Top Priorities

Transportation and Infrastructure

As a Member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, I understand that infrastructure investment is critical to Texas’ 22nd Congressional District, Texas, and our nation. My work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee gives me the opportunity to focus on numerous issues such as highway development, national security, and flood risk management. Smartly addressing transportation challenges in forward-thinking and innovative ways remains one of the most important issues as our district continues to experience tremendous growth.  I am proud to serve on the Subcommittees on Highways & Transit; Aviation; and Railroads, Pipelines, & Hazardous Materials. For more information on T&I legislation that I have authored or cosponsored, click HERE.


As a former Texas Sheriff, I understand what our law enforcement and Border Patrol Agents need to get their job done. I will strongly advocate for their priorities on the Committee. Under the Chairmanship of my dear friend and colleague, Jim Jordan, we will conduct aggressive oversight of the Biden Administration, including his disastrous border policies, weaponization of the government against the American people, and his own family corruption. I look forward to holding President Biden, Attorney General Garland, Secretary Mayorkas, and their cronies accountable. It’s time to drain the swamp of this administration one subpoena at a time. For more information on Judiciary legislation that I have authored or cosponsored, click HERE.


Having served in law enforcement over the last thirty years, I bring a different perspective to the immigration debate. The stories that I could share of Americans that have been hurt by illegal immigration are horrific. President Biden’s disastrous open-border policies are straining local and state resources left to deal with the consequences of illegal immigration.  This unchecked immigration presents an unprecedented threat to our nation’s health and security. Biden’s ill-conceived immigration policies have allowed untested and COVID-19 positive migrants to enter America and our communities at an unprecedented rate putting them all at serious risk. What’s worse is the fact that migrants are entering this country with incomplete background checks. These policies are dangerous for America. We must get back to putting Americans first by enforcing the rule of law and punishing those who circumvent it. For more information on Immigration legislation that I have authored or cosponsored, click HERE.

National Security

Having been deployed on three combat tours in the U.S. Army, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It is the duty of Congress to provide for the common defense of the United States and ensure that America’s uniformed men and women receive the best support possible to carry out their mission to keep us safe. I am committed to ensuring that our armed forces, intelligence services, and federal law enforcement agencies have the resources they need to be efficient, ready, and lethal in this era of unprecedented threat and uncertainty.  America must face, overcome, and win against these unprecedented threats, uncertainties, and complex operating environments. I am committed to ensuring that America can counter our adversaries in a seamless, efficient, and effective manner by utilizing all of America’s instruments of power and the “whole of government”.     For more information on National Security legislation that I have authored or cosponsored, click HERE.

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