“Despite national economic headwinds, Texas grew jobs at the fastest rate in the nation over the past 12 months. The Lone Star State shines as a beacon of opportunity," said Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing that Texas experienced its fastest rate of jobs growth over the past 12 months during the month of October 2022, and broke its all-time record for total jobs for the 12th consecutive month by adding 49,500 nonfarm jobs last month.
"I’m happy to work with Sen. Cruz on a bill to ensure that consumers know their household appliances are capable of invading their privacy,” said Democrat Sen. Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Senate Commerce & Science Committee, as she and the Texas Senator introduced a bill to make sure consumers know the growing number of "smart" appliances or devices in their homes are capable of transmitting audio and video data back to the manufacturers without their knowledge.
In a House Homeland Security Committee hearing earlier this week, I grilled Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about our nation's porous southern border and the safety of our homeland. As I pressed him, Secretary Mayorkas had no explanation for the number of illegal migrants – including Known & Suspected Terrorists (KSTs) crossing our border – and said once again, that the border is "secure." The crisis is worse than ever.
"For over 50 years, I've dedicated my life to building and growing a business. Our family business employs 100s of people in Texas, so I don't just read about the challenges facing Main Street, I live them – firsthand. I've been the voice for small businesses in Washington, and I'm ready to continue this fight as Chairman to ensure our great small businesses have the support and policies they need to succeed," said Cong. Williams. (Watch full Fox Interview below.)
“Voting is a distinct right and privilege that American Citizens enjoy in the United States. Voters decide not only who will lead our country, our cities and communities, but also how our tax dollars should be spent. Even the Washington Post agrees allowing non-citizens to vote is a terrible idea," said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, introducing an effort to prohibit such voting after the Washington, D.C. City Council passed a measure to allow illegal aliens to vote in local elections.
Prior to Joe Biden taking office, America had some of the lowest illegal-immigration totals seen in decades. But during his short time in office, over 2 million each year are trying to enter the country illegally. Biden’s failure to execute America’s immigration laws "are the sole cause of Texas having to invoke our Constitutional Authority to defend ourselves” against mass invasion by Mexican drug cartels and illegal immigrants, says Gov. Greg Abbott.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar asked the federal U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to provide flexibility for the Texas energy industry when considering whether to list the tricolored bat as an endangered species.
In the last two decades, retail prices for various insulin products have skyrocketed – in some cases increasing by 200% to 1000% – for a drug that is over 100 years old. Attorney General Paxton wants to know why, and will be looking at the key players in the insulin supply chain (including drug manufacturers, wholesalers and pharmacy benefit managers,) demanding information about the dramatic price increases.
A Federal Judge recently issued an order barring federal authorities from using Title 42 – a COVID-19 pandemic-era policy allowing the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to rapidly expel illegal immigrants for health concerns – cancelling the policy without putting up any guardrails to deter illegal immigration in place. The decision only highlights the Biden White House’s "indifference to how severely our border communities are suffering from the border crisis."
"What happened in November 8th's election in Harris County is absolutely abominable, and can NEVER happen again! That's why I will continue to champion voter integrity bills like Senate Bill 220. Citizens should have absolute confidence in their elections," said State Sen. Paul Bettencourt as he and State Rep. Valoree Swanson filed companion bills to give the Texas Secretary of State authority to deploy Texas Rangers to stop election cheating.
“Joe Biden and his administration view Israel and Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu as political enemies, and they're responding the same way they respond to all their political enemies: by unleashing the FBI. This underscores how corrupt and blatantly politicized the Justice Department has become," said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee member, after reports the Biden White House seeks to open an FBI investigation into Israel.
"The other 253 counties in Texas seem to be able to conduct elections with few problems, but Harris County continues to be the outlier. Whether gross incompetence or willful misconduct, voters deserve a detailed examination of the events surrounding last week's election," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick earlier today. "Gov. Greg Abbott is absolutely right to be calling for an investigation into Harris County's election-related conduct."
"Texas has forcefully responded to (President) Biden’s open border policies by doing more than any state in the history of America. In January 2023, when the next Congress is sworn in, we must remind our representatives in Washington that securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility," said Gov. Greg Abbott in a letter to County Judges along the Texas-Mexico Border.
Governor Greg Abbott recently issued a proclamation recognizing "Texas Apprenticeship Week" to spotlight the importance apprenticeship programs can have as a workforce and economic development tool, and Texas' celebration coincides with "National Apprenticeship Week" to showcase ways Texas employers can find and retain the employees needed to remain competitive in a global economy.
Texas has also bused almost 8,300 migrants to our nation's capital since April, over 3,700 migrants to New York City since August 5th, and more than 1,200 migrants to Chicago since August 31st. The busing mission is providing much-needed relief to our overwhelmed Border Communities, and in the fight against fentanyl DPS has seized over 350 million lethal doses.
Under the Biden White House, Americans have seen small businesses under a regulatory attack – dealing with economic headwinds from inflation, supply chain issues, and labor shortages. But, I plan to continue to fight back against the Democrats' radical policies that restricts Main Street America, and halt any economic progress.
"To attain both reliability and affordability, our priorities for electricity market design are to ensure that our system is market-based, that risk is not shifted to consumers, and that additional revenue to the system results in actual dispatchable energy that is used and benefits consumers," said Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association.
In the months and weeks prior to Tuesday's election, Joe Biden’s "approval rating" was still seen by most Democrats as too low to be helpful for them – and many avoided appearing with him. Short of Pennsylvania – where he was born – Mr. Biden did not visit states with highly competitive Senate races. Nonetheless, Biden says he does not foresee changing course, or any of his controversial priorities.
"This crucial grant funding will further bolster organizations and agencies that work around the clock to ensure justice for victims of crime, protect against threats, prevent human trafficking, and support statewide emergency infrastructure," said Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing the new funding for a variety of public safety and law enforcement support programs in Texas.
After receiving an estimated $350 million from the the wife of Mark Zuckerberg, the Center for Tech & Civil Life claimed to be helping local or county officials nationwide to “safely administer” elections. Texas Att. Gen. Ken Paxton, however, wants to determine whether the non-profit solicited donations under the pretext of protecting voters from COVID-19, but instead used the funds for partisan electioneering oversight normally done by local residents.