Washington, D.C. - Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Tuesday that is has released several hundred undocumented immigrants from jail, with plans to release upwards to 10,000 in response to President Obama’s looming sequester. Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) reacts to ICE’s decision below:
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate voted on former Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense. Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) shares his reaction below:
“Unfortunately, Hagel’s performance during his confirmation hearing was sub par at best, and only served to prove that Mr. Hagel is not qualified to be Defense Secretary. The inconsistency of his testimony makes me very apprehensive about how he would handle matters concerning our national security.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House voted on the “Require a Plan Act” that would require the President to submit a budget that would balance at some point during the 10-year budget window. If the President’s budget does not reach a balance, he would then be required to submit a supplemental budget that shows when his budget request would reach a balance. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Alvin) released the following statement:
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A statement from Congressman Randy Weber (R-Alvin)
Washington, D.C. – Today, by law, the President was supposed to deliver a budget to Congress and for the fourth time, in the past five years, he failed once again. We are all extremely disappointed in the President’s lack of leadership and very concerned about what this means for our economy.
I am calling on the President, Harry Reid, and the Senate Democrats to do their job. Across the United States, hardworking families are buckling down and working within a budget. It is high time for Washington to do the same. Stalling on the budget is creating major uncertainty, crippling our job creators and economy. Enough is enough. It’s time for a plan, Mr. President.
Washington, D.C. - Today, the President and Vice President spoke to the Nation announcing 23 new executive actions and comprehensive legislation on gun control.
I believe in working with my colleagues in Congress towards a stronger, safer America, but not in a way that would infringe upon our God-given rights as protected by the Constitution. The President himself admitted that stricter gun laws will not stop these evil acts from occurring. Restricting the rights of law abiding citizens only reduces their ability to protect themselves, and will in no way deter those who act completely outside the law.
I am open to discussing formative legislation that will help protect the public from dangerous criminals, but I will not stand for diminishing our 2nd amendment rights.
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Washington, D.C. – The authors of the Visa Waiver for Israel Act held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss the importance of allowing Israel’s entrance into the Visa Waiver Program.
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals from certain countries to enter the United States as temporary visitors for up to 90 days without first obtaining a visa from a U.S. consulate abroad. Currently there are 37 countries in the VWP.
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Washington, D.C. - The House Foreign Affairs committee announced their assignments for their respective subcommittees.
Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) appointed Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations as well as the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
“I’m privileged to have been appointed by Chairman Royce to work on the MENA and Africa Subcommittees,” said Congressman Weber. “Our relationships around the world dictate how we compete on a global level.”
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Washington, D.C. – Today we must all take a moment to recognize that there are 30 million slaves in the world today. Additionally, approximately 82 percent of those enslaved in the United States are our own citizens. Unfortunately those numbers will continue to grow unless we take action. In honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, I am asking that everyone take a moment and educate themselves about the widespread issue of modern-day slavery.
CONGRESSMAN WEBER NAMED VICE-CHAIR OF ENERGY SUBCOMMITTEE FOR THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, SPACE AND TECHNOLOGYJanuary 9, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) was named Vice Chair of the Energy Subcommittee by Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Committee.
“I am humbly honored to be given this opportunity by Chairman Smith,” said Congressman Weber. “Texas 14 is an energy-rich district, is home to five ports, has countless refineries, and is the last stop of the potential Keystone Pipeline. I will prioritize working towards energy independence, and helping further our programs at NASA including the Johnson Space Center.”
“In the new Congress, the Science Committee will promote policies that support our nation’s space program, encourage energy independence, expand scientific education, fund basic research, and enhance the development of new technologies,” said Chairman Lamar Smith. “All of this work begins in the Subcommittees. I look forward to joining Rep. Weber to advance policies that spur innovation, job creation and economic growth.”
Established in 1958, the Science, Space, and Technology Committee has jurisdiction over all non-defense federal scientific research and development. The Committee has jurisdiction over programs at the following federal agencies: NASA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, FEMA, the U.S. Fire Administration, and United States Geological Survey, among others.
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