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  • Weber Applauds Next Step Toward Versatile Test Reactor
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    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 last Congress. “After four years of bipartisan and bicameral efforts, my bill, the Nuclear Energy Innovation ... Read more

  • Smith, Weber, Babin: Electric grid resiliency - the update America needs
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    This article was published in the online edition of the Houston Chronicle on October 2, 2017. We live in an electrified world. Energy delivered through our electric grid powers heating, cooling, lighting, computer systems, internet servers and security measures across the country. Today, the grid is threatened by cyber threats and physical disruptions from natural disasters, including hurricanes. Lawmakers frequently reference these threats to our power system, as well as the technological solut... Read more

  • The Facts: Bill clears way for Port Freeport to deepen channel
    Posted in In the News on June 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Economy, Energy

    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. Read more

  • ABC 13 Houston: Water underneath the bridge? Congress strikes rare compromise on water bill.
    Posted in In the News on June 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Economy, Energy

    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." Read more

  • Port Arthur News: Waterway project clears Senate, heads to president
    Posted in In the News on May 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Economy, Energy

    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 President will see the great potential of WRRDA and swiftly sign it into law,” U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood... Read more

  • Port Arthur News: Water bill passes House
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Economy, Energy

    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. Read more

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