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Congressman Farenthold Meets with Leaders and Stakeholders from the Port of Corpus Christi
June 22, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) discussed the ongoing widening and deepening of the Port of Corpus Christi today with Port of Corpus Christi Executive Director John LaRue, Commission Chair Charlie Zahn, and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers and a number of companies that do business at the port. “The Port of Corpus Christi, the nation’s fourth largest port by tonnage, plays a critical role in importing and exporting crude oil,” said Congressman Farenthold. “Widening a... More
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Congressman Farenthold Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
June 14, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the shooting Wednesday morning. “My thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Steve Scalise, Capitol Police, and the other victims of this morning’s shooting. Thank you to the Capitol Police for their quick response to stop the shooter. The Congressional Baseball Game is a bipartisan event enjoyed by thousands every year. That someone would target members of Congress and their staff in this setting is horrify... More
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Congressman Farenthold Statement on Red Snapper Season Extension
June 14, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the Department of Commerce extending the federal red snapper season. The Department of Commerce release can be found here. “Recreational red snapper fishing is important to the economy of Gulf Coast towns and the many people who enjoy fishing,” said Congressman Farenthold. “I am happy the work my Gulf Coast colleagues and I did with the new leadership at the Department of Commerce and state officials t... More
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Congressman Farenthold Introduces FACE Act
June 13, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) introduced the Federal Agency Customer Experience Act (FACE Act) Thursday, which would make it easier for agencies to collect voluntary feedback on their performance. The bill, H.R. 2846, would amend the Paperwork Reduction Act to streamline the process for which agencies are able to receive feedback. Currently, it takes between six and nine months for an agency to collect feedback from the public because of an extensive approval process. “This legislation ... More
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Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on New FBI Director Nominee
June 7, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) issued the following statement Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Christopher Wray as FBI Director. “I believe Mr. Wray has the qualifications to successfully lead the FBI. Many people lost confidence in the FBI under former Director James Comey’s leadership. I hope that with Christopher Wray at the helm, Americans will once again trust the FBI.” ### More
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