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Gov. Abbott Holds Briefing On Tropical Storm Cristobal, Provides Update on Hurricane Preparedness

Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference in Austin where he provided an update on Tropical Storm Cristobal, as well as hurricane preparedness and special COVID-19 considerations.

06.08.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Scott, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral American Space Commerce Act

The American Space Commerce Act of 2020 would extend the full expensing treatment, currently available to all businesses under the TCJA through 2022, to “qualified domestic space launch property” for an additional ten years beyond current law.

06.08.2020
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Brady: Return To Work Bonus Crucial For Economic Recovery

Brady: With more jobs added and beating expectations, it's my hope that we have passed the trough of the pandemic's damage and we will continue to improve as America's economy reopens. 

06.05.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces Phase III To Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50% capacity, with very limited exceptions.

06.04.2020
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Brady Intros Bill Demanding States Allow Small Cities and Rural Governments to Receive COVID-19 Relief Funds

Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced legislation demanding states do as Congress intended: Stop hoarding federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) and distribute the money to those rural communities and smaller cities and towns that need it most.

06.04.2020
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Sen. Cruz: ‘The Obama Administration Targeted President Trump by Weaponizing and Politicizing the DOJ, FBI, and the Intelligence Community’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at a full committee hearing examining the abuse of power committed by the Obama administration in 2016 and 2017.

06.04.2020
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President Trump Takes on Violent Protesters, Labels 'Antifa' a Terrorist Organization

“The violence, instigated and carried out by 'Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting, is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly,” said Attorney General William Barr, adding that the F.B.I. will use its partnerships with State & Local Police to identify violent protesters – whom he also called Domestic Terrorists.

06.03.2020
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Texas No. 1 for 16th Year in a Row: Chief Executive's 'Best & Worst States for Doing Business' Rankings

Some day another state may topple Texas from its No. 1 position in Chief Executive Magazine’s annual “Best & Worst States for Business” Ranking – but don’t count on it anytime soon. We asked CEOs where they like — and dislike — doing business, and here's what they said.

06.03.2020
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Governor Abbott, U.S. Attorneys Announce Federal Prosecution For Protest Agitators Violating Federal Law

Individuals who come to Texas from out of state to engage in looting, violence, or other destructive acts in violation of federal law will be subject to federal prosecution.

06.02.2020
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Brady Introduces Return To Work Bonus Legislation

This bill will help local businesses rebuild their workforce quickly by turning these unemployment benefits into a back-to-work bonus that will provide a bump to workers and help accelerate our economic recovery. 

06.02.2020
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Cmr. George P. Bush to all Texans: Hurricane Season 2020 Starts Today

Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging all Texans to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season, which began Monday, June 1, and runs through November 30, 2020.

06.02.2020
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Gov. Abbott Activates National Guard, Deploys State Resources, Declares State of Disaster & Surges State Resources in Response to Protests, Escalating Violence

To ensure peaceful protest, Governor Greg Abbott has activated the Texas National Guard, has sent state resources to the cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin to maintain public safety in response to protest violence throughout the state.

06.01.2020
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Sen. Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation Into Twitter's ‘Blatant & Willful Violation’ of U.S. Sanctions on Iran

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: Investigate Twitter for willfully violating American sanctions on Iran by providing social media accounts and services to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif.

06.01.2020
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Babin Congratulates NASA and SpaceX on Successful Launch

Babin: For too long, we have been dependent on Russia to put Americans into space – that dependence ends today.

06.01.2020
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Sen. Cruz Applauds President Trump’s Action on Big Tech Bias

For too long, social media platforms like Twitter have hid behind their opaque algorithms and Section 230 immunity to target speech with which they disagree and advance their own political agendas.

05.29.2020
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More Flexibility for Small Businesses

With the passage of this act, small businesses across America will have more time to use their Paycheck Protection Program funds, and more choice in how they use them.

05.29.2020
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Rep. Williams Joins Lawsuit Against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Over Unconstitutional Proxy Vote Rule

The lawsuit is being filed in the D.C. District Court. Representing the plaintiffs are Chuck Cooper and Joel Alicea (lead counsel), and Elliott Berke (outside counsel)

05.29.2020
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Gov. Abbott Announces Additional Services, Activities that Can Re-Open Under Phase II

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open.

05.28.2020
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Cmr. George P. Bush Launches Application Kick-Off for $1.2 Billion in Hurricane Harvey, Flood Mitigation Projects for Texas

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will be administering the funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program.

05.28.2020
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We Don’t Need Biden or Bernie Health Care: 'Medicare for All' Would've Made the CoronaVirus Crises Worse

Early on, all COVID-19 CoronaVirus testing was run by a government agency, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And, it immediately became clear that in order to produce the number of urgently-needed tests, the U.S. private sector needed to be involved. In a government-run "Medicare for All" or similar system, there'd have been nowhere else to turn.

05.26.2020
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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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