An “all of the above” approach to energy issues is what’s needed in a changing world. Oil and gas power the world. That’s reality. So, any change in how our energy demands are met needs to be market-driven and not dictated by Washington bureaucrats. Texas is a major oil and gas producer but we’re also number one in wind energy, for example. That innovation was brought about by free market thinking, not big government intervention.
January 14th, 2016
While the Texas economy continues to show growth, oil field job cuts have pushed the growth rate to lower than the national rate of growth for the first time in thirteen years.
December 21st, 2015
This week, I voted on legislation to end the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports, permanently allow Texans to deduct their state and local sales taxes, increase defense spending to combat ISIS and radical Islamic terror and...
December 14th, 2015
President Barack Obama’s legacy to fundamentally transform America was on the global stage the first two weeks of December in Paris, France at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. His weapon was the...
December 6th, 2015
The first week of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France can be summed up in one word: nonsense.
November 6th, 2015
The president’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline is a win for environmental extremists, but a loss for Americans. Years of independent analysis have clearly shown the project would not exacerbate carbon pollution...
October 25th, 2015
A place carries a continuity of knowledge and passes it from generation to generation. How the place works, what makes it turn.When there’s disruption in this continuity, learning transpires by costly lessons of what the...
October 14th, 2015
America is now the world’s largest producer of oil and gas thanks to new drilling and extraction techniques. Texas plays a huge role. Last year, our State accounted for 37 percent of all crude oil produced domestically, with...
October 10th, 2015
The United States is the largest producer of petroleum and natural gas, yet outdated regulations – such as the crude oil export ban – hold our economy back from reaping the benefits that would come from being a key energy...
September 21st, 2015
We have new studies discussing natural events' involvement in climate change, collapsing the entire theoretic apparatus that climate alarmists have built.
January 12th, 2016
Washington, D.C. – The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today approved the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (H.R.
December 14th, 2015
The recent climate agreement is nothing more a great betrayal of the middle class and poor here in the United States as the left will continue their war on fossil fuels while increasing the cost of energy.
December 9th, 2015
Yesterday, I examined the “inconvenient truth” surrounding the debate over how to interpret climate science data in a hearing titled “Data or Dogma?
December 2nd, 2015
I issued the following statement after voting to support two Senate-passed measures that block job-killing EPA regulations: the Congressional Disapproval of the EPA’s CO2 Rule for Existing Power Plants (S.J. Res. 24) and the...
November 3rd, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders may oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, but that doesn't mean either potential Democratic presidential nominee wants to be talking about it once their primary is settled.
October 16th, 2015
The ink has not even dried on the President’s reckless nuclear deal with Iran and Tehran is already testing the limits.
October 12th, 2015
Imagine American-made energy coursing through a stronger U.S. economy and flowing to our allies around the world - in Ukraine, Europe and the Baltic states. This is Putin’s worst nightmare and a dream for the millions of...
October 9th, 2015
Earlier this week, I joined the North American Gas Forum’s Legislative Panel to discuss energy opportunities in the United States. The panel was made up of members of Congress and energy industry experts.
September 21st, 2015
Under the President's nuclear deal, the United States agreed to give the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism a billion-dollar oil boom. The United States will allow Iran to export its crude oil, but ironically, it...
August 19th, 2015
Tuesday I released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans for new regulations restricting methane emissions. The proposed rule would impose costly new restrictions on oil and...