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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

Press Releases

July 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) led a coalition of 16 Members of Congress this week in urging for the House not to break for its August district work period until it passes legislation to fund the construction of a border wall with Mexico.

July 14, 2017 Press Release
Protects jobs at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted for the passage of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which boosts support for America’s military, enhances national defense capabilities and provides a 2.4 percent pay raise for U.S. service members.

June 29, 2017 Press Release
Ratcliffe votes to smack down circumvention of immigration laws House passes legislation to protect Americans’ safety

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted for two bills that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday to strengthen our nation’s immigration laws and enhance the safety of the American people: the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004).

June 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it would rescind DAPA, a program created unilaterally by former President Obama in 2014, which sought to allow millions of unlawful immigrants to remain in the United States.

June 8, 2017 Press Release
Supported House passage of conservative legislation to dismantle Dodd-Frank

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted to undo sweeping regulations enacted under the Dodd-Frank law, which was signed by President Obama in 2010. The Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) passed the U.S. House of Representatives to dismantle Dodd-Frank and open the door for economic growth.

June 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the People’s Choice winner for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition: Lee Armstrong, a junior at Chisum High School.

May 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) bill to combat child exploitation passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. The Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017 (H.R. 1842) boosts children’s safety by closing loopholes in the federal laws that punish sex offenders.

May 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the grand prize winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition: Brittany Ables of Rockwall High School. Her artwork was selected by a panel of judges who assessed submissions from high school students all across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District.

May 16, 2017 Press Release
Provides critical training and resources to state and local law enforcement

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 (H.R. 1616) passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.

May 12, 2017 Press Release

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), House Homeland Security cybersecurity chairman, released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's Executive Order Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure issued Thursday:

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