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

    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 Enforcement

    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

  • House caucus created to fight for state's space industry
    Posted in In The News on August 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA/Space

    Texas lawmakers this month formed a caucus aimed at keeping NASA funding from falling out of orbit. Read more

  • Congressman hears local veterans' concerns
    Posted in In The News on August 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman hears local veterans' concerns KFDM News By Haley Bull | Thursday, August 18, 2016 | Link Orange — Questions, concerns and cries for change were raised by dozens of veterans Thursday night at a town hall at North Orange Baptist Church in Orange hosted by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX). "It takes three to four months to get a doctor's appointment you know and then your claims take forever," veteran David Rankin said. "I've filed several times on some things and didn't get a response tha... Read more

  • A Texas Congressman Launches Mission to Reboot Space Program
    Posted in In The News on August 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA/Space

    A Texas Congressman Launches Mission to Reboot Space Program Texas Standard By Rhonda Fanning | August 18, 2016 Link It’s been a long time since kids sat with parents on living room couches watching live pictures from Mission Control in Houston. Even though NASA no longer looms in the American imagination as much as it once did, with a Mars expedition in the works and the rise of Space X and Blue Origin among others, a powerful case can be made that a renaissance is just around the corner. Houst... Read more

  • Beaumont Enterprise: Babin: Federal drone law nears approval
    Posted in In The News on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Energy

    Babin: Federal drone law nears approval Beaumont Enterprise By Eric Besson | Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Link Congress is finalizing a broad federal bill that would include restrictions on operating drones near petrochemical plants and oil refineries, a provision pushed by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin. Babin's office on Wednesday said the legislation is expected to obtain Senate passage and head to President Barack Obama's desk. The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act would in part allow a... Read more

  • 12NewsNow: Congressman Babin replaces veteran's vandalized flag
    Posted in In The News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman replaces veteran's vandalized flag KBMT 12NewsNow June 8, 2016 Link A Southeast Texas Army veteran received a replacement Tuesday for a flag that was destroyed by vandals over the Memorial Day weekend. U.S. Representative Brian Babin (R-TX) sent a new American flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol to replace the one destroyed outside the home of former paratrooper Justin Harrison over the weekend. Lanie Brown, Regional Director of Community Relations for Congressman Babin's ... Read more

  • Congressman: Obama Admin Withholding Info About 86,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants
    Posted in In The News on June 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration Enforcement

    Congressman: Obama Admin Withholding Info About 86,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants Washington Free Beacon By Adam Kredo | June 3, 2016 Link The Obama administration is withholding from Congress and the American people detailed information about more than 86,000 illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes and continue to walk the streets in the United States, according to conversations with a member of Congress, who disclosed to the Washington Free Beacon that “if the public knew about this ... Read more

  • Local students receive Congressional nominations to US Military Academies
    Posted in In The News on May 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Veterans

    Local students receive Congressional nominations to US Military Academies Bay Area Citizen May 30, 2016 By Stacey Glaesmann Link Three local high school students have received and accepted U.S. Military Academy appointments. District 36 Congressman Brian Babin (R – Cleveland) gave the nominations for Gregory Brookover and Elizabeth Frakes from Clear Lake High School and Alexander Nguyen from Clear Creek High School. Brookover will be going to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He ... Read more