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WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Monday welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to the Port of Houston and challenged the Obama administration to approve billions of dollars in new infrastructure currently blocked by the Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday extracted a promise from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to take immediate action on permits to expand refineries and export facilities in Southeast Texas.
“The EPA has a history of making promises they have no intention to honor, so I’ll work to hold her to her word,” said Stockman. “Folks in Southeast Texas are waiting on 13,000 new jobs in and $52 billion in new economic growth that’s being held up by the EPA.”
Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) today sent a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) outlining concerns about the process by which the EPA is attempting to expand its jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Last month, Chairmen Smith and Stewart
Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) today sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raising concerns over a new draft rule to greatly expand the agency’s regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Washington, D.C. - This morning in Stockholm, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released findings from its Working Group I report on climate change. Preceding the release, the Associated Press reported that several nations lobbied the IPCC to include in its report speculative scenarios that could explain the lack of climate change since 1998. Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman voted Friday for the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act (HR 1526,) which pumps new revenues, without tax hikes, into rural schools through timber harvesting.
“Southeast Texas harvests more timber than Oregon. It’s about time the federal government shared that revenue with our local communities and the people who harvest it,” said Stockman. “Our timber, our money. We’re delivering long-term funding for generations of Southeast Texas kids, without raising taxes. I encourage the Senate and President Obama to support it.”
Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it will propose a rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction and solicit public comment on a report on “Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters.”
New proposed regulations from the Obama administration will force power plants to abandon the use of coal, the largest source of the nation’s electricity, resulting in higher utility bills for households and businesses and lost opportunities for responsibly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the National Mining Association (NMA) said today.
Black unemployment spike to 13 percent
Labor force participation rate plunges to 35-year low
Hispanic unemployment higher now than in April
WASHINGTON – On the fifth anniversary of the current fiscal crisis the nation’s economy is getting worse under Barack Obama, according to an objective mathematical measurement of the nation’s economic indicators released Monday by Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36.)