Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 3662 – the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act:
“Since the Iran Deal was approved by President Obama without Congressional support, we have seen the Iranian regime continually ignore the terms and continue on with business as usual. They, have refused to dismantle the core of their heavy water reactor in direct violation of the agreement. Nor have they released any Americans still held hostage. Additionally, they fired unguided missiles near our naval fleet in December, and on the night of the State of the Union, detained two of our naval ships and 10 of our sailors.”
“This legislation will block the President from offering sanctions relief to entities that conduct any significant transactions with terrorist organizations, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or in support of Iran’s ballistic missile or conventional weapons program. As we saw earlier this month, the President paraded the Iran deal as a victory during his final State of the Union address, instead of acknowledging the very real truth – that the deal only further emboldens the world’s largest sponsor of terror. It’s up to Congress to implement sanctions on Iran and prevent the progress of their nuclear weapons program. It’s up to Congress to put America first during the President’s final year in office.”
It’s time to ditch the EPA’s regulation to redefine the “waters of the United States”. This is yet another action by the agency to expand the scope of its regulatory reach and is an unprecedented assault on our economy. Congress must rein in the EPA’s powers.
On June 29, the EPA announced a final rule that expanded the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act, historically only those defined as “navigable waters”. This regulation breeds confusion by poorly and broadly redefining “navigable waters” to potentially include dry tributaries, wetlands, or even any water within 4,000 feet of a tributary. EPA’s action would dramatically expand the scope of environmental laws and increases the risk of enforcement action against Texas farmers and ranchers, creating more red tape and uncertainty for landowners. Unilaterally expanding the definition of what “waters of the United States” are, will force more property owners to apply for permits under the Clean Water Act, which can be tremendously costly and can restrict the use of land.
In response to the final rule, last month the House passed a joint resolution with the Senate to disapprove and effectively block this regulation. Unfortunately, the President vetoed the joint resolution on January 20. Although this veto would allow the rule to move forward, lawsuits from 30 states and several organizations since its publication have been filed in an effort to block its implementation. Thankfully, on October 9, a federal appeals court blocked the rule’s implementation until certain judicial proceedings are resolved. The American people and their representatives have spoken, and it’s up to the judiciary to ultimately decide the fate of this burdensome regulation.
As if EPA bureaucrats didn’t get the message, the agency moved forward on a campaign of misinformation to confuse the public in 2014 and 2015. According to the Government Accountability Office, the EPA violated the law when it used social media to lobby the public in favor of the regulation. The agency even used taxpayer funds to link to environmental organizations that had a bias in favor of EPA’s action.
As Congress moves forward legislatively in 2016, my colleagues and I will continue to use every tool at our disposal to block unwise and costly regulations like this one. I do not support any bureaucratic overreach that negatively impacts our individual freedoms and property rights, and I will continue to work to ensure that the American people remain the rightful stewards of their land. It is time to put America first!Read More
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on the passage of S.J. Res. 22, the joint Congressional resolution disapproving of the “Waters of the United States” rule, which now heads to the President’s desk:
“The President’s Waters of the United States rule is being presented as a water cleanup initiative. However, this rule is just a front for the EPA to gain more control by expanding federal jurisdiction over navigable waterways. Regulations like this are created by bloated bureaucratic agencies and only hurt hard-working Americans. In last night’s State of the Union address, the President mentioned how he would like to ‘scale back’ regulations. If he chooses to veto this resolution, it will be clear to all Americans that those words were just empty promises.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on his co-sponsorship of Congressman Steve Palazzo’s (MS-04) resolution to censure President Obama:
“As we have seen over the past seven years the President knows no bounds. It is incumbent upon Congress to do what is necessary to thwart his Liberal agenda from progressing. I am proud to join Congressman Steven Palazzo in the effort to censure the President for his executive assault on our Constitution and the rights of the American people.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on the recent arrest of an Iraqi refugee who is part of a suspected terror threat in Houston:
“The threat is real, and it’s time for the President to admit it. Texas is one of the first few states being forced to resettle refugees due to the chaos in the Middle East. Instead of putting America first, this Administration is putting America in harm’s way. I am urging the President to work with Congress by halting refugees from entering the United States until we can guarantee proper screening of every individual.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on the final passage of H.R. 3762 - Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act:
“Since the implementation of Obamacare, we have seen premiums increase and health care coverage options disappear. The majority of Americans believe that there is a better way than the President’s onerous health care law. This reconciliation bill is a major win for hard-working Americans and will be the first repeal measure that will make it to the President’s desk. The President will finally have to answer to the American people. If and when the President vetoes this legislation, he is sending a clear message that he will not work with Congress to abandon this burdensome law and work toward a better option that will allow people to buy affordable health care by way of the free market.”
“In addition to repealing Obamacare, this legislation will defund Planned Parenthood and divert taxpayer funds to non-profit health organizations that do not provide abortions. This is a great step toward preventing the murder of defenseless and innocent unborn children.”
“It has been two days since the start of the Second Session of the 114th Congress and we are starting off on the right foot. I hope that we continue this momentum in passing legislation that will finally put America first.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement in response to the President’s plan for executive action on gun control:
“The President’s excessive use of executive action completely disregards Congress and the Constitution. It’s ignorant to think that ramping up gun control will exclusively prevent bad people from doing bad things. It’s wrong for the President to go after the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens for political brownie points with his party.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016:
“In Congress, I often spend many hours reviewing complex legislation before deciding how to vote, and ultimately this decision comes down to what is best for my constituents. While I don’t agree with everything in this bill, it does contain major provisions that increase support for America’s border and immigration enforcement, and boosts funding for critical functions at NASA and the Army Corps of Engineers. Most significantly, this legislation contains a provision that permanently lifts the decades-old oil export ban, which will have huge long-term positive economic benefits to Texas, including the potential creation of up to 40,000 jobs in the energy industry supply chain.
“The legislation also includes language authored by myself and Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) that would allow the State Department to hire embassy security based on “best value” versus “lowest price.” Some of the other positive provisions in the bill would:
“Another win for hard-working Americans was the passage of the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes” Act. This legislation contains provisions that make several tax benefits permanent, which will create certainty for our economy and allow taxpayers and small businesses to keep more of their hard-earned dollars.
“While the Omnibus does not include everything I would like to see addressed this year, this legislation along with the tax extenders will create a solid foundation to begin the New Year putting America first.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX14) released the following statement on his recent co-sponsorship of the State Refugee Security Act of 2015, authored by fellow Texan Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX02):
“More than half the Governors across the United States made the decision to put the safety of their citizens first by refusing to resettle Syrian refugees within their borders. The federal government has ignored these requests and started the resettlement of 21 refugees in Indiana and Texas. In order to help these states, I’ve co-sponsored legislation authored by my neighbor Congressman Poe, which will give more power to Governors by requiring at least 21 days’ notice before a refugee is resettled in their state. The bill will also allow states to reject the resettlement of the refugees if they can certify that the federal government has failed to provide assurances that the refugees do not pose a security threat. This is common sense legislation that allows Governors to do their job and do what is best for their states.”
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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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