Energy and Environment

Congressman Cuellar Applauds EPA’s Decision to Drop Street Car Rule Change

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Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its recent decision to drop a proposed rule change that would have prohibited the modification of street cars, or cars for regular driving purposes, for use in off-road racing events. The proposal was the result of a new interpretation of emissions standards in the Clean Air Act. Last month, Congressma... Read more »

BLOOMBERG NEWS: Why Some Democrats Sat Out Clean Power Plan Court Fight

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Why Some Democrats Sat Out Clean Power Plan Court Fight By Anthony Adragna April 6 — Dozens of Democrats, including 10 senators and 27 House members, did not sign onto an amicus brief supporting the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan in federal appeals court, according to an analysis from Bloomberg BNA. Lawmakers gave a number of reasons for not participating. Some said they have a... Read more »

Congressman Cuellar Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce for 10th Time

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Today, for the 10th time since starting in Congress in 2005, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies in the first session of the 114th Congress. This past year Congressman Cuellar was given a 94% rating by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This marks the 28th yea... Read more »

Le Otorga Cámara de Comercio de EE.UU. Reconocimiento ‘Espíritu Empresarial’ al Rep. Cuéllar por 10ª Vez

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El día de hoy, por la décima vez desde que entró a la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, el congresista Henry Cuéllar por el distrito 28 de Texas fue galardonado con el reconocimiento Espíritu Empresarial, conocido como “Spirit of Enterprise”, por la Cámara de Comercio de Estados Unidos por su apoyo para desarrollar trabajos y el crecimiento de la economía durante la primera sesión del 11... Read more »

Congressman Cuellar Cosponsors Racecar Emission Act

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Yesterday Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) originally cosponsored Congressman Patrick McHenry’s (R-NC-10) H.R. 4715, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016, or RPM Act, which blocks attempts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate modified motor vehicles used for racing. Joining Cuellar and McHenry was Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC-8). For decades, automot... Read more »

ROAD AND TRACK: Congressmen Work to Block EPA Proposal on Race-Modified Street Cars

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Congressmen Work to Block EPA Proposal on Race-Modified Street Cars Five members of Congress have introduced a bill to exempt full-time race cars from the EPA's street car regulations. Five members of Congress have introduced a bill to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating former street cars that have been modified for full-time racing duty. The bill comes in response to a... Read more »

Congressman Cuellar Directs Federal Agencies to Better Cultivate Relationships with Hispanic Serving Institutions

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Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced a key step forward in strengthening the relationship between federal agencies and institutions of higher education that primarily serve Hispanics. These colleges and universities, known as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), are degree-granting institutions with full-time enrollments that are at least 25 percent Hispanic. The following HSIs can... Read more »

SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL: "SA to DC" will highlight the 67 most important issues for San Antonio

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"SA to DC" will highlight the 67 most important issues for San Antonio Next week will be a whirlwind tour for 130 San Antonio business leaders who will be in the nation's capital to push for the 67 issues that will create jobs and growth in the Alamo City. United under the banner of "SA to DC," the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and three other organizations are headed to Washington DC to educate... Read more »

INDEPENDENT ONLINE: VW Bungles US Trip

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VW bungles US trip By: Alan Katz and Jeff Plungis Washington - Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller’s visit to the US started with a bungled media interview in Detroit and ended in Washington on Wednesday with only a terse thanks-for-stopping-by message from regulators investigating the cheating scandal set to cost it billions of dollars. In between, authorities in California, with the support of the U... Read more »