Congressman Steve Stockman

Representing the 36th District of Texas

Economy and Jobs

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Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Recently, Congressman Stockman introduced H.R. 4883, the National Rare-Earth Refinery Cooperative Act, in response to China’s growing monopoly on the rare-earth mineral industry. It is the House companion bill to S. 2006, which was introduced in the Senate by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). Since then, this legislation was referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed eight floor amendments to the 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which would block Obama administration environmental initiatives and protect homeowners.

Jun 23, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman released the following statement Monday morning after the United States Supreme Court struck down an EPA plan to regulate carbon dioxide as an unconstitutional expansion of its authority:

The Supreme Court convicted Senate Democrats of conspiring to kill jobs. 

The illegal EPA plan the Court struck down was supported and funded by Senate Democrats as part of their larger plan to downsize the economy.  Senate Democrats were told Obama’s EPA scheme was unlawful and a job killer, and they funded it anyway. 

Jun 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) released the following statement Wednesday:

I first want to thank Eric Cantor for his service as a congressman and Majority Leader.  He is one of the kindest and brightest Members here and it is a privilege to work with him.

I also want to congratulate Dave Brat and grassroots conservatives for this resounding victory.  You are leading the fight to restore our constitutional Republic.

Jun 9, 2014 Press Release

> Job growth drops 33 percent compared to reported April numbers
> Obama has never posted monthly job growth number at or above average recovery
> Number of Americans out of work grows to 36-year high
> Hispanic unemployment grows higher

Jun 2, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) released the following statement Monday morning:

This morning Barack Obama tossed American workers into the gears of Big Green’s destructive lobbying machine.

Obama’s order to power down the nation’s electric plants will jack up utility bills and kill jobs.  It is so destructive he knew not even the Democrat Senate would pass it, so he simply made up his own law.

Only Congress has the authority to enact legislation.  The President cannot declare himself his own personal Congress.

May 27, 2014 Blog Post

Commentary by the American Farm Bureau Federation

EPA claims it is not broadening jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act in its proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule, but a look at the million-plus acres that could be affected by the proposal says otherwise.

May 23, 2014 Blog Post

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing May 20 entitled “Oil and Gas Activities within Our Nation’s National Wildlife Refuge System.” This hearing highlighted the importance of oil and natural gas production occurring in America’s National Wildlife Refuge System and examined the potential effects of increased regulations. A proposed rule by the Obama Administration’s U.S.

May 21, 2014 Blog Post

On Tuesday, the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing about oversight over the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was the only witness before this subcommittee. One of the topics he addressed was net neutrality, an issue that has received much press lately.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) voted Tuesday to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, which provides funding for federal maintenance of ports, harbors and waterways.

“Federal maintenance of ports and harbors dates back to the Constitution’s founding,” said Stockman.  “While there is plenty of unnecessary spending in the bill, it’s a move in the right direction.  It makes important reforms we must pass to get spending under control and it keeps Texas funds in Texas.