Standing with Israel and Against Anti-Semitism
U.S. ally Israel is under attack—both in its own homeland and in ours. Even in Congress, anti-Semitic statements have become a regular occurrence, with the latest instance this past week being an attempt to rewrite the history of the Holocaust and Israel/Palestine relations. 

I made the case in The Daily Signal that America must continue both to stand with Israel against foreign threats and to stand up against anti-Semitism here at home.

You can read the article here.

Tell Me What You Think About Israel 
Israel is a committed ally and a reliable friend of the United States, one that shares our commitment to peace and liberty. I believe Israel’s opponents - in Congress, the United Nations, and elsewhere - employ a host of double standards to criticize Israel for acts of self-defense while excusing terrorism committed by Israel's enemies.

But I would like to hear what you think. Please take this one-question survey and let me know if you support Israel.

Protecting Abortion Survivors
The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would ensure that babies born alive despite an abortion attempt are guaranteed life-saving medical care. I asked House leadership to bring this important legislation before Congress for a vote (see video below), yet my request was denied.

We must do more to uphold the dignity and inherent worth of human life at every stage. This should not be a partisan issue.

Step 1: Responsible Spending
The national debt has been spiraling out of control, and it is the duty of Congress to fix the problem. Responsible spending is the first step. 

That’s why I cannot in good conscience support busting the budget caps and passing the buck to our kids and grandkids. I signed my name on a letter to Speaker Pelosi ahead of her upcoming budget proposal making it clear where I stood.

Check out this article in The Texan to read more about it.

The Growing Emergency of Veteran Suicides
At a committee hearing this past week on the growing emergency of suicide among veterans and members of our military, I spoke with witnesses on the importance of connection as one readjusts from military to civilian life.

Around South Texas, veterans centers and other military groups try to cultivate a sense of community by providing services like counseling and family support groups. We must continue to do more, and I will keep working in Washington to provide the best holistic care possible for our men and women in uniform.

I want to hear from you! You can stay connected and provide input on important topics through Facebook and Twitter.

Please also feel free to contact my office with any concerns or if we can assist with Veterans Affairs, hurricane recovery, or any other government-related issue. 

Talking with a Cheniere Energy employee after a town hall meeting at their San Patricio facility. Hearing ideas from my fellow Texans here at home - who know what we need here in Texas much better than D.C. bureaucrats - is a critical part of representing our district in Congress