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  • Criminal immigrant deportation bill could find new life under Trump
    Posted in In The News on December 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Enforcement

    Washington Examiner By Rudy Takala December 4, 2016 Hyperlink A dentist by trade, plainspoken Rep. Brian Babin might seem like an unlikely figure to lead a charge for reform among his colleagues in the chamber. But with just two years in the House behind him, the Texas native is already heading a space subcommittee in the House, and could soon become the face of the congressional effort to expel criminals living in the U.S. illegally. "I ran for 13 reasons," Babin said, referencing his grandchi... Read more

  • Houston Chronicle: Deer Park vet emotional at finally being awarded Vietnam War medals
    Posted in In The News on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Deer Park vet emotional at finally being awarded Vietnam War medals Houston Chronicle By Don Maines Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Link Walter Eggers didn't need medals to thank him for doing his duty in the Vietnam War. "I just went over there did what I was supposed to do," said Eggers, 74, of Deer Park. But when a Veterans Benefits Administration clerk advised Eggers that an omission on his discharge papers could affect his benefits, Eggers called his congressman. "He needed to prove that he ha... Read more

  • Babin listens to questions from veterans
    Posted in In The News on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Babin listens to questions from veterans The Baytown Sun | By Matt Hollis October 12, 2016 http://baytownsun.com/news/article_a915339e-9060-11e6-bb17-6bb105001eb1.html U.S. Rep. Brian Babin hosted a Veterans Town Hall at Lee College along with a team of experts who answered questions from former military service members at Lee College Tuesday night. “The freedoms we hold dear today are because of men and women just like you,” Babin told the veterans. “We’ve heard first hand the problems veterans... Read more

  • Clashes Over More Refugees Likely to Intensify
    Posted in In The News on September 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration Enforcement

    Clashes Over More Refugees Likely to Intensify Newsmax By John Gizzi Monday, 19 Sep 2016 Link A clash between the White House and Republican Rep. Brian Babin over refugees admitted to the U.S. is likely to intensify given the bombings and stabbings over the weekend. Babin has written a letter calling on Congress to put a moratorium in the upcoming spending bill on the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. from Syria, the Middle East, and North Africa. “By doubling down and defying warnings fro... Read more

  • Republicans Ask for Pause in Refugees Coming From 'Terrorist Hotbeds'
    Posted in In The News on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration Enforcement

    Republicans Ask for Pause in Refugees Coming From ‘Terrorist Hotbeds’ Washington Free Beacon By: Morgan Chalfant September 15, 2016 Link Rep. Brian Babin (R., Texas) and 36 other lawmakers are asking House leadership to use appropriations legislation to put a pause on refugees coming from “terrorist hotbeds” until appropriate screening measures are put in place. The lawmakers wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), and Rep. Hal Rogers (R... Read more

  • Congressmen Brian Babin and Randy Weber meet with area plant managers
    Posted in In The News on September 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressmen Brian Babin and Randy Weber meet with area plant managers Beaumont Business Journal September 6, 2016 Link Plant managers and representatives from Huntsman, ExxonMobil, BASF, DuPont and other industrial facilities attended a private meeting with U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14) on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the International Safety Training Council (ISTC) conference center in Beaumont. The two politicians took part in a discussion with plant managers regardi... Read more

  • House caucus created to fight for state's space industry
    Posted in In The News on August 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA/Space

    Texas lawmakers this month formed a caucus aimed at keeping NASA funding from falling out of orbit. Read more

  • Congressman hears local veterans' concerns
    Posted in In The News on August 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman hears local veterans' concerns KFDM News By Haley Bull | Thursday, August 18, 2016 | Link Orange — Questions, concerns and cries for change were raised by dozens of veterans Thursday night at a town hall at North Orange Baptist Church in Orange hosted by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX). "It takes three to four months to get a doctor's appointment you know and then your claims take forever," veteran David Rankin said. "I've filed several times on some things and didn't get a response tha... Read more

  • A Texas Congressman Launches Mission to Reboot Space Program
    Posted in In The News on August 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA/Space

    A Texas Congressman Launches Mission to Reboot Space Program Texas Standard By Rhonda Fanning | August 18, 2016 Link It’s been a long time since kids sat with parents on living room couches watching live pictures from Mission Control in Houston. Even though NASA no longer looms in the American imagination as much as it once did, with a Mars expedition in the works and the rise of Space X and Blue Origin among others, a powerful case can be made that a renaissance is just around the corner. Houst... Read more

  • Beaumont Enterprise: Babin: Federal drone law nears approval
    Posted in In The News on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Energy

    Babin: Federal drone law nears approval Beaumont Enterprise By Eric Besson | Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Link Congress is finalizing a broad federal bill that would include restrictions on operating drones near petrochemical plants and oil refineries, a provision pushed by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin. Babin's office on Wednesday said the legislation is expected to obtain Senate passage and head to President Barack Obama's desk. The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act would in part allow a... Read more