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Cong. Tony Gonzales Co-Leads Bill to Reimburse Border Landowners for Illegal Immigration Crisis

The effort would transfer $75 million of Unobligated Border Construction Funds so far unused by the Biden Administration to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish the Southern Border Landowner Security Grant Program. “Due to the surge in illegal immigration, families have had vandalization, stolen equipment, security concerns and more,” said Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening.​​​​​​​

12.07.2021
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CRUZ: Biden’s Illegal Vaccine Mandates are Lawless & Could Cause 45 Million Americans to Lose Their Jobs

"The bill funds President Biden’s illegal and unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates which've been repeatedly halted by the courts. They are blatantly lawless, President Biden knows they’re lawless, his lawyers have told him the vaccine mandates are contrary to law – but Democrats don’t care," said Sen. Cruz, adding, "They will impose a burden on American businesses that could cause 45 million Americans to lose their jobs."

12.07.2021
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Rep. Jetton Applauds Decision to Halt Federal Vaccine Mandate

Jetton joined other Texas legislators in signing an amicus curiae brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court to overturn Biden’s mandate and challenged the constitutionality of the mandate.

12.07.2021
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Comptroller Hegar Visits Sysco for 'Good for Texas' Tour: Supply Chains Edition

Sysco operates 343 distributions worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. It has more than 6,000 employees in Texas.

12.07.2021
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Why You Should Come Out of the Closet With Your Conservative Values

I received a phone call on my radio show from a man who said, "Dennis, I'm a gay conservative actor in Hollywood, and it is far easier to come out of the closet as gay than as a conservative."

12.07.2021
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1st Amendment Rights at Risk in Tuesday's Bexar County Sealing Hearing: 'The Public’s Right to Know'

Industry experts warn of the dispute’s broad potential impact on Internet Protocol (IP) Standards, American innovation, business collaboration – even simpler areas of basic technological advancement. Its the latest in a multi-year lawsuit between title company Amrock (formerly Title Source) and real estate analytics company HouseCanary regarding trade secret mis-appropriation.

12.06.2021
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As Evidence Emerges of Hidden Union Payments, are Kroger's Houston Food Workers at Odds with Leadership?

"We're focused on pushing to give them a $56 million investment in pay and wages, and really this comes down to – during a pandemic – that our associates should be taken care of health care wise," said Laura Gump, president of Kroger's Houston division in a recent interview with Houston's ABC-13. "We are going to continue fighting for them, because at the end of the day, they're the ones doing the tough work in our stores," said Gump.

12.06.2021
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Sen. Cruz Moves to Repeal 'Superfund Tax' Imposed by Biden’s Infrastructure Package that Drives Up Consumer Costs

President Biden's newly-signed "infrastructure package" imposes roughly $13 billion worth of taxes on 42 different chemicals and critical minerals. And with 40% of the nation’s manufacturing plants being located in Texas, manufacturing and everyday consumers will be significantly harmed in the state. ​​​​​​​"It’s crucial we pass the 'Chemical Tax Repeal Act' to defend American families and job creators from paying the price for historic, out-of-control spending in D.C.,” said Sen. Ted Cruz.

12.06.2021
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Cong. GOODEN: Mask Mandates for Christmas?

"I could not support a bill that includes billions of dollars for Illegal Immigrants and Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates, yet fails to adequately secure our Southern Border," said Texas Cong. Lance Gooden. "The spending bill just passed by the House prioritized everyone but the American people. ​​​​​​​It's time for liberals in Washington to address the problems they have created," he said.

12.06.2021
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WILLIAMS: Biden's Relentless Attack on American Energy

"From canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, to halting new oil and gas leases on federal lands, no Administration has ever gone to such drastic lengths to destroy good paying jobs and make the United States more reliant on foreign energy. Now reports have uncovered that the Biden Administration is considering reinstating the Crude Oil Export Ban, which was repealed in 2015 on a bipartisan vote."

12.06.2021
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HEGAR: Texas Sales Tax Revenue Up, "as Texans Increasingly Return to Activities Away from Home"

"State sales tax revenue totaled $3.56 billion in November, 19.4% more than in November 2020," said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. Figures for the three months ending in November 2021 was up 22.2% compared to the same period a year ago, and 15.7% compared to 2019. Sales Tax is the largest source of state funding for the state budget, accounting for 59% of all tax collections.

12.06.2021
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HUNTER: Worst. President. Ever.

Try to imagine a President doing a worse job than Joe Biden. Think about how that would even be possible. Remember Joe Biden one year ago Friday? “I’m gonna ask the public for 100 days to mask, just 100 days. Not forever, 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction if we occur that, if, if, if, if that occurs with vaccinations and masking to drive down the numbers considerably.”

12.06.2021
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STATE REP. HUNTER: Toys for Tots is a Great Place to Bring the Joy of Christmas to Needy Children

In the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to bring attention to certain efforts in Texas and the Coastal Bend that benefit many families during the holiday season. Toys-for-Tots is a nationwide campaign with strong Texas roots and participation in the Corpus Christi & Port Aransas areas. The initiative began in 1947 when Marine Major Bill Hendricks collected and donated 5,000 toys to children in their city.

12.03.2021
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As Biden Approval Rating Plummets to 36%, GOP Surges to Largest Mid-Term Election Preference in 40 Years

As 52% of Registered Voters say they “Strongly Disapprove” of Mr. Biden’s performance in office, just 18.2% “approve.” And if that isn't enough to worry Democrats, those identifying as "Independents" – who often provide the winning margin in elections – say they'd support a GOP candidate over a Democrat 50%-to-32% in the Generic Congressional Ballot question, their largest lead since 1981.

12.02.2021
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Sen. Cruz Questions District Judge Nominee: Is Biden ‘Trying to Put Judicial Robes on That Partisan & Radical Agenda’

“This first year in office, President Biden has made a pattern of nominating extremists, partisans, and radicals to serve in the administration – but especially to serve on the bench. And unfortunately, that pattern continues today. Mr. Ho, you will not be surprised that I want to address some questions to you," said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to judicial nominee Dale E. Ho of his history of hyper partisan rhetoric.

12.02.2021
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A.G. Paxton’s Office Announces $15.3 Mil­lion Set­tle­ment in Texas City Y Oil Spill & Nat­ur­al Resources Dam­age Case

The damages occurred on March 22, 2014, when a barge owned and operated by Kirby Inland Marine, LP (“Kirby”) collided with a cargo ship in Galveston Bay near Texas City.

12.02.2021
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Comptroller Hegar Announces Transfer of $2.9 Billion to State Highway & Rainy Day Funds

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he recently completed the transfer of more than $2.91 billion into the State Highway Fund (SHF) and the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF; commonly known as the “Rainy Day Fund”).

12.02.2021
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The Kamala Conundrum -- Why Dems Are Stuck With Her

"With Kamala Harris looking unelectable, the Democrats are considering the nuclear option. Whispers in Washington suggest Joe Biden's camp has a plan to find a more popular replacement ahead of the 2024 battle."

12.02.2021
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12.07.2021

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