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Horse Race

05 Feb 2018

Politico

“At least one Republican got the message in the last quarter: John Culberson of Texas. The Houston-area congressman finished the summer with less cash on hand than two Democrats, but by Christmas, Culberson raised more money than all of his potential opponents.”

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Harvey-Disaster Funding

11 Feb 2018

The Houston Chronicle

“(Thumbs up) Finally! Wonders of wonders, miracles of miracles, Houston actually has a Hurricane Harvey recovery bill. The $90 billion disaster aid package made its way through the Senate after surviving what Politico called "the dumbest shutdown ever" (more on that below). In this political day and age there's only one rational way to celebrate this accomplishment - a parade. We're thinking U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. John Culberson on a tiki-style float down Buffalo Bayou. You know, they actually did stuff like that to celebrate federal funding for the Port of Houston. Culberson worked to transform the White House's F-minus Harvey bill into a passing grade and Cornyn ushered it through the Senate. Now here's the next step: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Mayor Sylvester Turner have requested $200 million in state funds for flood prevention infrastructure.”

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17 Mar 2018

The Houston Chronicle

At one time, members of Congress could earmark spending for specific projects in their districts, but that’s no longer an option. So as committee members worked on a bill appropriating money for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires, U.S. Rep. John Culberson, Houston’s man on the House Appropriations Committee, used tricks he learned in the state legislature to insert some important language. As a result, the finished bill gives priority to areas to that have suffered “multiple disaster declarations in recent years,” a phrase that just happens to describe greater Houston. That crafty wording puts our area at the head of the line for receiving flood control funding from this legislation."

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15 Jan 2018

The Texas Tribune

“The most central U.S. House player in this effort is Culberson, the Republican congressman from west Houston and a nine-term incumbent.
He is Houston’s only member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and has earned quiet praise from some Democrats for a willingness to work across party lines and with members from Florida who are also fighting for disaster funding after their own hurricane damage.”

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26 Jan 2018

The Texas Tribune

U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, who is in a tough fight for re-election this year, slammed Schumer in Houston to the Texas Lyceum group.
"The House has already done our job," he said. "As the senior appropriator from Texas, I was in a great position to make sure the bill that passed the House funded every [federally-approved] flood control project in Harris County."
"I hear he's in Houston this weekend," he said. "I hope when Schumer comes to Houston on Saturday he will come out to visit neighborhoods that have suffered."
Culberson then reminded the group that he was the lone Texas Republican who voted for disaster funding when superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc in Schumer's home state of New York.
"I’m the Texas Republican who voted for the Hurricane Sandy relief bill because I knew we'd be in the same position someday," he added."Just as I was there for his constituents when Sandy hit, I hope he’ll be there for Texans."

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