Trail to open at Herman Brown Park
HOUSTON – The Houston Parks and Recreation Department was selected as a winner of the national Parks Build Community campaign and awarded a $20,000 grant. Funds will be used to build the Northshore Nature Walk, a half-mile loop connecting neighborhoods on the east side of the park through a forested wildlife area in Hermann Brown Park.
HOUSTON – Congressman Gene Green invites students and families to kick off the new school year with a discussion about children's health and healthcare policy, and free immunizations. Services will be available for school-aged children in the 29th Congressional District at the AAMA Learning Center and M.O. Campbell Educational Center.
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.