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CONG. BRADY: Democrats’ Devastating April Jobs Report 'Is a Stunning Setback'

“This is a stunning setback, and unequivocal proof that President Biden is sabotaging our jobs recovery. Democrats are paying 4 in 10 jobless more to stay home than to return to work. The White House is in denial that many businesses – both small and large – can’t find the workers they need," said the top Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee, Texas Cong. Kevin Brady.

05.10.2021
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Gambling, Casino Industries Not Giving Up on Expansion Bills in the Conservative Texas Legislature

Not all gamblers are the same, and not all kinds of gambling bring the same types of cost – when the business or pleasure gets out of control, gambling becomes a real medical condition. “Recreational” or “social” gamblers may be able to buy the occasional lottery ticket, take the rare casino trip, or bet small stakes in fantasy sports. But, they also are mentally able to quit.

05.07.2021
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Texas Won't be Turning Blue Anytime Soon – Not if Hispanic Republicans in South Texas Keep Winning

“If someone’s going to tell you: ‘Oh, you’re brown, you have to be Democrat.’ Or, ‘Oh, you’re female, you have to be Democrat’ – who are they to tell me who I should vote for, or who I shouldn’t?” said Adrienne Pena-Garza, the GOP Chairwoman in South Texas' Hidalgo County. “You can’t shame me, or bully me into voting for a party just because that’s the way it’s always been."

05.06.2021
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STATE REP. HUNTER: Here's Your Scholarship Opportunities for Graduates & Future Service Members

One way the Texas Legislature honors future generations of military leaders is through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and each State Senator & State Representative appoint students to receive a TASSP scholarships. Here's what you need to know about applying.

04.30.2021
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POLL: 64% of Texas Voters Support Effort to Protect Free Speech on Social Networks

A new poll released by the Hispanic Republicans of Texas shows that 64% of Texas voters support legislation to protect free speech on social networks by preventing them from blocking, banning, or discriminating against users based upon their viewpoints. They also agree with State Sen. Bryan Hughes’ effort to provide social media platform oversight.

04.28.2021
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Sen. Cruz on Senate Floor: "​​​​​​​If these reports are true, John Kerry should resign. If he doesn’t, President Biden should fire him.'

Sen. Cruz called on President Joe Biden to fire Special White House "Climate Envoy" John Kerry if this weekend's New York Times reports are verified – that he leaked intelligence about numerous Israeli intelligence operations to one of the United States' gravest enemies, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. Read his full remarks below.

04.28.2021
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With Texas State Budget Passed in Austin, Rush Now On to Beat Bill Deadlines

On Thursday night last week, the Texas House managed to complete the debate on the state budget well before midnight. In a 12-hour long debate, the members delivered on many issues important to Texans. Now the legislature moves into a fevered pitch to beat deadlines & hear bills on House Floor.

04.27.2021
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Abbott Asks Counties for their Border Crisis Financial Impact

​​​​​​​"I strongly believe your county, our state and our fellow Texans should not be forced to shoulder the costs of the border crisis. The federal government should reimburse us in full," said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, asking County Judges across Texas to send him a full & accurate estimate of the costs incurred in each of the state's 254 Counties.

04.26.2021
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DENNIS NIXON: America Doesn't Allow or Cause Small Businesses to Fail Because of Bad Government Policies

Built by enterprising Americans who poured every ounce of their being into their successful businesses, this country has endured the toughest economic crash since the Great Depression. It’s time to put politics aside and do what’s right for this nation's Small Businesses.

04.22.2021
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Casinos, Gambling in Texas May be Long Shot in Conservative Legislature, but Industry's Not Giving Up

The Texas Constitution bans gambling, so legalizing casinos or sports betting would require amending the State Constitution. That requires two-thirds of both the State House & Senate, as well as approval by Texas voters and passage of legislation to authorize licensing & regulation. But don't tell the 65+ lobbyists currently pushing the issue in Austin.

04.20.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick: Texas' Top 25 Conservative Legislative Priorities are On-Track

The Texas Senate has already moved 30 conservative priority bills forward, as senators are putting in long hours and worked tirelessly. "This Legislative Session brought the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic... and the winter storm, which continues to require our attention as we put solutions forward,' said Lt. Gov. Patrick.

04.19.2021
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Is Texas About to Change How Parents Choose Their Children's School?

About 900,000 Texas school students are currently attending around 1,000 "failing" Texas schools — almost 1 in  5 children. Sen. Paul Bettencourt's "Family Educational Relief Program" – currently being considered by the Texas Legislature in Austin – is a bi-partisan bill that would help Low-Income Families solve their educational roadblocks.

04.15.2021
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Gov. Abbott Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recommendation to pause all administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

04.13.2021
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CRUZ: Biden Should Stop Covering Up the Inhumane Treatment & COVID Health Menace He's Created on Border

The deep personal toll of the crisis on our Southern Border's been on full display for weeks, but was best encapsulated in the tragic video of a 10-year old boy abandoned by the group he was traveling with desperately asking for help. The heartbreaking reality is the toll this crisis has taken on the children being trafficked into the U.S.

04.12.2021
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Here's Why Only Fools Want to Relieve the Nation of the Senate Filibuster

When critics of the filibuster argue that the Senate is “undemocratic” because of it, what they really mean is our Nation's Federal System requiring buy-in by various levels of government should be weakened. Back in 2017 – when Republican Donald Trump was president – 31 of 48 Democrat Senators signed a bipartisan letter unashamedly arguing for it.

04.12.2021
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STATE REP. HUNTER: Here's What You Need to Know About National Autism Awareness Month

Awareness months are helpful because they bring public attention to issues facing many of our friends & families. Autism is no different, and April is National Autism Awareness Month. Here's some helpful things you need to know.

04.12.2021
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Gov. Abbott Recognizes April 2021 As 'Sexual Assault Awareness Month'

"Texans are not overcome when faced with adversity; Together, we can protect the vulnerable, help victims find healing, and bring offenders to justice," reads the Governor's proclamation asking Texans to come together to build awareness around the issue of sexual assault and to recognize the courage of survivors.

04.09.2021
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Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Slam Biden for Renewed Aid Despite Palestinian Authority Funding for Terrorists

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken in response to President Biden’s plan to send a reported $75 million in general economic support payments from USAID and the U.S. State Department into territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas.

04.09.2021
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Unanimous Passage of Senate Bill 1

Texas is coming back stronger than ever because our fiscal foundation is strong and our conservative budgeting principles are sound.

04.08.2021
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Gov. Abbott Prohibits Government-Mandated 'Vaccine Passports' in Texas

"Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives," said Gov. Greg Abbott, issuing an Executive Order prohibiting State Agencies or political subdivisions from creating a "Vaccine Passport" or other requirement for citizens to receive any sort of commercial service.

04.06.2021
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05.10.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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05.10.2021
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