On the Record

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Lt. Gov. Patrick: Build Texas' Border Wall, as “Texas Cannot Afford to Stand by While Vice President Harris Continues to Laugh"

"Donald Trump’s border policies dramatically reduced illegal crossings and helped return stability to our border communities. Biden’s actions reversed that progress almost immediately and it's now imperative that Texas takes action," said the Lt. Governor, as the number of criminals entering the country is also breaking records along with human & drug trafficking.

06.17.2021
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ICYMI: Cong. Tony Gonzales Delivers Republican 'Ongoing Border Crisis' Address

"For months now, and this week in particular, we've heard some incredibly concerning comments from the Biden Administration. Comments made by Kamala Harris and the lack of presence from our President at the border show how tragically out of touch this Administration is," said Congressman Tony Gonzales, delivering the Republican Address on the crisis.

06.17.2021
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TWC Opens Child Care Subsidy Program To Workers Engaged in Job Searches

This change will help accommodate workers who are actively looking for employment, allowing them up to three months to find employment.

06.17.2021
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TX Victory: Abbott Signs Anti-Voter Corruption Law to Strengthen Election Integrity, Transparency

"I just signed a law banning 'Zuckerbucks' in Texas," tweeted Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing he'd signed  legislation banning ideological groups, corporations & big tech companies from spending millions to sponsor the administration costs of local elections like Zuckerberg & others did in Texas, selectively affecting turnout in states or areas they focus on.

06.15.2021
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BUCKINGHAM: Let's Do This! Why I'm Running to be Your Next Texas Land Commissioner

I’m a conservative, and when I see a fight I head towards it, not away from it. Left wing forces in this country are hell bent on destroying the American way of life. The General Land Office is the tip of the spear in protecting our state and efficiently serving its people. That’s why I’m running for Land Commissioner.

06.15.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick ​​​​​​​Praises Buckingham for Job Well Done, Announces 4 New Committee Chairmanships

“I want to thank Dawn Buckingham for doing an excellent job as Chair of the Senate Nominations Committee – she's been committed to the people of her district, the people of Texas, and I wish her the very best as she moves on to the next challenge,“ said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, after Sen. Buckingham announced her candidacy for the Texas General Land Commissioner's Office.

06.14.2021
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Benavides ISD Receives $267,890 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant

The grant will help the district purchase and install equipment to provide students with training for careers in welding.

06.14.2021
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Creighton Seeking Reelection to Texas Senate

Texas State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) released the following statement on seeking reelection to the Texas Senate.

06.14.2021
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Restraining Order Granted in USDA Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has issued a temporary restraining order against the Biden Administration, temporarily ceasing payments under a new U.S. Department of Agriculture loan forgiveness program exclusively for minority agriculture producers.

06.14.2021
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Expanding Broadband in Texas the Right Way

On Memorial Day the Texas legislature sent Governor Abbott bills to expand broadband in rural and urban areas. The combined legislation would make sensible expansion of broadband faster and easier throughout Texas.

06.11.2021
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Cong. Cuellar Secures Interstate-69 Project Language to Remove Federal Funding Restrictions

"This corridor has been under development for 25 years with strong bi-partisan support, and it is time for more federal funding to help speed construction.," said south Texas Cong. Henry Cuellar, Chairman of the I-69 Bipartisan Congressional Caucus, after securing language in the INVEST in America Act to increase federal funding to the ongoing infrastructure project.

06.11.2021
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TWC Ends COVID-19 Related Work Refusal Guidance

Following the continued economic recovery in Texas and the announcement of Texas opting out of certain Federal Pandemic Unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is ending job refusal guidance associated with the COVID-19 emergency orders.

06.11.2021
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Gov. Abbott Delivers on Promise, Signs ERCOT Reforms & Power Grid Weatherization Bills Into Law

"We promised not to leave session until we fixed these problems, and I'm proud to say that we kept that promise," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, signing Senate Bills 2 & 3 into law to reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and improve the reliability of the state's power grid. Abbott had designated ERCOT Reform & Weatherization as "emergency items" this session.

06.10.2021
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Brady Influences Broadband Infrastructure Funding for Rural Texas Communities

"As our nation recovers from the pandemic, its critical that our rural communities and other vulnerable areas do not get left behind,” said Cong. Kevin Brady on Monday, sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen addressing the recent funding guidelines for critical broadband infrastructure that will close the digital divide.

06.10.2021
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Defund the Police? Gov. Abbott Signs Important Public Safety Bills to Penalize Cities that Try

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed some major & priority House bills into law earlier this week that are seen as instrumental in showing Texas' support for Law Enforcement across the state and continuing the state's efforts to "Back the Blue," as well as bring about reforms to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Public Utility Commission.

06.10.2021
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Comptroller Hegar Certifies Texas' 2022-23 State Budget

"I’m proud to certify this budget and send it on to Gov. Abbott for final approval,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar earlier today, announcing his certification of Senate Bill 1, the General Appropriations Act that was approved by both houses of the Texas Legislature during the just completed 2021 Legislative Session.

06.10.2021
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Manufacturers Applaud Cong. McCaul’s 'CHIPS for America Act' to Boost Semiconductor Production

“Nearly every manufacturing sector in America relies on semi-conductors, making the current shortage a serious concern. We applaud Cong. McCaul’s "CHIPS for America Act" and strongly urge Congress to prioritize policies that support all of American industry and our nation’s economy," said Tony Bennett, President & CEO of the Texas Association of Manufacturers.

06.08.2021
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Court Dis­miss­es Planned Parenthood Law­suit Against Lubbock's 'Sanctuary City for the Unborn' Effort

“The citizens of Lubbock have spoken, and my office will stand with them. I will continue to protect the dignity of the unborn,” said Texas Attorney General Paxton, after the City of Lubbock won an initial court case against Planned Parenthood’s challenge to the city’s recently passed “Sanctuary City for the Unborn” ordinance.

06.08.2021
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State Sen. Bettencourt Follows Up on Successful Legislative Session, Announces for Re-Election

Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt has announced his intention to seek reelection and run to represent Senate District 7 in the 88th Session of the Texas Legislature.

06.08.2021
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BRADY: 'Gov. Abbott's Right to Step In when Biden Refuses to Act."

"President Biden’s deliberate inaction to enforce the Rule of Law at the Southern Border emboldens cartels, human trafficking & criminal violence. In Texas, we see first-hand the effects of the Biden Border Crisis and will always work to protect our law-abiding citizens," said Cong. Kevin Brady, after Gov. Abbott's Disaster Declaration in response to the growing crisis.

06.07.2021
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06.17.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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06.16.2021
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06.15.2021
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