Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on the introduction of his new bill, the Protect our Southwestern States Enforcement (POSSE) Act (H.R. 5905):
“Our nation’s southern border has been left unprotected for far too long. The POSSE Act will direct the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to keep every border patrol station open and fully staffed to effectively halt the flow of illegal aliens, and combat the domestic criminality associated with our current lack of border security. In addition, this legislation would require the completion of effective double layer fencing along the entire southwestern border, which currently has numerous gaps that have allowed for illegal immigrants and potential terrorists to easily cross into the United States. Our nation’s security is my top priority. My legislation will put Americans first by restoring common sense border security on our southern border.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 5631, the Iran Accountability Act of 2016 and H.R. 4992, the United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016:
“Today marks the year anniversary since the Obama Administration failed the American people by making a nuclear deal with Iran. In the House, we took action by passing a package of legislation imposing mandatory sanctions against Iran and those who support Iran’s efforts to export terror and human trafficking, or against those who support the continuation of their ballistic missile program. We also are protecting the global financial system blocking Iran and its banks from accessing U.S. currency. It’s time to hold Iran accountable and well beyond time to put America first.”
The House also passed H.R. 5119, No 2H2O from Iran Act, earlier this week which prohibits taxpayer dollars from being used by a federal department or agency to issue a license to purchase heavy water from Iran.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on the recent politically charged statements from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“Lady Justice is blindfolded to represent objectivity without fear or favor. The recent comments of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg on Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump are the antithesis of Lady Justice and in direct violation for what the highest court in the land stands. Justice Ginsburg’s actions must be met with consequences. I agree with Donald Trump that she should resign.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) named Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) to serve on a bipartisan conference committee tasked to resolve differences between the House and Senate over the National Defense Authorization Act. Congressman Weber released the following statement:
“The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a critical piece of legislation that will help close the readiness gap of our military, provide a much-needed pay increase to the men and women who serve and protect our country, as well as keep dangerous terrorists from being transferred to the United States. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure our military response will be prepared and ready. ”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on FBI Director James Comey’s decision to not recommend charges be leveled against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
“Hillary Clinton lied to the American people, and put our national security and personnel at great risk when she chose convenience over safety. Earlier today, FBI Director James Comey held a press conference calling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton extremely careless with the most secret, top-level, and sensitive national security information. On numerous occasions, Hillary Clinton has pointedly lied to the American people when she denied that she ever sent sensitive materials through her personal server. However, It’s no secret that Clinton sent and received highly sensitive email correspondence here at home and while she was in foreign countries with the highest level of cyber espionage capability. However, after all of this information came to light, Director Comey announces that the FBI will not be going any further with the investigation and that he does not recommend she be charged with a crime. Any other American citizen would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I hope the American people think twice before they elect someone who acts so recklessly.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on the recent decision of the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which upheld the lower court’s decision that the President’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants was unconstitutional:
“The Supreme Court’s ruling reaffirms our Constitution. The laws are written by Congress, not by the President. This SCOTUS decision should be a reminder to the President and his Administration that he must abide by the Constitution and respect the separation of powers that was clearly established by our Founding Fathers.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) named Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) to serve on a bipartisan conference committee tasked to resolve differences between the House and Senate over final energy legislation. Congressman Weber released the following statement:
“I’m humbled to be named to the conference committee that will produce final legislation to modernize our nation’s energy policy while promoting economic growth and job creation. My district is a hub for energy production. I represent thousands of constituents who work in the energy sector, and I have learned a lot from them about how this industry is negatively affected by the government. I will take this knowledge and provide much-needed insight to the conference committee on how we should move forward. This will be the first time in 10 years that Congress may actually pass an overhaul of our outdated energy laws and rid the industry of burdensome regulations and red-tape.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
“The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will help close the readiness gap our military is currently facing by providing much needed funding – ensuring our service members are equipped with the proper tools and resources. This authorization will also streamline the process of procuring the latest technology, and will increase transparency to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent responsibly. The hardworking men and women serving our country will be receiving a much-needed raise that will allow them to provide for their families while they work tirelessly to defend our country. The NDAA will also keep dangerous terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, and prohibit the transferring of GITMO detainees to the United States. Our military readiness is paramount to protecting our nation. I am doing my part to ensure our military response will be prepared and ready.”Read More
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) introduced H.R. 5225, the Corps’ Obligation to Assist in Safeguarding Texas (COAST) Act in the House of Representatives today and made the following statement:
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun a comprehensive feasibility study of the Texas coast called the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study. This critical study will generate the large coastal protection projects necessary to protect our state against the next big storm. However, my constituents have voiced concerns that the current 5.5 year timeline to complete the study is far too long, which is why this legislation and full funding for this effort so important.
The COAST Act will help expedite this study and any potential infrastructure projects that it will support. I will continue my work in the House to actively engage with other Members of Congress on this issue to fully fund this study every year until completion, ensuring that it remains on track without any delays.
Congressman Weber’s introduced legislation is the House companion to Senator John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) legislation, S. 2856, in the Senate.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer’s decision to rule against the Administration in a challenge, made by House Republicans, to a portion of the Affordable Care Act:
“This is a solid victory for the American people. While a step forward towards dismantling this onerous law, we know the fight is not over. The Administration will undoubtedly appeal this decision and continue their fight to keep the President’s health care law in place. It is imperative Members of Congress remain vigilant, and repeal Obamacare once and for all.”
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Congressman Randy Weber is a public servant, proven conservative and successful small business owner representing the 14th District of Texas.
Weber is a member of the Science, Space and Technology committee as well as the House Foreign Affairs committee. He holds leadership roles on both committees: Vice Chair of the Energy subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations subcommittee.
For the past 40 years, Randy Weber has called the Gulf Coast home – a place to start a family and build a business. Although juggling work and family takes great amounts of time and effort, Weber makes time to be an active member of his church and community.
Weber built his air conditioning company, Weber’s Air & Heat, in 1981 from scratch, and grew his business by using, what his grandfather used to call, ‘good old-fashion Texas horse sense and a strong work ethic.’ Like others who have successfully moved from business to public service, it is Weber’s real-world experience in the private sector that underpins his commitment to lower taxes, his contempt for wasteful spending and his firm dedication to better schools.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Weber served four years in the Texas State House. During his tenure, Weber served on the committees of Environmental Regulation, Public Education, and as Vice Chair of Border and Intergovernmental Affairs.
As the Vice Chair of the Energy subcommittee of Science, Space, and Technology, Randy Weber has been a leader in the effort to unleash the energy industry. On May 22, Weber’s first amendment passed the House floor, this amendment incorporates the scientific findings to provide further reason why the Keystone XL Pipeline permits should be approved.
While serving at the Texas House, Randy Weber authored landmark legislation to combat human trafficking and protect women, young girls and boys – some as young as 12 years old. On the House Foreign Affairs committee, Weber is continuing the fight against human trafficking, as well as, co-sponsoring legislation to strengthen our foreign policies and relationship with our allies across the globe.
As a freshman member of Congress, Weber is committed to advocating for America’s job creators and hardworking families. He understands that lower taxes and less government mandates will help relieve taxpayers’ tightened purse strings and allow job creators to cultivate and grow their business in a more stable environment.
Weber has lived in a 20-mile radius for all his life, and has been married to Brenda Weber, a retired schoolteacher, for over 37 years. He is a graduate of Alvin Community College and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Randy and Brenda have three children and six wonderful grandchildren.
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