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Congressman Farenthold Statement on American Health Care Act
March 24, 2017
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) is disappointed the House did not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare Friday afternoon. “While I wasn’t happy with some aspects of this bill, I believed it was the best option we had for actually repealing Obamacare,” said Congressman Farenthold. “I’m hopeful that the House or Senate will come up with a better plan. I will do everything I can to keep my promise to repeal Obamacare.” Farenthold has voted more than 65 times to repeal, replace, or modify Obam... More
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Bipartisan Data Transparency Bill Discussed in Key Committee
March 23, 2017
Today, a key House committee discussed bipartisan, bicameral legislation to open up government data to improve services and support new discoveries in the private sector. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reviewed a bill originally introduced by Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27). Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. The Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data A... More
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Congressman Farenthold Meets with President Trump
March 17, 2017
This morning, Congressman Blake Farenthold met with President Trump to discuss repealing and replacing Obamacare. While Farenthold felt the repeal and replacement didn’t go far enough, after President Trump agreed to give more power to the states and add pro-life protection and at the president’s request, he agreed to support the legislation and work with the administration to continue to improve the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. “President Trump specifically asked for my support of this ... More
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Congressman Farenthold’s statement on repeal of WOTUS
February 28, 2017
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Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act: Congressman Farenthold’s Remarks
February 16, 2017
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... More
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