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  • Babin Opposes Campaign to Remove Confederate Monuments
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to the removal of Confederate statues at the University of Texas at Austin and across the nation: "The campaign to remove Confederate monuments across the nation being forced upon us by radical leftists, academia, the mainstream media and the guardians of political correctness is shameful and wrong. Every American should oppose racism and extremism in all its forms. Taking down monuments and hiding our... Read more

  • Statement on Violence in Charlottesville
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia: “There is no place in America for the violence and extremism that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. We must stand united against all forms of evil and violence directed at our fellow Americans. I call for a swift and complete investigation by the Department of Justice.” Read more

  • Babin Votes to Fully Fund Border Wall, Rebuild Military and Increase Funding for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Veterans, Immigration Enforcement

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today after voting in support of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, legislation that fully funds President Trump’s request for a wall along our southern border. “The Make America Secure Appropriations Act puts America on a stronger and more secure path forward that rebuilds our military, secures our southern border and prioritizes funding for our troops, veterans and their families. Importantly, it f... Read more

  • 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