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Farenthold Supports Appropriations Committee’s $85 Million in funding for the Corpus Christi Army Depot
April 22, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) strongly supports the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies action today, which allocates $85 million in funds for the Corpus Christi Army Depot ‘CCAD’. The funding is reserved to support CCAD’s new Powertrain facility. “CCAD is the premier Army Depot,’ said Congressman Farenthold. “In 2011 alone, CCAD saved taxpayers over $47 million dollars. With that kind of efficiency these pote... More
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Farenthold Offers Three Amendments to Protect Civil Liberties
April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) offered three amendments to protect civil liberties today. The House of Representatives is considering two bills, H.R. 1560 the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, which would permit the private sector to voluntary share information relating to cyber threat indicators, and H.R. 1731 the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, which will allow U.S. businesses the chance to voluntarily share information about recent internal cyber... More
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Farenthold Recognized as Transportation Leader
April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, April 21, 2015, the Alliance for I-69 Texas recognized Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) for his leadership in the transportation sector. Congressman Farenthold is a powerful advocate for Interstate 69 including authoring bills aimed at expanding the corridor, the formation of an I-69 Congressional Caucus which he chairs, and facilitating the development of State Highway 44 as a connection to I-69 to aid the Port of Corpus Christi. The Resolution states: “Resolution of... More
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Farenthold Votes to Repeal the Death Tax
April 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, which eliminates the 40% double tax that families are forced to pay on assets they inherit, passed the House of Representatives today. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) released the following statement: “Just because a family member dies doesn’t mean the family business must die too. Repealing the Death Tax will allow families to keep their farms and small businesses without the government taking 40% off the top. Death shouldn’t be an excuse ... More
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Farenthold Votes to Withdraw Waters Regulation Rule
April 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – A bill to stop President Obama’s EPA from overregulating water rights reported out of the House Transportation Committee today. The bipartisan, Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, requires the withdrawal of the Obama Administration’s proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The Administration’s WOTUS rule undermines the rulemaking process and many long-standing federal-state partnerships in regulating our country’s waters. After hearing from farmers throughout... More
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