U.S. Congressman Brian Babin | E-Newsletter
Babin Bulletin | July 16, 2017 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
Babin Honors Vidor Police Officers for Heroic Rescue
It was an absolute honor to personally recognize six Vidor Police Officers for their heroic actions to rescue two individuals from an overturned and submerged car. These officers are real heroes who selflessly put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. My deepest appreciation and gratitude goes out to Sgt. Loredo, Officer Meineke, Officer Meadows, Officer Mansfield, Officer Fischer and Officer Stephenson.

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Babin: Putting Our Veterans First
I am fighting every day in Congress for America’s veterans and their families. They deserve the utmost respect and gratitude for their service and sacrifice to our country. This year, I have actively supported the passage of several bills to improve the care of our nation’s veterans — including bills to streamline the appeals process, hold VA bureaucrats accountable, end the abuse of wait lists, prioritize veterans hiring and provide a cost-of-living increase for disabled veterans. To all of our veterans, I say thank you. We owe you a debt of gratitude that is immeasurable.

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- Legislative Update -
House Passes Legislation to Rebuild U.S. Military and Combat Human Trafficking

This week, the House passed a defense authorization bill (H.R. 2810) that takes much-needed steps to rebuild our military and ensure our troops have the equipment, training and resources they need to win on the battlefield. It also fully funds a well-deserved pay raise for our troops—the largest in eight years.

The House also passed several bills to help end the atrocities of human trafficking. This is a heinous form of modern-day slavery that knows no geographical boundary. Our bills will support the victims, go after the perpetrators and implement a stronger detection system. Human trafficking is pure evil and we must do all that we can to combat these horrific crimes.
Meeting With Texas 36 Constituents

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Enjoyed visiting with folks at Mama Jacks in Kountze, Texas. Great discussion on border security, taxes, health care and jobs.
Received an update on the construction of the Lake Livingston Hydroelectric Power Dam, which will produce enough electricity to power 12,000 homes in East Texas. Looking forward to its completion in 2018.
Very grateful to have had the opportunity to meet the McMillan Family from Lumberton, Texas. At 10 years old, Lauren and her mother, Melissa, got into a car wreck when a man fell asleep and hit them. He struck Lauren's side and it broke her neck and paralyzed her. In December, they both will graduate from Lamar University – as Lauren’s mother accompanied her every day to school. A truly wonderful and inspiring family. Thank you Melissa, David, Lauren and Hannah – we hope you enjoyed your visit to our nation’s capital.