National Security

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 statement on President Trump’s DNI nomination

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination for him to serve as the director of national intelligence (DNI): “I am deeply grateful to President Trump for the opportunity to lead our Nation’s intelligence community and work on behalf of all the public servants who are tirelessly devoted to defending the security and safety of the United States. Pre... Read more »

Rep. Ratcliffe backs Trump’s call for border security funding

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s national address about securing the Southern Border: “I strongly support President Trump’s call for Democrats to stop playing politics with America's safety by refusing to fund border security. This is the sole reason our federal government remains shut down. It’s time to end this game and address the crisis at our... Read more »

Rep. John Ratcliffe votes for $5.7 billion wall funding

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on his vote Thursday for legislation that included $5.7 billion in funding for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border: “I was proud to vote for the passage of $5.7 billion to fund the wall along our Southern Border, so we can stop the flow of dangerous criminals, terrorists, human traffickers and drug traffickers into our country. After... Read more »