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Pfluger Secures Wins for Texas in National Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) announced that several of his key initiatives were included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Pfluger released a statement following the passage of the annual defense bill: Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11): "I am proud to deliver a strong national defense bill that refocuses our...

Pfluger, Cornyn Honor President George H.W. Bush's 100th Birthday

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a concurrent resolution commemorating the 100th Birthday of President George Herbert Walker Bush and honoring his service to the Nation. "President George H.W. Bush is an inspiration to all Texans," said Congressman August Pfluger. "He dedicated his life to serving our country in an incredible numb...

Pfluger, Barrasso Lead Letter Protecting Use of Predator Control Devices for Sheep and Goat Producers

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) and Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) led a bicameral letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) demanding the agency roll-back its ban on purchasing or deploying M-44 sodium cyanide ejector devices. M-44 devices are used by farmers and ranchers, mainly sheep and goat producers, for predator control. These devices are a valuable manage...

Pfluger Statement on President Biden's Election Year Border Stunt

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Pfluger issued the following statement after President Biden issued his election-year immigration Executive Order: Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11): "The American people are smart enough to understand that pretending to secure the border five months before an election does not make up for President Biden’s years of lawlessness that invited over eight million illegal ...

Pfluger Honors San Angelo Legend Phil George on His 100th Birthday

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Pfluger spoke on the House Floor in honor of San Angelo legend Phil George on his 100th Birthday. Watch the remarks below, or read a transcript as written below: "I rise to wish Mr. Phil George, a retired Angelo State University coach and distinguished veteran, a Happy 100th Birthday. Phil George is a legend in my hometown of San Angelo, and a veteran of both Wo...

Congressman Pfluger Introduces Congressional Review Act to Nullify Biden Administration Sagebrush Lizard Rule

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Pfluger introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify the Biden Administration’s U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service final rule listing the dunes sagebrush lizard as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Listing the sagebrush lizard under the ESA is an incredible threat to energy production developed in the Permian Basin. Rep. Pfluger has worked...

Pfluger Announces Winner of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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WASHINGTON DC — Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for the 11th Congressional District of Texas: Killeen High School senior Emily Parsons with her piece titled "The American Dream." Emily’s piece depicts a family, who are a symbol of American prosperity and happiness, at sunset. The winning creation will hang in the U.S. C...

Pfluger Celebrates 100 Years of U.S. Border Patrol Service and Sacrifice

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Pfluger joined 17 of his Republican colleagues on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee in introducing a resolution to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Border Patrol. The Border Patrol's primary mission is to "detect and prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States." The resolution honors the men and women, past and present, who h...

Pfluger Bill to Block Noncitizens from Voting in D.C. Passes the U.S. House

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Pfluger's legislation by a bipartisan vote of 262-143 to block noncitizens from voting in Washington, D.C. In 2022, the D.C. Council enacted the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act, which allows noncitizens, including illegal immigrants, to vote in D.C. local elections. "Free and fair elections are a prerequisite f...

HEAT Leaders Slam Biden Admin SPR Release

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, RSC House Energy Action Team (HEAT) Chairman Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX), and RSC Chairman Kevin Hern (R-OK) released the following statement the Biden Administration announced plans to release 1 million barrels of gasoline from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in a politically-motivated move: “The Biden administration has put Americans last with his failed energy policies. P...

Pfluger Unveils CongressRAM Pfluger Statue Outside San Angelo Congressional Office

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WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) held an unveiling and dedication ceremony for CongressRam Pfluger, a new art installation by renowned local artist Raul Ruiz outside the San Angelo Congressional office. Submissions from the 2024 Congressional Art Competition were also on display for public viewing. Rep. August Pfluger: "CongressRAM Pfluger represents the pillars and f...

Pfluger Introduces Defending American Property Abroad Act

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) introduced the Defending American Property Abroad Act, a crucial piece of legislation aimed at protecting American companies operating abroad, particularly in the Western Hemisphere. The need for this legislation has been underscored by recent actions taken by the Mexican government, which threaten the property rights of American companies...

Pfluger, Fischbach Introduce Legislation to Block Taxpayer-Funded Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman August Pfluger took a bold stance to safeguard American taxpayers' hard-earned dollars by introducing a Congressional Review Act to strike President Biden’s taxpayer subsidies to illegal immigrants with Representative Michelle Fischbach (MN-07). This crucial legislation aims to prevent taxpayer funds from being used to provide healthcare benefits to illegal immi...

Pfluger Leads Lawmakers in Letter to Reimburse the State of Texas for the Border Crisis

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) led 18 Texas House Republicans in urging the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security to reimburse the State of Texas for the cost of securing the southwest border. In the letter, House Republicans said "Securing our homeland is a chief responsibility of the federal government. While Texas has faced the brunt of the 7.9 million...

Congressman August Pfluger Announces 2024 Congressional App Challenge

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WASHINGTON, DC — The office of Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Congressional App Competition. The competition is open to all 6-12 grade students in the 11th Congressional District of Texas and is an opportunity for students to develop their skills in computer science and STEM. Rep. August Pfluger: "The Congressional App Challenge is an incredible opport...