U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), along with other members of the Texas delegation, participated in a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and other officials regarding the historic surge of migration at the US-Mexico border.
Governor Greg Abbott yesterday held another series of meetings with business leaders and government officials to discuss the growing technology industry in Texas and attended an afternoon reception with young business leaders in New Delhi, India. Joined by First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Secretary of State Jane Nelson, Adriana Cruz, Arun Agarwal, and Aaron Demerson
Texas Land Commissioner and Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairwoman Dawn Buckingham, M.D. encouraged Texans to participate in the VLB's campaign to send Valentines cards to the Veterans who reside in Texas' nine State Veterans Homes. The Texas GLO and the VLB urges Texans to take part in this mission to show these courageous men and women that they are an integral part of our communities.
Gov. Nikki Haley lost the New Hampshire primary by 11 percent. She had earlier come in third in Iowa caucuses behind Florida Gov. DeSantis. But DeSantis dropped out of the race and endorsed Donald Trump. Haley confidently announced that at last there was a two-person, head-to-head race. Her subtext was that if she did not win the upcoming two-person primaries, she would come in "second" rather than "last."
Now that Joe Biden and the Democrat Party are suffering greatly because of his refusal to stop encouraging illegal immigrants from streaming into the U.S. without consequence, the least he could do is stop attacking those like Gov. Greg Abbott who are leading the way to try and stop the invasion. But while Mr. Biden continues to abdicate his duty to protect us, Abbott must continue to stand strong and – in the spirit of Texas' rich history – tell Biden to "Come & Take It."
Congressman Tony Gonzales met with the Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Weimer, Brigadier General Susie Kuilan, and U.S. Army personnel at Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso. Congressman Gonzales is a fierce advocate in Congress for veterans and servicemembers. Recently, he led efforts to secure $74 million for Fort Bliss and $700 million in funding for a new El Paso VA Health Care Center.
“President Biden doesn't know the first thing about Rural America's vehicle needs, and the federal government doesn't have the right to take away gas-powered Cars & Trucks – it will not be tolerated,” said West Texas Cong. August Pfluger, as he and Senators Crapo (R-ID) and Ted Cruz, as well as Cong. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and 121 other lawmakers called on Mr. Biden's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to withdraw his latest CAFE proposal for passenger cars & light-duty trucks.
As for the "black national anthem" to be sung at the Super Bowl, what's next? What happens if some players reject the narrative that blacks remain victims and consider the singing of the black national anthem at the Super Bowl divisive? The first white or black player who takes a Super Bowl knee during the "black national anthem" will immediately have the league's bestselling jersey. As Nike says, "Just do it!"
Think about it: When today's woke-left Liberals & Democrats control your life instead of you, everything goes wrong. People all over the nation – including Democrats – are waking up to the idea that a select few left-wing elites are running the White House and making their lives worse. Will they be moved to vote? Joe Biden would likely get us into more wars, kick inflation into overdrive, and bring millions more non-English-speaking illegals into our country.
“The greatest testament to the strength of Texas' expanding opportunity can be summed up in four simple words: More Texans are working," said Gov. Greg Abbott, after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Texas led the nation between December 2022 and December 2023 to again break all previous records for total jobs, the number of Texans working, and the size of the Texas labor force. December marked 34 months of uninterrupted job growth in Texas.
"Only the federal government would look at death as an opportunity to tax hardworking business, land & home owners. Now it's time to kill the death tax once and for all," said Cong. August Pfluger earlier this week, proudly joining Cong. Randy Feenstra (IA-04) in introducing the "Death Tax Repeal Act" to permanently repeal the death tax and protect the transfer of property, land, and other assets from a deceased family member to the heirs of family farms and businesses.
Harmony Schools has received the "Award of Excellence for Financial Management" and the "Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations" and been recognized for their exemplary purchasing practices and responsible stewardship of Public Funds. The Texas Association of School Business Officials reviewed organization, policies and procedures, contract operations, staff training and certification, use of technology, communication, and management of co-operative programs before giving the awards.
If you're rushing to the airport and forget your photo ID, good luck being allowed on the plane. But many migrants without "an acceptable form of identification," according to airport signs, don't need a photo. Migrants who have entered the country using President Joe Biden's new CBP (Customs & Border Protection) One app – about 422,000 of them – can fly domestically without a Photo ID. Remember 9/11?
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott needs to stop busing migrants to Chicago, New York, Detroit, Denver, or any other blue city around the country and focus on the one place that matters most. Every single migrant crossing into Texas should be collected and shipped to Washington, D.C. Bury it, focus & trap the suffering where the power brokers live. Shut D.C. down with illegal migrants. Make them so miserable that maybe then we’ll see some change.
“Laredo is the nation’s busiest port of entry, and recent changes to the Presidential Permitting Process will ensure that proposed construction projects at the World Trade Bridge, Colombia Solidarity Bridge, and other bridges along the U.S.-Mexico Border avoid unnecessary construction delays. I emphasize that the Administration needs to act expeditiously in implementing this provision to expand our ports of entry,” said South Texas Cong. Henry Cuellar.
Governor Greg Abbott held meetings with economic development partners and business leaders in Mumbai, India, discussing issues and industries critical to Texas and India. Joined by Secretary of State Jane Nelson, Adriana Cruz, Arun Agarwal, and Aaron Demerson, along with members of the Texas delegation, this is the first stop in the economic development mission led by the Governor.
As Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee on Counter-Terrorism, Law Enforcement & Intelligence, I led a hearing to examine transnational repression and authoritarian regimes like the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or Iran going beyond their borders to harass or silence citizens who defend human rights and advocate for free speech. The United States must uphold the bastion for every person to freely express their views – without fear of persecution from foreign actors.
Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham announced the Winners & Finalists of the 2024 Save Texas History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Texas General Land Office’s "Save Texas History" Program. Fourth and 7th Grade Students from across Texas answered the important question, “What history in your community is worth saving?” The education effort seeks to rally public support for the preservation & promotion of more than 35 million historic maps and documents.