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Gene Green currently serves the 29th Congressional district of Texas

Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green, a Democrat, has represented the Twenty-Ninth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1992. (map)


Bio

Congressman Green was born Insert non-formatted text hereInsert non-formatted text hereOctober 17, 1947 in Houston, Texas and graduated from the University of Houston. He was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972. Green rose to the Texas State Senate in 1985 and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992.

During his terms in the House of Representatives, Congressman Green has been a champion of education, labor, and health issues. He has worked hard to increase the minimum wage, job training services, access to technology, improve health care for veterans, and to reform managed care and provide affordable prescription drug benefits to seniors.


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)


More Background Data

Congressman Green has been involved in a number of issues and projects directly affecting the 29th District. In the 1990's, he was instrumental in the revitalization of the Houston Head Start program, ensuring that this vital program was made available to all children. He has worked to secure federal funds for the expansion of the Port of Houston and Intercontinental Airport, and in 2002, passed legislation to declare the Buffalo Bayou a National Heritage area.

Additionally, the Congressman has organized many annual events in the 29th District that serve to improve lives in the community. His annual "Immunization Day" and "Citizenship Day" are two of his most successful events. In 2007, 350 legal residents were assisted with their citizenship applications and 900 elementary age children received free vaccines.


Congressional career

Green has a moderate voting record in the U.S. House.

Despite the woes that redistricting has given other Texas Democrats, Green won reelection without a Republican opponent in 2004.

2006 elections

In 2006, Democrats nominated Leslie Eric Story to face Green in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Green retained his seat.

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Gene Green voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Energy

In July 2008, Congressman Green introduced a proposal to address America’s long-term energy needs, including being less dependent on foreign oil by expanding production of domestic resources and developing America’s alternative and renewable energy sources. The “Long-term Energy Assurance and Security Enhancement Act of 2008” or “LEASE Act” includes provisions that would: allow environmentally responsible oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico; permit states the option to develop resources closer to their shores; modernize the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve and allow release of oil onto the market; help curb energy speculation that may drive up prices; and establish a fund for alternative energy development, conservation, and public transportation programs.

Oil

Congressman Gene has voted in favor of big oil companies on 73% of important oil related bills from 2005-2007, according to Oil Change International. These bills include Iraq war funding, climate change studies, clean energy, and emissions.[1] See below for oil money in politics.

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Green voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Other issues

Information on his stances about other issues can be found at www.house.gov/green/issues.


Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases.

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Gene Green
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Oil and Coal Money in Politics

Raymond "Gene" Green has received $78,500 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $77,000 of those dollars were from industry PACS. In total, Green has accepted $253,913 from oil companies between 2000 and 2008, which makes him one of the top recipients of oil money in Congress. In addition to oil, Green has received $28,500 in coal contributions during the 110th congress. $28,500 of those dollars were from industry PACS.[3] See above for oil and energy voting history.

Contact

DC Office:
2335 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-1688
Fax: 202-225-9903
Web Email
Website

District Office- Houston:
256 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 29
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: 281-999-5879
Fax: 281-999-5716

District Office- Houston (2):
11811 I-10 East, Suite 430
Houston, TX 77029
Phone: 713-330-0761
Fax: 713-330-0807

District Office- Baytown (2):
909 Decker Drive, Suite 124
Baytown, TX 77520
Phone: 281-420-0502
Fax: 281-420-0585

Campaign Address:
Post Office Box 16128
Houston, TX 77222
Phone: 281-999-5879
Fax:
Wikipedia also has an article on Gene Green. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and resources

References

  1. Vote Tracker, Oil Change International.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  3. See "Follow the Oil Money," "Follow the Coal Money," and vote tracker from Oil Change International and Appalachian Voices.

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Terrorism Nonproliferation and Trade, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 3, 1992
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1993
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 256 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 29, Houston, TX 77060
Phone: 281-999-5879 / Fax: 281-999-5716
2. 256 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 29, Houston, TX 77060
Phone: 281-999-5879 / Fax: 281-999-5716
3. 11811 I-10 East, Suite 430, Houston, TX 77029
Phone: 713-330-0761 / Fax: 713-330-0807
4. 909 Decker Drive, Suite 124, Baytown, TX 77520
Phone: 281-420-0502 / Fax: 281-420-0585



Campaign Contact:

Website:
Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Post Office Box 16128, Houston, TX 77222
Phone: 281-999-5879 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: October 17, 1947