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  • Senate Introduces Companion Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights of Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced companion legislation in the Senate this week 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 r... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Introduces Innocent Sellers Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act. The legislation protects sellers who do not design, manufacture or alter products that later are determined to be defective. “If a retailer of a product didn’t make it, change it, lie about it, or install it, they should not have to face a products liability lawsuit,” Congressman Farenthold said. Background: The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act states that a seller sh... Read more

  • Goodlatte and Farenthold Praise House Judiciary Approval of the FACT Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statements upon the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (H.R. 906) by a vote of 19-11. Chairman Goodlatte: “Asbestos victims often spend years in the courts to have their legitimate claims addressed and properly adjudicated. Many must look to the bankruptc... Read more

  • Regulatory Integrity Act: Congressman Farenthold’s Remarks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Eliminating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse, Regulatory Reform

    Full Committee Business Meeting Click above to watch Congressman Farenthold's remarks. As prepared for delivery: “Every year, federal agencies issue thousands of new regulations, each which must be reviewed in a period of notice and comment. These periods allow the public an opportunity to review the regulations and offer constructive feedback for the agencies to take into consideration. Unfortunately, we’ve seen agencies ignore these comments time and time again. Even worse, we’ve occasionally ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s statement on arson investigation of Victoria Islamic Center
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement today after officials announced they are investigating the fire at the Victoria Islamic Center as arson. “It was extremely upsetting to hear the cause of the Victoria Mosque fire was ruled arson. While there is currently no suspect, the perpetrator must be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Congressman Farenthold said. Officials announced three rewards are being offered for to $10,000 each ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold, Polis reintroduce YODA Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology and Entertainment

    Today, introduced was You Own Devices Act (YODA), by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.). In 2015, was when the pair introduced the legislation together. Allowing essential software to travel with physical devices, like computers, YODA will do. By modernizing copyright law in this way, a consumer can sell, lease or give away a computer, as well as the licenses for essential software that allows the computer to operate, it will. “The YODA bill, today, I did file,” said ... Read more

  • FHWA, TxDOT Reach New Deal to Fund Harbor Bridge
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrasturcture

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released a statement today in support of the new agreement between the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that complies with federal and state laws. Previously, the FHWA under President Obama had attempted to force TxDOT to pay relocation benefits to illegal aliens in violation of state and federal laws. “This is the kind of cooperation states should be seeing with the federal government,” Congressman Fa... Read more

  • FHWA Attempts to Skirt Law, Force TxDOT to Pay Housing Benefits to Illegal Aliens
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Transportation and Infrasturcture

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released a statement today in support of the Texas Department of Transportation. Prior to leaving office, President Obama’s administration and the Federal Highway Administration broke an agreement with TxDOT by attempting to force the agency to pay relocation benefits to illegal aliens in violation of state and federal law. TxDOT has worked to pay fair market value and relocation costs for residents in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Corpus Christi as part of... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s Statement Following President Trump’s Executive Order to Build Border Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement this afternoon after President Trump signed an executive order fulfilling his campaign promise of building a wall between the United States and Mexico. “Our border is not secure. Drug dealers, human traffickers, smugglers and others seeking to do us harm are exploiting this weakness,” said Congressman Farenthold. “President Trump and I agree—we must secure the border. I will support the President’s plan and look forward to c... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy , Energy Independence , Eliminating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse, Regulatory Reform, Technology and Entertainment

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement today after being appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment: “I want every American to be able to enjoy our natural resources, whether it’s through lower gasoline and electric prices, more jobs as a result of using what we have in this great country, or having more access to and a better experience at our national parks,” Congressman Farenthold said. “I want an EPA that works with America... Read more