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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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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.

Congressman Al Green and Ambassador Raymond Joseph Call for a Sustained Commitment in Haiti

Houston, TX - March 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Al Green (TX-09) and His Excellency Raymond Joseph, Haitian Ambassador to the United States, discussed current conditions and humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti, following January's 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island nation.

Congressman Al Green applauds the Administration’s decision to grant Temporary Protection Status to the...

Washington (DC) - January 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --January 15, 2010- Today Congressman Al Green (TX-09) applauded the Obama Administration after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its decision to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010. This will allow eligible Haitian nationals to continue living and working in the United States for the next 18 months

Congressman Al Green laments the tragedy in Haiti and collaborates in the relief efforts...

Washington (DC) - January 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) expressed his deep condolences to the people of Haiti in the wake of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the capital of Port-Au-Prince on Tuesday. The Congressman also pledged to cooperate with federal and local authorities to assist with the relief efforts they are coordinating.

Congressman Al Green Announces New Job Training Grants to Assist Unemployed Workers in Houston

Washington (DC) - January 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- January 13, 2010 - Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) announced $3.1 million in new grant funding authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to assist unemployed workers in Houston.

Congressman Al Green Praises Passage of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection

Washington, DC - December 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) voted to pass historic legislation that will bring about the biggest changes in financial regulation since the New Deal, by voting in favor of H.R. 4173, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Congressman Al Green Urges Mortgage Servicers to Address the Needs of Minority Borrowers

Washington, DC - December 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today Congressman Al Green (TX-09) called on private mortgage servicers to better address the needs of struggling minority homeowners during a hearing of the House Committee on Financial Services regarding the current foreclosure crisis.

Congressman Al Green supports approval of METRO project to expand Light Rail in Houston

Houston, TX - December 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Al Green (TX-09) expressed his support today for the Federal Transit Administration's decision to approve a project that aims to expand Houston's Light Rail System to different areas of the city

HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE PASSES CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN’S AMENDMENT TO EXPAND THE ‘SECURING THE...

Washington, DC - November 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a unanimous vote, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed this week H.R. 2611, a measure which would authorize the Department of Homeland Security's 'Securing the Cities' (STC) initiative. The bill includes an amendment offered by Congressman Al Green (TX-09) that would expand the scope of the STC program to include at least two additional cities in the program.

U.S. CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN PRAISES PASSAGE OF HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL BY THE...

Washington (DC), November 7, 2009 - Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) commended the passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962) by the U.S. House of Representatives, which was passed by a vote of 220-215.

U.S. Congressman Al Green praises passage of extension of unemployment benefits and tax credit...

Washington (DC) - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate amendments to HR 3548, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act by a vote of 403 to 12.

U.S. CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN SUPPORTS HOUSE RESOLUTIONS EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE...

Washington, DC - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Yesterday Congressman Al Green (TX-09) delivered a statement in the House of Representatives expressing his support for three House Resolutions that convey condolences and solidarity to the people of the Philippines, Samoa, American Samoa and Indonesia, due to the natural disasters that have struck these nations in the past few weeks.

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How to Prevent Accidents and Injuries at the Workplace

According to a study published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry in the past year.