Weekly Update

This has been an exciting week for Team USA as they dominate the 2016 Rio Olympic games.  From our very own Texas 02, Simone Biles has been named the best gymnast of all time, as she won the individual all around, team all around, and vault gold medals. While our Olympians are representing us well in Rio, my office has been busy both here at home and in Washington.


I joined Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) in sending a letter to FBI Director Comey, following up on statements he made both during and after the FBI’s investigation of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server while serving as Secretary of State.

Most importantly, the question still remains: was she or was she not telling the truth? Secretary Clinton has stated that Director Comey said her answers to the American public were truthful. However, in his testimony he indicated that Secretary Clinton was not telling the truth. Which is it? To get to this answer, we requested reassurances and information as to her truthfulness.

We also have requested that the FBI provide, in writing, her responses to questions asked during her interview by investigators. If the FBI chose not to transcribe Secretary Clinton's interview, we have asked for a detailed response explaining why the interview was not transcribed.

I also sent a letter to the World Petroleum Congress, supporting Houston’s bid for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress. At the turn of the 20th Century, oil boomed in Texas, and companies flocked to Houston ready to do business. Today energy is the lifeblood of our city, accounting for nearly one-half of the city’s annual revenue. Houston is the energy capital of the world making it an obvious choice for the World Petroleum Congress.

You can read the letter here.

In September, I will host a joint briefing with the Department of Homeland Security on on its Blue Campaign, a campaign dedicated to combating human efforts. The briefing, titled “Recognizing Trafficking: Local and Federal Law Enforcement” will be a chance for the community to learn more about what local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are doing to combat human trafficking. Save the date!


My office toured the brand new Memorial Hermann Medical Group Pediatrics’ primary care center. As the team continues to grow, we are excited to see them build a excellent relationship with our community.

Navya Gunda stopped by our mobile office hours to get a few questions answered!

My staff also hosted another round of mobile office hours at the HC Fairbanks Library in Houston. Don’t forget, if you need help with a federal agency, my office offers “casework services” and may be able to help you!

If you are unsure whether or not your issue is considered federal casework, visit my website to find out: 

Or feel free to contact my office at: (281) 446–0242

I was delighted to see this success story helping a constituent get a passport in time for her son to walk her down the aisle!  You can read the story of her passport case here.

Don’t forget! My office will be hosting mobile office hours at the Office of Councilmember Brenda Stardig!

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