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Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Recent Shootings
July 8, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) spoke to Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. today asking the country to remain calm and end the violence that the country is plagued with after two men were shot by police officers this week. What began as a peaceful protest in Dallas, turned into a horrific tragedy when police officers were gunned down by civilians on rooftops. “This is a very turbulent time in our country right now and emotions are running high,” Congressman Blake Farenthold said. “We have to be extr... More
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Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Private Meeting Between Lynch, Clinton
July 1, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) released the following statement today after news reports revealed that Attorney General Lorett... More
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Supreme Court Blocks President Obama’s Executive Order on Amnesty
June 23, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 in the case of United States v. Texas, thus upholding the lower court’s decision that the President’s executive action to allow five million unauthorized immigrants to remain in the U.S. and receive work permits was not constitutional. The President’s proposal, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), shielded approximately 5 million people who entered the country illegally if their ... More
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Subcommittee Examines Legislation to Protect Free Speech
June 22, 2016
The Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee held a hearing today to examine Congressman Blake Farenthold’s (R-TX) legislation to protect free speech. H.R. 2304, the “SPEAK Free Act.” This “anti-SLAPP” legislation is designed to curb abusive, strategic lawsuits against public policy often filed against online reviewers, citizen journalists, and others to stifle free speech with expensive litigation. The SPEAK Free Act allows defendants to stop these suits early in the litigation process, befo... More
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Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee to Examine Legislation to Curb SLAPP Lawsuits
June 16, 2016
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 1 p.m., the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a legislative hearing on H.R. 2304, the “Speak Free Act.” This bill provides a special motion to dismiss early in litigation as well as a stay on discovery in federal court in order to combat SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation), which are lawsuits filed to intimidate Americans from exercising their First Amendment rights. Witnesses for the hearing are: · Aaron Schur, Seni... More
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