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GOP lawmaker moves to defund ‘sanctuary’ cities, slams ‘hypocrisy’ as they seek federal aid for migrant crisis

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Originally published by Fox News on January 26, 2024. FIRST ON FOX: A Republican lawmaker on the House Homeland Security Committee is introducing legislation to defund sanctuary cities, as he takes aim at liberal mayors and governors who he says are hypocritically demanding taxpayer money to help them with the effects of the migrant crisis. The "No Funding for Sanctuary Cities…

Pfluger: Secretary Mayorkas’ Misleading Border Claims Have Cost the American People—And They Should Cost Him His Job

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Originally Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on January 10, 2024 In testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security in April 2023, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the bold—and untrue—claim that  “the border is secure.” This startling falsehood was yet another defining moment in Mayorkas’ long history of untrue statements…

‘Abuse of Soft-on-Crime Policies': Congressional Hearing Details Alarming Rise in Organized Retail Crime

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Originally posted by Townhall on December 13, 2023 This week, several members of Congress appeared in a hearing this week to discuss large, organized retail crime, which has escalated in recent years. In the hearing, experts shared how retail crime has risen astronomically in recent years. “Generally, organized retail crime involves the association of two or more persons engaged in…

House to examine organized retail theft plaguing US cities amid holidays

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Originally posted by Fox News on December 12, 2023 The rise of organized retail crime will be front and center at a Tuesday congressional hearing amid the end-of-year holiday shopping boom.  The House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence is holding a hearing titled "From Festive Cheer to Retail Fear:…

EXCLUSIVE: Dozens Of GOP Reps Urge New Speaker, Mitch McConnell To Repeal Biden Natural Gas Tax

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Tags: Energy

Originally posted by the Daily Caller on October 30, 2023. Several dozen Republican lawmakers wrote to the newly-elected Speaker of the House asking him to repeal an emissions reduction program from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), according to a copy of the letter obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Rep. August Pfluger of Texas wrote the letter, which…

House Republican bill backed by over 100 lawmakers would refreeze $6 billion in Iranian funds

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Originally Published by Fox News on October 12, 2023 FIRST ON FOX: House Republicans, led by Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, are introducing legislation that would stop the release of $6 billion in frozen funds to Iran in the wake of the Iran-backed Hamas terror attacks on Israel. The legislation would essentially re-freeze the $6 billion in Iranian funds that were released as a part…

House Republicans push to ban DHS from establishing another 'Disinformation Governance Board'

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Originally Published by the Washington Examiner on September 14, 2023  EXCLUSIVE — House Republicans will unveil legislation Thursday to ban the Department of Homeland Security from forming another Disinformation Governance Board after the panel was shuttered last year amid censorship concerns from conservatives. The bill, which is being introduced by Rep.…

Biden's reported 'Remain-in-Texas' migrant policy comes under fire as Republicans take action

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Originally Published by Fox News on September 13, 2023 FIRST ON FOX: A member of the House Homeland Security Committee is moving to block funding for any policy that seeks to keep migrants in Texas after reports that the Biden administration is considering such a move as it faces pressure over migrant flows into cities like New York City. Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, is…

EXCLUSIVE: GOP Rep Urges Biden Official To Visit Region Where Admin Is Seeking To Curb Drilling To 'Save A Lizard"

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Originally Published by the Daily Caller on August 31, 2023 Republican Rep. August Pfluger of Texas has requested that members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) come to Texas to hold a hearing about a decision that could drastically impact U.S. energy production, according to a letter obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Pfluger requested that the…

China seeks to gain 'foothold' on America’s doorstep amid border crisis, top Republican warns

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Originally published by Fox News on July 16, 2023 EXCLUSIVE: A top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee is warning of a growing Chinese Communist Party influence in Latin America – as he returns from a trip to the region, where he spoke to officials about the dangers of the geopolitical foe. Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, led a congressional delegation to the…