Energy and Environment
With our country’s demand for energy growing rapidly each day, it is important to both meet that demand and protect our environment. We must responsibly meet our energy demands and protect our planet for future generations.
It is important to invest in and utilize renewable sources such as solar energy, wind, and hydropower to fill our country’s energy needs. While our ability to harness these resources has advanced greatly in the past decade, renewable energy sources still only make up a small percentage of America’s overall energy supply. Our national goal should be to expand the use of these resources so we can one day have a carbon-neutral energy supply. We must also face the reality that America is still in need of fossil fuels today.
The state of Texas is leading our country in energy production. As a Member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, I sit on the Energy Subcommittee where I’m working to encourage energy research and development to increase production from all sources, strengthen our nation’s energy independence, and lower energy production costs for families and businesses. Energy is an important issue and I believe Texas should continue serving as our nation’s energy capital.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after voting in favor of S. 612 – Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, a conference report that authorizes various water infrastructure projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
Dallas / Fort Worth, TX - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced $16 million in new Zika funding would be distributed to 40 states and territories with $720,000 in new funding dedicated to the state of Texas:
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget for fiscal year 2017 did not find a welcome reception from Texas Republicans, who denounced a proposed $10-a-barrel tax on oil that would fund clean-energy transportation projects.
I hit the ground running when Congress returned for the second session of the 114th Congress. January proved another busy month in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and in Washington, D.C. Take a moment to see how I spent the month fighting for women’s reproductive healthcare, hosting Gloria Fuentes, a CD33 business owner, for this year’s State of the Union address, and recognizing the talented students who won this year’s Congressional App Challenge.
Four of the 20 Texan co-sponsors are Democrats, including Fort Worth Rep. Marc Veasey, who said the bill will have an outsized impact on Texas.
“This bipartisan bill grows our Texas and national economy while simultaneously positioning the United States as a global supplier of energy,” said Veasey in a statement. “Texas is leading our country in energy production and we should be working towards strengthening our nation’s energy independence and lowering costs at the pump for our families and businesses.”
A handful of Texas Democrats backed Barton's push: U.S. Reps. Ruben Hinojosa of Edinburg, Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, Marc Veasey of Fort Worth and Filemon Vela of Brownsville.
"I wish that he wouldn't veto the bill, but we'll have to wait to see what happens," Veasey said of Obama's threat. "Energy security is very important."
Two noteworthy Democrats, however, did not support the repeal.