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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas


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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

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.

March 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC – U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, chairman of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee in the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on the cyber breach at Premera Blue Cross, an insurance plan provider:

March 11, 2015 Editorial

In representing Texas’s 4th Congressional District, I have the privilege of meeting many hardworking Texans who together represent all aspects of our diverse private sector.

March 10, 2015 Editorial

This past week, I joined with other colleagues in the House to demand that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) not go forward with a plan to ban bullets used for the AR-15, the most popular sporting rifle in the United States. I simply will not stand for attempts by the Obama administration to infringe upon our Second Amendment rights.

March 10, 2015 Press Release

SHERMAN, TX - U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX-4), has selected Kris Berry McKinney to serve as Regional Representative for the Grayson County office of the 4th Congressional District of Texas. “I am deeply honored to be chosen for this position as I know what this office means to our area and its residents,” McKinney said. “I look forward to joining U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe and his team.

March 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC - In a bipartisan letter, John Ratcliffe, (R-TX) and 238 other Members of Congress expressed strong concern to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones about the Obama administration’s plan to ban a popular bullet used for the AR-15.

March 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – In an address to the United States Congress, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Israeli relationship. He stressed the existential threat posed by violent Islamist extremism and denounced any agreement between the United States and Iran that fails to prevent Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and capabilities. U.S. Rep.

February 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and U.S. Rep.