Read More

Past Issues (PDF)

Tools

Links

Latest Comments

Site search

Stay Connected



Special Feature

Recently Added

Articles by Date

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
       
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
       
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
       
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
       
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
       
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
       
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
       
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
       
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
2829     
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
       
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
       
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
       
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
       
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
       
       
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
       
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
       
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
       
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
       
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
       
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728 
       
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
       

Congressman Green holds Town Hall meeting at North Channel Library

CONGRESSMAN GENE GREEN talks about Congressional bills that have recently been enacted, and legislation such as the Affordable Care Act, that affect local citizens. (NORTH CHANNEL STAR PHOTO/HOFFMAN)

CONGRESSMAN GENE GREEN talks about Congressional bills that have recently been enacted, and legislation such as the Affordable Care Act, that affect local citizens. (NORTH CHANNEL STAR PHOTO/HOFFMAN)

Congressman Gene Green met with his constituents in the North Shore area last Wednesday night, updated them on legislative action in Congress, and answered questions from the audience.

Green said that he meets with the public on the twice yearly Congressional breaks, in January and August, but is always available to take phone calls, or have his offices work on problems that a resident of his district might have.

This Town Hall meeting is only one of about five public events that Green has conducted in January. He also held a Senior Issues Forum Wednesday morning, at the Baldree Center on Corpus Christi in Channelview. At that Forum, representatives from federal and county agencies were on hand to answer questions from senior citizens, and help them with needed service. These included Social Security Administration, County Area on Aging, and the Better Business Bureau.

Green reminded the audience that on Monday, February 10th, he is sponsoring a workshop on “Paying for College” at Chavez High School, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Issues that Green spoke about at this Town Hall included the omnibus Budget Bill that was recently passed, federal debt reduction, healthcare benefits and limitations due to Texas not participating, a Job Fair that will be held soon, increased domestic energy production in the U.S., because of the hydraulic fracturing technique and horizontal drilling, and what it means to more jobs in the Houston area, and how it affects the local economy.

Green plans another Healthcare or ACA workshop on March 15th, at M.O. Campbell Center in Aldine, just before the deadline to sign up for ACA this year. He said that the ACA is more important in Texas, because this state has the highest percentage of uninsured, and the largest number of people uninsured, in the United States.

Green also serves on Energy and Commerce committees, as well as the healthcare subcommittee.

Questions from the audience included whether he would participate in the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Houston Ship Channel, which he said he was working on, and how his “ADAPT” legislation would help the pharmaceutical industry search for a substitute for the common antibiotic drugs in use today that are no longer as effective.

Green also said he was actively attempting to get more FQHC, or Federal Quality Health Clinics set up in the Houston area, and more specifically his 29th District, due to the lack of insured healthcare services.

He is also working on Job Fairs for San Jacinto College North in May, and one sooner in Jacinto City.