member Lowey to underscore the need to significantly improve the disaster supplemental appropriations bill. Read more

  • ICYMI: Culberson and Cuellar’s Bipartisan Bill to Fix Gun Background Check System Passed by Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights

    Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) that would require federal and state authorities to enforce existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Read more

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