Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Press Releases

July 8, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today issued the following statement of support to the Atlantis crew STS-135 for a successful launch to the International Space Station:

June 29, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today issued the following statement requesting a full accounting from the Houston National Cemetery regarding reports of censorship in the use of prayer and the word God during funeral services:

June 17, 2011 Press Release

Sugar Land, TX – Rep. Pete Olson recognized Brittany Seay, a senior at Pasadena Memorial High School, for her winning submission to the annual Congressional Art Contest. Her piece entitled “The Beginning”  features a detailed colored pencil drawing of a young girl and her horse. Olson congratulated Brittany and her family at a special meeting in his office.

May 5, 2011 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today voted to increase U.S. domestic U.S. energy production by requiring the Secretary of the Interior to move forward with offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Virginia that were delayed or canceled by the Obama Administration.  The bill, H.R.

May 4, 2011 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) is joining with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) to announce the creation of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT).

April 29, 2011 Press Release

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Today, Congressional EPA Task Force membersRep. Joe Barton (TX-6), Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02), Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22), Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-8) visited the Houston Ship Channel to learn about the latest efforts to improve the environment and air quality in the Houston area.

April 27, 2011 Press Release

Rep.  Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) applauded The Boeing Company in Houston for recently receiving a $92.3 million NASA award for the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) program.  The CCDev2 program is an effort targeted to continuing research and development of U.S.

April 14, 2011 Press Release

Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02)and Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) were joined by other members of the Texas Delegation in sending a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden requesting an explanation for why he is sending a retired shuttle orbiter to New York City instead of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

April 13, 2011 Press Release

Rep.  Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today voted to repeal a multi-billion dollar slush fund contained in last year’s massive health care bill, also known as Obamacare.  The House voted 236-183 to eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund, a ten year $17.75 billion account (FY2012-2021) administered solely at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

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