9:44 am CST - February 18, 2015
Posted under Quotes
“Regarding his emergency items, the Senate is already moving forward on Border Security, Transportation, and Ethics 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.
“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.
Furthering NASA, Johnson Space Center, and winning the space race.
Texas 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
Texas 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
Texas 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
Texas 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
Texas 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
Texas 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
Texas 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
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
Texas 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
Texas 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
Texas 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
10:31 am CST - February 26, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Cal Thomas
Washington 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
By Ann Coulter
You 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
By Brent Bozell
Editor’s note: Tim Graham coauthored this piece.
Some 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