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  • Tax Cut Law = More Jobs & Larger Paychecks
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    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 for a married couple ($12,000 for individuals), and increasing the child tax credit to $2,000 per chi... Read more

  • Babin: 2017 was year of accomplishments
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility , Agriculture , Second Amendment, Jobs and the Economy, Energy, Pro-Life, Social Security and Medicare, Defense and National Security, Education, Veterans, Immigration Enforcement, NASA/Space, Health Care

    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 already brought to the people I represent in Southeast Texas and the entire American public. This year, ... Read more

  • Op-ed | We agree, Mr. President – America should return to the moon
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA/Space

    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, but it is time we recognize the future of space travel will be a collaborative effort between NASA... Read more

  • Together, We Will Rebuild and Come Back Stronger
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    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. The impact was devastating and widespread, but in the midst of this devastation, we have seen incredib... Read more

  • Electric grid resiliency - the update America needs
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 from natural disasters, including hurricanes. Lawmakers frequently reference these threats to our power... Read more

  • We owe veterans debt of gratitude
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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 America. As a veteran and the father of a decorated Navy SEAL, I have a deep appreciation for the men ... Read more

  • Manchester Shows Why We Must Do More to Prevent Terrorist Entry into U.S.
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 killed pre-teens, teenagers and parents exiting a pop concert. The lives of 22 people were tragical... Read more

  • Why We Must End The Abuse Of The Senate Filibuster
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 his predecessor and replace it with common-sense principles that will allow our economy to grow and m... Read more

  • We’re off to a great start under Trump’s first 100 days
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility , Agriculture , Second Amendment, Jobs and the Economy, Energy, Pro-Life, Social Security and Medicare, Defense and National Security, Education, Veterans, Immigration Enforcement, NASA/Space

    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 surely hear the naysayers on TV and radio badmouthing this administration, what matters most are the a... Read more

  • U.S. satellite rules out of focus; time for new vision
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA/Space

    U.S. satellite rules out of focus; time for new vision SpaceNews By Rep. Brian Babin | April 5, 2017 Read Online It is time for fundamental rethinking about commercial remote sensing. Agencies continue to think about remote sensing as a cold-war space technology when, in fact, it is increasingly an information technology, requiring a different regulatory philosophy. For over two decades, the United States has led the world in space-based commercial imagery, supporting our civil, commercial, and ... Read more