Statements from Fort Worth
Congress is "on a five-week vacation."
"We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools."
"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."
Women "are still paid 82 cents for every dollar a man earns in Texas."
Payday lenders profit "from the poor by charging 1,000-plus" percent "interest."
Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."
"Wendy Davis opposes any limits on abortion."
"60 percent of Texas 8th graders are not proficient in math. Only 26% have a teacher with a undergraduate major in math."
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Says Wendy Davis, "born into difficult circumstances," was the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself.
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Says Texas is "dead last in support for mental health."
Says Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Says if labor force participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama became president, unemployment would be 11 percent.
Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.
Says because of Texas lawmakers’ choices, "hundreds of thousands of women no longer have access to basic medical care, life-saving cancer screenings and contraception."
Barack Obama has "provided guns to Mexican drug cartels."
Says "for the first time ever," Texas lawmakers are not funding student population growth.
Says the Texas Forest Service planted 6,000 trees in the Dallas/Fort Worth area before the Super Bowl for unknown reasons at an unknown cost.
Says Texas ranks 44th nationally in education funding per pupil.
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