U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) filed legislation today to prohibit the U.S. government from suspending anti-terrorism restrictions to send foreign aid to the Gaza Strip or the West Bank. The Terminating Unlawful Negligence and Nullifying Exemptions and Licenses to Sanctions (TUNNELS) Act of 2024, rescinds the licenses employed by the Biden administration to channel U.S. aid through international and non-governmental organizations to Gaza, and prevents these licenses from being reissued.
Last year, Governor Abbott signed House Bill 12 into law, extending Medicaid and CHIP postpartum coverage from two to 12 months. Anyone enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP who is pregnant or becomes pregnant is eligible for the extended coverage. In January, the Governor and HHSC announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved Texas' request to make this extension of postpartum coverage.
This legislation would dramatically expand school choice options and would allow public education dollars to follow children into private school, homeschooling, and help pay other educational costs. It passed by a margin of 69-34. Pitifully, ALL 28 Democrats voted no even though low-income and minorities are by far the biggest beneficiaries of school choice.
The Railroad Commission has activated its team for the State Operations Center (SOC) during the ongoing wildfires in the Texas Panhandle. As is the case during any emergency, the RRC is ready to respond quickly to ensure the safety of communities and the environment. RRC staff is in direct contact with other emergency responders at the SOC and will continue to do so until the wildfire threats abate.
President Joe Biden has blood on his hands. It’s actually not “on” his hands, it’s through them, marinated all the way to the bone. It’s the blood of Laken Hope Riley, but it’s also so much more. It’s the blood of every American murdered by an illegal alien – of 2-year-old Jeremy Poou Caceres, of three wounded police officers in Washington, DC, of the 14-year-old girl raped and stabbed in Louisiana, and so many more I can’t fit in here.
As written in a Newsweek Opinion piece earlier this morning, the best thought coming out of yesterday's Michigan Primary may be – "Joe Biden Should Endorse Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and Step Aside." Yes, Joe Biden won the Democrat Primary comfortably, but he lost 13.3% of the Michigan vote to that hard-charging candidate known as “uncommitted.” It's sent a strong signal to both Mr. Biden and his National Democrat friends down-ballot – he has a big, big problem. And, it's likely not just with Michigan.
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a disaster declaration for 60 Texas counties in response to widespread wildfire activity throughout the state. Additional counties may be added if conditions warrant. Governor Abbott also directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to activate additional state emergency response resources to support local firefighters responding to multiple wildfires burning Texas.
Senator Ted Cruz participated in a town hall in Laredo, Texas, on Sunday, February 25th. The conversation was moderated by United States Hispanic Business Council President & CEO Javier Palomarez. Sen. Cruz was joined by Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina (D) and Laredo Mayor Dr. Victor Trevino (D) as panelists, and they answered questions on the economy, energy, international trade, immigration policies, infrastructure, human trafficking, and drug smuggling, among others.
Former New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly cautioned on Sunday that New York City's quality of life "has really deteriorated." And, Illegal Immigrant crime is a major reason. Venezuela's notorious Tren de Aragua gang and El Salvador's feared MS-13 – which former F.B.I. Assistant Director Chris Swecker calls "prison-spawned gangs" – are threatening to take over America's cities. They're the "most dangerous gangs on the planet," he warns. But Joe Biden and th Democrats still deny its a problem.
A new poll conducted across Texas has found that a majority of Hispanic Voters in the state support constructing a Border Ball, as the nation continues to see an increase in violent crimes and record numbers of illegal immigrants flooding across the Southern Border. And because Hispanic voters have long been viewed as a crucial voting bloc for Texas Democrats, the shift away from the Democrat Party and toward Republican policies on the border issue is raising major concerns for Texas Democrats.
“The morale and motivation to go out and work has been destroyed – and will take a generation of agents before it ever begins to return,” said one of the five Border Patrol Agents who spoke with the Washington Examiner, expressing skepticism that a Senate Impeachment Trial, even a conviction, will have a significant impact on the department’s roughly 19,000 Border Patrol Agents nationwide. Having been dragged through the mud since Mayorkas was confirmed in February 2021, one Texas agent texted, “I want to see him GONE!”
The CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act would prohibit the Federal Reserve from issuing a CBDC directly to anyone, ensuring the Federal Reserve can’t mobilize itself into a retail bank. It would also bar the Federal Reserve from issuing a CBDC indirectly to individuals through financial institutions or other third parties, as well as prevent the Federal Reserve from using a CBDC as a tool to implement monetary policy and control the economy.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced three JET grants totaling more than $713,000 were awarded to three schools in the Temple area by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). These JET grants will support career and technical education (CTE) training programs by helping schools purchase and install equipment to initially train over 600 students for high-demand occupations including welding, licensed vocational nursing, and medical assistance.
TVN is a statewide collaborative of veteran-serving, community-based organizations, government agencies and national service providers that have come together to utilize Combined Arms' innovative technology to improve the quality of life for Texas Veterans, Service Members, and their families. This network allows Veterans, Service Members, Military families, and caregivers across Texas seeking resources and services to connect with member organizations that help navigate their transition from service.
Donald Trump didn’t need the Old Guard – and by “old” I don’t mean age – and they resented him for it. It was stupid, as most desperate power grabs are. Trump wasn’t going to throw them out, he needed help since he’d never been in politics before. But just the concept of him being in office was so offensive to the “pinky-out, tea sipping crowd” that they passed on the prospect of achieving more of what they’d spent their adult lives professing they’d done. What the hell are we doing?
On January 26th, President Joe Biden inexplicably announced an indefinite ban on pending LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) Export Projects. It will cost our communities along the Gulf and across Texas countless jobs – and lead to so much unnecessary uncertainty. We are talking about jobs. We're talking about American energy, about clean energy. We are talking about the future of the greatest Nation the world has ever known – and the fact that our allies don't have to rely on Russia for their energy if it comes from the United States.
“With more than 513,000 State Criminal Offenses – including murder, sexual assault & robbery – many of these criminal aliens remain in our jails for weeks or months, unable to secure bond due to their immigration status. By providing Federal Funds to offset the costs on State & Local Governments, including County Jails, we'd uphold our commitment to public safety while easing the strain," said Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne, who serves as Legislative Chair for the Texas Sheriffs’ Association which is backing Gonzales's effort.
Big news in the world of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) the past few weeks: JP Morgan Chase, BlackRock & State Street Global Investors have backed away from a multi-national alliance intended to fight "climate change." That's welcome news for taxpayers, as many of these initiatives advocate for bad policies – like higher taxes and more regulatory red tape. Americans have become increasingly skeptical of politicians who place excessive emphasis on "the environment," and use them as pawns in their culture wars.