Latest True Fact-checks in Texas Morgan Luttrell stated on January 10, 2023 in a tweet: "Biden drained America's Strategic Petroleum Reserves to the lowest level since 1984." Kevin Brady stated on December 8, 2022 in a statement: Joe Biden’s $36 billion for a union pension fund is “the largest private pension bailout in American history.” Greg Abbott stated on May 15, 2022 in a tweet: Texas' public high school graduation rate is at 90% overall. Ted Cruz stated on February 16, 2022 in a committee meeting: "In 2020, more journalists were killed in Mexico than in any other country in the world." John Cornyn stated on February 14, 2022 in a tweet: "100,000 Americans died of an overdose in a single year." Roger Williams stated on December 2, 2021 in an email: "The number of COVID-19 deaths recorded so far in 2021 has surpassed the total for 2020." Chip Roy stated on July 29, 2021 in a hearing: A quorum-breaking Texas Democrat said in 2007 that mail-in ballot fraud “is the greatest source of voter fraud in this state.” Greg Abbott stated on May 18, 2021 in an interview: “We now have more job openings than we do people who are on unemployment. We have 60% more job openings today than we did the month before the pandemic hit the state of Texas.” Greg Abbott stated on March 30, 2021 in a tweet: “Twice as many children are in Border Patrol custody under Biden than Trump peak in 2019.” Energy Transfer stated on February 26, 2021 in testimony: “Pipelines do not freeze. They are naturally insulated. They’re buried beneath the ground.” Beto O'Rourke stated on February 16, 2021 in a tweet: “Energy experts and State House Dems, among others, were warning of this (the Texas power blackout) for years.” Facebook posts stated on February 16, 2021 in a Facebook post: "The Texas power grid is not part of the US power grid because they wanted to avoid federal regulation.” Michael Burgess stated on September 19, 2020 in a tweet: “In the last 10 years less than half of adults in the U.S. received a flu shot.” M.J. Hegar stated on July 22, 2020 in a speech: Says 1 in 5 Texans did not have health insurance coverage before the pandemic, and now “nearly 1 in 3 Texans under the age of 65 don’t have access to health care insurance.” John Cornyn stated on June 11, 2020 in an interview: The United States has not completed a “top-to-bottom review of our criminal justice system at the national level since 1965.” Veronica Escobar stated on April 22, 2020 in an interview: Says Texas “either is near the bottom or at the very bottom when it comes to testing per capita.” Dan Crenshaw stated on March 13, 2020 in a tweet: Says longstanding Food and Drug Administration regulations “created barriers to the private industry creating a test quickly” for the coronavirus. James White stated on January 27, 2020 in a tweet: Says "10% of U.S. children are Texans." 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." 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. Steve McCraw stated on July 12, 2019 in a legislative hearing: Since 2014, there has been a 25% reduction in crime in communities at the Texas-Mexico border. Beto O'Rourke stated on June 13, 2019 in an interview with Stephen Colbert: In 2018, when he ran for senator, "young voter turnout in early voting was up 500%. We won more votes than any Democrat has in the history of the state of Texas." Brandon Creighton stated on May 7, 2019 in the Texas Senate: "Texas actually leads in the number of (Confederate) monuments removed." Bennett Sandlin stated on April 22, 2019 in a news conference: Says 74% of people in Texas are "crammed into 4% of the land." Dan Patrick stated on April 16, 2019 in a press conference: "Since 2011, we have documentation of 1,671 dead bodies we have recovered in Texas, many in Brooks County." Donna Howard stated on April 16, 2019 in the Texas House: "There have been zero reported instances of any child born alive after an abortion in Texas." Dan Patrick stated on April 9, 2019: "Like every budget passed by the Senate since I have been lieutenant governor, Senate Bill 1 is within the spending limit set by the Texas Constitution." John Bucy III stated on March 27, 2019 in the Texas House: "Right now, 1 in 4 Texas women of reproductive age are uninsured, totaling 1.5 million Texas women." Beto O'Rourke stated on October 16, 2018 in a debate televised from San Antonio: Says "only one other senator from either party over the last 25 years" has "a worse record on bipartisanship" than Ted Cruz. Greg Abbott stated on August 30, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Texas "high school graduation rates are at all-time highs."