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Pfluger amendment to freeze all sanctioned Iranian assets passes House

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) celebrated the passage of Amendment 6 to H.R. 5961, the No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act. Representative Pfluger spoke on the House Floor in support of his amendment here. Rep. Pfluger’s amendment strengthened the bill by freezing all sanctioned Iranian assets permanently, with no exceptions or waivers allowing the…

MACH 1 Caucus Urges Expedited Delivery of KC-46 Tankers to Israel

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WASHINGTON, DC — The MACH 1 Caucus, a coalition of former military pilots and current lawmakers including Representatives August Pfluger (TX-11), Scott Franklin (FL-18), Jake Ellzey (TX-06), Mike Garcia (CA-27), and Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter Wednesday to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urging the Biden Administration to expedite the delivery of the…

Pfluger Bill Ending Chinese Infiltration of Universities Passes Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Homeland Security Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence Subcommittee Chairman August Pfluger's legislation, H.R. 1516, the DHS Restrictions on Confucius Institutes and Chinese Entities of Concern Act, passed the House Homeland Security Committee. Pfluger's legislation prevents DHS funds from flowing to American universities that host a Confucius…

Pfluger Legislation Expels Hamas-Supporting Visa Holders from the United States

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman August Pfluger introduced H.R. 6200, The Terrorist Inadmissibility Codification Act. This bill would expand current U.S. law to prohibit members, officers, officials, representatives, and spokesmen of Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Palestine Islamic Jihad from entering, or remaining in, the U.S. The bill would also apply to aliens who endorse or espouse…

Pfluger Votes for Israel Security Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Congressman August Pfluger voted for H.R. 6126, the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act. The bill provides military assistance to our great ally Israel to ensure the safe return of American citizens impacted by the attacks on Israel. On October 7th, Hamas carried out an unprovoked terrorist attack on…

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…

Pfluger wants pay raises, money toward Fort Cavazos in defense bill

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Originally Published by the Killeen Daily Herald on July 14, 2023 Congressman August Pfluger announced Friday that the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with amendments which directly affect soldiers stationed at Fort Cavazos. Pfluger, R-San Angelo, said in a news release that pay for soldiers will increase 5.2% and there is $40…

Pfluger: We Must Confront the CCP's "Grave Security Threat" to the Homeland Together

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence Chairman August Pfluger (R-TX) delivered the following opening remarks in a hearing to assess the U.S. homeland’s vulnerabilities to Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aggression.   Watch Chairman Pfluger's full opening statement in a Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and…

While Biden Dithers, House Republicans Plan to Secure Our Border

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By August Pfluger | Originally Published in National Review May 18, 2023 House Republicans are fulfilling our promise to restore sanctity, safety, and security at our border by passing H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023. President Biden allowed Title 42 — a pandemic-era public-health measure that allows border officials to immediately expel migrants who attempt to cross into…

Rep. Pfluger Honors Odessa Police Chief Gerke on Capitol Hill

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Tuesday, House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence Chairman August Pfluger (R-TX) held a joint subcommittee hearing with Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Technology. The hearing commemorated National Police Week and examined the state of U.S. law…