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Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’: From Abortion to Undocumented Immigrant's Coverage, Here Are the Things You Didn’t Know Are Included

"Medicare for All" legislation in the House & Senate would do more than just transform the nation's entire $3.7 trillion Health Care System. It would touch everything – and wade into some of the biggest political fights of our era, including Abortion, Drug Prices & the nation's Immigration Policies. Here are 14 Elements of the plan that you may not know were in there.

03.30.2020
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State Rep. Hunter: Here's All Your Links for Assistance or Help to Recover from the CoronaVirus

If you're looking for the latest Federal, State or Local links to assist you or your business in accessing assistance or responding to the COVID-19 CoronaVirus, please click on the links below which specifically address the most current developments for help.

03.27.2020
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Pelosi, Democrats Use CoronaVirus Economic Relief Crisis to Change Nation's Voting Laws

House Democrat Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said last week that the CoronaVirus created “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” But, "By changing the election rules, The Left is setting the stage for them to never lose a Presidential Election again – Ever," says the Public Interest Legal Foundation's Sue Becker.

03.27.2020
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Sen. Cruz Votes in Favor of Third Coronavirus Relief Package

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued a statement after voting in favor of the third coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which unanimously passed out of the Senate.

03.26.2020
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Brady: "Phase Three" COVID-19 Package ”Big, Targeted, and Will Make a Difference”

Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) breaks down the phase three package.

03.26.2020
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Trump Earns Best Job Approval Numbers Ever in Gallup Poll, with Massive Increase Among Independents

It’s the first time Gallup has ever given President Trump a positive job approval differential since entering office – 49% of the 1,020 participants surveyed between March 13th-22nd say they now approve of the job President Trump is doing, while 45% said they disapprove. Trump’s support is even higher when specifically asked about his handling of the CoronaVirus.

03.25.2020
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Coronavirus FAQ

 I'm sure many of you have the same questions, so I wanted to take a moment to answer those here. 

03.25.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces Federal Grant for Senior Citizen Meals

“This grant is especially timely given the disproportionately high toll that COVID-19 has been taking on seniors around the world,” ​​​​​​​

03.25.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge the President to Support Gov. Abbott’s Disaster Declaration Request

If granted, the declaration would allow FEMA to provide personal protective equipment (PPE), medical and testing supplies, medical response personnel, and hospital beds for Texans.

03.25.2020
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Brady on Fox Business: “I think the design of this bill really tackles the economic challenges”

Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business to talk about the federal response to the novel coronavirus.

03.24.2020
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Brady Supports President’s Decision to Give Taxpayers the Option to Extend Tax Filings to July 15

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced President Trump’s decision to move the deadline for tax filing to July 15. Taxpayers can still file their taxes and seek a refund now.

03.23.2020
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Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the U.S.-Mexico Border Closing to Non-Essential Travel

The U.S.-Mexico border will close to non-essential travel to limit the spread of coronavirus. “Non-essential travel” includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.

03.23.2020
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Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Increasing Hospital Capacity, Announces Supply Chain Strike Force For COVID-19 Response

Governor Greg Abbott signed an Executive Order to expand hospital bed capacity as the state responds to the COVID-19 virus.

03.23.2020
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Sen. Cruz Votes in Favor of Second Coronavirus Relief Package

 This bill will provide much-needed relief for the men and women in Texas whoare hurting as a result of this outbreak, including waivers to allow schools to continue serving meals during temporary closure.

03.20.2020
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Rep. Cuellar Calls on the Use of the Defense Production Act Powers Immediately

Henry Cuellar (TX-28) calls on President Trump to immediately use the Defense Production Act to address the widespread shortages of crucial materials during the coronavirus pandemic. . .

03.20.2020
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Olson Joins Houston Colleagues to Issue Bipartisan Joint Statement on COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 represents a serious and unprecedented threat to the health and safety of our communities

03.20.2020
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Border Patrol Chief Says Criminal Illegal Aliens will No Longer be Returned to 'Sanctuary Cities'

“My job is to protect the United States and to secure the borders, not to get prosecutions. If they'll not give confirmation that they're going to return the individual, then we're not going to turn them over. We’ll prosecute them federally, then deport them. It doesn’t really matter the charge,” said U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott earlier this week.

03.19.2020
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Brady: Education Secretary DeVos Will Have Testing Waivers for States Available by End of Week 

In response to COVID-19, over 33 states have closed schools and are concerned about looming federal testing requirements.

03.18.2020
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Coronavirus Update-Day 2 of 15

The next few weeks are critical to ensure we flatten the curve and slow the spread of coronavirus in our community.

03.18.2020
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08.06.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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08.05.2020
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07.31.2020
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