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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Press Releases

November 23, 2015 Press Release

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.

October 28, 2015 Press Release

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.

October 28, 2015 Press Release

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.

October 27, 2015 Press Release

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.

October 6, 2015 Press Release

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:

September 29, 2015 Press Release
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.

September 28, 2015 Press Release

HOUSTON – Congressman Gene Green invites Houston-area students and parents to his Paying for College Workshop on Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin High School. 

September 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a mark-up of H.R. 702, which would lift the nearly 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports. Several amendments were adopted in Committee, including Rep. Gene Green’s (D-TX) Savings Provision.

September 15, 2015 Press Release
El Centro de Corazon, Houston Community Health Centers Inc. and Pasadena Health Center awarded HHS grant for expanded health care services

HOUSTON – Congressman Gene Green announces new grant awards from the Department of Health and Human Services for three Community Health Centers in the 29th Congressional District of Texas: El Centro de Corazon, Houston Community Health Centers Inc., and Pasadena Health Center.

September 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) announced his decision to vote against the Iran Nuclear Agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He released the following statement:

“After weeks of careful consideration, input from constituents, and reading the agreement, I have decided not to support it.