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Blake Farenthold

"Immigration reform must provide for America’s needs by ensuring we have an adequate workforce to fill the jobs we have. That means increasing the cap on high skilled worker visas and visas for workers in high-demand fields like agriculture, construction, and even the medical field."

Blake Farenthold *

U.S. Representative (CD-27)

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First Case of Ebola in the United States Diagnosed in Dallas, TX

Yesterday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States is a patient who was admitted Sunday into Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

Before the news was official, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, and had a very informative discussion regarding the logistics of the case and the next steps the CDC is taking for containment

at Oct 1, 2014 12:40 PM
       

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Kill the Poor

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Justice, let the cat out of the bag when defending a woman's unlimited right to an abortion. She observed, “It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people.” This is not the first time that Justice Ginsburg noted that abortion is helpful in keeping the number of the poor under control.

In a previous interview, she added that Roe v. Wade was intended for population control “particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” As National Review's Kevin Williamson noted, “This is not her first time weighing in on the question of what by any intellectually honest standard must be described as eugenics...

at Oct 1, 2014 8:13 AM
       

Obamacare and Abortion Subsidies

Obamacare is broken in so many ways. Higher premiums, less coverage, lost doctors, more paperwork… and now taxpayers subsidizing abortion. The independent government watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), just released a report that 1,036 insurance plans cover elective abortion and receive federal subsidies. In plain English: over 1,000 insurance plans use your tax dollars to subsidize elective abortion. It’s happening in every state – even Texas.   Read more »

at Sep 30, 2014 4:25 PM
       

Reviving the U.S.-India Partnership

When President Obama meets today with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he has an opportunity to revitalize the partnership between the world’s oldest and largest democracies.

This past weekend, I had the honor of speaking to the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston and discussing why the case for closer U.S. relations with India is overwhelming. Both of our countries are multi-ethnic democracies that share a native language, common values and a similar political heritage.

at Sep 30, 2014 11:11 AM
       

Fifth Annual employAbility Expo in Dallas Today

Today the Dallas Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities and I will be hosting the Fifth Annual employAbility Expo. This annual event serves as a critical resource for North Texas residents with disabilities that provides both job seekers and employers an invaluable opportunity to network with hiring representatives from more than 50 nationally recognized

at Sep 30, 2014 8:20 AM
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Joy Cometh in the Morning

I spoke at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Friday. In his remarks, I reflected on the struggles we see in the world, in America, and in our personal lives and how, by keeping faith, we should be encouraged brighter days are ahead.

See the transcript below:

I'm so grateful, that y'all are here today standing up for our country. You know, the Word tells us, “Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning”.

at Sep 29, 2014 2:22 PM
       

Congressman Lamar Smith Responds to Attorney General Holder Resignation

I released the following statement in response to news that Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning as head of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Of all the executive branch agencies, the Department of Justice is the one that should remain above politics. Yet, President Obama has repeatedly directed Attorney General Holder to ignore and undermine current laws. Under this administration, numerous scandals have plagued the DOJ, including the execution and cover-up of Operation Fast & Furious.

at Sep 29, 2014 11:06 AM
       

Defeating ISIL: Patriotism Over Politics

There are a lot of members of Congress, including me, that do not agree with the President’s politics and think his Syria plan is too little too late, but in a time of war we must support our Commander-in-Chief, it’s what we do in America.

at Sep 29, 2014 8:22 AM
       

So Who Does Congressman Culberson Represent: Constituents or Colleagues?

"Working in Congress is like standing under Niagara Falls"-John Culberson (R) Texas said repeatedly during a town hall meeting on September 22, 2014

Really? Sounds like a problem to me. The button on the pants of the federal government has officially shot off into the atmosphere as the bloat and the sheer girth of government has increased to sizes previously unknown. Houston, we have a problem.

Thankfully we have John Culberson fearlessly representing the good folks of Congressional District 7! Um, scratch that. Thankfully we have John Culberson representing the good folks of Congressional District 7!

at Sep 27, 2014 6:44 AM
       

Hey Target Executives: Criminals With Guns Don’t Abide by Your Corporate Memos

I don’t shop at Target anymore because they favor criminals over law abiding citizens and seem to think, based on their new policy, that disarming law abiding citizens for the criminals is a way to create a “family friendly” environment.

Just weeks after Target’s new policy that requests gun owners leave their guns at home, there has now been another shooting on Target property.   Read more »

at Sep 26, 2014 5:03 PM
       

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