Today, the House will have an opportunity to pass the "Helium Stewardship Act" and send to the Senate for final consideration a bill that preserves our Nation's helium supply, closes the helium reserve once and for all - getting the federal government out of the helium
business, and reduces the deficit by $90 million.
• The House passed H.R. 527, the "Helium Stewardship Act,"… Read more »
June 28, 2013
Today, the House will vote on H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, bi-partisan legislation that would expand U.S. offshore energy production in order to create over a million new American jobs, lower energy prices, grow our economy and strengthen national security.
H.R. 2231 is similar to legislation passed last Congress and fully upholds existing… Read more »
Today, the House will consider H.R. 1947, the “Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.”
As part of House Republicans’ effort to combat unnecessary spending and burdensome federal regulations, Representative Flores (TX-17) has sponsored an amendment that would require the USDA Inspector General (IG) to prepare and submit a report detailing all… Read more »
Support Competition and Free Markets:
Vote NO on the Dent Amendment
As you prepare for the vote on the Dent Amendment, we wanted to share with you the below letter from three companies who are ready and prepared to engage in the new helium program established by HR 527. These three helium distributors, Airgas, American Air Liquide, and Matheson Trigas, are all… Read more »
We urge you to vote NO on the Dent-Higgins-Esty amendment to HR 527, the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act.
This amendment is an attempt to gut the bill. It would seek to preserve the current monopoly over our federal helium supply of just four helium refiners who currently receive an automatic share of the taxpayers’ helium reserve based on a formula… Read more »
Hi-Tech Manufacturers Call for Passage of H.R. 527
April 25, 2013
Over 20 organizations representing hi-tech manufacturers of semiconductors, aerospace technologies, life-saving medical devices, chemicals, fiber optics, and scientific researchers are calling for passage of H.R. 527, the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act. These organizations employ… Read more »
Support Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Worldwide Helium Shortage
April 24, 2013
This week the House will vote on H.R. 527, The Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act. This bipartisan legislation is a common sense plan to prevent a global helium shortage, protect jobs and the economy, and ensure a fairer return for taxpayers.
From high-tech… Read more »
February 7, 2013
Earmark Moratorium Applies to Bills
Referred to Natural Resources Committee
It is important for all Members to recognize that the moratorium on earmarks applies to matters and bills referred to the Natural Resources Committee.
If you are preparing or writing a bill that falls within the jurisdiction of the Natural Resources… Read more »
I urge your support for a bipartisan bill, H.R. 5987, to designate the Manhattan Project Historical Park. I’m honored to sponsor this bill with the support of Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Rep. Norm Dicks. The National Park Service and Interior Secretary Salazar have endorsed the establishment of such a park to tell this important piece of our nation’s… Read more »
Today, the House continues consideration of H.R. 5326, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.
As part of House Republicans’ effort to combat unnecessary spending and burdensome federal regulations, Representative Flores (TX-17) will sponsor an… Read more »