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Bill Containing Language to Help the Port of Corpus Christi Heading to House Floor
May 25, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) authored language in a bipartisan bill, passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday, that would provide 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, ATONs, such as buoys and beacons, were not installed and rather than experience a costly delay, the Port of Corpus Christi decided to perform t... More
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Congressman Farenthold Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Patent Trolls
May 24, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) applauds the Supreme Court of the United States for the 8-0 ruling on TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group. This Supreme Court decision puts limits on where patent lawsuits can be filed. In this decision, the court says that patent suits should be filed in the state where the defendant resides or where the harm is committed if they have an established place of business there. Congressman Farenthold calls this a huge win, as it will help prevent frivolous l... More
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Bipartisan, Bicameral Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Enhance Cybersecurity, Promote Transparency
May 17, 2017
Following one of the largest global cyberattacks in history, Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced the Protecting our Ability To Counter Hacking (PATCH) Act, bipartisan legislation that adds transparency and accountability to the U.S. government process for retaining or disclosing vulnerabilities in technology products, services, applications, and systems. “Cy... More
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Congressman Farenthold to Chair Hearing on Red Snapper
May 2, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), chair of the Subcommittee on Interior, Energy, and Environment, will lead a hearing today discussing the management of red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The subcommittee will discuss ongoing issues with red snapper fishing including: disputes between recreational and commercial fishermen over harvest limits for fishing in federal waters and issues with federal versus state control of snapper. It will also examine the science and data collection as... More
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Oversight Committee Passes Bipartisan Bills Strengthening Whistleblower Protections
May 2, 2017
Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed three bipartisan bills to strengthen protections for whistleblowers. “Whistleblower laws protect workers who do the right thing and report wrong-doing,” said Congressman Blake Farenthold. “The All Circuit Review Act will help whistleblowers by allowing them to appeal their cases to any circuit court of appeals with jurisdiction, not just a court in Washington, DC.” “Whistleblowers must be protected. Period. Their courageous eff... More
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