Rep. Pete Olson, Vice Chair of the Energy and Power Subcommittee issued the following statement in response to being named a member of a bipartisan conference committee charged with producing final legislation to modernize our energy laws and strengthen our economy:
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement admonishing comments made by Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald regarding long wait lines at the VA:
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced the House passed his bill to name a Sugar Land Post Office after fallen Marine Lance Corporal Garrett Gamble of the 22nd Congressional District of Texas. Gamble was killed on March 11, 2010 while patrolling during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was a 2008 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High in Sugar Land.
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) acted to provide critical funding and support to our military by voting in support of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill authorizes vital funding for the Department of Defense to provide our service men and women the resources they need to defend our nation. This bill passed the House by a vote of 277-147.
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) thanked Dr. Phil for his support for his efforts to curb diabetes in America. At a recent meeting with Dr. Phil and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, the fight to end the diabetes epidemic in America was a top discussion. Olson has introduced H.R. 1192, the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act.
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement of support after a federal district judge ruled in House v. Burwell that the Obama administration unlawfully funded parts of Obamacare without an appropriation from Congress:
Today Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) announced that the House Energy and Power subcommittee acted to move his bill H.R. 4775, Ozone Standards Implementation Act to the next step in the legislative process. The bill would establish a needed balance between clean air standards and economic strength.
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced changes to his staff serving the 22nd Congressional District of Texas. Beginning in June, William (Bill) Zito will serve as Olson’s Chief of Staff. Tyler Nelson, Olson’s current Chief of Staff, will depart to work for Cornerstone Government Affairs splitting his time between Houston, Austin and Washington, DC.
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today congratulated the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The first place winner is Stacy Tao from Clements High School. Her piece will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year.