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Sens. Cruz, Blackburn Call on Biden Admin to Address Anti-Semitic Practices of Morningstar Inc.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo calling on her to address the role of so-called Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) standards in facilitating anti-Semitic boycotts of Israel.

10.04.2022
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Gov. Abbott Taps Pablo Vegas as New President & CEO of ERCOT

With over 27 years of experience in the Electric & Gas Industries, Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Pablo Vegas of Austin as the new President & CEO of ERCOT – the Energy Reliability Council of Texas. Vegas is a trustee of the American Gas Association Foundation, and is a member of the Society of Gas Lighting and the Young Presidents' Organization.

10.04.2022
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HEGAR: Based on Sales Tax Revenue, Texas' Economy Up 17.2% from September 2021

“State sales tax collections continued to climb rapidly in September, with solid growth in all major economic sectors,” said Comptroller Glenn Hegar. Total sales tax revenue for just the three month period ending with September 2022 was up 14.9% compared to the same period a year ago. Texas' state sales tax revenue totaled $3.69 billion in September 2022.

10.04.2022
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CRUZ: Democrats Fund Government thru mid-December, Including 87,000 New IRS Agents & Excluding Border Funding

"Rather than making tough decisions that prioritize spending, Congress is passing a 'Continuing Resolution' to fund the government at the same levels until after the election. Notably, instead of protecting Americans by securing our border, this bill funds the recently expanded IRS that will soon include 87,000 new IRS Agents focused on targeting ordinary Americans," said Sen. Cruz.

10.03.2022
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BRADY: Inflation Worsens in Another Crushing Blow for U. S. Families in Biden’s Economy 

“While President Biden falsely insists inflation is ‘zero,’ many Americans report they're skipping meals, raiding their savings, and looking for extra work to try to make ends meet. The truth is, thanks to his bungling, our economy is shrinking," said House Republican's tax policy leader Cong. Kevin Brady after a key Personal Expenditures Index rose a much higher than expected 6.2% in August.

10.03.2022
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4th Annual Environmental Report Shows Significant Progress in Emissions Reductions

According to the new report, participants in the Environmental Partnership – an initiative of over 100 U.S. oil and natural gas companies – continue to make significant progress across six environmental performance programs such as reducing flaring, replacing gas-driven controllers with low- or zero-emitting devices, and reducing leak occurrence rates.

10.03.2022
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Washington Examiner calls Sen. Cruz’s Effort ‘A Big Win Against Big Tech Censorship’

The Washington Examiner commentary editor called an amendment by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) “A big win against Big Tech censorship.

09.29.2022
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Ahead of Hurricane Ian Landing, Gov. Abbott Deployed Texas A&M 'Task Force 1' to Florida

"Texas is no stranger to hurricane disaster, and we recognize the urgency for additional resources... We greatly appreciate the generosity Floridians and the State of Florida sent us during times of crisis, and we're honored to do the same," said Gov. Greg Abbott while directing the Texas Division of Emergency Management to send Texas A&M's "Task Force 1" to Florida.

09.29.2022
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Pax­ton Sends Let­ter Stand­ing Up to Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment for Over­step­ping Author­i­ty and Forc­ing New Costs on Taxpayers

By granting increased electrical grid oversight to FERC, the proposed rule would compromise individual states’ ability to determine on their own the most efficient mix of energy sources for their electrical grids.

09.29.2022
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Meloni Baloney: Italy Elects Its 1st Female Prime Minister, and The Left Goes Nuts

Italy just elected its first female prime minister. Normally that'd be cause for celebration by those who promote diversity. But after she said of her opponents, "They said it's scandalous for people to defend the natural family founded on marriage, to place value on human life, to support freedom in education and say no to gender ideology," the press in the U.S. is treating Giorgia Meloni like Adolf Hitler.

09.29.2022
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Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to U.S. Sen­ate Demand­ing Rejec­tion of Bill Under­mining States’ Author­i­ty & Amer­i­can Energy

The Act would allow the Biden Administration, largely through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to run roughshod over states’ rights by advancing a radically impractical energy agenda, all while forcing taxpayers to foot the bill.

09.27.2022
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Texas Delegation Leading Business Development Mission To Europe

The Texas delegation includes Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Texas Secretary of State John Scott, Executive Director of the Governor’s Texas Economic Development & Tourism Office Adriana Cruz, and President & CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation Robert Allen

09.27.2022
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The Importance of Military Bases in Texas, PART II: Military Bases Spur Jobs, Income & Infrastructure says Hegar

Military bases in Texas generated more than $114 billion in economic activity in 2021, and added more than $67 billion to our Gross Domestic Product. “The economic benefits of these bases are tremendous and critical to our State & Local Economies, but we're most grateful to the members of the military who dedicate their lives to protecting our country,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

09.27.2022
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TEACHER SHORTAGES: A Local Charter School's 'Grow Your Own Teacher' Program

This year, 70% of Texas teachers considered leaving the profession. But in Texas, Harmony Public Charter Schools is addressing the teacher shortage with an innovative program called "Grow Your Own Teacher." It supports students by assisting them as they earn their undergraduate degree and Texas Teacher Certificate, awarding them up to a $20,000 for tuition and fees.

09.27.2022
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Operation Lone Star Increasing Efforts To Combat Growing Fentanyl Crisis

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to 306,400 migrant apprehensions and more than 20,100 criminal arrests, with more than 17,600 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 336.3 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.

09.26.2022
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Rep. Flores to VA: We Need a Cemetery in Brownsville

Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) has written a letter to the VA Secretary, Denis R. McDonough, and the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs of the National Cemetery Administration, Matthew T. Quinn, requesting the VA permit the construction of a veteran's cemetery in Brownsville, TX.

09.26.2022
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Pax­ton Files Brief Supporting Sen­. Gra­ham's Defense of the Constitution's Speech & Debate Clause

“The U.S. Constitution is clear. Senator Lindsey Graham was duty-bound to obtain any and all information surrounding our election systems that could impact or shape his legislative role, which is a constitutionally-protected process,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, filing an amicus brief in the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. 

09.26.2022
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Sen. Cruz Adds Safeguards to Protect Free Speech in Journalism Antitrust Bill

Cruz: Today I secured significant protections against Big Tech censorship with an amendment to the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2022. The changes that I successfully fought for would prohibit the media and Big Tech from negotiating over or agreeing to censor content.

09.23.2022
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Gov. Abbott Declares “Cartels Are Terrorists," Designates Them Terrorist Organizations

“More Americans died from fentanyl poisoning in the past year than all terrorist attacks across the globe in the past 100 years. Cartels are terrorists, and it’s time we treated them as such," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, issuing an order that designated Mexican Drug Cartels as "Terrorist Organizations" and instructed Texas DPS to take immediate action to keep Texans safe amid the growing National Fentanyl Crisis.

09.23.2022
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Cong. Tony Gonzales, House Leaders Unveil Election 2022's “Commitment to America”

"We are committed to an economy that's strong, a nation that's safe, and a future that's free and a government that is accountable,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales, joining House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik to introduce the House GOP’s “Commitment to America.”

09.23.2022
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10.04.2022

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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