Press Release: Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives conducted its swearing-in ceremony for the 114th Congress, which began today at noon.
“I am honored and humbled to represent the people of the Fourth District of Texas” said Rep. Ratcliffe. “Our nation needs strong, conservative leaders to protect our liberty and defend the Constitution. An enormous amount of trust has been placed in me, and I plan on working incredibly hard to promote the conservative values needed to give my two daughters the same shot at the American dream that I’ve been blessed with.”
Congressman John Ratcliffe will serve on both the Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees in the 114th Congress. Both committees are vital to the protection and security of the American people.
“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve on two committees with jurisdiction over areas of critical importance to the American people,” Ratcliffe said. “These committees allows me to continue to fight illegal immigration, oppose any form of amnesty, and work to secure our border. My previous experiences as a U.S. Attorney and terrorism prosecutor will give me valuable subject matter expertise in the policy areas these committees oversee.”
Ratcliffe has also been selected as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. Ratcliffe said:
The protection of our American values, business, and way of life is in jeopardy unless we, as a country, take a strong stance against cybersecurity threats. Allowing foreign countries and terrorist to threaten our infrastructure and freedom of speech will not be tolerated.
The 114th Congress begins with a number of pressing issues requiring immediate attention – $18 trillion of national debt, record numbers of illegal immigrants flooding our borders, an unpopular healthcare law which continues to hurt millions of families and businesses, and a struggling middle class from a weak economy. He said:
I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance the conservative agenda so desperately needed to put our country on a better path. It is clear that our country needs a conservative voice in Congress that is not a “go along to get along” politician. I am a limited-government conservative with a proven record of defending the Constitution and balancing budgets. I will build on this record and work to preserve a strong national defense, protect our homeland, grow our economy, and create good-paying American jobs by reducing the size of the federal government. I look forward to bringing a good dose of Texas common sense to Washington. With more freedom and less government, I’m confident our country’s best days are indeed ahead of us.
The Fourth Congressional District of Texas includes 18 counties in Northeast Texas. Ratcliffe now has district offices open in Texarkana, Sherman, and Rockwall. The Texarkana office will be managed by Robbin Crooks Bass who was recently hired to Ratcliffe’s staff as the Regional Representative for the eastern part of the district. Bass joins Ratcliffe’s team from the Ark-Tex Council of Governments. Contact information for the offices is below.
2600 North Robison Road, Suite 190
Texarkana, TX 75599
100 West Houston Street
Sherman, TX 75090
Phone: (903) 813-5270
Fax: (903) 868-8613