Archive for 'On The Record'
President’s amnesty plans are not the answer
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “We don’t need amnesty, we need border security. And we need a President who will enforce all of our nation’s immigration laws, not just a select few,” said San Antonio-based Cong. Lamar Smith (R-TX), founder of the Congressional “Border Security Caucus following President Obama’s decision to pursue amnesty by Executive Order. “This will be a direct hit on American workers and their families.” Continue Reading.
Pre-Filing Legislation & Sunset Commission Recommendations
By State Sen. Jane Nelson
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “We are approaching next session with healthy revenue forecasts, and that’s a good thing because it will allow us to meet our growing needs. However, we need to be ever mindful that every dollar we spend represents a dollar that was hard-earned by a taxpayer,” said State Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound,) chair of the Senate Finance Committee shortly after presiding over the final Interim Hearing focusing on Texas’ Revenue & Tax System. The committee heard presentations from the Comptroller’s office, discussing the sales and franchise taxes, as well as the property tax system. Continue Reading.
And are Republicans siding with your cable company?
By Carlos Martinez
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – It hasn’t even been two weeks since the election, and the Republican Party is already hard at work alienating young voters. And who’s leading the charge? Our own Texas senator, Ted Cruz. Continue Reading.
“Texas has absolutely no (Border Security) assistance from the federal government. It’s shameful.”
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “As I go around to speak to various groups, whether its a Town Hall Meeting, any of the service clubs or a Chamber of Commerce-type meeting … the #1 question now is always about Border Security and-or immigration and amnesty, which is fairly unusual because its normally the economy or jobs that’re on people’s minds” said State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-HD2,) having just returned from another tour of the Texas-Mexico Border with a group of elected officials from the State of Colorado. Continue Reading.
What we got here is a failure to communicate
By Lynn Woolley
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – The venerable CBS Sunday show “Face the Nation” has turned 60 – and used the occasion to score an interview with President Obama. The President told Bob Schieffer that his policies are fine. It’s just that the “politics” was not up to par. The president that likes to blame his failures on others blamed his communications staff for not selling Obama-ism to the public. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, as our nation honors its heroic veterans and their families, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte applauded the announcement of $1 million in state funding for veterans mental health care. Van de Putte is Chair of the Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, a position she has held since 2003. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – This week, State Representative Jeff Leach pre-filed his initial legislative package in advance of the 84th Legislative Session, which convenes on January 13, 2015.
“After spending the last several months on a ‘listening tour’ throughout the district, meeting with constituents, community and business leaders, parents, teachers, educators and various elected officials, I believe I have gained a clear understanding of the needs and desires of my constituency,” said Leach. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: Austin, Texas – Today, Representative Dan Flynn filed bills in early filing for the January 84th Legislative Session. “Today we filed bills that support the free exercise of faith, family, and freedom,” said Representative Flynn. These bills included needed second amendment legislation, others to save taxpayer dollars with local water utility districts, assuring American law is practiced in American Courts, that district farmers and ranchers have the right to farm and ranch and sell their products without government interference, the free exercise of religion and a law requiring students take a semester on the U.S. Constitution prior to graduation from high school, and the abolishment of daylight savings time. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (DALLAS) —This morning, Lt. Governor Dewhurst delivered the keynote address for the annual Dallas Veterans Day Parade. Lt. Governor Dewhurst, a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, comes from a long line of veterans including his father, Lieutenant Colonel David Dewhurst Jr., who flew 85 combat missions over Europe, including a decisive air strike on Utah Beach before the D-Day invasion. The theme of this year’s parade was “Honoring Our Wounded Veterans”. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (San Antonio, TX) – State Representative José Menéndez, Chairman of the House Committee on Defense and Veterans’ Affairs issued the following statement to commemorate Veterans Day:
“Today is Veterans Day. A day set aside to honor our nation’s heroes. Those who answer the call to military service, demonstrate acts of valor, bravery, and consequence. Continue Reading.