Cures Act passed in House with overwhelming majority, goes on to Senate
WASHINGTON – On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 344-77 in favor of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act. This landmark bill is the product of more than a year of bipartisan collaboration of the Administration and stakeholders, and as a result, it is supported by more than 370 patient groups, physician groups, and research institutions from across the country.
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. The bill was passed in a partisan vote of 218-213. Congressman Gene Green released the following statement:
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Representatives Gene Green (D-TX), Pete Olson (R-TX), Brian Babin (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2923, the Maritime and Energy Workforce Technical Training Enhancement Act, which would create two new grant programs through the Department of Energy (DOE) to help train workers in the maritime and energy sectors.
HOUSTON— On Saturday, July 11th, Congressman Gene Green is hosting the North Channel Area Community Clean-up from 8 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The event will commence at the East Freeway Houston Police Department Storefront where Congressman Green will deliver remarks at 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States released its long-awaited decision for King v. Burwell. Petitioners of the court case challenged the availability of tax credits for people who purchase health insurance on a marketplace created by the federal government.
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Rep. Gene Green (TX-29) stood before the House of Representatives to support H.R. 2576, the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Act and called on other Representatives to do the same. TSCA reform has been an ongoing bipartisan effort since the 113th Congress.
WASHINGTON – On Friday the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015. Members voted divisively, putting a halt to TPA in the House of Representatives. Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) voted no on all provisions, standing firmly against the bill, which would give the office of the President Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for three years. Rep.
Bipartisan bill allows low volume car manufacturers to produce replica vehicles
WASHINGTON– U.S. Reps. Gene Green (D-TX) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) introduced a bill that supports manufacturing jobs and skilled labor in the U.S. automotive industry. The H.R.
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their progress report on the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. The study found no correlation between hydraulic fracturing and water contamination. Congressman Gene Green released the following statement in response: