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  • After Harvey, Reps. Culberson and Green Introduce Bill to Promote Partnerships with Nonprofits to Revitalize Houston
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen John Culberson (TX-07) and Gene Green (TX-29) introduced the Tools on Our Local Streets (TOOLS) to Rehabilitate Communities Act to target Community Development Block (CDBG) funds to nonprofit organizations for the revitalization of neighborhoods, housing rehabilitation, and natural disaster recovery. Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), along with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), introduced the Senate companion of the TOOLS to Rehabilitate Communities Act. “My t... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on FY19 MilCon-VA Appropriations Subcommittee Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Defense, Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Representative John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), released the following statement today after the House Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the fiscal year 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations bill. “This legislation delivers on the promises of the federal government to support all those who have selflessly served our country. It’s our veterans’ sacrifice ... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on DOJ Action at Southwest Border
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security and Immigration, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement of the dedication of additional prosecutors and immigration judges to address the crisis at the Southwest border. “Respect for the rule of law is a hallmark of our democracy, and I strongly support individuals who want to come to our country legally. As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS), I am extremely invest... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on HUD Approval of State Action Plan for $57.8 Million in CDBG-DR Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released a statement following Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved Texas’s state action plan for the allocation of $57.8 million in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. “This is another significant step forward in the recovery process for Harris County. These critical f... Read more

  • Culberson Highlights National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    CLICK HERE to watch the video. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), released the following video to highlight the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. The full vid... Read more

  • Culberson Shows HUD Sec. Carson Hardest-Hit Areas of West Houston
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, Representative Culberson (TX-07) and residents of Fleetwood, Nottingham Forest, and Ashford Village hosted United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson to show him some of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey. Following the visit, Rep. Culberson issued the following statement: “I’ve never been prouder of the City of Houston and of Texas than when we all stepped up to help each other during Hurricane Harvey. It was especially meani... Read more

  • Making America’s infrastructure sturdy, again
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    By Kevin McCarthy and John Culberson | Originally Published in the Houston Chronicle In Puerto Rico, the Army Corps of Engineers is helping to restore electricity after an island-wide blackout. Yet, because of the Stafford Act —one of the federal government’s foremost pieces of disaster relief legislation — the Corps faces strict limits. While it would be better to upgrade many of the destroyed aluminum power transmission towers to galvanized steel, the Stafford Act bars upgrading and only allow... Read more

  • Culberson Thanks HUD for Sending Aid to Harvey Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    “I look forward to showing Secretary Carson some of the hardest-hit areas of West Houston – places where my neighbors are still living on the second floor of their homes with the sheet rock torn out on the first floor.” HOUSTON, TX – Today, Representative John Culberson (TX-07) visited Southside Place Police & Fire Department with United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson, Governor Greg Abbott, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Southside Place Mayor Pat Patterson, an... Read more

  • Rep. Culberson Praises Senate’s Confirmation of Bridenstine to Lead NASA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, NASA

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), issued a statement following the Senate’s vote to confirm Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) as NASA Administrator: “As Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds NASA, I am laser focused on ensuring that NASA receives both the funding and guidance necessary to maintain America’s leadership in space. “I congratulate Representative Bridenstine ... Read more

  • Culberson, Quigley, Durbin, Rubio, Duckworth, Ruppersberger Introduce Bill to Help Homeowners & Businesses Prevent Flood Damage
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (IL), Marco Rubio (FL), Tammy Duckwroth (IL), and Representatives John Culberson (TX-07) and Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act of 2018 to enhance the mapping of urban flooding to prevent associated damage. The legislation will help give cities and towns the tools they need to address flooding in a local cont... Read more

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