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Gov. Abbott Hosts Roundtable Discussion Providing COVID-19 Vaccine Update with Houston Health Professionals

Governor Greg Abbott held a roundtable discussion alongside healthcare professionals at Houston Methodist Hospital today to highlight his legislative priorities to ensure a healthier future for the citizens of Texas, while noting that Texas leads the nation in COVID-19 vaccine administration.

01.20.2021
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State Rep. Keith Bell Successfully Assists House Dist. 4 to Secure Vaccine Distribution Hub Funding

As the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine continued to disproportionately gravitate towards urban areas, Representative Bell successfully assisted in securing Kaufman County's remaining Cares Act allocation. . .

01.20.2021
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Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration for Sanctions to Halt Putin’s Pipeline

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, applaudied the Trump administration for imposing sanctions on a Russian-owned ship and related entities involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline:

01.20.2021
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Our Country Needs Unity, Not Divisiveness 

While I fully support the First Amendment and every American’s right to protest peacefully, violent actions were unacceptable and un-American, and I implore all to remember that violence overshadows the message of justice.

01.19.2021
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Texas Association of Manufacturers’ Top 10 Policy Priorities for 87th Legislature

The Texas Association of Manufacturers today released its “TAM Top Ten,” which details the Association’s policy priorities for the 87th Legislature in 2021.

01.19.2021
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Sen. Cruz, Colleagues: Stop Illegal PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), joined by 30 of his Senate Republican colleagues, sent a letter this week urging U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to prevent Planned Parenthood affiliates from receiving illegal loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as they did last year.

01.19.2021
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Trump To Hand Out At Least 100 Pardons And Commutations Before Inauguration

President Donald Trump will spend Tuesday, his last full day in office, issuing at least 100 pardons and commutations, according to multiple reports.

01.19.2021
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AG Pax­ton Leads Mul­ti­-State Law­suit Against Google for Anti­-Com­pet­i­tive Prac­tices, Decep­tive Misrepresentations

Attorney General Ken Paxton Texas is leading a multistate coalition in a lawsuit against Google for multiple violations of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws, including anticompetitive conduct, exclusionary practices and deceptive misrepresentations . . .

01.18.2021
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State Sen. José Menéndez: On Texas' 87th Legislative Session Committee Assignments

"The news of these committee assignments prove that working hard and well on behalf of all Texans is rewarded with more work and additional opportunities to advocate for all," said Democrat State Senator José Menéndez, following Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's naming of the 87th Legislative Session's Committee Assignments.

01.18.2021
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Cong. Tony Gonzales Named Assistant Whip for House Republicans

“Republicans need to be united and strong against Nancy Pelosi’s agenda, while also working to advance our own conservative agenda,” said newly-elected Cong. Tony Gonzales (TX-23,) after being named an Assistant Whip for House Republican Whip Steve Scalise’s Leadership Team.

01.18.2021
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Sen. Cruz Applauds Administration for Finalizing a Rule to Ensure Creditworthy Institutions Have Equal Access to Financial Services

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued a statement applauding the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for finalizing a rule that would require large banks to provide fair access to financial services for all legal and creditworthy institutions.

01.15.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick: 'We'll move forward on our Budget Priorities this Session & Balance the Budget as required by the Texas Constitution."

"The Comptroller’s Biennial Revenue Estimate is welcome news considering the economic challenges our state has faced. We will be able to move forward on our budget priorities this session and balance the budget as required by the Texas Constitution."

01.13.2021
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MyTXCareer.com Helps Texans Find Jobs, Return to Work

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has launched MyTxCareer.com, a new online job search site designed to help Texans quickly register, search for, and apply for jobs available right now in Texas.

01.13.2021
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Who Wants to Cut Taxes for the Rich? Joe Biden, of Course

For decades Democrats have criticized Republicans of being the “party of the rich,” but a funny thing happened on the way to the November Election. Democrats have become the party of the wealthy over the past several elections, while Donald Trump's Republicans have become more of a Blue-Collar Party.

01.13.2021
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January 12th is Opening Day of the 2021 Texas Legislative Session

The 87th Texas Legislative Session will convene at noon in the State Capitol, where new senators and representatives will be sworn in at the Texas State Capitol.

01.12.2021
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Governor Abbott Releases Video Resource For Active-Duty Military And Spouses Transferring To Texas

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Military Preparedness Commission released a video resource for active-duty military and their spouses to increase awareness of the services offered by the State of Texas to military members and families who are about to transfer or have transferred into the state.

01.11.2021
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Get Busy Democrats: English is Full of Hidden Men – so Please, Use Discern-Men-t!

English is full of hidden men, so get busy Democrats! Once you start looking for all the dastardly “men” in words that have nothing whatsoever to do with gender, it just starts raining “men” everywhere.

01.06.2021
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Governor Abbott, TDEM Launch COVID-19 Therapeutic Infusion Center In Austin

Governor Greg Abbott announcedTDEM has established a COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center in Austin to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19. 

01.05.2021
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AG Pax­ton: Texas Supreme Court Ends Unlaw­ful City of Austin and Travis Coun­ty Shut­down Orders

AG Ken Paxton applauded the Supreme Court of Texas for granting the state’s petition and directing the court of appeals to enjoin enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s illegal local orders.

01.05.2021
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Nancy Pelosi’s & the New Socialist-Democrat House Closes Opening Day Prayer to God & Brahma with ‘Amen and Awoman’   

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. delivered a prayer on Sunday to open the 117th Congress. In his message, he referenced Hindu God Brahma and altered the traditional ending of “amen” by saying “Amen and awoman.”

01.05.2021
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01.20.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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01.19.2021
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01.14.2021
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