Statements from Washington

Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."

"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."

"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."

Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.

"From the ‘Do As I Say Not As I Do’ department: federal employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes."

Since 2000, Texas has reduced "harmful pollutants in the air like nitrogen oxide by 62.5 percent, and ozone by 23 percent--a reduction that is 12 percent greater than the national average."  

The Obama administration spent "$205,075 in ‘stimulus’ funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16."

Dan Branch "once lobbied for the AFL-CIO."

Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."

Wendy Davis "was just doing a fund-raiser in Chicago with the international socialists organization."

Wendy Davis raised money for a U.S. House Democrat who is a member of a Democratic socialists group.

With only 67 bills or so passed into law, "2013 was the least productive year in congressional history since we’ve been keeping record."

Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."

Ryan Sitton’s company "accepted over $650,000 in Obama stimulus dollars."

"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."

Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."

During Lyndon B. Johnson’s first 20 years in Congress, "he opposed every civil rights measure that came up for a vote."

David Alameel "is giving thousands of dollars to support the Republican Party candidates" including John Cornyn and Greg Abbott.

The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.

"Ralph Hall has never voted to raise the debt ceiling."

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