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  • Barton encourages ATF to review “bump stocks”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Healthcare

    Washington, DC - Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director Thomas Brandon. The group of lawmakers request that the ATF reevaluate bump stocks and similar mechanisms to ensure full compliance with federal law. “Evidence suggests the perpetrator of the horrific attacks in Las Vegas on October 2nd may have used a commercially obtainable bump stock to modify the rate at which shot... Read more

  • Barton, DeGette ask Equifax for further info on consumer protection
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending

    Privacy Caucus Co-Chairs Seek Information from Equifax Interim CEO on Further Steps to be Taken They Ask How and Why the Company Determined Remedies for Data Breach Victims, and What More Can Be Done Read more

  • Rep. Barton votes to protect the unborn
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON: Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) released the following statement Tuesday after voting for H.R. 36, the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” The legislation passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 237-189. “Growing scientific evidence shows that unborn children can feel pain at 20 weeks of fetal age and beyond. These are babies just like the ones we see in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in hospitals in our area struggling for life, needing love. “This bill will ban abortions in the U... Read more

  • 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

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