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Babin Supports Harvey Relief Package, Bill Now Goes to President for Signature
September 8, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), whose congressional district was devastated by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, voted in favor of an emergency relief package that provides $15 billion in funding for recovery efforts in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “I am very pleased that Congress has acted swiftly to ensure relief is available for the millions of Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Rep. Babin. “The devastation across Southeast Texas is heartbreaking. It is... More
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Babin Supports Initial Disaster Relief for Harvey Victims
September 6, 2017
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement today after the House passed an emergency disaster relief bill that provides $7.85 billion in support of victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana: “I am very pleased that the House has acted swiftly to ensure those impacted by Harvey receive relief. Our congressional district – the 36th District of Texas – was devastated. All nine counties have been declared federal disaster areas. The devastation is truly he... More
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Babin Opposes Campaign to Remove Confederate Monuments
August 23, 2017
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to the removal of Confederate statues at the University of Texas at Austin and across the nation: "The campaign to remove Confederate monuments across the nation being forced upon us by radical leftists, academia, the mainstream media and the guardians of political correctness is shameful and wrong. Every American should oppose racism and extremism in all its forms. Taking down monuments and hiding our... More
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12NewsNow: Park Ranger awarded for rescue operation
August 18, 2017
A Texas Park Ranger was honored today for saving lives during Tyler County flooding. Park Ranger, Mike Hughes was given a congressional award for making several high water rescues. On May 27th, 2016, the dam at Lake Amanda was breached by heavy rainfall. The flooding threatened the lives of many in the Tyler County area. "This was a very specific heroic deed by Hughes,” said Brian Babin, congressman for 36th District of Texas. This deeds helped save the lives of thirteen people, including an in... More
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KFDM: Park Ranger recognized as hero in Kountze
August 18, 2017
SOUTHEAST TEXAS — Congressman Brian Babin presented a certificate of recognition to Park Ranger Michael Hughes Friday at the Big Thicket Visitor's Center. Hughes put his life on the line, rescuing several victims in the Tyler County flooding in May of 2016. "The water was just rising so fast. It went literally from four and five feet to 12 and 14 feet in under 15 minutes on some of these houses," Hughes said. Hughes credits his coworkers, who are more like family, for making it possible to save... More
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