Babin Bulletin | December 23, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congressman Brian Babin

Wall Funding and Government Shutdown

I am proud of President Trump for drawing a line and insisting that we fulfill the promise we made to the American people in 2016 to build the wall and finally get serious about illegal immigration. On behalf of the nation, President Trump declared that he would not sign a bill to fund the government unless it also funds the wall we need, and he stuck to his word.

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My House colleagues and I came together to provide over $5 billion to fund the wall, secure additional border security measures, and keep our government running. Earlier in the week I spoke on the floor urging the House to listen to the American people and take action. This bill remains in the Senate, which has not yet acted to end a partial government shutdown.

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Newton Wins State

I want to congratulate Coach W.T. Johnston and the Newton Eagle football team for winning the Class 3A Division II state championship for the second year in a row, and fifth state title in Newton High School history.
Newton was victorious Thursday over the Canadian Wildcats, 21-16. They overcame great odds. In March, Coach Johnston was told he had eight months to live. That was nine months ago. Coach Johnston did not let that news stop him from continuing to touch the lives of his students and passionately coach the sport he loves. His story inspires us all to truly “live before [we] die,” and know that our relationship with God and the people around us is what truly matters in life.

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I’m so proud of the hard work and perseverance Newton has shown this season. Congratulations on a job well done!
Moving Offices 
This week was bittersweet as my staff and I moved out of the Cannon Office Building, where we served the people of Texas for four years. Our Cannon office is full of history as it was occupied by Michigan Congressman Gerald Ford from 1948-1955.
I have been proud to display photos courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library of the future president working in our office. Wednesday, I passed on those photos to the office’s new occupant, my friend Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. of Florida (pictured below).
My new office is located in Room 2236 of the Rayburn Office Building, right across the street from our Capitol. I encourage residents of the 36th District of Texas to come see us whenever they visit Washington
Babin Comments on Secretary Mattis' Service
The American people are losing a very smart, tough and patriotic public servant in Secretary of Defense General James “Mad Dog” Mattis. His departure will leave a big void, and we will miss his leadership, experience and knowledge. Our enemies feared and respected him and our friends appreciated him.