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Congressman Farenthold Greets Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen During Visit to U.S.
January 7, 2017
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Congressman Farenthold Introduces Bill to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights of Military Families
January 5, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) introduced legislation today to protect the Second Amendment rights of spouses of military members. The Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act allows spouses of active duty service members to purchase firearms in the state where they live due to military orders. Currently, the Gun Control Act of 1968 mandates that citizens can legally only purchase a handgun in the state where they are considered residents. Exceptions were made for active d... More
Veteran Care a Priority in Congress
January 4, 2017
This opinion article originally appeared in The Caller Times As I travel throughout the district I represent in Texas, veterans tell me time and again the VA system is broken and they are not receiving the timely quality care they’ve earned. This failure is a national disgrace and must be fixed. I'm attacking this problem on two fronts: at home and in Washington D.C. Locally, I’ve assembled a group of top-notch “Red Tape Cutters” whose job it is to help people with problems dealing with the fede... More
Congress Must Update Privacy Laws
January 3, 2017
This article originally posted on The Hill Imagine living in a country where individual privacy is not protected. Where local police officers can read your text messages without a warrant. Where state and federal officers can trick your cell phone into thinking it’s connecting to a cell tower when it’s really connecting to a device that gives big brother your location and the telephone numbers you’re calling. Where none of your cell phone use is private and some officers don’t need probable caus... More
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Congressman Farenthold’s statement on Corpus Christi water issue
December 15, 2016
Corpus Christi, TX - Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement today as he works with local, state and federal officials to find a resolution to the water issue in Corpus Christi. “As a result of the most recent water advisory, I've spoken with officials at TCEQ, Governor Abbott's office and the city of Corpus Christi,” said Congressman Farenthold. “TCEQ is working with the EPA to first solve the problem and then to make sure this doesn't happen again. I've offered ... More
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