Statements from Texas Capitol
Says he has "yet to get a response" from Barack Obama to his August 2010 letter making border security requests.
"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."
Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
Says Texas state funds were spent on "a TV series on spouses cheating on their wives, kind of glorifying the act of cheating."
Says 90 percent of Americans and 74 percent of National Rifle Association members support background checks of gun purchasers.
Says carbon monoxide is still employed to euthanize dogs and cats in 29 Texas animal shelters.
Says the president of the University of Texas has raised four-year student graduation rates to 75 percent.
"Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Medicaid patients."
Says U.S. greenhouse gas "emissions are at 20-year lows."
Says Texas has "11 different felonies you can commit with an oyster."
In 2008, "only 54 percent of Latinos in Texas were registered to vote and only 35 percent actually turned out."
Says Houston is "home to more doctors, more nurses, more researchers than any other place in the world."
Says Texas has the most uninsured people of any state -- 6 million.
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Says the "last non-partisan commission to improve the voting experience in America concluded that #VoterID was necessary."
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
Says Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary "has been publicly celebrated by the Iranian government."
Says he "has repeatedly praised Chuck Hagel’s character, patriotism, bravery, and personal service defending our nation."
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