Blake Farenthold

Nearly four months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the 27th District of Texas, our community has embarked on the long process of rebuilding and returning to normalcy. As we rebuild, we must work to improve our...
Tomorrow, November 30, 2017, is the last day for Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey to register for federal assistance. Since the storm, my team of Red Tape Cutters have been working tirelessly to connect...
Before you sit down to eat today, please take a moment to give thanks for the incredible servicemen and women who sacrifice every day, and our veterans before them, to provide us with the freedoms that make America great....
The OPEN Government Data Act passed the House yesterday. It was included as part of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.
Last week, I toured areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey with Governor Greg Abbott, including Rockport, Port Aransas and Refugio. Debris removal and housing continue to be top priorities, and with most schools reopened (...
Last week, I had the pleasure of welcoming the annual Coastal Bend to D.C. (CB2DC) delegation to Washington. The delegation was comprised of local elected officials and industry leaders who came to advocate for local...
Are you or someone you know interested in attending a U.S. military academy? If so, I invite you to learn more about the process at one of my upcoming academy information nights.
Last week, I was happy to announce the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement allowing the port to begin working on its widening and deepening project.
As power is restored, debris cleared and water in the northern party of the district I represent recedes, people are starting to rebuilt their lives after Hurricane Harvey. It is important that people are aware of resources...
The last few weeks have altered my life and the lives of many of my friends and neighbors profoundly. Seeing the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wrought on South Texas has been life changing.
In the last several weeks, both the House and Senate passed individual tax reform bills. Last week, a joint House and Senate conference committee worked tirelessly to bridge the differences between the two bills to create a...
Last week, the House and Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains several wins for the 27th Congressional District of Texas. Two of the biggest are:
Since Hurricane Harvey, I’ve been working closely with the governor’s office, congressional leadership, and the White House to ensure Texas and especially our congressional district are not forgotten and get the help...
In the last few years, the Port of Corpus Christi has become a leading export port, especially since December 2015, when Congress lifted the 40-year crude oil export ban. Oil and other energy related products shipping from...
As a strong supporter of life, I had the opportunity to continue the fight for the lives of innocent unborn children last week when I voted for H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Last week, after a caller to a radio program I was on suggested it, I reintroduced the Properly Reducing Overexemptions For Sports Act or PRO Sports Act. This legislation would exclude major professional sports leagues from...
Last week, I joined Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and members of the Texas congressional...
My OPEN Government Data Act is one step closer to becoming law, after the bill’s language was included as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that the Senate passed Monday evening.
Earlier this week I announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement.
President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, H.R. 2288, into law this past Wednesday.

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