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  • Babin Introduces Bill to Delay Mandatory Truck Logging Devices
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), a member of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, today announced that he has introduced H.R. 3282, the ELD Extension Act of 2017, legislation that would provide for an additional two year delay before mandatory implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) on all American freight trucks. Under current law and regulation, the mandate is scheduled to go into effect December 18th, 2... Read more

  • Babin, Weber Take Aerial Tour of Southeast Texas Coastline
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Energy

    Deer Park, TX – On Thursday, July 6th, the Houston Police Department provided U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Randy Weber (TX-14) with an aerial tour of the Southeast Texas coastline to assess the need for an enhanced coastal barrier protection system. “Nearly one-third of our states' $1 trillion economy has a direct connection to this area, and projects like the Coastal Spine hurricane barrier will protect lives, property and businesses no matter what comes our way,” said Rep. Babin. “Protec... Read more

  • Babin Votes to Crackdown on Illegal Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) today voted to pass the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004), two common sense bills that crackdown on sanctuary cities and enhance penalties for deported criminal aliens. Rep. Babin spoke passionately on the House floor in support of both bills. To watch the video, please click here. Excerpts of his remarks are below. “This Saturday, July 1st, marks two years since the tragic death of 32-year old Kate Steinle – who w... Read more

  • Babin Applauds Decision to Rollback Obama-era WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today applauding the EPA’s decision to repeal the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would have given the federal government unprecedented authority to regulate virtually all water flows in America, including ditches and farmland ponds: “This is welcome news for Texas farmers, ranchers and land owners. The Obama Administration’s WOTUS rule was a massive EPA federal power grab by unelected government... Read more

  • Babin Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on President Trump’s Travel Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling to allow much of President Trump’s executive order on extreme vetting to take effect: “Today’s ruling is a major victory for America’s national security and an important step in reining in activist judges and restoring the separation of powers. President Trump's executive order on extreme vetting is absolutely necessary to keep Americans safe. It is a target... Read more

  • Babin Introduces Bill to Enhance Safety and Protection of Members of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) today filed legislation to grant properly trained and certified Members of Congress the ability to conceal carry a personal firearm wherever their duties take them. This would complement concealed carry reciprocity legislation that Rep. Babin has cosponsored to enable licensed concealed carry permit holders in one state to carry in another state, including the District of Columbia. “The tragic events of last week make it clearer than ever that we ne... Read more

  • Babin Statement on Shooting at Republican Congressional Baseball Practice
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement in response to this morning’s shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA: “I am deeply sickened and angry by this morning’s targeted shooting of Republicans at a congressional baseball practice. My prayers are with my colleague House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Capitol Police, Congressional staff and all those who were injured. I am extremely grateful for the heroic response from the tw... Read more

  • House Sends Bill Making It Easier to Fire Failing VA Bureaucrats to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) voted today to pass the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (S. 1094), bipartisan legislation that will streamline the process to remove, demote or suspend VA employees who have failed to effectively serve our veterans. This legislation, which now goes to the President’s desk for his signature, will also expand protections for whistleblowers, bar the VA from removing an employee who has an open complai... Read more

  • Babin Votes to Repeal Dodd-Frank, End “Too Big To Fail” Bailouts & Strengthen Financial Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) voted this week to pass the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10), which creates a more reliable and accountable financial system by repealing the most onerous provisions of Dodd-Frank that have hampered economic growth and job creation. “Under Dodd-Frank, community banks have collapsed while big banks in New York and those with strong DC connections have only become larger and more powerful than ever,” said Rep. Babin. “Dodd-Frank allows the largest hand f... Read more

  • Babin Recognizes Law Enforcement Agencies Involved in Investigating the Murder of Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Baytown, TX – On Friday, June 2nd, at a ceremony hosted by the Baytown Police Department, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin expressed his sincere thanks to each law enforcement agency involved in investigating the murder of Harris County Pct. 3 Asst. Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood. Rep. Babin presented Congressional Record statements to representatives from each agency thanking them for their diligent and thorough investigative work during this very difficult time. To watch video of the event, pleas... Read more