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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 »

Babin Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Area High School Students

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) will once again host a Congressional Art Competition in 2019. Students in grades 9-12 wishing to participate must reside within the 36th Congressional District of Texas. All entries must follow the theme “Southeast Texas Wildlife”, and depictions may include wild game animals, birds, fish, marine animals, or endangered species indigenous to Southeast Texa... Read More »

Babin Reintroduces TAPS Act to Protect Communities and Schools from Violence

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U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Val Demings (FL-10) have introduced the Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act of 2019 (H.R. 838), legislation that would promote a process of determining the credibility and seriousness of a potential threat and interrupting those who are on a pathway to violence. This process, called behavioral threat assessment and management, was developed by th... Read More »

Babin Continues Fighting for Federal Contractors

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement on the ongoing fight to ensure federal contractors receive backpay. Earlier this month, Babin joined Rep. Bill Posey (FL-8) in a letter to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee requesting the Committee provide equitable treatment for contract employees in crafting appropriations bills to open government agencies. Unl... Read More »

Babin Seeks to Block Rashida Tlaib Trip to Palestine

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) has requested each Democratic House Committee Chairman deny any request to authorize a taxpayer-funded Congressional delegation to Palestine as proposed by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI-13). Per House rules, each official Congressional delegation (CODEL), as well as each Member of Congress attending, must receive approval from a Committee Chairman. The text of e... Read More »

Babin and Biggs to Co-Chair Border Security Caucus

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Rep. Andy Biggs (left), former Caucus Chair Lamar Smith, and Rep. Brian Babin WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Brian Babin (TX-36) and Andy Biggs (AZ-05) have announced that they will co-chair the Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress. “It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to co-chair the Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress. Promoting the safety and security of American cit... Read More »

Babin Comments on Secretary Mattis’ Service

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement regarding the announced retirement of Secretary of Defense James Mattis after four decades of public service. “The American people are losing a very smart, tough and patriotic public servant in Secretary of Defense General James “Mad Dog” Mattis. His departure will leave a big void, and we will miss his leadership, experie... Read More »

Babin Comments on Passage of Five-Year Farm Bill

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement after the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), commonly known as the farm bill. Dr. Babin voted for this bill which now awaits President Trump’s signature to become law. “I’m glad the House and Senate were able to come together to pass a compromise farm bill. The certainty this bill provides our far... Read More »

Babin Introduces Resolution Calling for End to Birthright Citizenship

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), Co-Chairman of the House Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress, issued the following statement after introducing a resolution calling on the President to resume the interpretation of section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution as originally intended and applied as law for a century. “For a century after its enactment, Section 1 of the 14t... Read More »

Rep. Babin and Judge Sylvia Announce De-obligation of Chambers County Hurricane Ike Cleanup Debt

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and the Honorable Judge Jimmy Sylvia, Chambers County Judge, released the following joint statement announcing millions of dollars of Hurricane Ike cleanup debt erroneously charged to Chambers County will be de-obligated. An amendment introduced and passed by Babin to this year’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, now signed into ... Read More »

Babin: Trump Correct to Use American Leverage to Halt Migrant Caravans

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DEER PARK, TX – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement supporting President Trump’s comments threatening to halt foreign aid to nations assisting Central American migrant caravans to illegally cross our Southern border. “President Trump is absolutely correct to call for Central American governments to cooperate in halting migrant caravans or else risk losing their generous fi... Read More »

Chairman Babin: Launch Failure Underscores Need for American Rockets

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), Chairman of the House Space Subcommittee, released the following statement in the aftermath of last week’s failed launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket. “While I am thankful no one was hurt by last week’s failed Soyuz launch to the International Space Station, this near-disaster underscores the critical need for the United States to end our dependence on a si... Read More »