On the Record

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Representative Jeff Leach Issues Statement on Local Impact to State Guidelines for School Calendar

Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide school districts with greater flexibility for reopening during the 2020-2021 school year.

07.21.2020
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Federal $600 Unemployment Payments to End July 25; State Unemployment Benefits to Continue

The FPUC program is part of the CARES Act that provides an additional $600 to benefit payments, and based on TWC’s contract with the US Department of Labor, the last payable week for FPUC is the week ending July 25, 2020.

07.21.2020
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Biden Admits: He Does Want to "Defund the Police"

While mainstream media's been working hard to make the argument Joe Biden's not in favor of "Defunding the Police," by Democrats' own standards his latest “Yes, absolutely” comments show he's in favor of moving Police Department funding to "other services." Democrats have joined with Black Lives Matter to push the notion of "Defunding the Police."

07.20.2020
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Gov. Abbott Hosts Signing of Shared Stewardship Agreement with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

The Shared Stewardship agreement establishes a framework for federal and state agencies to improve collaboration in responding to natural resource concerns and ecological challenges in Texas.

07.17.2020
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Despite Judge Hidalgo's Repeated Demands, Economic Shutdown is Not Justified by New Data

Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) is strongly pushing back on the continued claims from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (D-Harris County) that we need to enact another shutdown to fight the coronavirus in Texas. 

07.16.2020
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Governor Abbott, Omnicare Announce COVID-19 Testing For Patients, Staff At Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes

Omnicare, a CVS Health company, is partnering with the State of Texas to provide COVID-19 point-of-care testing for assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the state to provide on-site same-day testing and results for both facility staff and their residents. 

07.14.2020
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Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $744.2 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments\

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $744.2 million in local sales tax allocations for July.

07.14.2020
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AG Pax­ton Applauds Dis­missal of Law­suit Against Order of Can­di­dates on Ballots

In today’s order, the court ruled that ballot order does not prevent any citizens from voting and does not affect a candidate’s chances of winning an election. 

07.14.2020
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Sen. Cruz Applauds Two Court Rulings in Favor of Religious Liberty

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on The Constitution, today applauded the latest two Supreme Court decisions protecting religious liberty for every American.

07.13.2020
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Babin Commends FEMA for Awarding Hardin-Jefferson ISD Long-awaited Hurricane Harvey Funding

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement commending FEMA for awarding Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District (ISD) $27,818,876 in federal funding to replace Henderson Middle School, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

07.13.2020
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WC: State Unemployment Benefits to Continue But $600 Federal Payment Ends July 25

The Texas Workforce Commission reminds claimants that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) ends the week of July 25, 2020. FPUC provided an additional $600 per week to claimants who lost work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

07.13.2020
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Brady says hospitals remain ‘over prepared’ as COVID-19 surge continues 

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady addressed hospital capacity amid the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday calling the health care system “over prepared” as the spike in cases continues.

07.10.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHS Providing COVID-19 Surge Testing Site In Edinburg

This new site will offer 5,000 tests per day and will be operational Wednesday, July 8th through Tuesday, July 14th from 8 AM to 6 PM. This surge testing site is made possible through a collaboration with the State of Texas, HHS, Hidalgo County, and the City of Edinburg.

07.10.2020
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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Partners with Money Smart Week to Teach Children About Financial Literacy

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is partnering with a national education program created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help children learn important concepts of financial literacy.

07.10.2020
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Rep. Williams Urges Relief for Federally Impacted School Districts During COVID-19

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25), today sent a bipartisan letter with Congressman Mike Levin (D-CA-49) to the House Appropriations Committee urging that financial relief for federally impacted school districts be included in future COVID-19 legislation.

07.09.2020
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Sessions Calls on Candidate Renee Swann to Return PPP Loan to U.S. Treasury

After receiving a (Paycheck Protection Program) loan from the federal government, Renee Swann made a large personal loan to her campaign. . .The Treasury Department’s July 6th report reveals a PPP loan of between $150,000 and $350,000 was provided to Swann’s husband, Russell E. Swann. The borrowing entity is a corporation under his control.

07.09.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Capito, Tillis Introduce Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic Act

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Shelley Moore Capito, and introduced the Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act, legislation that would expand the eligibility for debt forgiveness provided in the CARES Act to small businesses that received SBA disaster loans.

07.08.2020
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AG Pax­ton: SCO­TUS Restarts Ener­gy Con­struc­tion Nationwide

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded the United States Supreme Court for partially staying a district court order that halted energy infrastructure construction nationwide and impeded economic growth.

07.08.2020
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Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry Endorses Winegarner

Respected Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry today endorsed Josh Winegarner for U.S. Congress in the GOP Primary Runoff. Early voting is already underway in the July 14th election.

07.08.2020
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Sen. Cruz, Rep. Williams Issue Statements on Spc. Vanessa Guillen

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today issued the following statements after Fort Hood confirmed the identification of remains found near Little River Academy, Texas, as Spc. Vanessa Guillen, who had been missing since April

07.07.2020
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09.18.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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09.17.2020
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09.16.2020
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