“I find it very hypocritical at this moment that our president went on national television, and as a priority mandated vaccines, COVID vaccines specifically, for our Border Patrol Agents – and mind you if they’re not fully vaccinated by around the end of November, they face termination – those're the same Border Patrol Agents that’re out here tonight, and that’ve been here holding the line tirelessly since this entire crisis has begun, they're same agents that're facing possible termination if they’re not fully vaccinated under President Biden’s mandates."
Saying that the Biden Administration is destroying the country's National Security – and misleading Congress – Rodney Scott's stunningly blunt warning to key U.S. Senators says that President Biden "is laser-focused on expediting the flow of migrants into the U.S., and downplaying the significant vulnerability this creates for terrorists, narcotics smugglers, human traffickers, and even hostile nations to gain access to our homeland."
"These two additional agenda items are crucial to improving the quality of life for all Texans," said Governor Greg Abbott earlier today, submitting a message to the Secretary of the Senate that identified two additional agenda items for the 3rd Special Session of the Texas Legislature that began Monday, September 20th.
“This is a National Security Issue, and a Humanitarian Crisis that is visible on an international scale,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales – whose 23rd Congressional District of Texas actually includes the South Texas City of Del Rio. "I urge you to take immediate action to approve Gov. Abbott’s request for an 'Emergency Disaster Declaration' to prevent the growing Border Crisis from spiraling further out of control."
Affirming that the anti-Semitic, radical left is in full control of their party, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. House Democrats today stripped $1 billion from Israel’s "Iron Dome" defense system, a crucial anti-missile defense technology that’s saved countless innocent lives from attacks by Islamic terrorists.
“Service industries are crucial to our state’s economy,” said TWC Commissioner Aaron Demerson, who occupies the TWC Board position representing employers. “Assisting Texans with getting back to work helps our Texas employers bounce back, which means a stronger recovery for all of Texas.”
There’s something satisfying about seeing Democrat Liberals in a Slap Fight with each other – you just want to grab up a bowl of popcorn, pop some brews and egg them on. We’ll see more and more battles between the unsatiated elements of the Democrat coalition, and as conservatives, we just need stay out of it. Let them pummel each other. Let them rip each other apart. Let them fight!
"We've got a vaccine mandate for U.S. companies with 100 or more people, and we’ve got 14,878 people here – are you kidding me?" asked Texas Cong. August Pfluger, surveying over 15,000 illegal immigrants camping in squalid conditions outside of tiny Del Rio, Texas. "Our priorities are completely out of whack. It’s worse than you could imagine," said Pfluger, clearly frustrated at a situation he described as "an absolute tragedy, a completely preventable crisis."
"As chief executives of our states, we request a meeting with you at The White House to bring an end to the national security crisis created by eight months of unenforced borders," read the letter to President Biden from the Governors of 26 states, “respectfully requesting a meeting as soon as your schedule allows within 15 days.” The crisis led a Democrat Border Mayor to ask Mr. Biden earlier this year, "Whose side are you on?"
“If the Biden Administration thinks they can force states to comply with their political agenda, my office will fight their radical attempt at social change," said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, filing a lawsuit to stop the Biden Administration from requiring employers to use the gender identities espoused by their employees for bathroom, locker room, showers, dress codes & personal pronouns.
"The grant funding available through this program will strengthen our response to the crisis at the border, and help keep our communities safe," said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, announcing the availability of $100 million in funding through the Operation Lone Star (OLS) Grant Program to enhance Inter-Agency Border Security Operations, including interdicting criminal activity and detaining non-citizens arrested for state crimes related to the border crisis.
“Last Thursday I was briefed by Border Patrol in Del Rio on the horrific, man-made crisis taking place at this city's International Bridge. I saw the strain on resources and the lack of COVID-19 testing because of President Biden and Vice President Harris’ decision to not enforce our laws at the Southern Border," said Sen. Cruz, responding to Homeland Security Sect. Mayorkas' visit to Del Rio, as 1,000s of illegal immigrants flooded the south Texas city of 36,000.
"Every direct oil and natural gas job in Texas generates an additional 3.0 jobs elsewhere in the state's economy," said Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) president Todd Staples. Compared to August 2020 numbers, 2021's upstream jobs have increased 12.4%, or 19,700 jobs – and August’s job count stands 13.3% above the industry's September 2020 low point.
This funding to assist Customs & Border Protection with the influx of migrants at Texas' southern border comes as the Del Rio Border Sector has been inundated with approximately 15,000 Haitian migrants in just the past week – including 8,000 family units and 4,000 single adults, with an estimated 2,000 more expected within days.
We still don't know even half of what's in the two massive spending bills circulating through Congress – because as Rep. Richard Neal, the head of the House Committee writing the bills admits, we want to "hold off on the (details of the bill) until we're at the altar." By this he means the same thing Nancy Pelosi said before ObamaCare's vote some 10 years ago: We'll read the bill after we pass it.
"I have determined that the disaster caused from individuals unlawfully crossing the Texas-Mexico Border is of such severity that Supplementary Federal Assistance is necessary to lessen the threat of disaster, save lives, and protect property, public health and safety," said Gov. Abbott, requesting an Emergency Declaration from President Biden as the crisis at the border escalated, including the dire situation in Val Verde County.
After Houston Police Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey, a 30-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, was shot and killed, and Sgt. Michael Vance was shot and wounded, “This horrific tragedy's an important reminder that Law Enforcement Officers risk their lives every day to keep Texas safe," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
Railroad Commission of Texas commissioners approved publishing for public comment proposed rules for critical designation of natural gas infrastructure during energy emergencies.