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  • Culberson Statement on Trump Signing FOSTA into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Representative John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee on Appropriations (CJS), released the following statement after President Trump signed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) into law today. “Every single American deserves to feel safe and be free. That’s why I cosponsored the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 in the House, and will continue to fight the scour... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on Speaker Ryan Retirement Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement regarding Speaker Ryan's retirement announcement: “It has been an honor and privilege to serve with Paul Ryan in the House. He brought the leadership, vision, and integrity needed for the job and will leave behind a legacy of great achievements, including the historic tax cuts passed late last year. I will certainly miss him, but I respect that his decision is motivated by the love he has for his family. I wish... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day: “America’s hard-working women play a critical role in our workforce and economy. I remain committed to supporting all the women and women-owned businesses in the Seventh District. More must be done to propel our nation forward to a place where all are consistently treated equally. Equal pay for equal work must be the standard; anything less is unacceptable.” ### Read more

  • Rep. Culberson Thanks HUD for Commitment to Disaster Aid Delivery
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    Washington D.C. - Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the allocation of over $5.035 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to Texas for housing, infrastructure, and businesses impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Of this funding, $652 million is for remaining unmet disaster-related needs and $4.383 billion is for mitigation to prepare for future stor... Read more

  • Culberson and McCarthy Vote to End Banking for Human Traffickers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Today Representative John Culberson (TX-07) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) voted to support important legislation to crack down on human traffickers. Following passage of the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act (H.R. 2219), the Congressmen released the following: Rep. Culberson: “Houston has the highest number of trafficking victims nation-wide, and I have made it a priority in Congress to fight this global crisis. The End Banking for Human Traffickers Act ... Read more

  • Culberson Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. - Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced that his office is accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Congressman Culberson: “It is my distinct pleasure to be a sponsor of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school student artists in the Seventh District. Each year, I’m amazed at the talent in my district. This event is a wonderful opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative... Read more

  • Fix NICS Bill to Strengthen Gun Background Check System Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Second Amendment Rights

    WASHINGTON— Today, President Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill into law. Representatives John Culberson (TX-07), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and U.S. Senator Cornyn (R-TX) included their Fix NICS Act in FY18 omnibus to ensure that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operations more adequately address background check demand and improve NICS performance, including enhancing system availability, determination rates, and E-Check services. The bill inc... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on FY18 Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Border Security and Immigration, Energy, Health Care, Transportation, Appropriations, Budget, Defense, Education, Foreign Affairs, Medicare, NASA, Second Amendment Rights, Taxes, Restoring Congressional Authority , Flooding

    Washington D.C. - Today Representative Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1625 (115), the omnibus appropriations bill: “The FY18 omnibus makes critical investments to the safety, security and prosperity of our nation. While this bill is by no means perfect, it includes many critical conservative priorities and fulfills Congress’s most vital responsibility to provide for the common defense. This funding bill provides the largest increase in defense spen... Read more

  • Culberson Urges FEMA to Support Houston Volunteer Match Initiative
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    Washington D.C. - Representative John Culberson (TX-07) today led a Houston delegation letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long to express strong support for the City of Houston’s proposal to utilize volunteer hours as a local match for FEMA funding for Hurricane Harvey recovery across all categories of disaster assistance. The City of Houston’s plan proposes an expansion of FEMA rules to allow volunteer efforts to be counted toward the local match requirement for reconstruction efforts to repair... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on Vital Grant to Improve Flood Warning Signals in Houston
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Flooding

    Washington D.C. - Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement today after the City of Houston announced winning a $9.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve 40 flood-prone traffic intersections with new technology that alerts drivers when high water is present. Rep. Culberson previously sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Cho to express strong support for the City of Houston’s 2017 application for the TIGER (Transporta... Read more

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