Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Press Releases

November 15, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today joined with several House colleagues to urge President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project in a timely manner. House members reiterated the 120,000 direct and indirect jobs that will be created through development of this pipeline and the benefits of reducing American reliance on Middle East oil.

November 4, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today issued the following statement on the October jobs report that shows the unemployment rate holding at 9%:

October 19, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Almost the entire Texas Congressional delegation (31 of 32 members) sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Wednesday praising the agency’s efforts to revise the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), but saying they hope the changes represent “an ongoing effort” to correct errors in the rule.

October 19, 2011 Press Release

Houston, TX - “ Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) held a meeting on Saturday with his Congressional Youth Advisory Council about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to ensure American remains globally competitive. Olson stressed the significance of the role of STEM in various fields and workforce sectors.

October 12, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) issued the following statement in support of the South Korea, Colombia, and Panama free trade agreements with the United States that passed the House today:

October 11, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today issued the following statement in response to reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have disrupted a plot by elements of Iran's government to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. on American soil:

October 6, 2011 Press Release

          Washington, D.C.– A coalition of Gulf Coast lawmakers in the U.S. House today introduced the RESTORE Act and continued building momentum to secure Macondo spill Clean Water Act fines for coastal states.  The bill was introduced by Rep.

September 30, 2011 Press Release

Clear Lake, TX– Rep. Pete Olson toured Celanese Corporation’s facility in Clear Lake on Wednesday, where he observed operations and chemical production. He held a town hall with employees to discuss the future of their ground-breaking technology for affordable chemical production.

September 21, 2011 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama's speech to the United Nations (UN) regarding a push by Palestinians for a UN Security Council vote for statehood:

September 14, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) issued the following statement in response to today's announcement by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the new Space Launch System (SLS) that was expected almost a year ago:

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