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  • 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

  • Failed Immigration Enforcement Leads To Tragedy
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Enforcement

    Failed Immigration Enforcement Leads To Tragedy Rep. Brian Babin The Daily Caller April 4, 2017 Read Online On Monday, April 3rd, President Donald J. Trump declared this week to be National Crime Victims’ Rights Week to bring awareness to the negative – sometimes fatal – impact crime has in our communities. In many cities and towns across the country, criminal activity and violence has steadily risen over the past several years. It seems that in this day and age, you cannot watch the local news ... Read more

  • Cruz, Smith and Babin: A strong step for Texas, and one giant leap for space exploration
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA/Space

    Cruz, Smith and Babin: A strong step for Texas, and one giant leap for space exploration Houston Chronicle By Ted Cruz, Lamar Smith and Brian Babin March 7, 2017 To read online, click HERE. From President Kennedy's 1962 call at Rice University to place a man on the moon within the decade, to the phrase, "Houston … The Eagle has landed," to the first private rocket launch on Matagorda Island, Texas' leadership in space exploration is undeniable. Travel across Texas today, and it's not hard to see... Read more

  • President Trump's executive order will keep America safe
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    As elected officials, our sworn duty is to the safety and security of the American people. To put politics above one's duty is a dereliction of this oath of office, particularly when the lives of Americans are at stake. Read more