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BRADY & CRAPO: Biden Efforts for 'Global Minimum Tax' that Harms American Workers Hits Another Round of Setbacks

"If the European Union is already hitting roadblocks, no one should expect countries like China to implement this deal anytime soon," said House Ways & Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady and Senate Finance Committee Republican Leader Mike Crapo. "European Finance Ministers have again failed to agree on the 'Global Minimum Tax,' further evidence that the Biden Administration ... has neglected to consult with Congress and the result is a bad deal for American businesses & workers," they said.

04.07.2022
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Sect. of State Scott Reminds Texas Voters: Register Today, April 7th to Vote in May 7th Constitutional Amendment, Local Elections

Texas Secretary of State John Scott today is reminding all eligible Texas voters who have not already done so to register to vote by Thursday, April 7 to vote in the May 7 statewide Constitutional Amendment election, as well as local elections for municipalities, school districts and other local entities holding elections.

04.07.2022
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Cong. Cuellar Secures Nearly $8.5 Million for Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino

​​​​​​​“The National Museum of the American Latino will connect visitors to Hispanic culture and allow our future generations to see themselves reflected in our national history. The museum will tell us about our country’s history from the perspectives of different Hispanics that lived it,” said Congressman Cuellar. A public-private partnership will bring the Smithsonian's newest museum to life.

04.07.2022
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Gov. Abbott Swears-In Major General Suelzer to Oversee Texas National Guard

"Maj. Gen. Suelzer's wealth of military experience and history of servant leadership is a boon to the men and women of the Texas Military Department, and I'm honored to swear him in as the Adjutant General of Texas," said Governor Abbott. "Maj. Gen. Suelzer and I look forward to working together to ensure the Texas National Guard is fully equipped to defend freedom, secure our border, and keep Texans safe at home."

04.06.2022
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Cruz Calls on Senate Judiciary Committee to Investigate FBI's Rule-Breaking in 747+ 'Sensitive Investigations'

"Of the 997 non-compliance errors, 79% were substantial in nature – meaning they were ‘of significance to the matter and more than a minor deviations,’" said Sen. Ted Cruz while calling on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin to hold an oversight hearing into the FBI’s pattern of rule-breaking during sensitive investigations. FBI agents violated agency rules at least 747 times in 18 months, says a recently released audit.

04.06.2022
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BRADY: Worried About Higher Taxes & Racked by Inflation, People of Color & Minority-Owned Businesses Are Worse Off

“A recent survey found that people of color, and those just getting into the workplace, are the ones struggling the most with inflation," said Cong. Kevin Brady, noting that 40-year high inflation rates have wiped out the wage gains seen from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. American families – particularly people of color – are in crisis after only 14 months of Democrats’ and President Joe Biden's economic policies, says Brady.

04.06.2022
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Sarah Palin's Back & Running for Congress – with former President Trump's Backing

"Sarah Palin is tough, and smart, and will never back down. I'm proud to give her my Complete and Total Endorsement – and encourage all Republicans to unite behind this wonderful person and her campaign to put America First!" said former President Donald Trump. "She was one of the most popular Governors because she stood up to corruption in State Government and the Fake News Media."

04.06.2022
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Gov. Abbott Extends Emergency SNAP Benefits for April 2022 via Texas Health & Human Services

“Emergency SNAP benefits have played an important role in our efforts over the past two years to ensure that every Texan has access to nutritious food,” said Gov. Abbott, announcing over $318 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for April 2022. Administered by the Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC), SNAP provides food assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas.

04.05.2022
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Cong. Gonzales, House GOP Leader McCarthy & National Border Patrol Council Address 'Title 42' Rollback

“Yesterday we heard the grim realities of life for our Border Patrol Agents on the frontlines of this border crisis, and what is in store for our men and women in green once Title 42 is lifted,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales, who represents Texas' Congressional District 23 that includes the largest portion of Southern Border in the nation. "The Title 42 rollback will lead to devastating results across the board, for Americans and migrants alike.”

04.05.2022
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Sen. Cruz Introduces Bills to Prevent COVID-19 Vaccination Status Discrimination

“No American should be denied a life-saving drug or organ because of their COVID-19 vaccine status, or race, ethnicity. That is wrong. Unfortunately, we’re seeing this kind of discrimination," said Cruz. One of the bills – known as 'Doss’s Bill' – is named after a teenage Texan who was denied a kidney transplant because he had not been vaccinated against COVID-19. The GIVE LIFE Act would prevent Medicare & Medicaid providers from denying health care based on one's COVID-19 vaccination status. 

04.05.2022
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HEGAR: State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.4 Billion in March

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said that State Sales Tax Revenue totaled $3.37 billion in March, a 28.5% increase over the pandemic-influenced month of March 2021. However, after adjusting last year’s March totals to account for February sales tax returns not collected until March 2021 due to Winter Storm Uri, March 2022 sales tax revenue was up 37.2% over comparable collections last year.

04.05.2022
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Releases List of 84 'Interim Charges' for Texas Senate Prior to 2023 Session

“The interim charges released today reflect the priorities Texans shared with me as I traveled the state, and those of the members of the Texas Senate. Senators submitted nearly 600 policy recommendations to study before next session. The committees will begin work in the coming weeks," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, releasing the final 84 "charges" for study during the interim before the 88th Legislative Session begins in January.

04.04.2022
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Congressmen Gonzales, Pappas Launch Bipartisan Effort to Stop Trafficking of Illegal Drugs Through Dark Web 

“These illegal marketplaces are a hub and a safe haven for some of society’s most dangerous criminals, and as these bad actors get more advanced we need to ensure our law enforcement has the proper tools to crack down on their efforts," said Cong. Gonzales, joined by New Hampshire Democrat Chris Pappas in introducing their bill supported by the U.S. Deputy Sheriff’s and the National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Associations. 

04.04.2022
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BRADY: Biden’s Higher Taxes Proposal from Last Week Will Increase Prices as Family Income Falls 7th Straight Month

"Americans were hit with another Biden pay-cut in March, and yet the President’s new budget doubles down on the very policies responsible. Democrats’ higher taxes will be passed on to cash-strapped families whose incomes fell for the 7th straight month – while prices rose at their fastest pace in nearly 40 years," said Texas Congressman and Ways & Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady.

04.04.2022
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Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill Prohibiting Fed Control of a U.S. Digital Cryptocurrency

"This bill goes a long way in making sure big government doesn’t attempt to centralize and control cryptocurrency so that it can continue to thrive and prosper in the United States," said Sen. Cruz, introducing legislation today that would prohibit the Federal Reserve Bank from issuing a "Central Bank Digital Currency" directly to individuals.

03.31.2022
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Gov. Abbott Holds Economic Roundtable on Supply Chain Issues at Port of Brownsville

"The Port of Brownsville is rapidly growing the economy of the Rio Grande Valley, and bringing new opportunities to South Texans," said Gov. Greg Abbott today while meeting with port sector leaders, staff and stakeholders at the Port of Brownsville for a roundtable discussion on the Texas economy, the port industry, and the supply chain challenges that have risen over the past year.

03.31.2022
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Gonzales, Arrington & Cornyn Pass 'Donna M. Doss Memorial Act' to Honor Fallen Border Patrol Agent with Renaming of Station in Rocksprings, Texas

“Her death is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices our men & women in green - and their families - make every day. I'm proud to have her legacy live on in our district by renaming the Rocksprings Border Patrol station in her honor,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales, who along with Cong. Jodey Arrington and Sen. John Cornyn helped pass the "Donna M. Doss Memorial Act" to rename the Border Patrol Station in Agent Doss’s honor.

03.31.2022
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After Campaigning Against It, Biden’s Now Proposing a Tax on 'Wealth'

When Joe Biden ran for president he opposed the "taxes on wealth" that two of his competitors, Senators Elizabeth Warren & Bernie Sanders, had proposed. Now he's proposing just that – and even worse. His proposal isn't just on income. He's even wanting to tax unrealized gains, commonly known as an investment's going up in value, by calling that income. And, it’s not just billionaires.

03.31.2022
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Rep. Gonzales, Sens. Cornyn, Cruz Lead Bipartisan Texas Delegation Letter Urging Biden to Keep Title 42 Given Record Border Crossings

 Title 42 is a public health authority that has enabled Border Patrol to conduct rapid expulsions at the southwest border since March 2020.

03.30.2022
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Governor Abbott, TEA Announce Funding Adjustment For Texas Public Schools To Sustain In-Person Instruction

This means funding will be made available to school systems in Texas that have experienced attendance rate declines because of the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, given an emphasis on in-person instruction.

03.30.2022
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05.23.2022

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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05.23.2022
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05.19.2022
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