This week, I was honored to visit Laura Ward to present her with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Laura has been an advocate for the children of Houston for over 30 years. She serves as the President and CEO of Houston Children's Charity (HCC), which serves underprivileged, abused and disabled children in our community.
(L-R) Laura Ward, Congressman John Culberson, and Dave Ward
Since the creation of HCC in 1996, Laura has been responsible for providing money and operational support for over 300 agencies that have impacted over 3,500,000 children. The many programs offered through HCC touch nearly every aspect of our children’s lives, and the impact on our community is immeasurable. Laura’s dedication to serving and investing in our neighbors makes me proud to be a Houstonian.
The U.S. economy is now booming, with faster growth, higher wages, and more jobs for American workers. After eight years of a stagnant economy, we are now seeing a strong reversal, which is a direct result of the pro-growth policies and tax cuts that Congress passed last year.
Just look at some of the recent economic news:
Additionally, manufacturing continues its historic growth streak. According to the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sectors, manufacturing has had 25 consecutive months of strong growth. Thanks to tax reform, the future for our manufacturers has changed for the better, across the nation and right here in the Seventh District of Texas. In fact, I was recently awarded the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for my support of policies that promote economic growth, remove bureaucratic red tape, and help manufacturers expand.
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It is an honor and privilege to represent you and Texas in the United States House.
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