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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Republican and Democratic Congressional Baseball Team Members Introduce bill to help wounded Capitol Police Officers Bailey and Griner
    Posted in Articles on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending

    Washington, D.C.: Today, Reps. Barton (R-TX) and Doyle (D-PA) introduced the Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017 (H.R. 3298) on behalf of over one hundred Members of Congress - including each player in this year’s Congressional Baseball Game. The bipartisan, bicameral bill will amend the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to expand eligibility to include any United States Capitol Police employee that has been injured in the line of duty. The fund at present only allows funds donated to... 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

  • 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

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