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Congressman Farenthold Fights Back on President Obama’s Second Amendment Power Grab
March 4, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) has joined with 238 Members of Congress to raise concerns about the Administration’s backdoor ban on AR-15 ammo. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a “Framework” under which it may ban the manufacturing or importation of AR-15 ammunition known as “green tips.” Long exempted under federal law for sporting purposes, the ban of “green tips” would impose unduly restrictive standards and interfere with the Seco... More
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Farenthold Re-Introduces the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act
March 3, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after reintroducing The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act: “When a product causes harm, liability should rest with the creators of the product and those in the stream of commerce whose actions or negligence could have led to the harm. Unfortunately, plaintiffs today can and do sue innocent sellers of a product simply because they are an easier target for litigation... More
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Farenthold on Clinton E-Mail Scandal: "The American people deserve transparency."
March 3, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27), a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today regarding the revelation that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apparently conducted official government business exclusively on her personal e-mail account instead of a government account: “Despite claims to be an advocate for transparency Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail account makes it difficult or ... More
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Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Net Neutrality
February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, February 26, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the FCC’s vote to regulate the internet as a Title II Utility: “Today we saw three unelected bureaucrats impose regulations older than World War II on the internet. That’s insane. As a founder of a tech company and an online citizen since the 80’s, I believe in the open internet, but that isn’t accomplished by scrapping a free inte... More
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Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Updating Texas State Highway 361
February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today released the following statement regarding the Texas Transportation Commission's approval of upgrades to Texas State Highway 361: “After working with local stakeholders and TxDOT officials, it is clear that the overwhelming passage of Prop. 1 demonstrated how important improving, upgrading and modernizing our state and local infrastructure is to our community. Upgrad... More
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