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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

Press Releases

April 17, 2018 Press Release
Imposes tougher punishments for crimes committed after illegal reentry

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation Tuesday to strengthen legal punishment for crimes committed by illegal aliens who’ve been previously convicted of unlawful reentry.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the Democrats’ vote Thursday to block the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution (H.J. Res. 2) in the U.S. House of Representatives:

April 3, 2018 Press Release
Program will save Grayson County taxpayers $300,000 annually

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement that the North Texas Regional Airport (NTRA) is cleared to participate in the Federal Contract Tower Program, which is expected to save Grayson County taxpayers $300,000 each year.

March 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s action in conjunction with our NATO allies to expel Russian diplomats from the United States and close the Russian consulate in Seattle:

March 16, 2018 Press Release
Requested $237 million for DHS’ CDM program in FY 2019

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) requested Thursday $237 million to fund the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program in FY 2019 in a letter sent to the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) district team held meetings with high school leaders this week as a part of the Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). The program includes participants from across Texas’ 4th District who met in Texarkana, Rockwall and Sherman.

February 22, 2018 Press Release
Earned 100 percent on the Family Research Council Action’s annual scorecard

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) was recognized for earning a perfect score on the Family Research Council (FRC) Action’s recently released annual scorecard.

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced legislation today to crack down on drug-facilitated human trafficking. The bipartisan, bicameral Protecting Rights of Those Exploited by Coercive Trafficking (PROTECT) Act (H.R.

February 2, 2018 Press Release
One of just handful of lawmakers who reviewed all underlying source documents

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the release and declassification of a memo prepared by the majority members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence regarding oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

January 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) announcement to leave politics and not seek reelection:

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