Radical Environmentalism

Greenpeace Founder Patrick Moore denies man-caused climate change. This is not a climate change “hater” or “denier” or an “anti-environmentalist”. This is a reasoned, experienced environmentalist and scientist that is simply...
As Republicans work to increase our nation’s energy potential, the Obama administration continues to do the opposite. We all want to continue safe and responsible production of oil and natural gas. But this administration’s...
Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday. The law approved by parliament was more limited in scope than...
In all the news of the Israel election, there were yet other blows to progressives Tuesday. The ability of the EPA to do essentially whatever it wants was soundly criticized yesterday by Harvard's Constitutional Law uber-...
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, the House of Representatives approved my bill, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 1030), with a bipartisan vote of 241-175.
This week, we passed two pieces of legislation that would protect the scientific process and reform the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is imperative that scientific data is balanced and unbiased, however, under...
The Environmental Protection Agency, like every other government institution, should be accountable to the American people. Everyone agrees that we need to protect our environment, but we should do so in a way that is honest...
This week, the House is expected to vote on two common sense bills to make the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more accountable and transparent. Under the Obama Administration, our West Texas farmers, ranchers, and...
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...

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