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  • Reps. Barton and Cuellar announce Texas Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment

    Reps. Barton and Cuellar announce Texas Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation will form a Bipartisan Task Force to help assist and coordinate relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The task force will focus on cutting bureaucratic red tape and rules that hamper recovery efforts. Members of the task force will serve as a liaison between the federal government agencies and those in Texas coordinated by Governor Abbott’s... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on passing of Senator Domenici
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending

    Washington: Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) released the following statement on the passing of Senator Pete Domenici. "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Pete Domenici. One of my proudest legislative accomplishments is the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Together Senator Bingaman, Senator Domenici, Congressman Dingell and I served on the conference committee for this comprehensive energy legislation. Pete’s wisdom and guidance was felt throughout the process and undoubtedly helped this bi... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on Debt Ceiling Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Economy and Jobs, National Security

    WASHINGTON: Rep. Joe Barton released the following statement after voting against the Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 601: Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package. "Earlier this week, I voted for an emergency relief package for victims of Hurricane Harvey. That package went to the Senate, where it was attached to a much larger public debt ceiling extension. “Today, when the hurricane relief-debt ceiling increase ... Read more

  • Rep. Barton to Host August Town Hall Meetings
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington: Rep Joe Barton is pleased to announce a third series of town hall meetings for 2017. Each year, Rep. Barton hosts several hour-long meetings that give him an opportunity to meet with residents of the Sixth Congressional District of Texas and hear about the issues that are important to them. Congressman Barton will have hosted nine town hall meetings by the end of August. Rep. Barton will begin the meetings with an update on his priorities and activities in Washington. He will then o... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Reintroduce The ACE Kids Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Today, Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 (ACE Kids Act), H.R. 3325. The ACE Kids Act will help improve the coordination of and access to high quality care to ensure optimal outcomes for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid, while assisting to contain costs. Other original cosponsors in the House include; Reps. Gene Green, Anna Eshoo, Dave Reichert, and Jaime Herrera Beutler. A similar b... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on Appointment of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as NATO Ambassador
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Energy and Environment, National Security

    Washington: Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) released the following statement on the appointment of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to be the U.S. Ambassador to NATO: “President Trump could not have made a better choice for NATO Ambassador than Kay Bailey Hutchison,” Barton said. “Senator Hutchison and I have worked hand in hand for nearly three decades. She served Texas with distinction in the United States Senate, and will no doubt do the same while representing the United States at NATO. Kay recognizes th... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on Nuclear Waste Amendments
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Energy and Environment, National Security

    Washington: Rep. Barton (R-Ennis) released the following statement on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s approval of H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017. “Today, we jump-started progress on the long-stalled Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository. I commend my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for coming together and working in a bipartisan way to solve a national priority. “Once this bill is signed into law, Yucca Mountain can move forward as our national nuclear waste sto... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on the CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Economy and Jobs

    Washington: Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act: “For years, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has hurt local and community banks and limited Americans’ access to credit. “The Financial CHOICE Act will put Americans back in the driver seat and promote economic growth across the country – not just on Wall Street. This bill supports local and community banks that serve as a vital link betwe... Read more

  • Barton Receives 2017 United States Energy Award
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) was recognized with the 2017 United States Energy Award by the United States Energy Association. Congressman Barton received the award in recognition of his outstanding efforts to advance global energy initiatives and his support of the United States energy industry. “I am honored to receive this award, and truly humbled to see my name listed among this award's past recipients,” Barton said. “Throughout my career I have worked to strengthen the energy sector a... Read more

  • Barton Announces Grant for Ennis Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, National Security

    ENNIS, TX – Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) announced that the Ennis Fire Department has been awarded a $147,510 grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “This grant will help the Ennis Fire Department obtain the tools and training it needs to better provide for the safety and security of both firefighters and the residents they are charged with protecting,” Barton said. “I’m pleased to announce this well-deserved grant, and want to thank Chief Aycock along with each and every member of the... Read more

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