As the Vice-Chair of the Energy Subcommittee and a member of the Environment Subcommittee on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I am working to promote our nation's path to energy independence and security. Our district is a critical center for oil, gas and petrochemical refining, and produces 60 percent of our nation's jet fuel. In fact refineries along th Sabine-Neches Waterway produce nearly 13 percent of all gasoline east of the Rocky Mountains.
When it comes to our energy sector, the sky is truly the limit. If we can get rid of the restrictions that hamper our energy producers and truly commit to promoting energy, this industry could truly drive our economy for the next century and beyond. We are sitting on an abundant amount of natural resources, just waiting for us to tap into it. The potential workforce is available and all we need to do is put it to use. All that stands between us, a booming economy and energy security and independence is the President’s commitment to the tax-and-spend, big government policies of the past that have shackled our economy at a time when it needs to be unleashed the most.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the President had the opportunity to sign a bill into law that would create American jobs by finally allowing construction to begin on the Keystone XL Pipeline. The pipeline would transport heavy crude to be processed in various refineries located in Illinois and Texas.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 5682). The measure passed by a vote of 252 to 161 and now goes to the Senate for a vote. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Obama reacted to the 2014 midterm election results and spoke with the press about his priorities for the remaining time of the 113th Congress. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) introduced H.R. 5665, the Clear the Air with Congress Act of 2014. This legislation would simply require that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report to Congress on the impact of any new ozone regulations, as well as the data used to reach its conclusions, before it can propose such a regulation. It will also require that before the regulation can take effect, Congress would have to pass a law to implement it.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on an energy package – The American Energy Solutions Act (H.R. 2), which passed by a vote of 226 to 191. The House also voted on a jobs package – The Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4), which passed by a vote of 253 to 163.
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the United States House of Representatives voted on the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 (H.R. 5078) which prohibits the Army Corps and the EPA from developing, finalizing, adopting, implementing, applying, administering, or enforcing their proposed rule expanding their authority over “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The legislation passed by a vote of 262 to 152. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood), a co-sponsor, voted for the bill and made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – This week marks “Energy Week” in the United States House of Representatives. Today, the House passed the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act (H.R. 6) by a vote of 266 to 150, and now heads to the Senate. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement: