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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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Comm. Bush, GLO Reopens Homeowner Assistance Program for City of Houston

"Houston homeowners who are still in need of Hurricane Harvey assistance to repair or rebuild their homes are encouraged to apply," said Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush. "Our GLO focus is to spread word to Houstonians in need: Help is here to repair homes and rebuild lives."

08.25.2020
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BRADY: Speaker Pelosi, Stop Sabotaging Economy with Post Office "Conspiracy"

While small businesses are closing and workers are losing jobs – and despite sending members home before we passed meaningful relief legislation – Speaker Pelosi is willing to call an “emergency session” to address a manufactured crisis.

08.25.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Applaud President Trump’s Emergency Declaration Approval for Texas

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (and John Cornyn yesterday sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump thanking him for his approval of Governor Greg Abbott’s request for an emergency declaration and warning Texans to be prepared ahead of tropical storms Marco and Laura threatening the Texas Gulf Coast.

08.25.2020
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Texas Unemployment Falls 3rd Straight Month in July to 8.0%

In July, Texas saw a decrease in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 8.0%. This is the third consecutive monthly decrease and the lowest rate since March 2020 when the Texas economy was initially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

08.21.2020
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Cong. Conaway: Democrats' Baseless Post Office Conspiracy Theory... & More

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next Monday to discuss the challenges USPS faces, yet Speaker Pelosi won’t allow us the chance to hear from Mr. DeJoy before we have to take this vote.

08.21.2020
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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Low Interest Rate, High Demand for Texas Short-Term Notes

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today's sale of $7.2 billion in Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRAN) received a net interest rate of 0.248 percent.

08.20.2020
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AG Pax­ton: Defund­ing Police is a Dan­ger­ous Invi­ta­tion to Fur­ther Divi­sion and Lawlessness 

Austin mayor and city council on their police department’s budget is no more than a political haymaker driven by the pressures of cancel culture.

08.20.2020
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Rep. Williams Announces $1.8 Million FEMA Grant for Texas Department of Public Safety

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today announced a $1,823,862 award for the Texas Department of Public Safety from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

08.20.2020
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TWC Approves an Additional $5 million for use in Skills Development Funds

The TWC has approved an additional $5 million from the SDF to be used to support training in high demand occupations with priority given to training in the healthcare, manufacturing and IT sectors in direct response to needs identified by COVID-19.

08.19.2020
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Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, Speaker Bonnen Announce Legislative Response to Cities 'Defunding the Police'

With this proposal, any city that defunds its police department will have its property tax revenue frozen at the current level.

08.18.2020
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CRUZ: Given Choice Between American Men & Women and the Radical Mob, Democrats ‘Side With the Mob’

After Monday's first night of the 2020 Democrat Convention, “Bernie Sanders stood up there and said, ‘Our Radical Socialist Agenda has won. We have taken over the Democrat Party, and Joe Biden is ours.’ That really underscores the stakes of this election," said Sen. Ted Cruz.

08.18.2020
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TWC Investigating Potential Fraud Cases

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is working to address a potential fraud situation after the agency’s investigators confirmed changes to claimant's accounts indicating suspicious activity.

08.18.2020
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Response to Senate Democrat Caucus Letter on Confederate Monuments and Symbols

"Democrats voted for, and in some cases paid for, and built all of the Confederate monuments at the Capitol and decided on all of the paintings in the Capitol for most of the state’s history."

08.18.2020
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09.18.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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09.17.2020
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09.16.2020
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