“With this crucial grant funding, Texas will further bolster organizations and agencies that work to prevent human trafficking, secure our border, and bring justice to crime victims, among other critical safety initiatives," said Gov. Greg Abbott today, announcing that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer over $528 million in funding for a variety of public safety programs and services across Texas – including anti-human trafficking efforts, border security, and law enforcement support.
“The North Korean regime is one of the most inhumane dictatorships in the world. Those who attempt to flee and are sent back are subject to particularly horrific human rights abuses – including lifetime forced labor, torture and execution, and having their children become victims of human trafficking."
“I hope all the Texas Homeowners & Retired Teachers are as excited as Senators Bettencourt, Schwertner, Huffman the 28 other Senators and I are. Thanks to all who turned out to vote Tuesday, it was a total team win for Texas,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, after overwhelming passage of Proposition 4, Prop 7, and Prop 9 at the polls – where 13 of 14 Constitutional Propositions passed.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts $1.2 billion in local sales tax allocations for November, 1.9% more than in November 2022.
Democrat Party "leader" Joe Biden has a couple problems. The 1st Problem is, he can barely walk across the sidewalk. The 2nd Problem is, he’s got to balance his Pala-simpian lover friends who've never met a terrorist they didn’t like or Jew they didn’t want murdered, and the rest of the Democrats who're pretty leftist themselves already. It’s very hard to have a "coalition" that includes factions that want to murder other factions of your party.
Developed by the Texas Workforce Investment Council, “Accelerating Alignment: Texas Workforce System Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2024–2031” guides the state’s workforce system partners in the administration of training and development programs that promote the continued development of a well-educated, highly skilled Texas workforce. In Fiscal Year 2022, more than 4.2 million Texans participated in the programs.
“The Texas Legislature made progress over the past month protecting Texans from forced COVID-19 vaccinations and increasing penalties for human smuggling. However, there's more to be done. I am immediately calling lawmakers back to complete their work to empower Texas parents to choose the best education pathway for their child, and to increase funding for border and federal immigration laws President Joe Biden refuses to enforce."
“The Spirit of Sacrifice stands as a symbol of legacy and bravery of fallen heroes who gave their all on this sacred ground, and I'm fully committed to preserving the Alamo Cenotaph for future generations,” said Texas General Land Comm. Dawn Buckingham, announcing that the Alamo Trust, Inc. will conduct an in-depth Structural Integrity Investigation of the Alamo Cenotaph beginning in November 2023.
“With an estimated 1,000 people a day moving to the Lone Star State, growing infrastructure is essential to the success of every Texan," said Todd Staples, President of the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) following Tuesday's passage of Statewide Ballot Propositions 6, 7 and 8 that were designed to expand water, electricity, and broadband infrastructure for Texas' growing population.
Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn have introduced a resolution to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Texas Christian University and recognize TCU's legacy in Texas education – as well as its recent athletic successes. TCU, a private, four-year university located in Ft. Worth, Texas, focuses on building a powerful intellectual environment – with a strong emphasis on Faith, Community & Service.
This week my organization, the Center for Urban Renewal & Education, held an event in Michigan's 12th Congressional District, the home of Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Forty pastors – white, Black, Hispanic – attended to speak out in support of Israel. We brought these Christian spokespersons into the backyard of one of the most aggressive voices in the U.S. Congress speaking out against Israel.
Polls released over the weekend by The New York Times and Siena College showed support for Joe Biden is eroding quickly, which has prompted panic in the White House with the 2024 Election now less than a year away. While winning by the narrowest of margins in Wisconsin, the poll shows Biden losing to former President Donald Trump in the crucial "swing states" of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
“Enough is enough. At all levels – from Department of State staffers to his press secretary – Biden officials have proven incapable of simply condemning antisemitism without including other -isms and -phobias, and downplaying the real threat to Jewish people from Hamas and its supporters," said Sen. Ted Cruz, after news reports that a Jewish man was murdered in Thousand Oaks, California by a pro-Hamas activist.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was diagnosed with viral pneumonia last week, and is recovering and working from home. He canceled all his scheduled meetings for this week, including all official engagements. Members of the Texas Senate are fully prepared to address any issues Gov. Abbott may include in a 4th Special Session, and President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Sen. Charles Schwertner, will preside in Patrick's absence.
The Texas General Land Office posted the State of Texas 2021 Winter Storms Action Plan for $43,632,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds earlier today for public comment. These funds were allocated to Texas by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for disaster recovery for areas affected by the 2021 Winter Storms from Feb. 11-21, 2021.
Unlike the liberal Jew, the left-wing American Jew – the professor, the columnist, the teacher – is a Destructive Fool. But the liberal Jew is inexcusably naive about the Left, nearly all of whose positions have nothing in common with liberalism. Left-wing American Jews are now saying they feel betrayed by the Left – its a Left that remains anti-Israel even after the greatest single-day massacre since the Holocaust.
Extremists in America have flocked to one party – the Democrats – and they are tearing it apart. If the election were held today, Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis or Nikki Haley would beat Joe Biden like a drum. The only thing that remains to be seen is, what price will Joe and members of his own party pay for their racism and open hatred of Israel. Turns out antisemitism isn’t rare at all... Joe Biden has a touch of it himself.
As Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists continue to wage an unprovoked and barbaric war against our friend and ally Israel, it's more vital than ever the United States demonstrates strength towards Iran — not weakness. Congress overwhelmingly passed my resolution last week (H.Res.559,) to make it clear – the official policy of the United States is that a nuclear Iran is unequivocally unacceptable. Here are my full remarks.