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  • Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) issued the following statement on Syria: “The actions of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were despicable and as President Donald Trump said, crossed many lines. The president demonstrated last night that America says what it means and means what it says. Chemical weapons attacks are simply unacceptable.” ### Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Gorsuch Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) issued the following statement on Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation: “I’m glad my colleagues in the Senate were able to move forward on Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch will be a fine addition to the Court. His outstanding record as a jurist makes him a great replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.” ### Read more

  • Representatives Farenthold, Weber, Babin, and Johnson Announce Texas Maritime Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas), Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) announced the creation of the Texas Maritime Caucus Wednesday. The mission of the Caucus is to promote Texas ports and waterway districts, illustrate the importance of the ports and waterways to areas of the state and nation beyond the Gulf of Mexico, and advocate for changes in current law to facilitate optimal import and export of cargo and the transportation of pass... Read more

  • Farenthold, Polis, Paul, and Wyden Bill Requires Warrants to Search Americans’ Digital Devices at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., today introduced the Protecting Data at the Border Act to ensure Americans are not forced to endure indiscriminate and suspicionless searches of their phones, laptops and other digital devices just to cross the border. The bipartisan, bicameral bill shuts down a legal Bermuda Triangle that currently allows law enforcement agencies to search Americans’ phones and laptops – including pictu... Read more

  • Lawmakers Push for Open Data in Government
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27), Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06), and Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) jointly reintroduced 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. Last week, the House ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Statement on American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) is disappointed the House did not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare Friday afternoon. “While I wasn’t happy with some aspects of this bill, I believed it was the best option we had for actually repealing Obamacare,” said Congressman Farenthold. “I’m hopeful that the House or Senate will come up with a better plan. I will do everything I can to keep my promise to repeal Obamacare.” Farenthold has voted more than 65 times to repeal, replace, or modify Obam... Read more

  • Bipartisan Data Transparency Bill Discussed in Key Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, a key House committee discussed bipartisan, bicameral legislation to open up government data to improve services and support new discoveries in the private sector. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reviewed a bill originally introduced by Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27). Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. The Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data A... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Meets with President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    This morning, Congressman Blake Farenthold met with President Trump to discuss repealing and replacing Obamacare. While Farenthold felt the repeal and replacement didn’t go far enough, after President Trump agreed to give more power to the states and add pro-life protection and at the president’s request, he agreed to support the legislation and work with the administration to continue to improve the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. “President Trump specifically asked for my support of this ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s statement on repeal of WOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform

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  • Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act: Congressman Farenthold’s Remarks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Hearing As prepared for delivery: "This morning the Subcommittee meets to examine H.R. 372, the 'Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017.' Historically, the business of insurance was viewed as not falling within interstate commerce and thus subject to state, not federal, regulation. In 1944, the Supreme Court effectively reversed itself on this question, holding that federal antitrust laws were applicable to an insurance ass... Read more