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  • 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

  • Oversight Committee Passes Bipartisan Bills Strengthening Whistleblower Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Farenthold & Cárdenas Reintroduce Legislation to Protect American Manufacturers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) reintroduced the bipartisan Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act to defend American manufacturing. This legislation would modernize the manner in which the International Trade Commission (ITC) reviews claims, ensuring that American businesses receive fair treatment. “Right now, patent trolls are filing abusive claims, which manipulate the marketplace and eliminate U.S. jobs as companies spend millions of doll... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) issued the following statement on Syria: “The actions of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were despicable and as President Donald Trump said, crossed many lines. The president demonstrated last night that America says what it means and means what it says. Chemical weapons attacks are simply unacceptable.” ### Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Gorsuch Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) issued the following statement on Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation: “I’m glad my colleagues in the Senate were able to move forward on Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch will be a fine addition to the Court. His outstanding record as a jurist makes him a great replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.” ### Read more

  • Representatives Farenthold, Weber, Babin, and Johnson Announce Texas Maritime Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas), Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) announced the creation of the Texas Maritime Caucus Wednesday. The mission of the Caucus is to promote Texas ports and waterway districts, illustrate the importance of the ports and waterways to areas of the state and nation beyond the Gulf of Mexico, and advocate for changes in current law to facilitate optimal import and export of cargo and the transportation of pass... Read more

  • Farenthold, Polis, Paul, and Wyden Bill Requires Warrants to Search Americans’ Digital Devices at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., today introduced the Protecting Data at the Border Act to ensure Americans are not forced to endure indiscriminate and suspicionless searches of their phones, laptops and other digital devices just to cross the border. The bipartisan, bicameral bill shuts down a legal Bermuda Triangle that currently allows law enforcement agencies to search Americans’ phones and laptops – including pictu... Read more