Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Press Releases

October 1, 2015 Press Release

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.

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September 30, 2015 Press Release

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.

September 29, 2015 Press Release

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.

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September 25, 2015 Press Release

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:

September 18, 2015 Press Release

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.

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September 11, 2015 Press Release

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.

September 11, 2015 Press Release

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:

September 10, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement after the House Energy and Power Subcommittee voted to approve H.R. 702, a bill to lift the ban on crude oil exports:

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September 4, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement chastising the Supreme Court for failing to protect religious liberties in granting a new civil right of same sex marriage:

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September 4, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the retirement of Congressman John Kline (R-MN):

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