Governor's Press Releases
Updated: 11 hours 18 min ago
The State of Texas is continuing to lead the nation in job growth by leveraging our state’s greatest natural resource – the people of Texas who’ve developed an incredibly robust and resilient economy.
I commend Attorney General Paxton for continuing to hold the Obama Administration accountable, and I’m confident an investigation would find the Administration knowingly or recklessly misled a Federal Court in issuing thousands of amnesty documents illegally.
Governor Greg Abbott today set an emergency special election for Tuesday, March 31, 2015, to fill the House District 124 seat recently vacated by Senator José Menéndez.
Governor Greg Abbott visited Midland today as part of his State of the State tour, where he toured Midland ISD’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary, meeting with the school’s Superintendent and Principal as well as teachers and students in several classrooms.
Governor Greg Abbott today accepted the 2014 Governor’s Cup, an award given annually by Site Selection Magazine to recognize the top performing state for capital investment attraction in a season that lasts all year. 2014 was the third year in a row and sixth year since 2004 that Texas has been honored with the award.
Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the Greater Houston Partnership Luncheon to share with local business leaders his plans for the state of Texas. . Following his remarks, Governor Abbott visited the School at St. George Place where he toured prekindergarten classrooms and visited with teachers and administrators about the importance of elevating Texas’ Pre-K programs to be among the best in the nation.
We must do more to crack down on gang activity and prevent organized crime from taking root across Texas, and this grant is a crucial step toward that goal.
"The President’s stay request should be denied. A stay is typically granted to have the status quo maintained."
The United States Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics recently released information detailing state-by-state graduation rates in 2012-13, with Texas’ Class of 2013 graduating at a rate of 88 percent and outpacing the national average of 81 percent.
Governor Greg Abbott today issued five proclamations declaring emergency items to be immediately considered by the 84th Legislature of the state of Texas.
Governor Abbott today released the following statement in response to the ruling by a Travis County District Judge:
Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Senator Ted Cruz today held a joint press conference to address the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas’ decision on the lawsuit filed by a Texas-led coalition of 26 states challenging President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
“Commends Governor Abbott For His Plan to Secure The Border” . . . “Demonstrating His Commitment To Securing Much-Needed Funding For Texas Highways” . . . “Abbott Understands The Important Issues Veterans Face”
“Laid Out An Ambitious Agenda” . . . “Will Likely Enjoy Broad Support”
Governor Greg Abbott today delivered his 2015 State of the State address to a joint session of the Texas House and Senate. In his remarks, Governor Abbott laid out his legislative priorities and detailed a roadmap to achieve his agenda.
President Obama abdicated his responsibility to uphold the United States Constitution when he attempted to circumvent the laws passed by Congress via executive fiat, and Judge Hanen’s decision rightly stops the President’s overreach in its tracks.
As Governor Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State address, the Office of the Governor today released a web video featuring Texans talking about the issues they want to hear Governor Abbott discuss in Tuesday’s speech.
Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dr. Fred Farias, III to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire August 31, 2019.
Reliable transportation infrastructure is vital to the economic growth and success of the state of Texas. Bruce Bugg and Tryon Lewis will be effective voices for accelerating economic expansion, growing jobs and improving infrastructure without raising taxes, fees or tolls.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined a coalition of 24 governors in sending a letter to President Barack Obama encouraging the President to reconsider his threat to veto legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline.