WASHINGTON – On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of its Clean Power Plan to regulate and lower greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The final rule would require plants to put out an average of 32 percent less carbon dioxide by 2030 than they had in the year 2005.
Waterway Safety Improvement Act grants Army Corps more jurisdiction for Port maintenance
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Texas Representatives Gene Green (D-TX-29) and Brian Babin (R-TX-36) introduced the Waterway Safety Improvement Act to enhance navigation and safety in our nation’s ports, including the Port of Houston. This legislation addresses longtime concerns on the Port of Houston waterways with clarifying language and by granting discretionary authority to the U.S.
Architecture of Abundance bill to be considered by full Energy and Commerce Committee in September
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Architecture of Abundance energy package was voted favorably out of the Energy and Power Subcommittee by a voice vote.
WASHINGTON— On Wednesday, Representatives Gene Green (D-TX) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced H. Con. Res. 62, expressing the Sense of Congress that the United States Embassy in Israel should be located in Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Gene Green released the following statement after President Obama announced that a nuclear agreement has been reach with Iran:
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 Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016.
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.