|Dear Neighbor,This week the 115th Congress started. With conservative control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, I am confident that things will be different. As the President-elect has said, it is time to put America first.This week, I reintroduced two bills to strengthen our border security and force foreign countries to repatriate their citizens who are convicted of crimes here in America.
It is always an honor to be sworn in to be your Representative, but this year was even more special for me. I am happy to announce that I am in remission from Leukemia. My fight is not yet over, but the progress that has been made in the last six months has been nothing short of miraculous, thanks to the Good Lord, the experts at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the support and prayers of my family, friends, colleagues, staff and all of you. Since remission does not mean "cancer free", I will continue to receive treatment both in Washington and Houston. After a challenging six months, I am grateful to be able to be here in Washington doing what I love to do: fighting for Texas.
As the year progresses, Congress has a lot of ground to cover. I can't wait to get started.Swearing in for the 115th Congress accompanied by my son Kurt Poe, daughter-in-law Suzy Poe, grandson Jackson Poe, and Speaker Paul Ryan.
GOD and TEXAS,
Member of Congress