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Babin Remembers the Life of Chief Mikko Colabe III Clem Fain Sylestine

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after learning of the passing of Chief Mikko Colabe III Clem Fain Sylestine of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe. “I was deeply saddened to hear about the recent passing of a great leader, Mikko Colabe III Clem Fain Sylestine, Chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe of Texas,” said Babin. “The son of a Chief... Read More »

Representatives Brian Babin (R-TX), Katie Hill (D-CA), Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), and Gary Palmer (R-AL) Hold Press Conference on the TAPS Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Brian Babin (R-TX-36), Katie Hill (D-CA-25), Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-02), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), and Gary Palmer (R-AL-06) joined forces to hold a press conference on Wednesday, May 15, to discuss Rep. Babin’s bill, the Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act of 2019. This legislation is a bipartisan, bicameral solution to prevent targeted violence ... Read More »

Congressman Babin Speaks on the Importance of the Jones Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement after speaking on the House floor today commending President Trump on not waiving the Jones Act. Babin’s office created a hypothetical image of a Chinese-flagged freighter navigating the Mississippi River under the St. Louis Gateway Arch to demonstrate what would happen if the Jones Act were waived or done away ... Read More »

Congressman Babin’s Statement on Houston Ship Channel Collision

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DEER PARK, TX – U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement in response to the gas leak that occurred after a collision on the Houston Ship Channel last Friday afternoon. “I am glad to see that first responders, Port of Houston officials and the Coast Guard have been able to bring this situation under control and remove the immediate health and safety dangers it posed, an... Read More »

Babin Recognizes Participants of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

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Rep. Babin with the 36th Congressional District’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner (L to R: Tyra Baxter, Teacher; Rep. Babin; Julian Lopez, winner; and family). DEER PARK, TX – On Saturday, April 13, 2019, U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) hosted an awards ceremony at the University of Houston-Clear Lake to announce the winners and honor the students who participated in the 36th Congr... Read More »

20 years after Columbine: What has changed?

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As originally posted by The Hill on April 20, 2019. “We do know we have to do more to recognize the early warning signs that are sent before children act violently.” - President Bill Clinton, April 20, 1999 Twenty years later and guess what – we aren’t. How is it possible that we still aren’t doing enough to identify those who are moving along the pathway toward committing an act of violence? I ha... Read More »

Babin Congratulates the Baytown Christian Academy Bulldogs for their State Championship Victories

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DEER PARK, TX – On Monday, April 15, U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) attended Baytown Christian Academy’s State Championship Banquet honoring the Bulldogs for winning both the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools' (TAPPS) football and boys basketball state championships for the 2018-2019 school year. Rep. Babin presented a copy of the statement he entered into the Congressional ... Read More »

Rep. Brian Babin Condemns Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 Comment

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WOODVILLE, TX – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas), released the following statement regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) “some people did something” comment. "Rep. Ilhan Omar said 'some people did something' on 9/11. The truth is 19 radical Islamic terrorists murdered nearly 3,000 innocent Americans on 9/11, 2001. She also said 'the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was founded after 9/1... Read More »

Babin & Leaders Across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi Reintroduce I-14 Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement after reintroducing the I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2019 today. This legislation, also referred to as the “Forts to Ports” bill, will extend the future I-14 interstate highway to additional areas in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. This bill wil... Read More »

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin Supports Aircraft Ownership Transparency Act of 2019

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DEER PARK, TX – After being made aware that large numbers of airplanes owned by foreign nationals are registered to two P.O. Boxes in Onalaska, a tight-knit East Texas community without an airport, U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) has co-sponsored the Aircraft Ownership Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 393). Upon speaking with his colleagues in Congress, Rep. Babin learned a loophole in federal ... Read More »

Joe Biden: Decades of Being Wrong

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) spoke on the House floor today to address those who believe Joe Biden should be the next President of the United States. “Former Vice President Joe Biden has been in the news a lot lately, along with the predictable narrative that he has a distinguished record on matters of foreign policy,” said Babin. “But if you actually look at his record, you’ll s... Read More »

Rep. Babin Meets with Local Law Enforcement Leaders

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WOODVILLE, TX – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) participated in four working meetings with law enforcement leaders from across his nine-county district this week. The meetings were attended by dozens of seasoned lawmen and women with decades of expertise including the U.S. Marshal Service, Texas Rangers, County Sheriffs and Constables, Police Chiefs, and other representatives from local police depar... Read More »

Babin Statement on Cargo Jet Crash Near Baytown

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WOODVILLE, TX – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after today’s cargo jet crash outside Baytown, TX. “I was saddened to learn of the cargo jet crash Saturday afternoon in our Congressional district outside Baytown. I express my sincerest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. We should be thankful for the local and federal officials who rushed to the ... Read More »

Babin Statement on President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to use a national emergency declaration to secure our southern border: “I fully support the President’s decision to declare a national emergency to address the humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border. Congress has let partisanship and politics come before protecting the ... Read More »

Babin Statement on Government Funding Vote

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after voting against the conference report to fund the government. “I am very disappointed that the conference report to fully fund our government comes nowhere close to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our border and, in reality, takes several steps backwards. It includes neither the funding levels nor spe... Read More »