ROCKWALL – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today a team of Rockwall-Heath High School students as the winners of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for Texas’ 4th District.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted today for the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the biggest reform of our tax code since 1986, this bill will create bigger paychecks, create more jobs and allow 9 out of 10 Americans to file taxes on a postcard.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) chaired a House Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Committee hearing this week that shed light on effective cyber threat information sharing practices needed to bolster America’s national security.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions today confirmed the need to restore trust in the DOJ due to a string of Obama-era missteps.
During the exchange, which occurred under oath during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Sessions confirmed the following in response to Ratcliffe’s questions:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today James “Jamie” Baker as his new director of public policy based out of his Sherman office. He will be serving Grayson, Fannin and Collin counties, replacing Kathleen Connor, who recently became the director of resource development for the United Way of Grayson County.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 (H.R. 1616) was signed into law today by President Trump.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the release of the House Republican tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1):
WASHINGTION – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown to be the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) penned an op-ed on the VA Information Technology Restructuring Act, which they introduced in the House and Senate.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s intent to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen for the position of Secretary of Homeland Security:
"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.
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.
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.