“As a dentist, I know firsthand how expensive graduate school is, as well as how burdensome hefty student loans are. This bill will help remove those barriers, bring quality doctors and dentists to patients in Texas and underserved areas across America – all while protecting medical students,” said Cong. Brian Babin (TX-36,) as he looks to address growing doctor shortages and make medical education more affordable.
In a packed school gym with more than 450 parents, students, teachers, and parent empowerment advocates, Texas Governor Greg Abbott outlined his plan to expand the right of all Texas parents to choose the best education option for their child. "From the Rio Grande Valley all the way to the Panhandle, Texans – urban, suburban & rural – want to empower parents," said Abbott.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.68 billion in February, 14.2 percent more than in February 2022. The majority of February sales tax revenue is based on sales made in January and remitted to the agency in February.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers.
30-plus partner organizations are participating in Austin and via a robust digital presence (#TXEnergyDay2023). Texas Energy Day @ the Capitol has been held every other year during the Texas Legislative Session since 2017.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) today sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers about allegations that the FBI was secretly surveilling recent meetings of the pro-life group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU).
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas won Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup for a record-shattering 11th consecutive year and 19th win overall—records unmatched by any other state.
Attorney General Paxton sent a West Virginia-led comment letter to Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, urging the agency to drop a new rule that directly targets the oil and natural gas industry with crippling regulations.
At their Feb. 28 open meeting, RRC Commissioners unanimously voted to refer two actions by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to the Texas Attorney General to challenge their validity.
U.S. Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23), member of the House Homeland Security Committee, delivered remarks and lines of questioning in a full committee hearing examining Secretary Mayorkas’ handling of the border crisis.
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today reintroduced Eric’s Law, a bill that aims to deliver justice to victims and their families in federal death penalty cases.
Governor Greg Abbott today directed directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to mobilize state firefighting resources to support local officials in their response to wildfires impacting the Panhandle, the South Plains, West, and Northwest Texas.
I am encouraged that Judge Lina Hidalgo and county officials have stopped attempting to litigate the math and instead will focus their efforts on finding a local resolution with the Harris County constables whose budgets were cut.
As February's "Black History Month" comes to a close, Americans say they believe "race relations" in the country are getting worse. According to a new Rasmussen Survey, 35% of American Adults now give U.S. race relations a "poor rating" – which is unchanged from a year ago – and just 24% believe race relations are "good" or "excellent." A scant 9% of Americans rate them as "excellent."
"The docking of Iranian warships in Brazil is a dangerous development – and a direct threat to the safety & security of Americans," said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “These Iranian warships are already sanctioned, so the port in Rio de Janeiro where they docked is now at risk of crippling sanctions, as are any Brazilian companies."
"Ultimately, no one knows what's best for a child's success than their parents. This session, we'll empower every parent with the ability to choose the best high-quality education option for their child," said Gov. Greg Abbott last night during another "Parent Empowerment Night" – this one held at Parks Meadows Academy in Corsicana – advocating for Education Freedom & Parental Rights to a crowd of over 300 Texans.
"The words 'innovation' and 'federal government' rarely appear in the same sentence. Instead of handcuffing states with top-down, bureaucratic red tape and unrealistic requirements that increase costs, the Biden White House should be empowering states like Texas with the flexibility to achieve our shared mission of reducing the orphaned well population,” said RRC Commissioner Jim Wright.
This remarkable program was created with the intent to streamline efforts and engage high school students early in the college application process – so I want to shine a spotlight on how it serves as a shining example of what makes North Texas a great place to live and raise a family. The partnership between T3 mentors and students allows for more preparation time and guidance to plan for the future.
In March 2022, Governor Greg Abbott directed Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath to immediately create a Task Force to help school districts address ongoing staffing retention and recruitment challenges. Today, Gov. Abbott released of the Final "Teacher Vacancy Task Force" Report that focuses on three primary areas of policy recommendations to address the challenges.
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) will introduce the Texas Rangers Bicentennial Resolution this week, a bill that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety.