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Congressman Farenthold’s statement on new rule to combat seafood fraud
December 9, 2016
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Congressman Farenthold’s speaks on House floor in support of WIIN Act
December 8, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) spoke on the House floor today in support of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. You can watch the video here. Speech as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, which will improve our nation’s ports, create jobs and maintain American competitiveness in a global economy. American ports are the backbone of our economy, with ninety-nine percent of our ... More
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WIIN Act passes House
December 8, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement today after the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act passed the House 360-61. “American ports are the backbone of our economy, with ninety-nine percent of our overseas cargo moving through our ports and more than seventy-six thousand jobs in the 27th District of Texas alone directly impacted by port activity,” Congressman Farenthold said. “That’s why I authored language in the WIIN Act designed to impr... More
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Congressman Farenthold’s statement on loss of Marine pilot involved in training accident
December 8, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement after U.S. Marine Capt. James "Jake" Frederick was killed in a training accident in Okinawa, Japan. “Today, we’re reminded of the sacrifices that are given by those who work to keep our nation safe,” Congressman Farenthold said. “In this difficult time, our prayers are with the family of Capt. Frederick. As friends of the Frederick family for many years, I know Capt. Frederick served his country with honor and dignity.” Fred... More
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Port of Bay City included in WIIN legislation
December 6, 2016
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement after language he authored was included in the final draft of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. His language includes approval of feasibility studies for the navigation project at the Port of Bay City, and the hurricane and storm damage reduction navigation project for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Matagorda and Brazoria Counties. Passage of the bill by both the House and Senate is expected... More
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