On the Record

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WC: State Unemployment Benefits to Continue But $600 Federal Payment Ends July 25

The Texas Workforce Commission reminds claimants that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) ends the week of July 25, 2020. FPUC provided an additional $600 per week to claimants who lost work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

07.13.2020
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Brady says hospitals remain ‘over prepared’ as COVID-19 surge continues 

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady addressed hospital capacity amid the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday calling the health care system “over prepared” as the spike in cases continues.

07.10.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHS Providing COVID-19 Surge Testing Site In Edinburg

This new site will offer 5,000 tests per day and will be operational Wednesday, July 8th through Tuesday, July 14th from 8 AM to 6 PM. This surge testing site is made possible through a collaboration with the State of Texas, HHS, Hidalgo County, and the City of Edinburg.

07.10.2020
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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Partners with Money Smart Week to Teach Children About Financial Literacy

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is partnering with a national education program created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help children learn important concepts of financial literacy.

07.10.2020
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Rep. Williams Urges Relief for Federally Impacted School Districts During COVID-19

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25), today sent a bipartisan letter with Congressman Mike Levin (D-CA-49) to the House Appropriations Committee urging that financial relief for federally impacted school districts be included in future COVID-19 legislation.

07.09.2020
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Sessions Calls on Candidate Renee Swann to Return PPP Loan to U.S. Treasury

After receiving a (Paycheck Protection Program) loan from the federal government, Renee Swann made a large personal loan to her campaign. . .The Treasury Department’s July 6th report reveals a PPP loan of between $150,000 and $350,000 was provided to Swann’s husband, Russell E. Swann. The borrowing entity is a corporation under his control.

07.09.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Capito, Tillis Introduce Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic Act

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Shelley Moore Capito, and introduced the Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act, legislation that would expand the eligibility for debt forgiveness provided in the CARES Act to small businesses that received SBA disaster loans.

07.08.2020
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AG Pax­ton: SCO­TUS Restarts Ener­gy Con­struc­tion Nationwide

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded the United States Supreme Court for partially staying a district court order that halted energy infrastructure construction nationwide and impeded economic growth.

07.08.2020
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Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry Endorses Winegarner

Respected Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry today endorsed Josh Winegarner for U.S. Congress in the GOP Primary Runoff. Early voting is already underway in the July 14th election.

07.08.2020
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Sen. Cruz, Rep. Williams Issue Statements on Spc. Vanessa Guillen

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today issued the following statements after Fort Hood confirmed the identification of remains found near Little River Academy, Texas, as Spc. Vanessa Guillen, who had been missing since April

07.07.2020
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TWC Building Trades Training Grant to Focus on Young Workers

The TWC will provide training grants for skills development in the area of building and construction trades with a specific focus on training young workers. 

07.07.2020
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on SREC Decision on State Republican Convention

Patrick:  I agree with the twenty people who believe it is not a good idea to hold an in-person state convention in Houston because so many of our party activists will be unable to attend.

07.06.2020
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Commissioner Miller Expands Reopen Request to Governor Abbott to Include Distillery, Brewpub Tasting Rooms

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller expanded his request to Governor Abbott to reopen winery tasting rooms to include similar direct-to-consumer facilities for Texas distilleries and breweries.

07.06.2020
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4th of July

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.

07.02.2020
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Congressman Thornberry's Statement on the Naming of the ‘William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act’

The House Armed Services Committee unanimously voted to name H.R. 6395, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, the ‘William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act.’  

07.02.2020
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Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation To Expand Hospital Capacity In Four Additional Texas Counties

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation suspending elective surgeries at hospitals in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, and Webb counties to help ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients.

07.02.2020
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AG Pax­ton Releas­es State­ment on SCO­TUS Deci­sion Defend­ing Free Exer­cise of Reli­gion and School Choice

At issue in the case was whether a program created to provide tuition assistance to parents who send their children to private schools was constitutional.

07.02.2020
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Congressman Arrington: West Texas Wrap-up

The recent stabbing of two Lubbock County Sheriff deputies was a tragic reminder of the dangerous situations men and women in law enforcement encounter on a daily basis.

07.01.2020
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Cmr. George P. Bush to FEMA: Partial Home Repair Programs are Vital to Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Following a Hurricane

Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to Keith Turi, Assistant Administrator for the Recovery Directorate for FEMA, asking the agency to reconsider discontinuing the use of a partial home repair program during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

07.01.2020
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State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.7 Billion in June

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in June, 6.5 percent less than in June 2019.

07.01.2020
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07.10.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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07.09.2020
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07.08.2020
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