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Ratcliffe, Cornyn, Cruz introduce Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act

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WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act to reduce the federal estate in Texas and convey 2,025 acres to Fannin County for public recreation purposes. “I’m grateful for the progress we’ve made so far in our efforts to return more than 2,000 acres of Lake Fannin back to local co... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe backs Trump’s call for border security funding

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s national address about securing the Southern Border: “I strongly support President Trump’s call for Democrats to stop playing politics with America's safety by refusing to fund border security. This is the sole reason our federal government remains shut down. It’s time to end this game and address the crisis at our... Read More »

Rep. John Ratcliffe votes for $5.7 billion wall funding

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on his vote Thursday for legislation that included $5.7 billion in funding for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border: “I was proud to vote for the passage of $5.7 billion to fund the wall along our Southern Border, so we can stop the flow of dangerous criminals, terrorists, human traffickers and drug traffickers into our country. After... Read More »

Trump signs Ratcliffe bill to modernize federal government

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WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s signing of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) (H.R. 5759) that he co-led with and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio): “President Trump’s signing of the 21st Century IDEA will initiate much-needed improvements to the digital services offered by our federal gov... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe praises Trump administration’s actions against China's state-sponsored cyber espionage

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement today praising the Trump administration’s actions against China’s state-sponsored cyber espionage: “I support the Trump administration’s strong condemnation of China’s online economic espionage and indictment of Beijing-linked hackers. This makes it clear that we will not tolerate China’s blatant disregard of their pledge to cease thei... Read More »

Reps. Ratcliffe and Khanna praise Senate passage of 21st Century IDEA

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) released the following statement on Senate passage of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) (H.R. 5759): “The federal government is supposed to be in the business of serving the American people – and we’ve got major room for improvement when it comes to the services we provide online. The 21st Century IDEA will help br... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe announces Rockwall-Heath students as 2018 Congressional App Challenge winners

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today a team of Rockwall-Heath High School students as the winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Texas’ 4th District. The winning team included Mikey Bess, Justin Corbin and Kyle Jackson, who worked together to create an app called “Pixel Buster.” “Today’s job market includes a growing number of jobs that require digital skill sets, and it’s im... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe’s law leads to prosecution of child exploitation criminals in Northeast Texas

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Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) legislation to fight crime using digital evidence led to the prosecution of dozens of child exploitation cases throughout Northeast Texas since it was signed into law by President Donald Trump last year. “I’m incredibly grateful that my new law allows law enforcement officers in Northeast Texas to better leverage digital avenues to get dangerous child sex offenders ... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe recognizes Texarkana family as “Angels in Adoption” honorees

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) recognized Angela and Samuel Coston of Texarkana, Texas last week as the 2018 Angels in Adoption honorees for Texas’ 4th District. The Angels in Adoption program provides an annual opportunity for U.S. Representatives to honor families in their home district who change lives through dedication to adoption or foster care. The Costons were selected for this honor for fo... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe votes to protect tax cuts for Northeast Texans and small businesses

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted today for the passage of the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 (H.R. 6760) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill safeguards the policies in the Tax Cuts and Job Act signed by President Trump last year, which will help unleash further economic development, wage growth and tax savings for middle class families and small businesses ... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe announces 2018-2019 Congressional Student Leadership Program

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) invited high school sophomores and juniors in Texas’ 4th District today to apply for the 2018-2019 Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). This marks the third year of the program. “I launched the CSLP to give young folks an opportunity to learn about the role of the federal government and functions of a congressional office in an interactive setting. The pro... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on National Cyber Strategy

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the release of the Trump administration’s National Cyber Strategy: “I commend the Trump administration’s strong commitment to improving the cyber posture of our nation. The National Cyber Strategy clearly outlines the administration’s plan – both offensive and defensive – to boost the security of our digital borders and promote the pr... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe partners with Sen. Cornyn to secure federal agencies’ cyber networks

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Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act was introduced today by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the U.S. Senate. The legislation would codify the Cybersecurity Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help federal agencies update and improve their cyber posture. Ratcliffe’s version of the bill (H.R. 6443) pass... Read More »

Ratcliffe cybersecurity bill passes U.S. House

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Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) bill to codify the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) passed the U.S. House of Representatives today without opposition. The Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act (H.R. 6443) will require development of procedures for reporting systemic cybersecurity risks, the regular deployment of new t... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe commends students on completion of congressional internships in Rockwall office

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Joel Abraham, Jestina George, Lane Pounds and Jamie Warren today for their successful completion of congressional internships in his Rockwall district office this summer. “I’d like to thank Joel, Jestina, Lane, and Jamie for their hard work in my Rockwall district office this summer. Serving 700,000 people across 18 counties in Northeast Texas wouldn’t b... Read More »