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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 »

Rep. Ratcliffe commends students on completion of congressional internship in Sherman office

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Robert Tipps, Zachary Belew and Chance Farmer today for their successful completion of a congressional internship in his Sherman district office this summer. “I’d like to thank Robert, Zachary and Chance for their hard work in my Sherman district office this summer. Serving 700,000 people across 18 counties in Northeast Texas wouldn’t be possible if it w... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe commends students on completion of congressional internship in Texarkana office

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Harrison Benefield, William Humphrey, and Mayten Lumpkin today for their successful completion of a congressional internship in his Texarkana district office this summer. “I’d like to thank Harrison, William and Mayten for their hard work in my Texarkana district office this summer. Serving 700,000 people across 18 counties in Northeast Texas wouldn’t be... Read More »

Reps. Ratcliffe and Westerman advocate for Red River Army Depot

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Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) advocated this week for the Red River Army Depot’s (RRAD) ongoing importance in support of our nation’s warfighters. The lawmakers pushed General Gustave F. Perna, Army Materiel Command (AMC), to provide an update on whether RRAD will be chosen to service the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) as the Depot Source of Repair (DSOR). In a ... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe votes for final passage of critical national defense bill

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted today for the final passage of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill contains $708.1 billion to boost military readiness and rebuilding efforts, combat global terrorism and enact the largest military pay raise in nine years. As a member of the 2019 NDAA Conference Committee, Ratcliffe was a key player i... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe CDM codification bill approved by House panel

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Rep. John Ratcliffe's (R-Texas) Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act (H.R. 6443) was approved today by the House Homeland Security Committee. The bill will codify the Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). “OMB found that almost 75 percent of federal agencies are vulnerable to cyber threats, in large part due to their inabili... Read More »