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House of Representatives Vote to Pass NDAA
May 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2016. National Defense The NDAA supports authorizing security assistance to Iraqi forces and reinforces the mission against the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL). It includes enhancing military capabilities in Syria and Jordan to further efforts to defeat the terrorist group known as ISIL. “Today, the House of Representatives exercised its Constitutional authority to reg... More
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Farenthold, Eshoo Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Protect Free Speech On The Internet
May 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Blake Farenthold (TX-27) and Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) introduced bipartisan legislation today to enhance free speech protections for consumers on the Internet. Chairman Darrell Issa (CA-49), Chairman Trent Franks (AZ-08), and Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) are also original co-sponsors of the legislation. The SPEAK FREE Act of 2015, will protect citizens from frivolous lawsuits that target their First Amendment Rights. Based on the Texas Citizens Participation Act, this bill will p... More
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House Passes NSA Bulk Collection Reforms
May 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, May 13, 2015, the House of Representatives passed a bill to prohibit bulk collection of all records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act, provides greater protections for civil liberties by prohibiting bulk collection of all records and improving transparency through declassifying FISA Court opinions. “For too long the NSA has run afoul of the Constitution and Congressional intent,” said Congressman Farenthold (TX-27). “While the USA FREED... More
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Congress Passes Bill to Stop EPA from Overregulating Waters of the United States
May 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – A bill to stop President Obama’s EPA from overregulating water rights passed the House of Representatives today. The bipartisan, Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, requires the withdrawal of the Obama Administration’s EPA proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The Administration’s WOTUS rule undermines the rulemaking process and many long-standing federal-state partnerships in regulating our country’s waters. After hearing from farmers throughout Texas, Con... More
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Farenthold Applauds Final Authorization on Cheniere’s Corpus Christi LNG Project
May 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, May 12, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) released the following statement after the Department of Energy “DOE” approved Cheniere Energy’s LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. “This is a big deal for our local, state, and national economy,” said Congressman Farenthold. “Cheniere has been waiting for approval longer than I’ve served in Congress. With final approval from the DOE, Cheniere Energy is ready to break ground and begin construction on their LNG ... More
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