On the Record

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CRUZ: Iranian Proxies've Attacked Americans Over 170 Times Across the Middle East in Recent Months

“Joe Biden and his administration's officials made a Day 1 decision not just to appease the Iranian regime, but indeed to enable the Ayatollah to attack Americans and American interests across the Middle East. They enriched the regime by suspending the enforcement of energy sanctions, and looked the other way as Iran built a virtual nuclear arsenal. These deliberate, explicit choices by Joe Biden and Biden officials directly led to this weekend's attack, and they should all be reversed immediately.”

01.29.2024
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CONG. McCAUL: Biden's Open Border is Wreaking Havoc on Our Nation

On his first day in office, President Biden rescinded border policies that were effectively working — like Remain in Mexico — and keeping our country safe. Now, the consequences of that decision are wreaking havoc across our nation, and Texas continues to unfairly bear the brunt of it. I am one voice, but I represent 800,000 people, and our message is simple: we have had enough.

01.29.2024
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Rep. Randy Weber Joins Chairman McCaul, Colleagues at the Southern Border

Last weekend, I joined Chairman Michael McCaul, Rep. Henry Cuellar, Rep. Tony Gonzales, and Rep. Monica De La Cruz in McAllen, Texas at the state's Southern Border.  We then traveled to Mexico City to meet with government leaders in Mexico to discussed strategies to address migration and increase trade between our two nations. Moving forward, we cannot continue playing defense on the 1-yard line called the U.S.-Mexico border.

01.29.2024
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CHRISTIAN: Biden’s Policies Leave Americans with Higher Costs & Our European Allies in Deadly Situation

“This move by the Biden White House is just the latest in a long line of actions to dismantle American oil & gas production – and it does NOT eliminate emissions. It simply exports them to dirtier and more hostile producers overseas. President Biden will always choose his climate catastrophist friends over increasing fossil fuel production and lowering energy costs — for both Americans and our allies," said Texas Railroad Comm. Wayne Christian following the latest Biden action.

01.29.2024
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Sens. Cruz, Scott, Ossoff Lead Bipartisan Effort Ensuring Veterans Receive Timely Access to Health Care

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Scheduling for Community Health and Easy Data to Understand for Legislators to Evaluate Services (SCHEDULES) Act. The bill would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a comprehensive standard for timing between referrals and appointments at VA facilities.

01.26.2024
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Rep. Cuellar and Colleagues Visit Mexico on Bipartisan Congressional Delegation

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), along with other members of the Texas delegation, participated in a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and other officials regarding the historic surge of migration at the US-Mexico border.

01.26.2024
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Governor Abbott Highlights Texas’ Robust Technology Industry In New Delhi

Governor Greg Abbott yesterday held another series of meetings with business leaders and government officials to discuss the growing technology industry in Texas and attended an afternoon reception with young business leaders in New Delhi, India. Joined by First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Secretary of State Jane Nelson, Adriana Cruz, Arun Agarwal, and Aaron Demerson

01.26.2024
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Commissioner Buckingham Announces the Veterans Land Board's 'Valentines for Veterans' Campaign

Texas Land Commissioner and Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairwoman Dawn Buckingham, M.D. encouraged Texans to participate in the VLB's campaign to send Valentines cards to the Veterans who reside in Texas' nine State Veterans Homes. The Texas GLO and the VLB urges Texans to take part in this mission to show these courageous men and women that they are an integral part of our communities. 

01.26.2024
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Rep. Tony Gonzales Visits Fort Bliss Army Base

Congressman Tony Gonzales met with the Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Weimer, Brigadier General Susie Kuilan, and U.S. Army personnel at Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso. Congressman Gonzales is a fierce advocate in Congress for veterans and servicemembers. Recently, he led efforts to secure $74 million for Fort Bliss and $700 million in funding for a new El Paso VA Health Care Center.

01.25.2024
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CONG. PFLUGER: Biden 'Effort to Take Away Gas-Powered Cars & Trucks Will Not be Tolerated'

“President Biden doesn't know the first thing about Rural America's vehicle needs, and the federal government doesn't have the right to take away gas-powered Cars & Trucks – it will not be tolerated,” said West Texas Cong. August Pfluger, as he and Senators Crapo (R-ID) and Ted Cruz, as well as Cong. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and 121 other lawmakers called on Mr. Biden's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to withdraw his latest CAFE proposal for passenger cars & light-duty trucks. 

01.25.2024
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Pfluger Pushes Legislation to Kill the 'Death Tax' – Permanently

"Only the federal government would look at death as an opportunity to tax hardworking business, land & home owners. Now it's time to kill the death tax once and for all," said Cong. August Pfluger earlier this week, proudly joining Cong. Randy Feenstra (IA-04) in introducing the "Death Tax Repeal Act" to permanently repeal the death tax and protect the transfer of property, land, and other assets from a deceased family member to the heirs of family farms and businesses.

01.24.2024
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Sen. Cruz, Cong. Cuellar Lead Bipartisan Delegation Urging Sect. Blinken to Swiftly Implement Border Bridge Permits

“Laredo is the nation’s busiest port of entry, and recent changes to the Presidential Permitting Process will ensure that proposed construction projects at the World Trade Bridge, Colombia Solidarity Bridge, and other bridges along the U.S.-Mexico Border avoid unnecessary construction delays. I emphasize that the Administration needs to act expeditiously in implementing this provision to expand our ports of entry,” said South Texas Cong. Henry Cuellar.

01.23.2024
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Gov. Abbott Strengthens Economic Relationships With Technology Partners in India

Governor Greg Abbott held meetings with economic development partners and business leaders in Mumbai, India, discussing issues and industries critical to Texas and India. Joined by Secretary of State Jane Nelson, Adriana Cruz, Arun Agarwal, and Aaron Demerson, along with members of the Texas delegation, this is the first stop in the economic development mission led by the Governor.

01.23.2024
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CONG. PFLUGER: My Thoughts on Government Spending & the 2nd Mayorkas Impeachment Hearing

As Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee on Counter-Terrorism, Law Enforcement & Intelligence, I led a hearing to examine transnational repression and authoritarian regimes like the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or Iran going beyond their borders to harass or silence citizens who defend human rights and advocate for free speech. The United States must uphold the bastion for every person to freely express their views – without fear of persecution from foreign actors.

01.23.2024
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GLO Comm. Dawn Buckingham Announces Winners & Finalists of 2024 'Save Texas History' Essay Contest

Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham announced the Winners & Finalists of the 2024 Save Texas History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Texas General Land Office’s "Save Texas History" Program. Fourth and 7th Grade Students from across Texas answered the important question, “What history in your community is worth saving?” The education effort seeks to rally public support for the preservation & promotion of more than 35 million historic maps and documents.

01.23.2024
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McCaul: Mayorkas Has 'Utterly Failed' to Uphold His Constitutional Oath

At last week's House Homeland Security Committee impeachment hearing of Secretary Mayorkas, I spoke with two mothers grieving the loss of their daughters due to Sect. Mayorkas' dereliction of duty. As they testified to the committee, they hold him – and his failed border policies – personally accountable for their family's irreparable loss. So do I. He took an oath to Defend & Protect the Constitution and the American people – and has utterly failed to do so.

01.22.2024
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Gov. Abbott Leads Economic Development Mission to Grow Business Partnerships with India

“Texas is America’s – and the world’s – premier economic destination because of our dedication to cultivating a business-friendly environment. And, there's great potential for us to expand industry & trade partnerships with India," said Gov. Greg Abbott, noting that India is 9th among all nations for the number of Foreign Investment Projects in Texas. In the last decade, companies from India have invested $1.4 billion through 59 projects in Texas, creating more than 10,300 jobs.

01.22.2024
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ABBOTT: Texas Jobs Grow Faster Than Nation, Smashing Historic Highs

Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated the strength and resilience of the Texas economy following the release of December's employment data showing Texas continues to outpace the nation in Annual Job Growth. Texas also again set new historic highs for total jobs, the number of Texans working, and the size of the Texas labor force. December marks 34 months of uninterrupted job growth in Texas.

01.19.2024
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U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar Joins Washington Post Live to Discuss Border Security

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar joined a Washington Post event, moderated by Washington Post reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell, to discuss the urgent need for border security measures. During the discussion, Cuellar emphasized the need to address the pull factors that are contributing to the record number of encounters at the U.S. Southern Border

01.19.2024
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Texas Labor Market Reached Historic Highs in 2023

In December, the state’s seasonally adjusted job count reached 14,103,300 jobs, an increase of 19,100 over the month—marking 27 consecutive months of new series employment highs. Texas' employment growth rate continued to outpace the nation by a full percentage point, with 2.7 percent annual growth in the state from December 2022 to December 2023, compared to the nation’s 1.7 percent.

01.19.2024
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04.23.2024

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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04.23.2024
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04.22.2024
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