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Congressman Al Green

On January 4, 2007 U.S. Representative Al Green took the oath of office to serve the people of Texas’ 9th Congressional District and began his second term in the United States House of Representatives. As a veteran civil rights advocate, he has dedicated his life to fighting for those in society whose voices, too often, are not heard.

Congressman Green’s chief legislative priority for the 110th Congress is creating a Federal Living Wage. As the Democratic Whip for Region 6 and one of the newest members of the Committee on Homeland Security, Green is dedicated to increasing U.S. port and border security and reducing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. He also serves on the Financial Services Committee where he continues his fight to eliminate insurance, housing and lender practices that have historically victimized low and moderate income communities. Additionally, Congressman Green remains committed to increasing the levels affordable housing and ensuring that every American realizes the dream of homeownership.

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Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz (Press Secretary)
Office Phone: (713) 383 9234 Ext. 111
Cell Phone: (832) 606 5869

Congressmen Al Green and Mike Michaud Reintroduce Bills Targeting Veteran Homelessness in the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Al Green (TX-09) and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Congressman Mike Michaud (ME-02), reintroduced two bills that would impact homelessness among veterans: H.R. 384, the Homes for Heroes Act of 2013, and H.R. 385, the Housing Assistance for Veterans Act of 2013 (HAVEN Act), in the House of Representatives

Congressman Al Green Introduces The Housing Fairness Act of 2013 and the Original Living...

January 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- During the week of January 14, 2013, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) introduced two bills: the Veterans, Women, Families with Children, Race, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2013, also known as the Housing Fairness Act of 2013, as well as the Original Living American Wage (LAW) Act of 2013 in the House of Representatives

Congressman Al Green Sends Letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development as...

November 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- On November 21, 2012, Congressman Al Green sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as to the Department of Justice (DOJ) calling to their attention an invidious message, which referenced young African Americans, posted on the property of an apartment complex, located in the Ninth Congressional District. Congressman Al Green asked the agencies to take whatever action they deemed appropriate.

Congressman Al Green and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Organize Homeless Veterans...

Houston, TX - April 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09), in conjunction with the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, hosted an event for Houston’s homeless veterans. Attendees were provided with information about VA services and enjoyed live entertainment, games, as well as children’s activities.

Congressman Al Green Holds Press Conference on the Texas Voter ID Law

February 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama)Congressman Al Green will have knowledgeable experts taking part in this event to answer questions from the community regarding this law.

Housing Subcommittee Unanimously Approves Congressman Al Green’s Homes for Heroes Act.

Washington, DC - December 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- This week, the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity passed H.R. 3298, the Homes for Heroes Act. The bill establishes a Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs and an annual report on veterans’ homelessness. Congressman Al Green (TX-09) introduced the Homes for Heroes Act with Congressman Michael Grimm (NY-13) on November 1, 2011

Congressman Al Green Hosts Town Hall Meeting on the New Texas Voter ID...

Houston, TX - November 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) hosted a town hall meeting in Houston to inform the residents of the Ninth Congressional District about the new requirements established by the Texas Voter Identification Act of 2011.

Congressman Al Green Holds Press Conference on the Texas Voter ID Law

November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) - Press conference to discuss the requirements of the Texas Voter Identification Act of 2011. After the press conference, the Congressman will host a town hall meeting

House Financial Services Committee Approves Green Amendment Targeting Runaway Executive Pay at Fannie Mae...

Washington (DC) - November 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee approved an amendment sponsored by Congressman Al Green (TX-09) that would target executive compensation abuses at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by requiring that the pay of their senior executives be similar to that of other federal banking regulators.

Congressman Al Green Fights to Keep Funding for Housing Counseling and Homeless Veterans Assistance

Washington, DC - April 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- This week, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) introduced two amendments which focus on housing counseling and the Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (H.R. 1473).

Congressman Al Green receives highest recognition from distinguished veterans group due to his work...

Houston,TX - October 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Al Green (TX-09) has received an A+ grade from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), one of our nation's most important veterans' organizations. Congressman Al Green was awarded the organization's highest honor because of his voting record on veterans' issues in the 111th Congress.

Congressman Al Green Announces Federal Grants to Help Houston and Harris County to Counteract...

Washington, D.C. - September 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) announced that the City of Houston and Harris County have been awarded significant funding as part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), which is coordinated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Congressman Al Green and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Get First Hand Look at the...

Houston, TX - August 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Al Green (TX-09) accompanied Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Shaun Donovan, as he visited Houston to take a first-hand look at the successful results of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) in the fourth largest city in the United States.

Congressman Al Green Discusses His Top Legislative Projects For the Rest of 2010

August 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Tuesday, August 3rd, Congressman Al Green (Texas 9th Congressional District) will visit KCOH Radio-1430 AM to talk about his top priorities for the rest of the 111th Congress. The Congressman will take phone calls from the audience and invites Houston’s media outlets to participate in the segment

HUD SECRETARY DONOVAN, CONGRESMAN AL GREEN AND CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE TO VISIT RECOVERY...

HOUSTON, TX - July 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the Obama Administration’s “Recovery Summer” initiative, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan will travel to Houston, TX on Monday, August 2 to tour Kennedy Park Place, a new affordable housing redevelopment that is currently under construction using $7.8 million in HUD Recovery Act funds.

Congressman Al Green Continues Fight to End Housing Discrimination

Washington (DC) - July 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Yesterday, Congressman Al Green’s (TX-09) “Veterans, Women, Families with Children, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2010” (H.R. 476) moved forward in Congress after being approved in a mark up session held by the House Committee on Financial Services. The bill has now been favorably approved and reported out of Committee.

Congressman Al Green Supports Passage of The Flood Insurance Reform Priorities Act

Washington, DC - July 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Al Green (TX-09) voted to support the Flood Insurance Reform Priorities Act of 2010 (H.R. 5114), which passed the House by a vote of 329-90. Congressman Al Green is a co-sponsor of the bill, which amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program through 2015.

Congressman Al Green’s Housing Fairness Act Successfully Moves Forward in Congress

Washington, DC - May 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Al Green’s (TX-09) “Veterans, Women, Families with Children, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2010” (H.R. 476) was unanimously voted out of the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity and forwarded to the Committee on Financial Services with a favorable recommendation.

Congressman Al Green secures funding for Rebuilding Together – Houston Veterans Housing Program

HOUSTON, TX - May 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last month, Rebuilding Together - Houston, a leader in preserving affordable housing for low-income homeowners, announced that it will be receiving a $400,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), specifically designated for Rebuilding Together – Houston’s Veterans Housing program

Congressman Al Green Helps Taxpayers File for Earned Income Tax Credit

EITC is a useful resource for low to moderate income working individuals and families Houston, TX - March 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) sponsored and organized two town hall meetings to inform tax filers about the Earned Income Tax Credit, also known as EITC. Attendees met with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representatives and tax preparation specialists who assisted them with filing their 2009 tax returns.

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