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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Press Releases

January 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Gene Green (TX-29), the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on reports that the Trump administration has pulled funding for outreach and advertising in the final days of the 2017 Open Enrollment season:

January 12, 2017 Press Release
Continues fight for ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Representative Gene Green (TX-29) was elected to serve as the Ranking Democratic Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health for the 115th Congress. 

January 10, 2017 Press Release
Funding Will Serve More than 1,200 Houston Children Daily

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Gene Green announced that the Harris County Department of Education would receive a $6 million Head Start continuation grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

January 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) released the following statement today after the 115th Congress convened:

December 13, 2016 Press Release
Advancing Medical Innovations and Cures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that will accelerate the pace of medical innovation and deliver cures to patients who desperately need them – the 21st Century Cures Act. This landmark bill co-authored by Rep.

December 7, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Senate joins House to pass sweeping new health bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has taken the final step to send the 21st Century Cures Act to the President’s desk for signature into law. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly today to support legislation which will make huge strides to help Americans find better cures so they can live longer, healthier lives.

December 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) joined Democratic Members of the Judiciary Committee for a forum entitled “The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy” to discuss with a panel of experts and noted scholars whether the Electoral College is in need of reform. Below are Rep. Green’s remarks:

November 17, 2016 Press Release
Calls to Abolish the Electoral College

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, November 17th, Congressman Gene Green will introduce legislation in the House of Representatives to amend the Constitution of the United States to abolish the Electoral College and instead use direct election to decide presidential elections. The resolution is co-sponsored by 16 Members of Congress.

October 20, 2016 Press Release
Broad Coalition Says Dredging is the Only Long-term Option

HOUSTON, TX – On October 20, Congressman Gene Green attended a public meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss and receive comments from the community about the EPA’s proposed cleanup plan for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits.

October 19, 2016 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Congressman Gene Green will attend a public meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, October 20. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and receive comments from the community about the EPA’s proposed cleanup plan for San Jacinto River Waste Pits.