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Cong. Tony Gonzales Secures Major Funding for Airport Improvements in Dist. 23

“As travel returns to normalcy, it's crucial our airports have the resources they need to operate efficiently & effectively,” said South Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales, announcing "Airport Improvement Program" funding for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.

09.03.2021
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Toth Files New Election Audit Legislation 

This new bill creates a detailed process for initiating an audit. Voters deserve to know that their vote is being counted accurately and that the election systems we use are safe from fraud.

09.03.2021
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Texas Senate Approves $1.8 Billion in New Border Security Spending

"There are numerous other ways I'd rather spend these resources, but until the Federal Government does its job and gets a handle on this heartbreaking and frightening situation, it unfortunately falls on Texas to protect Texans," said Senate Finance Committee chair Jane Nelson.

09.02.2021
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Gov. Abbott Proclaims September 2021 as Preparedness Month In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation recognizing September 2021 as Preparedness Month in Texas.

09.02.2021
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State Rep. Jetton: 600+ New Texas Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1st - Are You Ready?

“After spending months talking to constituents, they consistently asked for lower property taxes, for the legislature to restore confidence in our elections, and to ensure our Law Enforcement Officers have access to needed resources,” Jetton said.

09.02.2021
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Ag Commish Sid Miller Launches New Effort to Boost Texas Ag Commodities in Global Markets

“We're the 4th largest agricultural exporter in the nation, and we must cultivate relationships abroad to help our family farms & ranches here in the Lone Star State,” said Texas Ag Comm. Sid Miller earlier today, announcing a partnership to allow Texas producers a competitive advantage on the trade front. 

08.31.2021
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Gov. Abbott Renews Border Disaster Declaration for 43 South Texas Counties in Crisis

The Governor originally issued a Disaster Declaration in late May for the 34 border counties that partnered with Texas in its Border Security efforts — including arresting and detaining people for border related crimes. The renewed disaster declaration now includes 43 South Texas Counties along the border that have declared their own local disasters.

08.31.2021
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Pax­ton Announces Final­ized Set­tle­ment with Grid­dy Ener­gy, LLC

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced details of the approved settlement in the lawsuit against Griddy Energy, LLC after Winter Storm Uri left its customers with exorbitant energy bills.

08.31.2021
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Gov. Abbott Avails the Following State Resources as Hurricane Ida Moved Toward Landfall

Gov. Greg Abbott placed Texas State Resources on standby for use along the Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Ida’s landfall, which included the following assets at the direction of the Texas Division of Emergency Management if needed by local officials.

08.30.2021
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Texas Cong. & Afghan Vet Tony Gonzales: “Everything Is at Stake. We Need to Focus on One Thing - Getting Americans Home.”

“During a time of crisis is an opportunity for America to come together, not divide. And now it's a time of crisis,” said South Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales, joining House Republican Whip Steve Scalise & other Republican Afghan Veterans for a press conference to highlight the failed U.S. withdrawal and retreat.

08.30.2021
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State Rep. Shine: Property Tax Relief Passes the Texas House 

Senate Bill 8, Senate Bill 12, and Senate Joint Resolution 2 passed the Texas House of Representatives today. These monumental pieces of legislation will provide lower property tax bills to the people of Texas.

08.30.2021
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Gov. Abbott Launches COVID-19 Antibody Infusion Center In Nacogdoches

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with local officials, will launch a new COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center in Nacogdoches.

08.27.2021
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CRUZ: America Does Not Take Orders from the Taliban

"President Biden must immediately, clearly & unapologetically tell the world - including Taliban terrorists - the United States will not leave Afghanistan until we have evacuated every American trapped behind Taliban lines. He must make clear this is the only condition under which we will leave – Then he must ensure that condition is met."

08.27.2021
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Texas Supreme Court Sides with Pax­ton Regard­ing Ban on Mask Mandates--Joins Mul­ti-state Coali­tion Demand­ing the Con­tin­ued Crim­i­nal­iza­tion of Ille­gal Reentry

AG Ken Paxton commends the Texas Supreme Court’s decision to grant the emergency motion for temporary relief in the case of Abbott v. San Antonio, keeping the decision to enforce mask mandates with the governor, not local government entities.

08.27.2021
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Arrington Applauds Federal Court’s Decision to Reinstate Texas’ Trump-Approved Medicaid Waiver

Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) applauded a federal district court’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction after the Biden Administration unilaterally and unconstitutionally rescinded a Texas’ Medicaid waiver, which had been previously approved by the Trump Administration.

08.27.2021
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NBC Poll: As Voters Flee Democrats in Droves, 60% Disapprove of Biden’s Afghan Pull-Out Effort

Friendly interviews leave journalists scratching their heads – and Democrat leaders privately groaning. But if you want to really know just how bad things are getting for Joe Biden and the Democrats, new polling from NBC News shows their numbers slipping significantly amid the recent bungling of the Afghanistan retreat – particularly among the all-important "Independent Voter."

08.24.2021
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Sens. Cruz, Blackburn, McConnell & Colleagues Demand Durham Report be Finished, Made Public

"We ask that you provide an update on the status of Special Counsel Durham's inquiry, and that the investigation's report be made available to the public," said Senators Ted Cruz, Marsha Blackburn, Mitch McConnell and 41 of their Republican colleagues, asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to provide an update on the status of the inquiry into the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation – and to ensure that the investigation is seen to completion.

08.23.2021
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Pax­ton Suc­cess­ful­ly Sues & Stops Vac­cine-Man­dat­ing School District

Last Thursday, Texas Attorney General Paxton sued the San Antonio Independent School District and its superintendent for mandating that all district employees receive a COVID-19 shot – in violation of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order banning public entities from requiring individuals to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Thankfully, Paxton stopped them.

08.23.2021
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Ah... So Democrats Finally Admit that Taxes DO Affect Decision-Making?

For years, when conservatives have made the obvious point that cutting taxes on savings results in more savings, that cutting taxes on investment results in more investment, or that cutting taxes on work results in more work, liberal progressives ridiculed the idea. But now Democrats have suddenly had a religious conversion, and are insisting dynamic scoring be used to evaluate their huge new spending plans.

08.23.2021
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Gov. Abbott Deploys More Medical Personnel, Establishes More COVID-19 Antibody Infusion Centers Across Texas

"Front-line health care workers across our state are working tirelessly to keep Texans healthy and safe. The substantial increase of infusion centers will reduce hospitalizations, and the added medical personnel will help treat COVID-19 patients already in hospitals. Hospitalizations can also be prevented by Texans getting the COVID-19 vaccine," said Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing that Texas will deploy additional medical personnel and launch more COVID-19 antibody infusion centers. 

08.20.2021
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10.20.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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10.18.2021
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10.18.2021
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