Texas and my home city San Antonio have felt firsthand the positive impact of strong economic and cultural relations with Japan. Japan is a leader in foreign direct investment in Texas, and Japanese businesses support thousands of San Antonio jobs. This past week I was in Japan, where I had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S.
Yesterday I had a good meeting with JBSA Lackland’s 37th Training Wing about a variety of issues affecting the base, including military funding, community partnerships, and construction projects.
Today I presented two impressive San Antonio students with Congressional Award Medals. I’m proud of their service to the San Antonio community and I look forward to seeing their continued success.
Yesterday I met with a group of San Antonians who work for GE Healthcare. We discussed how crucial the Ex-Im Bank is for U.S. businesses, large and small.
This morning the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with Secretary Clinton to lay out our priorities for growing America’s economy and achieving much-needed comprehensive immigration reform.
Had the pleasure of meeting with a San Antonio student who is in Washington for the Running Start Young Women’s Political Leadership Program. She has a bright future and I look forward to seeing her in elected office one day.
This morning I met with the Congressional Study Group on Europe and members of Germany’s parliament to discuss pressing issues in the European Union.
This morning I joined the Institute for Higher Education Policy and Texas Guaranteed to discuss the importance of making higher education in America affordable and accessible for our students.
I’m glad I had a chance to speak with Admiral Dennis Blair of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA about the importance of the U.S.-Japan economic and security relationship.
I’m proud of these Stevenson Middle School students who are competing in the National History Day contest. Glad they had time to stop by my office!