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Lt. Gov. Patrick: Senate Passes, Sends Priority Bills to Texas House

Though most bills are numbered in the order in which they are filed, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has reserved the first 30 bills for legislation he feels are top priorities for the state. A number of these important, marquee bills were passed by the Texas Senate and sent to the Texas House last week.

04.05.2021
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State Rep. Four Price & Sen. Dawn Buckingham: ​​​​​​​CAAPs Hurt Sickest Texans Disproportionately

The Texas Legislature, currently in session, meets every other year. Yet it can make the most of its short time together by passing House Bill 2668 and Senate Bill 523 to help protect some of Texas' most vulnerable – those with rare and chronic diseases.

04.02.2021
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President Biden Finally Listens to Sen. Cruz, Allows Camera Into Border Facilities

After eight days of mounting pressure, and Sen. Ted Cruz’s request for press access, President Biden finally ended his media blackout of the Customs & Border Protection Facilities in Donna, Texas, by allowing a "pool camera" inside for the first time during his presidency.

04.01.2021
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State Rep. Landgraf: House Redistricting Committee to Discuss Texas Population Changes 

“We are still waiting on the final data from the U.S. Census Bureau, but there's no time to waste. We need to get to work,” said State Rep. Brooks Landgraf ahead of the Texas House Committee on Redistricting conducting a hearing to discuss population projections and the redistricting process for Texas.

04.01.2021
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Gov. Abbott to New 'Border Czar' Kamala Harris: Answers & Action on Biden’s Open Border Policy

​​​​​​​"Given your new role as the administration’s Border Czar, I urge you to visit the border to see the crisis, and I implore the Biden Administration to take swift action to secure it," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, admonishing the president's newly named "Border Czar," Vice President Kamala Harris, for both answers and action on the rapidly growing crisis.

03.31.2021
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Gov. Abbott Announces Rapid COVID-19 Testing Program for Texas Youth Summer Camps

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today announced the creation of a COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program for Texas youth summer camps to help camps safely operate throughout the summer.

03.30.2021
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Cong. Gonzales Visits Border Detention Center, Ft. Bliss Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors

​​​​​​​“I visited Ciudad Juarez to see how dire the situation is on the Mexican side as well. The families we met are more than just statistics, and the dangers they encounter on their journey are horrifying. Right now, our broken system is only encouraging more of these dangerous journeys to take place," said Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales.

03.30.2021
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BRADY BRIEFING: The Biden Border Crisis is Real

The Biden Border Crisis is real, and it’s only going to get worse.  . . In a blatant move to avoid transparency, President Biden won’t let the media near any migrant detention facilities.

03.30.2021
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement on the Unanimous Passage of Senate Bill 3 - the Power Grid Stability Bill

The proposed changes in SB3 will revolutionize Texas' prevention and preparation strategies for any energy emergencies we encounter going forward.

03.29.2021
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Brady, Comer Introduce “State Tax Freedom” Act Curbing Pelosi Path to Higher State Taxes

The “State Tax Freedom Act." bill (HR2189) pushes back against an unconstitutional provision inserted into the American Rescue Plan that restricts states’ ability to manage their own finances.

03.29.2021
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CRUZ: President Is Hiding the Worst of The Biden Border Crisis

As the Biden Border Crisis worsens by the day, Sen. Ted Cruz is demanding that the Biden Administration lift its unprecedented media blackout and allow Americans transparent coverage of the disaster unfolding on Texas' Southern Border. Cruz led some 20 of his Senate colleagues on a Border Tour Friday, where reports from the Donna, Texas facility are heartbreaking.

03.26.2021
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As Biden Admin Denies Press Access, Cornyn & Cruz to Lead 20 Senators on Friday Tour of Texas-Mexico Border Facilities

While the Biden Administration continues to deny press access to the facilities housing 10s of 1,000s of illegal border crossers at the United State's Southern Border, and in response to the immigration crisis surging there, Texas Senators John Cornyn & Ted Cruz will lead a Senate delegation tour to the Texas-Mexico Border this Friday, March 26th.

03.25.2021
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Gov. Abbott's Demanding Answers from Biden on the Border Crisis

How are these children coming across the border, and who is helping them get here? Were they abused or harmed on their journeys, and were they or their families assisted or threatened by cartel members or human traffickers? These are just some of the questions Gov. Abbott is asking President Biden about the humanitarian crisis at Texas' Southern Border.​​​​​​​

03.24.2021
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Sen. Cruz: ‘Corrupt Politicians Act’ Rigs Elections for Radical Left

“Democrats call this the 'For the People Act,' or HR 1, but a more appropriate name would be the 'Corrupt Politicians Act' because it’s designed by politicians & is for the politicians,” said Sen. Ted Cruz in an op-ed for Real Clear Politics outlining the dangerous provisions which, if signed into law, will overhaul State Election Laws and cement Democrat control for decades.

03.24.2021
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Sen. Cruz Demands President Biden Allow Press Access to Border Crisis

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ramped up pressure on President Biden to allow free and fair reporting on the humanitarian, national security, and public health crises at the southern border.

03.23.2021
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Overwhelmed, Biden Border Crisis Begins Releasing Illegal Crossers Into U.S. Without Asylum Court Dates

The situation along the south Texas Border has “become so dire that Border Patrol has no choice but to release people nearly immediately after apprehension because there's no space to hold people, even to do the necessary Notice to Appear (NTA) paperwork.”

03.22.2021
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Gov. Abbott Forced to Expand 'Operation Lone Star' as Biden Border Crisis Grows, Includes Female-Human Trafficking

Gov. Abbott launched the state-funded "Operation Lone Star" in early March to help secure the border and combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas. With President Biden failing to respond to the crisis, Abbott's now expanding the operation to fight a rapid increase in Human Trafficking & Illegal Border Crossings.

03.19.2021
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CRUZ: Time for Biden to Prioritize American's, Texan's Health & Safety Over Open Borders Agenda

Joe Biden's "Homeland Security" Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, has conceded: “We're on pace to encounter more individuals on the Southwest Border than we have in the last 20 years” – and the Biden Administration is dumping these illegal migrants onto the streets of governed by State & Local Officials.

03.17.2021
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State Rep. Steve Allison Files Property Tax Relief Bill 

"Appraisals are important to the Property Tax equation because rising values force tax payments higher, even when the actual tax rate does not change,” said State Rep. Steve Allison of San Antonio, filing legislation that seeks to protect Texans from property-tax increases driven by ever-escalating appraisal values.

03.17.2021
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Cong: Tony Gonzales, House Republicans Tour El Paso Border Facilities to Assess Depth of 'Biden Border Crisis'

Cong. Tony Gonzales helped provide Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy and a group of House Republican Members of a tour on the U.S.-Mexico Border in El Paso Monday, and the group toured a Migrant Processing Facility, spoke with Border Patrol Agents, and surveyed vulnerable points of the border.

03.17.2021
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05.13.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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05.12.2021
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05.11.2021
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