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  • 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

  • Babin Applauds House Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, landmark legislation that will overhaul our broken tax code and deliver much needed tax relief and simplification to the American people and job creators. In response to its passage, Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) released the following video message: “Today is a good day for hardworking Americans. We just passed legislation that will let taxpayers keep more of their paycheck to save, spend, and invest as they s... Read more

  • House Unanimously Passes Babin Amendment to Study and Reform Hydropower Dam Licenses in Southeast Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Energy

    Washington, DC – On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed an amendment offered by Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) that will authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to examine an issued license for any project that is located in an area that was declared by the President to be a disaster area in 2017. “The people of Southeast Texas are looking for answers from all levels of government about the terrible floods we experienced in the vicinity of Toledo Bend and ... Read more

  • Babin Sends Letter to President Trump Requesting Executive Order to Delay ELD Mandate
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) sent a letter to President Trump urging him to issue an Executive Order to delay Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which is set to go into effect Dec. 18th, 2017. “Millions of hard working American truckers, farmers and small businesses need you to take immediate and decisive action to protect them from a massive new regulation that is scheduled to go into effect just 39 days from today. I am writing on their behalf with a plan to help ... Read more

  • Babin Helps Secure $15 Billion in Disaster Funding for Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) joined his House colleagues in passing an emergency disaster funding bill that includes $15 billion in direct assistance for Texas flood victims of Hurricane Harvey. The measure includes $11 billion to pay anticipated claims for flood insurance and an estimated $4 billion for the FEMA disaster relief fund, which will be used to cover direct housing assistance, home repairs, debris removal and public assistance grants. “This funding bill marks... Read more

  • Babin Supports Balanced Budget Plan that Paves the Way for Middle-Class Tax Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) joined his House colleagues in passing a Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution (H. Con. Res. 71) that puts America on a sustainable path towards a balanced budget, rebuilds our military and paves the way for fundamental tax reform and relief. “By putting us on a path to a balanced budget and cutting an overgrown federal bureaucracy, this fiscal blueprint is exactly what America needs,” said Rep. Babin. “Just like hardworking Americans, it is tim... Read more

  • Babin Supports Bill to Deliver Immediate Tax Relief to Hurricane Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) today voted for House-passage of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 (H.R. 3823), legislation that provides tax benefits and relief to individuals impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. “In my congressional district, countless individuals and families lost nearly everything to Harvey’s floodwaters,” said Rep. Babin. “The stories are heartbreaking. This bipartisan legislation gives them further assistance to ... Read more

  • Babin Backs Tax Reform and Relief Framework
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement today in support of the Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code: “This framework – supported by both the White House and leaders in Congress – marks an important first step in delivering pro-growth tax reform and relief to the American people. Having grown to over 70,000 pages long, the current tax code is too costly, complex and burdensome. It is time we simplify our broken tax code and allow Americans to kee... Read more

  • Babin Supports Harvey Relief Package, Bill Now Goes to President for Signature
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), whose congressional district was devastated by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, voted in favor of an emergency relief package that provides $15 billion in funding for recovery efforts in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “I am very pleased that Congress has acted swiftly to ensure relief is available for the millions of Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Rep. Babin. “The devastation across Southeast Texas is heartbreaking. It is... Read more