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Blake Farenthold's Public Statements

Full Name: Blake R. Farenthold
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Debbie; 2 Children: Morgan, Amanda
Birth Date: 12/12/1962
Birth Place: Corpus Christi, TX
Home City: Corpus Christi, TX
Religion: Episcopalian
Date Title
Issue Position: Repeal and Replace Job Killing Obamacare
Issue Position: Energy and Global Warming
Issue Position: Energy Independence is the Key to Economic and National Security
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Taxes
Issue Position: Issues
Issue Position: Abortion
Issue Position: Illegal Immigrants
Issue Position: Gun Control
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
July 9, 2014 The Hill - Arts - A Secret Ingredient in Fueling the Economy
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Address Border Crisis
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Policies Putting Child Immigrants at Risk
June 19, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Reverse Proposed Carbon Emissions Regulation
June 12, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Broadband Conncection
June 9, 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
June 6, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - FBI Investigation
May 30, 2014 Congressman Farenthold Statement on VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation
May 29, 2014 Letter to David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - LIFO Language in House Republican Tax Proposal
May 29, 2014 Cardenas, Farenthold Protect American Companies from "Patent Trolls"
May 29, 2014 Reps. Farenthold, Cárdenas Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Defend American Businesses from Patent Trolls
May 21, 2014 Congressman Blake Farenthold Votes to Keep VA Accountable After Introducing Resolution Calling for Termination of VA Secretary Shinseki
May 20, 2014 Oversight Committee to Mark up Postal Bill on Secure Delivery
May 13, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs- Calls for IG Investigation of Central Texas VA Facilities Following Allegations of Misconduct
May 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Veterans Affairs Accountability
May 7, 2014 Blatant Mismanagement of the VA
May 7, 2014 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Calls for Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki, Investigation After VA Delays Result in Veterans' Deaths
May 6, 2014 Letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee
May 5, 2014 Rio Grande Guardian - Farenthold: Watch out Dubai, Here Comes Brownsville
May 5, 2014 Blog - Investigating the Benghazi Attack
May 2, 2014 Congressman Farenthold Announces 27th District Winner of 2014 Congressional Art Competition
May 1, 2014 Statement from Congressman Blake Farenthold on NASCC Aircraft Incident Near Corpus Christi
May 1, 2014 IG Report Finds Flawed Process for Census Unemployment Data Collection
April 30, 2014 Rep. Farenthold Hosts I-69 Caucus Briefing with Region Leaders in DC, Introduces Bill to Expand State Highway 44 into I-69
April 23, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the US - Role in IRS Targeting
April 18, 2014 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo
April 17, 2014 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of US Census Bureau - Issa and Farenthold Probe Census Revisions to Healthcare Coverage Rate
April 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Concerns with CFC Regulations
April 15, 2014 Letter to David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - Repeal Death Tax
April 15, 2014 Congressman Farenthold Introduces "Contempt Act" to Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Salaries for Government Officials Found in Contempt of Congress
April 11, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of State, and Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Department of the Treasury - Sanction Russia's State Arms Dealer
April 10, 2014 Letter to Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Stop Closure of Military Fast Food Outlets
April 10, 2014 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Concerns about Job Loss at Military Facilities
April 9, 2014 Rep. Farenthold Lauds Port Corpus Christi Commission Chair's Participation in House Trade Hearing Today in DC
April 9, 2014 Letter to Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Lerner Funneled Elijah Cummings Info on Targeted Conservative Group
April 5, 2014 Congressman Farenthold "Confident" of Texas City Oil Spill Recovery After Tour, Debrief with Response Officials
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
March 25, 2014 Letter to Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information - U.S. Giving up Control of "Root Zone File" of ICANN to Multistakeholder Process
March 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Benghazi Terrorists Be Brought to Justice
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