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Port of Corpus Christi Deepening and Widening Project Clears Hurdle
September 28, 2016
An amendment authored by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) passed the House today. Farenthold’s amendment designates that multiphase projects previously fully authorized and underway would not require a “new start” or “new investment” decision to continue work on separable elements. “I'm glad to see my amendment included in the Water Resources Development Act,” Congressman Farenthold said. “Many critical projects, such as the Port ... More
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Congressman Farenthold Statement on National Science Foundation Grant to Local Colleges
September 27, 2016
Del Mar College, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation have been awarded a $788,000 National Science Foundation – Advanced Technology Education (NSF-ATE) grant to be used for unmanned aircraft systems education. “This is an exciting opportunity for the Corpus Christi area,” said Congressman Farenthold. “This grant will allow Del Mar College, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and the Lone Star UAS Center to develop cutting edge unmanned aircraft system education ... More
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Congressman Farenthold Announces Participation in Congressional App Challenge
September 26, 2016
Congressman Farenthold’s office is excited to announce the 27th District of Texas will be participating in the Congressional App Challenge, an application development competition for U.S. high school students. The challenge submission period will run now through November 2, 2016. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. We strongly encourage students of all skill levels to participate, to learn how to create their own apps. W... More
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Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on the Passage of Language Authored in H.R. 5978
September 26, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) released the following statement today after the House voted to approve language he authored providing the Coast Guard authority to reimburse the Port of Corpus Christi for the installation of Aids to Navigation (ATONs) performed on its behalf. When the La Quinta channel was completed, Aids to Navigation (ATONs), such as buoys and beacons, were not installed and rather than experience a costly delay, the Port of Corpus Christi decided to perform the work. H.R.... More
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House Passes Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act
September 22, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5946, the United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act. “It's exciting to see Congressman Bob Dold and my legislation pass through the House with a vote of 415-1,” Congressman Farenthold said. “This vote makes clear the American people’s will to protect our Olympic and Paralympic athletes from heavy IRS taxation. When American athletes succeed on the global stage, they should be appl... More
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