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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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JETTON: 'This Bill is a Transparent Attempt by Democrats in Congress to Interfere with Texas' Elections."

"Given how poorly the Federal Government manages many other agencies, I have no confidence in their ability to oversee elections across the country," said Jetton of the U.S. House passed bill HR 1, which is awaiting U.S. Senate consideration and possible approval. If this bill passes, Jetton's legislation would automatically decouple federal races from all others in Texas.

03.16.2021
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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Send Letter to CDC Urging Updated Texas Population Data for Vaccine Doses Use

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today sent a letter to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Walensky urging the department to use updated Texas population data for the number of vaccine doses sent to the state in order to account for Texas’ population growth.

03.16.2021
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WILLIAMS: First 50 Days of a Biden Presidency Proves Progressive, Partisan Priorities

In the first 50 days the Democrats took extreme positions and steps to federalize our elections, defund the police, and create a crisis at our border.

03.15.2021
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As Yesterday's 5,204 Apprehensions Add to 200,000+ Illegal Crossings So Far This Year, Cong. Gonzales Demands Border Crisis Hearing

​​​​​​Just yesterday, Customs & Border Patrol and the Army National Guard encountered 5,204 individuals illegally crossing the border, adding to the more than 200,000 illegal border crossings so far this year, said Cong. Tony Gonzales of the rapidly growing Security & Humanitarian Crisis at the nation's Southern Border.

03.11.2021
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State Sen. Bettencourt Files Property Tax Reform Bills on Wide Range of Taxpayer Issues

​​​​​​​"Unfortunately, there were a number of taxing entities that attempted to use the pandemic to increase their taxpayers Property Tax Bills at the worst possible time," said Bettencourt, introducing a number of bills that would provide further transparency, save money, and create jobs.

03.11.2021
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BRADY: The Biden Border Crisis is Real – and Is Going to Get Worse

"The Biden Border Crisis is real, and it’s going to get worse. That’s why I joined my colleagues today at the Capitol to call on President Biden to take ownership of the crisis he’s created, and take immediate action to get it under control," said Texas Cong. Kevin Brady.

03.11.2021
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NY City Schools Sued for a 'Constitutional Right' to an ‘Anti-Racist Education’

“This is the first case in the nation to seek a constitutional right to an anti-racist education,” said the lead attorney for Integrate NYC, which is alleging that New York City’s Public School System creates a caste system pitting White & Asian students against African-American & Latino students.

03.10.2021
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Gov. Abbott, DPS Launch 'Operation Lone Star' to Counter Biden's 'Southern Border Crisis'

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today launched Operation Lone Star to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.

03.09.2021
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12.07.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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12.07.2021
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12.03.2021
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