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


Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of...

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.


HUD-Assisted Residents in Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells Counties May be...

Survivors in Hidalgo, Cameron or Jim Wells County that were impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding and were receiving rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prior to the disaster, may be eligible for disaster assistance from FEMA.