"By virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, I hereby order that the Texas National Guard assist DPS in enforcing Texas law by arresting lawbreakers at the border," said Gov. Greg Abbott, instructing the Texas National Guard to assist the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with arresting individuals for state charges related to the border crisis.
"We cannot leave behind the Afghan people who served and fought alongside us – all while knowing the great risk it would put them in,” said South Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales, who is working to expedite the Special Immigrant Visa process for Afghans, as the U.S. withdraws its troops from Afghanistan.
As a COVID surge in the illegal border crossers hits South Texas' communities in the Rio Grande Valley, there were nearly 20,000 encounters there during just the past week, adding to the 1,000,000+ encounters already recorded so far this year. The Rio Grande Valley's seen a 478% increase in migrant encounters since June 2020.
“The actions in which this decision came forward appear to be solely politically motivated,” said Doctor & Cong. Michael Burgess. “The Biden Administration jeopardized the health of countless Texans with their unprecedented move to revoke our previously-approved Medicaid waiver,” said Rep. Dan Crenshaw.
Kronda Thimesch announced she is seeking the Republican nomination to Texas House District 65.
The Securing our Border States Act would establish a block grant program to help border states construct barriers along their borders with Mexico. Once the Governor of a southwest border state certifies they want wall construction funding, the “Empowering States to Build the Wall Fund” money will go directly to them.
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a historic $26 billion agreement that will bring desperately needed relief to Texans who are struggling with opioid addiction.
“On balance, the Texas economy appears poised for continued growth. Our economic outlook is cautiously optimistic," said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar while providing an estimate of revenue available for the 87th Legislature, projecting 2022-23 available revenues of $123.02 billion.
“Since her historic election to the Texas Senate in 2016, Dr. Buckingham has established herself as a strong leader, focusing on public education, border security and strengthening Texas’ economic foundation," said Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) while endorsing Buckingham in her campaign for Texas Land Commissioner.
At 66%, the number of "Likely U.S. Voters" who want Congress to investigate last year’s violent BLM & Antifa protests is higher than the 49% who say they support Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s investigation into the January 6th Capitol riot. And, a 52% majority also believe America needs to spend more on police, while just 18% think the country should spend less.
“Texans are tired of watching their Border Communities disregarded by the Biden Administration’s ‘look-the-other-way' approach to the ongoing crisis. The issue here is simple – no man is above the law, and that includes President Biden. Today, on behalf of the people of Texas, I am suing President Biden on the grounds that he is illegally preventing the border wall from being constructed," said Texas Land Comm. George P. Bush.
“Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of the Silicon Valley Cartel are working hand-in-hand with the Biden White House to censor Americans... to restrict our voices and prevent the spread of any message that isn’t 'state-approved,'" said Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday, blasting the social media companies after Twitter temporary suspended her account Tuesday.
“Texas taxpayers should not be held financially responsible for paying Legislators who're not even in Texas. So I'm providing instructions detailing how members – for those who wish – can return their salaries & per diems to the state treasury, as well as instructions for declining future remuneration should they choose to remain in Washington, DC in violation of the rules of their respective chambers.” said Comptroller Glenn Hegar.
This is getting into some scary stuff here. They're now so bold that they just admit it – as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did at Thursday’s daily White House Press Briefing. "We're in regular touch with the social media platforms. We are flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation," said Psaki from the White House Press Podium. Wait, WHAT?!
In the case of Brnovich v. DNC, I’m proud to have led the charge in the Senate alongside my colleagues to help ensure that each state maintains the ability to enact neutral, common-sense measures governing their elections.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.16 billion in June, 18.1 percent more than in June 2020.
"McAllen, Texas, down in the Rio Grande Valley – historically 80% Democratic – just elected a Republican Mayor because the people said, 'Enough already with this chaos that Joe Biden & Kamala Harris has given us – We need to enforce our law and we need to secure our borders,'" said Sen. Ted Cruz, joining Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ to discuss the Democrats’ hypocrisy concerning their repeated calls to "defund the police".
Cong. Michael McCaul testified before a House of Representatives Committee hearing on the origins of the COVID-19 CoronaVirus, and highlighted what he believes to be new evidence supporting the theory that the virus originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Communist China. "As many of you know, I began investigating the origins of COVID-19 in April 2020 and released my initial report (below) last September."
"My district is over 40% of the nation's Southern Border," said Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales, speaking in support of the effort to require an "Emergency Declaration" from the president to facilitate deploying of appropriate federal employees. "While I appreciate all the volunteers from across the country that've gone to help with the crisis, we need to replace them with actual experts in their field. Volunteers cannot solve this problem."