“This is a stunning setback, and unequivocal proof that President Biden is sabotaging our jobs recovery. Democrats are paying 4 in 10 jobless more to stay home than to return to work. The White House is in denial that many businesses – both small and large – can’t find the workers they need," said the top Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee, Texas Cong. Kevin Brady.
"When small businesses succeed, Texas succeeds,” said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, celebrating the unique role Small Businesses play in the economic resurgence throughout the state of Texas as he issued a proclamation officially designating May 9th–15th as "Small Business Week in Texas." An amazing 99.8% of businesses in the Lone Star State are small businesses.
The 2021 Legislative Session is in its final month, and we are delivering results for the people of Texas – acting on and passing the Republican Party of Texas’ top Legislative Priorities. Here's an update on two of those issues. With just 3 weeks left, there's plenty of work to do!
"President Biden should be focused on working across the aisle to accelerate our nation’s reopening and recovery, not caving into the far-Left’s pressure to enact socialist policies,” said Texas Cong. Jodey Arrington following the dismal report that was just released about the nation's April Jobs Report. “April’s dismal jobs report is a sign of what’s to come under Biden’s job crushing policies."
Her failure is not because she doesn’t like Donald Trump, that's the least important part of this whole drama, but because she can’t do the job. Her job is to hold the House Republicans together and advance the Republican agenda. She can’t do it, and it’s all her fault. Here's why, short of that, she’s continuing to aid Democrats.
Not all gamblers are the same, and not all kinds of gambling bring the same types of cost – when the business or pleasure gets out of control, gambling becomes a real medical condition. “Recreational” or “social” gamblers may be able to buy the occasional lottery ticket, take the rare casino trip, or bet small stakes in fantasy sports. But, they also are mentally able to quit.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Military Department announced today the launch of the State Mobile Vaccination Team Call Center. "Vaccines are the most effective tool in Texas' fight COVID-19, and we're committed to making vaccines even more widely available to Texans across the state," said Governor Abbott.
State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, along with Senators Larry Taylor & Donna Campbell as co-authors, passed an crucial bipartisan bill in Austin to keep putting Texas students first by ensuring that low-performing or failing public schools implement a specific form of turnaround model.
"Texas has demonstrated it prioritizes consumer choice and reliability more than virtue signaling to a small and loud group of woke political activists,” said Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian, as the Texas Legislature passed two critically important bills that allow Texas to fight the Democrat-left's national efforts to eliminate the oil & gas industries.
During his Joint Address to Congress last week, President Biden outlined his plans to radically change America and push us farther down the path of socialism. For instance — this is no longer a crisis at the border, this situation is impacting communities across the entire interior of the United States.
With the click of a button, anyone – world leaders, activists, news outlets, and the average user – has the power to transmit the latest, bleeding-edge information, ideas, and news instantaneously.
The over-zealous examples from across Texas have included 10 p.m. curfews for adults, prohibitions on more than two people in cars at once, and a ban on bike riding. "The bottom line is, NONE of these examples or violations should of ever been 'criminal' penalties imposed on Texas citizens" said State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, as the Texas Senate gave final approval to his legislation.
“If someone’s going to tell you: ‘Oh, you’re brown, you have to be Democrat.’ Or, ‘Oh, you’re female, you have to be Democrat’ – who are they to tell me who I should vote for, or who I shouldn’t?” said Adrienne Pena-Garza, the GOP Chairwoman in South Texas' Hidalgo County. “You can’t shame me, or bully me into voting for a party just because that’s the way it’s always been."
Presiding over the Texas Senate, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has identified a bill by Sen. Brandon Creighton as one of his priorities for this Legislative Session. Its an effort that gives Texans good reason to hope that the days of Big Tech Companies manipulating online political speech are numbered, and should be acted upon.
The media sets the “everybody in America loves Joe Biden” narrative, they then commission an “Americans overwhelmingly support President Biden’s agenda” poll to prove their narrative, which is then used by the White House to justify their “we have the vast majority of American support” initiatives. Wash, rinse and repeat.
"What happened during the February storm cannot be allowed to happen again," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, following the unanimous passage SR 342, Sen. Charles Schwertner's legislation urging the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to significantly lower the system-wide energy pricing cap.
“We’ve seen a dangerous shift in America. Powerful CEOs have made the decision to use their companies to enforce the political agenda of today’s Democrat Party, which is controlled by the radical Left. I applaud Texas legislators for taking a stand against woke corporations, putting Main Street over Wall Street," said Sen. Ted Cruz after the Texas House in Austin passed Senate Bill 13.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar revised the BRE and now projects 2020-21 revenue available for general-purpose spending to be $113.88 billion and the ending balance in General Revenue-Related (GR-R) funds to be $725 million, an increase of $1.67 billion from the negative balance projected in the January 2021 BRE.