9:10 am CST - February 03, 2016
Posted under Quotes
Freshman lawmaker has rare distinction of passing 4 Bills, and having them signed into law
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) –
“My background is in National Security. I spent 9 years as an undercover officer in the CIA before coming to Congress.
“The problem with this administration is, that our enemies don’t fear us, and our allies don’t trust us. That has to change,” Cong. Will Hurd, who represents the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.
“The President’s refusal to forcefully respond to their (Iran’s) aggressive posturing undermines our allies’ confidence, and projects weakness to our enemies,” says Hurd, who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee and spent 9 years overseas as an undercover CIA operative prior to being elected to Congress.
– Watch Texas Insider’s interview with Cong. Will Hurd, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee who serves as Vice Chair of the Border Security Subcommittee. Continue Reading.
An Insider’s ENERGY REPORT
By Alex Mills
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Texas Senator Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican presidential caucus even though Iowa’s popular governor publicly criticized Cruz’s energy and tax policies, which include his opposition to ethanol subsidies and mandated use requirements. The elevation of the issue by Governor Terry Branstad made national news and became one of the key issues that separated Cruz from former poll leader Donald Trump, who supports ethanol subsidies. Read More
Senators Joined by U.S. Reps. Hartzler, Olson, Smith
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with U.S. Representatives Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Pete Olson (R-TX), and Lamar Smith (R-TX), led a broad Congressional coalition filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Texas HB 2, which establishes standards for abortion providers and facilities. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt later this Spring. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis/ Arlington) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act. As a part of the Iran Nuclear Negotiations, President Obama agreed to provide certain individuals and organizations in Iran relief from sanctions. Some of these organizations could be connected with terrorist activities but this bill prohibits the president from providing relief for these groups until security concerns can be alleviated. Additionally, it allows greater Congressional oversight and approval.
‘We proved a repeal of ObamaCare is just a matter of time ’
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the President’s veto of the Reconciliation bill that guts ObamaCare and reduces the federal budget by $516 billion over the next ten years, House Republicans held a vote to over-ride the President’s attempt to protect his failed signature legislation. Unfortunately, the vote fell short today due to every Democrat voting along party lines against the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. Read More
By John Wagner and Abby Phillip
DERRY, N.H. — The two Democratic presidential hopefuls sparred Wednesday over whether Hillary Clinton is enough of a “progressive,” while she and Bernie Sanders both sought to manage expectations in a race that has now shifted to very different terrain. Read More
A Look Back at Abbott’s 1st Year in Office
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Office of Governor Greg Abbott released its first “Report to the People of Texas,” which highlights the shared successes of Texas during the Governor’s first year in office. The report takes a look at the economy and businesses that expanded or relocated to Texas, in addition to providing an overview of legislation passed to cut taxes, improve Texas’ public and higher education systems, build new roads, secure our border and chart a course that keeps the Lone Star State a beacon of individual liberty and economic opportunity. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Last year Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar embarked on the Good for Texas Tour, participating in town hall meetings across the state to find out what issues are important to Texans. As a follow-up to his tour, the Comptroller announced today the launch of the Good for Texas Talks, issues-focused interviews with influential state stakeholders.
Flynn is rated A+ and Endorsed “State Rep. Dan Flynn is the right man for the job!”
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (Van, TX): The National Rifle Association endorses Representative Dan Flynn for re-election.
In a recent action alert, the NRA-PVF wrote, “There are few, if any, state lawmakers who have fought harder to expand your self-defense rights and options than Dan Flynn. Read More
TWC Prosecutes North Central Texas Child Care Provider
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Cumby Kids Day Care Center owner and child care provider, Angela Lee was indicted of Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information on May 12, 2014. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) received an anonymous complaint alleging Lee had falsified the child care applications of her customers.
12:18 pm CST - February 04, 2016
Posted under Opinion
By Katie Pavlich
Former Secretary of State and current Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been under criminal investigation by the FBI for nearly a year. At this point, it’s been reported Clinton hosted thousands of emails containing classified information on her private email server. Worse, at least 22-emails contain the most sensitive of all top secret information about human sources, putting lives at risk in addition to compromising U.S. national security. Continue Reading.
12:16 pm CST - February 04, 2016
Posted under Opinion
By Ben Shapiro
In Monday’s Iowa caucus, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the man most hated by the Republican establishment, came from behind to nab front-runner Donald Trump. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the supposed establishment favorite, came in just a point behind Trump. According to conventional wisdom, this should set up a battle royal among anti-establishment Cruz, anti-establishment Trump and establishment Rubio. If Rubio emerges victorious, the pundits explain, the establishment will have lived to fight another day, and put those rowdy conservative grass-roots anti-establishment types in their place. Continue Reading.
12:23 pm CST - February 02, 2016
Posted under Opinion
By Michael Barone
Donald Trump was absent from Fox News’ Republican debate Thursday night, presiding at his own event seven minutes’ drive away featuring cameo appearances by the two previous Iowa Republican caucus winners exiled now to the undercard debate, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. But the issue Trump raised to high-decibel level at his announcement last June was front and center at the main event: immigration. Continue Reading.
10:21 am CST - February 05, 2016
Posted under Cartoons