On the Record

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Black Lives Matter Founder: ​​​​​​​“Our Goal is to Get Trump Out. We're trained Marxists, super versed on... Ideological Theories.”

A recently resurfaced video removes all doubt that the Black Lives Matter's organization “are trained Marxists,” as founder Patrisse Cullors confirms some of the radical group’s “goals” – the “national defunding of police” and “disruption” of the American family structure.

06.24.2020
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TWC Provides Acceptable Reasons for Work Refusal

The TWC Commission took action to provide guidance to unemployment claimants concerning their continued eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits (UI) should they refuse rehire.

06.23.2020
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Olson/Babin: Space City Should Be New Home of US Space Command

Congressmen Pete Olson (TX-22) and Brian Babin (TX-36) led a bipartisan letter to U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett recommending Houston, Texas to be considered as the home of the United States Space Command.

06.23.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces $123.6 Billion Economic Impact Of Military Bases In Texas

The Texas State Comptroller estimates these military installations contributed at least $123.6 billion to the Texas economy in 2019 and supported more than 630,000 jobs in communities across the state.

06.22.2020
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Tan Parker: June 2020 Updates

These are only a few highlights from the past two weeks to keep you informed. Please know that my door is always open, and I welcome your feedback on any issues that are important to you.

06.22.2020
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Cong. McCaul: The JUSTICE Act Represents the Most Significant Police Reform in 25 Years

"The overwhelming majority of officers do an incredible job, and for that we owe those officers our utmost respect and gratitude," said Cong. Michael McCaul, a co-sponsor of the House companion bill to Republican Senator Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act, which if passed would be the most significant police reform in 25 years.

06.22.2020
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Alcohol Permits for 12 Bars Suspended After Three Nights of Operation Safe Open

Operation Safe Open is an effort by TABC agents to inspect businesses across Texas to ensure they’re following protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19.

06.22.2020
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TWC Funds to Provide Statewide Skills Enhancement for Unemployment Benefit Recipients

This new program includes all individuals receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits during COVID-19 and will provide access to virtual skills enhancement opportunities.

06.22.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Scott, Rubio Introduce Bill to Expand PPP Eligibility to Chambers of Commerce, Destination Marketing Organizations

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill to expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to local chambers of commerce. . . "

06.19.2020
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Governor Abbott, Doctor John Zerwas Provide Update On Texas’ Hospital Capacity

Governor Greg Abbott and Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas (UT) System John Zerwas, MD, today provided an update on Texas' hospital capacity.

06.19.2020
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Bars, Restaurants Warned to Follow Governor’s Order or Face License Suspension

Texas The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is warning all bar and restaurant operators that they must follow the state’s protocols to help ensure health and safety as Texas reopens or face license suspensions.

06.19.2020
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Sen. Cruz to FAA Administrator: You Work for the American People, Not Boeing, Not the Airlines

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Aviation and Space Subcommittee, participated in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson regarding the 737 MAX crashes that took the lives of 346 innocent people.

06.18.2020
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Work Search Requirement to be Reinstated for Unemployment Insurance on July 6

TWC announced that the work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance (UI) in Texas, which had been suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, will be reinstated for all Texans receiving unemployment insurance benefits on July 6.

06.18.2020
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Blue Ribbon Taskforce Unveils Plan to Curtail Flaring

Texas RRC heard from the state's oil and gas trade associations, environmental advocacy groups, and several oil and gas producers about the issue of flaring and how Texas can implement meaningful reforms to reduce flaring.

06.18.2020
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US Representatives Arrington and Cuellar File HR 7151 to Designate Future Extension of I-27 adding $55.6B to the Texas GDP

Representatives Jodey Arrington and Henry Cuellar filed HR 7151 to designate the future extension of Interstate-27. ​​​​​​​

06.18.2020
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State Rep. Phil King: There are 4 Key Things Police Department Can Do to Fix 95% of Their Problems

Appearing on DFW's NBC-5 "Lone Star Politics" Program, State Reps. Phil King and Nicole Collier talk about possible future actions the Texas Legislature might try to pass during the 2021 Legislative Session to prevent events like the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN.

06.16.2020
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Cong. Kevin Brady: Tackling Injustice

In order to enact real change, we need real solutions. We ought to come together – every party, everywhere – and not just address these issues, but prevent them going forward. 

06.16.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Scott, Johnson Request Update From Governors on State Spending of Trillions in Coronavirus Response Funding

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) sent a letter to U.S. Governors requesting information on how their states have allocated the trillions of dollars in taxpayer funding from the CARES Act and other federal coronavirus response measures.

06.16.2020
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Rep. Williams Introduces Resolution Calling for Justice for George Floyd and Opposing Defunding the Police

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today joined his colleagues introducing a resolution calling for justice for George Floyd and opposing calls to defund the police.

06.16.2020
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Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $690 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $690.4 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 11.7 percent less than in June 2019.

06.12.2020
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