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Governor Abbott Urges Local Governments Against Increasing Property Taxes For Texans

Governor Abbott voices his support of lessening the tax burden on Texans but clarifies that local governments—not the State of Texas—set the property tax rates. 

05.21.2020
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Sends 2020 Graduation Video to Texas High School Graduates

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the release of a video graduation message to the Texas High School Class of 2020. The video was distributed to every school superintendent in Texas to be delivered directly to graduating seniors.

05.21.2020
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Reps. Cuellar, McCaul, King Introduce Bill to Ensure the Safety and Security of Federal Officers and Employees Overseas

This bipartisan legislation ensures that individuals who harm or attempt to harm U.S. Federal officers and employees serving abroad can be brought to justice and prosecuted in the United States.

05.21.2020
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Former Texas Senator Bob Duncan Endorses Winegarner

Former Texas Senator and former chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, Bob Duncan, endorsed Josh Winegarner as the next member of Congress from Texas’ 13th District.

05.21.2020
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State Rep. Todd Hunter: Food Bank Giving is an Opportunity During the CoronaVirus

Its estimated by one recent study that around 1.7 million Texans suffer from food insecurity in our state. I ask, and lets try to give back during this time by helping those who are less fortunate.

05.19.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces Phase Two To Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

05.19.2020
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Olson & Butterfield Lead Letter Calling for Additional Funding for Medicaid Providers

Congressmen Pete Olson (TX-22) and G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) led a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging a significant portion of the remaining Provider Relief Fund dollars be allocated to hospitals and providers who serve a disproportionate number of Medicaid and low-income patients

05.19.2020
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Even With Increased Testing, Texas’ Positive Case Percentage is Declining

Even with increased testing, the positivity rate is down. This means that even though we are testing more people, the percentage of people testing positive is decreasing.

05.19.2020
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Governor Abbott Releases Statement, Provides Details On Increased Cases In Amarillo

Governor Abbott deployed a Surge Response Team (SRT) to Amarillo consisting of Medical Incident Support Team personnel from the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force (EMTF) and 70 members of the Texas National Guard. These teams conducted a site survey of high risk areas to begin testing employees in meat packing facilities.

05.18.2020
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Olson Takes Stand Against Reckless Liberal Wish List

The $3 trillion partisan 1,800-page bill, deceptively packaged by House Democrats as COVID-19 economic aid, without Republican input contains numerous provisions unrelated to COVID-19.

05.18.2020
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Conaway: Pelosi's Wish-List, Silencing the Minority with Proxy Voting, Facebook Live Town Hall

Our friends and neighbors are enduring the most dramatic societal upheaval since World War II, and the Speaker's refusal to work with Republicans to craft realistic legislation and get our economy back on its feet is just the latest example of her extreme partisan games.

05.18.2020
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Brady: "This Bill Guarantees a Prolonged Recession."

"This bill guarantees a prolonged recession. It leaves 36 million jobless Americans behind, but delivers big for Democratic special interests. What do mail-in ballots, marijuana banking, bailing out failed union pensions, and releasing criminals early have to do with America’s struggling economy?

05.18.2020
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Key Leader, Senator Charles Perry, Endorses Winegarner

Texas Senator Charles Perry today endorsed Winegarner in Texas’ 13th Congressional District. Winegarner was also recently endorsed by US Senator Phil Gramm and former TX Senator Bob Duncan.

05.18.2020
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Comptroller’s Associate Deputy for Tax Wins Prestigious Award for Leadership and Service

Glenn Hegar today announced that Karey Barton, Associate Deputy Comptroller for Tax, won the Federation of Tax Administrator’s (FTA) Harley T. Duncan award for leadership and service.

05.18.2020
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McCaul Tapped to Chair House GOP ‘China Task Force’ that Democrats Bailed On

“Not only do we have to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for their role in the spread of CoronaVirus, the United States must take bold action to address their agenda and better compete with China on the world stage. This is the #1 issue – not only today, but for the future,” said McCaul.

05.15.2020
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Babin Commends DOT’s Improved Hours of Service Rules for America’s Truckers

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new hours of service (HOS) rules issued today for America’s truckers.

05.15.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $3 Million For Family And Domestic Violence Prevention Services

​​​​​​​This funding will support the 78 HHSC-funded local family violence centers that provide survivors with immediate shelter, supportive services, and access to community-based programs.

05.15.2020
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06.25.2020

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