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Abolishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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PUBLISHED IN THE WASHINGTON TIMES July 31, 2015 by John Ratcliffe, U.S. Representatives for the 4th District of Texas During his inaugural speech in 1981, President Ronald Reagan said: “Government can, and must, provide opportunity, not smother it. Foster productivity, not stifle it.” These timeless words have never been more relevant. From Obamacare to Dodd-Frank, we have seen government reckless... Read more »

The Ratcliffe Report (June 21st, 2015)

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Hi Friend and Happy Fathers Day, The president and his administration are waging an assault on Medicare and seniors in the 4th District of Texas. Many seniors are already facing challenges getting the affordable care they need, and Obamacare is making it much worse. In a recent constituent survey, a whopping 82 percent of constituents said they are opposed to Obamacare. I hear your message loud an... Read more »

The Ratcliffe Report - The End of Obamacare?

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We've had an extremely busy past few weeks. I wanted to take the time to provide you an update about what's going on in Washington, what I've been doing to stand up for your constitutional rights, and some of the services I can provide for you and your family. WASHINGTON UPDATE In a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing, I questioned administration officials and terrorism experts about the ... Read more »

Up-To-Date Flood Resource Information

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My thoughts and prayers go out to the individuals affected by the floods and storms, those who have lost loved ones, and those who have suffered extreme property damage. I am confident that even though times are tough, our communities will come together to help each other in this time of need. I have stayed in constant contact with local and county officials in the affected areas, Governor Abbott’... Read more »

Passing the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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SPECIAL RATCLIFFE REPORT: Thank You Your voice was heard in the important fight to protect the life of the unborn. I am happy to report that with my vote – and your support – the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has now passed the United States House of Representatives. It wasn’t easy getting here. In January, H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was never even brought up ... Read more »

Ratcliffe Report: Killing The Death Tax

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As I was touring the district these last two weeks, I heard from many constituents about the excess and waste of the federal government. Now I'm back in Washington, DC and am working hard to put an end to the abuse of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars. As the mayor of Heath, Texas, I refused to raise taxes and ensured that our city lived within its means. It's time for the federal government to do... Read more »

Conservative Advice: House Members in Opposition to Continuation of AG Holder's Policies

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As members of the U.S. House of Representatives we recognize that the power to consent on executive branch nominees resides in the Senate. The Senate also has the power, indeed, the obligation to reject those nominees unfit for service. We believe that Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by the President to serve as the nation’s next Attorney General, falls in the unfit category. As members of t... Read more »

The Hill: Cybersecurity Legislation Needed to Safeguard Information

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By Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) - 03/09/15 07:59 PM EDT In representing Texas’s 4th Congressional District, I have the privilege of meeting many hardworking Texans who together represent all aspects of our diverse private sector. Manufacturers, healthcare professionals, information technology specialists, small-business owners and others want to focus on running and growing their businesses, inve... Read more »

YOUR VOICE WAS HEARD – OBAMA ABANDONS BULLET BAN

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This past week, I joined with other colleagues in the House to demand that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) not go forward with a plan to ban bullets used for the AR-15, the most popular sporting rifle in the United States. I simply will not stand for attempts by the Obama administration to infringe upon our Second Amendment rights. 85% of you told me that you disagree... Read more »