Last week, the Texas delegation sent a letter to President Obama asking why the president isn’t spending the $589 million in Zika funding that Congress has already provided. We’ve already seen more than 50 Zika cases in Texas, and it is time to take responsible action to combat this crisis rather than playing politics with a public health emergency.
Houston Members Send Letter Regarding Houston Ship Channel Dredging
Representatives Culberson, McCaul, Babin, Weber, Green, Olson, and Poe sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army to raise concerns about Houston Ship Channel dredging.
Culberson Bill Requires Governors’ Consent to Resettle Refugees
Representative John Culberson (TX-07) has introduced the No Resettlement Without Consent Act, which will ensure that governors, not the federal government, have the final say in whether refugees can be placed in a State. H.R. 5804 requires the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to get a governor’s permission before resettling refugees within their State. This bill also prevents the placement of a refugee in a locality if their laws discourage refugee resettlement.
House Sends a Letter to FBI Director Comey Following Recommendation that Clinton Not Face Charges
Over 200 House Republicans sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey following his recommendation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not faces charges for mishandling classified documents. To read full text of the letter, click here.
Culberson Cuts Off Federal Grant Funding to Sanctuary Cities
Today, at the urging of Representative John Culberson (TX-07), the Department of Justice (DOJ) released updated guidelines that disqualify sanctuary cities from receiving DOJ grant money. This policy change is in direct response to Rep. Culberson’s pressure on the Department of Justice since he became Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee on Appropriations.