On the Record

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Olson Statement on Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Decision to Remove MFAR

If finalized, the rule would increase state and local taxes, erode the state’s control the Medicaid program and devastate the state's health care infrastructure.

09.15.2020
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Secretary Hughs Announces “Ready. Check. Vote.” Statewide Grassroots Tour

Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs announced a new statewide grassroots tour as part of the "Ready. Check. Vote." initiative to safely educate Texas voters about what they need to bring to the polls when they cast their ballot.

09.14.2020
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Sen. Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation Into Netflix’s ‘Cuties’

Following Netflix’s disturbing promotion and defense of its new pornographic film sexualizing young children, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz sent a letter calling on the DOJ to investigate whether Netflix, its executives, or the makers of the film “Cuties” violated any federal laws against the production and distribution of child pornography.

09.14.2020
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Babin Requests AG Barr Expeditiously Make Findings of Durham Investigation Public

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin issued the following statement after leading a letter, with the support of a dozen other Members of the House, to U.S. Attorney General, Bill Barr, requesting that the findings of John Durham’s investigation be made public in a timely manner once it has come to an end.

09.14.2020
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Governor Abbott, TxDOT Announce Federal Funding For Major Project In Permian Basin

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) today announced that TxDOT has won a federal grant to help transform an intersection on I-20 to ease congestion and save lives.

09.11.2020
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AG Pax­ton Warns State Bar of Texas Against Adopt­ing Rule that Would Tram­ple Attor­neys’ First Amend­ment Rights

The letter warns that the proposed rule threatens the individual liberty of Texas lawyers and is unconstitutionally vague and overbroad.

09.11.2020
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Cong. Roger Williams​​​​​​​: Serving the Nation's Current Military & Veterans Who've Protected Our Freedom

The American story is nothing without our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, who in spite of great odds, have always answered the call to serve.

09.10.2020
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FEMA Ends Lost Wages Assistance Program, State Unemployment Benefits to Continue

On September 9, 2020, FEMA informed the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), that the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, ends with the benefit week ending September 5, 2020.

09.10.2020
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Cong. Conaway: Unity Through Tragedy in Odessa

On Aug. 31, 2019, our community suffered a tragic act of violence when a mobile active shooter took to the streets — killing seven innocents and injuring more than 20 others.

09.09.2020
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Local Austinites Launch Nonpartisan Fight for Austin PAC to Support Candidates who Prioritize Public Safety

Today six Austinites of diverse backgrounds have launched a new political action committee (PAC) which will support candidates for local office who prioritize public safety and oppose those who do not.

09.09.2020
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AG Pax­ton Com­mends San Anto­nio Fed­er­al Court for Dis­miss­ing Case Urg­ing Changes to In-Per­son Voting

The court concluded that it lacks jurisdiction to micro-manage the election process, which is dictated by the Texas Legislature, and that it cannot overstep its constitutionally defined role.

09.09.2020
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AG Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to Cameron Coun­ty Warn­ing it Must Allow Reli­gious Schools to Open

The order, which attempts to prohibit in-person instruction at religious private schools until September 28, 2020, violates the U.S. and Texas Constitutions, as well as the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. 

09.08.2020
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Enrollment Open for Texas Tuition Promise Fund®

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child's future higher education at Texas public colleges and universities at today's prices, excluding medical and dental institutions. 

09.08.2020
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Commissioner Miller Announces Food Assistance Is Now Available to Texans in Orange County

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) was approved by USDA for the Disaster Household Distribution program in Orange County Texas through September 21, 2020.

09.08.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From SBA Following Hurricane Hanna

Governor Greg Abbott announced that SBA has approved Texas' request for an Economic Injury Disaster Declaration in communities affected by Hurricane Hanna.

09.03.2020
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Texas Farm Bureau Endorses Cong. McCaul as Clear Choice for Rural Texas

The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND has endorsed Representative Michael McCaul for Congress. The AGFUND stands behind candidates that support the issues that matter most to Texas farmers, ranchers and property owners.

09.03.2020
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Wisconsin Voters Moving to Trump After 'Peaceful Protests' Turn Violent in Kenosha

Alexis Arnold is white, 44-year-old Wisconsin art gallery owner who says she's sympathetic to protesters that protest peacefully – but her anxiety's increased as the "peaceful protests" spread across America and spiral into ever greater levels of lawlessness, violence and destruction. 

09.02.2020
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Rep. Williams Introduces Bill to Expand Telehealth Coverage and Protect Rural Communities

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today introduced the Ensuring Telehealth Expansion Act to extend telehealth provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act through December 31, 2025.

09.02.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For The Month Of Septembe

Governor Greg Abbott announced the HHSC will provide approximately $188 million in emergency (SNAP) food benefits for the month of September as the Texas continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

09.01.2020
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AG Pax­ton Joins Let­ter to Pres­i­dent Trump in Sup­port of Fund­ing The Nation­al Child ID Act

AG Ken Paxton joined a 20-state coalition in support of making funding available through any federal agency to support House Resolution 4172 to help parents, guardians and law enforcement better protect children from exploitation, abduction and human trafficking.

09.01.2020
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