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ABBOTT: 3rd Week of 'Save Our Seniors' Initiative Grows Success in 28 Texas Counties

"The continued expansion of our Save Our Seniors initiative is protecting elderly Texans from COVID-19 and ramping up our vaccination efforts across the state," said Governor Greg Abbott, who launched the program in Corpus Christi in February to ensure more seniors are vaccinated throughout Texas.

03.17.2021
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State Sen. Menéndez Responds to Lawsuit filed by CPS Energy against ERCOT

CPS Energy filed a lawsuit this week, against the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to protect their customers from ERCOT’s pricing during Winter Storm Uri.  ERCOT found that CPS Energy was responsible for nearly $20 billion in charges for 5 days of energy.  

03.16.2021
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ABBOTT: Texas Is Putting the Biden Admin on Notice – Its Created a Public Health & Safety Emergency in Texas

"The Biden Administration’s reckless open border policies have created a humanitarian crisis for unaccompanied minors coming across the border. As the Governor of Texas, my responsibility is the Health & Safety of our citizens, and the Administration's lack of planning has created a public health and safety emergency in our state," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

03.16.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Reiterates Call to PUC to Correct ERCOT Pricing Errors

Gov. Abbott made correcting the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' (ERCOT) pricing errors an emergency item and asked us to move quickly. We did. 

03.15.2021
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Sen. Dawn Buckingham Files Bills to Ensure Cities Cannot Cut Police Force at Expense of Citizen's Safety

These bills would require cities to have police forces that are proportionate to their populations and ensure a new police academy cadet class is conducted should the current police force have more than 50 vacancies. 

03.15.2021
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Congressman Brady on Socialist Agenda, Partisan Stimulus Bill, and more

Congressman Brady joined Houston’s Morning News on KTRH to discuss the Democrats' socialist agenda, partisan stimulus bill, and more.

03.15.2021
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Border Patrol Agent's Vaccinations to Begin in Rio Grande Valley, say Gov. Abbott, National Border Patrol Council

“We are glad to hear that the Biden Administration is finally stepping up and holding a mass vaccination clinic next week for Border Patrol Agents," said Gov. Greg Abbott and National Border Patrol Council 's President Brandon Judd earlier today. Vaccinations begin next week in Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

03.12.2021
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Brady: Democrats' Political Payoff Leaves Americans Behind and Sends Them the Bill

Less than a dime of every dollar goes to Covid vaccines and defeating the virus in Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill, and it doesn’t do anything to stimulate the economy, according to Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX).

03.12.2021
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Creighton Files Priority Higher Education Bills

Senator Brandon Creighton (R- Conroe) has filed several pieces of his priority legislation for Texas Higher Education and Workforce Development.    

03.12.2021
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Texas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.8 Percent in January

Texas added 30,800 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, marking the ninth consecutive month of job growth. Private sector employment moved in the same direction with an increase of 32,600 positions for the month.

03.12.2021
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ABBOTT: ​​​​​​​Cartels Are Ramping Up Drug Smuggling, Trafficking Along Southern Border, Overwhelming Border Patrol

“Border Security is the Federal Government’s responsibility, but the State of Texas will not allow the Biden Administration’s failures to endanger the lives of innocent Texans," said Gov. Greg Abbott during a press conference in the border city of Mission, Texas, discussing Texas' response to the growing crisis at the Texas-Mexico border.

03.11.2021
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Creighton & Raymond: Alerting Texans During Emergencies

The lack of communication ahead of the storm contributed to Texans’ many challenges, and this system will provide a much needed warning ahead of impending disasters and extreme weather. 

03.09.2021
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TWC Adult Education Funding Helps Texans Get High School Equivalency

The high school equivalency subsidy program provides free subsidies for Texans at least 21 years of age to take a GED or HiSET exam. While existing adult education and literacy (AEL) programs support adult learners to prepare to take a high school equivalency test, they do not cover the costs of taking a test.

03.09.2021
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Bettencourt & 5 co-Authors File 7 Important Election Integrity Bills in Texas Senate

“The integrity of the voter roll is paramount to the entire electoral process and we must restore confidence in the voter roll for future elections for all Texans,” said Sen. Paul Bettencourt, who along with 5 joint-authors filed voter registration and election code violation bills to protect Texan's voter integrity.

03.08.2021
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Brady: Tepid February Jobs Report Demands Focus on Jobs, Vaccines

February's tepid jobs report showing little change from the previous month is exactly why we should focus on jobs and vaccine distribution, says Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX). . .

03.08.2021
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Sen. Dawn Buckingham Files SB 913 To Stop Texas Police Departments From Being Defunded

The bill sends a strong message to cities like Austin, which recently cut its police department budget by $150,000,000, that putting citizens and law enforcement further in harm’s way will not be tolerated. 

03.05.2021
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Representative Slaton Files a Bill to Have Texas Finish Building President Trump's Border Wall

Representative Bryan Slaton of House District 2 filed HB 2862 to finish building the wall on the Texas-Mexico border that began during President Donald Trump's Administration.

03.05.2021
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Rep. Cuellar Provides Current Migrant Apprehension Numbers in the Rio Grande Valley

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following apprehension data currently taking place in the United States Border Patrol - Rio Grande Valley Sector.

03.05.2021
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CONG. SESSIONS: Here's How Texans Can Get Winter Storm Relief and Help

After touring TX-17 this last weekend, I am astounded at both the damage our counties have encountered and the resilience of our people. For those who need assistance or know someone in need, here's how to do it.

03.04.2021
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HEGAR: State Sales Tax Revenue Down 4.2% Compared to Same Period a Year Ago

The majority of February's sales tax revenue is based on sales made in January and remitted in February, although the Feb. 22nd due date for taxes and fees to be reported and paid was extended by one week due to effects of the winter storm.

03.04.2021
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05.13.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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