"If Texas were a country, it'd be the 3rd-largest natural gas producer in the world – nearly a fourth of domestic natural gas reserves and about 30 of the nation’s 100 largest natural gas fields are in Texas,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar earlier today, visiting the Montgomery County Power Station to highlight Texas' natural gas industry and its significance in creating 100,000+ jobs across the state.
We have a small group of Republicans doing what liberals do best – they look for whom to blame. You would think that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was personally responsible for $33 trillion in national debt and a $2.2 trillion deficit. But, in fact the allegation that he betrayed his party and colleagues by not going to budget war and shutting down the government is a grand distortion.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Small Business Administration (SBA) took on an outsized role in helping America’s businesses keep their doors open. However, the SBA Office of Inspector General now estimates that $200 billion ($200,000,000,000) of your taxpayer dollars were given out to bad actors – almost 20% of all pandemic lending. They must be brought to justice.
“As the manufacturing capital of the nation, ‘Made in Texas’ has never been a more powerful global brand – it's a symbol of the freedom, opportunity and innovation that can only be found in our great state," said Gov. Greg Abbott, noting that the Lone Star State accounts for 9% of total manufacturing production in the U.S., and has been the #1 exporter of high-tech goods for the last 10 consecutive years.
While Texas is working overtime to secure our border, sanctuary cities like New York City are making the crisis worse by actively encouraging illegal immigration. This week, I introduced the "No Bailout for Sanctuary Cities Act" with New York Cong. Nick LaLota to prohibit federal funding from going towards migrant food, shelter, and other services in Sanctuary Cities.
Comptroller Glenn Hegar said earlier today that Texas' State Sales Tax Revenues for September 2023 were 2.8% more than in September 2022. “Remittances from the oil & gas mining sector led all major sectors in growth, as has been the case nearly every month since the economy began to emerge from the pandemic. Other sectors driven by business spending were mixed."
Paying with plastic has become sort of an American Pastime – in fact, it's become so popular and convenient that the numbers show there are now multiple more Credit & Debit Cards than there are adults in the United States. While they've help expand retailers' sales, convenience stores, restaurants, merchants & online services hate paying the fees – so they're asking Congress to "fix it."
“Border communities are ground zero for the worst Immigration Crisis ever. The problem is clear – most asylum seekers don't have legitimate cases, our courts are so backed up that even false claimants are given a court date way into the future, and meanwhile they're free to live here for years. It’s past time for Congress to close that loophole,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales.
Operation Lone Star has led to over 470,100 illegal immigrant apprehensions, 34,600+ Criminal Arrests, with more than 31,600 Felony Charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, Texas Law Enforcement has seized over 431 million lethal doses of fentanyl. "Americans have had it. Texas is stepping up to do everything we can,” said Gov. Greg Abbott.
“I encourage everyone to visit ClaimItTexas.gov to see if the state is holding their unclaimed property,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, announcing the Comptroller’s record return of unclaimed property during the past year. “That's almost 200,000 claims paid to their rightful owners, and we've returned $2.6 billion since I became Comptroller."
Maybe you too started off thinking politics was an area where the best & brightest went – where Ideas & Ideals mattered more than anything else. Then you started to pay closer attention, and realized no one is as pure as they claim to be. I thought for a few days about whether or not to write this, but I feel like I have to. It’ll probably make a lot of people angry.
Since January, House Republicans have secured bank records, suspicious activity reports, emails, texts, and witness testimony outlining how the Biden family used the President’s name as a “brand” to garner wealth globally and put their personal interests before the nation’s and his ethical obligations. On Thursday, I participated in the first House Impeachment Inquiry hearing into Mr. Biden's activities.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement after the passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). They served together for 11 years on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she chaired the Subcommittee on The Constitution, and where Sen. Cruz served as the ranking member.
"Elon's brought more attention to the Southern Border with this one visit, than has our own President – and I'm confident his coverage will shed light on this issue for all Americans to see,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales after having given the Texas resident – and globally recognized businessman – an extensive tour of a Border Crossing in Eagle Pass, Texas, the epicenter of the Biden Border Crisis.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the next 2023 Governor’s Small Business Summit will be held in Beaumont on Thursday, October 5. The Governor’s Small Business Summits aim to help Texas small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs reach new heights by connecting them with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen, and grow a business.
In 2013 the American Medical Association acknowledged obesity as a disease requiring treatment and prevention. With nearly 42% of Americans grappling with obesity and its related risks – heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, mental health issues and increased vulnerability to COVID-19 – it's a disease we can no longer afford to ignore.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian authored a letter to the Biden Administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) opposing their pending rule which would designate the Dune Sagebrush Lizard (DSL) as an endanger species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With the DSL primarily residing in the Permian Basin region, this classification will specifically impact hydrocarbon exploration and production in West Texas.
Most Americans understandably favor the Ukrainian resistance against Russian President Vladimir Putin's naked 2022 aggression. -- Yet for Ukraine to break the current deadlock -- our generation's Verdun with perhaps 600,000 combined casualties so far -- and "win" the war, it apparently must have the military wherewithal to hit targets inside Russia.