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  • Congressman Farenthold Meets with Leaders and Stakeholders from the Port of Corpus Christi
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Statement on Red Snapper Season Extension
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Introduces FACE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on New FBI Director Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    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.” ### Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Attends White House Infrastructure Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) was at the White House today for President Trump’s announcement to reform the U.S. Air Traffic Control System. The plan will transfer air traffic control from the FAA to a non-profit public-private corporation, leading to reduced wait times, fewer flight delays and lower costs. Congressman Farenthold applauds this plan. “As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I strongly support the president’s plan to modernize air traffic control,”... Read more

  • Bill Containing Language to Help the Port of Corpus Christi Heading to House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Patent Trolls
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Enhance Cybersecurity, Promote Transparency
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold to Chair Hearing on Red Snapper
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more