HCR 63

84(R) - 2015
House International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
House International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Business, Industry, & Commerce
Energy & Environment
Federal Government
Intergovernmental Affairs
Natural Resources

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
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  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Gene Wu


Alma A. Allen
Carol Alvarado
Rafael Anchia
Charles Anderson
Rodney Anderson
Trent Ashby
Jimmie Don Aycock
Cecil Bell Jr.
Cesar Blanco
Dwayne Bohac
Dennis Bonnen
Greg Bonnen
Cindy Burkett
DeWayne Burns
Dustin Burrows
Angie Chen Button
Terry Canales
Travis Clardy
Garnet F. Coleman
Nicole Collier
Tom Craddick
Tony Dale
Drew Darby
Sarah Davis
Harold Dutton Jr.
Gary Elkins
Wayne Faircloth
Joe Farias
Marsha Farney
Allen Fletcher
Dan Flynn
James Frank
John Frullo
Rick Galindo
Charlie Geren
Helen Giddings
Craig Goldman
Larry Gonzales
Bobby Guerra
Ryan Guillen
Roland Gutierrez
Patricia Harless
Ana Hernandez
Abel Herrero
Bryan Hughes
Jason Isaac
Celia Israel
Eric Johnson
Kyle Kacal
James Keffer
Mark Keough
Ken King
Phil King
Tracy King
Stephanie Klick
Matt Krause
John Kuempel
Lyle Larson
Oscar Longoria
J.M. Lozano
Eddie Lucio III
Marisa Marquez
Armando Martinez
Ruth Jones McClendon
Morgan Meyer
Doug Miller
Joe Moody
Sergio Munoz Jr.
Jim Murphy
Andrew Murr
Gilbert Pena
Dade Phelan
Larry Phillips
John Raney
Ron Reynolds
Matt Rinaldi
Justin Rodriguez
Ramon Romero Jr.
Mike Schofield
Kenneth Sheets
J.D. Sheffield
Ron Simmons
David Simpson
Wayne Smith
John Smithee
Stuart Spitzer
Phil Stephenson
Jonathan Stickland
Tony Tinderholt
Chris Turner
Scott Turner
Sylvester Turner
Gary VanDeaver
Armando Walle
James White
Molly White
Paul Workman
John Wray
Bill Zedler
John Zerwas

Bill Caption

Urging the U.S. Congress to expedite natural gas exports.

Fiscal Notes

There is no fiscal note at this time.

Bill Analysis

HCR 63 is a resolution recommending that the United States Congress expedite natural gas exports. The majority of the bill highlights the importance of natural gas to the United States economy. These statements are as follows:

- The United States produces more natural gas than any other state.

- As of 2012 natural gas development supports 900,000 jobs in the United States.

- Natural gas had an important geopolitical role to play.

- Expansion of natural gas exports would help the United States and WTO states in the international realm.

HCR 63 ends with the resolution that the 84th Legislature of Texas urge the United States Congress to expedite natural gas exports, and that copies of this resolution will be sent to the President of the United States, the president of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Texas delegation to the United States Congress. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

We agree that natural gas is an important component of the economies of both Texas and the United States. The findings of HCR 63 are accurate and the resolutions are laudable. If congress does indeed expedite natural gas exports, there will be significant gains to be had, in the realms of deregulation and free trade. As such we support the aims of HCR 63.