Author Archives: Elizabeth Ames Jones

About Elizabeth Ames Jones

Elizabeth Ames Jones is a former member and the immediate past Chairwoman of the legendary Texas Railroad Commission, serving from 2005 to 2012. She was originally appointed to the Railroad Commission by Governor Rick Perry and was then elected to a full six year term in 2006. Prior to her service on the Railroad Commission, Elizabeth Ames Jones was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000 from District 121 in Bexar County, Texas.2. In the Texas House, she was recognized as a “Fighter for Free Enterprise” and was in the trenches for tort reform legislation and cutting government spending. Her confidence in the benefits to society of limited government is only matched by her support for our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. She has been married to Will Jones, an attorney in Austin, for over 28 years and they are the proud parents of two grown children

Don’t try to improve Renewable Fuel Standard, repeal it

   Congress shouldn’t be picking energy winners and losers By Elizabeth Ames Jones | July 9, 2013 | Little noticed that while the immigration debate raged in the Senate last month, the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House … Continue reading

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The Nation’s Most Endangered Species: The American Middle Class[1]

  Over the past 30 years the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has used the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to put people out of work and to shut down major industries in the United States in the name of … Continue reading

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The Greatest Political Privilege

  By Elizabeth Ames Jones, Texas Railroad Commissioner According to Former British Prime Minister, Dame Margaret Thatcher, “Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history; America is a product of philosophy.” Thatcher was right. She recognized that … Continue reading

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