"They seized 6,000 pounds of fentanyl this year. That’s more than all of last year & enough to kill every American 4 times over. That’s what we’re up against, and we’ve got to stop it,” said Cong. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) in an exclusive Fox News' interview on his coming efforts to assert States' Rights to defend themselves at the Southern Border against Drug Cartels.
In this week's Polling Run-Down, 43% believe Biden is a weaker Commander in Chief than most recent presidents, only 28% believe race relations have gotten better since Biden’s election (39% say its gotten worse) – and ALSO, "How much do voters trust Dr. Anthony Fauci?" A lot less than last year ago... DON'T MISS THIS.
"Thank you to the Texas Health & Human Services Commission & USDA for continuing to support Texas families by ensuring they can put healthy food on the table," said Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing that HHSC is providing some $208 million in emergency SNAP Food Benefits for the month of June as Texas continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Criminalizing the possession of a magazine that's so commonly used leaves Americans defenseless and vulnerable, especially in high crime areas. This law must be struck down,” said Texas' Attorney General Paxton, joining a coalition of more than 20 other states in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a New Jersey law that violates the 2nd Amendment.
"It’s time for President Biden to abandon his attack on American jobs, his tax increases, his anti-growth regulations and his obsession with more emergency spending," said Republican Ways & Means Committee Leader Cong. Kevin Brady, as the U.S. Labor Department's monthly Jobs Report showed long-term unemployment rates were higher than pre-pandemic levels.
“Border security isn’t a new topic for us living and working along the border, but it is a growing and out of control crisis. I’m proud to be part of this bipartisan group from both the House & the Senate that's come together to tackle this issue with sensible legislation,” said Congressman Tony Gonzales, who represents the largest Congressional District along the Sothern Border.
Last Friday, President Joe Biden released his long awaited “go big or go home” $6 trillion federal budget proposal. What Biden's proposing is a gargantuan expansion of federal spending & borrowing, exploding deficits & national debt with a high risk of inflation – all in order to have an economic growth rate that's lower than that of the previous administration?
"We passed all of Gov. Abbott's emergency priorities, and delivered a budget that fully funds education and keeps our commitments to health care, infrastructure and public safety – all without going above the rate of inflation times population. We also passed 28 of my 30 priority bills, 20 of which have been signed into law or will be soon," said Texas' Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
The 87th Texas Legislature sent 1,073 Bills & Resolutions to the governor's desk for approval or veto. And because the 2021 Session covered dozens issues important to Texas – including but not limited to addressing health care, increasing funding for public education, and expanding high-speed internet statewide – here's what you need to know.
“There is mounting evidence that the pandemic started in a Chinese lab, and the Communist Party covered it up. The American people, and the entire world, deserve answers to the origins of COVID-19,” said Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales and other House Republicans, asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi to perform a full investigation.
The irony is overwhelming. Democrats in Washington, D.C. have been trying to kill the Senate filibuster because it provides Republicans a tool to halt their "remake America as we know it" efforts. Yet what are state level Democrats doing in Texas? They walked off the House Floor in Austin Sunday evening to halt a Republican initiative.
“Resurgent consumer spending drove monthly state sales tax collections to a new high. Compared to May 2019, sales tax collections were up 12.9%,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar earlier today, announcing that State Sales Tax Revenue totaled $3.4 billion in May, the highest-ever monthly total and 30.1% more than in May 2020.
With President Biden's latest actions to reverse Donald Trump's "Energy Independence" efforts – suspending drilling in parts of the U.S. and eliminating 100,000+ American jobs by halting the Keystone Pipeline – economists predict Americans can expect to see higher prices at the pump this summer and a possible return to Barack Obama’s “new normal.”
President Biden is asking Americans to believe that he can raise taxes, smother the private sector with regulations, kill the oil & gas industry, and fill the government's regulatory agencies with activists hostile to the nation’s economic system and it will have no effect on the nation's economic performance. But back in the real world, experience tells us otherwise.
As the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board pointedly observed: “When did emergency procedures amid a 100-year pandemic suddenly become the new baseline? The 67-page bill would roll back Covid-19 innovations like Harris County’s drive-through voting and 24-hour voting. It’s hardly crazy to think polling-place shenanigans might be more likely to happen at 3 a.m.”
In his Memorial Day remarks at Arlington Cemetery yesterday, President Joe Biden warned the crowd, “Democracy itself is in peril – Here at home and around the world.” Well, yes, President Biden, clearly American liberty and our national security are in grave peril – and here's why you are either clueless, or complicit in what threatens us.
Remember to Honor Those Who've Given their Lives for Our Freedom this Memorial Day...
The Texas House crossed another major deadline at midnight Wednesday morning, shutting down the ability for any more Senate Bills to be considered on the House Floor. This 2021 Session's already brought several policy victories for Texas Republicans, and more are expected to be delivered to Gov. Abbott's desk in these last few days of session. Here's how to track the progress.