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Washington, D.C. – Last week, Representative Marc Veasey (TX-33), spearheaded the introduction of the Fossil Energy Research and Development Act of 2019 (H.R. 3607) with Representatives David Schweikert (AZ-06), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Conor Lamb (PA-17). The bill continues to reauthorize research activities in the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and set priorities for the next generation of clean energy technologies that will help the energy industry continue to flourish in our country.
Washington, D.C. – As part of an effort to increase efficient natural gas production and reduce environmental harm, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), introduced bipartisan legislation to spur innovation in methane leak detection and mitigation technologies.
The reaction among Texas leaders to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement largely fell along partisan lines.
Trump declared Thursday that he was withdrawing the United States from the landmark agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad.
U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth:
A continued government role in oil and gas research and development drew bipartisan support at a May 3 hearing of the US House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee. But Democrats and Republicans disagreed about the scope and direction of US Department of Energy programs that they were defending.
Members generally agreed with witnesses at the hearing that well-funded, early-stage government energy R&D programs can help produce energy technology breakthroughs, even when they are not apparent at the outset.
CAN WE CAUCUS? Texas Rep. Marc Veasey circulated a “dear colleague” letter Tuesday seeking new members for the bipartisan Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery Caucus. “The United States can become a global leader in the deployment of carbon capture technologies and the expansion of infrastructure to support these projects,” the letter states.