Statements from San Antonio
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.
Says personal-injury trial lawyers "have provided over 80 percent of the funding for the Texas Democratic Party for over a decade."
Says Mitt Romney told university students in Ohio that to start a business, they should "borrow money if you have to from your parents."
Says the "largest tax increase in American history is set to occur on January 1st unless President Obama and Congress can come to an agreement."
Says Milken Institute rated San Antonio as nation’s top-performing local economy.
Says Donna Campbell is pushing a 35 percent sales tax extending to medicine, groceries and real estate.
Mitt Romney "says the Arizona immigration law should be a model for the nation."
Says Jeff Wentworth, bending the rules, "has used $211,743.96 in campaign contributions to lease luxury cars."
Says he "restored prayer and the pledge in our schools."
Lloyd Doggett "made millions off companies like Bank of America while they took taxpayer bailout money."
Says she balanced a $10 billion budget shortfall without raising taxes.
Says Jeff Wentworth was the only Republican to vote against the Texas measure requiring women to have a sonogram before receiving an abortion.
Says a federal judge in San Antonio "issued a ruling that … not only could the students not pray at their graduation, if they used the word ‘benediction,’ the word ‘invocation,’ the word ‘God,’ asked the audience to stand or asked for a moment of silence, he would put the superintendent in jail."
"If Congress does not pass the renewal of the payroll tax cut before the end of the year, nearly 160 million working families will see their taxes go up by roughly $1,000."
On applying prosecutorial discretion to immigration cases.
Says a Republican-drawn map of proposed U.S. House districts for Texas "gerrymanders more than nine million Latinos in Texas to make sure that we have no more electoral opportunity than we did in 1991."
"43,000 people are going to be kicked out of nursing homes or denied nursing home entrance" if the Texas House version of the state budget passes into law.
"The only segment in the beer market that is growing is the craft beer segment."
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