Opinion Pieces

There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’

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As originally posted by the Wall Street Journal on June 16, 2020. By Mike Pence June 16, 2020 1:18 pm ET In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a “second wave” of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the courage and compassion of the American people, our public health system is far stronger than it was four m...

A personal message from your Congressman

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I would like to give my constituents some words of assurance because I know there are a lot of folks out there who are fearful and feel helpless about the coronavirus pandemic. However, I would like to remind everyone in the nine counties of the 36th Congressional District I represent that we are not hopeless. Just look at our history- America’s history. We are a resilient and resourceful people a...

The Democrats and Iran

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As originally posted by the Wall Street Journal on January 5, 2020. By Joe Lieberman Jan. 5, 2020 5:15 pm ET Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with a photo of Qasem Soleimani in Tehran, Jan. 3. PHOTO: -/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES President Trump’s order to take out Qasem Soleimani was morally, constitutionally and strategically correct. It deserves more bipartisan support than the begrudging or negati...

Shoring up the area’s economy

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As originally published by the Baytown Sun on September 4, 2019. Past Baytown Chamber Chairman Roger Elswick, left shakes hands with Lee College Regent Pete Alfaro, right, as Rep. Brian Babin (District 36) looks on. U.S. Congressman Brian Babin provided a legislative update to members and guests of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at the organization’s monthly membership meeting at the Hilt...

Babin: Texans deserve fair trade and border security

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As originally published by the Houston Chronicle on July 20, 2019. The relationship between the United States and Mexico, along with the future of trade, immigration and border security policy between the two nations, is top of mind for many Americans. Those things matter even more to Texans: We are both the state handling the most trade and the custodian of the longest section of the U.S. border ...

Don’t move the Battleship Texas. It could sink in the Houston Ship Channel.

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As originally posted by the Houston Chronicle on June 4, 2019. The Battleship Texas will move from its historic site at the San Jacinto Battleground near La Porte, the head of the nonprofit that oversees the vessel said Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer Nearly 75 years to the day after playing a major role in America’s victory over Nazi Germany ...

20 years after Columbine: What has changed?

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As originally posted by The Hill on April 20, 2019. “We do know we have to do more to recognize the early warning signs that are sent before children act violently.” - President Bill Clinton, April 20, 1999 Twenty years later and guess what – we aren’t. How is it possible that we still aren’t doing enough to identify those who are moving along the pathway toward committing an act of violence? I ha...

A year since Parkland: we have a solution

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As originally posted by The Hill on February 14, 2019. On the afternoon of Feb. 14, 2018, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community experienced a veritable hell-on-earth scenario. Survivors watched friends and classmates perish in a storm of horrendous violence and confusion. A helpless nation watched, waiting for details, asking why, unable to offer more than thoughts and prayers to thos...

Are you better off now?

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Are you better off now? The Baytown Sun | By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin August 9, 2018 | Link Despite unrelenting attacks by the media and members of the so-called “Resistance,” the Trump Administration is succeeding in draining “The Swamp” by putting the needs of American citizens first. I am working with my colleagues in the Republican led House and Senate to advance a conservative agenda, grow the e...

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...