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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 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 House Passage of H.R. 7
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Healthcare

    Joe Barton votes to protect life. Read more

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