Governor Greg Abbott discussed America's unprecedented border crisis and outlined his vision for combatting the chaos created by President Joe Biden’s reckless open border policies at the Manhattan Institute in New York City. The Governor highlighted the many facets of the nation's ongoing crisis caused by the Biden Administration. . .
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today introduced several legislative measures to ensure that U.S. diplomats and officials of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary Commission have the backing and necessary resources to establish predictable and reliable water supplies, which are especially crucial to Texas farmers, including compliance by Mexico with the 1944 Treaty on Utilization of Waters of the Colorado, Tijuana, and Rio Grande Rivers.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that federal spending in 2023 will come in at a whopping 24.2 percent of GDP, up from an average of 21.0 percent between 1993 and 2022. So a good way to judge various Republican and Democratic candidates for the presidential nomination, if they were governors, is to examine their record on state government spending.
On his Good for Texas Tour: Energy Edition, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC), which manages one of the newest and largest nuclear power facilities in the nation, providing energy to about 2 million Texas homes.
Recently I wrote about Mesha Mainor, who represents a deep blue district in Atlanta in the Georgia state legislature, announcing that she is switching parties and becoming a Republican. -- Mainor specifically noted her frustration with the Democratic Party in its opposition to improving education through parental choice and ongoing Democratic weakness in building strong law enforcement.
Saying its stores “continue to face an unacceptable amount of retail theft & organized crime,” Target’s CEO reported the company saw a 120% increase in thefts involving violence or threats of violence during the first five months of 2023 – and would be shuttering a total of nine stores in far-left cities where crime has increased during the past three years of the Biden Administration.
U.S. consumers pay the highest Credit Card Swipe Fees in the industrialized world. And as Americans face rampant inflation and higher costs for everyday goods & services, the last thing consumers need is higher credit card fees. But new legislation that could be voted on by the U.S. Senate this week aims to significantly reduce the skyrocketing fees.
"I spoke with Rep. Tony Gonzales — he confirmed it's a serious issue. They are being overwhelmed by unprecedented numbers — just hit an all-time high and still growing!" wrote Musk on his social media platform X, formerly Twitter. As Customs & Border Protection reported the highest monthly number in history, 304,162, "Am going to visit Eagle Pass (Texas) later this week to see what's going on for myself," said Musk.
"While he’s in Arizona, I’m calling on him to visit the border to actually understand how our communities shoulder the burden of his failure to address this crisis," said Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, adding, "It’s well past time for President Biden to see the border crisis firsthand, and for the Administration to do its job – secure the border and keep Arizona safe.”
“This should not be a partisan issue. My message is clear – end Catch & Release, stop using asylum as a hall pass, and put our Border Patrol Agents back on the frontlines,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales as he led a Congressional Delegation on a tour of the border destruction surrounding the south Texas city of Eagle Pass, population 29,000, earlier today.
Sen. Ted Cruz today welcomed Intuit’s decision to no longer forbid lawful gun sellers and manufacturers from using certain QuickBooks services. Intuit’s recent policy reversal came after Cruz’s Committee Staff spent months probing how the financial services provider, along with JP Morgan and Bank of America, had restricted gun sellers & manufacturers from using Intuit’s payment and payroll processing services.
"One of the freedoms we believe in, is the freedom of parents to choose what is right for their child – we want to make sure every parent in Texas has the power to choose the education that's best for their child," said Gov. Greg Abbott, championing education freedom for all Texas students while also performing the pre-game coin toss.
Established in 1994, the Heroes for Children Award celebrates citizens who go above and beyond to positively impact Texas public school students' lives through volunteer service. Each year, the 15-member Board recognizes one Hero from each district for their outstanding dedication and service to Texas public schools and communities.
It may be coincidental, or not, that the announcement of Robert Murdoch's stepping down as Fox News Corp's chairman coincides with the release this week of the book "The Fall: The End of the Murdoch Empire," which predicts the end of the network. Fox's critics may wish so, but I'm doubtful. They've been predicting and hoping for Fox's demise since it was launched in 1996.
As the Border Crisis worsens in Texas – and its deadly effects spread across our nation – Joe Biden posed for photos at the White House. In the midst of a historic border crisis and a looming government shutdown, Biden & Congressional Democrats are adamant about sending billions to Ukraine. It's past time to rein in spending and tell Americans where their money is going.
"Texas continues to ensure that Texans in all corners of our state have greater access to quality healthcare services, and the Rural Hospital Emergency Stabilization Grants will provide qualifying hospitals up to $1.1 million each to improve healthcare access in rural communities," said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today. Hospitals have until Friday, October 13th, 2023 to apply.
"Enough is enough. High-speed pursuits have become a weekly, if not daily occurrence in our Border Communities. Schools have continuously locked down, people have died," said South Texas Border Cong. Tony Gonzales, who was joined by Arizona Cong. Juan Ciscomani and others to introduce a bill criminalizing high-speed chases with Border Patrol or Law Enforcement.
"Traffickers are loading up cars or trucks stacked with illegal immigrants, and engaging in high-speed chases with Border Patrol or Local Police. These often end in tragedy, with people killed after the traffickers crash and passengers are thrown across the highway," said Sen. Ted Cruz. "This bill protects our brave men & women of Law Enforcement by criminalizing a high-speed chase."