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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

Press Releases

April 28, 2015 Press Release
Says Ex-Im just a form of corporate welfare

The Export Import Bank (Ex-Im) is a federal agency that seeks to increase U.S. exports to other countries by giving taxpayer-funded loans to American companies. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding calls for its reauthorization by Congress:

April 23, 2015 Press Release
Freshman Lawmaker John Ratcliffe Has First Sponsored Bill Pass U.S. House

In a vote of 355 - 63 H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement (NCPA) Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and now will make its way to the Senate.

April 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— The House Judiciary Committee approved H.R.1759, the All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act, by a vote of 14-9.

April 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC – Yesterday, the Committee on Homeland Security unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to improve our nation’s cybersecurity defenses by encouraging voluntary sharing of cyber threat indicators critical to preventing future attacks.

April 13, 2015 Press Release
Committee to Consider the Bill in Open Mark Up Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and U.S. Rep.

April 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC – Currently, the national debt sits at a staggering $18 trillion. Within the next decade, the interest on this debt alone will cost American tax payers over $800 billion a year. Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently stated that our skyrocketing debt represents one of the greatest threats to our national security.

April 2, 2015 Press Release

Rockwall, TX - U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement today after the administration announced a framework for a nuclear deal with Iran:

March 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the freshmen Republican members of the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, announced an initiative to help curb waste, fraud, abuse and to increase transparency at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The initiative includes seven pieces of legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., U.S.

March 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC – U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) in his first telephone town hall announced he has introduced one of his first pieces of legislation in Congress – the Executive Amnesty Prevention Act, H.R. 1715. In November, President Obama took executive action to grant amnesty to up to 5 million illegal immigrants.

March 23, 2015 Press Release
Additional Series of Local Meet and Greets

Washington DC – U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) will host his first telephone town hall, March 26 starting at 7 p.m. A telephone town hall is a live, toll-free town hall meeting over the phone in order to give you an opportunity to ask questions about issues facing Congress and the federal government.