How are these children coming across the border, and who is helping them get here? Were they abused or harmed on their journeys, and were they or their families assisted or threatened by cartel members or human traffickers? These are just some of the questions Gov. Abbott is asking President Biden about the humanitarian crisis at Texas' Southern Border.
“Democrats call this the 'For the People Act,' or HR 1, but a more appropriate name would be the 'Corrupt Politicians Act' because it’s designed by politicians & is for the politicians,” said Sen. Ted Cruz in an op-ed for Real Clear Politics outlining the dangerous provisions which, if signed into law, will overhaul State Election Laws and cement Democrat control for decades.
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) leaders are urging members of the Legislature to support Senate Bill 6 – the Pandemic Liability Protection Act – by state Sen. Kelly Hancock, which was considered in the Texas Senate's Business & Commerce Committee on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced that Republicans would not be participating in Democrats' partisan "Members' Day" hearing that allows for no meaningful dialogue between both parties on a crucial issue like infrastructure.
“Businesses and healthcare providers that operated safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t have their livelihoods destroyed by frivolous lawsuits, which is why I made Civil Liability Protections an emergency item this Legislative Session,” said Gov. Gregg Abbott, talking about the importance of fostering a strong business climate in Texas.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ramped up pressure on President Biden to allow free and fair reporting on the humanitarian, national security, and public health crises at the southern border.
" As Texas' previous Secretary of State, I know firsthand the importance of Border Security. We're seeing the biggest migrant surge at our southern border in 20 years as the Biden Administration continues to encourage illegal border crossings and illegal behavior," said Cong. Roger Williams
This weekend I traveled to El Paso, Texas, where in that sector alone, Border Patrol is seeing a 230% spike in border encounters from last year. DHS Secretary Mayorkas predicts the U.S. is on track to see the highest surge of migrants in 20 years.
The situation along the south Texas Border has “become so dire that Border Patrol has no choice but to release people nearly immediately after apprehension because there's no space to hold people, even to do the necessary Notice to Appear (NTA) paperwork.”
Gov. Abbott launched the state-funded "Operation Lone Star" in early March to help secure the border and combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas. With President Biden failing to respond to the crisis, Abbott's now expanding the operation to fight a rapid increase in Human Trafficking & Illegal Border Crossings.
I’ve found success working with Presidents of both parties. With President Obama, for example, I helped negotiate an end to the 40-year ban on selling crude oil overseas – a historic change that has helped make America "Energy Independent." Unfortunately, after pledging “unity,” the Biden Administration is the most partisan in modern history.
Day after day, the desperate Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border produced by President Biden’s reckless political decisions spirals out of control. Gov. Abbott's even said the White House is denying State Officials access to “critical” health data related to the rapidly growing number of unaccompanied minors now being sheltered in Texas.
In the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, the Railroad Commission has worked diligently with the Texas Legislature, other state agencies, and industry stakeholders to provide meaningful solutions to the challenges that our state faced during the storm.
"The continued expansion of our Save Our Seniors initiative is protecting elderly Texans from COVID-19 and ramping up our vaccination efforts across the state," said Governor Greg Abbott, who launched the program in Corpus Christi in February to ensure more seniors are vaccinated throughout Texas.
Joe Biden's "Homeland Security" Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, has conceded: “We're on pace to encounter more individuals on the Southwest Border than we have in the last 20 years” – and the Biden Administration is dumping these illegal migrants onto the streets of governed by State & Local Officials.
"Appraisals are important to the Property Tax equation because rising values force tax payments higher, even when the actual tax rate does not change,” said State Rep. Steve Allison of San Antonio, filing legislation that seeks to protect Texans from property-tax increases driven by ever-escalating appraisal values.