Congressmen Pete Olson (TX-22) and G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) led a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging a significant portion of the remaining Provider Relief Fund dollars be allocated to hospitals and providers who serve a disproportionate number of Medicaid and low-income patients
Even with increased testing, the positivity rate is down. This means that even though we are testing more people, the percentage of people testing positive is decreasing.
Governor Abbott deployed a Surge Response Team (SRT) to Amarillo consisting of Medical Incident Support Team personnel from the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force (EMTF) and 70 members of the Texas National Guard. These teams conducted a site survey of high risk areas to begin testing employees in meat packing facilities.
The $3 trillion partisan 1,800-page bill, deceptively packaged by House Democrats as COVID-19 economic aid, without Republican input contains numerous provisions unrelated to COVID-19.
"This bill guarantees a prolonged recession. It leaves 36 million jobless Americans behind, but delivers big for Democratic special interests. What do mail-in ballots, marijuana banking, bailing out failed union pensions, and releasing criminals early have to do with America’s struggling economy?
“Not only do we have to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for their role in the spread of CoronaVirus, the United States must take bold action to address their agenda and better compete with China on the world stage. This is the #1 issue – not only today, but for the future,” said McCaul.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new hours of service (HOS) rules issued today for America’s truckers.
This funding will support the 78 HHSC-funded local family violence centers that provide survivors with immediate shelter, supportive services, and access to community-based programs.
In Speaker Pelosi's bill, the word "cannabis" appears more times than the word "job". Instead of helping our small businesses recover from the CoronaVirus economic tragedy, this bill focuses on Ballot Harvesting, Marijuana Banking, Bailing Out Union Pensions, and the Early Release of Criminals.
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn released statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved of the nomination of Drew Tipton to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi.
"Josh Winegarner's a strong conservative and free-market advocate, and we need him in Congress," said former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, endorsing Winegarner to be the next member of Congress from Texas’ 13th District, which covers the Panhandle, Texoma & the North Texas area. The Republican Primary Runoff for Congress will be held on July 14th.
Governor Greg Abbott and (TDEM) today announced that the federal government has extended seven community-based testing sites in Texas through June 30, 2020. He also announced that the Texas National Guard has activated Facilities Disinfection Teams to support Texans in nursing homes to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Sen. Ted Cruz introduced the Onshoring Rare Earths Act of 2020, or "The ORE Act," to end the U.S.'s dependence on China for critical rare earth minerals and establish a supply chain for minerals used to manufacture our nation's defense industry technologies and high tech products within the U.S.
Governor Greg Abbott today modified his executive orders to be applied retroactively related to COVID-19 to eliminate confinement as a punishment for violating these orders.
Texas will have to make room for another Cup in its cabinet after adding the 2020 "Prosperity Cup," recognizing the successful business recruitment and retention efforts of State-Level Economic Development efforts.
"Graduation ceremonies mark a major milestone for students and their families. By taking these necessary precautions, developed by medical experts, we can ensure we're appropriately honoring our graduating Class of 2020," said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath during a press conference with Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing graduation guidance procedures for schools and the Class of 2020.
Cong. Kevin Brady says the steps Texas is taking to respond to COVID–19, and to safely reopen while keeping maximum pressure on the virus, are due to Gov. Greg Abbott “opening a big can of Common Sense on how you reopen these businesses across the state.”
A bipartisan group of senators is working to ensure families of public safety officers lost to COVID-19 can quickly access survivor benefits.
"Over the last five years, the progressive movement has had tremendous success in changing the Democrat party. All that success means little if we don’t elect the candidates we've pushed, and continue to push, to be more progressive,” said Bernie Sanders's 2016 and 2020 senior campaign adviser Jeff Weaver.
In response to a disturbing trend of pandemic authoritarianism, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), called on Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate state and local officials who target and discriminate against religious communities under the guise of protecting public health.