Hurd Votes to Protect Energy Consumers from Executive Overreach

U.S. Representative Will Hurd acted to protect energy consumers today by voting in favor of the Ratepayer Protection Act, which passed the House on a largely partisan vote. This bill will delay, pending a judicial review, the deadline power plants are facing to comply with new carbon dioxide emission rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It also gives states relief from implementing the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan if it’s determined that it will adversely impact prices or the reliability of the state’s electricity grid

Olson Votes to Protect Energy Consumers

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today voted to restore power to the states and court system by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to delay implementation of their new Clean Power Plan. The bill H.R.2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act requires EPA to delay this plan until the courts have completed the judicial review process.

Vela Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation in South Texas Focusing on Transportation and Infrastructure Development

U.S. Representative Filemon Vela, D-Texas, hosted U.S. Representative Bill Shuster, R-Pennsylvania, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure at the Port of Brownsville. Chairman Shuster is participating in a bipartisan transportation and infrastructure congressional delegation visit to South Texas


Rep. Smith Votes to Fund Hurricane Relief

Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide $15 billion in emergency funding for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. The funding bill also extends the National Flood Insurance Program.