Dear Neighbor,

There have been quite a few events going on in Texas’s Second Congressional District. Here is a look at what I’ve been up to!

 

I met with Humble Mayor Merle Aaron and City Manager Darrell Boeske to get an update on their work in the Humble community. 

 

I was honored to receive a plaque honoring my participation in the Texas Peace Officer’s Memorial from Greater Houston Concerns of Police Survivors President Carol Lane and Trustee Amanda Wass. At the memorial, I was proud to honor Houston’s own HCSO Deputy Darren Goforth, HCSO Officer Tronoski Jones, and HPD Officer Richard Martin whose lives were stolen from us last year.

I joined Mayor Sylvester Turner in groundbreaking ceremony for new United Airlines Technical Operations Center. The center will be the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United Airlines. It will create 200 new jobs at IAH and will add over 200,000 square feet of hangar capacity for wide-body aircraft. The new facility will include a distribution center, administrative offices and a technical service facility for technicians, management, and support personnel.

During the massive floods earlier this year, the Bear Creek community experienced devastating waters that damaged their homes. This week, I gathered an expert panel that included the City of Houston, Harris County Flood Control District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to explain the multiple agencies’ roles in the area and to answer questions from the community. With over 250 attendees, the community expressed their frustration with the complicated web of government jurisdiction and bureaucracy. For a recap of the meeting, click here. I continue to work with all entities involved to help find a solution and prevent this flooding from occurring again. 

I enjoyed speaking with the Greater Northwest Houston Association of Realtors’ recent breakfast meeting and giving an update on my work in Congress and what to expect in the next Congress. 

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GOD and TEXAS,

TED POE
Member of Congress
TEXAS