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Rep. Babin Meets with Local Law Enforcement Leaders

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WOODVILLE, TX – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) participated in four working meetings with law enforcement leaders from across his nine-county district this week. The meetings were attended by dozens of seasoned lawmen and women with decades of expertise including the U.S. Marshal Service, Texas Rangers, County Sheriffs and Constables, Police Chiefs, and other representatives from local police depar... Read more »

Babin Statement on Cargo Jet Crash Near Baytown

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WOODVILLE, TX – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after today’s cargo jet crash outside Baytown, TX. “I was saddened to learn of the cargo jet crash Saturday afternoon in our Congressional district outside Baytown. I express my sincerest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. We should be thankful for the local and federal officials who rushed to the ... Read more »

Babin Statement on President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to use a national emergency declaration to secure our southern border: “I fully support the President’s decision to declare a national emergency to address the humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border. Congress has let partisanship and politics come before protecting the ... Read more »

Babin Statement on Government Funding Vote

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after voting against the conference report to fund the government. “I am very disappointed that the conference report to fully fund our government comes nowhere close to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our border and, in reality, takes several steps backwards. It includes neither the funding levels nor spe... Read more »

Babin Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Area High School Students

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) will once again host a Congressional Art Competition in 2019. Students in grades 9-12 wishing to participate must reside within the 36th Congressional District of Texas. All entries must follow the theme “Southeast Texas Wildlife”, and depictions may include wild game animals, birds, fish, marine animals, or endangered species indigenous to Southeast Texa... Read more »

Babin Reintroduces TAPS Act to Protect Communities and Schools from Violence

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U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Val Demings (FL-10) have introduced the Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act of 2019 (H.R. 838), legislation that would promote a process of determining the credibility and seriousness of a potential threat and interrupting those who are on a pathway to violence. This process, called behavioral threat assessment and management, was developed by th... Read more »

Babin Continues Fighting for Federal Contractors

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement on the ongoing fight to ensure federal contractors receive backpay. Earlier this month, Babin joined Rep. Bill Posey (FL-8) in a letter to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee requesting the Committee provide equitable treatment for contract employees in crafting appropriations bills to open government agencies. Unl... Read more »

Babin Seeks to Block Rashida Tlaib Trip to Palestine

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) has requested each Democratic House Committee Chairman deny any request to authorize a taxpayer-funded Congressional delegation to Palestine as proposed by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI-13). Per House rules, each official Congressional delegation (CODEL), as well as each Member of Congress attending, must receive approval from a Committee Chairman. The text of e... Read more »

Babin and Biggs to Co-Chair Border Security Caucus

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Rep. Andy Biggs (left), former Caucus Chair Lamar Smith, and Rep. Brian Babin WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Brian Babin (TX-36) and Andy Biggs (AZ-05) have announced that they will co-chair the Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress. “It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to co-chair the Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress. Promoting the safety and security of American cit... Read more »

Babin Comments on Secretary Mattis’ Service

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement regarding the announced retirement of Secretary of Defense James Mattis after four decades of public service. “The American people are losing a very smart, tough and patriotic public servant in Secretary of Defense General James “Mad Dog” Mattis. His departure will leave a big void, and we will miss his leadership, experie... Read more »