Featured Member: Gene Green
Congressman Gene Green was first elected to Congress from the 29th Congressional District of Texas in 1992 after twenty years in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate. In 1996, Green was appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and currently serves as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Green, a native Houstonian, was born October 17, 1947. He received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston in 1971. He attended Bates College of Law at the University of Houston and was admitted as a member of the State Bar of Texas in 1977. Green is married to Helen Albers Green and they have two children and four grandchildren.
Rep. Green has been a strong supporter of pro-Israeli policy in the past. He has made numerous visits to gain first hand knowledge of the issues facing Israel. In August 2003, Green traveled with other Members of Congress to Israel which made for the largest single Congressional mission to Israel.
"Israel has had to overcome many obstacles in its 57 years of existence. On May 14, 1948, Israel proclaimed its independence. Less than 24 hours later, the armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq invaded the country, forcing Israel to defend itself. This war characterized the struggles the Israeli people have endured since 1948. However, in the face of this hostility from their neighbors, and the numerous terrorist attacks they have suffered, Israel has maintained the ideals it was founded on - pluralism, freedom, and human rights. Israel has served as a beacon of democracy in the Middle East and its shared values with the United States has led to a natural friendship between the two nations. We in Congress stand firmly behind Israel." - Gene Green in support of H. Con. Res. 149 in 2005