On the Record

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Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints Creighton, Springer & Signorelli to Capital Project Oversight Commission

"Its essential that public institutions of higher learning have clear and concise guidelines for campus construction projects, and I have complete confidence these appointees will make insightful recommendations for review," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, announcing Senators Brandon Creighton & Drew Springer, as well as Danny Signorelli of The Woodlands to the commission.

05.24.2022
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Pax­ton Asks Court to Imme­di­ate­ly Halt Biden’s New Open-Bor­ders ​‘Asy­lum’ Rule Imple­men­ta­tion

"This is just a way to accomplish their real goal: a mass influx of illegal aliens into the United States," said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier today. “Federal law requires that asylum and parole claims to be carefully scrutinized by an Immigration Judge – not a bureaucrat rubber-stamping patently false claims," said Paxton while filing a motion to stop the Biden White House from, he said, unlawfully altering the nation's Asylum & Parole Procedures at the border.

05.24.2022
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GRANGER: After Record High 346 Police Officers Shot in 2021, Let's Support American Law Enforcement

Each year the Law Enforcement Community from across the nation comes together in Washington, D.C. to honor the fallen officers whose names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Its a solemn week of paying homage to the courageous Police Officers who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. Unfortunately, ​​​​​​​105 Law Enforcement Officers have already been killed on the job so far this year. 

05.24.2022
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As Texas Instruments Breaks Ground on New $30 Billion Facility in Sherman, Texas Expands It's Global Economic Influence

"In the midst of a worldwide chip shortage, Texas Instrument's historic long-term investment here in Sherman will expand Texas' global economic influence and benefit Americans across the country, It will strengthen our nation's semi-conductor supply chain," said Gov. Greg Abbott at yesterday's groundbreaking ceremony – and the facility comes with a huge future growth potential.

05.20.2022
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints Dr. Denise Wilkes to Texas Opioid Abatement Council

“I have full confidence that Dr. Wilkes will be a responsible steward of the money from these settlements, and will recommend strategies that best address the ongoing crisis," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick upon announcing the appointment of Dr. Denise Wilkes to the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council, which manages the distribution of state funds to remediate the opioid crisis in Texas.

05.20.2022
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Biden’s War on American Energy Is 'Having Devastating Results for Everyone,' says Cruz: Bills to Free U.S. Energy Production Introduced

“President Biden’s war on American energy production is having devastating results for everyone – in Texas for the Oil & Gas Workers, to families just trying to drive to school and work," said Sen. Ted Cruz as he and a number of other key Senators introduced two bills to increase production & development of the U.S.'s vast energy resources that are being blocked by Biden's White House.

05.20.2022
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Texas Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.3% in April, 6th Straight Month of Record Employment

Texas added 62,800 total nonagricultural jobs in April 2022, as the state set new employment highs for the 6th consecutive month as total nonfarm jobs reached 13,284,500. Texas has added a total of 742,000 positions since April 2021.

05.20.2022
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LOWER GAS PRICES: Cruz & 19 Senators Demand Biden Stop Oil & Gas Lease Delays in Commerce Dept's Marine Fisheries Service

"Its unacceptable that agency miscalculations have restricted access to secure & reliable domestic oil & gas production through substantial, unnecessary, and arbitrary delays." said Sen. Ted Cruz and 19 of his fellow Senators, calling on President Biden to stop his lease permit blockages by the National Marine Fisheries administrators and bring additional oil and gas production online.

05.19.2022
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Gov. Abbott Appoints Martinez, Latiolais & England to Positions for Child Sex Trafficking Team, Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced new leadership for both the Governor's Child Sex Trafficking Team, and the Sexual Assault Survivors' Task Force – two programs in the Governor’s Public Safety Office – appointing Hillary England as Director of Trafficking & Sexual Violence Prevention Programs, as well as Todd Latiolais and Nicole Martinez to new positions.

05.19.2022
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Reps. Gonzales, Slotkin Push Bi-Partisan Border Security Bills to Combat Migrant Trafficking

"In Congress, we’re the ones who write the laws – that means rising above partisan politics and finding bi-partisan situations. I urge the Democrat leadership to take up legislation like ours to get to the root of this challenge and pass a real solution,” said Democrat Cong. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, who along with Texas Republican Tony Gonzales introduced two bills to prevent immigrant surges at the Southern Border.

05.19.2022
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Bullock Museum in Austin to Offer Free Admission to Military Families All Summer

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is proud to join museums nationwide in participating in the "Blue Star Museums Program" from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, which provides free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families during the summer. Blue Star children will also receive a special gift in the Bullock Museum Store. Here are the details...

05.19.2022
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Congressmen Brady, McCaul & Ellzey Warn of High-Speed Rail 'Boondoggle' After Lack of Funding Progress

​​​​​​​"Granting Texas Central Railroad the extraordinary power to seize 240 miles of private property will only devastate 1,000s of landowners, and the communities in which they live. The truth is, Texas Central is lightyears away from obtaining essential permits from the federal government – and has not proved they can pay for this boondoggle," said Congressmen Kevin Brady, Jake Ellzey & Michael McCaul.

05.17.2022
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With 52% of Baby Formula Out of Stock in Texas, Cruz Calls on Biden to Address National Shortage

"Texas is currently being hit 3rd hardest of any state in the nation by the baby formula shortage – with 52% of formula out of stock. This is unacceptable, and I’m calling on President Biden and his Food & Drug Administration to do whatever it takes to address this crisis – immediately and with real urgency. Texas families are struggling,” said Cruz, as 43% of formula is out of stock nationwide.

05.17.2022
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Texas' Workforce Commission Expands Grants, Opportunities to Earn a High School Diploma or Equivalency

“Texas employers continue to look for skilled & trained employees as businesses expand or relocate in Texas. The Adult Education & Literacy Program is another way to upskill the current workforce and meet the growing needs of Texas' employers,” said TWC Commissioner Aaron Demerson of the initiatives, which provide free vouchers for Texans 21 years of age or older to take the GED exam.

05.17.2022
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'Operation Lone Star' Transports 900+ Migrants to D.C., Continues Border Security Fight with Mexican Governors

Since the launch of "Operation Lone Star," Texas' multi-agency efforts have led to more than 246,000 migrant apprehensions, along with more than 15,000 criminal arrests — including over 12,400 felony charges. Over 4,800 weapons and over $38 million in currency have been seized. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 344 million lethal doses throughout the state.

05.16.2022
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Brady Receives ‘Champion of Energy’ Award from Energy Workforce & Technology Council

The Energy Workforce & Technology Council presented Texas Cong. Kevin Brady with their "Champion of Energy Award" at a Washington, D.C. luncheon last week, during which Brady was honored for his relentless commitment to the Oil Field Services & the Domestic Energy Sector Industries. Brady has long been a warrior for low taxation, energy independence, and the American worker.

05.16.2022
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Texas Workforce Commission Awards $331,645 Jobs & Education Grant to Support Career Training at Victoria College

This grant funding will help Victoria College purchase and install healthcare training equipment, including a trauma simulation manikin, simulated defibrillator, and additional training devices to prepare students to achieve an Associate Degree in Nursing, creating a pathway toward Registered Nurse certification.

05.16.2022
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Yes, President Trump's Tax Cuts Overachieved – and Tax Revenues Are Higher Than Without the Cut

When Congress passed – and former President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts of 2017, most sensible economists knew and predicted they would work. Cutting corporate taxes from 35%-to-21% gave Americans an incentive to invest. And, the tax cuts have overperformed... in 2022 Corporate Income Tax Revenues will be even higher than they would have been without the tax cut.

05.16.2022
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Biden Providing Baby Formula to Illegal Immigrants, as Americans Panic Amid National Shortage

"Mothers and fathers are staring at empty grocery store shelves in a panic, yet the Biden White House is happy to provide formula to illegal immigrants. Our children deserve a president who puts their needs & survival first," said Gov. Greg Abbott & National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, after reports showed formula being delivered to U.S. holding facilities during a nationwide crisis.

05.13.2022
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CONG. GONZALES: Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) Nurses "Brought Me Back to Life”

In May 2019, South Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales spent 23 days – 3 of which were in a coma – at the Brooke Army Medical Center after sustaining brain trauma & kidney failure due to improper intubation. Congressman Gonzales (TX-23) spoke on the House Floor Thursday in celebration of "National Nurses Week," and recognized the BAMC nurses "who brought me back to life.”

05.13.2022
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05.24.2022

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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05.23.2022
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05.23.2022
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