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SAN ANTONIO - KSAT 12's Mark Austin sat down with Republicans Will Hurd and Lamar Smith as well as Democrats Joaquin Castro and Henry Cueller and asked them what they expect from Donald Trump's inauguration speech and his first 100 days in office. Here's what they had to say:
Rep. Lamar Smith
The 115th Congress officially kicked off on Tuesday in Washington D.C., just three weeks before Donald Trump heads to the nation’s capital.
A few Texas lawmakers says this session will be a “breath of fresh air.” While the congressional session first day tasks were underway most of the lawmakers said this year is going to be different.
Republicans now have the majority in both the House and the Senate. In just a few short weeks Republicans will have control of the White House as well.
As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I am excited about our opportunity to finally deliver comprehensive tax reform that will empower small businesses in Texas and across the country. America's small businesses embody the best of who we are as a nation and the promise of who we can be. They show that through grit and ingenuity, a simple idea can be transformed into a breakthrough product or service that improves countless lives.
The United States has lacked leadership in the areas of national defense, cybersecurity, and border security for too long, creating systemic challenges to the safety of Americans. Additionally, all too often, politicians are out of reach and out of touch with those they represent.
But my momma always told me, you are either part of the problem or you are part of the solution. So I ran for Congress.
Fort Stockton, TX—For his outstanding representation of the West Texas agriculture industry, U.S. Representative Will Hurd was presented with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award at the Pecos-Reeves Farm Bureau annual meeting.
Washington, DC – After requests to the President to fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen went unanswered, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined 22 members of the Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs to condemn and censure Koskinen for actions unbefitting of an Officer of the United States.
Castroville small business owner, Lori Krieger, recently shared a thought with me via Twitter – “When you buy from a small business, you’re not helping a CEO buy a 3rd holiday home. You’re helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy his team jersey, moms & dads put food on the table.”
It all started with chutney. Lori Krieger, from Castroville, Texas, was a busy mom of three who was working full-time in marketing for a San Antonio law firm. Though already on the path to success in her corporate job, Lori was dissatisfied with the lack of time she had to spend with her family. “I never saw my kids. Every night was homework, dinner, brush teeth and then bed. I was miserable. There was no time to just cherish them as my babies.”
Washington, DC—In anticipation of the President’s last State of the Union Address, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement: