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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

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July 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced legislation to eliminate barriers to the construction of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir (LBCR). The North Texas Water Supply Security Act (H.R. 4423) reforms litigation processes to allow the project to be completed in a timely manner.

July 10, 2018 Press Release

I could not be more pleased with President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh’s extensive legal experience, including his service as a federal appellate judge on the D.C. Circuit Court, qualifies him as an excellent candidate for this important position that will have a lasting impact on our country.

June 25, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) called on top national security officials today to provide answers on the Obama administration’s “stand-down” order in response to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 
 
June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) amendment passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today to prohibit funds from being used for an additional round of BRAC (base realignment and closure) at the Red River Army Depot.

Ratcliffe gave the following remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives prior to the passage of his amendment:

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted Thursday for the House passage of the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (H.R. 3). The bill answers President Trump’s recent call on Congress to roll back nearly $15 billion in unused or wasteful federal funds through a rescissions package.

June 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the 2018 Rising Lone Star winners from high schools across Texas’ 4th District.

May 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today Rhianna Swift from Rockwall High School as the People’s Choice winner for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted today for the passage of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which boosts support for the military, enhances national defense capabilities and provides the largest military pay raise in nine years at 2.6 percent.

May 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the finalists from the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges who assessed submissions from high school students across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District.

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced legislation today to improve citizens’ interaction with the federal government online, while reducing the cost of assistance from federal agencies. 

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In The News

March 13, 2017 In The News

By Rep. John Ratcliffe

December 2, 2016 In The News

By John Ratcliffe
Special to The Jerusalem Post

November 11, 2016 In The News

By John Ratcliffe
Special to TribTalk

November 7, 2016 In The News

By Jared Meyer

October 14, 2016 In The News

By Rep. John Ratcliffe
Special to Fox News

Nearly a decade ago, I had the honor and privilege of being appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas by former President George W. Bush.

February 24, 2016 In The News

By John Ratcliffe and Will Hurd 

Special to Politico

November 23, 2015 In The News

By John Ratcliffe
Special to the Herald Democrat

The American people are rightfully afraid of what they see happening each night on their televisions. Paris is in a state of chaos in the wake of an ISIS-led attack that left hundreds dead and injured. The stakes are high, and the world is looking for American leadership.

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September 9, 2015 Video

"To protect and serve… these words are much more than a slogan seen on police cars across the county, it’s a promise. A promise our men and women in blue fulfill on a daily basis while they serve to uphold the pillars of law and order that our society depends on.

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