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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

  • Congressman Farenthold Discusses Taxes, Veterans Care, Border Security at Victoria Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Jobs and the Economy , Energy Independence , Second Amendment , Healthcare, Seniors and Veterans , Regulatory Reform, Obamacare Alternatives

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement this afternoon after hosting a town hall discussion covering taxation, veterans care, energy prices, border security, the Iran deal and the TPP among other topics. “It was great to have a full house of folks passionate about their country at my town hall in Victoria this afternoon,” said Congressman Farenthold. “It makes me proud to represent Victoria when I see constituents so focused on working to get America back on track... Read more

  • Goodlatte and Farenthold Applaud House Passage of Litigation Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors and Veterans

    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 statement upon the passage of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of (H.R. 1927) by the House of Representatives by a vote of 211-188. The legislation combines the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (H.R. 1927) and the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (H.R. 526) in order to bring nec... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Statement on Texas Ending Medicaid Participation with Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement today after Governor Greg Abbott announced the state of Texas is ending Medicaid participation with Planned Parenthood. “Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas have already proven that they cannot be trusted with taxpayer dollars, as evidenced by the $4.3 million settlement for false claims to Medicaid and the Texas Women’s Health Program in 2013,” Congressman Farenthold said. “While I believe that we shoul... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Hosts 18 Town Halls Throughout 27th District
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Jobs and the Economy , Homeland Security, Second Amendment , Healthcare, Seniors and Veterans , Regulatory Reform, Transportation and Infrasturcture , Syria, CR and Obamacare

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) hosted 18 town halls this week in the 27th District of Texas. Farenthold spoke to members of the community on a variety of topics that residents were most concerned about. On a national and international level, those topics included the Speaker of the House election, border security, the President’s deal with Iran, and the Syrian refugee agreement. On a local level, Congressman Farenthold discussed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights, veteran issues, transportation,... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold: Supreme Court is Trampling States’ Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON D.C. – The Supreme Court has once again ruled to block the rights of individual states, putting women at a greater risk during surgical procedures. In 2013, legislators in the state of Texas voted for commonsense measures to protect the health of women using abortion facilities by requiring the clinics to be capable of handling complications and risks associated with any surgical procedure. “The law was not designed to stop abortions, but rather to protect the patient undergoing a sur... Read more

  • Farenthold Speaks with Local Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors and Veterans , South Texas Military Facilities

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) released the following statement today after hosting a Veterans Round Table attended by over by 125 veterans at the American Legion Hall Post 364 in Corpus Christi. “Today’s event was a chance to meet with local veterans and hear first-hand their concerns and answer their questions" said Congressman Farenthold. “I am committed to work on real VA reforms including better medical benefits, increased access to mental healthcare, shorter wait tim... Read more

  • Farenthold Introduces Resolution to Promote Awareness for Pediatric Bone Cancer
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, February 10, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) introduced a resolution designating September 25, 2015 as “National Pediatric Bone Cancer Awareness Day.” Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. By designating a separate day for pediatric bone cancer, this will help raise awareness of the disease for parents, potentially leading to earlier diagnosis and better survival rates... Read more

  • Texans Continue to Suffer Under Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, February 4, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) released the following statement regarding the crushing costs of Obamacare on the families of the 27th Congressional District: “One thing I continue to hear from the people I represent is how terrible and totally unworkable Obamacare is. I’ve received countless letters and phone calls from folks like Michelle from Seadrift, whose monthly cost nearly doubled from $440 a month to $820 and now she can’t afford basic cove... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Expresses Concern with Lack of Agency Coordination on Ebola
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - At this morning’s House Oversight and Government Reform hearing, Congressman Blake Farenthold expressed serious concerns regarding whether the government is doing enough to stop the spread of Ebola and whether we are putting our troops at risk by sending them to Ebola hot zones. During questioning of the witnesses at today’s hearings Farenthold’s expressed the following; ·Questioning Dr. Nicole Laurie Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Farenthold... Read more