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  • 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

  • Rep. Barton on Passage of AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Healthcare

    Washington: Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) released the following statement on House passage of the American Health Care Act to repeal and replace Obamacare. To read the bill, please click here. “I made a promise to Texans that I would work tirelessly to repeal and replace Obamacare. Today, marked a substantial step forward when the House passed of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA will expand choices, lower premiums and deductibles, and help reduce the national deficit. “Obamacare has faile... Read more

  • Rep. Barton to Host April Town Hall Meetings
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment, National Security, Healthcare, Transportation

    Washington: Rep Joe Barton is pleased to announce a second 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. Rep. Barton will begin the meetings with an update on his priorities and activities in Washington. He will then open the floor to a question and answer session. All residents of the Sixth Distric... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on Energy Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment

    Washington: Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) joins President Trump at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the signing of an executive order to review and rewrite the Clean Power Plan. “In Texas, we know better than most that energy creates opportunity. By the same token, over-regulation kills jobs and hinders economic growth. Today, President Trump fulfilled a promise to undo the politically motivated, global warming agenda of the Obama Presidency. This executive order will help free Texas and o... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington: The postponement of the vote does not mean the issue is dead in this Congress. It does mean the bill in its current form needs to be improved. I intend to be a part of that improvement. The bill that was withdrawn in the House today was not a perfect bill, and it did not totally repeal or totally replace the ACA. It did, however, make a good start in that direction. It repealed the individual and employer mandates. It repealed almost all of the ACA taxes. It defunded Planned Parentho... Read more

  • "A 27 hour markup will not deter our mission"
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Healthcare

    Washington: Rep Joe Barton (R-TX) released the following statement following the passage of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare at the House Energy and Commerce Committee: "For eight long years, the American people have seen the disastrous consequences of Obamacare. Premiums and deductibles have gone up, insurance choices have gone down, and American families have suffered. Across the 6th District, I have heard from those that simply could not afford health insurance and small business o... Read more

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