10:56 am CST - April 29, 2016
Posted under Quotes
Secret Service: “Current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has become fairly well known for an affection for building walls. And, his proposal has always been opposed by the Obama Administration, as well as other liberals and Democrats. But apparently, not this time.
“The current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era. We’ve said that before. It is becoming more and more acutely clear that that is, in fact, the case,” said Secret Service official Tom Dougherty in a briefing to federal officials earlier this year, according to the copy of an agency report obtained by the Washington-based NBC News 4 I-Team.
“(The fence) is entirely scale-able, depending upon the circumstances. And we have now a society that tends to want to jump over the fence,” Daugherty said in the briefing, which comes on the heels of an increasing number of people attempting to breach the security barrier that encircles the nation’s Executive Mansion.
After a recent spike in attempts to climb the fence protecting the White House from unauthorized entry, the U.S. Secret Service plans to raise the height of the current security fence by 5 feet, and add a new concrete foundation to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers.
— WATCH VIDEO COVERAGE HERE. Continue Reading.
Brady: This short term extension allows more than 300 local health care providers to continue to offer quality healthcare to our neediest populations in Texas
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Woodlands, TX — Today, Congressman Kevin Brady released the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ decision to grant a 15-month temporary extension of Texas’ Medicaid 1115 waiver. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, who introduced the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (ACE Kids Act), will host a discussion forum around children’s health issues affecting medically complex patients. Barton will give an update on the ACE Kids Act, a proposal to improve how care is delivered to America’s children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid, and representatives from Children’s Health will share insights into how this legislation would improve the lives of patients seen at Children’s Health every day. Speakers include: Read More
In a sign of growing acceptance that Donald Trump is their likely presidential nominee, several Republicans said they would join him on the ticket, most prominently former House speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, The New York Times reports. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the House Rules Committee, today issued the following statement after the House passed legislation that would reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act. Specifically, it authorizes $60 million in annual funding for education in the District of Columbia and gives scholarships to low-income students: Read More
By Congressman Brian Babin
For the past several years, the state of Texas has led the nation in job creation, setting the standard for how American ingenuity, limited government and hard work lead to a healthier and stronger economy. On April 27th, I joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to highlight the importance of a joint effort being led by chemical manufacturers and labor leaders that seeks to ensure the American workforce is properly trained to meet the growing demand of manufacturing jobs. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of five senators to the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Issue of Advertising Public Notices and five senators to the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Development of a Cruise Industry. Read More
Campaign raises awareness and funds for historic document preservation
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the beginning of a month-long Save Texas History program campaign to help raise awareness and funds for historic document preservation. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a response to DraftKings’s lawsuit that seeks to test the legality of paid daily fantasy sports in Texas. The attorney general’s filing contends that DraftKings’s lawsuit, filed in Dallas County civil court, improperly challenges the attorney general’s opinion issued in response to a legislative inquiry regarding the legality of online gaming. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue in April totaled $2.38 billion, up 3 percent compared to April 2015.
“Growth in sales tax revenue was led by remittances from the retail trade and construction sectors,” Hegar said. “As expected, receipts from oil and gas-related sectors continued to fall due to the ongoing decline in drilling activity.” Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Lakeway – The Dr. Dawn Buckingham for Texas State Senate Campaign released today that Ryan Downton has endorsed Dr. Dawn Buckingham for Texas State Senate. Read More
11:41 am CST - May 03, 2016
Posted under Opinion
By Armstrong Williams
You would think that when one country openly calls for the destruction of another country, the latter would not help the former achieve its malevolent goal.
So why, when Iranians chant “Death to America!” in the streets, and proudly proclaim their hatred of the Western world, would the United States do anything to aid Iran in acquiring a nuclear weapon – a weapon that would be used to threaten our nation and our allies? Continue Reading.
11:40 am CST - May 03, 2016
Posted under Opinion
By John Hawkins
Two thousand years ago, there may not have been liberals as we think of them today, but some of the dumb ideas that underpin the whole ideology were floating around. Fortunately, in Greece some of the greatest minds in human history were there to set people straight. There are an awful lot of liberals who could benefit from reading these more than 2,000 year-old words of wisdom. Continue Reading.
11:38 am CST - May 03, 2016
Posted under Opinion
By Todd Starnes
There is something a bit unsettling about watching violent, foul-mouthed protesters waving the Mexican flag on American soil.
Over the weekend, Hispanic children lined the streets in Fort Wayne, Indiana – hurling filthy insults at Donald Trump supporters. Continue Reading.
11:36 am CST - May 03, 2016
Posted under Cartoons