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 — U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14), chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology (SST) Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, delivered the following opening statement today during the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing entitled "Risky Business: The DOE Loan Guarantee Program.”
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood), Energy Subcommittee Chairman, spoke on the House Floor in support of H.R. 589, The Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act. This important legislation provides the Department of Energy with policy direction on basic science research, nuclear energy R&D, and research coordination and priorities, as well as important reforms to streamline national lab management.
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) named Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) to serve on a bipartisan conference committee tasked to resolve differences between the House and Senate over final energy legislation. Congressman Weber released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (H.R. 4084), a bipartisan bill to support federal research and development (R&D) and stimulate private investment in advanced nuclear reactor technologies in the United States. The bill was introduced by Energy Subcommittee Chairman Randy Weber (R-Texas) along with Full Committee Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas).
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final regulation that lowers our national ground-level ozone standard to 70 parts per billion. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) regularly challenges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their costly regulations. This week, the Congressman offered an amendment to the Interior and EPA appropriations bill that would require the EPA to follow the law and conduct ongoing evaluations of how the agency’s regulations impact American jobs. This amendment passed by voice vote on Wednesday night.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has greatly expanded its authority over our economy since 2009, resulting in an increase in regulations that add to an uncertain business climate and chill investment in critical sectors. As Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee and member of the Environment Subcommittee on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, I have made it my priority to rein in the EPA from promulgating rules and regulations that impede our industry’s competitiveness and ultimately hurt hard-working Americans.