On the Record

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Texas Workforce Commission Issues Guidance to Unemployment Claimants

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) guidance to unemployment claimants concerning their continued eligibility for unemployment benefits (UI) should they refuse rehire.

05.01.2020
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Coronavirus Update: Stimulus Check Status and Important Notice for Veterans

The Federal government has distributed more than 80 million stimulus checks through direct deposit or the mail and many of you have reached out to my office for information on the program.

04.30.2020
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Governor Abbott Appeals FEMA Denial Of Major Disaster Declaration For North Texas Tornadoes

The Governor sent a letter to FEMA asking the federal government to reverse their decision and provide much-needed assistance to local governments and non-profits for infrastructure and recovery efforts. 

04.29.2020
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AG Pax­ton Defends Pri­vate Prop­er­ty Rights from Fed­er­al Overreach

The Constitution grants the federal government the power to regulate interstate commerce. That power does not include wholly intrastate species like the Bone Cave Harvestman that have no relationship to interstate commerce.

04.29.2020
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Sen. Cruz Discusses Priorities for Re-Opening the Economy & Safely Getting Americans Back to Work on Fox Business & Fox News

Following reports this week that more than 26 million Americans have filed for unemployment , U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday appeared on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.” and Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing,” to talk about his priorities for re-opening the economy and safely getting the American people back to work. Excerpts of Sen. Cruz’s interviews are below.

04.28.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces Senate Work Groups to Discuss Pandemic Impact on Texas

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has established six Senate working groups to discuss challenges the state will face in the next legislative session as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

04.28.2020
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AG Pax­ton Files Law­suit to Halt Price Goug­ing by Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.

Price gouging laws apply to any person or entity selling necessities, such as food, at an exorbitant or excessive price after a disaster has been declared by the Governor or the President.

04.28.2020
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U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Approves Texas Request for SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot Program  Participation

The need for SNAP recipients to utilize online grocery delivery has never been more important because of the impact of COVID-19.

04.27.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $54 Million To Support Older Texans During COVID-19 Pandemic

The funds will be used to support programs and services administered by the state’s 28 Area Agencies on Aging such as home delivered meals, help with household chores, assistance with groceries, and respite care or other services for family caregivers.

04.24.2020
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Landgraf Amplifies West Texans’ Voices with Governor 

Rep. Brooks Landgraf is communicating with Governor Greg Abbott about ideas he has received from West Texans on how to reopen businesses and get back to work safely amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

04.24.2020
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AG Pax­ton Applauds Fifth Cir­cuit for Pri­or­i­tiz­ing the Health and Safe­ty of Med­ical Pro­fes­sion­als Com­bat­ing COVID-19 Cri­sis Over the Demands of Prisoners

 The district court’s injunction imposed limits on the transfer of inmates, required unrestricted access to face masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies for each inmate, and imposed a plan for testing every single inmate for COVID-19.

04.24.2020
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Henry Cuellar: I Have been Selected to Bipartisan WH Task Force

The WH Task Force will advise and address the question of when our country should reopen the economy, a three-phase plan which will act as guidelines aimed at softening restrictions.

04.24.2020
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AG Pax­ton Affirms Har­ris Coun­ty Law Enforce­ment Offi­cers Serv­ing on the Front­lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Men and women in law enforcement risk their lives every day as they continue to heroically serve the public during these trying times. They were told that hardened criminals would be released because they feared COVID-19 in prison and are now being told to criminalize anyone caught without wearing a mask.” 

04.23.2020
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Gov­er­nor Abbott and Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Pro­vide Updat­ed Joint Guid­ance to Hous­es of Worship

Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-16 on religious services recommends strategies for houses of worship to effectively slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) while serving their respective communities of faith.  

04.22.2020
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TDA Extends Applications for Family Land Heritage Recognition

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the 2020 Family Land Heritage application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2020.

04.22.2020
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Chairman Christian Discusses Proration & Establishment of Task Force

RRC continues discussion on the issue of proration, ongoing relief initiatives of the agency, and the formation of a Blue Ribbon Task Force for oil economic recovery.

04.22.2020
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AG Pax­ton: Fifth Cir­cuit Once Again Upholds Governor’s Order Halt­ing Unnec­es­sary Med­ical Pro­ce­dures, Includ­ing Abortion

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which once again upheld Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-09.

04.21.2020
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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement in Support of Governor Abbott’s Request for Relief for Refinery Workers

The public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent economic and energy crises, have been especially devastating for energy producers and blue collar workers in Texas.

04.20.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces $38 Million In Federal COVID-19 Emergency Funding For Local Governments

These funds come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program authorized by the federal Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations Act.

04.20.2020
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06.25.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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06.22.2020
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06.19.2020
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