"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.
With the media industry already under scrutiny for years worth of advocacy & biased coverage creating the appearance of a State-run de facto Media, a recent letter by Joe Biden's White House Legal Counsel called for major outlets to “ramp up their scrutiny” of House Republicans prior to the House proceedings that began today. It was not appropriate.
“There are ways in which Texas is stopping people from illegally entering, but Joe Biden wants those people to come in. This is 'unsustainable' – those are the words of your Mayor, and of the Mayors of Chicago & Los Angeles. Those are also the words of the Governor of Texas," said Gov. Greg Abbott of the unprecedented crisis & chaos, while visiting New York City.
“South Texas farmers and producers have faced below-average rainfall and severe crop losses this year, and our border communities rely on consistent releases of water to the Amistad & Falcon Reservoirs to help fill that gap," said Sen. John Cornyn, as he and fellow Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduced several legislative measures to ensure Mexico's compliance along the Colorado, Tijuana & Rio Grande Rivers.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that federal spending in 2023 will come in at a whopping 24% of GDP, up from an average of 21% between 1993 and 2022. So a good way to judge the various Republican & Democrat candidates for the president – if they were governors – is to examine their record on State Government Spending. There's two interesting conclusions.
On his Good for Texas Tour: Energy Edition, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC), which manages one of the newest and largest nuclear power facilities in the nation, providing energy to about 2 million Texas homes.
Recently I wrote about Mesha Mainor, who represents a deep blue district in Atlanta in the Georgia state legislature, announcing that she is switching parties and becoming a Republican. -- Mainor specifically noted her frustration with the Democratic Party in its opposition to improving education through parental choice and ongoing Democratic weakness in building strong law enforcement.
Saying its stores “continue to face an unacceptable amount of retail theft & organized crime,” Target’s CEO reported the company saw a 120% increase in thefts involving violence or threats of violence during the first five months of 2023 – and would be shuttering a total of nine stores in far-left cities where crime has increased during the past three years of the Biden Administration.
U.S. consumers pay the highest Credit Card Swipe Fees in the industrialized world. And as Americans face rampant inflation and higher costs for everyday goods & services, the last thing consumers need is higher credit card fees. But new legislation that could be voted on by the U.S. Senate this week aims to significantly reduce the skyrocketing fees.
"I spoke with Rep. Tony Gonzales — he confirmed it's a serious issue. They are being overwhelmed by unprecedented numbers — just hit an all-time high and still growing!" wrote Musk on his social media platform X, formerly Twitter. As Customs & Border Protection reported the highest monthly number in history, 304,162, "Am going to visit Eagle Pass (Texas) later this week to see what's going on for myself," said Musk.
"While he’s in Arizona, I’m calling on him to visit the border to actually understand how our communities shoulder the burden of his failure to address this crisis," said Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, adding, "It’s well past time for President Biden to see the border crisis firsthand, and for the Administration to do its job – secure the border and keep Arizona safe.”
“This should not be a partisan issue. My message is clear – end Catch & Release, stop using asylum as a hall pass, and put our Border Patrol Agents back on the frontlines,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales as he led a Congressional Delegation on a tour of the border destruction surrounding the south Texas city of Eagle Pass, population 29,000, earlier today.
Sen. Ted Cruz today welcomed Intuit’s decision to no longer forbid lawful gun sellers and manufacturers from using certain QuickBooks services. Intuit’s recent policy reversal came after Cruz’s Committee Staff spent months probing how the financial services provider, along with JP Morgan and Bank of America, had restricted gun sellers & manufacturers from using Intuit’s payment and payroll processing services.
"One of the freedoms we believe in, is the freedom of parents to choose what is right for their child – we want to make sure every parent in Texas has the power to choose the education that's best for their child," said Gov. Greg Abbott, championing education freedom for all Texas students while also performing the pre-game coin toss.