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  • Bill Targets Countries Refusing to Take Back Criminals
    Posted in In The News on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    “There is absolutely no reason that criminal aliens should be released back onto America’s streets, yet that is exactly what is happening by the thousands each and every year because their countries of origin refuse to take them back.” Read more

  • Law would cut off aid to countries that refuse to accept illegal immigrant criminals
    Posted in In The News on January 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Law would cut off aid to countries that refuse to accept illegal immigrant criminals By Malia Zimmerman January 16, 2017 FoxNews.com Hyperlink A proposed law that would punish countries that refuse to take back their illegal immigrant criminals is two years too late to save Casey Chadwick, but the Texas congressman behind it figures it’s the least Washington can do. Chadwick was murdered in 2015 by Jean Jacques, an illegal immigrant from Haiti and one of thousands freed onto U.S. streets each ye... Read more

  • Texas congressman boosts Trump deportation plan
    Posted in In The News on January 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Texas congressman boosts Trump deportation plan By Kenric Ward | January 9, 2017 Watchdog.org | Link Doubling down on President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to deport “bad hombres,” a Texas congressman wants to punish countries that refuse to re-admit them. U.S. Rep. Brian Babin, R-Baytown, this month reintroduced legislation that would halt foreign aid and block visas for non-compliant nations. Babin filed the Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act (H.R. 5224) last year. But even with 52 co-spo... Read more

  • Capitol Hill takes up astronaut health concerns
    Posted in In The News on December 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA

    By Tom Bassing The Galveston County Daily News Dec. 18, 2016 | Link Alan Shepard, on a bright Florida morning, was eased into his cramped Mercury capsule Freedom 7 mounted atop a Redstone rocket. At precisely 9:34 a.m. Eastern time on May 5, 1961, the countdown reached zero, and Shepard then rose into space, becoming the first American to do so. Since then, NASA’s spacefaring roster has grown by 337 other astronauts. It has long been known that those who venture beyond Earth’s protective atmosph... Read more

  • Criminal immigrant deportation bill could find new life under Trump
    Posted in In The News on December 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington Examiner By Rudy Takala December 4, 2016 Hyperlink A dentist by trade, plainspoken Rep. Brian Babin might seem like an unlikely figure to lead a charge for reform among his colleagues in the chamber. But with just two years in the House behind him, the Texas native is already heading a space subcommittee in the House, and could soon become the face of the congressional effort to expel criminals living in the U.S. illegally. "I ran for 13 reasons," Babin said, referencing his grandchi... Read more

  • Houston Chronicle: Deer Park vet emotional at finally being awarded Vietnam War medals
    Posted in In The News on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Deer Park vet emotional at finally being awarded Vietnam War medals Houston Chronicle By Don Maines Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Link Walter Eggers didn't need medals to thank him for doing his duty in the Vietnam War. "I just went over there did what I was supposed to do," said Eggers, 74, of Deer Park. But when a Veterans Benefits Administration clerk advised Eggers that an omission on his discharge papers could affect his benefits, Eggers called his congressman. "He needed to prove that he ha... Read more

  • Babin listens to questions from veterans
    Posted in In The News on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Babin listens to questions from veterans The Baytown Sun | By Matt Hollis October 12, 2016 http://baytownsun.com/news/article_a915339e-9060-11e6-bb17-6bb105001eb1.html U.S. Rep. Brian Babin hosted a Veterans Town Hall at Lee College along with a team of experts who answered questions from former military service members at Lee College Tuesday night. “The freedoms we hold dear today are because of men and women just like you,” Babin told the veterans. “We’ve heard first hand the problems veterans... Read more

  • Clashes Over More Refugees Likely to Intensify
    Posted in In The News on September 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    Clashes Over More Refugees Likely to Intensify Newsmax By John Gizzi Monday, 19 Sep 2016 Link A clash between the White House and Republican Rep. Brian Babin over refugees admitted to the U.S. is likely to intensify given the bombings and stabbings over the weekend. Babin has written a letter calling on Congress to put a moratorium in the upcoming spending bill on the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. from Syria, the Middle East, and North Africa. “By doubling down and defying warnings fro... Read more

  • Republicans Ask for Pause in Refugees Coming From 'Terrorist Hotbeds'
    Posted in In The News on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    Republicans Ask for Pause in Refugees Coming From ‘Terrorist Hotbeds’ Washington Free Beacon By: Morgan Chalfant September 15, 2016 Link Rep. Brian Babin (R., Texas) and 36 other lawmakers are asking House leadership to use appropriations legislation to put a pause on refugees coming from “terrorist hotbeds” until appropriate screening measures are put in place. The lawmakers wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), and Rep. Hal Rogers (R... Read more

  • Congressmen Brian Babin and Randy Weber meet with area plant managers
    Posted in In The News on September 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressmen Brian Babin and Randy Weber meet with area plant managers Beaumont Business Journal September 6, 2016 Link Plant managers and representatives from Huntsman, ExxonMobil, BASF, DuPont and other industrial facilities attended a private meeting with U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14) on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the International Safety Training Council (ISTC) conference center in Beaumont. The two politicians took part in a discussion with plant managers regardi... Read more