On the Record

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Cong. Tony Gonzales Introduces 'Security 1st Act' to Support Law Enforcement Efforts at Southern Border

“After two years of disastrous open border policies, it's imperative we have an all-hands-on-deck approach​​​​​​​” said Congressman Gonzales. "The Security 1st Act will do just that by making sure our borders are safe, resilient, and adaptive to the evolving challenges along the border. Operation Stonegarden is a lifeline for our Border Patrol who rely on Local Law Enforcement and Sheriffs," said Gonzales.

01.10.2023
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Texas Attorney General Pax­ton Peti­tions FCC to Bet­ter Pro­tect Con­sumers from Ille­gal Spam Texts

Attorney General Paxton has joined a multi-state effort asking the Federal Communications Commission to prevent consumers from receiving unwanted, illegal spam text messages by backing the FCC’s proposed rule to require mobile wireless providers to block illegal text messages at the network level when the messages appear to be from invalid, unallocated, or unused numbers.

01.10.2023
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Abbott Hand-Delivers Letter to Biden Demanding He Do His Job

"Texans are paying an especially high price for your failure – sometimes with their very lives – as local leaders from your own party will tell you if given the chance. On behalf of all Americans, I implore you: Secure our border by enforcing Congress’s immigration laws," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott upon President Biden's arrival in El Paso for his first trip to the border, hand-delivering a letter that calls on Biden to do his job and enforce the nation's Federal Immigration Laws.  

01.09.2023
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South Texas' Hidalgo County GOP Acknowledges, Congratulates Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz

Monica De La Cruz has not only helped put South Texas on the map for Republicans, she's also made history in a district that most analysts said was unwinnable. “South Texas has been controlled by one party since before inception,” said Hidalgo GOP Chair Adrienne Pena-Garza, who noted, “This historic, groundbreaking moment will be talked about for generations to come," as De La Cruz was joined by over 100 South Texans for her swearing-in.

01.09.2023
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Congressman Brian Babin Sworn into 118th Congress for Texas District 36

“This week, we saw democracy hard at work, and I believe we all move forward stronger because of it,” said Babin. “The compromises made on the House floor will empower us as individual members to fight the Democrats’ woke ideology that is destroying the country. Now, let’s get to work!"

01.09.2023
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Biden Admin Backs Off Implementation of 'Draconian Regulations' in Permian Basin

"Oil and gas produced in West Texas' Permian Basin is among the cleanest in the world because of its lower carbon intensity," said Texas Oil & Gas Association president Todd Staples after the Biden White House backed down from its proposed plan to impose what critics said were “draconian regulations” in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico. "The decision by the EPA is the correct one," Staples says.

01.09.2023
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Sen. Cruz’s Statement on 3rd Anniversary of the Elimination of Qasem Soleimani

Soleimani was an Iranian regime arch-terrorist with the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands. He was engaged in ongoing plots to attack Americans and our allies around the world. The mission eliminating him significantly countered and undermined the Iranian regime's ability to wage terrorism globally.

01.06.2023
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Rep. Harrison Files Bill to Require Economics in College

This bill builds on the work done last session to require economics in high school. As Thomas Jefferson rightfully argued, the only way for self-government to be successful is for there to be an educated citizenry.

01.06.2023
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits For January 2023

Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing more than $344.1 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of January.

01.06.2023
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Cruz Slams Biden for Condemning Israel, Bringing Terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization to D.C.

“The Biden Administration's pathological obsession with undermining Israel is endangering the national security of America... It has consistently sought to undermine Israel’s security, to open a Palestinian Consulate in Israel's capital of Jerusalem, unleashed the FBI against the Israeli Army, and ostracized parts of Israel’s government," said Sen. Ted Cruz, a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

01.05.2023
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1st Lady Cecilia Abbott Announces GRACE’s 3rd Annual Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking

Texas' 1st Lady Cecilia Abbott announced today that the Governor's Response Against Child Exploitation (GRACE) Initiative will host its 3rd Annual Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking from January 9th through the 15th. The statewide effort coincides with Texas' "Human Trafficking Prevention Month" and serves as a call to action to prevent exploitation and support survivors. Here are the details.

01.05.2023
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Pax­ton Sup­ports Flori­da Law Pro­tecting Chil­dren From Being Taught Inap­pro­pri­ate Sex­u­al Content

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a multi-state brief before a Tallahassee, Florida-based Federal Court supporting Florida's H.B. 1557 law that protects 3rd grade and younger students from being exposed to instruction on inappropriate subjects such as so-called sexual orientation and gender identity. Liberal groups have sued Florida over the law, but the Paxton-led coalition argues for its constitutionality and legality.

01.05.2023
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HEGAR: Texas Economy Grew 10.5% in December When Measured by Yearly Sales Tax Growth

State sales tax revenue is the largest source of funding for the Texas State Budget, accounting for 56% of all tax collections. With the 2023 State Legislative Session beginning next week, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced earlier today that State Sales Tax Revenues in December 2022 were 10.5% more than December 2021, and had increased 11.2% from the 3-month fourth quarter 2021 to 2022.

01.05.2023
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GINGRICH: 20 Deranged Disrupters are Causing Republican Demoralization & Chaos in the House

As 20 deranged House Republicans continue to inflict embarrassment and crisis in Congress, a lot has to be sorted out if we're to save the country from the twin disasters of Big Government Socialism and Democrat Wokeism. It's a sad, frustrating, and unsettling situation for the Republican Party – not to mention for regular American citizens hurting from the challenges we face as a nation.

01.04.2023
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Peña Sworn-In as Justice for 13th Court of Appeals on New Year's Day

As the newly elected justice for South Texas' 13th Court of Appeals in the Rio Grande Valley, the Hidalgo County GOP congratulated former State Representative Aaron Peña as he was sworn in on New Year's Day while surrounded by many family members, supporters and local elected officials. “Hopefully that momentum continues,” said one, as Republicans continue to make huge gains in South Texas.

01.03.2023
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Operation Lone Star Takes Historic Action During 2022 to Fight Biden's Open Border Policies

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency Texas effort has led to over 336,000 Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions and more than 23,000 Criminal Arrests, with more than 20,000 Felony Charges reported. Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas National Guard took historic action in 2022 under Operation Lone Star. Here's some of the results.

01.03.2023
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Democrat State Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra Files his 1st Bills for 2023 Session in Austin

Rep. Guerra filed his first pieces of legislation for the upcoming 88th Legislative Session that are focused on his constituents' priorities: improving our state’s healthcare and education systems, protecting small businesses and consumers, increasing transparency and efficiency in government, and improving energy infrastructure.

01.03.2023
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A.G. Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Pre­vent Cor­po­rate Activists from Rais­ing Consumer's Energy Costs

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a Utah- and Indiana-led motion to intervene in a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceeding to prevent the Vanguard investment management fund from exerting too much power over publicly-traded utilities via its back-door strategy to push costly and controversial Environmental, Social & Governance (“ESG”) investing activism.

01.03.2023
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Operation Lone Star Gears Up For Potential Ending Of Title 42

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 336,000 migrant apprehensions and more than 23,000 criminal arrests, with more than 20,000 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 354 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.

12.23.2022
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Comptroller Hegar Responds to Call for Greater Transparency from Federal Agencies on Broadband Funding

Resources on the Comptroller’s website offer answers to frequently asked questions, outreach materials, detailed challenge submission instructions and a one-page guide that includes links to video tutorials on submitting individual challenge types.

12.23.2022
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02.02.2023

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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02.02.2023
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01.31.2023
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