Statements from Washington
Says it's "estimated that 300 babies a year are sent home from the hospital with an unrecognized congenital heart defect; it is the most common birth defect in America."
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
Says "we" have put more boots on the U.S.-Mexico border "than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000."
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
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 rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."
Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.
Says 90 percent of Americans and 74 percent of National Rifle Association members support background checks of gun purchasers.
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 the Democrats told the Catholic Church that they’ll use federal powers to shut down church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs.
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 president is ‘spending $2.2 billion to give away "ObamaPhones." ’
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."
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