|U.S. House, Texas, District 27|
|January 3, 2011-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas|
|J.D.||St. Mary's University|
|Birthday||December 12, 1962|
|Place of birth||Corpus Christi, Texas|
Before entering politics, Farenthold had careers as a conservative radio show host, lawyer, and owner of a computer consulting firm.
Farenthold is a member of the following committees:
- Homeland Security Committee
- Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
- Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation
- Subcommittee on Highways & Transit
- Oversight and Government Reform Committee
- Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management
- Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
- Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform
Percentage vote with party
The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Farenthold voted with the Republican Party 94.1% of the time, which ranked 59 among the 242 House Republican members in November 2011.
In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting. Farenthold ranked 1st on the list. The article notes that in redistricting the new Republican map moved Farenthold's district into "white, heavily Republican Corpus Christi, Texas." Assuming no major Republican competition in a primary and the new map stands up to the legal challenges, Farenthold will go from an "accidental winner" in 2010 into a second-term incumbent in a safe Republican district.
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- House panel passes asbestos trusts transparency bill - Legal News Line
- OVERNIGHT HEALTH: House panel probes ObamaCare outreach - The Hill (blog)
- An Administration Plagued By Scandal - Texas GOP Vote
- Rep. Blake Farenthold - San Antonio Express (blog)
- Crowdsourcing: Farenthold asks public to send questions to #AskEric Holder ... - Houston Chronicle (blog)
- Oversight leader blasts OPM for outdated IT tools - FCW.com
- A closer look at Benghazi's 'security' - Tribune-Review
- Eric Holder: Subpoenas For Hundreds Of Journalist Phone Records May Be Okay - Huffington Post
- Texas Republicans ridicule Obama's economic visit to their booming home state - Houston Chronicle (blog)
- Congressman: Sequestration Is A 'Legitimate' Way To Cut The Budget - ThinkProgress
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Farenthold and his wife, Debbie, have two children.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
- ↑ Gov Track "Blake Farenthold" Accessed April 19, 2012
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Official House website "Bio," Accessed November 1, 2011
- ↑ Official House website "Committees," Accessed November 1, 2011
- ↑ Committee on Homeland Security, Chairman Peter T. King "Subcommittee on Transportation Security"
- ↑ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Chairman John L. Mica "Members, Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment"
- ↑ Committee on Oversight & Government Reform "The Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform"
- ↑ Open Congress "Voting With Party"
- ↑ The New York Times, "Time in House Could Be Short for Republican Newcomers", July 4, 2011
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Open Secrets "2010 Race: Texas District 27," Accessed November 1, 2011
Solomon P. Ortiz
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