Raymond Green

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U.S. Representative

Raymond Green (D)

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TX-29
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for TX-29

Confirmed: Raymond Green
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for TX-29)
On the Web
Official website


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


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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

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
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American Conservative Union 12 - 3/25 not avail.
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Americans for Democratic Action 95 - 19/20 80 - 16/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 63 - 12/20 not avail.


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. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
NRG Energy$ 15,500
Ocean Shipholdings$ 11,200
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons$ 10,000
AT&T Inc$ 10,000
Bracewell & Giuliani$ 10,000
Broadcasting Media Partners$ 10,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union$ 10,000
Chesapeake Energy$ 10,000
Communications Workers of America$ 10,000
Cox Enterprises$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Raymond Green
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 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
  • 2470 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-1688 Fax: 202-225-9903
    Webform email
District offices
  • 256 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 29, Houston, TX 77060
    Ph: 281-999-5879 Fax: (none entered)
  • 256 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 29, Houston, TX 77060
    Ph: 281-999-5879 Fax: (none entered)
  • 11811 I-10 East, Suite 430, Houston, TX 77029
    Ph: 713-330-0761 Fax: (none entered)
  • 909 Decker Drive, Suite 124, Baytown, TX 77520
    Ph: 281-420-0502 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • No campaign website entered.
  • No campaign webform email entered.
  • Post Office Box 16128, Houston, TX 77222
    Ph: 281-999-5879 Fax: (none entered)

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.

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