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  • 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

  • Representative Chris Collins Joined by Reps. Farenthold and Jones Reintroduces Legislation to Blow Back Wind Turbines
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: South Texas Military Facilities

    Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) was joined today by Congressmen Blake Farenthold (TX-27) and Walter B. Jones (NC-3) to introduce legislation that would curb the installation of wind turbines in close proximity to military installations. Congressmen Collins, Farenthold, and Jones introduced the “Protection of Military Airfields from Wind Turbine Encroachment Act” in an effort to ensure that any new wind turbines built within a 50-mile radius of a military installation will be deemed ineligible ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Greets Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen During Visit to U.S.
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

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  • Congressman Farenthold Introduces Bill to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights of Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s statement on Corpus Christi water issue
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s statement on new rule to combat seafood fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Eliminating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

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