Tag: Gregg Abbott

Parents of Transgender Children Sue Texas to Block ‘Child Abuse’ Investigation

Three Texas families are suing in a bid to block the state from investigating them for child abuse in relation to “gender reassignment surgeries” for transgender children. The lawsuit names Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas), the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), and its commissioner Jaime Masters. The families claim they are providing their transgender…


Abbott Calls for Tougher Penalties for Illegal Voting

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called on the state’s lawmakers to impose harsher penalties for illegal voting, building on earlier efforts that saw the Republican leader push for a forensic audit of the 2020 election. Abbott on Sept. 30 asked the Secretary of the Texas Senate to identify legislation for consideration during the current special…


Texas Governor Vetoes Legislature’s Funding Over Democrat Walkout

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott on June 18 vetoed part of a bill funding the state’s legislature in response to a walkout staged by Democrats last month to block the passage of an election reform bill. Texas Tribune reported on the veto. The portion of the state budget bill vetoed by Abbott funds the salaries of lawmakers,…


Abbott Presses ‘Border Czar’ Kamala Harris for Answers on Trafficking of Children Amid Border Surge

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris—the Biden administration’s point person on immigration issues—demanding answers and action on what he described as an “ongoing humanitarian crisis” amid the surge in illegal crossings that he blamed on the administration’s “open border policies.” Last week, President Joe Biden tasked Harris with stemming…


Abbott Blames Biden for Turning ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ Along Border Into ‘Complete Disaster’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ramped up his criticism of President Joe Biden for what he said were policies that turned the “humanitarian crisis” along the southern border into a “complete disaster.” Abbott made the remarks in a statement Friday and an accompanying message on Twitter. “The Biden Admin. has turned a humanitarian crisis into…


Abbott Blames Biden for Turning Border ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ Into ‘Complete Disaster’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ramped up his criticism of President Joe Biden for what he said are policies that turned the “humanitarian crisis” along the southern border into a “complete disaster.” Abbott made the remarks in a statement on March 19 and an accompanying message on Twitter. “The Biden Admin. has turned a humanitarian crisis…


Texas Gov. Gives Update on Power Restoration Plan as Many Still Without Electricity or Safe Drinking Water

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott gave an update Wednesday on the plan to restore power to the many residents still without electricity or safe drinking water after a brutal cold snap wreaked havoc on the Lone Star state’s power grid and caught utility providers flat-footed. Power outages in Texas dropped below a half-million on Thursday morning…