Statements from Houston

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."

Says IBM leader told Obama that using IBM technology to cut fraud could "pay for" health care reform.

Say Texas U.S. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Sheila Jackson Lee are among open Socialists in Congress.

Says close to 90 percent of the population growth in Texas over the last decade was non-Anglo.

"At Texas A&M University, only 49 out of 3,000 faculty members brought in enough money to pay for their salaries and overhead over the past five years."

"Ninety percent of Texans say they do not want the nursing homes to close. It polls higher than anything else."

Says women who need a sonogram in the eighth to 10th week of pregnancy have to get a transvaginal sonogram.

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