After the Texas cutoff of aid to women’s health care services including Planned Parenthood clinics, "over 150,000… women lost the only health care they had. Our Medicaid birth rate shot up. It cost taxpayers over $130 million in one year alone in extra Medicaid birth costs."
Taking the long view
"If we pass immigration reform, it will make wages go up on average $250 for the average household."
Homeland Security says individuals turned 'selves in, seeking asylum
"8 Syrians caught at Texas border in Laredo."
Parties may be larger than they appear
The "Democratic Party is getting smaller and smaller and smaller."
Alongside 40-plus fellow senators
Courageous Conservatives PAC
"After Sandy Hook, Ted Cruz stopped Obama’s push for new gun control laws."
Not all killings are murders
From 2014 to 2015, Austin’s "murder rate is up a whopping 83 percent."
Fewer abortions not a new turn
"After Texas defunded Planned Parenthood, both the unintended pregnancy and abortion rates dropped."
No violation shown
"In FY 2014 Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions while receiving $528 million from taxpayers, in violation" of "the Hyde amendment."
Highest court means something
Says states not directly involved in the gay marriage lawsuits that reached the Supreme Court "are not bound" by the court’s ruling.
Actions by U.S, Texas--and Mexico
"I deployed the Texas National Guard" to the Texas-Mexico border. "And the policy worked; apprehensions at the border declined 74 percent."
"Obama’s Clean Power Plan ... eliminates coal-fired power plants."
Apples and artichokes
"Texas’ high school graduation rate went from 27th in the country in 2002, to second highest in the country in 2013."
Less bullion might move and it's not in Federal Reserve
A Texas law "will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas."
"You don't have to be as smart as a fifth-grader to know what causes the climate is the sun. The sun. I have people tell me, ‘Carbon dioxide warms the Earth.’ No, it doesn't. The sun warms the Earth."
UPDATED: Hospitals strapped many ways
Children's Defense Fund-Texas
"In the last 24 months, 10 rural Texas hospitals have been forced to shut their doors because state leaders" chose not to expand Medicaid.
More relief in 2006
I "helped pass what, if enacted, would be the largest tax cut in Texas history through the State Senate."
Pizza time travel
Sabino "Pio" Renteria
"Fifteen years ago, you couldn't even get a pizza delivered in that neighborhood."
"We have towns in West Texas that are out of water, that are having to truck in water."
UPDATED: True--in 2000
"Today roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting. They’re staying home."
Annual demonstrations, not a holiday
"Here, we have Thanksgiving, we have Christmas, we have the 4th of July. Every year in Iran, they celebrate Death to America day."
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