Catching Up With Crenshaw

December 8, 2019

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Dan Creshaw U.S. Congressman for the 2nd District of Texas
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Congressman Crenshaw here, checking in after another week in Washington following a week at home in Houston for Thanksgiving. Below are a few highlights from the last two weeks, including two field hearings – one about clean energy and one about securing our border – as well as news regarding federal funding that will help address recurring flooding of Kingwood High School.

Lastly, I’ve highlighted my latest Here’s the Truth video with Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas’ Fourth District. Rep. Ratcliffe sits on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees and provides some much-needed clarity about the latest impeachment drama.

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taking legislative work on the road

Before Thanksgiving, I attended a House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee hearing in Houston to discuss the importance of harnessing American innovation to pave the way for clean energy solutions, like carbon capture.  It was great to be back in the community to discuss this pressing issue with the bipartisan Houston delegation.

For a recap of the hearing, click on the image or click here.

In addition to attending a hearing in Houston, I went out west to the Santa Teresa Port of Entry outside of El Paso, Texas, for a House Homeland Security Committee field hearing about port security. The visit provided members with a firsthand look at the screening process at ports of entry and exemplified how important it is that the process is safe and effective.

Ensuring our border is secure is one of my biggest priorities, which is why I'm on a bill with fellow Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Torres Small (NM-02) that aims to improve border security through advanced detection technology, such as non-intrusive inspection (NII) systems, in order to shorten the amount of time it takes for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to screen a vehicle before it enters the United States. As the frontlines of defense against terrorism and traffickers trying to enter our country, CBP’s job is incredibly important. That’s why we’re focused on helping CBP do its job and recruit more staff. In addition to implementing improved technology, we are also trying to make the hiring process at CBP easier through the Anti-Border Corruption Act, which would allow CBP to waive the polygraph test for a narrow set of applicants who are veterans and state, local and federal law enforcement officers.

When it comes to securing the border, safety and efficiency are vital to an effective screening process. I'm grateful for the opportunity to visit a port of entry and to hear from people on the ground about ways Congress can help maintain safety and security at our ports of entry.
federal funds coming to kingwood high school
I’m happy to announce that Humble Independent School District (ISD) is receiving a $25 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help protect Kingwood High School from future flooding. The money is much needed and will be put to good use addressing Kingwood High School’s recurring flood problem by making its infrastructure more resilient to future weather-related disasters.

Investing in infrastructure improvements, like Kingwood High, should be an example to other Houston communities that have also endured repetitive losses due to flooding.

texas supports usmca
This week I attended a press conference with other members of the Texas delegation expressing support for USMCA and urging Speaker Pelosi to bring it to a vote before the end of the year.

USMCA is a win for Texas jobs, Texas businesses and the Texas economy. Passing this deal will further solidify Texas as an economic leader in the country and North America and, most importantly, will benefit Texans and their communities. 

As I said at the press conference, there are no downsides to passing USMCA, only upsides. 

here's the truth on impeachment

Let’s face it, impeachment is confusing. That’s why I invited Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX-04) to join me on the latest Here’s the Truth video to discuss the process, the terms used, and the lack of an actual case from Democrats to impeach the president.

To watch the full video, click the image below or click here.

Office Locations
Office Locations
413 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6565
1849 Kingwood Dr
Suite 100
Kingwood, TX 77339
Phone: (713) 860-1330
9720 Cypresswood Drive
Suite 206
Houston, Texas 77070
Phone: (281) 640-7720
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