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  • American energy will help create a better tomorrow
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    American energy will help create a better tomorrow Orange Leader By Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) April 30, 2016 Hyperlink For the past several years the state of Texas has led the nation in job creation, setting the standard for how American ingenuity, limited government and hard work lead to a healthier and stronger economy. At $164.6 billion, the chemical industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Texas – employing over 74,000 Texans directly and another half-a-million indirectly. Wi... Read more

  • BABIN: Stopping Guantanamo jihadists from coming to U.S. prisons
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    BABIN: Stopping Guantanamo jihadists from coming to U.S. prisons The Bay Area Citizen By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) February 29, 2016 http://bit.ly/21G47jy After seven years, President Obama remains determined to fulfill his dangerous campaign promise of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. This time he announced plans to bring the most dangerous jihadists to U.S. prisons. Ironically, on the same day of Obama’s announcement, we learned that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee w... Read more

  • Babin reflects on first year in office and opportunities that lie ahead
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility , Agriculture , Second Amendment, Jobs and the Economy, Energy, Pro-Life, Social Security and Medicare, Defense and National Security, Education, Veterans, Immigration, NASA

    Cleveland Advocate By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin Congressional District 36 With each New Year, comes a time of reflection and review. As we turn the page on 2015, we must also use this opportunity to look forward and refocus our efforts on advancing and rebuilding the economic and national security of the United States of America. Through the course of the past year, it’s been an honor and privilege to serve the great folks of the 36th District of Texas. In our first year, we’ve accomplished some imp... Read more

  • BABIN: Budget deal continues the path of fiscal suicide
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Budget deal continues the path of fiscal suicide By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin | The Baytown Sun Last week, when most Americans were sound asleep, President Obama and a few Congressional leaders rolled out a massive 144-page “bipartisan” budget deal that was negotiated in secret. On top of a giant $1.5 trillion debt-ceiling increase, this so-called “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” also grew government spending by an additional $80 billion over the next two years. This alone was offensive enough to ea... Read more

  • EPA’S PROPOSED NEW OZONE STANDARD: A GUEST POST FROM CONGRESSMAN BRIAN BABIN
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Energy

    The 36th Congressional District of Texas, which I am proud to represent, has more petrochemical facilities than any other district in the country. Thus, our area would be significantly impacted by the EPA’s new proposed ozone regulations. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and local industry have already spent billions of dollars on environmental controls and cleaner units making our air cleaner. Data provided by TCEQ and industry monitors demonstrates that we have the cleanest... Read more

  • Stop the insanity: Suspend America's Refugee Resettlement Program
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Stop the insanity: Suspend America's Refugee Resettlement Program By Rep. Brian Babin | Published September 29, 2015 | FoxNews.com http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/09/29/stop-insanity-suspend-americas-refugee-resettlement-program.html Millions of refugees have entered the United States under the flawed Refugee Act signed into law by Jimmy Carter in 1980 – including 500,000 alone in the last six years under the Obama Administration. While refugees are brought into the country at American taxpa... Read more

  • Babin recognizes Constitution Day
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility , Second Amendment

    Babin recognizes Constitution Day By Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) | The Orange Leader On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine American visionaries applied their signatures to one of the greatest documents in human history, the United States Constitution. In doing so they risked everything, including their very lives. On this day, each year, Americans pause to recognize Constitution Day – which provides us time to reflect on our nation’s founding document. As we celebrate this tremendous achievement 228 y... Read more

  • BABIN: Iran deal undermines America’s security and must be rejected
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    BABIN: Iran deal undermines America’s security and must be rejected The Pasadena Citizen By Brian Babin | Member of Congress President Obama’s announced “nuclear deal" with the Islamic Republic of Iran must be reversed as it paves the way for a nuclear-armed Iran and threatens the security and safety of the American people. By legitimizing an Iranian regime that sponsors terrorism throughout the world, routinely chants ‘death to America’ and is responsible for killing hundreds of American servic... Read more

  • House Conservative Opportunity Society: SCOTUS Marriage Ruling is about Tyranny, Not Equality
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life

    House Conservative Opportunity Society: SCOTUS Marriage Ruling is about Tyranny, Not Equality by CONSERVATIVE OPPORTUNITY SOCIETY | 9 Jul 2015 | Breitbart The Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage is being painted as a loss for those who believe in traditional marriage. However, for those who believe in the Rule of Law it is a loss for the American people and our Republic. Whether or not you believe in traditional marriage is now beside the point. Simply put, your voice no longer matters s... Read more

  • Supreme Court should live under ObamaCare like the rest of America
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Supreme Court should live under ObamaCare like the rest of America By Rep. Brian Babin | Published July 03, 2015 | FoxNews.com | Link The Supreme Court’s recent decision to ignore the letter of the law and uphold the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional rewrite of Obamacare undermines the American people’s trust and confidence in our nation’s highest court. Justice Scalia summed up the Court’s actions rightly when he called them “absurd” and opined that “words no longer have meaning” under th... Read more