DALLAS, TX – On Tuesday, I presented Vietnam Veterans Lapel Pins to some of the incredible veterans of Texas-24. It is a great honor to recognize the tremendous sacrifice our service members have made to protect our nation’s many freedoms. Americans across the country have had enough of this administration putting other countries ahead of our own. It's past time Democrats in Washington step up and prioritize our southern border that has been so woefully neglected by this administration. That is why on Tuesday, I introduced the Border Patrol First Act, which puts America first and prioritizes funding for our southern border over those of other countries. The Border Patrol First Act would stop the Biden Administration from giving $240 million in new assistance funding for migrants across South America and will instead go towards CBP to secure our southern border. It will also reimburse Texas and Arizona for their efforts in securing their states due to the Biden’s Administration’s failed response at the border. You can read more about the Border Patrol First Act here. We have seen where wasteful government spending has gotten us. Our national debt just passed $31 trillion and inflation is at a 41-year high. Hardworking Americans deserve better – that is why I introduced the Government Offices Realignment and Closure Act (GORAC) today, which will drastically reduce the wasteful spending that's been lost in the bog of our bloated federal government and instead put it towards lowering our national debt.You can read more about GORAC here. On Wednesday, I had a great tour of Peerless Electric, a small business in Euless, TX. We discussed their concerns about inflation and increased transportation costs and how we can address them in Congress. Happy Diwali to everyone who’s been celebrating in Texas-24 and across the world! I enjoyed visiting the beautiful BAPS Mandir in Irving on Wednesday and helping with the BAPS Charities Food Drive. Thank you for having me! REMINDER: Important update for Texas-24 students! The deadline to apply for the Congressional App Challenge is November 1st. This competition encourages participants to learn to code and inspires them to pursue careers in computer science. Read more here. Hometown Hero of the Week Our Texas-24 Hometown Hero of the week is Crossroads Community Services – Dallas, a nonprofit in the city that serves more than 26,000 people each month. Rep. Van Duyne in the News Evening Edit You can click here or on the image above to watch the full interview. Newsmax You can click here or on the image above to watch the full interview. Rep. Van Duyne on Twitter Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your voice in Washington. To stay up to date on what's happening each week, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, GETTR, Parler, Rumble, and YouTube. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if we can ever be of service to you. Sincerely, Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne (TX-24) Rep. Van Duyne | 1337 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 Unsubscribe [email protected] Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by [email protected] powered by Try email marketing for free today!