Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is extending flexibilities to Medicaid and CHIP recipients and providers through October 23rd, 2020, as the state continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper raising concerns about the Department of Defense’s (DOD) overt religious discrimination, specifically pointing to the DOD’s decision to remove Lt. Col. Lorenzen as a presenter for the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual training simply because he is a religious individual.
Following the largest emergency aid package in American history, Congress is working to craft a smaller, more targeted follow-on package to help accelerate a return to healthy lives and a healthy economy.
The Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) guidance for opening public schools in Texas for the 2020-21 school year remains the same as announced two weeks ago. This guidance followed a letter issued jointly by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker, and Chairs of the Senate and House Education Committees.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.98 billion in July, 4.3 percent more than in July 2019.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is urging Texans to take extreme precaution when receiving unsolicited seed packets from China . . . Residents are advised not to plant the seeds as they could contain harmful invasive species or be otherwise unsafe.
“My point is, this is nothing new – they've been doing this for decades. But they've really ramped up their game right now," said Texas Cong. Michael McCaul, addressing his recent Constituent's Virtual Round Table about the threat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) right here in Texas. "This isn't a partisan issue, and the actions of the CCP impact us in Central Texas, across the state, and around the country."
Governor Greg Abbott issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that this year's Hurricane Season has a 60% chance for above-normal activity. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting between 13 to 19 named storms, with between 6 to 10 hurricanes – including 3 to 6 major hurricanes.
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) introduced the Cost Recovery and Expensing Acceleration to Transform the Economy and Jumpstart Opportunities for Businesses and Startups.
No Soldier should fear for his or her life on a U.S. military installation, such trepidation is the antithesis of building comradery and trust within a warfighting organization.
U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after cosponsoring the CHOPping Cash for CHAZ Act (H.R. 7285) that would halt federal funds from going to any state, city, or locality that permits autonomous zones to exist for more than seven days.
I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd's death -- rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and blacks.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) used Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing with Att. Gen. Bill Barr wisely. He asked for a video – which includes clips of media outlets referring to the riots, looting & destruction as "Peaceful Protests" – to be shown. But be warned, it does have some graphic and disturbing footage.