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Senator Hall Makes Statement on Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is technically wrong, as it may be an effective tool to trace slow moving deadly viruses such as Ebola or Tuberculosis, but not for a fast-moving virus with a low death rate that is primarily spread by asymptomatic people.

06.01.2020
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Hegar, Texas Comptroller's Office Release Updated Transparency Tool to See How Tax Dollars are Spent

This powerful new visualization tool gives users a daily look into state government finance, and allows them to download State Financial Data for further analysis.

06.01.2020
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Olson Statement on Floyd Protests

America must take a hard look at the wrong actions that have led to this moment and collectively work to fix this problem. But we cannot achieve the positive change needed with senseless violence.

06.01.2020
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Babin Congratulates NASA and SpaceX on Successful Launch

Babin: For too long, we have been dependent on Russia to put Americans into space – that dependence ends today.

06.01.2020
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Sen. Cruz Applauds President Trump’s Action on Big Tech Bias

For too long, social media platforms like Twitter have hid behind their opaque algorithms and Section 230 immunity to target speech with which they disagree and advance their own political agendas.

05.29.2020
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More Flexibility for Small Businesses

With the passage of this act, small businesses across America will have more time to use their Paycheck Protection Program funds, and more choice in how they use them.

05.29.2020
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Rep. Williams Joins Lawsuit Against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Over Unconstitutional Proxy Vote Rule

The lawsuit is being filed in the D.C. District Court. Representing the plaintiffs are Chuck Cooper and Joel Alicea (lead counsel), and Elliott Berke (outside counsel)

05.29.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $3.6 Million To Connect Nursing Facility Residents And Families

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced $3.6 million in funding for nursing facilities to purchase tablets, webcams, and headphones to connect residents with their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

05.29.2020
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Governor Calls For 5% Budget Cut, Miller Will Cut TDA 10%.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has ordered his staff to deepen that cut to 10 percent.

05.29.2020
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Gov. Abbott Announces Additional Services, Activities that Can Re-Open Under Phase II

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open.

05.28.2020
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Brady Statement on the Passing of Sam Johnson

Congressman Kevin Brady statement upon the announcement of the passing of Sam Johnson, former Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee:

05.28.2020
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Governor Abbott Statement On Death Of Former Texas Congressman Sam Johnson

"Sam Johnson was a fearless patriot and an American hero, and we are incredibly proud and fortunate to have called him a fellow Texan. Congressman Johnson dedicated his life to our nation and the state of Texas."

05.28.2020
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Cmr. George P. Bush Launches Application Kick-Off for $1.2 Billion in Hurricane Harvey, Flood Mitigation Projects for Texas

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will be administering the funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program.

05.28.2020
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AG Pax­ton Applauds Texas Supreme Court; Dis­abil­i­ty Claims on Mail-In Bal­lots Reserved for Tex­ans with Actu­al Ill­ness or Disability

Texas Supreme Court ruling that election officials in Dallas, Cameron, El Paso, Harris and Travis Counties are incorrect to include fear of contracting COVID-19 as a “disability” on mail-in ballot applications.

05.28.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces Extensions To Payment Deadlines For Certain Employers

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits.

05.26.2020
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Texas Comptroller's Office Wins National Communications Award

The Texas Comptroller’s office recently won first place at the (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards for its January 2019 edition of Fiscal Notes: Texas School Finance – Doing the Math on the State’s Biggest Expenditure.

05.26.2020
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We Don’t Need Biden or Bernie Health Care: 'Medicare for All' Would've Made the CoronaVirus Crises Worse

Early on, all COVID-19 CoronaVirus testing was run by a government agency, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And, it immediately became clear that in order to produce the number of urgently-needed tests, the U.S. private sector needed to be involved. In a government-run "Medicare for All" or similar system, there'd have been nowhere else to turn.

05.26.2020
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Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration Announcement Enforcing Sanctions Against Two High Profile Members of Ortega Regime

Trump administration announced sanctions against two high-profile Nicaraguan government officials, Julio César Avilés Castillo, the commander-in-chief of the Nicaraguan Army, and Iván Adolfo Acosta Montalván, the Ortega regime's minister of finance.

05.26.2020
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06.25.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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06.22.2020
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06.19.2020
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