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Farenthold Co-Sponsors Legislation to Require HUD to Make Grants Eligible to Veteran Organizations
April 29, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) co-sponsored legislation today to allow veteran organizations classified as a 501(c)(19) non-profit organization to be eligible for grant funding through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). H.R. 2218, the REVAMP Act, sponsored by Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY-27), amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to require the Department of Housing and Urban Development to make competitive grants to eligible veterans’ service organizations for... More
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Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Data Transparency Legislation
April 26, 2016
Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06), Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) and Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) jointly introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to open up government data to improve services and support new discoveries in the private sector. The Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act requires that public data be accessible at Data.gov so individuals, organizations and other government offices can utilize it. “By embracing open data ... More
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Farenthold Statement on Lackland AFB Shooting
April 8, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement today, giving his condolences to the victim in the shooting at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. The base was put on lockdown Friday morning after reports of an active shooter where two people died in an apparent murder-suicide. “Debbie and I are deeply saddened by this tragedy and offer our prayers to those involved in the shooting today at Lackland Air Force Base,” Congressman Farenthold said. “While the preliminar... More
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Farenthold: US Should Urge More Screening for Refugees, Not Less
April 8, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement today after news reports that the Obama Administration is planning to spend far less time vetting Syrian refugees than previously planned. The Washington Times reported that a spike in Middle Eastern refugees will rush the vetting process in the U.S. from the initial 18 to 24-month timeframe to just three months. “I would like to remind President Obama that his own Administration has warned him that it’s incredibly difficult... More
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Farenthold Statement on Governors’ Coalition in Filing Amicus Brief
April 4, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) released the following statement today to express his support for Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a coalition of five other governors in filing an Amici Curae - or friend of the court brief - to the United States Supreme Court in United States of America v. Texas over President Obama’s executive amnesty order. The governors of Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wisconsin joined in the coalition. “I applaud the efforts of Governor Abbott to stand ... More
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