Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed some major & priority House bills into law earlier this week that are seen as instrumental in showing Texas' support for Law Enforcement across the state and continuing the state's efforts to "Back the Blue," as well as bring about reforms to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Public Utility Commission.
"I’m proud to certify this budget and send it on to Gov. Abbott for final approval,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar earlier today, announcing his certification of Senate Bill 1, the General Appropriations Act that was approved by both houses of the Texas Legislature during the just completed 2021 Legislative Session.
How can a society survive when truth is banned, when its media are complicit, when its educational institutions preach falsehoods, when its government is corrupt, when its adult members care more for public opinion – and their own sexual gratification – than they do the health of its children? The short answer is, it cannot.
With record numbers of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border — and with four months of counting still to go in the government's fiscal year— Vice President Kamala Harris's "Border Czar" efforts to address the "root causes" of the Biden Border Crisis are coming under growing criticism – including from members of her own Democrat Party.
“Nearly every manufacturing sector in America relies on semi-conductors, making the current shortage a serious concern. We applaud Cong. McCaul’s "CHIPS for America Act" and strongly urge Congress to prioritize policies that support all of American industry and our nation’s economy," said Tony Bennett, President & CEO of the Texas Association of Manufacturers.
“The citizens of Lubbock have spoken, and my office will stand with them. I will continue to protect the dignity of the unborn,” said Texas Attorney General Paxton, after the City of Lubbock won an initial court case against Planned Parenthood’s challenge to the city’s recently passed “Sanctuary City for the Unborn” ordinance.
Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt has announced his intention to seek reelection and run to represent Senate District 7 in the 88th Session of the Texas Legislature.
The Biden White House is furiously trying to cajole Congressional Republicans into signing off on his $2 trillion "Infrastructure Bill." It includes $1 trillion-plus in spending for fake infrastructure – like subsidies for wind, solar and electric vehicle manufacturers . So far they've held firm in saying not just no, but "hell, no" to all the new taxes pay for all this.
Facebook's record on conspiracy theories is wretched. It happily spread stories of President Trump's "collusion" with Russia for years – a truly idiotic conspiracy for which no evidence ever emerged – and is stifling any mention that COVID-19 could have emerged from a lab leak in China. That's 0-for-2 on two huge stories, with both errors pointing in the same political direction.
"President Biden’s deliberate inaction to enforce the Rule of Law at the Southern Border emboldens cartels, human trafficking & criminal violence. In Texas, we see first-hand the effects of the Biden Border Crisis and will always work to protect our law-abiding citizens," said Cong. Kevin Brady, after Gov. Abbott's Disaster Declaration in response to the growing crisis.
"This year's spring season has brought an unprecedented amount of rain and flash flooding to many of our communities," said Governor Greg Abbott earlier today, activating numerous resources to assist South, East, and Southeast Texas communities that are expected to receive heavy rain and flooding through the beginning of next week.
“By utilizing Laughlin Air Force Base, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) could address the high number of migrant releases and alleviate the pressure on our border communities," said South Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales (TX-23) Friday, requesting that ICE have expanded access to fly migrants to their final destination, rather than releasing them into the City of Del Rio.
"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.