Randy Weber

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

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2014/10/01


Weber Acts to Protect American Jobs from EPA Agenda

2014/10/01

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) introduced H.R. 5665, the Clear the Air with Congress Act of 2014. This legislation would simply require that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report to Congress on the impact of any new ozone regulations, as well as the data used to reach its conclusions, before it can propose such a regulation. It will also require that before the regulation can take effect, Congress would have to pass a law to implement it. Later this year, the EPA is widely expected to propose a costly new regulation to lower the current ozone standard from 75 parts per billion to as low as 60. “The EPA’s proposal would put nearly the entire country out of compliance, and raise costs for job creators across Texas. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, this regulation would increase energy costs for Texas families and reduce family incomes in an amount equal to 182,000 lost jobs to our state. Our state has done a good job balancing the need for a clean environment and a growing economy. The time has come that the EPA adopt that same approach. Because ozone can be naturally occurring and can travel here from other countries, many communities will never be able to comply. The EPA must be held accountable as it proposes standards that negatively impact livelihoods and are impossible to achieve. This legislation is a simple and straightforward message to the EPA that government bureaucrats cannot propose costly new regulations without any accountability from the American people.” Original co-sponsors of this legislation include: Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-22), Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-32), Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08), Rep. John Carter (TX-31), and Rep. Sam Johnson (TX-03). To read the full bill text click here. ### Read More

Weber Receives Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award

2014/10/01

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced which Members of Congress received the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the list with a 93-percent rating. “The things that make America great, are the things that America makes,” said Representative Weber. “Our manufacturing industry is vital in creating jobs and helping grow our economy. It is important that Congress champion policies that will allow the industry to compete globally and improve standards for manufacturing workers. I am proud to stand with our manufacturers and will continue to be an advocate so we can develop a modern workforce.” To learn more about the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence please visit, www.nam.org. Read More

Weber votes for jobs and energy independence

2014/09/18

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on an energy package – The American Energy Solutions Act (H.R. 2), which passed by a vote of 226 to 191. The House also voted on a jobs package – The Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4), which passed by a vote of 253 to 163. “Once again the House has acted on meaningful legislation that will help create jobs, and strengthen our country’s energy infrastructure,” said Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood). “I remain committed to working with my colleagues on smart solutions that will help get hardworking Americans back to work, lower costs at home, and put us on a path toward energy independence.” The American Energy Solutions act included a provision, which voids the necessity of the Presidential permit. “We have a great opportunity in our energy package to finally get the Keystone XL Pipeline permits after more than 2100 days. The pipeline project has been reported to have limited adverse effects on our environment; it will create thousands of jobs and inject billions of dollars into our economy. There is no reason why the American people should have to wait any longer for a project that has more than 70-percent of their support.” The Jobs for America Act included a provision, which incentivizes business to hire veterans by exempting veterans who already receive health insurance through the Department of Veterans Affairs or reservists covered under TRICARE from Obamacare’s employer mandate threshold. “We have seen the negative effects of the President’s takeover of healthcare. The employer mandate has caused businesses to reconsider hiring in an effort to avoid this damaging tax. This bi-partisan legislation is a homerun for our veterans and our jobs creators.” ### Read More

Weber votes no on Syria amendment

2014/09/17

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on an amendment to H.J. Res. 124, which would provide assistance, training, equipment, supplies and sustainment for Syrian rebels to defend the people of Syria from the Islamic State and to ultimately secure territory held by the Syrian opposition. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement: “I cannot in good conscious vote for legislation that is riddled with unknowns. Our history proves that we do not have an exemplary track record in choosing the right side in conflicts, particularly within the Middle East. Before I can make the decision on whether or not we should provide training and weapons to Syrian rebels, I need more answers, specifically on how these rebels are vetted, how long it will take to train them and the contingency plan should this fail. Congress owes it to the American people to ensure we get this right if we are to effectively destroy the barbarians of the Islamic State.” ### Read More

Weber votes to audit the Federal Reserve

2014/09/17

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2014 (H.R. 24), which passed by a vote of 333 to 92. The legislation requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to complete an audit of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Banks within 12 months of the bill’s enactment.  It also requires the GAO to submit a detailed report to Congress of its findings and conclusions within 90 days of the audit’s completion. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood), a cosponsor, made the following statement: “The value of the U.S. dollar has greatly diminished as the Federal Reserve continues to buy billions of dollars of government and mortgage debt. This legislation will help inform how Congress can rein in the Federal Reserve’s powers after the extraordinary bailouts and debt buying started in 2008. It’s time we shed light on the Federal Reserve and their easy money policies.” ### Read More

Weber named "Champion of the Worker"

2014/09/16

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Weber Votes to Protect Hardworking Americans Current Health Plans

2014/09/11

Washington, D.C. – The United States House of Representatives voted today on H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act, which passed in a bipartisan fashion by a vote of 247 to 167. The legislation seeks to protect American workers by allowing health insurance plans, currently available on the group market, to continue to be offered through 2019. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement: “The President’s takeover of health care is riddled with broken promises. Today, the House took action to protect hardworking Americans from losing their health care plans. Now, Americans who like their health plan can actually keep it. Allowing these insurance plans to stay on the market will give a sense of security and relief to families trying to manage their budget and still maintain suitable insurance for their loved ones.” ### Read More

Weber votes to rein in EPA

2014/09/10

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the United States House of Representatives voted on the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 (H.R. 5078) which prohibits the Army Corps and the EPA from developing, finalizing, adopting, implementing, applying, administering, or enforcing their proposed rule expanding their authority over “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The legislation passed by a vote of 262 to 152. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood), a co-sponsor, voted for the bill and made the following statement: “Over the years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been increasing their rulemaking and regulating abilities. As a result, our job creators have been greatly stifled, and in turn, our economy has suffered. After preliminary hearings on the EPA’s proposal, the agency has continually ignored requests from Congress to release all of the maps for public scrutiny. The agency’s lack of transparency is troubling and should not be taken lightly, which is exactly why I co-sponsored and voted for the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. The EPA must be prevented from moving forward in expanding their jurisdiction over America’s water.” ### Read More

Weber votes to condemn President on release of Taliban Five

2014/09/09

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on House Resolution 644, condemning the Obama Administration’s failure to comply with the law which requires the President to give prior notice to Congress before a prisoner exchange. The resolution passed by a vote of 249 to 163. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) voted for the legislation and made the following statement: “Once again, President Obama failed to comply with the law, and went around Congress. Current requirements, signed into law by President Obama, require the President to give 30-day notice to Congress about a prisoner exchange.  The President’s hasty and irresponsible decision to release five top Taliban officials greatly risks the safety of our country and must not be forgotten.” Representative Randy Weber has been a proactive leader against the countless lawless actions of the President. In June, Weber authored House Resolution 652, condemning the President of the United States and the executive branch of government for continuous actions that violates the laws and Constitution of the United States. The Taliban Five exchange was one of the many lawless actions of the President mentioned in the Representative’s resolution.  Read More

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2831
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weber.house.gov

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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