Lon Burnam: Houston Fundraiser At The West End Public House

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Lon Burnam: Houston Fundraiser At The West End Public House says
Hosts:
Sissy Farenthold
Alexander Forrest
Farrukh Shamsi
Bill White

Young Professionals Host Committee:
John C. Gorczynski
Harris County Young Democrats
Beth Martin
Philippe Nassif
Ivan Sanchez
Jacob Torres
Daniel Vasquez
Daniel Williams
Navid Zanjani

Come meet and greet Lon Burnam. The only REAL Democrat running for the Texas Railroad Commission. There will be complimentary snacks available.

What is the Railroad Commission?

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC; also sometimes called the Texas Railroad Commission, TRC) is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry, and surface coal and uranium mining. Despite its name, it no longer regulates railroads.

Established by the Texas Legislature in 1891, it is the state's oldest regulatory agency and began as part of the Efficiency Movement of the Progressive Era. From the 1930s to the 1960s it largely set world oil prices, but was displaced by OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) after 1973. In 1984, the federal government took over transportation regulation for railroads, trucking and buses, but the Railroad Commission kept its name. With an annual budget of $79 million, it now focuses entirely on oil, gas, mining, propane, and pipelines, setting allocations for production each month.
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By: Lon Burnam for Texas Railroad Commission

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