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Capitol Update: Protecting Texas Liquified Natural Gas Exports

Updated: Apr 11

As we celebrate the Easter Holiday, we reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who endured unimaginable agony and suffered death on the cross so that we might be saved. As we remember that darkest of days, we find hope in knowing His sacrifice would be the beginning of an ever- lasting light that would shine upon the Earth as a pathway to eternal salvation. He has risen!

“But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, as He said. Come, see the place where He lay.’”

– Matthew 28:5-6

With that, here's an update from your State Capitol…


Capitol Update


As many of you may know, President Biden recently issued an executive order effectively pausing permit approval for new exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). This unilateral decision has drawn widespread criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike because of its potential to disrupt the global energy supply chain while also hurting the US economy. The United States is the world’s largest exporter of LNG. This decision is particularly damaging to the State of Texas, which leads the country in LNG production.

In response to President Biden’s decree, the Texas House moved quickly to establish the Select Committee on Protecting Texas LNG Exports to study the effect the Biden Administration’s executive action would have on the state. More specifically, the Committee will assess the potential economic impact of the decision and identify strategies to mitigate all adverse effects on the LNG industry, Texas’s energy sector, and the state’s economy as a whole. The Committee will formulate recommendations for legislative, legal, or other remedial actions to address the challenges posed by the federal suspension of LNG export permits.

As an ardent supporter of our state’s energy independence, I’m proud of the decisive action taken by the Texas House to push back against the Biden Administration’s latest attempt to undermine our state’s interests. I look forward to monitoring the progress made by the Select Committee on Protecting Texas LNG Exports and supporting their recommendations to protect and promote our state’s energy sector.

The mobile office is on the road again this month, and our District Director looks forward to seeing you on the following dates at the following times: April 3 at the San Augustine County Courthouse in San Augustine from 9-11 a.m.; April 10 at the Polk County Commissioner’s Courtroom in Livingston from 9-11 a.m. and the Tyler County Commissioner’s Courtroom in Woodville from 1:30-3:30 p.m.; and April 17 at the Houston County Courthouse Annex in Crockett from 9-11 a.m. and the Trinity County Courthouse in Groveton from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office if we can help you in any way. My district office may be reached at (936) 634-2762 and my Capitol office may be reached at (512) 463-0508. Additionally, I welcome you to follow along on my Official Facebook Page, where I will be posting regular updates on what's happening in your State Capitol and sharing information that could be useful to you and your family:





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