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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
April 10, 2014 Letter to Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Stop Closure of Military Fast Food Outlets
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
March 27, 2014 Letter to President Barack Obama - 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
March 5, 2014 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Applauds Passage of Major Flood Insurance Reform Bill
March 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons
March 5, 2014 Letter to Julia Rathgeber, Commissioner of the Texas Department of Insurance - Concerns with Proposed Changes to Texas Windstorm Insurance
March 5, 2014 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Participates in Roundtable on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program
Feb. 26, 2014 Letter to Eric H. Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Jones Votes to End IRS Targeting of Conservative
Feb. 26, 2014 Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2014
Feb. 12, 2014 President Signs U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold's OPM IG Act into Law
Feb. 11, 2014 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Votes to Eliminate Cuts to Military Retirees
Feb. 5, 2014 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Reintroduces Tax Exemptions for American Medalists (TEAM) Act
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to Dave Camp, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, and Sander Levin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means - State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Extension
Jan. 28, 2014 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary US Department of Labor - Telling OSHA: Stay Off Small Farms
Jan. 14, 2014 Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments
Jan. 14, 2014 OPM IG Act
Jan. 9, 2014 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Questions Taxpayer Dollars Spent Promoting Obamacare, Other Government Waste
Jan. 7, 2014 Letter to Hal Rogers, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Richard Shelby, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations - Assist FDA
Dec. 30, 2013 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Calls TAMUCC Designation as FAA Test Site for UAS a "Huge Win"
Dec. 19, 2013 Letter to Eric Holder, Jr. US Attorney General - Call for DOJ Investigation of NAtional Intelligence Director Clapper for Lying to Congress
Dec. 18, 2013 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Cosponsors Two Bills to Eliminate Cuts to Military Retirement Payments
Dec. 13, 2013 U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright and Blake Farenthold Introduce Bipartisan Servicemembers and Veterans Prescription Drug Safety Act of 2013
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Denfense - Combat Rescue Helicopter Program
Dec. 10, 2013 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Votes to Fund VA Medical Facility Leases, Extend Payment of Monthly Assistance to Disabled Veterans
Dec. 5, 2013 Innovation Act
Dec. 3, 2013 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Chairs Hearing on Federal Government's Use of Design-Build Contracts
Dec. 3, 2013 FOX "Hannity" - Transcript - Immigration and Recess Appointments
Nov. 27, 2013 Congressman Farenthold Applauds $8 Million Army Contract For Maintenance and Dredging at Corpus Christi Ship Channel
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 20, 2013 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
Nov. 19, 2013 FOX "Hannity" - Census
Nov. 19, 2013 Letter to Lamar Smith Chairman, House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee and Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ranking Memeber, House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee - STEM
Nov. 15, 2013 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Supports House Measure So Texans Can Keep Their Health Plan
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell - Tightening Sanctions Against Iran
Nov. 14, 2013 Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder
Nov. 13, 2013 Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013
Nov. 13, 2013 U.S Congressman Blake Farenthold Applauds House Passage of His Legislation to Strengthen the Asbestos Trust System
Nov. 13, 2013 Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013
Nov. 13, 2013 Congressman Farenthold Questions Administration Officials on the Tumultuous Rollout of Healthcare.gov
Nov. 5, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Seeking Answers to the Attack in Benghazi
Nov. 3, 2013 E-Newsletter: Obamacare: Not Ready for Prime Time
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Oct. 30, 2013 U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Questions Senior VA Officials on Wasteful Spending and Veteran Claims Backlog
Oct. 27, 2013 E-Newsletter: Supporting Our Ports and Waterways and Addressing Texas' Infrastructure Needs
Oct. 24, 2013 Congressman Farenthold Joins Colleagues in Supporting Patent Litigation Reform B
Oct. 23, 2013 Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013
Oct. 21, 2013 Letter to Steve Vanroekel, US Chief Information Officer and Administrator Office of Electronic Government and Todd Park, US Chief Technology Officer Office of Management and Budget - Investigating HealthCare.gov Development, Decision to Hide Premium Prices
Oct. 20, 2013 E-Newsletter: It's Time to Cut Up the Credit Car
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