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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Press Releases

August 3, 2015 Press Release

 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.

July 29, 2015 Press Release
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.

July 22, 2015 Press Release
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.

July 15, 2015 Press Release

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.

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July 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Gene Green released the following statement after President Obama announced that a nuclear agreement has been reach with Iran:

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July 10, 2015 Press Release
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.

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July 9, 2015 Press Release

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.

July 9, 2015 Press Release

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:

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June 26, 2015 Press Release

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.

  

June 25, 2015 Press Release

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. 

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