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Reps. Farenthold and Lynch Introduce Bill to Fight Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing
July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, July 29, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) introduced, H.R. 3282, the Protecting Honest Fishermen Act of 2015. This bill will level the playing field for honest American fishermen who are playing by the rules and competing with illegal and mislabeled products. This bill will require important information to accompany the seafood from the boat to the end consumer. Currently, U.S. fishermen already provide this information, ... More
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Farenthold Praises Caterpillar’s Move to Victoria Texas
July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, July 28, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) released the following statement after Caterpillar Inc. announced its intention to begin designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas. ?o:p> “This is great news for the Crossroads area. Having Caterpillar move its design and manufacturing of vocational trucks from Mexico to Texas, means more jobs, a stronger local economy, and that “Made in the U.S.A.” pride.?Caterpillar... More
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Rep. Farenthold Votes to Rein in Agency Regulations
July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, July 28, 2015, the House of Representatives has once again passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, (“REINS Act”). Under the REINS Act, Congress now has the power to approve or disprove of any Agency regulation put forth that will have a significant impact on our economy. Congressman Farenthold urges his colleagues in the Senate to promptly put this bill on the President’s desk. “Americans are fed up with unelected bureaucrats making laws,” said ... More
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Rep. Farenthold Calls on the President to Remove IRS Commissioner
July 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, July 27, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) joins the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in calling for the resignation of IRS Commissioner Koskinen. Since the IRS Targeting investigation, Commissioner Koskinen has failed to comply with Congressional subpoenas, failed to preserve or produce up to 24,000 relevant emails, and failed to testify truthfully in front of the Oversight Committee. “As someone who has worked in the computer industry, in my opinion, l... More
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Rep. Farenthold Supports the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
July 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, July 27, 2015, the House of Representatives (TX-27) unanimously passed H.J Res 61, the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015, making it easier for Veterans to find jobs. “Under the Hire More Heroes Act, if a Veteran has medical benefits through the VA or the DOD then the Obamacare employer mandate is waived. This will make it easier for our heroes to find good paying jobs while easing the burden of healthcare costs on small businesses. Our Veterans shouldn’t miss job opportunities... More
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