Congressman Randy Weber is a public servant, proven conservative, former small business owner, and third generation Texan, representing the 14thDistrict of Texas.
He holds a key leadership role on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (SST), serving as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy. Congressman Weber is also a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) where he serves on three subcommittees: Water Resources and Environment; Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation; and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. His first two terms in Congress, the Congressman served on the Foreign Affairs Committee.
In 2018, Rep. Weber led the effort to get the Nuclear Energy Innovations Capabilities Act signed into law. NEICA, as it’s known in the nuclear community, authorized key advanced nuclear research and development activities at the Department of Energy, including a plan for the establishment of the Versatile Test Reactor, an experimental fast neutron reactor critical to testing and commercializing the next generation of nuclear technologies. Last Congress, to build on this success, Rep. Weber introduced the Nuclear Energy for the Future Act to make nuclear energy even safer, more efficient, and more affordable through the development of advanced technologies. The Nuclear Energy for the Future Act supports public-private partnerships for coordination and resource sharing among the nation’s top nuclear energy experts and includes the authorization of full funding needed to complete the Versatile Test Reactor.
For over 68 years, Randy Weber has called the Gulf Coast home - a place to start a family and build a business. Although juggling work and family takes great amounts of time and effort, Weber makes time to be an active member of his church and community. Weber built his air conditioning company, Weber’s Air & Heat, in 1981 from scratch, and grew his business by using, what his grandfather used to call, ‘good old-fashion Texas horse sense and a strong work ethic.’ Like others who have successfully moved from business to public service, it is Weber’s real-world experience in the private sector that underpins his commitment to lower taxes, his contempt for wasteful spending, and his firm dedication to better schools.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Weber served four years in the Texas State House. During his tenure, Weber served on the committees of Environmental Regulation, Public Education, and as Vice Chair of Border and Intergovernmental Affairs. While serving in the Texas House, Randy Weber authored landmark legislation to combat human trafficking and protect women, young girls, and boys - some as young as 12 years old. On the House Foreign Affairs committee, Weber continued the fight against human trafficking, as well as, co-sponsored legislation to strengthen our foreign policies and relationship with our allies across the globe.
As Ranking Member of the Energy Subcommittee, Weber’s top priority is to fight for sane energy policies that will not stifle our economy, but create jobs and promote our business community. As the Congressional member with the largest maritime district in the country, Weber is particularly excited about tackling key legislation like the Water Resource Development Reauthorization Act, the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act, and the FEMA Reauthorization Act.
Weber has lived in a 20-mile radius for all his life and has been married to Brenda Weber, a retired schoolteacher, for over 45 years. He is a graduate of Alvin Community College, and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Randy and Brenda have three children and eight wonderful grandchildren. He previously served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.