WASHINGTON – On Tuesday the United States Supreme Court announced that it will consider Texas v. United States, a lawsuit against the President’s executive action on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs. Congressman Gene Green released the following response:
HOUSTON – On Friday, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved a request by METRO to use projected cost savings to improve nearby pedestrian areas. The updates will be made in the North and Southeast Corridor of Houston METRO’s Light Rail System.
"This week, the United States Senate moved to consider H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act. The bill was passed out of the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote which included the entire political spectrum. There has been some misinformation about the content of the bill, so I’d like to take a moment and clarify the issue.
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in our most recent telephone town hall, and asked questions. Although we weren’t able to get to all the questions, we got through a lot and responded to everyone that left a voicemail.
HOUSTON – On Saturday, November 21st, Congressman Gene Green was presented the Corazón Latino Award from LULAC Council 4967. The Corazón Latino, unique to the Houston chapter, is awarded annually to a non-Hispanic with outstanding dedication to the Hispanic community. Congressman Green is the second person to ever receive the honor.
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (“Ex-Im Bank”) of the United States. The vote comes four months after the Ex-Im Bank’s charter expired on June 30. The failure to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank has resulted in lost business and job losses for American employers and the national economy.
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3819, the Surface Transportation Extension Act, to temporarily extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through November 20, 2015.
HOUSTON – On Saturday, November 14, Congressman Gene Green will host a Community Health and Wellness Fair at the Moody Park Community Center, beginning at 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON – Monday, the United States and 11 Asia-Pacific countries announced an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The agreement is now subject to Congressional approval. Congressman Gene Green released the following statement in response:
Houston high school recognized for outstanding academic achievements
HOUSTON – Congressman Gene Green congratulates North Houston Early College High School for excelling academically and in turn being recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program in 2015. The North Houston Early College High School, located at 99 Lyerly Street in Houston, is one of 335 schools being recognized this year.