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Governor's Press Releases
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Sends Brief To Attorney General Paxton In Support Of Displaying Cross On Patrol Vehicles

8 hours 12 min ago
Governor Greg Abbott has sent a brief to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton supporting Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson’s decision to allow his officer’s patrol vehicles to display a cross with a thin blue line on patrol vehicles.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Sets Date For HD-120 Special Election

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:17pm
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing May 7, 2016 as the special election date to fill the House District 120 seat recently vacated by Representative Ruth Jones McClendon.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Issues Statement On Planned “Return Of Kings” Events In Texas

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 1:53pm
Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after reports that the group “Return of Kings,” which promotes the legalization of rape, plans to hold events on Saturday, February 6th in multiple cities across Texas.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Leads Bipartisan, Ten-State Coalition Of Governors In Filing Amicus Brief In Support Of HB2

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:03pm
Governor Greg Abbott today led a bipartisan, ten-state coalition of Governors in filing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Texas' House Bill 2.
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[Press Release] Office Of The Governor Releases Web Video On Report To The People Of Texas

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:29am
Following the release of Governor Greg Abbott’s first “Report to the People of Texas” yesterday, the Office of Governor today released a web video providing an overview of the Governor’s first year in office.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Declares February 2nd "Texas Military Heroes Day"

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:23pm
Governor Greg Abbott today declared February 2nd "Texas Military Heroes Day" in honor of all Texans who have and continue to defend the United States of America.
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[Press Release] Office Of The Governor Releases First “Report to the People of Texas”

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 9:38am
The Office of Governor Greg Abbott today released its first “Report to the People of Texas,” which highlights the shared successes of Texas during the Governor’s first year in office.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott, Congressman Cuellar Request Information On DHS Border Security Cuts

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:00pm
Governor Greg Abbott and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting detailed information on DHS’s decision to cut resources for aerial-based border security support in a program known as Operation Phalanx.
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[Press Release] ICYMI: The Weekly Standard: A New Constitutional Convention?

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 9:32am
The Weekly Standard covers Governor Greg Abbott's plan to limit federal power.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:40pm
Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster and requested Individual Assistance for Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Franklin, Rockwall and Van Zandt Counties. Governor Abbott also requested Public Assistance for 25 counties.
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[Press Release] WEB VIDEO: Governor Abbott Goes To Israel And Switzerland

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 9:16am
The Office of Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the Governor’s recent trip to Israel and Switzerland where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, government and business leaders and attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to promote Texas economic interests.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Planned Parenthood Investigation

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:38pm
Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement on the Planned Parenthood investigation in Harris County.
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[Press Release] ICYMI: Governor Abbott Discusses National Security, The Texas-Israel Relationship And The Texas Economy On Fox & Friends And Varney & Co.

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:06am
Governor Greg Abbott today appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" to discuss National Security and the Texas-Israeli relationship.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Announces Texas Apprenticeship Program

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 1:03pm
Following the first day of his business development trip in Switzerland, Governor Greg Abbott today announced Texas will be partnering with three Swiss companies to participate in an apprenticeship program.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Issues Directive On Iran Divestiture Policy

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:52am
Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas retirement agencies informing them that it will continue to be the policy of the State of Texas to prohibit the investment of taxpayer dollars in Iran despite President Obama’s announcement last week that he is lifting sanctions against Iran.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Attends Luncheon With Israeli Business Leaders

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:06pm
Governor Greg Abbott today attended a luncheon hosted by the Israeli Consulate of the Southwest to discuss investment, economic development and strengthening commercial ties between Texas and Israel.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott And First Lady Cecilia Abbott Visit Israeli Historical Sites

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 12:48pm
Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited several historical sites while on their trip to Israel.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Meets With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 9:02am
Governor Greg Abbott today met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Texas and Israel's historic bond and how he can further solidify their relationship.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Sets Date For HD-139 Special Election

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:30pm
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing May 7, 2016 as the special election date to fill the House District 139 seat recently vacated by Representative Sylvester Turner.
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[Press Release] What They Are Saying About Gov. Abbott’s Call For A Convention Of States

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:17am
Find out what they're saying about Governor Abbott's call for a Convention of States.
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