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BUSH: Texas GLO Successfully Completes Reimbursement Program with 2,500 Homes Rebuilt

After providing nearly $86 million to almost 3,000 Texas homeowners, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced major milestones in the General Land Office’s Homeowner Assistance Program and Homeowner Reimbursement Programs.

01.25.2021
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Abbott Hosts Roundtable in Austin : "Here in Texas, we will never turn our back on Law Enforcement Officers."

"The government's #1 Responsibility is to keep its citizens safe. We will not allow cities to recklessly 'Defund the Police' and put innocent lives in danger. Here in Texas, we never turn our back on Law Enforcement Officers," said Gov. Greg Abbott during a roundtable discussion in Austin earlier today organized to discuss his Legislative Priorities in this year's Legislative Session.

01.22.2021
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State Sen. Joan Huffman: Senate Redistricting Panel to Seek Public Input

In a process that will again be controlled by Republicans following their victories last November, Sen. Joan Huffman announced that the Texas Senate Redistricting Committee will hold a series of regional hearings to solicit testimony from the public about the upcoming redistricting process.

01.22.2021
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State Sen. Buckingham: Why I Believe We have an Opportunity to Come Out of this Adversity Stronger

Small businesses were booming, unemployment was at an all time low, and wage growth was at a record high. ​​​​​​​COVID-19 changed everything. America has many challenges and tremendous obstacles overcome.

01.22.2021
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CRUZ: Biden's Immigration Orders Put Illegal Immigrants Before American Workers

“It is deeply troubling that most of Joe Biden’s first acts as president were to protect illegal immigrants & encourage illegal immigration – at the expense of American jobs and workers. He's promoting open-borders legislation that gifts citizenship to over 11 million illegal immigrants," said Sen. Ted Cruz.

01.22.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick: Texas Senate's State Budget Proposal Reflects Commitment to Conservative Budgeting, Principles that Keep State Resilient

The budget introduced today reflects the challenges we face this legislative session because of the crippling impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our economy and difficulties encountered by our oil and gas industry.

01.21.2021
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TWC Approves Additional $81.5 Million To Extend Child Care Enhanced Reimbursements

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) authorized an additional $81.5 million in federal CARES Act funding to extend the 25 percent enhanced reimbursement rate for child care providers in Texas through July 2021.

01.21.2021
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State Rep. Biedermann Files "Personal Protection & Safety Act"

Representative Kyle Biedermann (R- Fredericksburg) filed House Bill 1238 to restore the right of every Texan who can legally own a firearm to be able to carry it to protect themselves.

01.21.2021
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AG Pax­ton: OAG Recov­ered $1.2 Bil­lion for Texas Taxpayers

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Texas Office of the Attorney General recovered $1.2 billion in civil litigation between fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2020, an average of over $200 million for each year.

01.21.2021
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Gov. Abbott Hosts Roundtable Discussion Providing COVID-19 Vaccine Update with Houston Health Professionals

Governor Greg Abbott held a roundtable discussion alongside healthcare professionals at Houston Methodist Hospital today to highlight his legislative priorities to ensure a healthier future for the citizens of Texas, while noting that Texas leads the nation in COVID-19 vaccine administration.

01.20.2021
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State Rep. Keith Bell Successfully Assists House Dist. 4 to Secure Vaccine Distribution Hub Funding

As the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine continued to disproportionately gravitate towards urban areas, Representative Bell successfully assisted in securing Kaufman County's remaining Cares Act allocation. . .

01.20.2021
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Rick Perry Endorses David Spiller for Texas House

Former Texas Governor and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced his endorsement of Jacksboro conservative David Spiller, who is seeking to represent House District 68 in the Texas House of Representatives.

01.20.2021
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Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration for Sanctions to Halt Putin’s Pipeline

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, applaudied the Trump administration for imposing sanctions on a Russian-owned ship and related entities involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline:

01.20.2021
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Our Country Needs Unity, Not Divisiveness 

While I fully support the First Amendment and every American’s right to protest peacefully, violent actions were unacceptable and un-American, and I implore all to remember that violence overshadows the message of justice.

01.19.2021
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Texas Association of Manufacturers’ Top 10 Policy Priorities for 87th Legislature

The Texas Association of Manufacturers today released its “TAM Top Ten,” which details the Association’s policy priorities for the 87th Legislature in 2021.

01.19.2021
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Sen. Cruz, Colleagues: Stop Illegal PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), joined by 30 of his Senate Republican colleagues, sent a letter this week urging U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to prevent Planned Parenthood affiliates from receiving illegal loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as they did last year.

01.19.2021
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Trump To Hand Out At Least 100 Pardons And Commutations Before Inauguration

President Donald Trump will spend Tuesday, his last full day in office, issuing at least 100 pardons and commutations, according to multiple reports.

01.19.2021
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AG Pax­ton Leads Mul­ti­-State Law­suit Against Google for Anti­-Com­pet­i­tive Prac­tices, Decep­tive Misrepresentations

Attorney General Ken Paxton Texas is leading a multistate coalition in a lawsuit against Google for multiple violations of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws, including anticompetitive conduct, exclusionary practices and deceptive misrepresentations . . .

01.18.2021
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State Sen. José Menéndez: On Texas' 87th Legislative Session Committee Assignments

"The news of these committee assignments prove that working hard and well on behalf of all Texans is rewarded with more work and additional opportunities to advocate for all," said Democrat State Senator José Menéndez, following Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's naming of the 87th Legislative Session's Committee Assignments.

01.18.2021
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Cong. Tony Gonzales Named Assistant Whip for House Republicans

“Republicans need to be united and strong against Nancy Pelosi’s agenda, while also working to advance our own conservative agenda,” said newly-elected Cong. Tony Gonzales (TX-23,) after being named an Assistant Whip for House Republican Whip Steve Scalise’s Leadership Team.

01.18.2021
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02.24.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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02.24.2021
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02.22.2021
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