"Our state and our economy continue to reach new heights thanks to your efforts, and by working together, we will continue to keep Texas the best state to live, to work, and to raise a family," said Gov. Abbott, explaining how the Texas economy is the economic engine of America, with a highly skilled workforce and the endless business opportunities existing right here in the Lone Star State.
“You can't simply label as ‘disinformation’ all speech you disagree with – or find politically damaging to your cause – and expect Americans to tolerate the government telling them what they can think or say,” said Texas Att. Gen. Ken Paxton, joining several other states in insisting Homeland Security Sect. Alejandro Mayorkas immediately disband the 1st Amendment threat & policing of Free Speech.
“At the very time that our state's facing an unprecedented Border Crisis and our brave men & women are serving Texas in Operation Lone Star, it appears that the liberal State Bar’s handpicked cronies are misusing Charitable Funds to make the situation even worse,” said Attorney General Paxton. “I will not let this illegal behavior continue any further."
"It is fundamentally unfair to hold Americans to a higher standard than the 1,000s of Illegal Immigrants that Joe Biden is allowing to waltz into our communities. The PAUSE Act will prevent further destruction of America’s borders by the Biden Administration and preserve Title 42," said House sponsor Yvette Herrell of New Mexico, as Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee & Cynthia Lummis introduced a similar bill in the U.S. Senate.
“Like too many in her profession, Donna Doss made the greatest sacrifice protecting the Community & Country she loved,” said Texas Cong. Jodey Arrington after President Joe Biden signed the "Donna M. Doss Memorial Act" renaming the Rocksprings, Texas Border Patrol Station in her honor. She gave the ultimate sacrifice after serving 15 years as a Border Patrol Agent, and was killed in the line of duty on February 2nd, 2019.
On a bi-partisan vote of 86-12, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a motion by Sen. Ted Cruz stating that Terrorism Sanctions on Iran – specifically on the Central Bank of Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – were necessary to check cooperation between Iran & China. The Senate made it abundantly clear it will reject any attempt by President Biden to dismantle Terrorism Sanctions.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Texas' request for a "Disaster Declaration" in 8 Texas counties affected by the Eastland Complex Fire, and is granting access to its Home Disaster Loan, Business Physical Disaster Loan, and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs in order to provide low-interest loans to qualifying homeowners, renters, and businesses. Here's how.
"Our various investment funds' focus should be on getting the best return on their funds. If companies they invest in take positions that harm Texas, they need to re-evaluate those investments," said Texas' Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, following news that several of the Employee Retirement System of Texas' (ERS) proxy votes go against the spirit of State Law passed by the 87th Texas Legislature
"This is what happens when a President treasures his unpopular socialist agenda over the needs of American workers, families & Main Street businesses,” said House Ways & Means Committee Leader Kevin Brady after a key measurement for inflation showed prices increasing by 6.6% – the highest since 1982 – while real Disposable Personal Income dropped again by 0.4%.
“If the leaked draft is indeed accurate, it's a great day for innocent babies in the womb. They will finally be safe in Texas, and in other Republican states. I'm sure the left will fight to allow abortion in Texas, but, they will not win that fight,” said Texas' Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, referring to the "Trigger Bill" passed during the 2021 Legislative Session that ensures abortion is banned in Texas if Roe is overturned.
“The strongest growth was in receipts from sectors driven by business spending, particularly in the Oil & Gas Mining Sector," said Comptroller Glenn Hegar earlier today, noting that Total Sales Tax Revenue for the three months ending in April 2022 was up 22.3% compared to a year ago. Sales tax is the largest source of state funding for the state budget, accounting for 59% of all tax collections.
The Texas Electricity Supply Chain Security & Mapping Committee has adopted an Electricity Supply Chain Map of critical infrastructure – the first of its kind in the state – for use during disaster and emergency preparedness and response. “This map is an important tool to protect all Texans during weather emergencies.,” said Wei Wang, Railroad Commission of Texas Executive Director.
During the breakfast, the Governor highlighted the power of prayer in our everyday lives, and for our communities. He also presented a proclamation recognizing Thursday, May 5th as "A Day of Prayer" in the State of Texas.
"Democrats would love nothing more than to shift the blame and stoke anti-gun sentiment and create a Permanent National Gun Registry in the process. We want to stop the Biden administration from expanding the definition of firearms and instituting a national gun registry, we want to stop the false narrative, and we want to protect law-abiding citizens who exercise their 2nd Amendment rights,” said Sen. Cruz.
"Texas is proud to be the Energy Capital of the world, and as the leader in the future of eFuels, Highly Innovative Fuels will be an excellent addition to the Texas economic juggernaut," said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, announcing that the carbon neutral fuels producing company had selected Matagorda County between Houston & Corpus Christi for its first industrial-scale facility in North America.
After the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday that the nation's Gross Domestic Product showed a negative -1.4% Growth Rate in the 1st Quarter of 2022, the Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Committee, Cong. Kevin Brady of Houston said, “This devastating report is a clear signal of America heading toward recession. Under President Biden’s leadership, our economy is now shrinking."
Texas Congressman Chip Roy unloaded on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Thursday, accusing the secretary of failing his duties to uphold the law and maintain "operational control" of the southern border.
Including a Rio Grande River ride-along with U.S. Border Patrol and an Operational Briefing from U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz & Del Rio Sector Border Chief Jason Owens, Cong. Gonzales led the Congressional Delegation on a Border Tour of a Migrant Detention Facility, and facilitated an in-depth fact-finding discussion with the Texas National Guard & the Texas Department of Public Safety.
"America produces the cleanest energy in the world... This is a tremendous victory for Texans, American jobs, trade, and our European allies who will now have greater access to our clean natural gas exports," said Sen. Cruz after moving the Biden Department of Energy to approve permits for two LNG Export Companies, including Houston's Golden Pass LNG, to sell American energy overseas.
"The new TIAA Corporate Center in Frisco is a testament to the exceptional economic climate we have here in Texas. Businesses and organizations thrive in the Lone Star State, and we look forward to the job growth and services that will be provided in Frisco," said Governor Abbott, announcing the project that will create 2,000 new jobs and nearly $58 million in capital investments.