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McCaul, Cornyn Sponsor CHIPS Act to Support U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing

This bipartisan piece of legislation provides critical support to American manufacturing of semiconductors chips, which are critical components of technologies such as cell phones and laptops. 

07.29.2020
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Senator Bettencourt Lauds Attorney General Paxton’s Opinion Regarding the Opening of Texas Schools

Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) lauded the decision by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas) to make clear that local health departments do not have the authority to preemptively shut down Texas schools. 

07.29.2020
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Rioters Are Not Protesters – They’re Destroyers, Not Builders

The violence perpetrated in the streets of cities across America continues because state and local elected officials (all Democrats) refuse to do what’s necessary to stop it. Elected leaders who refuse to stop them are as guilty of abetting a crime as the driver of the getaway car is after a bank robbery.

07.29.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Extend Deadline For Pandemic Food Benefits For Families Affected By COVID-19 School Closures

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the HHSC is extending the application deadline for the federal P-EBT to August 21 to ensure eligible families have more time to apply for this one-time food benefit.

07.28.2020
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Rep. Williams Introduces Bill to Provide Relief for Independent Music Venues

Congressmen Roger Williams (R-TX-25) and Peter Welch (D-VT-At large) introduced the Save Our Stages Act, to provide grants from the Small Business Administration to independent music venues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

07.28.2020
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Biden Seeks, Urges Muslims' Help to Defeat President Trump

“I want to work in partnership with you,” Joe Biden told participants at a recent online summit, to "make sure your Muslim-American voices are included in the decision-making process," Biden assured Emgage Action's “Million Muslim Votes” conference. "I want to earn your vote, not just because Trump’s not worthy of being president," the Democrat said.

07.28.2020
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Brady Statement on POTUS's Executive Order on Drug Pricing

I applaud President Trump for fighting to lower drug prices, and I believe the one-month delay on international pricing is an opportunity for the President to work with medical innovators to lower drug prices without harming innovation.

07.28.2020
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State Rep. Dan Huberty: Shutting Down In-Person School Instruction Is Ill-Conceived Plan

Harris County and City of Houston Health Officials issued an order to effectively shut down in-person instruction for all schools in Harris County until at least September 7, 2020. The order halts all extracurricular activities, student athletic training and strength conditioning even though many districts had already issued safe and responsible guidance and protocols.

07.28.2020
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Border Patrol Stops Smuggling Attempt of Heroin & Methamphetamine Worth Over $1.2 Million in South Texas

“The drugs that were seized pose a direct threat to our communities,” said Director Gregory Alvarez, after U.S. Customs & Border Officers intercepted a heroin & methamphetamine cache with an estimated street value in excess of $1.2 million in one enforcement stop at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge in South Texas.

07.27.2020
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Sen. Cruz Champions Texas Military Communities & Advances America’s Defense Capabilities in 60th National Defense Authorization Act

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) highlighted several victories in the bill that champion Texas military communities as a pillar in America’s national security objectives and which will shore up America’s defense capabilities against our adversaries – including China and Russia. In total, Sen. Cruz secured 21 wins to protect America’s national security.

07.27.2020
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Gov. Abbott Announces FEMA Approval for Fed Emergency Declaration After Hurricane Hanna Hits Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and President Trump have granted a Federal Emergency Declaration request for Public Assistance Category B (Emergency Protective Measures

07.27.2020
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SCAM ALERT: AG Pax­ton and DOJ Part­ner to Warn Con­sumers of Fraud­sters Sell­ing Coun­ter­feit, Mis­la­beled, Non-Exis­tent PPE

AG Ken Paxton, in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, today informed the public about several fraudulent schemes involving masks, personal protection equipment (PPE), and other COVID-19 related equipment

07.27.2020
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Babin Applauds the State Department’s Decision on China’s Houston Consulate

The State Department’s decision to make China close its Houston consulate for once again threatening America’s national security was undoubtedly the right call.

07.27.2020
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Dems: The Antifa Party

In Portland, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Atlanta and elsewhere, children are not merely being blocked from the schoolhouse door -- they're being killed. They're being maimed. Citizens are having their property looted and their public spaces destroyed, all with the connivance of local Democratic officials.

07.27.2020
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Sen. Cruz Outlines Policies to Help America Recover from the Impact of COVID-19

More than 51 million unemployment claims have been filed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Families are hurting. Now, more than ever, Congress should be focused on getting our economy back on its feet and helping the American people safely return to work.

07.24.2020
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Brady: Taxpayer Dollars Shouldn't be Wasted on Partisan Policies

This package needlessly spends billions of dollars on partisan provisions that would reverse important pro-life protections, jeopardize our nation's security, and hinder our ability to produce American-made energy.

07.24.2020
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HEGAR: Don't Miss Texas' Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies Aug. 7-9th

Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

07.24.2020
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TWC to Extend Payment Deadlines For Employers to Reimburse State for Unemployment Costs

Designated reimbursing employers include non-profits, local governments, school districts and other qualifying employers who reimburse TWC for the full amount of unemployment benefits to be paid to eligible former employees.

07.24.2020
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08.06.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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08.05.2020
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07.31.2020
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