The Representative of the 36th Congressional District Steve Stockman Friday formally opened an office in Orange.

Stockman represents an area from Newton County all the way to Pasadena in east Harris County.His new office is on Green Avenue across the street from Lamar State College-Orange.

The Republican congressman says he's proud that he and colleagues have been able to block proposed tax increases during his first 100 days in office.

Stockman has invited Colt, Beretta and other gun manufacturers to bring jobs to the area.

Stockman also has offices in Cleveland and Pasadena.