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Mueller report is clear - no collusion

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Washington, June 3, 2019 | comments

Conroe, Tex. - The ‘Mueller Deniers” are at it again. Special Counsel Robert Mueller made a definitive statement about  his report’s conclusion – no collusion, none, between Russia and the Trump campaign.

When Mueller first released his report, I hoped Democrats would finally drop their obsessive  rush to impeachment and instead try working with Republicans on solving issues important to the American people. However, their reaction to Mueller’s recent comments show they would seemingly chase a stray dog if it led them to impeachment - they’re still dead-set on finding any reason to take this President down. 

It’s time for Democrats to accept the results of the 2016 election and to recognize that no collusion occurred by any American, including President Trump. Congressman Al Green of Houston revealed the truth when he pleaded, “If we don’t impeach him, he will be re-elected.” Throwing the country into a constitutional crisis so your party can win the White House? That’s dangerous to our democracy. The ballot box still matters in America. 

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Momentum is growing in Texas for the modernized free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. Texas is “made for trade” selling $127 billion of Made-in-Texas goods to our neighboring trade partners which supports over 900,000 Texas jobs. Last week I traveled across the district and heard first-hand from folks in every industry – agriculture, energy, manufacturing --just how important USMCA is to them and why Congress should act now to approve the new agreement. 

The President has made it clear that Mexico must do more to stop the humanitarian crisis at the border, and he is serious about taking necessary actions to find a real solution. Mexico is a valued ally and the new tariffs are not yet in affect. There is a window to find common ground and it’s in both countries’ interest to do so. Resolving this issue is essential to the passage of the new USMCA that will benefit workers, farmers, and businesses in both countries.

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Recently the House passed the SECURE Act, a savings reform plan by Ways & Means Chairman Ritchie Neal and myself that helps people save more and earlier for retirement, helps more small businesses offer retirement plans and raises the age to 72 before the government forces you to start spending your savings (my goal is to eliminate the requirement completely). As chairman of the committee, I led these bipartisan reforms successfully through the U.S. House twice last year, but time ran out to send to the President. Now the bill heads to the Senate for consideration. 

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This week I’m hosting our annual Military Academy send-off breakfast for the fantastic young people from District Eight who were offered military academy appointments. This year’s guest speaker is College Park High School alum and recent graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Tyler Mortenson. After four years as a standout player on the Air Force Falcon’s baseball team, Tyler is reporting to Laughlin Air Force Base for pilot training in August. Tyler will have wisdom aplenty to share with the students following in his footsteps, and I wish each and every student the best of luck on their next adventure!

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I’m thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition is Magnolia West High School senior Jake Hall. Jake’s piece, The Final Journey, is a moving tribute to beloved Texan and former President George H.W. Bush. I’m hosting Jake and his family in Washington this month, where his work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Congrats, Jake!

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