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Pfluger Sounds off on Biden EPA Threatening Oil & Gas Production in the Permian Basin

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to re-designate the Permian Basin as a non-attainment area: Rep. August Pfluger: “American families are being crushed by record-high gas prices and price hikes on all goods and groceries. Meanwhile, President Biden’s Administration is laser-focused on attack...

Rep. Pfluger on Human Smuggling Tragedy in Texas

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement following the discovery of a possible human smuggling operation with more than 40 people found dead inside a tractor-trailer near San Antonio. Rep. August Pfluger: “Cartels and human smugglers have taken control of our southern border. Democrats like President Biden and Homeland Secretary Mayorkas can deny the heartbreaking realitie...

Rep. Pfluger Statement on Roe v. Wade

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization: Rep. August Pfluger: “This is a day that the pro-life movement has prayed for and worked toward for 50 years. Every life is precious. I will continue pushing to protect and defend unborn children. Nothing can be more importa...

Pfluger votes to Protect Second Amendment

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released the following statement after voting against the Senate gun bill (S. 2938): Rep. August Pfluger: “As a fierce defender of our Constitutional Rights, including the Second Amendment, I believe this bill infringes upon the rights of law-abiding Americans. “I remain open and willing to discuss initiatives to promote public safety, but not at the ex...

Rep. Pfluger Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision Regarding the Second Amendment

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WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the United States Supreme Court's decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v Bruen, Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) issued the following statement: “States like New York have imposed unconstitutional restrictions on the rights of law-abiding citizens to own firearms for self-defense. Today’s ruling strengthens the Second Amendment and affirms that Amer...

Pfluger Introduces Bill to Reimburse Texas for Protecting the Southern Border

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) joined Rep. Pat Fallon (TX-04) and other Texan Representatives in introducing the Lone Star Reimbursement Act. The bill will pay the State of Texas back for the costs of Operation Lone Star incurred in FY21 and FY22, which total $1,434,094,366, “President Biden’s Administration refuses to enforce federal law and secure the border. Their failures on the ...

Pfluger Statement on 15 Possible Terrorists Caught Attempting to Cross the Southern Border in May

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement following reports that at least 15 illegal immigrants listed on the FBI’s terror watch list were apprehended attempting to cross the southern border. The 15 were among the record-high 239,416 total illegal migrants apprehended in May, not including gotaways. Rep. August Pfluger: “It only took 19 evil actors to execute the deadly 9/1...

Pfluger Sounds Alarm On Terrorist Threat in the U.S.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) delivered impassioned remarks in the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism Wednesday hearing titled “Current Status of ISIS and al Qaeda.” Rep. Pfluger spoke to his personal experience fighting ISIS in the U.S. Air Force, and expressed his concern that lax border security measures have allowed terrorists into...

Pfluger Introduces Bill to Cut Burdensome Regulations and Bring Down Costs for Farmers and Ranchers

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Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) joined Glenn “GT” Thompson, the Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, in introducing H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act. The bill requires the Biden Administration to reverse its regulatory barriers to domestic agriculture production and provide immediate relief to families across the country...

Pfluger, Newhouse Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Domestic Critical Mineral Supply

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) and Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) introduced the Critical Minerals Classification Improvement Act to secure a domestic supply of critical minerals with bipartisan support. “The United States is blessed with abundant natural resources. Unfortunately, climate alarmists have been fighting against reliable thermal power sources like natural gas and nuclear—lead...

Pfluger Hosts Service Academy Send-Off

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WASHINGTON, DC – Over the weekend, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) hosted a Service Academy Send-Off for the students from the 11th District of Texas attending military service academies this fall. During the ceremony, Rep. Pfluger presented the students with Certificates of Congressional Recognition. Rep. August Pfluger: “These students are the future leaders of our country. I am proud to have...

Pfluger Demands Answers from Mayorkas on Releasing Illegal Migrants in San Angelo

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WASHINGTON, DC – Monday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas following the news that the Biden Administration was considering dropping off buses of illegal migrants in San Angelo, Texas. In the letter, Rep. Pfluger presses Secretary Mayorkas for answers on releasing illegal migrants by stating, “San Angelo is a welc...

Pfluger's Midland Over Moscow Act Included in Republican Budget

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative August Pfluger is proud to announce that his bill to restore American energy dominance, the Midland Over Moscow Act, is included in the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) annual alternative budget for fiscal year 2023. The budget serves as a comprehensive blueprint for conservative governance and was produced by the RSC Budget & Spending Task Force—of which Rep. Pfl...

Pfluger Condemns President Biden’s Inflation Crisis

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) released the following statement on the record-high inflation statistics released Friday morning. Rep. August Pfluger: “Another month. Another poor inflation report for President Biden. Families are paying more for basic goods while wages continue to shrink. It is sobering times for Americans, and Congressional Democrats are shirking their respon...

Pfluger Votes Against Unconstitutional Gun Control Measures

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman August Pfluger voted against H.R. 7910 and H.R. 2377, two unconstitutional gun restriction bills. He spoke on the House Floor opposing the measures and presenting common-sense solutions to increase school safety. Watch his remarks here, or read a transcript below. “M. Speaker, I rise today as a Texan, a father of three young girls who go to school, and a def...