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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas


September 9, 2015 Speech

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.J. Res. 64 - Disapproving of the agreement transmitted to Congress by the President on July 19, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran.

April 30, 2015 Speech
Read the Congressman's opening statement at 21st Century Cures Hearing.
April 23, 2015 Speech

Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize Israel, our partner in peace and prosperity, for its 67 years of independence.

On April 14, 1948, just hours before the British Mandate was due to end, Israel’s Founding Fathers and Founding Mothers, led by future David Ben-Gurion declared the birth of the State of Israel in Tel Aviv.

February 11, 2015 Speech
United Steel Workers on strike.
February 11, 2015 Speech
Rep. Gene Green addresses the House of Representatives in support of S.1.
September 18, 2014 Speech

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 2, American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act. H.R. 2 is an affront to the bipartisan work that we’ve done in the Energy and Commerce Committee.

September 16, 2014 Speech

Hi, this is Gene Green, your representative for the 29th District of Texas.

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to our nation.

Hispanic Americans have long been an integral part of our country—from the classroom to the boardroom to the battlefield.

July 23, 2014 Speech

Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a member of the State Medicaid Expansion Caucus, and I call on my colleagues to join us in encouraging States to close the coverage gap by expanding Medicaid.

Texas has the option to accept federal Medicaid funding to provide affordable health insurance to more than 1.4 million uninsured Texans.

January 15, 2014 Speech
Mr. Speaker, it is time that the economic recovery benefit all Americans, not just the fortunate. Too many of our friends and neighbors are being left behind and I call on this chamber to bring up legislation that will increase the minimum wage and renew critical emergency unemployment benefits for those still looking for work.
January 8, 2014 Speech
The War on Poverty, proposed 50 years ago today in this chamber by then-President and fellow Texan, Lyndon Johnson, paved the way towards the enactment of many of our nation’s most popular and significant federal programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and Head Start.