“As President Biden doubles down on his anti-Oil & Gas Agenda, our enemies smell blood in the water and're using their production as leverage against the West," said Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian, following news of Russia's plans to cut 5% of its oil production next month. "We have the technology and manpower to be energy independent – we just need the federal government to get out of the way."
“These assignments were made after careful consideration and reflection, taking into account the committee preferences expressed by each member – as well as the diverse talents they bring to build a combination to drive our success and impact on issues facing Texans this Legislative Session,” said Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan while announcing his House Committee selections for 2023's 88th Legislature.
“It’s past time to recognize the not-so-obvious. At best most of these Public Finance Corporation deals are being done in egregiously opaque settings, and the practice of unelected Housing & Taxing Authority bureaucrats taking BILLIONS of dollars in Property Tax Value off the tax rolls – not only for their own taxing units, but also ISDs, Cities, Counties & Special Taxing Districts – has got to end,' said Sen. Paul Bettencourt, as he filed his bill.
“Small businesses across the Lone Star State are grateful for both Chairman Burrows & Senator Creighton’s tireless effort on their behalf. Amid worker shortages and continued interest rate hikes from the Fed, economic uncertainty is being exacerbated by local regulations and mandates," said National Federation of Independent Business State Director Annie Spilman. "It's holding back our economic recovery."
In his opening statement at today’s full committee hearing on “Strengthening Airline Operations & Consumer Protection,” Ranking Republican Member of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee Ted Cruz slammed President Biden's White House effort to micromanage airline fares, saying it would result in higher fares for American consumers and lead to fewer available routes while leaving consumers worse off with fewer options for travel.
At Joe Biden's "State of the Union" disaster earlier this week, we heard a whole lot of mis-information and happy talk about "bipartisanship." Oh Horse-Hockey! Joe Biden – one of the most partisan, divisive and simply dishonest Democrats of the last 50-odd years stood before the American people and literally, provably, lied to them about virtually everything. And, he pretended to actually have respect for Republicans.
“My #1 priority is putting money back in the pockets of our taxpayers and working to ensure fairness and transparency throughout this session's budget process," said newly-elected House District 73 State Rep. Carrie Isaac, after she secured a major committee assignment as Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan announced committees appointments for the 88th Texas Legislative Session in Austin.
“The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was intended to ensure that America had sufficient reserves in an emergency. Instead, Joe Biden sold a portion of this critical National Security Asset to the Chinese Communists while they stockpiled oil for their own strategic use – while Americans are paying higher & higher prices," said Sen. Ted Cruz while reintroducing his "No Emergency Crude Oil for Foreign Adversaries Act."
During Tuesday night's "State of the Union" speech, President Biden "announced initiatives to lessen the flow of deadly fentanyl into this country – yet Texas has been fighting this surge ever since he opened our Southern Border to dramatically increase influence of Mexican drug cartels," said Gov. Greg Abbott. In fact, Texas has seized enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman and child in the U.S., said Abbott.
The award is given to Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that demonstrate professional standards, best practices, and innovations in the area of financial management and reporting.
Misinform, Ignore & Attack - then call for "unity" as the country slides into ruin. Joe Biden smeared all U.S. Law Enforcement, demonized innocent Border Patrol Officers - even as he nullified the nation's Immigration Laws he swore to uphold, as inner-city crime soars as never before. And, he utterly lied about Republicans "sunsetting" Social Security & Medicare. It was the same old, old and dishonest Biden.
“I represent 42% of the Southern Border, the largest border district in the country – places like Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Del Rio & El Paso that are in the news every single day,” said Cong. Gonzales at the opening of the House Oversight Committee’s “The Front Lines of the Border Crisis: A Hearing with Chief Patrol Agents.” And, added Gonzales, "Its long past time for Congress and this White House to stop playing political games."
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), of the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), is leading a Senate effort to demand answers from Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, about the reported harassment of a pro-life Catholic school group at the National Air and Space Museum.
Attorney General Paxton is urging the Court to reverse a decision by the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that struck down a statute that the federal government has long used to prosecute smuggling and illegal immigration.
U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) led a bipartisan group of 60 colleagues in writing to the Biden Administration regarding reports that Iranian-made drones recovered in Ukraine contain parts that were manufactured in the United States. Also leading the letter were Congressmen August Pfluger (R-TX-11), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), and Don Bacon (R-NE-2).
The Biden administration and Democrats in New York, Connecticut and other states are fighting local zoning laws in order to build high-rise apartment buildings with "affordable" units in tree-lined, single-family neighborhoods. All in the name of equity, meaning everyone can live in a tranquil suburb, whether they've earned the money to pay for it or not.
“Unelected bureaucrats that are both writing and enforcing laws is the biggest threat to our constitutional system of divided government, and we must shift power back to the people’s elected representatives," said State Rep. Brian Harrison, introducing House Bills 1947 and 1948 to reign in unelected bureaucrat's power and ensure that no laws are created without the Governor’s explicit approval.
Under President Joe Biden, small businesses have faced sky-high inflation, worker shortages, and supply chain disruptions. This week, I was pleased to officially announce the members named to serve on the House Small Business Committee. We are ready to get to work on behalf of Main Street America, and work to find solutions to the most pressing issues facing our nation’s entrepreneurs.