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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

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June 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the People’s Choice winner for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition: Lee Armstrong, a junior at Chisum High School.

May 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) bill to combat child exploitation passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. The Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017 (H.R. 1842) boosts children’s safety by closing loopholes in the federal laws that punish sex offenders.

May 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the grand prize winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition: Brittany Ables of Rockwall High School. Her artwork was selected by a panel of judges who assessed submissions from high school students all across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District.

May 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 (H.R. 1616) passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.

May 12, 2017 Press Release

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), House Homeland Security cybersecurity chairman, released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's Executive Order Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure issued Thursday:

May 11, 2017 Press Release

TEXARKANA, Texas – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced a major economic development win for the greater Texarkana region at a ceremony Thursday in New Boston, Texas.

May 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement in response to the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey: 

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted Thursday for the American Health Care Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare and implement conservative health care reforms in its place. He released the following statement following the bill’s passage:

April 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 gained traction in the Senate earlier this month when Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein introduced companion legislation.

April 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) formally recognized a Rockwall resident Thursday for his extraordinary efforts to help a veteran in need. Stan Lowrance, a local dentist, received the “John Ratcliffe Lone Star Award” for providing pro bono dental care to a veteran who could not afford treatment for her painful condition.

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April 15, 2015 Video

"Cyber criminals, hacktivists, and nation-states will never stop targeting Americans’ private information and American companies' and government networks to damage, disturb and steal intellectual property and U.S. Government secrets. One of the greatest cyber threats to the homeland is the weakness of our power grids, and energy and water systems.

March 30, 2015 Video

Hi friends, with an $18 trillion dollar national debt that continues to grow, we cannot afford to wait any longer to get our fiscal house in order.  Too often, politicians on both sides of the aisle refuse to make tough decisions, and continue to kick the can down the road.  If we don’t act now, it’s our children and grandchildren that will be forced to pay the price.

March 30, 2015 Video

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.

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