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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

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April 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation Tuesday to strengthen legal punishment for crimes committed by illegal aliens who’ve been previously convicted of unlawful reentry.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the Democrats’ vote Thursday to block the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution (H.J. Res. 2) in the U.S. House of Representatives:

April 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement that the North Texas Regional Airport (NTRA) is cleared to participate in the Federal Contract Tower Program, which is expected to save Grayson County taxpayers $300,000 each year.

March 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s action in conjunction with our NATO allies to expel Russian diplomats from the United States and close the Russian consulate in Seattle:

March 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) requested Thursday $237 million to fund the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program in FY 2019 in a letter sent to the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) district team held meetings with high school leaders this week as a part of the Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). The program includes participants from across Texas’ 4th District who met in Texarkana, Rockwall and Sherman.

February 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) was recognized for earning a perfect score on the Family Research Council (FRC) Action’s recently released annual scorecard.

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced legislation today to crack down on drug-facilitated human trafficking. The bipartisan, bicameral Protecting Rights of Those Exploited by Coercive Trafficking (PROTECT) Act (H.R.

February 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the release and declassification of a memo prepared by the majority members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence regarding oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

January 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) announcement to leave politics and not seek reelection:

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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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