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Pfluger Announces Congressional App Challenge

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Washington, DC – Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) announced the launch of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge: Rep. August Pfluger: “I am excited to invite middle and high school students in the 11th District to enter the nationwide Congressional App Challenge. Students will have access to industry resources to help them create an app of their choosing. In an increasingly digital age, it is cru...

Pfluger, Landgraf Statements on Migrant Releases in Odessa

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Washington, DC – Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) and State Representative Brooks Landgraf released the following statements following reports of busses dropping off migrants in Ector County, Texas at a Pilot Convenience Store on I-20. Congressman August Pfluger: “I am aware of the reports that illegal migrants are being dropped off in West Odessa, and am coordinating with CBP and ICE to investi...

Pfluger and House Republicans Unveil Commitment to America

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Washington, DC – Congressman August Pfluger is proud to join House Republicans in unveiling the Commitment to America, a policy agenda designed to build An Economy That's Strong, A Nation That's Safe, A Future That's Built on Freedom, and A Government That's Accountable. Rep. August Pfluger: “Two years of complete Democrat control has driven our economy into the ground and made America less safe. ...

Congressman Pfluger Invites Students to Service Academy Night

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Congressman August Pfluger will be hosting a Service Academy Night on Tuesday, September 27th at the Midland Army Air Field Museum. Students, parents, counselors, and educators are encouraged to attend and learn more about enrolling in a U.S. military service academy. Service Academy Night provides the opportunity to learn about the Academy nomination process and meet with representatives from the...

Pfluger, Veasey Lead Bipartisan Letter on Federal Disaster Relief for Small Communities

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WASHINGTON – Thursday, U.S. Congressmen August Pfluger (TX-11) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) led a bipartisan letter with 25 Members of the Texas Delegation to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell. In the letter, the Members ask FEMA to clarify how severe disasters are interpreted, draw attention to the impacts on small communities, and encourage FEMA to re-evaluate t...

Congressman Pfluger on Venezuelan Prisoner Caravans Coming to U.S. Southern Border

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Immigration

Congressman August Pfluger, the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Intelligence and Counterterrorism Subcommittee, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas regarding the recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence report indicating that the Maduro regime is releasing violent prisoners from Venezuela to be sent in migrant caravans to the Southwest bor...

Pfluger, Cornyn Legislation to Rename San Angelo VA Clinic Passes House

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives passed their bill to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in San Angelo, Texas the Colonel Charles and JoAnne Powell VA Clinic, in honor of Colonel Charles Powell, former Wing Commander at Goodfello...

House Dems block Pfluger bill to lower utility costs

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Today, 219 House Democrats BLOCKED consideration of Rep. August Pfluger’s (TX-11) legislation, the Protecting the Permian Basin Act of 2022. This bill would repeal the natural gas tax included in Democrats’ “Paycheck Reduction Act” that adds a fee for onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas producers and processors. The tax will increase costs for American families and businesses and harm s...

Pfluger Demands Answers from Credit Card Companies Infringing on 2A Rights

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) today joined Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and 100 Republicans in demanding answers from credit card companies Visa, American Express, and Mastercard over the implementation of a classification of gun sales, to ensure this is not used to track law-abiding gun owners or infringe on their Constitutional rights. The letter is support by the Nationa...

Pfluger on Inflation: The Democrats' anti-American energy agenda is crushing American families

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Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement following the report that prices spiked 8.3% in August 2022, higher than expected. Rep. August Pfluger: “The August 2022 8.3% price hikes are even worse than expected—and largely driven by the extreme uptick in the price of energy and food. Gas utility bills are up 33% and electricity is 15.8% more expensive than i...

Pfluger Introduces Protecting the Permian Basin Act of 2022

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Oil Rig

Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) is proud to introduce the Protecting the Permian Basin Act of 2022, a bill to strike down the Democrats’ latest attack on the oil and gas industry. Pfluger’s bill repeals a harmful tax on oil and gas producers that was included in the Democrats’ Inflation ‘Expansion’ Act. Rep. Pfluger: “The current worldwide energy crisis is so bad that Europeans have returned to...

Pfluger Announces Election Security Legislation

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Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) announced his support for the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act. The ACE Act is a comprehensive plan to repair election administration and integrity issues and protect free speech while respecting the Constitution and conservative principles. Rep. August Pfluger: “The future of the United States depends on secure elections, and conservatives in Congress ...

Pfluger: Washington bureaucrats and Big Tech giants cannot be allowed to serve as the arbiters of truth

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Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement following Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s statements on Joe Rogan’s podcast admitting that Facebook censored the Hunter Biden laptop story: “Mark Zuckerberg flippantly admitting that Facebook censored the Hunter Biden laptop story supposedly at the request of the FBI should alarm every American regardless of their political ...

Pfluger: Student loans are not forgiven—they will be paid for by the American taxpayer.

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Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement on President Biden’s unconstitutional plan to transfer student loans to the American taxpayer: “President Biden is desperately trying to buy voters with his ridiculous and unconstitutional push to ‘forgive’ student loans. These loans are not forgiven—they will be paid for by you, the American taxpayer. This move is a sl...

Pfluger: Thanks to Coach Gaines, the legend of Friday Night Lights will continue to excite and unite our district with the spirit of high school football

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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative August Pfluger (TX-11) released the following statement on the legacy of Odessa Permian Football Coach Gary Gaines: “Coach Gary Gaines is nothing less than legendary. From playing quarterback at Angelo State University to coaching high school and college football in Denver City, San Angelo, Abilene, Amarillo, Petersburg, Lubbock, Fort Stockton, Monahans, and ...