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  • 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 speaks on House floor in support of WIIN Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrasturcture

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) spoke on the House floor today in support of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. You can watch the video here. Speech as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, which will improve our nation’s ports, create jobs and maintain American competitiveness in a global economy. American ports are the backbone of our economy, with ninety-nine percent of our ... Read more

  • Port of Bay City included in WIIN legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrasturcture

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement after language he authored was included in the final draft of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. His language includes approval of feasibility studies for the navigation project at the Port of Bay City, and the hurricane and storm damage reduction navigation project for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Matagorda and Brazoria Counties. Passage of the bill by both the House and Senate is expected... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s language aiding the nation’s ports included in WIIN Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrasturcture

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement after language he authored was included in the final draft of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. His language designates that multiphase projects, such as the Port of Corpus Christi, receive higher priority for funding than “new start” projects. Passage by both the House and Senate are expected this week. “I’m glad to see my language included in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nati... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold sends letter to President-elect Trump regarding improving nation’s ports
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy , Transportation and Infrasturcture

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump today to encourage making America great again by improving the nation’s infrastructure by building roads, and widening and deepening our nation’s ports. Congressman Farenthold has fought to improve the nation’s ports, and pushed for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel project (CIP). In his letter to the President-elect, Congressman Farenthold detailed the importance of the CIP as a major economic engine. “I would st... Read more

  • DOT Issues Waiver to Victoria Airport to Remain in the EAS Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrasturcture

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  • Port of Corpus Christi Deepening and Widening Project Clears Hurdle
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrasturcture

    An amendment authored by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) passed the House today. Farenthold’s amendment designates that multiphase projects previously fully authorized and underway would not require a “new start” or “new investment” decision to continue work on separable elements. “I'm glad to see my amendment included in the Water Resources Development Act,” Congressman Farenthold said. “Many critical projects, such as the Port ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on the Passage of Language Authored in H.R. 5978
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrasturcture

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) released the following statement today after the House voted to approve language he authored providing the Coast Guard authority to reimburse the Port of Corpus Christi for the installation of Aids to Navigation (ATONs) performed on its behalf. When the La Quinta channel was completed, Aids to Navigation (ATONs), such as buoys and beacons, were not installed and rather than experience a costly delay, the Port of Corpus Christi decided to perform the work. H.R.... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Holds Refugio Leaders Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Homeland Security, Transportation and Infrasturcture

    On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Congressman Blake Farenthold held a roundtable with local Refugio-area leaders. In attendance were Congressman Farenthold, Congressman Farenthold’s District Director JD Kennedy and Field Representative Luis Buentello, Refugio Mayor Wanda Dukes, Chief of Police Andy Lopez, Refugio Chamber of Commerce member Jennifer Ragle, and board members of the Refugio County Community Development Foundation Jessica Bonilla and Amanda Mendoza. During their meeting, issues discusse... Read more