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Rep. Ratcliffe leads the charge against Washington’s spending problem

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced new legislation (H.J. Res. 51) to tackle the $22 trillion national debt following President Trump’s annual budget request to Congress last week. Ratcliffe’s balanced budget amendment would withhold pay from members of Congress and the president, if they fail to balance the federal budget each year. “It’s baffling to me that Democrats can watch our national ... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe commemorates Congressman Ralph Hall on U.S. House floor

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday in commemoration of former Congressman Ralph Hall who passed away at the age of 95 last week. He then led the Texas delegation in a moment of silence in Hall’s honor. Click here to watch Ratcliffe’s speech honoring former Congressman Hall Full text of Ratcliffe’s speech honoring Congressman Hall: A... Read More »

President Trump signs Rep. Ratcliffe, Sen. Cornyn Lake Fannin legislation

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President Trump signed Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) legislation today to reduce the federal estate in Texas by restoring the local control of 2,025 acres of Fannin County land. “I’m incredibly pleased that our bill to restore the local control of Lake Fannin has finally crossed the finish line and is now the law of the land. Thanks to the strong support of Preside... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on passing of Congressman Ralph Hall

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement today on the passing of Congressman Ralph Hall: “Today the 4th District of Texas lost a great leader, statesman and friend. From his defense of our nation during WWII through his time as our Representative in Congress, Ralph Hall lived a remarkable life dedicated selflessly to serving his fellow citizens. Congressman Hall leaves behind... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe visits Royse City Middle School

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WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) visited Royse City Middle School today for a question and answer session with the eighth grade class about the functions of the federal government and his experiences as the U.S. Representative for the 4th Congressional District of Texas. About 200 students gathered for an open discussion with Ratcliffe about how the politics of Washington ties in with th... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe bill sent to President Trump’s desk to restore local control of Lake Fannin

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Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives today to reduce the federal estate in Texas by restoring the local control of 2,025 acres of Fannin County land. The legislation was co-introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), where it passed earlier this month. It now awaits President Trump’s signature into law. “After... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on House passage of Consolidated Appropriations Act

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WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on his vote against the House passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.J. Res 31): “I could not in good conscience support legislation that fails to fulfill Congress’ constitutional obligation to provide for the common defense by ensuring the security of our territorial borders. President Trump’s requests very clear... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe, Sen. Cornyn bill to restore local control of Fannin County land passes Senate

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements today after their Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act passed the Senate. This legislation would reduce the federal estate in Texas and convey 2,025 acres to Fannin County for public recreation purposes. “After all the hard work we’ve done in Congress in coordination with local officials to get 2,0... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on Trump’s State of the Union address

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WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address: “President Trump’s address demonstrated why the people of Texas’ 4th District chose a leader for our country that prioritizes the American people over big government and freedom over burdensome regulations. In just two years, the Trump administration has delivered huge wins fo... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe appointed to House Intelligence Committee

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Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives today announced the appointment of Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). “Protecting the safety and security of our fellow citizens is the preeminent function of the Federal government. My appointment to HPSCI will allow me to bring my background as a former U.S. Attorney an... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe student program launches for 2018-2019 school year

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Rep. John Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP) kicked off yesterday for high school sophomores and juniors across Texas’ 4th District for the 2018-2019 school year. This marks the third year of the program, which has expanded to include four physical meeting locations in Rockwall, Mount Pleasant, Texarkana and Sherman. The participants will meet three more times throughout t... Read More »

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 »