Almost immediately after the Texas House and Senate adjourned 2023's Regular Legislative Session Monday Evening – without addressing a significant number of the most important issues they had promised to address – Gov. Greg Abbott called them back to work at 9:00 p.m. for "Special Session #1," saying, "Many critical items remain that must be passed. Several special sessions will be required."
“This was a session with significant victories for Texans – but unfortunately, far too many of the people’s conservative priorities, sponsored by the Senate, were killed in the Texas House. Unfortunately, 9 of the Texas Senate’s top 30 Priority Bills never received hearings in the House, and... thousands of other important bills were killed in the House to the detriment of all Texans," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
For the past 99 years, Border Patrol agents have been responsible for securing our nation’s borders between ports of entry while simultaneously combating the illegal immigration crisis, human smuggling, and drug trafficking. Sen. Cruz has an extensive history of working with Border Patrol to ensure they are provided with the tools necessary to accomplish the tasks of securing our nation’s border.
The interference and aggression coming from the Chinese Communist Party poses a significant threat to our families, businesses, and country. Legislation I led, the China Financial Threat Mitigation Act passed in the House and has been sent to the Senate for a vote.
Even for those on the left who didn’t live in heavily locked down areas, their paranoia made them take their own steps to isolate themselves from society. We all know the families who disappeared; they stopped going to church, the gym, and other social activities, refused to let their children participate in sports or hang out with other children due to the brainwashing, which caused a disturbingly sad increase in mental illness among children.
Here at the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB), we strive each and every day to supply the best benefits in the country to the Texas Veterans who have served our grateful nation. However, for those who've made the ultimate sacrifice and cannot benefit from this support, we honor their Memories & Sacrifices on Memorial Day. On this day, and every day, I encourage Texans to pause and reflect upon the freedoms we enjoy because of their sacrifices.
“We look forward to bringing the 2023 Governor’s Small Business Summit to Amarillo – as well as to about a dozen more communities across Texas this year– to ensure that small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs have the tools they need to succeed," said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, announcing the Thursday, June 1st date for Amarillo, as well as future dates and cities for other upcoming summits.
Democrats are really mad that they're losing the messaging battle over the Debt Ceiling negotiations. Even CNN has a poll finding 60% of Americans agree with the Republican position in these talks. So this week I did some messaging back to the Democrats’ dishonest rhetoric on the debt ceiling. They’ve been unwilling to negotiate on their unsustainable spending, while spreading lies about the Republican plan to fix this crisis.
If your “identity” is based on who you sleep with, you suck at life. If you’re a pin-cushion for perverts to shock straight people, you're a pathetic creature. Have some dignity. Florida is removing children’s books with graphic depictions of sex – particularly between men and boys – from public school libraries (though adults can buy them anywhere). It’s just like the Holocaust… or so we’re told.
At a time when U.S. power consumption is expected to increase by around 20% before 2030, Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new rule to eliminate nearly all the country’s natural gas & coal-fired power plant’s carbon emissions over the next 20 years. This bureaucratic, unlawful overreach will be catastrophic to Texas, to the nation – and if it's allowed to go into effect I intend to take Mr. Biden to court.
The Texas Workforce Commission's grant awarding "Jobs & Education for Texans" (JET) program will be providing more than $1.2 million to five San Antonio-area schools to assist them in jump-starting Career & Technical education (CTE) Training Programs by helping the schools purchase and install equipment to train more than 1,600 students for high-demand, critical-field occupations.
"It’s up to County Judge Hidalgo to realize that both her appointed Election Administrators – one who already resigned in 2022, and the other who had a history of poor performance in Washington, D.C. – repeatedly failed Harris County. The Legislature’s support (of my bills) is because Harris County is not too big to fail, but because its too big to ignore. It can NOT be tolerated in the Nation’s 3rd Largest County,” said State Sen. Paul Bettencourt.
The Left is waging a full-fledged Revolution against the citizens of United States and is systematically destroying America. Special-counsel John Durham issued his final report, it details a multitude of wrongdoing within the FBI, the CIA and the U.S. Dept. of Justice – and confirms our nation's own investigatory intelligence agencies interfered in the 2016 and 2020 Presidential Elections. They lied under oath. They misled Congress.
Governor Greg Abbott highlighted how President Biden's refusal to secure the border is a National Security threat, noting that 16 individuals on the FBI's Terrorist Watch List were arrested just last month. He also recognized Idaho & Florida for having sent assistance to Texas, and urged the others to help provide more personnel to support "Operation Lone Star" following Mr. Biden's ending of the Title 42 restrictions earlier this month.
“Across Texas and the nation, Law Enforcement Officers dutifully – and heroically – act to protect our communities. Too often, rather than gratitude, they face violence and harm. This cannot be tolerated. Criminals who kill or attempt to kill law enforcement should be met with the full force of the law," said Sen. Ted Cruz, who joined Sen. John Cornyn and 37 other Senate Republicans to introduce the "Back the Blue Act."
Energy-efficient products displaying the ENERGY STAR® logo can be purchased tax free this coming weekend, including air conditioners priced under $6,000, refrigerators of $2,000 or less, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, integral LED bulbs, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, washers and dryers – even lawn & garden products that help conserve water. Here's your complete list.
Thieves go into drugstores carrying calculators to make sure that the value of the items they're stealing don't exceed what their state's laws define as a misdemeanor – $1,000 or less in New York and most states. Shoplifters will actually put items back on the shelf to avoid felony jail time. "We have individuals that've been arrested over 30 times just this year," but they're still on the streets.
In order to bring members of Congress together to foster discussions and propose solutions related to School Safety & Security, Congressmen Tony Gonzales & Jared Moskowitz announced the formation of the "Congressional Bi-partisan School Safety & Security Caucus" that will be hosting a School Security Roundtable with educators, security, and mental health experts this week.