WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on reports that the IRS awarded a $7.2 million sole source contract to Equifax after knowledge surfaced about the company’s data breach that compromised the personally identifiable information of at least 145 million Americans:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) chaired a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection hearing today to examine how the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) is carrying out the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) cybersecurity mission.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) recognized the Megyesi family of Fate, Texas this week as the 2017 Angels in Adoption honorees for Texas’ 4th District. The Megyesis were selected for their extraordinary perseverance in adopting two young children who were orphaned after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
WASHINGTON – House Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee Chairman John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on Equifax’s decision not to take advantage of DHS’ Automated Indicator Sharing program prior to the massive data breach that exposed millions of its customers’ personal information:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) launched the 2017-2018 Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP) this week. The program includes nearly 50 high school participants from across Texas’ 4th District.
The CSLP students gathered for their first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year in three physical locations: Rockwall, Texarkana, and Sherman.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on his vote for the passage of the Hurricane Harvey relief package:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) chaired a cybersecurity hearing today that examined successful cyber workforce recruitment and retention strategies from leaders in the private sector, which may be utilized at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
WASHINGTION – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) exchange with former FBI Director James Comey is amplifying concerns that Comey's decision not to recommend criminal charges in the Hillary Clinton email investigation was potentially predetermined.
WASHINGTION – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order to restore police access to life-saving equipment. This move reversed the Obama administration’s restriction of access to the 1033 Program, which provides defense surplus equipment to state and local law enforcement.
Text of Statement:
"Hi Friends - On Jan. 6, I raised my right hand and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States as the Representative of the 4th Congressional District of Texas. Over 700,000 Texans have entrusted to me to carry out this oath, and it’s something that I take very seriously.
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As a Texas judge blocks President Obama's executive action on immigration, Congressman John Ratcliff maintains a tough stance on border security.
The Republican lawmaker hosted an open house Tuesday for his district office in Texarkana.
Congressman Ratcliff was sworn into office last month.