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