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Says Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary "has been publicly celebrated by the Iranian government."
Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.
Says he "has repeatedly praised Chuck Hagel’s character, patriotism, bravery, and personal service defending our nation."
Says Texas is last in workers' compensation coverage.
Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water.
Says Texas has the nation’s most uninsured residents.
Says abortions are decreasing.
Says Texas high school "graduation rates are at an all-time high—the third-highest in the nation—which represents a significant turnaround from just a few short years ago."
Says Austin trains are "full" at rush hour and "packed" for special events.
Says Texas is "last in mental health expenditures."
Says Texas ranks first in executions among the states.
Says Texas ranks last in the percentage of residents with high school diplomas.
Says the claim that 40 percent of guns are sold without background checks traces to information gathered before background checks were even required.
Says that 9 million to 50 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States.
Says "the jurisdictions with the strictest gun control laws, almost without exception … have the highest crime rates and the highest murder rates."
"Approximately 43 percent of all college grades today are A's, an increase of 28 percentage points since 1960."
Says according to the FBI, more people are killed each year with hammers and clubs than rifles.
"The last time Republicans held hostage a resolution to ensure that our country’s bills were paid cost us more than $1 billion in added interest and slowed the economic recovery."
Says Texas will be "majority Hispanic in six years."
Says Austin’s treated wastewater, put into the Colorado River, is of higher quality than water the city takes from the lake for public use.
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