Statements from Houston
"Macy's sent a letter to Rick Perry urging him to veto" equal pay bill.
I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."
Says Houston National Cemetery is preventing Christian prayers from being said at military funerals.
Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Says student loan interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.
Says the Obama administration plans to reduce the number of beds devoted to holding individuals violating immigration laws and to "release hundreds of dangerous criminals into our communities."
Says Texas has the most uninsured people of any state -- 6 million.
Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.
"The poverty level in" the Dallas school district "is one of the highest in the country, higher than New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit and Newark."
Says 40 years ago, the U.S. placed Texas under Voting Rights Act for failing to print ballots in Spanish.
Says 1 in 7 American families is on food stamps.
Says Milken Institute rated San Antonio as nation’s top-performing local economy.
Says David Dewhurst "explicitly advocated" a guest worker program for all illegal immigrants.
Says recent studies indicate that nationally, only 8 percent of white voting-age citizens but 25 percent of African-American voting-age citizens lack government-issued photo IDs.
Says cuts by Gov. Rick Perry's administration left "12,000 teachers without a job."
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."
Says under Mitt Romney, Massachusetts was 47th in job creation.
Says Democratic runoff opponent Grady Yarbrough twice previously ran statewide as a Republican.
"Eric Holder is supportive of the NAACP's efforts to get the United Nations involved in our elections."
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