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Brady Statement on the Passing of Sam Johnson

Congressman Kevin Brady statement upon the announcement of the passing of Sam Johnson, former Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee:

05.28.2020
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Governor Abbott Statement On Death Of Former Texas Congressman Sam Johnson

"Sam Johnson was a fearless patriot and an American hero, and we are incredibly proud and fortunate to have called him a fellow Texan. Congressman Johnson dedicated his life to our nation and the state of Texas."

05.28.2020
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Cmr. George P. Bush Launches Application Kick-Off for $1.2 Billion in Hurricane Harvey, Flood Mitigation Projects for Texas

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will be administering the funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program.

05.28.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces Extensions To Payment Deadlines For Certain Employers

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits.

05.26.2020
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Texas Comptroller's Office Wins National Communications Award

The Texas Comptroller’s office recently won first place at the (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards for its January 2019 edition of Fiscal Notes: Texas School Finance – Doing the Math on the State’s Biggest Expenditure.

05.26.2020
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We Don’t Need Biden or Bernie Health Care: 'Medicare for All' Would've Made the CoronaVirus Crises Worse

Early on, all COVID-19 CoronaVirus testing was run by a government agency, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And, it immediately became clear that in order to produce the number of urgently-needed tests, the U.S. private sector needed to be involved. In a government-run "Medicare for All" or similar system, there'd have been nowhere else to turn.

05.26.2020
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Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration Announcement Enforcing Sanctions Against Two High Profile Members of Ortega Regime

Trump administration announced sanctions against two high-profile Nicaraguan government officials, Julio César Avilés Castillo, the commander-in-chief of the Nicaraguan Army, and Iván Adolfo Acosta Montalván, the Ortega regime's minister of finance.

05.26.2020
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Remember 2020 Memorial Day

Memorial Day is set aside to remember sacrifices by those brave warriors, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers & Sisters who gave their all to preserve the blessing we have – Freedom and the country we call America.

05.25.2020
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Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, Speaker Bonnen Direct State Agencies to Reduce Budgets by 5% as Texans Recover from Pandemic

Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen are directing Texas' State Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education to submit a plan identifying savings that will reduce both their respective general, and general revenue related appropriation expenditures by 5% for the upcoming 2020-2021 Biennium. 

05.22.2020
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Press Is Protecting Joe Biden, says former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer

"This is where the modern media is so broken, I’m afraid to say," noted former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer when asked about a “double standard of the media” – observing broad left-wing and partisan Democrat biases across America’s news media.

05.22.2020
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Babin Commends Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s New COVID-19 Food Assistance Program

Details of the new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

05.22.2020
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Sends 2020 Graduation Video to Texas High School Graduates

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the release of a video graduation message to the Texas High School Class of 2020. The video was distributed to every school superintendent in Texas to be delivered directly to graduating seniors.

05.21.2020
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Former Texas Senator Bob Duncan Endorses Winegarner

Former Texas Senator and former chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, Bob Duncan, endorsed Josh Winegarner as the next member of Congress from Texas’ 13th District.

05.21.2020
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State Rep. Todd Hunter: Food Bank Giving is an Opportunity During the CoronaVirus

Its estimated by one recent study that around 1.7 million Texans suffer from food insecurity in our state. I ask, and lets try to give back during this time by helping those who are less fortunate.

05.19.2020
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Key Leader, Senator Charles Perry, Endorses Winegarner

Texas Senator Charles Perry today endorsed Winegarner in Texas’ 13th Congressional District. Winegarner was also recently endorsed by US Senator Phil Gramm and former TX Senator Bob Duncan.

05.18.2020
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Comptroller’s Associate Deputy for Tax Wins Prestigious Award for Leadership and Service

Glenn Hegar today announced that Karey Barton, Associate Deputy Comptroller for Tax, won the Federation of Tax Administrator’s (FTA) Harley T. Duncan award for leadership and service.

05.18.2020
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Providing Property Tax Relief

Property tax values are appraised at the county level, but I've asked the Governor to freeze 2020 property appraisals at 2019 levels using his disaster powers so that local families don’t get hit with an additional economic burden during this global pandemic.

05.15.2020
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Governor Abbott Waives License Renewal Late Fees For Certain Occupational Licenses In Texas

This waiver applies to licenses associated with a variety of occupations such as barbers, cosmetologists, electricians, speech-language pathologists, and dyslexia therapists.

05.14.2020
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Cong. Lance Gooden: Texans Know What Risks We're Comfortable Taking

"The government doesn't need to tell people how to behave... we know what risks that we and our families are comfortable taking at this point," said Cong. Lance Gooden, announcing his supports of the steps taken by Texas' Gov. Greg Abbott & Attorney General Ken Paxton to try and rein in the over-bearing social restrictions being attempted by various Local Elected Officials across Texas.

05.14.2020
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Getting Back to Work: A COVID-19 Update

Governor Greg Abbott announced the phased re-opening of Texas beginning with all licensed health care professionals, limited capacity restaurants, hair salons, museums, malls, and more allowed to open to the public. You can read more about that here. 

05.14.2020
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05.27.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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05.26.2020
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05.22.2020
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