U.S. Congressman Brian Babin | E-Newsletter
Babin Bulletin | October 27, 2019 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
 Storming the SCIF
On Wednesday, I joined several of my Republican colleagues in demanding Rep. Adam Schiff conduct a FAIR impeachment inquiry and be TRANSPARENT with the American people. We entered the secured briefing room where these UNCLASSIFIED, but still secret, hearings are being held merely to sit and listen – which is our right as fellow ELECTED Members of Congress – and immediately Rep. Schiff left the room and refused to allow the hearing to proceed.
We waited for hours and still Rep. Schiff would not continue with the hearing. These actions further prove that he, along with other House Democrats, are bent on keeping the nation in the dark. Out of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Adam Schiff is the ONLY ONE who knows the identity of the anonymous whistleblower (who he falsely said he had no previous contact with) whose secondhand testimony started this entire inquiry!
The American people should be extremely alarmed by how this process is being done. Rep. Adam Schiff and this Democrat majority are trying to impeach the duly elected President of the United States of America – and no one in America knows why.

That should NEVER be the case. 
 DOJ Inquiry into the 2016 Election Becomes Criminal Investigation
The public deserves to know who was responsible for attempting to take down our President in 2016. If America’s confidence in the FBI and DOJ is ever going to be restored – justice and accountability must be brought to anyone who exploited their position and committed treason. The American people deserve no less.

This is an extremely important development, and I look forward to seeing how this investigation progresses in the coming months.

To read article, please click here.
 Highway Bill Held Hostage by Partisanship
My Democratic colleagues are once again putting politics over people. Historically, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has worked across the aisle to craft important bills that better the lives of the American people, but apparently debate and compromise have been taken off the table. Now, House Democrats are refusing to work with the GOP on a major bill to fix our highways because we disagree on certain unrelated issues. How is this fair for the country?

With four ports and more petrochemical plants than any other district in the nation, it is imperative that TX-36 has first-rate roads, bridges, and waterways to transport goods that are vital to the rest of the country and world. Our nation is being held hostage by this type of partisanship.  
Republicans Vote to Censure Rep. Adam Schiff
Congressman Adam Schiff must be held accountable for his lies. Monday night, I joined more than 170 Republican members in voting to censure and condemn him for his dishonest actions which include:

- Fake collusion evidence claims
- Fabricated call transcript
- Secret dealings with the whistleblower

America is being greatly misled on this bogus impeachment inquiry with false and cherry-picked information. It cannot be tolerated!

To read article, please click here.
RSC's New Health Care Framework
Americans deserve more than what the disastrous ACA provides. Health care plans fail when they are one-size-fits-all because every person and situation is different. Millions of Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions, are suffering because they can no longer afford their health care due to sky-rocketing premiums and deductibles and outrageous out-of-pocket costs.

Democrats may be content with this, but Republicans will not stand by. The Republican Study Committee's (RSC) plan will protect individuals with pre-existing conditions; empower Americans with greater control over their health care decisions and dollars; and personalize health care to meet individual needs.

To read more about the plan's framework, please click here.

To watch video, please click here.

Meeting USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli
At our monthly Border Security Caucus meeting this week, I sat down with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director, Ken Cuccinelli, to discuss our broken immigration system and how President Trump’s strong immigration and border security policies are helping to reduce apprehensions on our southern border.
Our asylum laws have been exploited for too long and thanks to this Administration, we’re finally making progress to protect our sovereignty and restore the rule of law.
ICYMI: First All-Woman Space Walk
Last Friday, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured outside of the International Space Station for a spacewalk, the first to be performed by two women. This successful occasion marked the fourth spacewalk for Koch and first for Meir.

To read article, please click here.
Since 1984, more than 10 American women have completed 40 different spacewalks, but never at the same time. A historic moment for women in space!
 Recognizing the Big Sandy Wildcats
 It was a privilege to present Big Sandy High School's baseball team with a Congressional Record statement recognizing them for winning the 2019 UIL State Baseball Tournament’s Class 2A state championship.
Each of these players worked extremely hard to achieve this victory, and I wish them continued success both on and off the field.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Yesterday was National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – a day where thousands of Americans disposed of their old prescription drugs at more than 4,000 different locations across the country. I hope many folks in the 36th District of Texas chose to take part!
Too many prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands because they are sitting unused or expired in homes across the nation. Take a moment to look in your home medicine cabinets for any old prescription drugs. It can save lives.

To find out more information, please visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/.
 Sanctuary Cities Have Tragic Consequences
 This is the most tragic consequence of sanctuary cities. If local law enforcement cooperated or even communicated with the federal government – these two MS-13 gang members could have been deported. Instead, an innocent child lost his life.

These outrageous policies are killing innocent people. State and local officials who support these policies should be ashamed of themselves.

To read article, please click here.
 The Impeachment Sham
For years, America has been force-fed investigation after investigation of our duly elected President. And we have seen each of these sham investigations meet a dead end, because there is no evidence of any wrongdoings by Donald Trump.

I have lost hope that these pointless probes will end – House Democrats are bent on wasting time and taxpayer dollars. If we are all forced to endure this charade, the LEAST they could do is conduct a FAIR investigation.

Watch my entire floor speech below! 

To watch speech, please click here.
USMCA Delays Hurt America
Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to delay the passage of the USMCA. More than 110,000 jobs in Texas depend on manufacturing exports to Canada and Mexico. 

Delaying this vote is hurting America. House Democrats must put politics aside and pass the USMCA – which will bring $68 billion in new economic growth to the U.S.