"Texas will always be the leader in defending the 2nd Amendment, which is why we built a barrier around gun rights this session," said Gov. Greg Abbott, signing seven pieces of legislation into law to protect the 2nd Amendment Rights of Texans across the state. "Thank you to the Texas Legislature for getting these bills to my desk," Abbott said. Here's why.
Gov. Abbott stated earlier this week that the Biden Administration’s policies have opened the floodgates for people to enter the U.S. As a result, 2,000 people per day, in three counties of the South Texas McAllen Sector alone, are apprehended while crossing the border. As Gov. Abbott stated earlier this week, the Biden Administration’s policies have opened the floodgates.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), delivered opening remarks criticizing Democrats for their radical legislation that includes protections for partial-birth abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions in order to defend Roe v. Wade.
The Texas unemployment rate declined 0.2% in May to 6.5%, as Texas added 34,400 nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 12 of the last 13 months. Texas has added a total of 804,200 jobs since May 2020, including 34,400 jobs last month.
Earlier this week the Senate unanimously passed a bill declaring Juneteenth a National Holiday, commemorating June 19th, 1865 – when a Union general informed the last enslaved people in Texas that, thanks to the 13th Amendment, they were free. But the effort preceding this day begun more than four score years before, and has been cruelly delayed for many decades.
"Texas is doing more than any state has ever done, but it's clear more is needed. In the Biden Administration's absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building the border wall," said Gov. Abbott, announcing several key components of Texas' plan to build a border wall after the State Legislature allocated $1.1 billion dollars — a record for the State of Texas.
"Donald Trump’s border policies dramatically reduced illegal crossings and helped return stability to our border communities. Biden’s actions reversed that progress almost immediately and it's now imperative that Texas takes action," said the Lt. Governor, as the number of criminals entering the country is also breaking records along with human & drug trafficking.
"For months now, and this week in particular, we've heard some incredibly concerning comments from the Biden Administration. Comments made by Kamala Harris and the lack of presence from our President at the border show how tragically out of touch this Administration is," said Congressman Tony Gonzales, delivering the Republican Address on the crisis.
This change will help accommodate workers who are actively looking for employment, allowing them up to three months to find employment.
Democrats in Washington, D.C. have no majority at all in the U.S. Senate – its divided 50-50 between Republicans & Democrats – and depend on Vice President Kamala Harris to break ties. They have a tiny majority in the House. This shows new outreach opportunities for Republican candidates in 2022 – if GOP leaders are smart enough to take advantage of them.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed two bills into law that legislators passed to protect Texans against the far-left Democrat's national push to enact a "Culture of Wokeism" – effectively banning homeless "camping" on public property in Texas and abolishing the teaching of "Critical Race Theory" in Texas classrooms.
Saying the Biden Administration had deliberately undermined the nation's border security and turned the entire country into “one giant sanctuary city,” former President Donald Trump said Tuesday afternoon that he'd “accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern Border.”
"I just signed a law banning 'Zuckerbucks' in Texas," tweeted Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing he'd signed legislation banning ideological groups, corporations & big tech companies from spending millions to sponsor the administration costs of local elections like Zuckerberg & others did in Texas, selectively affecting turnout in states or areas they focus on.
I’m a conservative, and when I see a fight I head towards it, not away from it. Left wing forces in this country are hell bent on destroying the American way of life. The General Land Office is the tip of the spear in protecting our state and efficiently serving its people. That’s why I’m running for Land Commissioner.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), introduced legislation with Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) to rename the street outside the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. “Oswaldo Payá Way,” to call out the oppression of the Cuban regime and highlight the cause of dissident Oswaldo Payá.
“I want to thank Dawn Buckingham for doing an excellent job as Chair of the Senate Nominations Committee – she's been committed to the people of her district, the people of Texas, and I wish her the very best as she moves on to the next challenge,“ said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, after Sen. Buckingham announced her candidacy for the Texas General Land Commissioner's Office.
The grant will help the district purchase and install equipment to provide students with training for careers in welding.