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8:01 am CST - March 20, 2015

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Austin’s Calling with SID MILLER: 18 Billion Hamburger Patties, 2 Billion Pairs of Blue Jeans

Yes … Texas Agriculture produces 18 billion hamburger patties and 2 billion pairs of blue jeans

Austin's Calling-Miller, Sid3c AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) –

“We produce enough beef in this state each year to make 18 billion hamburger patties … now let me ‘hep you get your mind around that,”  Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller tells Austin’s Calling’s Theresa McKeown.

“If you laid those hamburger patties end-to-end, they’d circle the earth … 400 TIMES! Agriculture’s a $100 billion dollar industry to our state.

Austin's Calling-Miller, Sid3b“You think it’s just corn & cows, but its much more than that … we have olive groves, we raise citrus, its shrimp, its oysters, it’s the wine industry,” Miller says.

“It’s a wide menu when it comes to what we produce in Texas.”

–  Don’t miss the inaugural edition of Austin’s Calling with Theresa McKeown.     Continue Reading.

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8:17 am CST - March 04, 2015

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Dan Flynn Talks: On Pro-Life House Activities, the Border & Budget

“You are going to continue to see a strong push to protect life, and not only that, but also the family …”

Texas Insider Flynn, Dan 2-28-15AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “To go back a little bit, the last three Legislative Sessions there has been more pro-life, pro-family legislation passed than in the history of the Texas Legislature,” State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-HD2) tells Texas Insider’s Jim Cardle.

“So you’re going to continue to see a strong push to protect life, and not only that, but also the family … Yes we have defunded all those people that have pushed for abortion, but if we don’t protect life, who will?” asked Flynn.

“For the future, if we have that breakdown of the family, you can’t educate kids that are not going to be disciplined. It’s so important for everything that we do, and it starts with being a pro-life person.” Flynn said.   Continue Reading.

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9:44 am CST - February 18, 2015

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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.”

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“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.

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2:12 pm CST - February 10, 2015

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Conservatives Hughes & Leach Applaud Straus’s Committee Assignments

Top backers of Straus opponent “thankful” & “excited” with Committee assignments 

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“The Appropriations Committee is one of the most sought after in the House. I am thankful to again be a member of this committee, where I can continue to be a voice for East Texas and to make sure that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and frugally,” said State Representative Bryan Hughes (left,) of his Committee assignments for the 84th Texas Legislature.

Hughes ran for Speaker of the House in 2013, prior to withdrawing at the last-minute, and earlier this year gave a seconding speech for the opponent of re-elected House Speaker, Joe Straus.

Said State Rep. Jeff Leach (right,) who gave the initial nominating speech for Straus’ opponent, said,

jeff-leachI am excited to report that earlier this week, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced committee assignments for the 84th Legislative Session and selected me to serve on the House Committee on Government Transparency & Operation

“Now that committee assignments have been made, the real work begins, and I am looking forward to a productive legislative session,” said Leach.

For more from State Rep. Leach’s “Rotunda Report”, click here.

For more from State Rep. Hughes’ Press Release, click here.

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10:15 am CST - January 30, 2015

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Tan Parker, Texas House Republican Caucus Chairman, Talks: Conservative Republicans Unite

I certainly don’t think we’ve been too conservative, and my perspective is that we can & will continue…”

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Many people have said that we had the most conservative session in history last time around … I certainly don’t think we’ve been too conservative, and my perspective is that we can & will continue to leverage that success in this 84th session of the legislature,” State. Rep. Tan Parker tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.

Texas Insider Parker, Tan Repub. Caucus Chrm 1-18-15c“Make no mistake about it – we will provide tax relief in the budget that comes out of the House,” says the Chairman of the Texas House Republican Caucus.

–  Don’t miss the Insider’s conversation with Tan Parker, Chairman of the Texas House Republican Caucus and State Representative from House District 63.    Continue Reading.

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4:52 pm CST - January 21, 2015

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Lt. Gov. Patrick’s Inaugural Address: “It’s a new day in Texas.”

The most important responsibility for any lawmaker is to keep you and your family safe.”

Patrick, Dan Swearing In3cBy Lt. Governor Dan Patrick

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – If not for the grace of God, you, and millions of Texans, I would not be standing here today.

Proverbs 21:31 says: “the horse is made ready for battle, but the Patrick, Dan Swearing Invictory is the Lord’s.” I worked hard, but the victory was His.

I’m humbled, grateful, and blessed beyond belief for your trust in electing me as the 72nd Lt Governor of Texas.   Continue Reading.

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3:35 pm CST - January 13, 2015

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Straus Re-Elected Speaker with Conservative Republican Backing

House leader, with support of Tea Party-backed members, caps year of momentum heading into 2015 Session 

Straus, Speaker Joe3gAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Texas operates the 12th largest economy in the world, upon which so many across America rely,” said State Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) as part of the first of 8 nominating speeches for Texas House Speaker during the House Representative’s opening session earlier today.

Four Price“Speaker Joe Straus has a track record of achieving results, and positive outcomes … and, voting one’s district is the hallmark of Straus’s leadership,” said Price (right,) shortly before the House overwhelming re-elected Straus, who took office in 2005 and became speaker in 2009.   Continue Reading.

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8:24 am CST - December 31, 2014

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10:21 pm CST - December 22, 2014

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9:29 am CST - December 17, 2014

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Cong. Michael McCaul Talks: Border Security & Amnesty Response Plans

“I know the president says the ‘War on Terror’ is over, and that everything’s hunky-dory … but the fact of texas Insider - McCaul, Cong. Michael 12-15-14athe matter is that it’s never been greater.”

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As Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Texas Cong. Michael McCaul receives the same Security Briefings as the President of the United States.

Following President Obama’s recent Executive Order on amnesty,  Cong. McCaul sat down with Insider’s Jim Cardle  earlier this week to talk about his immediate Border Security concerns, possible Homeland Security threats, and what response plans Congressional Republicans will soon try to advance to reverse or hold at bay President Obama’s amnesty decree.

As chairman of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, I will use every tool at my texas Insider - McCaul, Cong. Michael 12-15-14b4disposal to stop the president’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented,” Cong. McCaul tells Texas Insider.

–  Don’t miss our fast-moving discussion with Cong. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House of Representatives’ powerful Homeland Security Committee.     Continue Reading.

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