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In First-Ever Republican Win, Lujan Carries Special Election for Texas House Dist. 118

Republican John Lujan won a Democratic-held Texas state House seat Tuesday in a district in the southern portion of San Antonio that President Joe Biden won in November by 14%, saying he is the only Republican ever to win this seat.

11.03.2021
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Gov. Abbott Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for November

"Our continued investment in Emergency SNAP benefits has ensured Texas families can put food on the table throughout the COVID-19 pandemic," said Governor Abbott, announcing the allotments are expected to help more than 1.5 million Texas households.

11.03.2021
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As Gas Prices Increase, RR Comm. Chair Christian Takes on Biden's New EPA Rule Proposal

“While Americans are paying $144 million more every day for gas than in the past, the Biden Administration continues to tax and regulate the Oil & Gas Industry out of existence,” said Railroad Commission of Texas Chairman Wayne Christian, after more new methane standards were proposed by the Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

11.03.2021
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How Much Damage Will Tuesday's Results Do to Biden's Agenda? Well...

The GOP's sweep of Virginia's top-ticket races along with Republican wins in other state level contests around the country on Tuesday were an unwelcome welcome for President Biden as he landed back on U.S. soil in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the same time Youngkin addressed supporters after his win. 

11.03.2021
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Tensions Rise in U.S. House, as Sen. Manchin Shows No Signs of Relenting Tuesday Morning

The stakes are significant, as Democrats warily watch today's governors' races in Virginia & New Jersey — two states seen as bellwethers in the political mood of the nation's electorate. It’s unclear whether Manchin’s resistance will deliver a debilitating blow to the efforts – or have the opposite effect of propelling Democrats to start taking votes on Biden’s signature proposal.

11.02.2021
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Gov. Abbott Delivers Keynote Address to Texas’ 36th Infantry Division Change of Command & Responsibility Ceremony

"The torch of freedom burns Brighter & Stronger because of the expansive role that the Texas National Guard plays in defending freedom overseas and keeping Texans safe at home," said Governor Greg Abbott, delivering the "Keynote Address" at Texas' 36th Infantry Division Change Of Command, Change Of Responsibility Ceremony in Austin.

11.01.2021
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TLR Commends Gov. Abbott’s Supreme Court Appointment, Evan Young

​​​​​​​"Evan will apply the Constitution, and our laws as written – and he will become an influential jurist,” said Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) General Counsel Lee Parsley earlier today, following Gov. Greg Abbott’s appointment of Evan Young to the Texas Supreme Court.

11.01.2021
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Sens. Cruz, Young, Marshall Introduce Bill to Prevent Sanctions from Undermining Unity Against China

"Countering China’s aggressive behavior requires viable partners in Asia and beyond, and the U.S.-Indian relationship has become a cornerstone of our multilateral efforts," said Sen. Ted Cruz, summarizing the “Circumspectly Reducing Unintended Consequences Impairing Alliances & Leadership Act of 2021” – or the CRUCIAL Act – to create a 10-year exemption for the member countries of Australia, Japan, and India.

11.01.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces Appointments to Work Group on Blockchain Matters

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Sen. Angela Paxton, Claire Barber, Christopher Calicott, Patrick Hatfield, Jason Kelley, and Robert Villaseñor to the Work Group on Blockchain Matters.

11.01.2021
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HUNTER: My Favorite White Supremacist Was a Black Guy

Political stunts are generally stupid – and performed by people desperate for attention who want to change the subject. The planning meetings usually involve panic and a mad scramble for ideas, any ideas. This is what a frenzied group of people (in over their heads) thinks will work.

11.01.2021
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ABBOTT: Texas Now 'Laying Miles Upon Miles of Razor Wire' to Blockade Border Ahead of Yet Another 'Caravan'

After some 1.7 million Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions were carried out by U.S. Customs & Border Patrol during Fiscal Year 2021, "We (Texans) have to step up – We have to secure our border while the Federal Government twiddles its thumbs," said Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing his latest efforts to tighten Border Security amid media reports of yet another caravan of migrants moving north through Mexico.

11.01.2021
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Brady Highlights Energy Industry's Track Record of Providing Affordable Energy & Empowering All Americans

 Rep. Brady highlighted the industry’s track record of providing clean affordable energy, empowering all Americans, and improving the quality of life here in the U.S. and around the world.

10.29.2021
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Senator José Menéndez Condemns Racism and Prejudice

San Antonio, Texas - State Senator José Menéndez issued the following statement on racism and prejudice in our State.

10.29.2021
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Fiscal Notes: Winter Storm Uri 2021

Texas is the only state in the continental U.S. with its own electric power grid, serving 90 percent of its population.

10.29.2021
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Cuellar, Cornyn Pass Bill to Protect U.S. Law Enforcement & Federal Employees Serving Abroad

The legislation will clarify that federal officers and federal employees serving internationally are protected, and that the U.S. Department of Justice may try their attackers in federal court.

10.29.2021
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All President Biden Wants to Talk About These Days is One Person, and It Isn't Joe Biden

Earlier this week President Joe Biden took a trip to Virginia, and while there – of all things – he used the appearance to liken the GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Glenn Youngkin to Jan. 6 rioters, to lie about Republicans supporting "book bans," and to attempt to goad former President Donald Trump into coming to Virginia. All Joe Biden wants to talk about these days is one person , and it isn't Joe Biden.

10.29.2021
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Sen. Cruz Grills AG Garland: ‘Apparently Ethics Are Not a Terribly High Priority in the Biden Justice Department’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned Attorney General (AG) Merrick Garland in a committee hearing on oversite of the Department of Justice (DOJ). 

10.28.2021
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SEN. PERRY: Redistricting Maps, Property Tax Relief, and More...

New Congressional, Texas Senate & House Redistricting Maps were re-drawn (the new maps are included below,) and billions in Border Funding and Property Tax Relief were funded. In addition, major Election Integrity Reform and the Fair Sports for Women & Girls Act passed.

10.28.2021
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