Opinion Pieces

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 ... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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 »