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Sen Bettencourt and Creighton Speak Out Against Judge Hidalgo’s Plan to Prevent In Classroom Instruction

Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Senator Creighton (R-Conroe) are continuing their push that real Texas Medical Center data shapes the public policy discussion regarding reopening schools in local ISDs.

08.14.2020
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Governor Abbott Secures Extension Of Federally-Funded COVID-19 Testing Sites In Harris County

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended operations for four temporary COVID-19 surge testing sites in Harris County.

08.13.2020
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AG Pax­ton: Court Awards $16.5 Mil­lion to Tex­ans in Med­ic­aid Fraud Lawsuit

AG Ken Paxton announced that the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County ordered final judgment against Dr. Richard Malouf holding him responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act and liable for approximately $16.5 million to the State of Texas. 

08.13.2020
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BRADY BRIEFING: No Time for Partisan Delay

Instead of spending three trillion dollars on things like marijuana banking, early release for criminals, and sending checks to illegal immigrants, we must work together on smart, targeted policies that help American businesses and workers.

08.13.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Secure $1.1 Billion In Federal Funding For Nursing Facilities

QIPP provides performance incentive Medicaid payments to nursing facilities that provide care for persons with Medicaid and rewards quality improvements in staffing, infection control, and other key long-term care quality indicators. 

08.11.2020
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Carlos Martinez, President/CEO National Veterans Outreach Program Succumbs to COVID-19

The American GI Forum (AGIF) National Veterans Outreach program (NVOP) has lost Carlos Martinez, President and CEO, a visionary and an outstanding leader.

08.11.2020
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Olson and Fletcher Act to Expand Debt Forgiveness for Small Businesses Among Pandemic

This legislation extends the six months of debt forgiveness provided by the CARES Act for small businesses that have previously received Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans.

08.11.2020
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Rep. Williams Urges Secretary Perdue to Provide Greater Flexibility for Farmers and Ranchers During COVID-19

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the USDA to reevaluate losses for livestock and crops through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

08.11.2020
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GALLUP: 81% of Black Americans Say Don't 'Defund the Police'

The overwhelming majority of Black Americans – who Black Lives Matter, Antifa and various other celebrities presume to speak for – do not want Police "Defunded" or "Abolished," says a Wednesday Gallup Poll that finds only 19% of Black Adults want their Local Police to spend less time in their community – in fact, 61% want Police to spend the same amount of time in their area.

08.07.2020
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Rasmussen Poll: Most 'Likely U.S. Voters' See Violent "Peaceful Protests" as Primarily 'Criminal in Nature'

A newly released Rasmussen Poll shows most "Likely U.S. Voters" believe that the violent & destructive protesters are criminals, and they view the Democrat leaders in big cities like Portland & Seattle as bringing the ongoing violence upon themselves. Even a surprising 70% of Minority Voters other than Blacks say the mob violence is largely criminal.

08.05.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Extend Flexibilities For Medicaid, CHIP Providers During COVID-19 Response

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is extending flexibilities to Medicaid and CHIP recipients and providers through October 23rd, 2020, as the state continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

08.04.2020
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State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled Nearly $3 Billion in July

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.98 billion in July, 4.3 percent more than in July 2019. ​​​​​​​

08.03.2020
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Republicans Prepared to Oppose Phase 4

Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) joined the Fox Report this Sunday to discuss the latest in negotiations over the Phase Four COVID relief package.

08.03.2020
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McCaul Meets with Texas Constituents Impacted by the Chinese Communist Party

“My point is, this is nothing new – they've been doing this for decades. But they've really ramped up their game right now," said Texas Cong. Michael McCaul, addressing his recent Constituent's Virtual Round Table about the threat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) right here in Texas. "This isn't a partisan issue, and the actions of the CCP impact us in Central Texas, across the state, and around the country."

07.31.2020
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Governor Abbott Extends Early Voting Period For November 3rd Election

Governor Greg Abbott issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week.

07.31.2020
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State Rep. Todd Hunter: With a 60% Chance of Above-Normal Hurricane Activity Predicted, Here's How to Prepare on the Texas Coast

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that this year's Hurricane Season has a 60% chance for above-normal activity. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting between 13 to 19 named storms, with between 6 to 10 hurricanes – including 3 to 6 major hurricanes.

07.31.2020
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America's Being Destroyed - Watch it Here

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) used Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing with Att. Gen. Bill Barr wisely. He asked for a video – which includes clips of media outlets referring to the riots, looting & destruction as "Peaceful Protests" – to be shown. But be warned, it does have some graphic and disturbing footage.

07.29.2020
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Senator Bettencourt Lauds Attorney General Paxton’s Opinion Regarding the Opening of Texas Schools

Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) lauded the decision by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas) to make clear that local health departments do not have the authority to preemptively shut down Texas schools. 

07.29.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Extend Deadline For Pandemic Food Benefits For Families Affected By COVID-19 School Closures

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the HHSC is extending the application deadline for the federal P-EBT to August 21 to ensure eligible families have more time to apply for this one-time food benefit.

07.28.2020
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