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  • ICYMI: Axios "The U.S. Export Surge"
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment

    Press Release October 20, 2017 Just yesterday, Axios highlighted the continued increase in U.S. crude oil exports. Prior to December 2015, crude oil exports from the United States were banned. Rep. Barton introduced legislation (H.R. 702) to lift the antiquated ban on crude exports in February 2015; he also introduced the same bill in the previous Congress. Under Barton’s leadership, support for the bill grew quickly and gained the approval of Congressional leadership and key stakeholders. When... Read more

  • Reps. Barton and Cuellar announce Texas Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment

    Reps. Barton and Cuellar announce Texas Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation will form a Bipartisan Task Force to help assist and coordinate relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The task force will focus on cutting bureaucratic red tape and rules that hamper recovery efforts. Members of the task force will serve as a liaison between the federal government agencies and those in Texas coordinated by Governor Abbott’s... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on Appointment of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as NATO Ambassador
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Energy and Environment, National Security

    Washington: Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) released the following statement on the appointment of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to be the U.S. Ambassador to NATO: “President Trump could not have made a better choice for NATO Ambassador than Kay Bailey Hutchison,” Barton said. “Senator Hutchison and I have worked hand in hand for nearly three decades. She served Texas with distinction in the United States Senate, and will no doubt do the same while representing the United States at NATO. Kay recognizes th... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on Nuclear Waste Amendments
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Energy and Environment, National Security

    Washington: Rep. Barton (R-Ennis) released the following statement on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s approval of H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017. “Today, we jump-started progress on the long-stalled Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository. I commend my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for coming together and working in a bipartisan way to solve a national priority. “Once this bill is signed into law, Yucca Mountain can move forward as our national nuclear waste sto... Read more

  • Barton Receives 2017 United States Energy Award
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) was recognized with the 2017 United States Energy Award by the United States Energy Association. Congressman Barton received the award in recognition of his outstanding efforts to advance global energy initiatives and his support of the United States energy industry. “I am honored to receive this award, and truly humbled to see my name listed among this award's past recipients,” Barton said. “Throughout my career I have worked to strengthen the energy sector a... Read more

  • Rep. Barton to Host April Town Hall Meetings
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment, National Security, Healthcare, Transportation

    Washington: Rep Joe Barton is pleased to announce a second series of town hall meetings for 2017. Each year, Rep. Barton hosts several hour-long meetings that give him an opportunity to meet with residents of the Sixth Congressional District of Texas and hear about the issues that are important to them. Rep. Barton will begin the meetings with an update on his priorities and activities in Washington. He will then open the floor to a question and answer session. All residents of the Sixth Distric... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on Energy Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment

    Washington: Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) joins President Trump at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the signing of an executive order to review and rewrite the Clean Power Plan. “In Texas, we know better than most that energy creates opportunity. By the same token, over-regulation kills jobs and hinders economic growth. Today, President Trump fulfilled a promise to undo the politically motivated, global warming agenda of the Obama Presidency. This executive order will help free Texas and o... Read more

  • Rep. Barton March Town Hall Schedule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment, National Security, Healthcare, Transportation

    Release March 6, 2017 Congressman Joe Barton Announces March 11th Town Hall Meetings: 11:00 AM Frost Town Hall Frost ISD Performing Arts Center 208 Wyrick St. Frost, Texas 76641 1:00 PM Milford Town Hall Milford Senior Center 109 S Main St. Milford, Texas 76670 Congressman Barton plans to hold several more town hall meetings throughout the year. Over his time as your representative, Congressman Barton has hosted hundreds of in-person town hall meetings - traditionally in April and August during... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on the Confirmation of Rick Perry
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment, National Security

    Washington: Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Vice-Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Rick Perry as Secretary of the Department of Energy. “In 1981, I began my career in public service as a White House Fellow at the Department of Energy (DOE). Back then, DOE helped Americans gain affordable and reliable energy, oversaw our nuclear program in the name of national security, and encouraged science and innovation in ways the private sector wa... Read more

  • Rep. Barton: “It’s About Time” on POTUS’ Executive Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment

    Washington: Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s executive actions, which removed barriers for the completion of both the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline. “It’s about time. After years of delays, President Trump has decidedly put American interests ahead of the harmfuk climate agenda of the last eight years. The approval of Keystone XL and Dakota Access will create jobs and cont... Read more

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