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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Issues

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ADAPT Act

The ADAPT Act builds on the success of the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) Act, which was signed into law last year and has already helped to streamline 19 new antibacterial treatments through the FDA.

Affordable Care Act

Providing Texans access to quality and affordable healthcare.
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Agriculture

Meeting the need for food assistance is especially critical for our most vulnerable citizens – pregnant and nursing women, infants, children, and seniors for whom the consequences of hunger and poor nutrition are the most severe.
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Budget/Taxes

With commonsense budgeting, shared responsibility, and a willingness to compromise, I am confident that our nation can find a way to return to a balanced budget.
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Education

America's children are our greatest resource, and federal support for public education is essential to ensuring that our young people can become financially secure and grow into the leaders, innovators, and productive workers of tomorrow. As the spouse of a retired public school teacher, a father and a grandfather, I am a strong supporter of ensuring we have a strong education system.

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Energy

I have always believed that a balanced energy policy must support all domestic sources of energy.
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Environment

As a Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment and Economy Subcommittee, I think it is important to keep the air we breathe and the water we drink clean while not imposing unreasonable burdens that would hurt our economy.
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Foreign Affairs

Protecting the American people is our government’s number one priority. I have been a vocal advocate in Congress of our nation’s efforts to support democracy and human rights around the world.
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Health

Access to health care remains a prominent issue in the 29th District.
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Immigration

Our district is home to one of the largest immigrant populations in the United States. The Northside and Eastside have been the traditional port of entry for immigrants coming to Houston and the greater Gulf Region for nearly a century.

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Jobs/Workforce

One of my top priorities in the House of Representatives is pushing for legislation that will strengthen and protect the American economy and increase our job base.
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Local Issues

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National Security

Protecting the American people is my number one priority in Congress. However, it is important that officials who are charged with protecting the American people do not infringe on our most basic rights, such as the rights to free speech, assembly, and privacy.
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Port of Houston

The Port of Houston is the largest foreign tonnage port and the largest petrochemical port in the country.  In fact, it moves the second largest amount of cargo in the country with 8.5% of our nation’s cargo moving through our port. The commerce that occurs at our port is critical to our nation’s energy and chemical sectors and to our

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Social Security

I support balanced, common sense reforms that will sustain Social Security without jeopardizing our economy or the program as we know it.
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Veterans

Since being elected to Congress in 1992, I have fought to provide veterans with the health benefits they earned.