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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

  • 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 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

  • 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 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 March Town Hall Schedule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment, National Security, Healthcare, Transportation

    Release March 6, 2017 Congressman Joe Barton Announces March 11th Town Hall Meetings: 11:00 AM Frost Town Hall Frost ISD Performing Arts Center 208 Wyrick St. Frost, Texas 76641 1:00 PM Milford Town Hall Milford Senior Center 109 S Main St. Milford, Texas 76670 Congressman Barton plans to hold several more town hall meetings throughout the year. Over his time as your representative, Congressman Barton has hosted hundreds of in-person town hall meetings - traditionally in April and August during... Read more

  • Rep. Barton on the Confirmation of Rick Perry
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy and Environment, National Security

    Washington: Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Vice-Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Rick Perry as Secretary of the Department of Energy. “In 1981, I began my career in public service as a White House Fellow at the Department of Energy (DOE). Back then, DOE helped Americans gain affordable and reliable energy, oversaw our nuclear program in the name of national security, and encouraged science and innovation in ways the private sector wa... Read more

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