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  • Barton and Eshoo Applaud new CMS Biosimilar Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Barton and Eshoo Applaud new CMS Biosimilar Rule Washington, D.C.: Last week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a finalized 2018 Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule, which included a provision that modernizes the Medicare payment system to allow for greater competition and innovation for biosimilars. Biosimilars offer the potential for dramatic savings both to consumers and the Federal Government. On May 5, Reps. Barton and Eshoo led a bipartisan letter along... Read more

  • ICYMI: Axios "The U.S. Export Surge"
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment

    Press Release October 20, 2017 Just yesterday, Axios highlighted the continued increase in U.S. crude oil exports. Prior to December 2015, crude oil exports from the United States were banned. Rep. Barton introduced legislation (H.R. 702) to lift the antiquated ban on crude exports in February 2015; he also introduced the same bill in the previous Congress. Under Barton’s leadership, support for the bill grew quickly and gained the approval of Congressional leadership and key stakeholders. When... Read more

  • 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

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