More on Congressional Issues
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Republicans held a morning conference to discuss the border crisis. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) shares his reaction to the meeting and hope for a plan to respond to the crisis:
“At the House Republican conference this morning, we discussed a variety of ideas on how to handle the border crisis. It is very important that we put America first and turn the tap off. There are six tenants I would like to see in the plan that will be announced by House leadership next week:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood), along with the entire Texas Republican delegation, sent a letter to President Obama imploring him to address the crisis on the border.
In the letter, Texas members urged the President to take five actions in an effort to stem the tide of illegal entry into the United States:
Washington, D.C. – Over the past weekend, Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) traveled down to McAllen, Texas to tour the border with various officials and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Congressman Weber made the following statement regarding his trip:
“On Thursday, I traveled down to McAllen, where I then spent the weekend touring the border with fellow Congressman Louie Gohmert, Senator Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, Dana Loesch and various Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) officials.
The current crisis at the border is unparalleled in our history. Every day hundreds, if not thousands, of unaccompanied migrant children cross our southern border. Over 50,000 have crossed the border so far this year. The tide shows no sign of stopping with the Department of Homeland Security projecting a total of 100,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border for the fiscal year on September 30. Texas, my home state, has borne the brunt of this flood of immigration, having detained over 37,000 illegal immigrants since the year began.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) today introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014. The legislation would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending all U.S. foreign aid to these Central American nations until Congress determines sufficient action is taken to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens.
Washington, D.C. – Today, in a 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that privately-held companies, with religious owners cannot be mandated to provide contraception coverage. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement: