Born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX, Blake Farenthold is a sixth generation Texan. He is serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, focusing on the issues that are important to the people of the 27th District and the nation.
Congressman Farenthold is focusing toward a smaller, more accountable and transparent government through his service as a committee member on the House Oversight Committee where he was instrumental in investigations exposing Operation Fast & Furious, the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups and the mishandling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
He is also on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, working to meet the transportation needs of Texas and the country. His leadership on T&I has helped fund the Harbor bridge project, expand I69 and bring much-needed improvements to the Port of Corpus Christi. He is also the vice-chairman of the Railways and Pipeline Subcommittee. On the House Judiciary Committee, he is focused on securing the borders, tort reform, technology issues and improving the patent and copyright system.