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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 »

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 »