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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas


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April 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the grand prize winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition: Rylie Power of Texas High School in Texarkana. The grand prize recipient was selected by a panel of judges who assessed submissions from high school students all across the 18 counties in Texas’ Fourth District.

April 1, 2016 Press Release

SHERMAN, Texas – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on cybersecurity, will chair a Congressional hearing in Texas’ Fourth District, which will include several U.S. Representatives.

March 30, 2016 Press Release

TEXARKANA, Texas – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) will speak at the opening ceremony of the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) Maneuver Systems Sustainment Center (MSSC) Tactical Vehicle Assembly facility on Wednesday, April 6 at 1 p.m. He will be joined by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), who will also give remarks.

March 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today the indictment of hackers tied to the Iranian government for mounting cyberattacks on the U.S. financial sector and a New York dam. In response, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement:

March 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation today to help ensure America’s law enforcement officers are properly equipped to keep our communities safe.

March 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) chaired a subcommittee hearing today which examined the potential for cyber insurance to be used to drive companies of all sizes to improve their resiliency against cyber-attacks and develop a more effective risk management strategy.

March 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation today to rein in the power of federal administrative agencies and to ensure that unelected bureaucrats don’t have the ability to effectively create laws.

March 14, 2016 Press Release

TEXARKANA, TEXAS – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) is hiring a Wounded Warrior Fellow to serve as a Veterans’ Advocate and Outreach Coordinator in his Texarkana office. The Fellow will work in coordination with Rep. Ratcliffe’s full-time veterans caseworker. Last year alone, Rep. Ratcliffe’s staff helped recover $280,000 in frozen VA benefits for the constituents of Texas’ Fourth District.

March 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Texas Congressmen John Ratcliffe and Will Hurd, released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s announcement that it plans to seek to revisit the 2013 Wassenaar Arrangement to remove fundamental cybersecurity technologies from a list of export controls: 

February 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) today chaired a subcommittee hearing where top cybersecurity experts confirmed the serious national security threats posed by nation states and other malicious cyber actors.