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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 »

Rep. Ratcliffe hires Wounded Warrior Fellow to district staff

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the hire of Wounded Warrior Fellow, Charles Jordan. After two years of service in Ratcliffe’s Texarkana office through the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, Jordan will join the staff as a full-time constituent services representative, handling the majority of casework for the region. “I am humbled and encouraged by the faith and trust that Congressm... Read more »

Rep. Ratcliffe introduces bill to advance and modernize DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), chairman of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee on the House Homeland Security Committee, introduced legislation today 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. 6443) will codify CDM at DHS. “CDM is a cr... Read more »

Rep. Ratcliffe votes against Democratic call to abolish ICE

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted today for the passage of legislation (H.Res. 990) to back the critical mission of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and knock down recent calls by Democrats in Congress to abolish it. “It’s not surprising that my Democratic colleagues are, once again, playing political games with Americans’ safety. Their proposal to abolish ICE – the very... Read more »

Rockwall native completes congressional internship in Rep. Ratcliffe’s Washington office

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Rockwall native, Emma Bishop, today for her successful completion of a congressional internship in his Washington office this summer. Bishop graduated from Rockwall High School in 2017 and will enter her sophomore year at The University of Texas at Dallas in the fall. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Emma Bishop of Rockwall on steps of U.S. Capitol Buil... Read more »

Rep. Ratcliffe, Sen. Cruz introduce legislation to stop unnecessary delays to Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir construction

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced legislation to eliminate barriers to the construction of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir (LBCR). The North Texas Water Supply Security Act (H.R. 4423) reforms litigation processes to allow the project to be completed in a timely manner. “With booming population growth in Northeast Texas, we can’t afford to allow any more bur... Read more »