Representative Blake R. Farenthold's Public Statements


Full Name: Blake R. Farenthold
Current Office: U.S. House - 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
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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 7/16/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC 7/09/14 The Hill - Arts - A Secret Ingredient in Fueling the Economy 7/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations 7/02/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Address Border Crisis 7/02/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Policies Putting Child Immigrants at Risk 6/19/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Reverse Proposed Carbon Emissions Regulation 6/12/14 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Broadband Conncection 6/09/14 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 6/06/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - FBI Investigation 5/30/14 Congressman Farenthold Statement on VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation 5/29/14 Letter to David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - LIFO Language in House Republican Tax Proposal 5/29/14 Cardenas, Farenthold Protect American Companies from "Patent Trolls" 5/29/14 Reps. Farenthold, Cárdenas Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Defend American Businesses from Patent Trolls 5/21/14 Congressman Blake Farenthold Votes to Keep VA Accountable After Introducing Resolution Calling for Termination of VA Secretary Shinseki 5/20/14 Oversight Committee to Mark up Postal Bill on Secure Delivery 5/13/14 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 5/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Veterans Affairs Accountability 5/07/14 Blatant Mismanagement of the VA 5/07/14 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Calls for Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki, Investigation After VA Delays Result in Veterans' Deaths 5/06/14 Letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee 5/05/14 Rio Grande Guardian - Farenthold: Watch out Dubai, Here Comes Brownsville 5/05/14 Blog - Investigating the Benghazi Attack 5/02/14 Congressman Farenthold Announces 27th District Winner of 2014 Congressional Art Competition 5/01/14 Statement from Congressman Blake Farenthold on NASCC Aircraft Incident Near Corpus Christi 5/01/14 IG Report Finds Flawed Process for Census Unemployment Data Collection 4/30/14 Rep. Farenthold Hosts I-69 Caucus Briefing with Region Leaders in DC, Introduces Bill to Expand State Highway 44 into I-69 4/23/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the US - Role in IRS Targeting 4/18/14 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 4/17/14 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of US Census Bureau - Issa and Farenthold Probe Census Revisions to Healthcare Coverage Rate 4/15/14 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Director of Office of Management and Budget - Concerns with CFC Regulations 4/15/14 Letter to David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - Repeal Death Tax 4/15/14 Congressman Farenthold Introduces "Contempt Act" to Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Salaries for Government Officials Found in Contempt of Congress 4/11/14 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 4/10/14 Letter to Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Stop Closure of Military Fast Food Outlets 4/10/14 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Concerns about Job Loss at Military Facilities 4/09/14 Rep. Farenthold Lauds Port Corpus Christi Commission Chair's Participation in House Trade Hearing Today in DC 4/09/14 Letter to Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Lerner Funneled Elijah Cummings Info on Targeted Conservative Group 4/05/14 Congressman Farenthold "Confident" of Texas City Oil Spill Recovery After Tour, Debrief with Response Officials 3/27/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan 3/25/14 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 3/11/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Benghazi Terrorists Be Brought to Justice