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Governor Abbott Announces Phase Two To Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

05.19.2020
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Olson & Butterfield Lead Letter Calling for Additional Funding for Medicaid Providers

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

05.19.2020
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Even With Increased Testing, Texas’ Positive Case Percentage is Declining

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.

05.19.2020
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Governor Abbott Releases Statement, Provides Details On Increased Cases In Amarillo

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.

05.18.2020
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Olson Takes Stand Against Reckless Liberal Wish List

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.

05.18.2020
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Brady: "This Bill Guarantees a Prolonged Recession."

"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?

05.18.2020
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McCaul Tapped to Chair House GOP ‘China Task Force’ that Democrats Bailed On

“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.

05.15.2020
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Babin Commends DOT’s Improved Hours of Service Rules for America’s Truckers

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new hours of service (HOS) rules issued today for America’s truckers.

05.15.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $3 Million For Family And Domestic Violence Prevention Services

​​​​​​​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.

05.15.2020
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BRADY: Democrat's Wish List is $3 Trillion of Wasted Time…

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.

05.15.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Committee Approval of Drew Tipton as U.S. District Judge in Corpus Christi

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.

05.14.2020
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U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Endorses Winegarner

"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.

05.14.2020
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Governor Abbott, TDEM Announce Extension Of Federally-Supported Community-Based Testing Sites In Texas

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.

05.13.2020
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Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation to Reduce U.S. Dependence on China for Critical & Rare Earth Minerals

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.

05.12.2020
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​​​​​​​Governor Abbott Modifies COVID-19 Executive Orders To Eliminate Confinement As A Punishment

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.

05.07.2020
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Texas Wins 2020 'Prosperity Cup: State's Eco-Devo Efforts Lauded for Best Business Recruitment

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.

05.07.2020
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TEA Announces 4 Types of High School Graduation Ceremonies to Celebrate 2020 Graduates

"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.

05.06.2020
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Brady: 'Big Can of Common Sense' Opened by Gov. Abbott on Reopening Texas' Economy Safely

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.”

05.06.2020
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Sen. Cruz Cosponsors Bipartisan Senate Bill to Help Families of First Responders Lost to COVID-19 Access Public Service Benefits

A bipartisan group of senators is working to ensure families of public safety officers lost to COVID-19 can quickly access survivor benefits.

05.06.2020
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Bernie Sanders Advisers Form Super PAC to Back Biden, Push Him Further Left

"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.

05.01.2020
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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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