On the Record

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A.G. Pax­ton Sues Biden’s HHS to Stop Forc­ing Health­care Providers to Per­form ​“Gen­der Tran­si­tion” Procedures

“This is yet another example of Joe Biden trying to sidestep the Constitution and use Agency 'rulemaking' to advance unpopular, unlawful, and destructive policies,” said Texas Attorney General Paxton, as Texas & Montana sued the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, its Secretary Xavier Becerra, and other members of the Biden White House for adopting a new rule that forces states to pay for “gender transition” procedures and requires healthcare providers to perform the procedures even when doing so would violate state law. 

06.11.2024
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McCaul: Honoring Those Who Fought for Freedom

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces carried out the largest military invasion in history as they stormed the beaches of Normandy. Eighty years later, I was incredibly humbled travel to Normandy with a bipartisan congressional delegation to meet and thank several of the surviving World War II veterans who risked everything to save the free world, just as my father did.

06.10.2024
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Gov. Abbott Celebrates Texas’ Semiconductor Leadership at Samsung Highway Ribbon Cutting

“Today we're here to celebrate the next phase of Samsung Semiconductor's facility in Taylor, Texas – with more than a $16.5 million investment in the new Samsung Highway," said Gov. Greg Abbott, celebrating the Lone Star State's partnership with Samsung Electronics at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new highway in Taylor. Following the ribbon cutting, company executives presented a briefing on the ongoing construction of the company's new cutting-edge semiconductor fabrication facilities.

06.10.2024
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Disaster Unemployment Aid Now Available in 8 Additional Texas Counties Following Recent Severe Weather

The Texas Workforce Commission is now accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in 8 additional Texas Counties impacted by the Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, Tornadoes & Flooding that began on April 26th. Workers and self-employed individuals in the designated counties below, who've been unable to work due to damage sustained from the severe weather, may be eligible for benefits and can apply online through Unemployment Benefit Services, or by calling TWC at (800) 939-6631.

06.10.2024
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Gov. Abbott Launches Texas' Own '10 Most Wanted' Criminal Illegal Immigrants List

Funded by the Governor’s Public Safety Office, Texas Crime Stoppers will offer cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of "Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants." Similar to other Texas Most Wanted lists, all tips are anonymous regardless of how they are submitted — and tipsters will be provided a Tip # instead of using a name. View the 10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants List below. 

06.07.2024
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GLO Comm. Buckingham Announces Success of GLO’s 'Texas Coastal Roundup'

"The 2024 Texas Coastal Roundup's resounding success wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of all the organizations who showed up and participated" said Texas Land Office Commissioner Dawn Buckingham. "Together, we created a unique opportunity for Texans to learn firsthand about our GLO activities, and see how various groups protect our beautiful coastline," Buckingham said, acknowledging the 50+ groups and 1,500+ people who, along the GLO Staff, held the event for the Corpus Christi Community.

06.07.2024
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A.G. Pax­ton Presses Bor­der Lawsuit Against Biden: "They Do Not Even Believe Their Own Arguments."

“Texas made an outstanding case for our right to defend our State and protect our property from destruction by the Federal Government. We emphasized that a judge found that Federal Border Officials destroyed our state’s property – not to enforce federal law, but rather to facilitate illegal border crossing," said Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton. "We also demonstrated the Biden Administration was not forthright to the Supreme Court of the United States about Texas’s border security actions."

06.07.2024
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ICYMI: Today Marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day. 

During the early hours of the morning on June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France during World War II. Many of them were brave American soldiers who crossed the seas to help liberate Europe from tyranny.  “The price of freedom is never free. The American Dream is only possible because of the sacrificies our brave men and women in uniform have made. "

06.07.2024
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Cong. Gonzales Advances Key Wins for Texas Veterans, Servicemembers

“I served for 20 years in the U.S. Navy – I will always stand up for our Servicemembers, Veterans & Military Families," said South Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales, after he worked to include several key priorities as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2025 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs & Related Agencies funding bill through his seat on the House Appropriations Committee. His efforts included protecting the 2nd Amendment rights of veterans, and prohibits the VA from processing medical care claims for illegal aliens.

06.06.2024
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Sens. Cruz, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Better Prevent, Forecast, and Fight Wildfires

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), recently introduced the Fire Ready Nation Act, bipartisan legislation that will help emergency managers and firefighters better predict, respond to, and prepare for wildfires. The bill makes several reforms to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as deploy more federal meteorologists to wildfire frontlines so that responders can incorporate more accurate and timely forecast information into their response plans.

06.06.2024
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Panhandle Wildfires Devastate Lives, Economy

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts looks at the February wildfires that swept through the Texas Panhandle, their damaging effects on the residents and local economies of the 60 counties where a disaster declaration was issued, and disaster relief measures this agency took to provide tax relief to property owners and businesses. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service puts fire-related agricultural losses in the Panhandle at approximately $123 million.

06.06.2024
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A.G. Pax­ton Stops Unlaw­ful Attempt by Biden IRS to Impair Texas' Child Sup­port Programs

Attorney General Paxton sued the IRS to stop an Enforcement Announcement issued by the agency that would have severely limited the ability of child support enforcement agencies to utilize contractor support services. Specifically, after facilitating child support programs’ use of contracted services for over a decade, the IRS unlawfully, arbitrarily, and with no notice, reversed its position and demanded that child support programs terminate contractor access to data necessary for program administration.

06.06.2024
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Sen. Cruz: FAA Reauthorization Boosts Innovation for Next Generation in Aerospace  

Provisions in the law championed by Sen. Cruz will make possible test corridors for hypersonic and supersonic aircraft, and position Texas as a leading contender for a corridor. The law, which Sen. Cruz authored as the ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, received overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers and makes historic investments in the safety, efficiency, and innovation of America’s aviation system.  

06.04.2024
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CONG. WEBER: Its 'Bidenflation' & 'Bidenomics' vs. the Trump Trial Verdict

Our "weaponized justice system" was on full display in New York City last week – against former President Donald Trump. A Soros-backed D.A., a Biden-supporting judge who led the jury to a foregone conclusion have now let the genie out of the bottle for all of America to see. But, compared to three short years ago Americans are spending over $12,800 more annually to buy the basics because of "Bidenflation" and "Bidenomics." I believe this was a rigged & despicable miscarriage of justice – and that the nation's voters will settle things on November 5th.

06.04.2024
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PAXTON: Texas Supreme Court Unan­i­mous­ly Upholds Pro-Life 'Human Life Protection' Law

“I will continue to defend the laws enacted by the Legislature, and to uphold the values of the people of Texas by doing everything in my power to protect mothers and babies,” said Texas Attorney General Paxton, after he successfully defended one of the Texas Legislature's recently passed pro-life laws and secured a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of Texas to uphold the "Human Life Protection Act."

06.04.2024
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TWC Launches New Grant Program to Invest in Texas’ Future Workforce

“The Texas Workforce Commission is expanding its resources to provide training to Texans that aligns with the needs of our employers,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. The launch of the program highlights one of Texas’ many investments to ensure a workforce to fill current and emerging job openings. Resources offered through the Lone Star Workforce of the Future will also foster new workforce skills to meet the evolving needs of employers in the state’s growing economy. The program was created by the 88th Texas Legislature, then signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott. 

06.04.2024
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CONG. McCAUL: Bringing a Little Texas to Taiwan – to Deter our Foreign Adversaries

Approximately 90% of the world’s most advanced semiconductors – which power electronics, automobiles & U.S. weapons systems – are made in Taiwan. Taiwan is one of our most important and strategic partners. If China invades Taiwan, this could lead to an “electronic shutdown.” China, Russia & Iran are all looking to exploit our weaknesses. The United States must be a symbol of strength and democracy – but instead the world has been watching as our judicial system is being abused for political gain.

06.03.2024
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Gov. Abbott Welcomes Texas National Guard to New Operating Base: Fighting Biden’s Border Crisis in Eagle Pass

"About 300 soldiers are moving in today, and more will arrive soon. Texas will not stop until we gain full operational control of the border," said Gov. Greg Abbott, touring Texas’ new Forward Operating Base and welcoming the first 300 Texas National Guard soldiers moving into the base camp in Eagle Pass. Following the tour, the Abbott outlined how the new camp will help soldiers deployed on Operation Lone Star more effectively respond to President Joe Biden’s continued and tragic Border Crisis.

06.03.2024
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: On the Overwhelming Response to the Texas Energy Fund Loan Program

"Since Winter Storm Uri in 2021, I have been abundantly clear that we must bring new dispatchable generation (primarily new natural gas plants) to Texas to ensure we maintain reliable power under any circumstance. Improving our grid is essential for the Texas Miracle to continue throughout the 21st century. Texas’ economy is the 8th largest in the world, larger than most countries, and we must have reliable generation to meet ever-increasing demand."

06.03.2024
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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Now Available in Bell, Henderson & Tyler Counties After Recent Severe Weather

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in three additional counties impacted by the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that began on April 26. The amended Presidential Disaster Declaration now includes Bell, Calhoun, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Liberty, Montague, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, and Waller Counties.

06.03.2024
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07.23.2024

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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07.22.2024
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07.22.2024
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