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FEMA Ends Lost Wages Assistance Program, State Unemployment Benefits to Continue

On September 9, 2020, FEMA informed the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), that the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, ends with the benefit week ending September 5, 2020.

09.10.2020
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Cong. Conaway: Unity Through Tragedy in Odessa

On Aug. 31, 2019, our community suffered a tragic act of violence when a mobile active shooter took to the streets — killing seven innocents and injuring more than 20 others.

09.09.2020
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Local Austinites Launch Nonpartisan Fight for Austin PAC to Support Candidates who Prioritize Public Safety

Today six Austinites of diverse backgrounds have launched a new political action committee (PAC) which will support candidates for local office who prioritize public safety and oppose those who do not.

09.09.2020
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AG Pax­ton Com­mends San Anto­nio Fed­er­al Court for Dis­miss­ing Case Urg­ing Changes to In-Per­son Voting

The court concluded that it lacks jurisdiction to micro-manage the election process, which is dictated by the Texas Legislature, and that it cannot overstep its constitutionally defined role.

09.09.2020
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AG Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to Cameron Coun­ty Warn­ing it Must Allow Reli­gious Schools to Open

The order, which attempts to prohibit in-person instruction at religious private schools until September 28, 2020, violates the U.S. and Texas Constitutions, as well as the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. 

09.08.2020
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Enrollment Open for Texas Tuition Promise Fund®

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child's future higher education at Texas public colleges and universities at today's prices, excluding medical and dental institutions. 

09.08.2020
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Commissioner Miller Announces Food Assistance Is Now Available to Texans in Orange County

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) was approved by USDA for the Disaster Household Distribution program in Orange County Texas through September 21, 2020.

09.08.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From SBA Following Hurricane Hanna

Governor Greg Abbott announced that SBA has approved Texas' request for an Economic Injury Disaster Declaration in communities affected by Hurricane Hanna.

09.03.2020
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Texas Farm Bureau Endorses Cong. McCaul as Clear Choice for Rural Texas

The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND has endorsed Representative Michael McCaul for Congress. The AGFUND stands behind candidates that support the issues that matter most to Texas farmers, ranchers and property owners.

09.03.2020
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Wisconsin Voters Moving to Trump After 'Peaceful Protests' Turn Violent in Kenosha

Alexis Arnold is white, 44-year-old Wisconsin art gallery owner who says she's sympathetic to protesters that protest peacefully – but her anxiety's increased as the "peaceful protests" spread across America and spiral into ever greater levels of lawlessness, violence and destruction. 

09.02.2020
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Rep. Williams Introduces Bill to Expand Telehealth Coverage and Protect Rural Communities

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today introduced the Ensuring Telehealth Expansion Act to extend telehealth provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act through December 31, 2025.

09.02.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For The Month Of Septembe

Governor Greg Abbott announced the HHSC will provide approximately $188 million in emergency (SNAP) food benefits for the month of September as the Texas continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

09.01.2020
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AG Pax­ton Joins Let­ter to Pres­i­dent Trump in Sup­port of Fund­ing The Nation­al Child ID Act

AG Ken Paxton joined a 20-state coalition in support of making funding available through any federal agency to support House Resolution 4172 to help parents, guardians and law enforcement better protect children from exploitation, abduction and human trafficking.

09.01.2020
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Babin Applauds TxDOT’s Flood Mitigation Plan for I-10

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement applauding TxDOT announcement to replace 23 sections of concrete barrier along Interstate 10 in Orange and Chambers Counties that will aid greatly in mitigating future flooding of the corridor. 

09.01.2020
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Taxpayers Impacted by Hurricane Laura

In response to Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration regarding Hurricane Laura, taxpayers in the declared counties that are affected by severe weather and flooding may be eligible (by request only) for an extension of time to file and pay taxes due.

09.01.2020
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Fiscal Notes: Texas’ Electricity Resources

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas both produces and consumes more electricity than any other state.

08.31.2020
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BRADY BRIEFING: Speaker Pelosi, Stop Sabotaging Our Economy

Speaker Pelosi called an emergency session of Congress to vote on a politically motivated, manufactured Post Office crisis. 

08.31.2020
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Texas Secretary of State Tells Clerk Hollins to Halt Plans to Mail Absentee Ballot Apps to 2+ Million Voters

Keith Ingram, Director of Elections with the Texas Secretary of State’s office, has sent a letter to Harris County Clerk Hollins (D-Harris County) asking for “an immediate halt to any plan to send an application for ballot by mail to all registered voters and announce its retraction.

08.31.2020
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Lifelong Democrat Mayors from Northern Minnesota Now Back Trump for Re-Election

"Today, we don't recognize the Democratic Party. Its been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class. Lifelong politicians like Joe Biden are out of touch with the working class, out of touch with what the country needs, and out of touch with those of us here in..."

08.28.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Cites Trump’s Vision, Record & Commitment to America in Speech to Council for National Policy

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick spoke to the Council on National Policy yesterday prior to President Donald J. Trump’s speech to the organization.

08.25.2020
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