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Congressman Farenthold Questions Turing Pharmaceuticals, FDA on Increasing Drug Prices
February 4, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, questioned the Chief Commercial Officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Nancy Retzlaff, and representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The wholesale price for 30 of the top-selling U.S. drugs increased 76 percent between 2010 and 2014, which represents eight times the general inflation rate. Retzlaff testified that of the 3,000 people using Daraprim, the patients aren’t usually paying for it; everyone... More
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Congressman Farenthold Questions Dept. of Education CIO
February 2, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) questioned Danny Harris, Chief Information Officer for the Department of Education, today during a congressional hearing on the use of equipment. The IG found that Harris used the department’s resources to support two home businesses, awarded contracts to personal friends, took actions to help a relative secure employment, and ignored his office’s own security procedures while running his companies using government equipment. “After the breach at the OPM, t... More
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Second Largest Cross in the World to be Erected in Texas
January 29, 2016
Corpus Christi will be the proud location of the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere. Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) will be speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony this Sunday. The cross will be located across from the Veteran’s Cemetery and will stand as a silent vigil over the soldiers who also sacrificed for their fellow man. At 210 feet tall, and with a cross beam of 95 feet, the Corpus Christi cross will be made of cold rolled steel and be visible up to three miles away. This c... More
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AP: Unaccompanied Minors Became Victims of Child Sex Abuse After Feds Lowered Safety Standards
January 26, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement today after an Associated Press investigation revealed that unaccompanied minors who crossed the border alone into the U.S. became victims of sexual abuse, are being forced to work with little or no pay, and are being denied food and education. “While it may be easy to chalk this up to another failure by the Obama administration, what makes this failure so disturbing is the young victims these lax policies created,” Farentho... More
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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Obama’s Amnesty Programs
January 19, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement today after the announcement that the Supreme Court will hear an appeal by the Department of Justice on President Obama’s executive actions that gives amnesty to people who came to, and remain, in the country illegally. Obama announced in 2014 that he was creating the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) guidelines. More than half of the st... More
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