U.S. Congressman Brian Babin | E-Newsletter
Babin Bulletin |June 4, 2017 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
President Trump Announces Decision to Leave U.N.-Obama Climate Change Deal
I applaud President Trump for standing up for the interests of the American worker and withdrawing from the United Nation’s Paris Climate Change Agreement. This agreement, which was never ratified by the Senate, was poorly negotiated by the Obama Administration and is simply a bad deal for the American people. It punishes hardworking Americans with higher energy costs, fewer jobs and smaller paychecks while providing virtually no meaningful benefit to the environment and doing very little to hold the world’s top polluters, like China, accountable. Furthermore, it would uniquely hurt the people of the 36th District of Texas by threatening the many good-paying jobs provided by our area’s petrochemical and refining facilities. While this decision will not sit well with out-of-touch liberal politicians and pro-U.N. globalists, President Trump was elected to put American workers first and turn back such bad deals that undermine U.S. competitiveness and jobs.
Babin Requests Review of Cases Involving U.S. Troops in Federal Prison for Actions Taken in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
This week, I wrote a letter to President Trump requesting a full review of each case involving any U.S. service member who is currently imprisoned for actions taken on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have met with the parents and friends of some of these service members who are still incarcerated. They are pleading for a simple review of these cases in hopes of a possible clemency or reduction in sentencing. Under the Obama Administration, we saw the continued release of violent terrorists from U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay – with many of them returning to the battle against U.S. forces. Meanwhile, these young American men who answered the call to duty and put their lives on the line for our freedoms continue to languish in prison. Furthermore, on the way out of office, President Obama pardoned a traitor in Bradley Manning—someone who put the lives of American soldiers and allies at risk—while ignoring the pleas of the families of these American troops to review their incarceration. I believe these young men deserve a simple review given their previous service and sacrifice in defense of the United States.

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Obamacare Reality Check
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released a new report that shows the rising cost of premiums since Obamacare went into place in 2013. Here are the facts ➡ Since 2013, Obamacare premiums have spiked 105% nationwide – including 82% in Texas. Furthermore, one-third of the country now only has one Obamacare insurance choice, which is not really a choice at all. This is why the House passed the AHCA to repeal the most onerous Obamacare provisions and replace it with patient-centered health care that lowers costs and expands choice.

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Meeting With Constituents Across 36th District of Texas
Great to meet Woodville High School's Carrington Marendes and personally congratulate him on the three silver medals he recently earned in the wheelchair division’s shot put, 100 meters and 400 meters at the State Track and Field Championships. Way to go and great job representing Woodville and Southeast Texas proudly!
It was an absolute honor to serve as the commencement speaker at the Orangefield High School graduation last weekend, particularly as two brothers graduated more than 75 years after leaving the school early to serve in WWII. Congratulations to Mr. Stanley Simon, Mr. Abe Simon and the entire class of 2017. Celebrate your success, guard our future and pursue your happiness!
It was pleasure to meet with members of the Livingston Rotary Club and take their questions on the important tissues facing East Texas and the United States. Always great to spend time with the good folks in Polk County. To view more pictures, please click here.
Visited NASA's Johnson Space Center with Rep. Randy Weber to view NASA's James Webb Space Telescope as it undergoes critical vacuum and cryogenic testing before it is launched into space in 2018. Thank you to Johnson Space Center Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa and the entire JSC team for giving us a firsthand look into this incredible technological advancement. that will help unravel some of the greatest mysteries of the universe.