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  • Cruz, Smith and Babin: A strong step for Texas, and one giant leap for space exploration
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA

    Cruz, Smith and Babin: A strong step for Texas, and one giant leap for space exploration Houston Chronicle By Ted Cruz, Lamar Smith and Brian Babin March 7, 2017 To read online, click HERE. From President Kennedy's 1962 call at Rice University to place a man on the moon within the decade, to the phrase, "Houston … The Eagle has landed," to the first private rocket launch on Matagorda Island, Texas' leadership in space exploration is undeniable. Travel across Texas today, and it's not hard to see... Read more

  • President Trump's executive order will keep America safe
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    As elected officials, our sworn duty is to the safety and security of the American people. To put politics above one's duty is a dereliction of this oath of office, particularly when the lives of Americans are at stake. Read more

  • Babin: Ending the Trojan Horse Refugee Threat
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    We must address this gaping hole in our national security as America’s enemies and their tactics have evolved. Read more

  • Congress Must Say No To Obama $3.9 Billion Refugee Slush Fund
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congress Must Say No To Obama $3.9 Billion Refugee Slush Fund By: Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) The Daily Caller December 5, 2016 Link As he wraps up his final negotiations with the U.S. Congress over funding the government, Obama has demanded a $3.9 billion refugee resettlement slush fund. This is nearly a 250% increase over current year funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This multi-billion dollar refugee slush fund would also send the message to tens of thousands of illegals who a... Read more

  • Rep. Brian Babin: The safety of US citizens must come before criminal aliens
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Deporting criminal aliens should be a no-brainer. We have absolutely no obligation to let these convicted criminals back onto U.S. streets. Thousands of avoidable tragedies are allowed to happen because liberal politicians in Washington refuse to see the safety and security of the American people as their first duty. Read more

  • Hack of 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Should Derail Obama’s Internet Giveaway Plans
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Hack of 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Should Derail Obama’s Internet Giveaway Plans By: Rep. Brian Babin The Daily Caller September 26, 2016 Link It was recently revealed that 500 million Yahoo email accounts were hacked in 2014 – making it the largest data breach in U.S. history. Even more troubling is the fact that the perpetrators have been reported to be “state-sponsored” actors – with China and Russia among the likely suspects. Yet, in the face of such vulnerabilities, President Obama wants to... Read more

  • Rep. Babin Op-Ed in National Review: America’s Refugee Program: A Clear and Present Danger
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility , Defense and National Security

    America’s Refugee Program: A Clear and Present Danger by Brian Babin August 18, 2016 http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439122/syrian-refugee-program-national-security-risk-must-reform-now Fact: ISIS infiltrated the refugee flow into Europe. Question: Why repeat Europe’s error? Our nation’s refugee program is a clear and present danger to the United States of America. Over one year ago, I introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 3314, the Resettlement Accountability ... Read more

  • Babin: Clinton Decision Erodes Justice
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Clinton Decision Erodes Justice By Rep. Brian Babin Beaumont Enterprise July 14, 2016 Our nation’s top law enforcement officials took a dangerous turn last week when they essentially rewrote the law for the well-connected and privileged. This should be deeply troubling to ordinary Americans – those on both the left and the right. For those of us who work hard every day, play by the rules, and live by the law, when we cross the line, it is the law that holds us accountable. That standard of law d... Read more

  • Fox News: To fight terror we must begin by securing our homeland
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Fox News: To fight terror we must begin by securing our homeland By U.S. Reps. Brian Babin and Mark Meadows July 1, 2016 | Link There are few issues all Americans agree on – but one issue that unites both Democrats and Republicans is an acknowledgement that terrorism is the top threat facing the United States. In recent months the West has seen an uptick in terrorist attacks, from the Paris theatre massacre, to the San Bernardino shooting, to the recent Orlando terrorist attack all carried out b... Read more

  • Europe's failed 'open door' policies must not be repeated in America
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    Europe's failed 'open door' policies must not be repeated in America Rep. Brian Babin | May 19, 2016 Washington Examiner Link There is a real and imminent threat that the United States faces from jihadists infiltrating the refugee program and exploiting the gaps in our immigration policies. The terrorist attacks in Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France), and San Bernardino (Calif.) — as well as the foiled plot earlier this year by a Houston-area refugee — clearly demonstrate what is at stake. And th... Read more