Opinion Pieces

Houston's Johnson Space Center is still the undisputed leader in human spaceflight

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Houston's Johnson Space Center is still the undisputed leader in human spaceflight Houston Chronicle | By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin July 25, 2018 | Link “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” These eight historic words from U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, after landing on the Moon nearly 50 years ago, are proudly cherished by the NASA Johnson Space Center community. -President Kennedy... Read more »

Tax Cut Law = More Jobs & Larger Paychecks

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The American people and small businesses across East Texas are reaping the benefits of the new tax cut law. It’s putting more money in people’s pockets and enabling businesses – American employers - to create jobs, purchase new equipment and expand. It is growing our economy. Ninety percent of Americans are getting a tax break from lower tax rates, a doubling of the standard deduction to $24,000 f... Read more »

Babin: 2017 was year of accomplishments

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Babin: 2017 was year of accomplishments Cleveland Advocate | By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin December 29, 2017 | Link With the election of President Trump and a Republican Congress, we set out on a conservative agenda in 2017 to restore and rebuild America's economy and national security. As 2017 comes to a close, I am proud of the many conservative reforms we have enacted and the benefits they have alre... Read more »

Op-ed | We agree, Mr. President – America should return to the moon

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We agree, Mr. President – America should return to the moon SpaceNews | Link By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin and U.S. Rep. Ami Bera — December 11, 2017 President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. The United States is entering a new era of space exploration. In the past, NASA and the federal government have led the way... Read more »

Together, We Will Rebuild and Come Back Stronger

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Babin: Together, We Will Rebuild and Come Back Stronger Beaumont Enterprise | Oct. 8, 2017 By Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) A month has now passed since Hurricane Harvey began wreaking havoc on Southeast Texas. For six days, the storm dumped record amounts of rainfall across our region. Thousands of homes were swallowed up by floodwaters – upending the lives of families, businesses, and communities. Th... Read more »

Electric grid resiliency - the update America needs

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Electric grid resiliency - the update America needs Houston Chronicle | 10/2/2017 By Reps. Lamar Smith, Randy Weber and Brian Babin Link We live in an electrified world. Energy delivered through our electric grid powers heating, cooling, lighting, computer systems, internet servers and security measures across the country. Today, the grid is threatened by cyber threats and physical disruptions fro... Read more »

We owe veterans debt of gratitude

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We owe veterans debt of gratitude By Rep. Brian Babin | July 12, 2017 The Baytown Sun | Link America is the greatest nation on Earth because of those who have sacrificed so much to keep us free and safe: our nation’s veterans. We are truly blessed by God to live in the land of the free — and we are forever grateful to those who have preserved this freedom through their sacrifices in defense of Am... Read more »

Manchester Shows Why We Must Do More to Prevent Terrorist Entry into U.S.

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Manchester Shows Why We Must Do More to Prevent Terrorist Entry into U.S. The Daily Caller Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) May 26, 2017 | View Online Monday’s horrific attack in Manchester, England leaves us with another sobering reminder of what is at stake in the evil war that radical Islamists are waging. A 22-year-old radical Islamist, Salman Abedi, the son of Libyan refugees, maliciously targeted and... Read more »

Why We Must End The Abuse Of The Senate Filibuster

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Why We Must End The Abuse Of The Senate Filibuster The Daily Caller Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) May 2, 2017 | View Online Every day in Washington since January 20, 2017 has been a day for the history books. By executive order and the Congressional Review Act (which, of note, only requires a simple majority in the Senate), President Trump has been able to roll back significant regulatory overreach by h... Read more »

We’re off to a great start under Trump’s first 100 days

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We’re off to a great start under Trump’s first 100 days Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) The Hill | April 28, 2017 Read Online For far too long, Washington has been a place that is driven by empty rhetoric and broken promises – resulting in very little from ever getting done. During the first 100 days of the Trump administration, we have seen a president following through on his promises. While you will su... Read more »