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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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TPWD Announces Funding Opportunity for Streamside Landowners

The TPWD is looking to expand public access to fishing and paddling on Texas rivers through leased access agreements with streamside landowners. Private streamside properties are essential to achieving this goal, and TPWD is requesting applications from landowners for the River Access and Conservation Areas program.

06.12.2020
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AG Pax­ton Joins 52 AG Coali­tion Applaud­ing FCC Efforts to Aid Law Enforce­ment and End Ille­gal Robocalls

AG Ken Paxton joined 52 attorneys general in a letter to the FCC, applauding an amendment to rules created under the TRACED Act allowing efforts to trace the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls and coordinate with state attorneys general.  

06.11.2020
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Sen. Cruz Urges Secretary of Defense to Protect Religious Freedom of Military Service Members

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter urging Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to protect religious freedom within the Department of Defense after reports that the Army had censored military chaplains.

06.11.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Shaheen Introduce Legislation Expanding Sanctions to Block Completion of Nord Stream 2

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced legislation clarifying and expanding the sanctions of their bipartisan bill, the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act, to block the Nord Stream 2 pipeline’s completion.

06.09.2020
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AG Pax­ton: Fifth Cir­cuit Strikes Down Bur­den­some Require­ments That Harmed Prison’s Abil­i­ty to Pro­tect Inmates and Staff from COVID-19

The U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit vacated a district court’s injunction, which imposed burdensome requirements against prison officials exceed several measures already implemented by the TDCJ.

06.09.2020
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Statement From Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Ninth Circuit Ruling on Dicamba Registration

EPA must issue an existing stocks order to provide appropriate guidance to farmers and applicators and request a Section 18 Emergency Use for these products for Texas farmers.”  

06.09.2020
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Cong. Mike Conaway: One Nation, Under God

The egregious actions of the officers responsible for the death of Mr. Floyd do not represent all police, as the vast majority of law enforcement officers put their own lives on the line every day to keep us, our families, and our communities safe.

06.08.2020
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Patrick: “Racism is Not Acceptable. God is the Answer to Healing Our Nation.”

The Texas Republican Party represents the majority of Texans — conservatives who are united by principles of freedom, faith and equality for every Texan. There is no room for racism or hatred, in our party — let alone in a leadership position.

06.08.2020
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Babin Celebrates May Job Gains

Babin: The country added 2.5 million jobs back to the market as the nation continues to safely reopen.

06.08.2020
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06.25.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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06.22.2020
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06.19.2020
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