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  • Congressman Farenthold Statement on American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Bipartisan Data Transparency Bill Discussed in Key Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Meets with President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s statement on repeal of WOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform

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  • Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act: Congressman Farenthold’s Remarks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    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... Read more

  • Senate Introduces Companion Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights of Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced companion legislation in the Senate this week to protect the Second Amendment rights of spouses of military members. The Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act allows spouses of active duty service members to purchase firearms in the state where they live due to military orders. Currently, the Gun Control Act of 1968 mandates that citizens can legally only purchase a handgun in the state where they are considered r... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Introduces Innocent Sellers Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act. The legislation protects sellers who do not design, manufacture or alter products that later are determined to be defective. “If a retailer of a product didn’t make it, change it, lie about it, or install it, they should not have to face a products liability lawsuit,” Congressman Farenthold said. Background: The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act states that a seller sh... Read more

  • Goodlatte and Farenthold Praise House Judiciary Approval of the FACT Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statements upon the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (H.R. 906) by a vote of 19-11. Chairman Goodlatte: “Asbestos victims often spend years in the courts to have their legitimate claims addressed and properly adjudicated. Many must look to the bankruptc... Read more

  • Regulatory Integrity Act: Congressman Farenthold’s Remarks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Eliminating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse, Regulatory Reform

    Full Committee Business Meeting Click above to watch Congressman Farenthold's remarks. As prepared for delivery: “Every year, federal agencies issue thousands of new regulations, each which must be reviewed in a period of notice and comment. These periods allow the public an opportunity to review the regulations and offer constructive feedback for the agencies to take into consideration. Unfortunately, we’ve seen agencies ignore these comments time and time again. Even worse, we’ve occasionally ... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s statement on arson investigation of Victoria Islamic Center
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement today after officials announced they are investigating the fire at the Victoria Islamic Center as arson. “It was extremely upsetting to hear the cause of the Victoria Mosque fire was ruled arson. While there is currently no suspect, the perpetrator must be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Congressman Farenthold said. Officials announced three rewards are being offered for to $10,000 each ... Read more