UPDATED: Smith continues to spar with EPA over policies
"The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has estimated that the Obama administration’s Power Plan will cause energy costs in Texas to rise as much as 16 percent per year."
UPDATED: Timeframes matter
"Recent news reports indicate DWI crashes in Austin dropped 23 percent since ridesharing entered the market."
No such vote
"David Simpson actually voted for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants."
Voted for applicants to document legal residency
"I have always opposed driver's licenses for illegal aliens."
One clear-cut incident
In Texas, "we've had three ISIS-related incidents already."
Song of Lime Juice and Despair
"In almost every other country in the world, artists and musicians are paid when their music is played on the radio. In fact, the only countries besides the U.S. who do not have a radio-performance right are China, Iran and North Korea."
Transgender girls aren't boys
The "federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls."
Not even close
President Barack Obama "wants to take in 250,000 (people) from Syria."
If so, there's fraud
"Illegal immigrants mow the grass around the (Texas) Capitol."
UPDATED: Claim is location-specific
"More black babies are aborted in NYC than born."
Traffic stinks everywhere
"Road congestion costs rush hour drivers in Austin and Dallas more than $1,000 a year. And in Houston, it’s even more -- almost $1,500 a year."
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."
Campus Open Carry claim half true
"29 mass shootings have been committed by concealed carriers since 2007, while during this period only one (1) licensed civilian meaningfully intervened in a mass shooting."
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."
Says Ted Cruz "is a supporter of legalizing people that are in this country illegally" and "proposed giving them work permits."
But Pete Gallego voted mostly with Democrats
Will Hurd "tends to have a 96 percent straight Republican, straight party voting record."
Parties may be larger than they appear
The "Democratic Party is getting smaller and smaller and smaller."
Alongside 40-plus fellow senators
"After Sandy Hook, Ted Cruz stopped Obama’s push for new gun control laws."
"Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind California."
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