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  • Rep. Brian Babin: The safety of US citizens must come before criminal aliens
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Enforcement

    Deporting criminal aliens should be a no-brainer. We have absolutely no obligation to let these convicted criminals back onto U.S. streets. Thousands of avoidable tragedies are allowed to happen because liberal politicians in Washington refuse to see the safety and security of the American people as their first duty. Read more

  • Hack of 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Should Derail Obama’s Internet Giveaway Plans
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Hack of 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Should Derail Obama’s Internet Giveaway Plans By: Rep. Brian Babin The Daily Caller September 26, 2016 Link It was recently revealed that 500 million Yahoo email accounts were hacked in 2014 – making it the largest data breach in U.S. history. Even more troubling is the fact that the perpetrators have been reported to be “state-sponsored” actors – with China and Russia among the likely suspects. Yet, in the face of such vulnerabilities, President Obama wants to... Read more

  • Rep. Babin Op-Ed in National Review: America’s Refugee Program: A Clear and Present Danger
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility , Defense and National Security

    America’s Refugee Program: A Clear and Present Danger by Brian Babin August 18, 2016 http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439122/syrian-refugee-program-national-security-risk-must-reform-now Fact: ISIS infiltrated the refugee flow into Europe. Question: Why repeat Europe’s error? Our nation’s refugee program is a clear and present danger to the United States of America. Over one year ago, I introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 3314, the Resettlement Accountability ... Read more

  • Babin: Clinton Decision Erodes Justice
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Clinton Decision Erodes Justice By Rep. Brian Babin Beaumont Enterprise July 14, 2016 Our nation’s top law enforcement officials took a dangerous turn last week when they essentially rewrote the law for the well-connected and privileged. This should be deeply troubling to ordinary Americans – those on both the left and the right. For those of us who work hard every day, play by the rules, and live by the law, when we cross the line, it is the law that holds us accountable. That standard of law d... Read more

  • Fox News: To fight terror we must begin by securing our homeland
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Fox News: To fight terror we must begin by securing our homeland By U.S. Reps. Brian Babin and Mark Meadows July 1, 2016 | Link There are few issues all Americans agree on – but one issue that unites both Democrats and Republicans is an acknowledgement that terrorism is the top threat facing the United States. In recent months the West has seen an uptick in terrorist attacks, from the Paris theatre massacre, to the San Bernardino shooting, to the recent Orlando terrorist attack all carried out b... Read more

  • Europe's failed 'open door' policies must not be repeated in America
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration Enforcement

    Europe's failed 'open door' policies must not be repeated in America Rep. Brian Babin | May 19, 2016 Washington Examiner Link There is a real and imminent threat that the United States faces from jihadists infiltrating the refugee program and exploiting the gaps in our immigration policies. The terrorist attacks in Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France), and San Bernardino (Calif.) — as well as the foiled plot earlier this year by a Houston-area refugee — clearly demonstrate what is at stake. And th... Read more

  • American energy will help create a better tomorrow
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    American energy will help create a better tomorrow Orange Leader By Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) April 30, 2016 Hyperlink For the past several years the state of Texas has led the nation in job creation, setting the standard for how American ingenuity, limited government and hard work lead to a healthier and stronger economy. At $164.6 billion, the chemical industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Texas – employing over 74,000 Texans directly and another half-a-million indirectly. Wi... Read more

  • BABIN: Stopping Guantanamo jihadists from coming to U.S. prisons
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    BABIN: Stopping Guantanamo jihadists from coming to U.S. prisons The Bay Area Citizen By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) February 29, 2016 http://bit.ly/21G47jy After seven years, President Obama remains determined to fulfill his dangerous campaign promise of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. This time he announced plans to bring the most dangerous jihadists to U.S. prisons. Ironically, on the same day of Obama’s announcement, we learned that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee w... Read more

  • Babin reflects on first year in office and opportunities that lie ahead
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 28, 2015 | 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

    Cleveland Advocate By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin Congressional District 36 With each New Year, comes a time of reflection and review. As we turn the page on 2015, we must also use this opportunity to look forward and refocus our efforts on advancing and rebuilding the economic and national security of the United States of America. Through the course of the past year, it’s been an honor and privilege to serve the great folks of the 36th District of Texas. In our first year, we’ve accomplished some imp... Read more

  • BABIN: Budget deal continues the path of fiscal suicide
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Budget deal continues the path of fiscal suicide By U.S. Rep. Brian Babin | The Baytown Sun Last week, when most Americans were sound asleep, President Obama and a few Congressional leaders rolled out a massive 144-page “bipartisan” budget deal that was negotiated in secret. On top of a giant $1.5 trillion debt-ceiling increase, this so-called “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” also grew government spending by an additional $80 billion over the next two years. This alone was offensive enough to ea... Read more