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Court Dis­miss­es Planned Parenthood Law­suit Against Lubbock's 'Sanctuary City for the Unborn' Effort

“The citizens of Lubbock have spoken, and my office will stand with them. I will continue to protect the dignity of the unborn,” said Texas Attorney General Paxton, after the City of Lubbock won an initial court case against Planned Parenthood’s challenge to the city’s recently passed “Sanctuary City for the Unborn” ordinance.

06.08.2021
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State Sen. Bettencourt Follows Up on Successful Legislative Session, Announces for Re-Election

Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt has announced his intention to seek reelection and run to represent Senate District 7 in the 88th Session of the Texas Legislature.

06.08.2021
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BRADY: 'Gov. Abbott's Right to Step In when Biden Refuses to Act."

"President Biden’s deliberate inaction to enforce the Rule of Law at the Southern Border emboldens cartels, human trafficking & criminal violence. In Texas, we see first-hand the effects of the Biden Border Crisis and will always work to protect our law-abiding citizens," said Cong. Kevin Brady, after Gov. Abbott's Disaster Declaration in response to the growing crisis.

06.07.2021
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GONZALES: Give ICE Access to Laughlin AFB to Alleviate Migrant Traffic Strain in Del Rio

“By utilizing Laughlin Air Force Base, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) could address the high number of migrant releases and alleviate the pressure on our border communities," said South Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales (TX-23) Friday, requesting that ICE have expanded access to fly migrants to their final destination, rather than releasing them into the City of Del Rio.

06.07.2021
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ARRINGTON: No Detention. Catch & Release. No Notice to Appear. Not Enforcing Laws. Its a Border Invasion

"​​​​​​​They seized 6,000 pounds of fentanyl this year. That’s more than all of last year & enough to kill every American 4 times over. That’s what we’re up against, and we’ve got to stop it,” said Cong. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) in an exclusive Fox News' interview on his coming efforts to assert States' Rights to defend themselves at the Southern Border against Drug Cartels.

06.07.2021
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RASMUSSEN: 65% say Violent Crime's Getting Worse, 68% Believe COVID Likely Originated in Chinese Lab, AND MORE...

In this week's Polling Run-Down, 43% believe Biden is a weaker Commander in Chief than most recent presidents, only 28% believe race relations have gotten better since Biden’s election (39% say its gotten worse) – and ALSO, "How much do voters trust Dr. Anthony Fauci?" A lot less than last year ago... DON'T MISS THIS.

06.04.2021
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ABBOTT: Texas'll Provide $208 Million in Emergency Nutritional Program (SNAP) Assistance

"Thank you to the Texas Health & Human Services Commission & USDA for continuing to support Texas families by ensuring they can put healthy food on the table," said Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing that HHSC is providing some $208 million in emergency SNAP Food Benefits for the month of June as Texas continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

06.04.2021
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Pax­ton Defends 2nd Amend­ment, saying 'This Law Must be Struck Down'

“Criminalizing the possession of a magazine that's so commonly used leaves Americans defenseless and vulnerable, especially in high crime areas. This law must be struck down,” said Texas' Attorney General Paxton, joining a coalition of more than 20 other states in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a New Jersey law that violates the 2nd Amendment.

06.04.2021
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BRADY: Yet Another Biden Jobs Report Falls Short of Expectations

"It’s time for President Biden to abandon his attack on American jobs, his tax increases, his anti-growth regulations and his obsession with more emergency spending," said Republican Ways & Means Committee Leader Cong. Kevin Brady, as the U.S. Labor Department's monthly Jobs Report showed long-term unemployment rates were higher than pre-pandemic levels.

06.04.2021
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Reps. Gonzales & Cuellar, Sens. Cornyn & Sinema Tour Texas-Mexico Border in Rio Grande Valley

“Border security isn’t a new topic for us living and working along the border, but it is a growing and out of control crisis. I’m proud to be part of this bipartisan group from both the House & the Senate that's come together to tackle this issue with sensible legislation,” said Congressman Tony Gonzales, who represents the largest Congressional District along the Sothern Border.

06.04.2021
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PATRICK: Texas Senate Faced Unprecedented Challenges, and Passed 28 of my 30 Priorities

"We passed all of Gov. Abbott's emergency priorities, and delivered a budget that fully funds education and keeps our commitments to health care, infrastructure and public safety – all without going above the rate of inflation times population. We also passed 28 of my 30 priority bills, 20 of which have been signed into law or will be soon," said Texas' Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

06.03.2021
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LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS REVIEW: More than 1,000 Bills & Resolutions Sent to Gov. Abbott's Desk

The 87th Texas Legislature sent 1,073 Bills & Resolutions to the governor's desk for approval or veto. And because the 2021 Session covered dozens issues important to Texas – including but not limited to addressing health care, increasing funding for public education, and expanding high-speed internet statewide – here's what you need to know.

06.03.2021
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Cong. Gonzales Joins Scalise, House Republicans Urging Pelosi to Investigate COVID-19 Origins

“There is mounting evidence that the pandemic started in a Chinese lab, and the Communist Party covered it up. The American people, and the entire world, deserve answers to the origins of COVID-19,” said Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales and other House Republicans, asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi to perform a full investigation.

06.03.2021
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HEGAR: Compared to May 2019, Sales Tax Collections Up 12.9%, and 30.1% Over May 2020

“Resurgent consumer spending drove monthly state sales tax collections to a new high. Compared to May 2019, sales tax collections were up 12.9%,” ​​​​​​​said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar earlier today, announcing that State Sales Tax Revenue totaled $3.4 billion in May, the highest-ever monthly total and 30.1% more than in May 2020.

06.03.2021
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President Biden’s, Democrat's Plans Already Hurting the Recovery

President Biden is asking Americans to believe that he can raise taxes, smother the private sector with regulations, kill the oil & gas industry, and fill the government's regulatory agencies with activists hostile to the nation’s economic system and it will have no effect on the nation's economic performance. But back in the real world, experience tells us otherwise.

06.02.2021
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Bauer: If President Biden Believes Liberty & “Democracy Itself is in Peril," Here Are Some Reasons Why

In his Memorial Day remarks at Arlington Cemetery yesterday, President Joe Biden warned the crowd, “Democracy itself is in peril – Here at home and around the world.” Well, yes, President Biden, clearly American liberty and our national security are in grave peril – and here's why you are either clueless, or complicit in what threatens us.

06.01.2021
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Texas Insider: Remember to Honor Those Who've Given their Lives for Our Freedom this Memorial Day

Remember to Honor Those Who've Given their Lives for Our Freedom this Memorial Day...

05.29.2021
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Here's How to Track the Final Days of the 2021 Texas Legislative Session

The Texas House crossed another major deadline at midnight Wednesday morning, shutting down the ability for any more Senate Bills to be considered on the House Floor. This 2021 Session's already brought several policy victories for Texas Republicans, and more are expected to be delivered to Gov. Abbott's desk in these last few days of session. Here's how to track the progress.

05.28.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick: "Texas has the 9th Largest Economy in the World. This Budget Ensures it Will Continue to Flourish.” 

“Texas has the 9th largest economy in the world, and this budget ensures it will continue to flourish," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick after passage of the 2022-2023 Texas State Budget. "Because of the border crisis precipitated by current federal policies, we maintained support for enhanced Border Security and provided pay increases for our brave Dept. of Public Safety Troopers & other Law Enforcement."

05.28.2021
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Tincy Miller: Be Careful Before Making Any Legislative Changes to Texas’ Dyslexia Law

The history of the Texas’ Dyslexia Law shows an incredible journey of how one very important initiative kept special group of students from falling through the cracks in public education – and legislators should be careful if they're going to consider making any changes. Texas has always led the nation in Dyslexia Instruction, and makes the difference for millions of children & their families.

05.25.2021
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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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