Latest Fact-checks in Texas Veronica Escobar stated on February 4, 2020 in a speech: “House Democrats have passed more than 275 bipartisan bills this Congress." Henry Cisneros stated on January 29, 2020 in a meeting: Says San Antonio has “the lowest per capita income of any major Texas city.” Veronica Escobar stated on February 4, 2020 in a speech: “The president has exploded the debt by more than $3 trillion — all to give billion-dollar tax cuts to the wealthiest few.” James White stated on January 27, 2020 in a tweet: Says "10% of U.S. children are Texans." Greg Abbott stated on January 7, 2020 in a press gaggle: The city of Austin has "removed, seemingly, any legal consequences to the actions where the homeless lie, sleep, where they defecate." Elizabeth Warren stated on January 4, 2020 in a speech: "We were living outside of Houston and that’s when I found it: a commuter college, 45 minutes away that cost $50 a semester." Gene Wu stated on December 31, 2019 in a tweet: "About a third of Texas has seen a 20-25% population loss in the last 5 years." Michael McCaul stated on December 11, 2019 in a tweet: "80% of children born in developing countries die of cancer each year." Rick Range stated on December 10, 2019 in a Facebook post: "George P. Bush to place statue of (Mexican general) Santa Anna at the Alamo." Chris Salcedo stated on December 5, 2019 in a radio interview: Says justices of the peace in Texas are being asked to choose: "give up your career or violate your religious beliefs" and perform same-sex marriages. Ted Cruz stated on December 8, 2019 in a TV interview: "Ukraine blatantly interfered in our election." Sid Miller stated on November 29, 2019 in a Facebook post: Image shows U.S. National Guard Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher stated on November 20, 2019 in a tweet: "In Texas, Latinas make less than $0.45 for every dollar a man makes. That makes us 49th in the nation." Donald Trump stated on November 20, 2019 in a tweet: "Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America." Todd Starnes stated on October 29, 2019 in a blog post: The Austin Independent School District board voted to mandate "a pornographic sex education policy that includes instruction on anal sex and how to place a condom on an erect penis." Sid Miller stated on November 9, 2019 in a Facebook post: "Confederate veterans were conferred with many of the same benefits of other United States military veterans by Acts of Congress back in 1929 and 1957." Cindi Castilla stated on October 30, 2019 in a press conference: Texas lawmakers "left children able to be sterilized and mutilated at any point in their life" by failing to adopt a law prohibiting minors from undergoing medical or surgical gender transitions. Louie Gohmert stated on October 21, 2019 in an op-ed: "As we have learned, the Intel Inspector General (IG) changed the rule after the complaint was known in order to allow hearsay complaints, but the IG dishonestly backdated the rule change so that damage could be done to President Trump." Greg Abbott stated on October 10, 2019 in a tweet: "The City of Austin is dedicating more than $20,000 PER HOMELESS PERSON in Austin." Kevin Brady stated on October 7, 2019 in a tweet: Says the Associated Press was wrong to report that "Income Inequality grew to largest in 50 years" because in a "new Census report all four measures of income inequality SHRUNK, reversing rise over past five decades." Roger Williams stated on August 22, 2019 in an interview: "50% of the DUIs on Interstate 35 are from illegals. Ninety percent of the 50% have absolutely no identification." Gina Hinojosa stated on September 4, 2019 in a press conference: "You can have an active warrant for your arrest for murder and legally pass a background check system in the state of Texas" to purchase a gun. Facebook posts stated on September 13, 2019: "Beto O’Rourke wants to confiscate guns because he can’t buy one himself due to his criminal record." Beto O'Rourke stated on September 4, 2019 in an interview: "There are 390 million guns out on the streets of a country of 329 million people." Rick Perry stated on August 14, 2019 in a speech: "The U.S. now leads the world in producing both oil and natural gas, and at the same time reducing energy-related emissions." Dan Patrick stated on August 8, 2019 in a TV interview: Says after the shooting in El Paso, "on Sunday, everyone was going to church in America, praying about this, and the next day when their kids went to school, they weren’t allowed to pray or bring it up." Drunk History stated on July 2, 2019 in an episode: Says the late Lady Bird Johnson sicced the CIA on actress and singer Eartha Kitt after Kitt spoke out against the Vietnam War during a White House luncheon in January 1968. John Cornyn stated on July 22, 2019 in an advertisement: Says Royce West stood with Wendy Davis "to support painful late-term abortions." Beto O'Rourke stated on August 3, 2019 in a press conference: Says of El Paso that some years, "in a city of almost 700,000, we had five murders the entire year. Our average over the last 10 years is 18 (murders per year). We exceeded that average just on one day" after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the city. Beto O'Rourke stated on July 30, 2019 in in a debate: Says "we lose nearly 40,000 people in this country to gun violence, a number that no other country comes even close to."