Randy Weber

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Let's Turn Off the Tap and Put America First

2014/07/25

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Republicans held a morning conference to discuss the border crisis. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) shares his reaction to the meeting and hope for a plan to respond to the crisis: “At the House Republican conference this morning, we discussed a variety of ideas on how to handle the border crisis. It is very important that we put America first and turn the tap off. There are six tenants I would like to see in the plan that will be announced by House leadership next week: Rescind the President’s executive memorandum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   Send the National Guard to help secure our border and reimburse states for it.   Change current laws, specifically: Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to prevent the transfer of unaccompanied children to HHS in an effort to expedite their repatriation with their families and native countries. The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 so the Secretary of State may enter into agreements with any nation to quickly send illegals, including UACs back to their country of origin.  Section 235(b)(1)(B)(v) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clearly define “credible fear” in an effort to minimize immigration fraud. Kindly and promptly reunite UACs with their families and home countries by using “last in, first out” method. The funding required to repatriate UACs will be paid for by diverting current foreign aid from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. “I believe that these tenants along with the priorities mentioned in the Texas Republican delegation letter sent yesterday to the President will provide the opportunity to restore order, hold the President accountable for enforcing current law, and send the message that our borders are secure.” ### Read More

Texas GOP to Obama: Stop the Surge

2014/07/24

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood), along with the entire Texas Republican delegation, sent a letter to President Obama imploring him to address the crisis on the border. In the letter, Texas members urged the President to take five actions in an effort to stem the tide of illegal entry into the United States: Suspend his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, End the catch-and-release policy that gives a free pass to convicted criminal immigrants, Improve cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, Stop immigration fraud, and Expedite the process and removal illegal immigrants who are detained on the border. “The President has the constitutional authority to stop the surge and secure the border right now,” said Congressman Weber. “However, he continues to wait, sending the message that there will be no deterrent if you successfully make it to the United States border. His failure to execute the laws of the land puts our country at great risk. I encourage the President to heed our warnings and take action now.” Congressman Weber has been a leader on the issue of the recent crisis on the border. In an effort to stopgap the influx of unaccompanied children, Weber authored and introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014, which would immediately suspend U.S. foreign aid to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. This past weekend he traveled to McAllen, Texas where he made several visits to the border, and spoke with Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. A copy of the letter to the President can be found here. ### Read More

My Trip to the Border

2014/07/24

Washington, D.C. – Over the past weekend, Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) traveled down to McAllen, Texas to tour the border with various officials and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Congressman Weber made the following statement regarding his trip: “On Thursday, I traveled down to McAllen, where I then spent the weekend touring the border with fellow Congressman Louie Gohmert, Senator Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, Dana Loesch and various Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) officials. Friday “On Friday, I toured the Texas DPS Regional Office in Weslaco Texas, where I met with the Regional Commander David Rodriguez and Regional Commander Duane Steen of the Houston Region. Around 10pm, Congressman Gohmert and I toured the border. Our trip was unannounced and unaccompanied. It was important that I get a first-hand account of the border without any pretense from third parties. The number one message that was relayed to us on how the government can help was simple; border patrol and Texas DPS need deterrents and an increased presence. Saturday “It was an early morning on Saturday. At 5am, I went on another border tour with Glenn Beck and Dana Loesch. After the tour, I met with several pastors at a Mission, Texas church, where we discussed the importance of treating these unaccompanied children kindly, and promptly sending them home to the families they left behind. Later that day, I ventured back to the border to meet with troopers and accompanied them on a perimeter ride. While there, I witnessed Texas DPS seize a jet ski that was primarily used as a human trafficking vehicle. I also witnessed a local constable arrest a Chinese National, which proves the point that those coming to the country illegally are not solely children from Central America. This is a global issue. “In light of what I witnessed at the border, it is crystal clear we are being over-run by hundreds of thousands of people continuing to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, overwhelming U.S. resources. With the information obtained over the past weekend, I cannot in good conscious vote for funding allowing the President and his administration to further grow bureaucracy and perpetuate the message that our borders are wide open.  “I will continue to push for my bill, H.R. 5014 – the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014. My legislation will immediately suspend U.S. foreign aid to these countries until Congress determines that these countries have taken sufficient action to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens. “This trip has also made it clear to me that our House leadership needs to have an all-day conference on border security and immigration reform. On July 11, I sent a second letter to Republican leadership imploring them to convene a conference where we can explore ideas from the entire conference. We are the representatives of our Congressional Districts and it is important that the views of our constituents are heard.” ### Read More

IT IS TIME TO PUT AMERICA FIRST

2014/07/14

The current crisis at the border is unparalleled in our history. Every day hundreds, if not thousands, of unaccompanied migrant children cross our southern border. Over 50,000 have crossed the border so far this year. The tide shows no sign of stopping with the Department of Homeland Security projecting a total of 100,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border for the fiscal year on September 30.  Texas, my home state, has borne the brunt of this flood of immigration, having detained over 37,000 illegal immigrants since the year began. Time and time again, Texas Governor Rick Perry and the people of Texas have called upon President Obama and his administration to send the National Guard to the border. My colleagues in Congress and I have repeatedly exhorted him to enforce existing laws, protect our border, and prevent illegal immigration. He has failed to do so. It is this failure that has created and encouraged the current crisis at the border. In addition to ignoring existing laws, President Obama has taken it upon himself to create new ones. Among the numerous executive orders issues is the Executive Order of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which creates a false impression of leniency among immigrants. The President’s flouting of the United States’ immigration laws, coupled with his repeated executive overreach, has created a crisis at the border for both these children and the American people. Strikingly, President Obama refused to see the crisis at our border for himself during his visit to Texas this week. Though he has found time to play pool while in Colorado and attend fundraisers in Dallas, he is somehow unable to accept Governor Perry’s offer to visit the border while in Texas. The President can no longer turn a blind eye to the catastrophe in Texas and many other border states. America cannot afford to spend billions of tax dollars on caring for those here illegally, nor can it allow the humanitarian crisis at the border to continue unchecked. The children who risk the journey from their home countries to the United States travel through hundreds of miles of hostile terrain, alone, and without any kind of protection to keep them safe. Due to the inaction of President Obama and his administration, I have recently introduced a bill in Congress that would address the problem at its source. The Illegal Entry Accountability Act would immediately suspend all foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico until those countries and their authorities take sufficient measures to prevent their citizens from illegally entering our nation. My bill would hold these countries accountable for their refusal to enforce the law, and their willingness to look the other way as children and other migrants pour across our border. President Obama’s porous border policies have created this disaster, but it is time to take care of our citizens who were born here or came here legally.  It is time to put America first. ### Congressman Randy Weber represents the 14th District of Texas, serving Brazoria, Galveston and Jefferson Counties. You can find the article at http://thepostnewspaper.net Read More

The Blaze: GOP: No foreign aid to Mexico, Central America until border crisis resolved

2014/07/01


Houston Press (blog): Texas Republican Thinks Cutting Aid to Central America Will Cut Immigration Influx Problem

2014/07/01


Houston Chronicle: Texas Republicans praise SCOTUS decision on Hobby Lobby

2014/06/30


Breitbart: Bill Suspends Aid to Central America, Mexico Until Flood of Illegal Immigration Stops

2014/06/30


Weber Acts to Stopgap Illegal Entry to United States

2014/06/30

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) today introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014. The legislation would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending all U.S. foreign aid to these Central American nations until Congress determines sufficient action is taken to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens. “The recent influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) has become a humanitarian crisis, and has proven that certain laws are working against the United States of America. Texas, a border state, has repeatedly asked for help from the White House to mobilize our National Guard, and there has been no answer from the President or his Administration. Frankly, the Border States have been left hanging to fend for themselves, increasing the health and security risks to our citizens. Thankfully however, under Governor Perry’s leadership, state resources are being used to slow the flow across our borders. Unfortunately, it is still not enough to solve this crisis. “If the President and his Administration won’t act, then I will. That is precisely why I introduced the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014, which will immediately suspend all U.S. foreign aid to Central American nations (Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador) in an effort to hold our southern neighbors accountable.” ### Read More

SCOTUS Decision a Win for Religious Freedom

2014/06/30

Washington, D.C. – Today, in a 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that privately-held companies, with religious owners cannot be mandated to provide contraception coverage. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement: “The Supreme Court’s ruling was a victory for religious freedom, allowing family-owned businesses to make their own decisions without government interference. Today’s ruling also reaffirms and strengthens the ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act.’ Businesses and people should not have to fear the government, and the possibility of laws created to prevent the Constitutional exercise of religious beliefs.” ### Read More

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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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