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  • 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

  • Babin Joins Vice President Pence in Visiting Johnson Space Center to Congratulate NASA’s Newest Astronauts
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA/Space

    Houston, TX – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), who is Chairman of House Space Subcommittee, today joined Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for the 2017 Astronaut Selection Announcement Ceremony at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. “It was my distinct honor today to join Vice President Pence, Sen. Ted Cruz, Chairman Lamar Smith and the entire NASA team at Johnson Space Center in announcing NASA’s new... Read more

  • Babin Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Leave U.N.-Obama Climate Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today in support of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations (U.N.) Paris Climate Change Agreement that was negotiated under the Obama Administration: “I applaud President Trump for standing up for the interests of the American worker and withdrawing from the United Nation’s Paris Climate Change Agreement. This agreement, which was never ratified by the Senate, was poorly negotiated by the Obama Ad... Read more

  • Babin Requests Review of Cases Involving U.S. Troops Currently Imprisoned in Federal Prison for Actions Taken in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq Wars
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) sent a letter to President Trump last week requesting a full review of each case involving any U.S. service member who is currently imprisoned in U.S. prisons for certain actions taken during combat in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. “Under the Obama Administration, we saw the continued release of violent terrorists from U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay – with many of them returning to the battle against U.S. forces,” the letter states. “Meanwhile, t... Read more

  • Babin Statement on President Trump's Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement on President Trump's 2018 budget proposal: “I commend the President and his Administration for putting forth a serious budget proposal that restrains federal spending while prioritizing national security in our military and along our borders. By moving us toward a balanced budget, this fiscally responsible budget plan is a welcome departure from the Obama-years, which had increases in deficit spending every year as far ... Read more

  • Babin Statement on the Firing of FBI Director James Comey
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey: “Over the past year, the integrity and credibility of the FBI has been severely damaged under the leadership of Director Comey and his mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. This has been a criticism universally shared by members of both parties, including the Senate’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, who... Read more