Radical Environmentalism

In the 114th Congress, House Republicans have the largest majority that we’ve seen in the last 65 years, and Harry Reid’s rule in the Senate has come to an end.
Below is a list of funding and language that I helped ensure were included in the FY15 omnibus appropriations bill. These items address important national and conservative priorities.
Will the United Nations wield its unproven claim that greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change to require each of its 193 member nations to measure and report GHG emissions, a prerequisite for a global carbon tax? Does...
Last week, I voted for H.R.4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act. This legislation passed the House by a vote of 238-172.
With the goals of transparency, accountability, efficiency, and good representation of TX19, I’ve supported the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 for the past nine months as a cosponsor. I voted for its passage through the...
You may remember this last spring when the EPA proposed a rule to expand their jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act of 1972. The law lets them regulate “navigable waters of the United States,” but their proposed rule...
This week, I questioned top officials from the White House and the EPA about one of the most aggressive new government programs in our country’s history. The cornerstone of the White House's sweeping Climate Action Plan is...
Today I sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy demanding additional information about the agency’s motivation for having detailed maps assembled showing waters and wetlands for all...
Today, I introduced legislation to dramatically boost transparency of the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s listing process for endangered species. This legislation stands as the Senate...
Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972 to ensure the federal government and states would work together to efficiently reduce pollution in our nation’s waterways. And in the last forty years, the Administration has...
We all want healthy communities and a clean environment. But more job-killing mandates from Washington are not the solution. The EPA’s new ozone regulations could be the most expensive ever. Yet the EPA has ignored the law...
I issued the following statement after voting to prevent another government shutdown: A broken process created by years of Senate Democrat control has yielded an agreement that is less than perfect.Despite this, this...
The apparent shutdown of a Chevron fracking facility in Romania may be the results of efforts by Russia to stop natural gas production in Eastern Europe. Not long after opening the hydraulic fracturing facility in Pungesti,...
The House of Representatives today approved the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4012). The legislation requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to base its regulations on data that is public.Costly...
U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA), and I led a group of 25 senators in calling out the Obama...
Here’s something you won’t hear about on the news: right now, there are 387 House-passed bills stuck in the Senate. These bills, many with broad bipartisan support, contain the policy changes needed to jump-start the...
Today, I made the following statement at a hearing with the president’s top science advisor, Dr. John Holdren, and the top EPA air official, Janet McCabe, examining the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan and proposed...
Today, I sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy criticizing the agency’s limited analysis of its climate regulations and requesting more comprehensive, independent analysis before...
The organizations that are benefiting from the illegal surge on our southern border are those that want to radically change America to anti-immigration, which leads to population control. During the Republican state...
I applaud the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's passage of H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014. The Secret Science Reform Act requires the EPA to base its regulations on science that is...

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