9:44 am CST - February 18, 2015

Posted under Quotes

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Joe Straus Applaud Gov. Abbott’s Session Agenda

Regarding his emergency items, the Senate is already moving forward on Border Security, Transportation, and Abbott state of the state3cEthics Reform.”

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) –

“As Lieutenant Governor, it was everything I wanted to hear

“He pinpointed the issues that both of us presented to the voters of Texas over the last 18 months,” said Lt. Governor Dan Patrick immediately following Governor Greg Abbott’s State of the State Address.

Straus, Joe-Patrick, Dan“Governor Abbott put a powerful spotlight on issues that are very important to Texas and to the Texas House,” said House Leader Joe Straus.

“We look forward to working further with Gov. Abbott and the Senate on behalf of the citizens of Texas.”     Continue Reading.



February 26, 2015

The Scoop

Texas’ Ted Cruz is Now the ‘Chairman of Space’

 

Furthering NASA, Johnson Space Center, and winning the space race.

Cruz, Sen. Ted Science, Space NASA3eTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – With majority power in the U.S. Senate shifting to Republicans, the leaders of key committees that determine the course of the nation has shifted as well. Ted Cruz (R-TX,) having been the highest ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Space & Competitiveness, has now taken the chairmanship position. Simply put, Senator Cruz is now in charge of NASA, and its budget.   Read More

February 26, 2015

The Scoop

Cornyn on Reid Refusal to Accept Clean DHS Bill: ‘Flip-Flop,’ ‘Disingenuous’

cornyn-speaks3Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today called out Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s “disingenuous” flip flop of so far refusing to agree to a vote on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security after asking for one just two days ago. Read More

February 26, 2015

The Scoop

McCaul Outlines Seven-Point Plan on to Fight & Defeat Global Islamist Terrorism

Michael-Mccaul12Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “This is a long-term struggle, a struggle of ideology, but we can declare our plan of action as a first step. America must throw down the gauntlet on the doorsteps of the enemies of freedom and put them on notice that their reign of terror will end,” said Cong. Michael McCaul (R-TX,) chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee while delivering remarks at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) event entitled “The global fight to defeat Islamist terrorism.” Read More

February 26, 2015

The Scoop

Rep. Gene Green Votes to Stop Homeland Security Shut Down, Protect 26,706 DHS Employees in Texas

gene-green4Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) joined House Democrats in voting for the House to consider a clean funding bill that could be signed into law before the Department of Homeland Security is forced to shut down on February 28. A shutdown would furlough or deny pay to 26,706 law enforcement officials, disaster response officials, and other DHS personnel in Texas alone, and 212,370 nationwide. Read More

February 26, 2015

The Scoop

Political Q & A with Randy Neugebauer

randy-neugebaurTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Randy Neugebauer is bored with messaging. The West Texas conservative, as a leading member of the House Financial Services Committee and Vice Chairman of the House Ag Committee, is taking the gavel of a subcommittee overseeing bank regulation and consumer protection. He is taking stock of potential areas where Democrats and Republicans can work together. Read More

Recent Headlines

The Scoop

Culberson Chairs First CJS Subcommittee Hearing of 2015

Sen. Cruz to Sec. Johnson: Do you Intend to Abide by the Federal Court Order?

Smith: Put American Jobs First with Keystone Pipeline

Eddie Ray Routh Found Guilty of Capital Murder For Killing American Sniper Chris Kyle & Chad Littlefield

Sessions: President Vetoes American Independence, Jobs & Energy Security

February 26, 2015

On The Record

Statement By Governor Abbott On Establishment Of North Texas Anti-Gang Center

abbott.0217Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement following the Criminal Justice Division’s $1.2 million grant to the City of North Richland Hills to establish, furnish and equip the North Texas Anti-Gang Center, which will be tasked with combatting organized gang activity within an eleven-county region. Read More

February 26, 2015

On The Record

Lt. Governor Patrick Makes a Statement on Transportation Bills

dan.patrick3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick makes the following statement on the passage of Committee Substitutes for Senate Bill 5 and Senate Joint Resolution 5 out of the Senate Transportation Committee: Read More

February 26, 2015

On The Record

Schwertner Files SB 8, Landmark Tax Relief for Small Business

Schwertner’s Senate Bill 8 (Small Business Tax Relief Act) will secure a $4 million permanent exemption from the state’s onerous business franchise tax

Charles-Schwertner2Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) filed SB 8, also known as the Small Business Tax Relief Act.  If passed, SB 8 will establish a permanent $4 million total revenue exemption from the state’s business franchise tax and provide critical tax relief for tens of thousands of Texas businesses.  Read More

February 26, 2015

On The Record

Rep. Herrero Files Legislation to Keep Tourism Dollars Local

abel-herreroTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Rep. Abel Herrero, D-Robstown, filed legislation that would maintain clean and safe beaches for the millions of tourists who visit the Coastal Bend each year.

House Bill 1915 would allow the cities of Corpus Christi and Port Aransas to retain 2% of the hotel occupancy taxes collected by the cities to be reinvested for beach maintenance and restoration. Read More

February 26, 2015

On The Record

Attorney General Paxton Speaks at Heritage Foundation Discussion on the Case Against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

ken-paxtonTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today was joined by Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson at the Heritage Foundation for a discussion on the case against President Obama’s lawless executive amnesty. Nebraska is part of a 26-state bipartisan coalition led by Texas fighting to stop the President’s attempt to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Read More

Recent Headlines

On The Record

Texas Senators Unveil ‘Taxpayer Relief Act’

Border Security UPDATE: Lt. Gov. Patrick Details Latest Intelligence from Law Enforcement

Sen. Van de Putte Bids Farewell to Texas Senate

Sen. Taylor Files Priority Windstorm Bill

Hegar Releases Comptroller’s Field Guide: The History of Rates & State Taxes

10:31 am CST - February 26, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Stop The Immigration Flood

By Cal Thomas

cal-thomasWashington is such a phony city. Maybe that’s why it has such a good relationship with Hollywood.

In the sequel to a “film” we have seen many times before, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may “shut down” Saturday because of a dispute between the Obama administration and the new Republican congressional majority over funding for the president’s immigration orders, which writes The Hill.com, would “provide deferred deportations and work visas to illegal immigrants.” In essence, the orders would grant them the equivalent of squatter’s rights. Continue Reading.

10:29 am CST - February 26, 2015

Posted under Opinion

For Death by ISIS You Have to Go Out; Illegal Aliens Deliver!

By Ann Coulter

ann-coulter33You can always tell the media are hiding something when they obsessively focus on Muslim atrocities someplace else in the world. Cable TV could cover Muslim atrocities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from 632 A.D. to the end of time, without repeating themselves.

For at least a year after 9/11, I used to turn on the TV, and if I saw a “Survivor” contestant, I’d think, “Good. No news.” These days, I turn on the TV, and if I see former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, I think, “Good. No news.” Continue Reading.

10:26 am CST - February 26, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Obama Criticism Should Be Banned?

By Brent Bozell

Editor’s note: Tim Graham coauthored this piece. 

brent-bozellSome might insist Barack Obama is a lame duck, but our national media elite still think of him as a very graceful swan. When this man comes under criticism, journalists are incapable of any sense of objectivity, balance or fairness. The accuser must be forced to withdraw the criticism, or be punished. Continue Reading.

10:33 am CST - February 26, 2015

Posted under Cartoons