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Farenthold Introduces the Farmer Flexibility Act.
March 24, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, March 24, 2015, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) introduced the Farmer Flexibility Act (‘FFA’). The FFA provides relief to grain sorghum, corn, and cotton farmers who have been adversely affected by extreme weather conditions this year in the South Texas area. The FFA would extend the current crop planting deadline to May 1st, 2015. Under current law, if farmers do not plant their crops by specific deadlines set by the Risk Management Agency, they could face exorbitan... More
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Goodlatte, Marino, Farenthold Applaud FTC’s Decision to Streamline Antitrust Laws
March 13, 2015
Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Tom Marino (R-Pa.), and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) applaud the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) action today to adopt a reform contained in the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act (SMARTER Act) that ensures fairness for all businesses by streamlinin... More
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Strengthening infrastructure will brighten economic future of Houston and U.S.
March 10, 2015
Strengthening infrastructure will brighten economic future of Houston and U.S. The Kingswood Observer March 10, 2015 By U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (PA) Chairman - Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27,) Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Our transportation network is something many Americans take for grant... More
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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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