Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today acted to create American jobs and potentially lower energy costs by voting to lift a Carter-era ban on the export of US crude oil. Since 2008, U.S. oil production has significantly increased and today is the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) yesterday applauded two local Sugar Land kids who raised money to show their support for law enforcement in the wake of the recent shooting of Houston Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth. Sawyer and Simon Bloesch, 9 and 12, recently held a lemonade stand to raise money as a show of support for local law enforcement.
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), cosponsors of the bipartisan and bicameral Clean Air, Strong Economies Act (CASE) today condemned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to issue a sweeping and unrealistic new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The proposal would lower the current U.S.
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today acted to protect the unborn and pro-life advocates by voting against a short-term spending bill. The House passed Senate amendments to H.R. 719 to provide appropriations for current government functions through December 11, 2015. The bill passed by a vote of 277 - 151. Olson voted no.
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today acted to give states the power to determine how Medicaid dollars are allocated. Currently, federal Medicaid funds cannot be used to pay for abortions, but states cannot withhold Medicaid funds from abortion providers if they choose to. The House passed H.R. 3495, the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act, by a vote of 236 to 193.
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement in response to House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement he will retire at the end of October:
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today voted to implement penalties for those who refuse care for babies born alive during an abortion procedure, as well as defund Planned Parenthood while they are being investigated for allegations of harvesting the organs of unborn babies. The House passed H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) voted to reject the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by President Obama and Iranian leaders in a series of votes. Today, by a vote of 162-269, the House rejected H.R. 3461, a bill to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran. A second vote on H.R.
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement in remembrance of the lives we lost on September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012: