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  • Rep. Brian Babin holds town hall to discuss Harvey relief
    Posted in In The News on September 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Brian Babin holds town hall to discuss Harvey relief 9/21/2017 Troy Kless, KBMT | Link LUMBERTON - In this disaster recovery town hall, dozens of residents had questions for FEMA, SBA, FSA, NFIP and other state and federal agencies. Jim Campbell feels he's getting the run around during his recovery from Harvey. "The people we have talked to so far really haven't done a whole lot to explain clearly what's required and what's going to happen so hopefully, we get answers to those questions," C... Read more

  • Congressman Brian Babin hosts meeting on disaster relief and recovery
    Posted in In The News on September 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Brian Babin hosts meeting on disaster relief and recovery KFDM/Fox 4 | Sept. 21, 2017 Link LUMBERTON — A large crowd with questions about hurricane damage attended a meeting hosted by Congressman Brian Babin on Thursday night in Lumberton. The Republican congressman, of the 36th Congressional District of Texas, hosted the meeting along with FEMA representatives and others. Many of the questions asked were for FEMA regarding rental assistance, lodging reimbursement and a possible FEMA... Read more

  • 12NewsNow: Park Ranger awarded for rescue operation
    Posted in In The News on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • KFDM: Park Ranger recognized as hero in Kountze
    Posted in In The News on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Babin extols progress, bemoans roadblocks
    Posted in In The News on August 18, 2017 | 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 Enforcement, NASA/Space, Health Care

    Babin extols progress, bemoans roadblocks By David Taylor | Dayton News Aug. 18, 2017 | Link There's a bottleneck in Washington. Coming from a conservative, most would expect Congressman Dr. Brian Babin to point the finger across the aisle at Democrats, but Babin's frustration rests with his own colleagues in the U. S. Senate, and it's mystifying for the congressman. Spending most of his day in Liberty County on Thursday, the dentist by profession stopped by the Dayton Rotary to share the real n... Read more

  • Texas GOP rep wants Mueller to testify on Russia probe
    Posted in In The News on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Texas GOP rep wants Mueller to testify on Russia probe Fox News | August 14, 2017 Link Republican Rep. Brian Babin is calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his legal team to come “out of the shadows” and answer questions before Congress on the scope and cost of the Russia meddling investigation. Babin has drafted a letter on the matter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the respective chairmen of the Senate and House judiciary committees. “The team led by Mr.... Read more

  • New bill introduced by Babin could positively impact small trucking companies
    Posted in In The News on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    New bill introduced by Babin could positively impact small trucking companies By Vanesa Brashier | Cleveland Advocate July 19, 2017 | Link A new bill introduced Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) could delay mandatory truck logging devices on American freight trucks by two years. "Under current law and regulation, the mandate is scheduled to go into effect Dec. 18, 2017, just five months from now," a statement from Babin reads. "While technology like ELDs have great promise, I didn't com... Read more

  • Vidor officers honored for heroic act
    Posted in In The News on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Vidor officers honored for heroic act By Eric Williams | The Orange Leader July 12, 2017 | Link Congressman Brian Babin of the 36th Congressional District held a special recognition at Vidor City Hall, on Monday, to recognize local officers for their heroism. Members of the Vidor Police Department heroically risked their lives to save two victims of a submerged vehicle the night of June 30, 2017. “These officers put their lives at risk to save two lives,” Congressman Brian Babin said. “Unfortuna... Read more

  • 12NewsNow: Local Congressman speaks about health care bill
    Posted in In The News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    BEAUMONT - Health Care has been a topic of political discussion since even before President Trump took office in January. Despite protests going on across the country, Republican officials are still continuing to try and make headway in an effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Representative Brian Babin says it's time for the U.S. Senate to move the bill along. “Insurance companies are bailing out(of Obamacare),” said Representative Babin. “It is time to replace and repeal. It is up to the Un... Read more

  • FreedomWorks’ Bill of the Month for July 2017: State and Local Pension Accountability Act, H.R. 1124
    Posted in In The News on July 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    FreedomWorks’ Bill of the Month for July 2017: State and Local Pension Accountability Act, H.R. 1124 By Christina Herrin | 7/1/2017 Link FreedomWorks has selected the State and Local Pension Accountability Act, H.R. 1124, as the bill of the month for July 2017. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) and was referred to the House Education and Workforce Committee. This legislation would ensure that states are held accountable for the pension promises they make. Many states have made ... Read more