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Babin Helps Secure $15 Billion in Disaster Funding for Texas
October 12, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) joined his House colleagues in passing an emergency disaster funding bill that includes $15 billion in direct assistance for Texas flood victims of Hurricane Harvey. The measure includes $11 billion to pay anticipated claims for flood insurance and an estimated $4 billion for the FEMA disaster relief fund, which will be used to cover direct housing assistance, home repairs, debris removal and public assistance grants. “This funding bill marks... More
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Together, We Will Rebuild and Come Back Stronger
October 8, 2017
Babin: Together, We Will Rebuild and Come Back Stronger Beaumont Enterprise | Oct. 8, 2017 By Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) A month has now passed since Hurricane Harvey began wreaking havoc on Southeast Texas. For six days, the storm dumped record amounts of rainfall across our region. Thousands of homes were swallowed up by floodwaters – upending the lives of families, businesses, and communities. The impact was devastating and widespread, but in the midst of this devastation, we have seen incredib... More
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Babin Supports Balanced Budget Plan that Paves the Way for Middle-Class Tax Relief
October 5, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) joined his House colleagues in passing a Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution (H. Con. Res. 71) that puts America on a sustainable path towards a balanced budget, rebuilds our military and paves the way for fundamental tax reform and relief. “By putting us on a path to a balanced budget and cutting an overgrown federal bureaucracy, this fiscal blueprint is exactly what America needs,” said Rep. Babin. “Just like hardworking Americans, it is tim... More
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Electric grid resiliency - the update America needs
October 2, 2017
Electric grid resiliency - the update America needs Houston Chronicle | 10/2/2017 By Reps. Lamar Smith, Randy Weber and Brian Babin Link We live in an electrified world. Energy delivered through our electric grid powers heating, cooling, lighting, computer systems, internet servers and security measures across the country. Today, the grid is threatened by cyber threats and physical disruptions from natural disasters, including hurricanes. Lawmakers frequently reference these threats to our power... More
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Babin Supports Bill to Deliver Immediate Tax Relief to Hurricane Victims
September 28, 2017
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) today voted for House-passage of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 (H.R. 3823), legislation that provides tax benefits and relief to individuals impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. “In my congressional district, countless individuals and families lost nearly everything to Harvey’s floodwaters,” said Rep. Babin. “The stories are heartbreaking. This bipartisan legislation gives them further assistance to ... More
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