Who is Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green?

Map of the 29th Congressional District of Texas

Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green Democrat (aka Gene Green) serves Texas' 29th district including parts of Houston, Pasadena and Baytown Texas, has been in Congress for a long, long time; since elected in 1992.

Opponent in the Nov 02, 2010 Congressional House of Representatives race is Roy Morales(R)

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Is Gene Green a moderate, as he claims?

"The speaker (Nancy Pelosi) and I get along personally, but she knows that I have a district to represent," says Green. "I'm always frank with her. I've never been a 'yes person.'"

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7175092.html

Or is he just as radical as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama according to how he voted?

Gene Green Votes with party 98%, Abstains: 4% -http://www.opencongress.org/person/show/400160_Raymond_Green

"Gene Green is a Liberal Populist. "
Source: http://www.ontheissues.org/TX/Gene_Green.htm

Decide for yourself.

Does he LISTEN TO or CARE ABOUT the people?

He's a 100% Democrat Party guy - No Matter How Radical They Have Become. Amazingly, he has voted with the Democrats including Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi over 98% of the time regardless of how his vote could affect the people of his district, not to mention the rest of the country. But why listen to you?

He supports forcing you to show ID even to enter his "public" town hall meetings BUT he says no one need show ID to get to vote to register to vote or cast a vote in a Federal election.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2009/08/11/cant-make-it-dem-rep-who-opposes-photo-id-vote-requiring-photo-id-town-h

Vote
Source: http://www.issues2000.org/TX/Gene_Green.htm

Any questions?

and Green's latest town hall -

http://www.bigjolly.com/sections/national/401-gene-green-town-hall-8-16-2010.html

Government Health Care - Gene Green Voted Yes, is this your vote?

03/21/2010 - "The time for health reform has come and I cannot ignore these benefits to our district when health insurance premiums are growing at three times the pace of wages."

Really?

Medicare plans destroyed, forces people to buy government approved insurance or pay a huge fine, government takeover of doctor-patient decisions, massive increase in insurance premiums and healthcare rationing on the way.

Vote: Obama and Nancy Pelosi - Yes
Vote: Gene Green - Yes

Date Name of Bill Vote
3/21/10 Vote 165: H R 3590: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Yes
3/21/10 Vote 155: H R 4840: Clarence D. Lumpkin Post Office Designation Yes

Apparently Clarence D. Lumpkin is just as important as government takeover of healthcare.

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/g000410/votes/page5/

"Gene Green has voted with a majority of his Democratic colleagues 98.3% of the time during the current Congress."

Failed Stimulus, over and over - voted Yes when he knew it would fail and the money would be wasted. Did he bail out his buddies?

We've lost 3 million jobs so far, unemployment is still over 9.5% after 18+ months of this administration and we're over $14 TRILLION in debt.

Houston Chronicle, Sep 21, 2010 ... "I wish I could tell people in my district the stimulus has helped, but they're looking for the impact -- and so am I," says Rep. Gene Green ..., D-Houston, whose largely blue-collar, Hispanic-majority congressional district has been promised almost $256 million that so far has generated only 126 direct jobs.

Source: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7210083.html

What did we get for the money?

$256 million for 126 Jobs???

Some, just a portion, of YOUR money spent by Gene Green:

  • Voted YES on $192B additional "stimulus" spending. (07 / 2009)
  • Voted Yes on $825B "Economic Stimulus Plan" and "Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")" (01/08 - 02/08)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for more jobs, infrastructure, and energy (09 / 2008)
  • And on and on and on ...

Gene bailed out the car companies and their unions:

  • Voted - YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler and their unions. (12 / 2008)

Some info from: http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=27100

Sep 21, 2010 ... "I wish I could tell people in my district the stimulus has helped, but they're looking for the impact -- and so am I," says Rep. Gene Green ...

CAP AND TAX

Gene wants your gasoline, gas and oil bills to go up - way up; and for the oil and chemical industry jobs to be shipped overseas due to extreme regulation and your electric bill to "necessarily skyrocket" (as Obama said HE wanted)

Establishes a cap and trade program in which covered entities are prohibited from emitting greenhouse gas in excess of the number of emission allowances and offset credits that the entity acquired during each calendar year (Sec. 311).

  • Specifies that a "covered entity" includes, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 312):
  • Any electricity source;
  • Stationary source that produces and entities that import for sale or distribution in 2008 or any subsequent year petroleum-based or coal-based liquid fuel, petroleum coke, or natural gas liquid, the combustion of which would emit at least 25,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent of greenhouse gas;
  • Any geologic sequestration site;
  • Any stationary source involved in adipic acid production, primary aluminum production, ammonia manufacturing, cement production other than grinding-only operations, hydrochlorofluorocarbon production, lime manufacturing, nitric acid production, petroleum refining, phosphoric acid production, silicon carbine production, soda ash production, titanium dioxide production, and coal-based liquid or gaseous fuel production; and
  • Natural gas local distribution companies that deliver at least 460 million cubic feet of natural gas.

Source: http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=26496&can_id=27100

Gene voted YES on CAP and Trade Energy Tax - he helped push it over the top regardless of what happens to you.

Representative Green voted YES
06/26/2009 Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade") HR 2454 Y Bill Passed - House (219 - 212)

Why? Any special favors involved for a special few ?

Green says Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who heads the panel, is trying to entice him into voting for the bill by giving some refineries favorable treatment in the administration's "cap and trade" system, which is expected to generate hundreds of billions of dollars over the coming years. Under the plan, companies would pay for the right to emit carbon dioxide, but Green and other lawmakers are angling to get a free pass for refineries in their districts. "We've been talking," Green said, referring to a meeting he had with Waxman on Tuesday night. "To put together a bill that passes, they have to get our votes, and I'm not going to vote for a bill without refinery allowances."

Source:Washington Examiner - (04/24/2009) - http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/To-get-votes-Waxman-offers-cap-and-trade-breaks_04_24-43592342.html

Is Gene Green Owned by SPECIAL INTERESTS?

Gene is supported by unions, big corporations and other special interests (maybe not your interests)

Gene Green (D) Financials*

Raised: $1,023,540
Spent: $871,510
Cash on Hand: $752,065
Last Report: October 13, 2010

Source: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00005870

Contribution Breakdown:

PAC contributions $769,297 (75%)
Individual contributions $239,178 (23%)
Candidate self-financing $0 (0%)
Other $15,065 (1%)

Totals By Industry

  • Health Professionals $116,315
  • Oil & Gas $62,600
  • Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $54,019
  • Building Trade Unions $45,500
  • Lawyers/Law Firms $45,500
  • Electric Utilities $44,675
  • Industrial Unions $35,500
  • Transportation Unions $32,000
  • TV/Movies/Music $27,400
  • Chemical & Related Manufacturing $19,500
  • Telephone Utilities $18,500
  • Public Sector Unions $14,500
  • Air Transport $12,500
  • Sea Transport $12,100
  • Lobbyists $11,650
  • Beer, Wine & Liquor $10,900
  • Health Services/HMOs $9,500
  • Misc Energy $9,000
  • Automotive $8,000
  • General Contractors $7,800
To name a few:

Source:

Center for Responsive Politics - http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=TX29&cycle=2010

Abortion:

If you want to know about how Gene Green stands on abortion then check out his votes:

  • NO on banning partial-birth abortions
  • NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes
  • NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info
  • NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother's life
  • NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research

Source: http://www.issues2000.org/tx/gene_green.htm