"Given your new role as the administration’s Border Czar, I urge you to visit the border to see the crisis, and I implore the Biden Administration to take swift action to secure it," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, admonishing the president's newly named "Border Czar," Vice President Kamala Harris, for both answers and action on the rapidly growing crisis.
"Texas is a pro-life state, and these bills reflect our commitment to protecting innocent life," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick following the passage of Senate Bill 8, the "Heartbeat Bill," and Senate Bill 9, the "Abortion Ban Trigger" on Tuesday.
"In these cages, children – little boys & girls – they’re not six feet apart, they’re not even six inches apart. They’re lying on the floor, there are no beds. Its a full-blown crisis," said Sen. Ted Cruz after leading a group of 18 of his Senate colleagues on a tour of the rapidly growing Border Crisis that is now beginning to spread across the entire state of Texas.
The Texas Senate passed SB 394, authored by Sen. Eddie Lucio, to enact state-level safeguards not only protecting unborn children, but also providing safeguards for women while making them aware of the serious side effects of chemical abortions.
I guess I never noticed before, but my eyes are open now: I’m a horrible racist. I want to thank Democrats, CNN & MSNBC, and apologize for my white privilege – for flaunting it and basking in it, but mostly for not realizing I was taking it for granted my while bouncing from job to job before embracing it and getting my act together.
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today announced the creation of a COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program for Texas youth summer camps to help camps safely operate throughout the summer.
“I visited Ciudad Juarez to see how dire the situation is on the Mexican side as well. The families we met are more than just statistics, and the dangers they encounter on their journey are horrifying. Right now, our broken system is only encouraging more of these dangerous journeys to take place," said Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales.
“This settlement sends a strong message that we will not allow the health of Texas women to be placed in jeopardy by businesses who place profits over patients,” said Paxton, announcing that Boston Scientific will pay $188.6 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia, of which Texas will receive $13 million.
Today's Democrats like to claim "voter suppression" when Republicans attempt to make sure every ballot cast is legitimate and legal. At his news conference last Thursday, President Biden even said of Georgia's new voting law, "It makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle."
The proposed changes in SB3 will revolutionize Texas' prevention and preparation strategies for any energy emergencies we encounter going forward.
The “State Tax Freedom Act." bill (HR2189) pushes back against an unconstitutional provision inserted into the American Rescue Plan that restricts states’ ability to manage their own finances.
Texas’ 10 largest metro areas have become unaffordable to households with median incomes, according to one study. Another indicates that about half of all Texas households are spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on housing costs and utilities alone.
"With more vaccines on the way, and more Texans eligible, we'll continue to make tremendous progress to ensure that every Texan who wants a vaccine will get one," said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, announcing a new "Save Our Seniors Program" partnership between the Texas Health & Human Services Commission several other organizations.
As the Biden Border Crisis worsens by the day, Sen. Ted Cruz is demanding that the Biden Administration lift its unprecedented media blackout and allow Americans transparent coverage of the disaster unfolding on Texas' Southern Border. Cruz led some 20 of his Senate colleagues on a Border Tour Friday, where reports from the Donna, Texas facility are heartbreaking.
"Many of my constituents and other Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders around the country have expressed concerns for the safety of their families and their businesses," said Rep. Jetton, who represents parts of Ft. Bend County outside Houston, the most diverse county in America.
“Texas employers continue working around the clock to open their businesses while safely serving all Texans in their communities,” said Aaron Demerson, the Texas Workforce's Commissioner who represents Texas' Employers, as the state's unemployment rate increased from 6.8% in January 2020 to 6.9% in February 2021.