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ICYMI: Failed Senate Border Deal Included Hidden Benefits for Biden, Democrat's 'Secure Border Control'

“Over the past decade, I’ve made many trips to our Southern Border, often bringing my colleagues in the Senate down with me. On a recent trip we had a conversation with a girl who was only 10 years old. She was with a man who claimed to be her father, who had his arm draped forcefully around her, and it was obvious to everyone that the two were not related," said Sen. Ted Cruz.

02.20.2024
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Gov. Abbott Expands Border Security Operations in Eagle Pass

The Texas Military Department acquired 80 acres of land in Eagle Pass to construct a Forward Operating Base that will house up to 1,800 Texas National Guard Soldiers, with the ability to accommodate an additional 500 for deployment in response to the Biden Border Crisis. The camp will feature a 700-seat dining facility, recreation & laundry facilities, as well as Chaplaincy, Psychological & Medical Health Facilities.

02.20.2024
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McCaul: Americans Agree: Enough Is Enough

Last week, I proudly stood with my Republican colleagues and constituents in declaring 'enough is enough,' as we officially voted to impeach Secretary Mayorkas, the architect of destruction. I look forward to serving as an impeachment manager for the upcoming Senate trial, where I will use my experience as a federal prosecutor to stand up for our Constitution and the safety of the American people.

02.20.2024
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Comptroller Hegar Announces New Approach to Fiscal Publication

To make economic information more accessible and understandable, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced his office is updating the design and content of its Fiscal Notes publication, leveraging his agency’s wealth of data and highly knowledgeable subject-matter experts. ​​​In addition to traditional stories, the Comptroller’s office will report on economic trends through infographics, videos, photo essays, how-tos, Q&As and more on a regular basis.

02.20.2024
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Not Your Father's Democratic Party

The Democratic Party is a group of insufferable children, spoiled and entitled, throwing a constant series of temper tantrums without interruption. They are the brat kid in your child’s class, constantly indulged with hugs and reassurances that they’re “special” and important, when what they really need is a butt-reddening series of spanks that make it difficult to sit for a week. That won’t happen because leftists don’t have any adults on their side. 

02.20.2024
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Texas' 1st Lady Abbott, OneStar Foundation Announce 40th Annual Volunteer Award Recipients

First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the Governor's Volunteer Awards, today announced the recipients of the 40th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. These awards, presented in conjunction with OneStar Foundation, honor the exemplary service of individuals, groups, and organizations that have made a significant contribution to Texas communities through service and volunteering in the past year.

02.16.2024
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'Bidenomics' is Great if You’re an Illegal Alien – It's Catastrophically Bad for Everyone Else

At least 1-in-5 jobs being created by "Bidenomics," it turns out, are actually Government Jobs – and a new Immigration Studies Report shows that the supposed "millions of jobs" Joe Biden brags about are mostly happening among illegal immigrants. Biden's open borders aren't just for "transforming America" – it’s also at the core of Bidenomics. "While there were still 183,000 fewer U.S.-born Americans working in the 4th Quarter of 2023 compared to 2019, the number of immigrants (legal & illegal) working is up 2.9 million.”

02.16.2024
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Rep. Weber votes to protect LNG in Southeast Texas

U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14) voted in favor of H.R. 7176, the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024 would remove restrictions on the import and export of natural gas and require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to deem the import or export of natural gas to be consistent with the public interest.

02.16.2024
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Rep. Tony Gonzales Supports Passage of Legislation to Unleash American Energy

Today, the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives with Congressman Tony Gonzales’ (TX-23) support. The Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act lifts restrictions on natural gas imports and exports while also prohibiting trade with an individual or foreign country under sanction or listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

02.16.2024
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Comptroller Glenn Hegar: Financial Companies Withdrawing from Climate Change Group

J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) and State Street Global Advisors announced they would withdraw from the Climate Action 100+ (CA100+), with State Street commenting that the “enhanced Climate Action 100+ Phase 2 requirements for signatories are not consistent with our independent approach to proxy voting and portfolio company engagement.” Additionally, BlackRock Inc. simultaneously announced it would scale back its commitment to the CA100+ and transfer its membership to a subsidiary, BlackRock International Ltd.

02.16.2024
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The Strange Disconnect Between Israel and Ukraine

The Ukrainian and Israeli wars are similar and yet also different conflicts. Ukraine was invaded by a huge Russian state, with a population three-and-a-half times greater, a gross national product 10 times larger, and an area 30 times its size. Hamas, by contrast, is a terrorist clique of about 50,000-70,000 gunmen and terrorist kingpins who run Gaza. It is dwarfed by the Israeli population (20 times larger), economy (27 times greater), and area (60 times larger).

02.16.2024
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DEMOCRAT's PANIC: “It Confirms Every Doubt & Concern Voters Have... How Can He be President of the United States?”

Former Clinton political adviser Paul Begala summed up the way Democrat leaders now feel about Joe Biden’s candidacy after last week: “I sleep like a baby – I wake up every two hours and wet the bed,” joked Begala to CNN. “This is beyond devastating,” said another Democrat operative, speaking anonymously in order to candidly talk about Biden’s visible mental shortcomings. “It confirms every doubt and concern voters have... how can he be president of the United States?”

02.15.2024
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PERRY: After Overcoming Obstacles, Texas is Continuing to Lead the Way with New Energy Production

As Secretary of Energy under Donald Trump, I made our nation’s Energy Security – as well as exploring innovative technologies – a major priority. And despite the well-known attacks on the Oil & Gas Industry the past few years, developments in Texas are once again gaining attention on Wall Street, and show that The Lone Star State will continue to lead the way in energy production. Since the U.S. Oil & Gas Industry possesses a unique set of engineering & technology skills, its leading to some exciting innovation.

02.15.2024
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Sen. Cruz Votes Against Funding Bill That Fails to Secure the Texas-Mexico Border

“If new legislation absolutely must happen, there is a straightforward and viable option: H.R. 2. This bill, which I’ve led in the Senate, is the only serious border legislation that has been considered this Congress, and it contains real solutions for the border crisis such as building the wall, tightening asylum standards, reinstating the Remain-in-Mexico policy, increasing the number of Border Patrol agents, and more. . ."

02.15.2024
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PAXTON: Court Denies Biden’s Effort to Dis­miss Texas Law­suit Against New 'Asy­lum Rule'

The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security – at the direction of Sect. Mayorkas & President Biden – is seeking to establish an "Asylum Rule Transfer" by moving authority given by Congress to U.S. Immigration Judges to the more lenient processing position known as an "Asylum Officer." Because this violates the statutory system Congress established, as well as the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, Texas sued to halt the move. The Federal Government then sought to have case dismissed, but a U.S. District Court has rejected that White House request.

02.15.2024
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McCAUGHEY: Providing Room & Board to the Same People Who Rob & Threaten Us Makes No Sense

The Statue of Liberty says, "Give me your tired, your poor." It doesn't say your lawbreakers, brutes & gang leaders. Criminals posing as asylum seekers are turning America's Cities into war zones. Venezuela's Tren de Aragua Gang – feared for how it tortures its victims – has set up shop in New York City, police say. "This is organized crime. It's just like the Mafia," says Paul DiGiacomo, president of the NYC Detectives' Endowment Association. Illegals, and Migrant Crime, is turning our cities into War Zones.

02.15.2024
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NO, Yesterday's Special Election in New York Was Not a 'Bellwether' as the Media Suggests

Many of you may have noticed the media's obsession in suggesting that yesterday's Special Election for New York's 3rd Congressional District would serve as a "bellwether" for the upcoming Presidential Election. But looking at the District's recent elections, calling it a "bellwether" is a very hard sell from where I sit.  The Democrat winner last night had previously represented the district for three terms, and was a pseudo-incumbent. In fact, he underperformed compared to his past elections.

02.14.2024
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Texas Once Again Leads the Nation in Truck Bottlenecks 

“Texans are no strangers to traffic congestion,” said Texas Trucking Association President John Esparza, adding, "unfortunately, all that congestion means our state’s economy takes a hit – as does our roadway safety and our environment." He made the comments as the American Transportation Research Institute released its 13th Annual List highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America – and 13 Texas locations made the "Top 100."

02.14.2024
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02.12.2024

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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02.12.2024
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02.09.2024
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