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  • From Freeport to the World
    Posted in Articles on November 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    This article was published in the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The United States has become the world’s leader in natural gas production. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have lifted US gas production by 73% since 2005. With this flood of new supply, America’s natural gas export boom has come. The challenge is how to export natural gas. The answer: liquified natural gas (LNG). Cool natural gas to −260 °F and it becomes a liquid, inert, and 600 times dens... Read more

  • The NBA is Kowtowing to China
    Posted in Articles on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    This article was published in the Galveston Daily News on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. “Republicans buy sneakers, too” is a line often attributed to Michael Jordan in the 1990s. Jordan’s unwillingness to engage politically is attributed to his desire to protect his wallet. This attitude has been criticized by many activist athletes over the past decade. This change has been so dramatic that many star athletes have based their entire public persona advocating for social change. No star has been m... Read more

  • Trump was right to leave flawed climate pact
    Posted in Articles on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    This article was published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sunday, June 11, 2017. With the amount of attention we give to news cycles and social media news feeds, chances are you have seen the words "Paris Climate Accord" or some variation plenty of times in the last week. In light of the eruption of articles, we must remember, a headline and the first paragraph of an article are not enough to fully explain the implications both of the Accord and of the president's decision to withdraw from it. Read more

  • My battle to halt EPA power grab
    Posted in Articles on February 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    It’s time to ditch the EPA’s regulation to redefine the “waters of the United States”. This is yet another action by the agency to expand the scope of its regulatory reach and is an unprecedented assault on our economy. Congress must rein in the EPA’s powers. On June 29, the EPA announced a final rule that expanded the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act, historically only those defined as “navigable waters”. This regulation breeds confusion by poorly and broadly redefining “navi... Read more

  • The #LastSOTU for President Obama
    Posted in Articles on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr

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  • We have been here before
    Posted in Articles on September 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    On Sunday, the President addressed the United Nations to urge action on the Syrian migrant crisis. European countries have seen a deluge of refugees fleeing Syria because of the oppressive Assad regime and ISIL. To quote the late Yogi Berra, “it’s déjà vu all over again.” We’ve been here before. Syrians fearing persecution have been fleeing for years. Now we are seeing a mass exodus and the entire world clamors. Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2012, there have been roughly 250,000... Read more

  • Trade: Good for Texas, Good for America
    Posted in Articles on June 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    For as large as the American economy is, a staggering 96 percent of the world’s customers reside outside of the United States. Given this number, there are seemingly limitless opportunities to connect American goods and services with people across the globe if only we could tear down the barriers that other countries put in the way. The economic impact on our country would result in more jobs, higher incomes, and greater security. For our trading partners, it would mean improved access to Americ... Read more

  • Weber and Staff Visit Texas District 14
    Posted in Articles on May 14, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • EPA has too much authority
    Posted in Articles on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    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 u... Read more

  • Iran nuclear deal endangers all Americans
    Posted in Articles on April 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    On November 4, 1979, a group of radical religious extremists stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking American citizens and diplomats hostage. For 444 days, 52 Americans were chained, humiliated and tortured. Instead of condemning this horrendous act, the Iranian ruling authority has consistently praised these terrorists as patriots, and commemorated this event as a day of celebration. Sadly, the Obama Administration is anxious to make a deal with this very same radical regime. Instead of stan... Read more

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