Congressman Beto O'Rourke

Representing the 16th District of Texas

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Dec 11, 2014 Vote Explanation

Last night, I voted against the Fiscal Year 2015 Intelligence Authorization bill (H.R. 4681), which went on to pass the House by a 325-100 vote.  It will now be sent to the President for his signature.

Dec 9, 2014 Press Release

Today, the House passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for America’s Veterans Act (H.R. 5059), also known as the SAV Act, to help prevent veteran suicide and raise awareness of mental healthcare for our veterans. Specifically, H.R. 5059 would: 

Dec 4, 2014 Vote Explanation

We should not go to war in an absence of mind. But that is exactly what Congress has done by approving the National Defense Authorization Act today. This bill will continue U.S. military operations in Syria for two more years without debate and without Congressional authorization for the use of force in Syria through a separate, standalone bill.

In The News

Sep 10, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, said Monday he is convinced that U.S. military intervention will not make things better in Syria, or protect U.S. national security.

Sep 9, 2013 In The News

The United States faces a serious and potentially dangerous crossroads as Congress prepares to debate whether to authorize military force in Syria.

Sep 2, 2013 In The News


Jul 29, 2013 In The News

The House is still fumbling around on how its members will tackle immigration reform.


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