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Rep. Ratcliffe statement on President Trump’s acquittal in Senate impeachment trial

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), a member of President Trump’s impeachment defense team, released the following statement on the Senate’s acquittal of President Trump on both articles of impeachment: “Today’s vote to acquit President Trump is an ironic indictment of House Democrats’ own abuse of power and political obstruction. History will reflect this as a resounding rebuke of House Democrats’ par... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on Appointment to Serve on President Trump’s Impeachment Team

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on his appointment to serve on President Trump’s impeachment team, which was announced by the White House Monday evening: “I took an oath to defend the Constitution. This impeachment is an assault on due process. It’s an assault on the separation of powers. It’s unconstitutional. I’m grateful for the opportunity to make that clear to e... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on Iranian missile strikes

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement in response to Iran’s missile strikes on Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops Tuesday night: “I’m incredibly grateful that no American or Iraqi lives were lost in the missile strikes launched by Iran last night thanks to an early warning system that allowed our military to help prevent major harm to the bases being targeted. As the... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on the Death of Qassem Soleimani

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on the death of Qassem Soleimani, the head of the terrorist organization known as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force: “The Trump administration was bold and resolute in taking out a designated terrorist personally responsible for the death of hundreds of American soldiers, sailors and marines. Qassem Soleimani was a terro... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe votes to revitalize American trade through USMCA

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted for the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (H.R. 5430) today in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill will initiate implementation of the USMCA, which was negotiated between the Trump administration, Canada and Mexico to open new, fair trade opportunities that will grow the U.S. economy and boost job creation. According... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on vote against Trump impeachment

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on his vote against the impeachment of President Trump: “In a betrayal of the Constitution, Democrats finally got what they’ve been gunning for since the very day President Trump was duly elected to serve in the Oval Office. Despite failing miserably in their prolonged, desperate campaign to frame him for crimes he didn’t commit, they mo... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe U.S.-Taiwan cyber amendment passes House in NDAA

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the House passage of his U.S.-Taiwan cybersecurity collaboration legislation, which was included as an amendment in the FY 2020 NDAA: “The United States’ relationship with Taiwan is an indispensable component in our efforts to maintain peace and stability in Asia and across the globe. And in today’s digital age, this relationship shou... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe announces Denison High School students as 2019 Congressional App Challenge winner and runner up

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced Denison High School students as the winner and runner up for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for Texas’ 4th District today. The winning team included Kyle Mershon and Wyatt Gidney, who worked together to create an app called “Sky³.” Sky³ is a game designed to improve reflexes and response times using a demonstration of basic physics while also entertain... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe honors Fannin County resident as Angels in Adoption nominee

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) formally honored Fannin County resident, Sandy Barber, today as the 2019 Angels in Adoption nominee for the 4th District of Texas. Barber was nominated for her work as executive director of the Fannin County Children’s Center, which is focused on promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children. “I was very pleased to nominate Sandy Barber as ... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe honors Texas Middle School principal for statewide recognition and tours technology classrooms

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) visited Texas Middle School this week to honor Principal Tim Lambert for being selected as Middle School Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) and as the Texas representative for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Principal of the Year Award. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) presents flag to Pri... Read More »

Reps. Ratcliffe and Khanna’s cybersecurity bill unanimously approved by House Homeland Security Committee

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Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Ro Khanna’s (D-Calif.) bill to advance and modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program was approved unanimously today by the House Homeland Security Committee. The Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act (H.R. 4237) is identical to the Senate bill introduced by Sens. Cornyn (R-Texas) and Mag... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on Democrats' impeachment inquiry

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement today in support of the Trump administration's refusal to participate in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry: "The American people should be insulted by the Democrats’ attempt to influence the outcome of the 2020 election through a sham ‘impeachment inquiry’ that was designed as a smear campaign against President Trump. I support the ad... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe supports local police at National Night Out

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) attended the Celina Police Department’s National Night Out Tuesday to support police-community partnership. “National Night Out is a wonderful event that shows just how much the entire community appreciates their local law enforcement officers,” Ratcliffe said. “I was grateful for the opportunity to participate and show my strong support for the brave men and women in... Read More »

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on Trump Ukraine call transcript

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement today on the release of the declassified, unredacted transcript of President Trump’s telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from July 25th, 2019: “The special counsel wrongfully flipped the legal burden of proof to require President Trump to conclusively determine his innocence. Now Democrats have done the sa... Read More »

Reps. Ratcliffe, Khanna to introduce bill with Sens. Cornyn and Hassan to advance and modernize CDM program at DHS

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Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) will introduce legislation this week to advance and modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program. The Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act (H.R. 4237) is identical to the Senate bill introduced by Sens. Cornyn (R-Texas) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) in July. The bill seek... Read More »