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Congressman Farenthold Urges Senate Majority Leader McConnell to Fight Against the President’s Executive Amnesty
January 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, January 28, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) joined more than 40 House Republican members to encourage Senate Majority Leader McConnell to schedule a vote on the House-passed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill that would block funding for the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty plan. “We write to urge you to bring H.R. 240 to the floor as soon as the Senate completes consideration of Keystone XL,” the letter states. "We believe that Se... More
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Congressman Farenthold Applauds the Strengthening of U.S. Anti-Human Trafficking Laws
January 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, January 27, 2015, the House of Representatives passed a series of five bipartisan bills aimed at strengthening our current anti-human trafficking laws. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) released the following statement: “An estimated 300,000 American children are at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking. No child should ever be subjected to this. That is why I voted to strengthen our current anti-trafficking laws because I believe that the pain caused by this mod... More
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Lynch-Farenthold’s Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act Advances Out of Committee
January 27, 2015
(Watch Congressman Farenthold’s Comments to the Oversight Committee) WASHINGTON, DC – Today, January 27, 2015, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the markup of H.R. 313, the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, authored by Congressman Stephen Lynch (MA-08) and Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27). This vital bi-partisan legislation, provides federal employees, who are also disabled veterans, with 104 hours of “Wounded Warrior leave” during their first year in... More
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Congressman Farenthold Launches Bipartisan Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Caucus
January 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, January 28, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) launched the bipartisan Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Caucus along with his colleague, Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) to help the development and timely exportation of LNG. The caucus also hopes to encourage a rational regulatory environment that ensures the production and exportation of LNG; creating jobs, helping the economy and cleaning the environment. Congressman Blake Farenthold: “Liquid Natural Gas is t... More
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Congressman Blake Farenthold, Appointed Vice Chair of House Transportation Subcommittee
January 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, January 27, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27), was appointed Vice Chairman of the Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes the economic and safety regulation of railroads, and the agencies that administer those regulations, pipeline safety, and the transportation of hazardous materials. Congressman Blake Farenthold on his appointment: “It is a privilege to serve in a leadership role on t... More
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