On the Record

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CDC Removes Guidance Saying Coronavirus Spreads Through Air

The guidance no longer says COVID-19 can be spread through the air, and the agency said it will update the language once its review process “has been completed

09.22.2020
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Sen. Cruz Applauds Inclusion of Critical Efforts to Expand School Choice & Support Parents in Targeted Relief Package While Taking Steps to Rein in Spending

Among the most significant questions facing parents during the coronavirus pandemic, few have been more daunting than how to ensure our children can continue learning and growing, especially as many schools across the country remain closed.

09.22.2020
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Governor Abbott Lowers Texas Flags To Honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; AG Pax­ton on Pass­ing of U.S. Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bad­er Ginsburg

Governor Greg Abbott last Saturday ordered all Texas flags to be lowered to honor the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

09.21.2020
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Sen. Cruz on ‘This Week’: ‘We Need a Full Court on Election Day’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on ABC’s ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her remarkable legacy as an historic justice of the Supreme Court.

09.21.2020
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Reps. Williams, Johnson Urge HHS to Provide Greater Relief for Texas Hospitals and Clinics

Congressman Williams (R-TX-25) and Congresswoman Johnson. (D-TX-30) sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar requesting an additional allocation from the PHSSEF to high impact areas that experienced a surge of COVID-19 cases after June 10th.

09.21.2020
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Texas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.8 Percent in August

In August, Texas saw a decrease in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 6.8 percent. This is the fourth consecutive monthly decrease and the lowest rate since March 2020 when the Texas economy was initially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas is below the national seasonally adjusted rate of 8.4 percent.

09.18.2020
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Rep. Cuellar on the Lifting of the State Department’s Travel Restrictions for Mexico

This travel advisory comes days before Mexico’s foreign ministry requested from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) another month long extension from land-crossing restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

09.18.2020
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“Powering Your Community – Permian Basin & Panhandle”

The event was part of a new series of virtual summits TXOGA is hosting around the state over the next several weeks.

09.17.2020
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Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, A.G. Paxton Commend Trump on Texas Hospitals Medicaid Accountability Regulation Change

The global pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for our healthcare system, and the proposed MFAR regulation would have exacerbated these challenges.

09.15.2020
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AG Pax­ton: City of San Anto­nio Ordered to Lift Ban on Chick-fil‑A at Inter­na­tion­al Airport

AG Ken Paxton announced that the United States Department of Transportation’s FAA reached an informal resolution with the City of San Antonio regarding its decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from a concession contract based on the religious beliefs associated with that company and its owners.

09.15.2020
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Olson Statement on Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Decision to Remove MFAR

If finalized, the rule would increase state and local taxes, erode the state’s control the Medicaid program and devastate the state's health care infrastructure.

09.15.2020
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Secretary Hughs Announces “Ready. Check. Vote.” Statewide Grassroots Tour

Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs announced a new statewide grassroots tour as part of the "Ready. Check. Vote." initiative to safely educate Texas voters about what they need to bring to the polls when they cast their ballot.

09.14.2020
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Sen. Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation Into Netflix’s ‘Cuties’

Following Netflix’s disturbing promotion and defense of its new pornographic film sexualizing young children, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz sent a letter calling on the DOJ to investigate whether Netflix, its executives, or the makers of the film “Cuties” violated any federal laws against the production and distribution of child pornography.

09.14.2020
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Babin Requests AG Barr Expeditiously Make Findings of Durham Investigation Public

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin issued the following statement after leading a letter, with the support of a dozen other Members of the House, to U.S. Attorney General, Bill Barr, requesting that the findings of John Durham’s investigation be made public in a timely manner once it has come to an end.

09.14.2020
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Governor Abbott, TxDOT Announce Federal Funding For Major Project In Permian Basin

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) today announced that TxDOT has won a federal grant to help transform an intersection on I-20 to ease congestion and save lives.

09.11.2020
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AG Pax­ton Warns State Bar of Texas Against Adopt­ing Rule that Would Tram­ple Attor­neys’ First Amend­ment Rights

The letter warns that the proposed rule threatens the individual liberty of Texas lawyers and is unconstitutionally vague and overbroad.

09.11.2020
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Cong. Roger Williams​​​​​​​: Serving the Nation's Current Military & Veterans Who've Protected Our Freedom

The American story is nothing without our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, who in spite of great odds, have always answered the call to serve.

09.10.2020
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FEMA Ends Lost Wages Assistance Program, State Unemployment Benefits to Continue

On September 9, 2020, FEMA informed the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), that the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, ends with the benefit week ending September 5, 2020.

09.10.2020
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Cong. Conaway: Unity Through Tragedy in Odessa

On Aug. 31, 2019, our community suffered a tragic act of violence when a mobile active shooter took to the streets — killing seven innocents and injuring more than 20 others.

09.09.2020
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09.18.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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09.17.2020
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09.16.2020
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