My Position on Transportation
Our district’s transportation infrastructure is the backbone of our economy. Our ports, roads, railways, waterways, and pipelines are essential to job creation and the economic growth and prosperity of the part of Texas that you and I call home.
Ports and Waterways – As a member of the Congressional Ports Caucus I am working to expedite port development projects – and the waterways that serve them – to expand and improve the operation of our ports. These projects will serve to maintain navigable channels for commerce and attract new businesses and customers to the region. Moreover, I am committed to advancing critical projects in our district, such as the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project, the Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project, and dredging the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Roads – The completion of I-69 across the 27th District of Texas is critically important as it will not only connect our communities to one another and to other parts of Texas and the nation, but it will spur investment in our region of Texas. I am working with our local elected officials, TXDOT, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, and other Members of the I-69 Caucus to move this forward as quickly as possible and to enhance roads throughout the district.
Railways – We have three major railways serving our district – connecting us to all regions of the United States and to Mexico. As with highways and ports, railways are important to our region’s economic prosperity and create new opportunities for factories and businesses in our community to grow and create more high-paying jobs.
Pipelines – Pipelines crisscross the 27th district, bringing oil and gas from across Texas to feed the refineries, petrochemical factories, and export terminals in our region. These pipelines are the lifeblood of much of our economy. Pipeline safety is important for everyone and industry standards have evolved to achieve advanced safety. With these strides made, it is important that the current Administration recognizes the necessity of pipelines for securing energy independence.