May 23, 2021
Standing with Israel and the Jewish Community
It was a tragic week for the Jewish community around the world. Though a ceasefire was declared between Israel and Palestine, the resulting civilian casualties and the destruction of sacred land is heartbreaking.
It has never been more important to stand in solidarity with Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East and the only democracy in the region. Israel is a beacon of freedom in the Arab world – we must defend our important ally.
I am horrified to see Anti-Semitic violence breaking out in our country in the wake of the conflict, as Jewish Americans are being assaulted, terrorized, and threatened in cities across the U.S. These attacks are reprehensible and evil. Targeting a religious group is antithetical to who we are and what we stand for as a free nation. I am calling on all of my colleagues in Congress to stand up and condemn anti-Semitism and all forms prejudice.
Upcoming Town Halls in TX-11
Next week, I will be hosting 4 town halls in Clyde, Coleman, Comanche, and Goldthwaite to hear your opinions and concerns. Below is the information for each of the town halls:
Clyde: Monday, May 24 at 10:00 am at the Clyde Chamber of Commerce.
106 Cedar Street Clyde, Texas 79510
Coleman: Monday, May 24 at 1:30 pm at the Coleman Library
402 S. Commercial Ave. Coleman, TX 76834
Comanche: Tuesday, May 25 at 1:00 pm at the Comanche Chamber of Commerce.
304 S. Austin St. Comanche, TX 76442
Goldthwaite: Tuesday, May 25 at 3:00 pm at the Southside Tavern
1011 Fifth St. Goldthwaite, TX 76844
I look forward to meeting those of you who attend and hearing your thoughts on how I can better represent you in Congress and the 11th District.
Republicans are Ready to Balance the Budget
Last week, I joined the Republican Study Committee in introducing a Republican-alternative plan that will balance the federal budget and cut spending by $14.4 trillion in 10 years, all while reducing taxes on American families by $1.9 trillion.
Democrats have only been in charge for five months and they are already wrecking our economy. Inflation is rising, job growth is stalling, the national debt continues to skyrocket, and House Democrats continue to wrongly pursue trillions in crippling tax hikes that will harm Texas farmers and ranchers, businesses, and families. And all for what?
Our children and grandchildren will be paying the price for these disastrous policies.
The RSC budget serves as a blueprint for conservative governance that will reshape our budget and boost the American economy. The scope of our federal government must be radically decreased, and this is a solution that will benefit all Americans.
Read more about our proposal here.
Fighting to Uphold Sanctions on the Nordstream II Pipeline
President Biden handed Vladimir Putin a direct path to power over the global energy market by loosening sanctions on Russia, allowing the Putin regime to bypass Ukraine in exporting natural gas to Western Europe, and drastically increasing Russia’s power over the continent and the globe as a result.
The Nord Stream II Pipeline will be wielded as a tool of coercion against our allies and partners, threatening security on the continent and abroad. Waiving sanctions puts the United States and our allies at risk. I cannot fathom how it is in our national interest to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have brought over ten thousand jobs to American citizens, and instead help Russia build Nord Stream II.
Last week, I offered an amendment in the House Foreign Affairs Committee markup that would have solidified sanctions on the Nord Stream II pipeline. Although the amendment was not adopted, I received the commitment of a senior Democrat member of the committee to work with Republicans to ensure the malign influence project is not completed.