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Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act: Congressman Farenthold’s Remarks
February 16, 2017
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Hearing As prepared for delivery: "This morning the Subcommittee meets to examine H.R. 372, the 'Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017.' Historically, the business of insurance was viewed as not falling within interstate commerce and thus subject to state, not federal, regulation. In 1944, the Supreme Court effectively reversed itself on this question, holding that federal antitrust laws were applicable to an insurance ass... More
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Senate Introduces Companion Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights of Military Families
February 16, 2017
Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced companion legislation in the Senate this week to protect the Second Amendment rights of spouses of military members. The Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act allows spouses of active duty service members to purchase firearms in the state where they live due to military orders. Currently, the Gun Control Act of 1968 mandates that citizens can legally only purchase a handgun in the state where they are considered r... More
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Congressman Farenthold Introduces Innocent Sellers Fairness Act
February 16, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act. The legislation protects sellers who do not design, manufacture or alter products that later are determined to be defective. “If a retailer of a product didn’t make it, change it, lie about it, or install it, they should not have to face a products liability lawsuit,” Congressman Farenthold said. Background: The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act states that a seller sh... More
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Goodlatte and Farenthold Praise House Judiciary Approval of the FACT Act
February 15, 2017
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statements upon the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (H.R. 906) by a vote of 19-11. Chairman Goodlatte: “Asbestos victims often spend years in the courts to have their legitimate claims addressed and properly adjudicated. Many must look to the bankruptc... More
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Regulatory Integrity Act: Congressman Farenthold’s Remarks
February 14, 2017
Full Committee Business Meeting Click above to watch Congressman Farenthold's remarks. As prepared for delivery: “Every year, federal agencies issue thousands of new regulations, each which must be reviewed in a period of notice and comment. These periods allow the public an opportunity to review the regulations and offer constructive feedback for the agencies to take into consideration. Unfortunately, we’ve seen agencies ignore these comments time and time again. Even worse, we’ve occasionally ... More
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