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Border Patrol Stops Smuggling Attempt of Heroin & Methamphetamine Worth Over $1.2 Million in South Texas

“The drugs that were seized pose a direct threat to our communities,” said Director Gregory Alvarez, after U.S. Customs & Border Officers intercepted a heroin & methamphetamine cache with an estimated street value in excess of $1.2 million in one enforcement stop at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge in South Texas.

07.27.2020
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Sen. Cruz Champions Texas Military Communities & Advances America’s Defense Capabilities in 60th National Defense Authorization Act

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) highlighted several victories in the bill that champion Texas military communities as a pillar in America’s national security objectives and which will shore up America’s defense capabilities against our adversaries – including China and Russia. In total, Sen. Cruz secured 21 wins to protect America’s national security.

07.27.2020
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Gov. Abbott Announces FEMA Approval for Fed Emergency Declaration After Hurricane Hanna Hits Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and President Trump have granted a Federal Emergency Declaration request for Public Assistance Category B (Emergency Protective Measures

07.27.2020
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SCAM ALERT: AG Pax­ton and DOJ Part­ner to Warn Con­sumers of Fraud­sters Sell­ing Coun­ter­feit, Mis­la­beled, Non-Exis­tent PPE

AG Ken Paxton, in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, today informed the public about several fraudulent schemes involving masks, personal protection equipment (PPE), and other COVID-19 related equipment

07.27.2020
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Babin Applauds the State Department’s Decision on China’s Houston Consulate

The State Department’s decision to make China close its Houston consulate for once again threatening America’s national security was undoubtedly the right call.

07.27.2020
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Dems: The Antifa Party

In Portland, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Atlanta and elsewhere, children are not merely being blocked from the schoolhouse door -- they're being killed. They're being maimed. Citizens are having their property looted and their public spaces destroyed, all with the connivance of local Democratic officials.

07.27.2020
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Sen. Cruz Outlines Policies to Help America Recover from the Impact of COVID-19

More than 51 million unemployment claims have been filed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Families are hurting. Now, more than ever, Congress should be focused on getting our economy back on its feet and helping the American people safely return to work.

07.24.2020
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Brady: Taxpayer Dollars Shouldn't be Wasted on Partisan Policies

This package needlessly spends billions of dollars on partisan provisions that would reverse important pro-life protections, jeopardize our nation's security, and hinder our ability to produce American-made energy.

07.24.2020
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HEGAR: Don't Miss Texas' Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies Aug. 7-9th

Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

07.24.2020
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TWC to Extend Payment Deadlines For Employers to Reimburse State for Unemployment Costs

Designated reimbursing employers include non-profits, local governments, school districts and other qualifying employers who reimburse TWC for the full amount of unemployment benefits to be paid to eligible former employees.

07.24.2020
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Rep. Williams Fights for Rural Broadband Access in the 25th District of Texas

Congressman Roger Williams sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting the inclusion of funding for rural broadband deployment to underserved communities in the next COVID-19 relief package.

07.24.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick: State Budget's Forecast in Deficit & the Extreme Stress Placed on the Texas Economy

“Comptroller Hegar released an estimate of a $4.58 billion shortfall, which shows the extreme stress that's been placed on the Texas economy. The Comptroller also said Texas is better prepared than most states to withstand these challenges. We have managed our budget wisely," said Patrick.

07.23.2020
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Comptroller Hegar Revises State Budget Estimate Downward,  Projects Shortfall of $4.6 Billion

The shortfall, which Hegar attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent volatility in oil prices, is a decrease from the $2.89 billion positive year-end balance originally projected in the October 2019 CRE.

07.23.2020
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Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX): NO BAN Act Risks American Safety

Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) spoke on the House floor Wednesday morning in opposition to the NO BAN Act, reckless legislation designed to undermine the President's authority to defend national security.

07.23.2020
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Senator Bettencourt and Creighton Again SAY NO To 2nd Lockdown of TX Economy

(Houston, TX) - Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) are saying NO to a 2nd lockdown of the Texas economy based upon updated TMC hospitalization trends in the Houston area since July 1st.

07.23.2020
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John Lewis Helped Win the Civil Rights War; Why Are We Still Fighting It?

Today, there are more Black elected officials in Mississippi (the state where three civil rights workers were brutally murdered in 1964) than in any other state in America. About 12% of the House of Representatives is Black, close to the percentage of Blacks in America.

07.23.2020
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Gov. Abbott Announces U.S. Navy Support In Rio Grande Valley, Southwest Texas to Help Combat COVID-19 CoronaVirus

Governor Abbott announced Sunday that the U.S. Department of Defense has sent five U.S. Navy teams to four locations in South and Southwest Texas to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

07.22.2020
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Christian Passes National Resolution Condemning Oil Dumping

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) this week passed Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian’s (R – Texas) resolution urging the federal government to investigate excessive dumping of crude oil by Saudi Arabia and Russia and take appropriate action.

07.22.2020
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09.18.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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