Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in our most recent telephone town hall, and asked questions. Although we weren’t able to get to all the questions, we got through a lot and responded to everyone that left a voicemail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.