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Members of the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed two Environmental Protection Agency nullification bills on to President Barack Obama's desk that Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, and Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, say would otherwise have resulted in higher consumer energy prices.
Barton, who represents areas of Tarrant County including Burleson, Crowley and Rendon, said it was a vote to support American energy independence.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after President Obama rejected a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline citing climate change:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama vetoed congressional legislation that approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:
“I am frustrated that this president disregards the advice of everyone except his close circle of political insiders and government bureaucrats,” said Williams. “The Keystone pipeline would have created jobs and ensured energy security from a trusted friend and neighbor.
Under the control of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The Washington Post reports. “So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding work.”
This week, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released his first annual Year End Annual Report detailing his legislative work and constituent services. Read the report here.
The report begins with a snapshot of 2013 Accomplishments listed below.
· Participated in 9 hearings, 23 committee meetings, and 1 markup in the House Budget Committee
This week, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2445, a bill to repeal the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards imposed on car manufacturers.
The EPA’s CAFE standards were originally created by the 1975 Energy Policy Conservation Act and require manufacturers to achieve certain targets for fuel economy. The federal government’s rules require an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
Congressman Williams spoke on the house floor today, calling for Congress to join him in standing up for the free market and consumer choice.