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Governor Abbott Directs TWC To Apply for Federal Lost Wage Assistance Funds

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the TWC has applied for additional unemployment benefit funding made available through President Trump's Lost Wage Assistance Executive Order.

08.20.2020
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61% of 'Likely U.S. Voters' Say Its Important for Biden to Address Dementia Issue Publicly, 59% Think He's Unlikely to Finish 4-Year Term

38% of All "Likely U.S. Voters" – including 20% of Democrats overall – believe Nominee Joe Biden suffers from some form of Dementia, and 61% think its important for him to address the issue publicly. Even 49% of Democrats think it’s likely his vice president will become president within the next four years.

08.20.2020
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Democrats Disagree, but Most 'Likely U.S. Voters' Favor Crackdown on Violent Protests & Protesters

When asked which is closer to their own thinking, 50% of "Likely U.S. Voters" say that police should crack down on the violence & protests to bring them to an end, including 47% of Unaffiliated Voters who think police should crack down on the protests.

08.19.2020
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Sen. Cruz in Newsweek: We Can, Should, and Will Invoke UN Snapback on Iran to End Iran Deal

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in his new op-ed in Newsweek praised the Trump administration for taking action last week to prevent the expiration of an arms embargo this October and urged the administration to invoke the snapback mechanism in the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231.

08.19.2020
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Pax­ton Files Brief in Sup­port of Cypress-Fair­banks ISD Con­duct­ing On-Cam­pus Training for Teachers

Texas Att. Gen. Ken Paxton  filed a 'Friend-of-the-Court' brief with the Texas Supreme Court urging the court to override a Trial Court Order that unlawfully prevented the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District from resuming in-person, on-campus operations and teacher trainings just days before the start of the school year. 

08.19.2020
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Trump Admin: States Can Begin $300 Weekly Unemployment Boost by Month's End

After President Trump signed an Aug. 8th Executive Memorandum in the face of Congressional Democrat's inaction, $300 in Extended Unemployment Benefits are slated to be included as part of the program's weekly payments by the end of this month said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA,) which is distributing the funds.

08.18.2020
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Babin Leads Members in Urging DHS to Stop COVID-19 Spread at the Southern Border

Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) led 21 Members of Congress in a letter urging DHS Acting Secretary, Chad Wolf, to reexamine cross border “essential travel” COVID-19 guidelines and to swiftly close any exploited travel loopholes.

08.18.2020
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CBS, NBC & ABC Nightly 'News' 150 Times More Negative Toward Trump than Biden, Study Says

A whopping 634 negative statements were made about President Donald Trump between June 1st - July 31st, while just 34 positive statements were made. “That’s not 'news reporting' — that’s a negative advertising campaign in action. There’s never been anything like it,” said Media Research Center's Research Director, Rich Noyes.

08.17.2020
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CRAYMER: Worried About Your Property Tax Bill? Now is the Time to Act!

Information is useless without action. The largest counties in Texas have recently sent taxpayers new information on how to analyze the level of taxes you pay, and now is the time to get involved.

08.14.2020
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Gov. Abbott: On Austin City Council Decision to Defund Austin Police Department

"The legislature will take this issue up next session, but in the meantime, the Texas Department of Public Safety will stand in the gap to protect our Capital City," said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today following the Austin City Council's decision to cut $150 million from the Austin Police Department's budget.

08.14.2020
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Rep. Williams Requests Update from DHS on NII Technology to Protect American Citizens from Opioid Trafficking

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) this week sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf requesting an update on the implementation of Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) technology at the southern border.

08.14.2020
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As U.S. Adds 1.8 Million Jobs in July, Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Point since March

The number of laid-off workers applying for Weekly Unemployment Aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time in 20 Weeks . While COVID-19 continues to debilitate the U.S. economy, the decline may suggest jobs across the U.S. are rebounding as layoffs slow, or are being reversed nationwide.

08.13.2020
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Democrats Bury the Civil Rights Movement

Why, when so much of what dominates our national discussion today is the alleged importance of elimination of racism and sexism, is there open and unabashed talk about how sexism and racism must be the basis for choosing the candidate for the nation's second-highest office?

08.13.2020
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AG Pax­ton Com­mends Pres­i­dent Trump for Sign­ing the Vet­er­an Treat­ment Court Coor­di­na­tion Act into Law

The Act also directs coordination between the Department of Justice and the Department of Veterans Affairs on the program. The bill received a letter of support from 44 attorneys general in November 2019.

08.11.2020
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Texas Cong. Michael McCaul Champions COVID-19 Response for Those Most in Need

In his work to address the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 CoronaVirus on a National & Global Basis – while championing important legislation to assist those most vulnerable to its impacts such as women, children and displaced individuals – Cong. Michael McCaul talked about his important "Preventing Terrorism Abroad to Keep Americans Safe at Home" effort earlier this week.

08.07.2020
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RASMUSSEN POLL: Over Half of 'Likely U.S. Voters' Approve of Trump's Job Performance

A Rasmussen Reports Presidential Approval Poll on Monday significantly damages the media narrative portraying President Donald Trump as wildly unpopular and all but certain to lose to Democrat Joe Biden in November. In fact, the survey finds President Trump’s approval is much higher than Barack Obama's 44% rating during the same period in his 1st term in office.

08.06.2020
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Soaring Gun Sales Signal Trump Victory

 As violence across America erupts -- homicides are up 24 percent in the country’s fifty largest cities -- citizens are taking steps to protect themselves.

08.04.2020
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Sen. Cruz Urges Defense Secretary to Protect Religious Freedom in the Military

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper raising concerns about the Department of Defense’s (DOD) overt religious discrimination, specifically pointing to the DOD’s decision to remove Lt. Col. Lorenzen as a presenter for the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual training simply because he is a religious individual.

08.04.2020
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Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Chairman Taylor, Chairman Huberty Release Statement On School Re-Openings

The Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) guidance for opening public schools in Texas for the 2020-21 school year remains the same as announced two weeks ago. This guidance followed a letter issued jointly by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker, and Chairs of the Senate and House Education Committees.

08.03.2020
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Commissioner Miller Issues Warning on Unsolicited Seeds from China

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is urging Texans to take extreme precaution when receiving unsolicited seed packets from China . . . Residents are advised not to plant the seeds as they could contain harmful invasive species or be otherwise unsafe.

08.03.2020
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09.18.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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09.17.2020
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09.16.2020
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