2:21 pm CST - October 08, 2015
Posted under Quotes
Cong. Barton’s comments on the House Speaker Election, and McCarthy withdrawal
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –
“The Republican Conference met today with the intention of nominating our candidate for Speaker of the House. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn from the race in order to promote unity in the Republican Conference, and I commend him for this selfless act,” said Texas Cong. Joe Barton (R-Arlington/Ennis) following the sudden withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy earlier this morning.
“As a consequence, the current Speaker has postponed the Conference Election of a new Speaker Candidate to a date in the near future. The Texas Republican delegation has met and has collectively decided to not endorse any candidate, but to be unified in support of a conservative candidate that shares Texas values.
“That candidate may, in fact, be a Texan,” said Barton, the senior-most member of the Texas’ 36 member Congressional Delegation.
‘We can do a lot better and, by the way, we can save some money … by not throwing people in jail when they’re mentally ill and providing them treatment so they can get better and lead more productive lives.’
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning to discuss his Mental Health and Safe Communities Act following last week’s shooting at an Oregon community college, as well as the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill he and others have introduced. Excerpts from the interview are below, and video of Sen. Cornyn’s appearance can be found here. Read More
Cruz: “There is no greater obstacle to growth, to opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans than an invasive and bloated government.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today chaired a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts titled “Opportunity Denied: How Overregulation Harms Minorities” that investigated the harmful effects of government overregulation on people and businesses who lack the resources and political connections to deal effectively with mountains of red tape. Read More
WASHINGTON – Monday, the United States and 11 Asia-Pacific countries announced an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The agreement is now subject to Congressional approval. Congressman Gene Green released the following statement in response: Read More
Stopping Foreign Fighter and Terrorist Travel
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – If you had told me on September 12, 2001 that over 14 years would go by without us seeing another major terrorist attack on U.S. soil, I would not have believed you. That seemed unlikely the day after 9/11. Read More
From Congressman John Culberson
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama is doing immense damage to our Constitution, to the rule of law, to America’s economic power and to our strategic influence around the world. He is aggressively dismantling the America we know and love, and I am doing everything I can to help stop him. Read More
If Democrats can’t win significantly more than 50% in 2016 from millennials…
By Michael Barone
Are millennials sour on this year’s Democratic presidential candidates? Evidence from the recent nationwide Quinnipiac Poll conducted August 20-25 suggests the answer is yes, at least compared to how they responded to Barack Obama’s candidacy in 2008 and 2012. Quinnipiac paired three Republican candidates — Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump — against three Democrats — Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders. Read More
Provide Additional Border Security Resources
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Texas will continue to be assertive in securing our border, but given recent reports that our southern border has become more porous — not less, it is clearer than ever that the federal government must act to reverse the tide of this mounting crisis,” said Gov. Greg Abbott, calling for immediate action due to the significant increase of illegal border crossings detailed in recent U.S. Border Patrol reports. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to deny certiorari review and uphold the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruling on portions of House Bill 2 (HB 2), the 2013 Texas law designed to protect the health and welfare of Texas women.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON) – Kevin Roberts, conservative Republican candidate for Texas State Representative, District 126, announced the endorsements of a growing list of business and community leaders. Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Association of Business (TAB) honored State Representative Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park) with its highest award, the Champion For Free Enterprise. This marks the second consecutive session that Representative Dale is recognized with this award. Read More
10:15 am CST - October 07, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Dennis Prager
On the assumption that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between right and left on the gun issue as it relates to these mass murders?
Why does the left focus on more gun control laws, and why doesn’t the right? Continue Reading.
10:12 am CST - October 07, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Cal Thomas
Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another “force of nature” flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was difficult for most people to keep up.
Before barely any facts were known, there was President Obama on camera (when isn’t he?) making a 12-minute address — a relatively short time for him — about the school shootings in Roseburg, Oregon. The president referred to himself 28 times, according to Grabien.com, again proving that whatever happens in this country, or the world, it really is all about him. Continue Reading.
10:38 am CST - October 01, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Bill Hammond, CEO, Texas Association of Business
Once again the Texas Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of our school finance system, and once again, school districts are hoping for a lot more money. My issue is not with spending more money on education if that is what is needed. My issue deals with how the plaintiffs have undermined the very goal they say is what merits increased education spending – college readiness. Continue Reading.
10:10 am CST - October 07, 2015
Posted under Cartoons