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Weber Applauds Next Step Toward Versatile Test Reactor

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Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, February 28, 2019, Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the launch of the Versatile Fast Neutron Source, also called the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). This project was authorized by the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act – legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX14) that was signed into law…

The Facts: Bill clears way for Port Freeport to deepen channel

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FREEPORT — President Barack Obama’s signature on a $12.3 billion water resources bill Tuesday is expected to help make Port Freeport’s channel-deepening project a reality. The Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014 reached the president’s desk after the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass the bill earlier this year.

ABC 13 Houston: Water underneath the bridge? Congress strikes rare compromise on water bill.

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A Houston area congressman is praising a rare compromise on Capitol Hill. Representative Randy Weber, a Republican from Texas' 14th district, "Not only is this legislation significant to my district," he said in a press release to Eyewitness News, "but it will play a pivotal role in strengthening our nation's waterway infrastructure."

Port Arthur News: Waterway project clears Senate, heads to president

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A waterway improvement bill has jumped its second hurdle and is now on its way to the president’s desk. “With the Senate passing WRRDA by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 91-7, we are one step closer to the Sabine Neches Channel improvement project being authorized. This project will promote competitiveness, prosperity and economic growth locally and nationally. I hope that the…

Port Arthur News: Water bill passes House

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PORT ARTHUR — A bill that will authorize construction of the Sabine-Neches channel improvement project is one step closer to becoming law. With an overwhelming 412-4 vote, the United States House of Representatives passed the Conference Report for the Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), according to a press release from Rep. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood.