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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Press Releases

July 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29), the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement today in response to a baby boy born with microcephaly in Harris County, and who is the first Zika-affected infant in Texas:

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June 24, 2016 Press Release
Award provides employment services for formerly incarcerated individuals

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the U.S. Labor Department announced that Houston workforce service provider and non-profit, SER - Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast Inc., would receive a federal grant to implement the Training to Work program.

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June 24, 2016 Press Release
The Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA)

WASHINGTON D.C. - Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) and Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) today introduced HR 5579, the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). This national security bill stops the flow of e-waste to China and other countries that regularly counterfeit electronics.

June 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresista Gene Green publicó las siguientes declaraciones luego de la decisión dividida en el caso Texas vs. Estados Unidos:

June 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision in Texas v. United States:

June 22, 2016 Press Release
A victory for public health, the environment and business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Barack Obama signed into law the first overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act in 40 years - the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This landmark bill passed the House of Representatives on May 24 on a 403-12 vote and it was approved by the Senate on June 7 by voice vote.

June 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Michael Burgess M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at making health care more affordable by promoting greater transparency around the costs of health care services for patients.

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June 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) released the following statement on the mental health bill, H.R.

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June 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, Congressman Gene Green (TX-29), a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the D.C. Circuit’s ruling on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet Rule.

June 14, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation strengthens pipeline safety

WASHINGTON, DC – With last night’s Senate passage of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act (PIPES Act)– bipartisan legislation to strengthen pipeline safety, clarify safety oversight efforts, and provide greater regulatory certainty in the transportation of energy commodities – the four-year reauthorization of the federal pipeline safety progra

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