On the Record

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State Senator & 9-11 Hero Brian Birdwell Announces for Re-Election

Decorated veteran, 9/11 Survivor, lifelong conservative and husband & grandfather Brian Birdwell announced his campaign for re-election to the Texas State Senate earlier today. A staff officer at the Pentagon on 9/11, Birdwell has endured 39 operations to rebuild his body.

06.22.2021
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Cong. Brady Fights to Stop High-Speed Rail: "This project's no more 'shovel ready' than it was 9 years ago."

"This project is still no more 'shovel ready' than it was years ago as they announced construction would begin. They still haven't even filed an application with the Federal Surface Transportation Board," said Cong. Kevin Brady of the proposed High-Speed Rail Project.

06.22.2021
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Sen. Cruz Tells ‘Fox & Friends’: Biden-Harris Admin Has No Solution for Border Crisis

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)joined Fox News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss the worsening crisis on our southern border and the failure of the Biden-Harris administration to address the dangerous policies that created it.

06.21.2021
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CONG. GRANGER: The Sky's the Limit with Dept. of Ed's TRIO Program

"As a former educator, I've seen firsthand the impact an education can have. As a Member of Congress, I'll continue to fight for effective programs like this," said Cong. Kay Granger of the TRIO Program to assist students in overcoming academic and financial challenges of college.

06.21.2021
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Texas Manufacturers Congratulate Sen. Hancock on New Senate Veterans Affairs Chairmanship & Border Security Slot

The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) congratulated Senator Kelly Hancock for his appointment as Chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Border Security.

06.21.2021
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State Rep. Jetton: As Texas Steps Up to Build a Border Wall, Here's Your Legislative Summary

Gov. Abbott stated earlier this week that the Biden Administration’s policies have opened the floodgates for people to enter the U.S. As a result, 2,000 people per day, in three counties of the South Texas McAllen Sector alone, are apprehended while crossing the border. As Gov. Abbott stated earlier this week, the Biden Administration’s policies have opened the floodgates.

06.18.2021
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Sen. Cruz: Democrats Want to ‘Strike Down Any State Laws Protecting Human Life’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), delivered opening remarks criticizing Democrats for their radical legislation that includes protections for partial-birth abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions in order to defend Roe v. Wade.

06.18.2021
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Texas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.5% in May

The Texas unemployment rate declined 0.2% in May to 6.5%, as Texas added 34,400 nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 12 of the last 13 months. Texas has added a total of 804,200 jobs since May 2020, including ​​​​​​ 34,400 jobs last month.

06.18.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick: Build Texas' Border Wall, as “Texas Cannot Afford to Stand by While Vice President Harris Continues to Laugh"

"Donald Trump’s border policies dramatically reduced illegal crossings and helped return stability to our border communities. Biden’s actions reversed that progress almost immediately and it's now imperative that Texas takes action," said the Lt. Governor, as the number of criminals entering the country is also breaking records along with human & drug trafficking.

06.17.2021
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ICYMI: Cong. Tony Gonzales Delivers Republican 'Ongoing Border Crisis' Address

"For months now, and this week in particular, we've heard some incredibly concerning comments from the Biden Administration. Comments made by Kamala Harris and the lack of presence from our President at the border show how tragically out of touch this Administration is," said Congressman Tony Gonzales, delivering the Republican Address on the crisis.

06.17.2021
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TWC Opens Child Care Subsidy Program To Workers Engaged in Job Searches

This change will help accommodate workers who are actively looking for employment, allowing them up to three months to find employment.

06.17.2021
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TX Victory: Abbott Signs Anti-Voter Corruption Law to Strengthen Election Integrity, Transparency

"I just signed a law banning 'Zuckerbucks' in Texas," tweeted Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing he'd signed  legislation banning ideological groups, corporations & big tech companies from spending millions to sponsor the administration costs of local elections like Zuckerberg & others did in Texas, selectively affecting turnout in states or areas they focus on.

06.15.2021
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BUCKINGHAM: Let's Do This! Why I'm Running to be Your Next Texas Land Commissioner

I’m a conservative, and when I see a fight I head towards it, not away from it. Left wing forces in this country are hell bent on destroying the American way of life. The General Land Office is the tip of the spear in protecting our state and efficiently serving its people. That’s why I’m running for Land Commissioner.

06.15.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick ​​​​​​​Praises Buckingham for Job Well Done, Announces 4 New Committee Chairmanships

“I want to thank Dawn Buckingham for doing an excellent job as Chair of the Senate Nominations Committee – she's been committed to the people of her district, the people of Texas, and I wish her the very best as she moves on to the next challenge,“ said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, after Sen. Buckingham announced her candidacy for the Texas General Land Commissioner's Office.

06.14.2021
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Benavides ISD Receives $267,890 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant

The grant will help the district purchase and install equipment to provide students with training for careers in welding.

06.14.2021
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Creighton Seeking Reelection to Texas Senate

Texas State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) released the following statement on seeking reelection to the Texas Senate.

06.14.2021
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Restraining Order Granted in USDA Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has issued a temporary restraining order against the Biden Administration, temporarily ceasing payments under a new U.S. Department of Agriculture loan forgiveness program exclusively for minority agriculture producers.

06.14.2021
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Expanding Broadband in Texas the Right Way

On Memorial Day the Texas legislature sent Governor Abbott bills to expand broadband in rural and urban areas. The combined legislation would make sensible expansion of broadband faster and easier throughout Texas.

06.11.2021
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Cong. Cuellar Secures Interstate-69 Project Language to Remove Federal Funding Restrictions

"This corridor has been under development for 25 years with strong bi-partisan support, and it is time for more federal funding to help speed construction.," said south Texas Cong. Henry Cuellar, Chairman of the I-69 Bipartisan Congressional Caucus, after securing language in the INVEST in America Act to increase federal funding to the ongoing infrastructure project.

06.11.2021
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TWC Ends COVID-19 Related Work Refusal Guidance

Following the continued economic recovery in Texas and the announcement of Texas opting out of certain Federal Pandemic Unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is ending job refusal guidance associated with the COVID-19 emergency orders.

06.11.2021
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07.23.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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07.19.2021
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07.19.2021
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