Texas 14 is a hub of energy. With five ports, dozens of refineries, and hundreds of petro-chemical plants, Mr. Weber knows the issues backwards and forwards and eagerly looks forward to advances that are on the horizon. There is room for innovation through research and development, and these are opportunities he hears and discusses regularly on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee and on the Subcommittee on Energy, which he chairs. Serving as chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy, Mr. Weber strives to promote sane energy policies and drive the energy industry to new heights.
Serving on the Science, Space, and Technology committee affords Mr. Weber the unique opportunity to fight for sound, responsible energy policies meant to unleash America’s potential for energy dominance. Texas 14 is leader in refineries, petro-chemical plants, and liquid natural gas exports.
This Congress, Mr. Weber was appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. As a member of this committee, he works closely with his colleagues, the military, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine how to better safeguard and improve our nation’s infrastructure. He has long been a supporter of coastal barrier protection. Everyone on the Gulf Coast knows it’s not a matter of “if” the next hurricane will hit, it’s only a matter of “when.” In building the coastal barrier – complete with floodgates and reinforced infrastructure along much of the coast – hundreds of thousands of families will be protected, and the multi-billion dollar economy that calls Southeast Texas home will be protected from the devastating storm surge.
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee plays an active role in understanding and addresses the needs of our ports, highways, railways, pipelines, air travel, Coast Guard, and more.