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  • Opioid Crisis Meeting Held at Babin Office
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) issued the following statement today about the meeting his office organized earlier this week regarding the opioid crisis in the Southeast Texas Region. “This week, we gathered key stakeholders in the Southeast Texas Region to discuss the importance of working collaboratively to develop strategies to reduce the opioid crisis in our region. We had a panel of experts that discussed current resources as well as gaps from the national, state, and loc... Read more

  • Babin Commends the Heroic Actions of Captains Michael McGee and Michael Phillips
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) issued the following statement today recognizing Captain Michael McGee and Captain Michael Phillips for their courageous actions that prevented a major maritime disaster on the Houston Ship Channel in 2016. “It was my distinct honor to present Captain Michael McGee and Captain Michael Phillips with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in their honor, recognizing them for their heroic efforts aboard the 800ft tank-ship AFRAMAX RIVER. In September of... Read more

  • WWII Veteran Finally Receives Medals 71 Years After Discharge
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) issued the following statement today recognizing veteran John Jerrell Nichols, Sr., of Clear Lake, who never received the medals he earned after honorably serving in World War II. “Seventy-one years after his heroic acts, Army veteran, John Jerrell Nichols, Sr. is honored by a grateful nation. First Sergeant Nichols was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with two campaign stars), Combat Infantry Badge, ... Read more

  • Babin Continues the Fight for Small Business Truckers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) & Steve King (R-IA-04), along with 23 other Members of Congress, today sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) asking them to support the pending application for an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate for small trucking businesses with exemplary safety records. “For the last six months, I have worked every day to try and delay the implementation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate... Read more

  • Babin Applauds President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | 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

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) released the following video message applauding President Trump’s State of the Union address: “The message from President Trump was loud and clear…America is back and we are only getting started,” said Rep. Babin. “Each day newspaper headlines announce that businesses are investing billions of dollars to expand here in America, building new factories, creating tens of thousands of new American jobs, and increasing wages for current employees. “This l... Read more

  • Babin Issues Statement on the End of the #SchumerShutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility , Defense and National Security, Veterans, Immigration Enforcement

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today after Senate Democrats ended their filibuster and passed a government funding bill: “Senate Democrats have finally come to their senses and agreed to end the #SchumerShutdown and re-open the federal government. But let’s be clear: For three days, Democrats in Congress held our troops and children’s health care hostage in order to get their way on illegal immigration. In the end, their reckless tactics did not work... Read more

  • Babin Votes to Advance Historic Tax Relief Bill for American People
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility , Jobs and the Economy

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) joined his House colleagues today in passing the House-Senate conference report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), landmark legislation that overhauls America’s tax code to deliver historic tax relief for American workers, families and job creators. The legislation now goes to the Senate where it is expected to pass and be sent to the President’s desk for his signature. “We are now on the verge of delivering a historic and much-deserved win for ... Read more

  • Babin Joins President Trump as He Signs New Space Policy Directive on Missions to Moon and Mars
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA/Space

    Washington, DC – U.S. House Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-TX) joined President Trump today at the White House as he signed Space Policy Directive – 1 urging NASA to return Americans to the Moon and encourage human space exploration to Mars and beyond. “By signing this space policy directive and refocusing America’s space program on human spaceflight exploration, the President has ensured America’s leadership in space and prioritized our return to the Moon and future manned missions ... Read more

  • Babin Supports House Passage of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which allows law-abiding citizens who are qualified to carry concealed firearms in one state to also carry in other states that allow residents to do so: “As a lifelong gun owner and fervent supporter of the Second Amendment, I am proud to support this common sense bill and empower law-abiding citizens with the ability to exercise their constitut... Read more

  • Houston Area Members: Supplemental Disaster Request Woefully Inadequate
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    HOUSTON, TX- Today, Congressmen Brian Babin (TX-36), Ted Poe (TX-02), Pete Olson (TX-22), Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Randy Weber (TX-14), Michael McCaul (TX-10), and Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement regarding the Office of Management and Budget Supplemental Disaster Request: “After reviewing the latest Office of Management and Budget (OMB) supplemental request for disaster recovery, we find the proposal insufficient and unacceptable. We have met personally with the Director of... Read more