Today I met with Texas Department of Transportation Commissioner Bruce Bugg and discussed ways to expand and improve Texas' infrastructure.
Today I discussed Chile and the United States’ economic relationship and shared commitment to democracy with Speaker of the Chilean House of Representatives Marco Antonio NuÃ±ez Lozano and Chile’s Ambassador to the U.S., Juan Gabriel ValdÃ©s.
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) remains committed to reforming broken immigration system, saying that there was "overwhelming support" from the American public to pursue the issue.
What we're doing today, we could've done on September 30th and avoided all of the pain that San Antonio and the country has gone through. The furloughed workers, the closed monuments, all of it could have been avoided. All of this had to do with politics.
After sixteen long days for the 140,000 furloughed Texans and the thousands of Americans affected by the government shutdown, the Senate and the House finally voted to fund the government, get folks back to work, and pay our nation's bills. In the past couple of weeks, the American economy lost $24 billion before partisan politics were put aside.