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Cong. Tony Gonzales Pushes Bill to Properly Equip Law Enforcement for Future Polar Vortexes

“Our Law Enforcement Agents deserve access to the best resources available, as they put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect our communities," said Cong. Gonzales, introducing his bill to make localities like San Antonio eligible to purchase all-terrain vehicles & equipment at a significant discount to assist in disasters like Winter Storm Uri.

12.20.2021
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Texas Reaches New Employment High of 12,998,200 Jobs, Surpassing Pre-Pandemic Employment Level

The Texas labor market has surpassed its previous pre-pandemic employment high in February 2020 of 12,970,000 jobs by reaching 12,998,200 total nonagricultural jobs in November 2021.

12.20.2021
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HUNTER: Democrats Return to Their Hatred-Based Mantra of Segregation & Race

Unfortunately, the Democrat Party was, is, and will always be the Party of Racism. The simple fact is, today's Progressive-Democrat leadership is made up of bad people. That’s it, full stop. And, bad people will do anything they have to in order to get their way – The party of Slavery &Jim Crow never changed their goal, they only changed their tactics.

12.20.2021
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MARCUS: As Border Grows Deadlier by the Day, Will Biden Admit His Policies are Getting Americans Killed

People are dying, and President Biden not only has no plan to stop it, he doesn’t even seem to care. Two Hispanic Texas women – a 59 year old mother and her 21 year old daughter who were sitting in their car at a Stop Sign last Saturday morning, going about their daily lives – were killed at 11:30am by an Illegal Immigrant Smuggler, T-Boned while Joe Biden’s Immigration & Border Policies are failing. Their families, former Law Enforcement Officials.

12.17.2021
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Gov. Abbott Warns State Agencies About Accepting Federal Funding Agreements, Contracts

"Should the acceptance of any federal funds hinder or needlessly constrain the state, commit the state to ongoing costs for which there is not an appropriation available, or require an agency to implement a federal policy contrary to the law or policy of this state, the agreement proposed by the federal agency should not be signed," said Gov. Greg Abbott, reminding State Agency leaders to review all federal provisions before accepting or applying for federal funding opportunities. 

12.16.2021
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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge United Airlines to Continue Service to College Station & Killeen, Texas

"Both cities are home to integral elements of U.S. national defense and national security infrastructure,” said the Senators, urging the company to resume flights to the area due to the vital role the cities play in American National Security and Department of Defense partnerships – as well as the growing economies of the communities.

12.16.2021
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BRADY: Congress Must Hold China Accountable for Human Rights Abuses, Unfair Trade Practices, Economic Coercion

Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 6256, which will ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China do not enter the United States market

12.16.2021
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Comptroller Hegar Announces Texas College Savings Plan Changes

Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today the Texas College Savings Plan (Plan)®, the state’s direct-sold college savings plan, is lowering fees and enhancing its investment lineup. These changes were effective Dec. 13

12.16.2021
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Schlichter: Biden-flation Is Devastating for Democrats, and the Nation

Americans are about to learn a lesson in economics. Despite the economic insights of Joe Biden and his administration, there’s no changing it – inflation is not evidence that "all is well." Ground beef that you use to make cheeseburgers, like any real American, is twice as expensive as it was ​​​a​ year ago.

12.16.2021
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From 50% to 38% – Independent Voter Ratings Plunge for Biden's Handling of COVID-19 Pandemic

Biden's decline has occurred mainly in the states he won in 2020. A 60% majority of Americans say they feel “worn out” by how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their daily lives, and 45% feel “angry” about it. And perhaps most important politically, support for Face Mask & Workplace Vaccine Mandates has declined since the fall when the Delta Variant started to dominate.

12.15.2021
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Gov. Abbott Swears-In New Texas Supreme Court Justice Rebeca Huddle at State Capitol

"A first-generation American with an accomplished career in private practice and public service, Rebeca embodies the spirit of Texas and inspires all of us to work hard and achieve our dreams," said Gov. Greg Abbott as he swore-in Supreme Court of Texas Justice Rebeca Huddle during a ceremony at the State Capitol. Huddle will replace Justice Paul Green who retired in August of 2020.

12.14.2021
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Cuellar & Graves Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Improve Trucking Safety and Ensure Supply Chain Continuity

Truckers are often the target of staged collisions, which puts both civilian and truckers in serious danger. The "Highway Accident Fairness Act of 2021" is to improve the safety of truckers and civilians on U.S. highways, and protects trucking companies from the financial burdens of defending against or settling fraudulent insurance claims resulting from staged collisions. 

12.14.2021
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AG Pax­ton Inves­ti­gating Pro­mo­tion of Puber­ty Block­ers in Children

“I will not allow pharmaceutical companies to take advantage of Texas children. These drugs were approved for very different purposes, and can have detrimental or even irreversible side effects,” said Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton of the few pharmaceutical companies allegedly advertising and promoting puberty (hormone) blockers for unapproved uses without disclosing the potential risks.

12.14.2021
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Longtime Public Servant and Edinburg Native, Casandra “Cassy” Garcia Announces Candidacy for Congress

"We need real leaders in Washington who're focused less on publicity tours and more on getting legislative results. The outpouring of support for my campaign has been overwhelming,” said Republican Casandra “Cassy” Garcia, who filed paperwork to run for the U.S. House in south Texas’ 28th Congressional District.

12.14.2021
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REAGAN: With 'Smash & Grab' Crime Wave, Californians Are Living in Fear

Seven years ago California’s so-called "progressives" passed Proposition 47, a sentencing “reform” measure that among other things essentially decriminalized retail theft by making stealing anything valued at less than $950 a mere misdemeanor. Now even suburban Californians are being hit by a crime wave like none that's ever hit them before.

12.14.2021
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Gov. Abbott Activates Texas A&M 'Task Force 1' to Help Western Kentucky Response to Deadly Tornadoes

"The State of Texas stands ready to assist our friends in Kentucky as they continue their response and recovery efforts in the wake of deadly tornadoes that shook the western portion of their state overnight," said Gov. Greg Abbott, activating 10 Texas A&M Task Force 1 personnel to deploy as part of the FEMA Urban Search & Rescue System.

12.13.2021
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Cong. Tony Gonzales Introduces Bill to Fight Vaccine Mandates on Customs & Border Agents Fighting to Secure Border

As of early December, 1,000s of Border Patrol Agents & Customs Officers have chosen to forego the COVID-19 vaccine for medical or religious purposes, and 100s have not yet filed for an exemption and are especially vulnerable to adverse action from the agency. If they do not get vaccinated, they could be subject to layoffs as of early January.

12.13.2021
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 TXOGA Launches “Winter Ready” Website to Share Information and Resources about Industry’s Winter Preparedness Measures

The “Winter Ready” site includes photos and explanations of winterization techniques oil and natural gas operators proactively use to protect their equipment during heat and cold weather. . .

12.13.2021
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01.21.2022

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