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Supplemental Security Income Recipients, Act Now – Go to IRS.gov – A Message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul

SSI recipients who have dependent children and did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes need to act by Tuesday, May 5, in order to receive additional payments for their eligible children quickly.  

04.27.2020
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AG Pax­ton Files Law­suit to Halt Decep­tive Robocallers

 LeadGen is not sponsored by or affiliated with the federal government. Several of the deceptive robocalls made by LeadGen reached Texans who registered their telephone number on the federal and/or Texas do-not-call lists.  

04.27.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Cramer, Colleagues Urge the Trump Administration & Federal Reserve to Make Credit Facilities Accessible to Domestic Energy Producers

Senators sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell urging them to make credit facilities accessible to domestic energy producers.

04.24.2020
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Governor Abbott, Judge Sydney Murphy Provide Update On Polk County Recovery Efforts

Governor Greg Abbott and Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy issued a joint statement in response to the severe tornado, that touched down in Polk County last night — that Texas and Polk County officials are working collaboratively on recovery efforts and providing resources for residents of Onalaska, Livingston, and other communities that suffered severe damage.

04.23.2020
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Sen. Cruz Comments on Passage of Legislation to Provide Additional COVID-19 Relief

The Paycheck Protection Program has provided significant relief to American small businesses and hardworking men and women who are hurting badly as a result of this unprecedented economic devastation.

04.23.2020
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Governor Abbott Provides Update On Job Openings In Texas, Resources For Texans Seeking Employment

Governor Greg Abbott provided an update on job openings in the Lone Star State and outlined resources for Texans seeking employment due to the economic effects of COVID-19.

04.22.2020
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Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard Announce COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites

The Texas National Guard will be mobilizing more than 1,200 personnel as part of COVID-19 mobile testing teams (MTT) in various parts of the state providing greater access to medical testing.

04.21.2020
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Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Orders Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference where he issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the State of Texas's economy while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines.

04.18.2020
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Democrats Continue to Block Badly Needed Recovery Funds for Nation's Employees, Small Businesses

“It's absolutely surreal to see Democrat leaders treat support for America's Workers & Small Businesses as something they need to be goaded — goaded into supporting,” said Senate Leader Mitch McConnell incredulously, responding to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments for further delay. "This should be above politics."

04.17.2020
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Olson Statement on OPEC Agreement to End Oil Market Manipulation

The OPEC agreement is welcome news to a crippled energy industry in Texas and throughout the United States.

04.17.2020
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Bauer: Signs of Hope Begin to Appear in the CoronaVirus Fight

We're not out of the woods yet, but all over the country hospitalizations & deaths are well below what experts and their models predicted. The president says we need to get the country back to work, that America can't remain closed much longer. But the left is setting impossible standards.

04.17.2020
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Sen. Cruz Vows to Hold Chinese Officials Involved in Coronavirus Coverup Accountable

Senator Cruz slammed the Chinese Communist Party for its culpability in allowing the coronavirus to become a global pandemic and vowed to hold Chinese officials accountable for endangering millions of lives around the world.

04.14.2020
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Good News: Why Do the CoronaVirus Death Estimates Keep Falling?

From March 26th to April 8th the projected number of CoronaVirus deaths dropped from 81,000 to 60,000. The week after, ICU projections were cut in half. Here's why.

04.13.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Cramer Urge the Treasury, Federal Reserve to Keep CARES Act Financial Assistance Industry Neutral, Free of Bias

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), led a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell urging them to keep the financial assistance authorized by the CARES Act industry neutral and free of bias.

04.13.2020
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Rep. Williams Calls for Rural Health Care Facilities to Receive Coronavirus Financial Aid

The bill provides relief to taxpayers and businesses across the country through financial assistance from government grants, low interest loans or tax relief.

04.13.2020
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State Rep. Phil King: Texas Workforce Commission Implements Staggered Call-In Schedule for Unemployment Benefits

The unprecedented number of Texans filing for Unemployment Benefits has overwhelmed the state's call centers and online portal. To help address the backlog and assist residents, effective immediately the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is recommending Texans stagger their call-in and online access based upon each applicant’s area code. (See schedule below.)

04.10.2020
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Brady Lauds Automatic Coronavirus Relief Payments for Social Security Recipients

Relief checks will come quickly and without hassle--vulnerable seniors and individuals with disabilities at risk should be able to avoid extra paperwork.

04.09.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHS Announce Federal Approval Of Emergency SNAP Benefits

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide more than $168 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to help Texans during the COVID-19 response.

04.09.2020
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Sen. Cruz Urges Secretary Azar to Mass Produce Serological Tests to Ensure Americans Can Return Safely to Work

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) urged Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to procure and distribute serological tests to help determine whether an individual has previously contracted and recovered from the coronavirus and enable more Americans to safely return to work.

04.09.2020
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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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