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[Press Release] Statement by Gov. Perry on Recent Comments Made About Prime Minister Netanyahu by a Senior White House Official

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:31am
"I'm hopeful the President of the United States shares the complete and total disbelief many of us felt that a senior official working in the West Wing of the White House would use profanity to describe the leader of our greatest ally in the Middle East. The President should demand to know who said this and ask for their resignation as there is absolutely no excuse for such language coming out of the White House. If the President receives no answer as to who said this he should consider making wholesale changes to his staff in order to guard our vital interests and for the sake of maintaining an important relationship with a key ally."
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Welcomes Health Care Hero Back Home to Texas

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:38pm
Early this morning, a nurse who has been working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone returned home to Texas. While she currently shows no signs of the disease, her job in West Africa places her at "some" risk by CDC protocols. Upon her arrival at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, she was met by Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment Bringing More Than 200 Jobs to Seguin

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:00pm
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the state is investing $800,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in Siro Group USA to close the deal on a manufacturing facility in Seguin that will create more than 200 jobs and pump $58.5 million in capital investment into the local economy.
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Welcomes Toyota Headquarters to North Texas

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:44pm
Gov. Rick Perry today welcomed Toyota's new North American headquarters to Plano. Once completed, the facility will bring nearly 4,000 jobs and more than $300 million in capital investment to North Texas.
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[Press Release] Statement by Gov. Perry on Nina Pham Being Declared Ebola-Free

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:17pm
"News that Ms. Pham is free of the Ebola virus is certainly reason to celebrate and I ask all Texans to join me in wishing her a full and speedy recovery. We thank her for her heroism and selflessness in the battle against Ebola. Rest assured, Texas will not let our guard down in doing everything necessary to protect our state and our citizens from this dangerous disease."
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[Press Release] Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Holds First Public Hearing on Medical, Public Health Preparedness

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:22pm
The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, under the direction of Dr. Brett P. Giroir, today held its first public hearing at the State Capitol. The hearing focused on preparedness for initial identification and isolation of patients - one of seven areas of concentration for the Task Force - and included invited testimony from witnesses representing professions and institutions involved in disease identification and response.
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Tours Advanced Manufacturing Facility with Capability to Rapidly Produce Life-Saving Drugs

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:05pm
Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Texas A&M National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, one of the pioneering vaccine and therapeutic manufacturing facilities that comprise the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM).
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Announces North Texas Ebola Treatment and Infectious Disease Bio Containment Facility

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:33pm
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas. Creation of such facilities was among the first recommendations made by the governor's recently named Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response in order to better protect health care workers and the public from the spread of pandemic diseases.
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[Press Release] Statement by Gov. Perry on 43 Texans Removed from Active Monitoring for Ebola

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:03pm
"With guarded optimism we welcome the news that 43 Texans have been removed from active monitoring for Ebola. Continuous vigilance in confronting this threat and the cooperation of those affected is what has brought us to this point, and we look forward to the day when the remaining individuals can also be removed from active monitoring."
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Calls for Travel Ban from Ebola Outbreak Countries

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:08pm
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the first recommendations issued by the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Gov. Perry created the task force, headed by Dr. Brett P. Giroir, earlier this month to assess the state's readiness and ability to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases.
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[Press Release] Statement by Gov. Perry on Second Dallas Hospital Worker Diagnosed with Ebola

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:55pm
"This is the first time that our nation has had to deal with a threat such as this. Everyone working on this challenge - from the medical professionals at the bedside to the public health officials addressing containment of the infection - is working to end the threat posed by this disease. These individuals are keeping the health and safety of Texans and the needs of the patients as their most critical tasks. Every relevant agency at the local, state and national levels is working to support these individuals."
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[Press Release] Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Announces Hearing on Oct. 23 in Austin

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:22pm
The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response will hold its first hearing at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The hearing will focus on medical and public health preparedness for initial identification and isolation of patients with Ebola or similar high-consequence infectious diseases, a topic that is included in one of seven initial areas of focus identified by the Task Force.
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Leads Economic Development Delegation in Europe

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:41pm
Gov. Rick Perry will be in Europe this week for an economic development trip that will take him to England, Germany, Poland and Ukraine. The governor will start the week in London with a speech on Tuesday at the Royal United Services Institute. In addition to holding business meetings in each country, the governor will explore opportunities to expand the export of liquefied natural gas from Texas to Poland and Ukraine.
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:02pm
Gov. Rick Perry today visited U.S. Army troops preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control calls this epidemic in West Africa the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Tours Galveston National Laboratory

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:06pm
A day after announcing the creation of a new task force aimed at combatting infectious disease, Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On the tour, the governor received an overview of the work the lab is conducting to better understand and respond to pandemic disease. The facility is one of two National Biocontainment Laboratories in the United States and studies infectious diseases such as Ebola.
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Names Dr. Brett Giroir to Lead Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:35pm
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, which will assess and enhance the state's existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus. The governor named Dr. Brett P. Giroir as director of the task force, heading up a team of internationally renowned experts in epidemiology and infectious disease.
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Meets with State and Local Health Officials Responding to Ebola Case

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:33pm
Gov. Rick Perry today joined state and local health officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to inform the public of the measures being taken to guard the public's health following the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States.
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[Press Release] Texas State Guard Saves Lives During Search for Human Remains in Brooks County

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:19pm
A special state search team, trained in rescue and recovery operations and ordered by Gov. Rick Perry to assist Brooks County with locating human remains of suspected illegal immigrants, is also saving lives during its mission.
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[Press Release] Statement by Gov. Perry in Recognition of Rosh Hashanah

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:52pm
Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement in recognition of Rosh Hashanah:
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[Press Release] Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:56pm
Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach, which will launch commercial satellites into orbit.
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