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10/14/2020 Governor Abbott celebrates Texas being ranked best state for business for eighth consecutive time
10/14/2020 Governor Abbott, TEA [Texas Education Agency], TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program for Texas school systems
10/07/2020 Governor Abbott issues Executive Order to open bars in qualifying counties
10/07/2020 Governor Abbott encourages health care providers to enroll in DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] Immunization Program in preparation for COVID-19 vaccine
10/02/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $3.5 million for nursing facility safety projects
09/30/2020 Letter to President Donald Trump, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster declaration (Hurricane Hanna)
09/30/2020 Letter to President Donald Trump, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster declaration (Hurricane Laura)
09/25/2020 Governor Abbott announces over $171 million in CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act funding for rental assistance, Texas Eviction Diversion Program
09/17/2020 Governor Abbott expands capacity for certain services in Texas, announces guidance for nursing home, long-term care visitations (summary of Executive Orders GA-30 and GA-31)
09/15/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce federal approval for automatic SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefit replacements for eight disaster counties (Hurricane Laura)
09/14/2020 Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Attorney General Paxton issue statement on withdrawal of Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation
08/28/2020 Letter to Tanya Garfield, U.S. Small Business Administration, requesting the Small Business Administration declare Hidalgo County a disaster area, as a result of Hurricane Hanna
08/21/2020 Governor Abbott statement on federal approval for Lost Wages Assistance funds
08/20/2020 Governor Abbott directs TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] to apply for federal Lost Wage Assistance funds
08/20/2020 Governor Abbott announces procurement of over 1 million devices, WiFi hotspots through Operation Connectivity
08/18/2020 Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen announce legislative proposal on police funding
08/10/2020 Letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Department of Agriculture, requesting disaster designation for Texas counties impacted by Hurricane Hanna and for their contiguous counties
08/04/2020 Governor Abbott provides update on PPE [personal protective equipment] distribution to Texas schools (coronavirus/COVID-19)
07/31/2020 Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Chairman Taylor, Chairman Huberty release statement on school re-openings (coronavirus/COVID-19)
07/30/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] extend flexibilities for Medicaid, CHIP [Children's Health Insurance Program] providers during COVID-19 response (coronavirus)
07/27/2020 Governor Abbott waives grade promotion requirements for 2020-2021 STAAR testing (coronavirus/COVID-19)
07/22/2020 Governor Abbott announces additional $118 million in federal funding to support Texas higher education (coronavirus/COVID-19)
07/17/2020 Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Senate Finance, House Appropriations Committee Chairs announce eLearning funding for Texas students (coronavirus/COVID-19)
07/15/2020 Renewal of declaration of a public health disaster in the state of Texas, Commissioner John W. Hellerstedt, M.D., Department of State Health Services (coronavirus/COVID-19)
07/09/2020 Governor Abbott issues proclamation expanding hospital capacity in 11 trauma service areas (coronavirus/COVID-19)
07/08/2020 Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act/COVID-19)
07/02/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] secure $2.67 billion in federal funding for Texas hospitals (coronavirus/COVID-19)
07/02/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce extension of emergency SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits during COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus/COVID-19)
06/30/2020 Governor Abbott issues proclamation to expand hospital capacity in four additional Texas counties (coronavirus/COVID-19)
06/30/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $9 million for nursing facility infection control projects to prevent COVID-19 (coronavirus)
06/29/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] extend deadline for pandemic food benefits for families affected by COVID-19 school closures (coronavirus)
06/26/2020 Governor Abbott takes executive action to contain spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus)
06/26/2020 Governor Abbott secures extension of federally-supported COVID-19 testing sites in Texas (coronavirus)
06/25/2020 Governor Abbott issues Executive Order expanding hospital capacity (coronavirus/COVID-19)
06/25/2020 Governor Abbott announces temporary pause of additional reopening phases (coronavirus/COVID-19)
06/23/2020 Governor Abbott expands local authority on outdoor gatherings, directs HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] to enact emergency rules to increase safety at child care centers (coronavirus/COVID-19)
06/23/2020 Governor Abbott, DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] distribute additional cases of antiviral drug remdesivir across Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19)
06/22/2020 Governor Abbott announces $123.6 billion economic impact of military bases in Texas
06/16/2020 Governor Abbott, Doctor John Zerwas provide update on Texas' hospital capacity; Texas hospital bed capacity (presentation) (coronavirus/COVID-19)
06/08/2020 Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce expanded testing in underserved communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus)
06/04/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce extension of emergency SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits during COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus)
06/03/2020 Governor Abbott announces phase III to open Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/27/2020 Letter to Tanya Garfield, U.S. Small Business Administration, requesting the Small Business Administration declare Polk County a disaster area, as a result of severe storms and tornadoes on April 22, 2020
05/27/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $3.6 million to connect nursing facility residents and families (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/27/2020 Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 surge response in Amarillo; Amarillo COVID-19 trends (coronavirus)
05/26/2020 Governor Abbott announces additional services and activities that can open under phase II (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/22/2020 Governor Abbott announces extensions to payment deadlines for certain employers (coronavirus/COVID-19, Texas Workers Compensation unemployment benefits)
05/22/2020 Letter to county judges regarding allocation of CARES Act funding to cities and counties (coronavirus/COVID-19; with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senator Jane Nelson, Representative Giovanni Capriglione, Senator Juan Hinojosa, and Representative Oscar Longoria), May 22, 2020; County judges letter to Governor Greg Abbott, May 13, 2020
05/21/2020 Governor Abbott, CVS Health announce 44 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Texas (coronavirus)
05/21/2020 Governor Abbott, DPS [Texas Department of Public Safety] announce limited reopening of driver license offices (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/21/2020 Governor Abbott directs HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] to expand COVID-19 testing to all state hospitals, state supported living centers (coronavirus)
05/20/2020 Governor Abbott waives late fees for TABC [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission] license and permit renewals (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/20/2020 Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen direct state agencies to reduce budgets by five percent; Letter to state agency board/commission chairs, state agency heads/executive directors, appellate court justices and judges, and chancellors, presidents, and directors of institutions and agencies of higher education (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/19/2020 Governor Abbott urges local governments against increasing property taxes for Texans; Letter to Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/18/2020 Governor Abbott announces phase two to open Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/16/2020 Governor Abbott releases statement, provides details on increased cases in Amarillo (coronavirus/COVID-19, meat processing plants)
05/15/2020 Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce partnership with local fire departments to expand testing in nursing homes (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/14/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $3 million for family and domestic violence prevention services (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/13/2020 Governor Abbott waives license renewal late fees for certain occupational licenses in Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/13/2020 Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard launch disinfection mission for nursing facilities (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/13/2020 Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce extension of federally-supported community-based testing sites in Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/12/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce over $1 billion in pandemic food benefits for Texas families (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/12/2020 Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen send letter to Congressional leaders urging support for employer liability protections; Letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (coronavirus/COVID-19; with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Dennis Bonnen)
05/11/2020 Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Senate Finance, House Appropriations committee chairs announce federal funding for local jurisdictions; Letter to city and county leaders (coronavirus/COVID-19; with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senator Jane Nelson, Representative Giovanni Capriglione, Senator Juan Hinojosa, and Representative Oscar Longoria)
05/11/2020 Governor Abbott directs TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management], DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services], HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] to test all nursing home residents, staff in Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/08/2020 Governor Abbott's proactive response to the coronavirus threat (COVID-19)
05/08/2020 Governor Abbott, TEA [Texas Education Agency], Dallas ISD launch Operation Connectivity statewide
05/07/2020 Governor Abbott modifies COVID-19 Executive Orders to eliminate confinement as a punishment (coronavirus)
05/05/2020 Governor Abbott expands business openings in Texas, announces surge response teams to combat COVID-19; Texas COVID-19 response update (Texas Division of Emergency Management presentation); Guidance for graduation and end-of-year promotion ceremonies during the COVID-19 (Texas Education Agency) (coronavirus)
04/29/2020 Governor Abbott temporarily allows for appearance before notary public via videoconference for real-estate instruments; Conditions of suspension granted by the Office of the Governor on April 27, 2020 (Office of the Attorney General, coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/29/2020 Governor Abbott, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service announce free online training for child care providers during COVID-19 response (coronavirus)
04/29/2020 Governor Abbott announces new TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] guidance for unemployment claimants (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/27/2020 Texans helping Texans: the Governor's report to open Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/27/2020 Governor Abbott announces phase one to open Texas, establishes statewide minimum standard health protocols (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/24/2020 Governor Abbott, TDHCA [Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs] secure financial housing assistance (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/24/2020 Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management], DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] announce statewide COVID-19 test collection online map (coronavirus)
04/23/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $54 million to support older Texans during COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus)
04/23/2020 Governor Abbott, Chancellor Sharp, Chief Kidd announce COVID-19 federal assistance training for local leaders: Hold call with mayors and county judges, Texas Legislature, Congressional delegation (coronavirus)
04/22/2020 Governor Abbott temporarily waives certain testing requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/22/2020 Governor Abbott waives certain restrictions on financial assistance from Texas College Work-Study program (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/21/2020 Governor Abbott provides update on job openings in Texas, resources for Texans seeking employment; Texas job openings (presentation) (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/21/2020 Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton provide updated joint guidance to houses of worship; Revised guidance for houses of worship during the COVID-19 crisis (with Attorney General Ken Paxton, official guidance regarding the effect of Executive Order GA-16 on religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship; coronavirus)
04/20/2020 Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard announce COVID-19 mobile testing sites (coronavirus)
04/17/2020 Governor Abbott issues Executive Order establishing Strike Force To Open Texas (summary of Executive Orders GA-15, GA-16, and GA-17, coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/17/2020 Governor Abbott's proactive response to the coronavirus threat (COVID-19, high-level snapshot of actions mobilizing state resources, leveraging federal resources, working with local leaders, keeping Texans informed, mitigating the spread in Texas communities, expanding access to health care, removing regulatory roadblocks, and helping families, small business, and communities to cope)
04/15/2020 Governor Abbott announces $38 million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments (coronavirus)
04/15/2020 Governor Abbott, Harris County Judge Hidalgo joint statement on new Walgreens testing sites (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/13/2020 Governor Abbott, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund announce $50 million in loans for Texas small businesses (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/11/2020 Governor Abbott eases regulations on physicians-in-training to increase health care capacity in Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/10/2020 Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 in Texas, announces frontline child care website for essential workers; COVID-19 in Texas (presentation) (coronavirus)
04/09/2020 Governor Abbott waives regulations, expands telehealth options (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/09/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce emergency rule to increase supply of direct care providers in nursing facilities (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/08/2020 Governor Abbott, HHS [Texas Health and Human Services] announce federal approval of emergency SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/08/2020 Governor Abbott announces Texas Military Department, Prestige Ameritech partnership to increase mask production (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/08/2020 Governor Abbott announces emergency waiver of federal match requirement for victims services grant recipients (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/08/2020 Governor Abbott temporarily suspends certain statutes to allow for appearance before notary public via videoconference (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/07/2020 Governor Abbott announces temporary closure of state parks and historic sites (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/07/2020 Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce emergency rule to allow off-site outpatient ESRD [End Stage Renal Disease] facilities (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/07/2020 Governor Abbott waives certain pharmacy regulations to increase workforce capabilities (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/06/2020 Governor Abbott announces Care.com initiative to increase in-home child care access for frontline workers (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/06/2020 Governor Abbott announces incoming shipments of PPE [personal protective equipment], provides update on distribution in Texas; Texas personal protective equipment [PPE] update (presentation) (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/05/2020 Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to expand health care workforce during COVID-19 response (coronavirus)
04/04/2020 Governor Abbott holds call with Anthony Fauci, MD, of White House Coronavirus Task Force (COVID-19)
04/03/2020 Governor Abbott provides update on state's robust hospital capacity; Texas hospital bed capacity (presentation) (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/02/2020 Governor Abbott suspends regulations to increase EMS [Emergency Medical Services], first responder workforce (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/01/2020 Governor Abbott announces federal stimulus package to help Texans affected by COVID-19 (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation fund, coronavirus)
04/01/2020 Governor Abbott, TDHCA [Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs] take initial action to secure financial housing assistance (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/01/2020 Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton provide joint guidance for houses of worship operating as essential services; Guidance for houses of worship during the COVID-19 crisis (with Attorney General Ken Paxton, official guidance regarding the effect of Executive Order GA-14 on religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship; coronavirus)
03/31/2020 Governor Abbott issues Executive Order, implements statewide essential services and activities protocols (summary of Executive Order GA-14, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/31/2020 Governor Abbott announces comfort food care packages for Texas youth and families (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/30/2020 Governor Abbott waives COVID-19 medical cost-sharing for public safety employees (coronavirus)
03/30/2020 Governor Abbott announces approval of 1135 Medicaid waiver (Texas Health and Human Services Commission, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/29/2020 Governor Abbott announces HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] request of Section 1135 waiver to support health care workforce in Medicaid program (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/29/2020 Governor Abbott announces expanded health care capacities in Texas, issues Executive Orders to expand quarantines and protect public safety (summary of Executive Orders GA-12 and GA-13, proclamation; coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/28/2020 Governor Abbott waives certain licensing regulations for pharmacists, technicians (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/28/2020 Governor Abbott removes licensing barriers for Advance Practice Registered Nurses (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/27/2020 Governor Abbott announces new processes to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers (Texas Workforce Commission, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/27/2020 Governor Abbott announces National Guard deployment in support of COVID-19 response (coronavirus)
03/26/2020 Governor Abbott announces HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] request of 1135 Medicaid waiver (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/26/2020 Governor Abbott requests release of federal unemployment funds; Letter to Secretary Eugene Scalia, U.S. Department of Labor, Attention: Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI), March 24, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/26/2020 Governor Abbott issues Executive Order mandating 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving from New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans (summary of Executive Order GA-11, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/25/2020 Governor Abbott announces federal grant for senior citizen meals ($16.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/25/2020 Governor Abbott sends letter seeking permission for SNAP [Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program] recipients to use their benefits at take out and drive-thru restaurants; Texas Health and Human Services Commission letter to Dwight Crudup, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, March 24, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/25/2020 Governor Abbott announces approval of Major Disaster Declaration (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/25/2020 Governor Abbott takes action to expand Texas hospital capacity (Texas Health and Human Services Commission, hospital licensing, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/25/2020 Letter to state agency leaders from Luis Saenz, Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor; Guidance from the Office of the Attorney General confirming that orders issued by local officials in response to the COVID-19 disaster do not apply to restrict the conduct of state business (coronavirus)
03/25/2020 Governor Abbott waives certain licensing renewal regulations, fees for nurses (Texas Board of Nursing, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/24/2020 Governor Abbott announces increased PPE [personal protective equipment] supply, issues Executive Order to strengthen reporting capabilities (summary of Executive Order GA-10, hospital reporting during coronavirus/COVID-19 disaster)
03/24/2020 Governor Abbott authorizes restaurants to sell bulk retail product from distributors to the public (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/23/2020 Governor Abbott announces distribution of federal funding for COVID-19 response (coronavirus, $36.9 million from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC)
03/23/2020 Letter to President Donald Trump, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/22/2020 Governor Abbott issues Executive Order increasing hospital capacity, announces supply chain strike force for COVID-19 response (summary of Executive Order GA-09, coronavirus)
03/21/2020 Governor Abbott takes action to expand nursing workforce (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/20/2020 Governor Abbott waives health care fees for incarcerated Texans in TDCJ [Texas Department of Criminal Justice] facilities (inmates, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/20/2020 Governor Abbott issues statement on Texas Supreme Court temporary suspension of residential eviction proceedings (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/20/2020 Governor Abbott announces approval of emergency designation for small business disaster loans from U.S. Small Business Administration; Letter to Tanya Garfield, U.S. Small Business Administration, March 17, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/20/2020 Governor Abbott allows event permit refunds for businesses affected by COVID-19 cancellations (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, coronavirus)
03/20/2020 Governor Abbott waives regulations to support pharmacy operations, allow telephonic consultations (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/19/2020 Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders in accordance with federal guidelines to mitigate spread of COVID-19 in Texas (coronavirus, summary of Executive Order GA-08 and declaration of public health disaster)
03/19/2020 Declaration of a public health disaster in the state of Texas, Commissioner John W. Hellerstedt, M.D., Department of State Health Services (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/18/2020 Governor Abbott, DPS [Texas Department of Public Safety] waive expiration dates for driver licenses (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/18/2020 Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to allow delivery of alcohol from restaurants and to support hospitality industry (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/18/2020 Governor Abbott announces temporary closure of driver license offices (Texas Department of Public Safety, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/17/2020 Governor Abbott holds video call with state hospitals to discuss care capacities for COVID-19 (waiver for hospitals to increase unused bed capacity, coronavirus)
03/17/2020 Governor Abbott waives certain regulations for telemedicine care in Texas (Texas Department of Insurance, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/17/2020 TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] waives certain requirements for unemployment benefits services (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/16/2020 Governor Abbott waives STAAR testing requirements (Texas Education Agency, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/16/2020 Governor Abbott allows virtual and telephonic open meetings to maintain government transparency (Office of the Attorney General, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/16/2020 Governor Abbott waives certain vehicle registration, titling, and parking placard regulations in Texas (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/15/2020 Governor Abbott waives laws to allow trucks from alcohol industry to deliver grocery supplies (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/15/2020 Governor Abbott waives regulations to ensure students in work-study programs receive critical funding during school closures (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/14/2020 Governor Abbott waives certain state trucking regulations to expedite delivery of resources around Texas (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/14/2020 Governor Abbott fast-tracks licensing for out-of-state medical professionals (Texas Medical Board and Texas Board of Nursing, coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/14/2020 Important alert regarding Tex. Gov’t. Code §661.202(g), COVID-19 (state employee sick leave, coronavirus)
03/13/2020 Governor Abbott holds press conference on coronavirus, declares state of disaster for all Texas counties (COVID-19)
03/11/2020 Governor Abbott, DSHS Commissioner Hellerstedt urge Texans to take preventative measures against coronavirus (COVID-19)
02/13/2020 Governor Abbott charges Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative with continued transformation of workforce development; Tri-Agency 2020: empowering all Texans to reach their full potential
02/01/2020 Prosperity requires being bold: a progress report: the Tri-Agency Report to the Office of the Governor from the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission
01/13/2020 Letter to President Donald Trump, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (severe weather, straight-line winds, hail, and tornadoes that impacted the state beginning October 20, 2019)
10/08/2019 Letter to state agency heads regarding occupational licensing
10/02/2019 Letter to Austin Mayor Steve Adler regarding homelessness and camping in public areas
10/01/2019 Letter to President Donald Trump, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (Tropical Storm Imelda; Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, and San Jacinto counties; severe weather and flooding from September 17, 2019 to September 27, 2019)
09/12/2019 Governor Abbott releases Texas safety action report
09/12/2019 Texas safety action report
08/27/2019 Improving school safety in Texas
08/27/2019 Governor Abbott releases report highlighting progress on school safety initiatives in Texas
08/24/2019 Governor Abbott commemorates Hurricane Harvey anniversary in Fulton, TX (ceremonial bill signing of SB 6 and HB 6, 86th R.S.)
08/21/2019 Governor Abbott holds ceremonial bill signing establishing College of Medicine at University of Houston (HB 826, 86th R.S.)
08/19/2019 Governor Abbott announces Texas Safety Commission
08/14/2019 Governor Abbott forms Domestic Terrorism Task Force in the wake of El Paso shooting
08/03/2019 Letter to Texas Department of Public Safety Director Dwight D. Mathis, Capitol Region VII, ordering Texas flags be immediately lowered to half-staff statewide on Saturday, August 3, 2019, through sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019 (El Paso Wal-Mart shooting)
07/18/2019 Letter to District and County Attorneys regarding hemp and marijuana possession cases (with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, and Attorney General Ken Paxton; relating to HB 1325, 86th R.S.)
07/10/2019 Letter to President Donald Trump, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties, severe weather and flooding that began June 24, 2019)
04/26/2019 Letter to Secretary Rick Perry, U.S. Department of Energy, and Chairman Kristine Svinicki, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, relating to low-level radioactive waste disposal in Andrews County, Texas
04/18/2019 Letter to John Creuzot, Dallas County Criminal District Attorney regarding reforms on the prosecution of theft, THC, and misdemeanor criminal trespass cases (with Attorney General Ken Paxton)
03/18/2019 Letter to all Texas public university Boards of Regents following the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation into the widespread college admissions bribery scheme
02/28/2019 Letter to appointees and state agency heads, Re: Court of Criminal Appeals ruling on Open Meetings Act
02/05/2019 Governor's budget 2020-2021
01/23/2019 Governor's Committee to Support the Military 2018 report
01/15/2019 Letter to President Donald Trump regarding use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funds intended for Hurricane Harvey (with Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, and members of the Texas congressional delegation)
12/13/2018 Eye of the storm: report of the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas
10/30/2018 Letter to President Donald Trump, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (severe weather and flooding that began September 10, 2018)
10/23/2018 Governor Abbott announces 2018 Texas Women's Hall of Fame honorees (including Former First Lady Laura Bush, Senator Judith Zaffirini)
06/28/2018 Letter to President Donald Trump regarding tariffs on steel and aluminum
05/30/2018 School and firearm safety action plan
05/16/2018 Letter to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner regarding Houston Hurricane Harvey housing program
05/16/2018 Letter to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner regarding funding for 25 percent local match for the FEMA 404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (Hurricane Harvey)
05/07/2018 Letter to Harris County Commissioners Court, granting request for emergency special election in Harris County on August 25, 2018, for bonds that would fund Hurricane Harvey-related flood control projects
04/26/2018 Letter to Mayors, County Judges, and Emergency Management officials in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, urging them to take immediate advantage of the $500 million in funds from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
04/25/2018 Letter to U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold regarding covering all costs for the called special election on June 30, 2018, to fill the Congressional District 27th seat vacated by resignation
04/19/2018 Letter to Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, regarding Texas ports (Hurricane Harvey, ports and strategic energy waterways operating with draft restrictions)
04/11/2018 Letter to state criminal justice agencies and associations regarding state and local reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (includes Bureau of Justice Statistics, Survey of state criminal history information systems, 2016).
04/04/2018 Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer regarding efforts to update and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
02/28/2018 Letter to Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, requesting steps to ensure the safety of college campuses and requirements for public junior colleges under Texas Education Code, Section 37.108 to report findings to Texas School Safety Center (Parkland, Florida high school shooting)
02/21/2018 Letter to Mike Morath, Commissioner, Texas Education Agency, requesting specific steps relating to school safety, safety audits of school districts, and working with the Texas School Safety Center and Texas Department of Public Safety to draft recommendations to the Texas Legislature on changes to school safety architecture of our state (Parkland, Florida high school shooting)
02/14/2018 Letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., regarding disaster declaration for federal fisheries (Hurricane Harvey)
01/30/2018 Letter to Colonel Steven R. McCraw, Director, Texas Department of Public Safety, requesting Texas Rangers investigation into alleged sexual misconduct at the Karolyi Ranch in Walker County (USA Gymnastics)
01/29/2018 Report to the people of Texas 2018
01/25/2018 Letter to Camille Cain, Executive Director, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, regarding cooperation between TJJD's Office of Inspector General and the Texas Rangers in investigation of sexual and violent misconduct in TJJD facilities, and funds for training gang investigators and implementing a new child sex trafficking screening tool
01/25/2018 Letter to the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer regarding NAFTA's importance to Texas
01/24/2018 Letter to George P. Bush, Commissioner, General Land Office, and Bryan Collier, Executive Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, relating to appropriations transfers to GLO for disaster recovery and housing programs after Hurricane Harvey (with Speaker Joe Straus, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson, and House Appropriations Chair John Zerwas)
01/24/2018 Letter from Governors Greg Abbott (Texas), Rick Scott (Florida), Jerry Brown (California), and Ricardo Rossello (Puerto Rico) to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Minority Leaders Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, relating to disaster supplemental funding package (Hurricane Harvey)
01/23/2018 Letter to President Donald J. Trump, relating to Texas women's health program and new application to Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a Medicaid 1115 demonstration waiver
01/11/2018 Letter to Mike Morath, Commissioner, Texas Education Agency, relating to special education and recent monitoring letter from the U.S. Department of Education
01/02/2018 Letter from Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), relating to change in FEMA's Public Assistance Policy and Program Guide to allow churches to receive public assistance after Hurricane Harvey
12/13/2017 Letter to Camille Cain, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, on recent selection as executive director and recent reports of sexual misconduct and inappropriate relationships by state employees
12/13/2017 Letter to Colonel Steven R. McCraw, Director, Texas Department of Public Safety, relating to recent reports of sexual misconduct and inappropriate relationships by state employees at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, and requesting Texas Rangers investigation
09/20/2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump, requesting that churches be entitled to FEMA assistance after Hurricane Harvey (with Attorney General Ken Paxton)
09/20/2017 Letter to county judges relating to federal aid from FEMA and access to funds in the event of temporary cash flow issues due to increased expenditures related to Hurricane Harvey (Expedited Project Worksheet, Community Disaster Loan Program, Small Business Administration Disaster Loans, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Critical Needs Assistance Program, Disaster National Dislocated Worker Grants)
09/08/2017 Letter to Scott Pruitt, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, relating to Texas Water Development Board request and use of EPA State Revolving Funds (SRF) after Hurricane Harvey
09/04/2017 Letter from W. Nim Kidd, Governor's Authorized Representative and Chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management, to Alex Amparo, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through Tony Robinson, FEMA Regional Administrator, requesting to activate the Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program for all eligible communities in the State of Texas for the Texas Hurricane Harvey (DR-4332-TX), declared on August 25, 2017 and continuing
08/31/2017 Letter to county judges outlining aid eligibility after Hurricane Harvey under the Presidential Disaster Declaration (Individual Assistance, Transitional Shelter Assistance, Critical Needs Assistance)
08/25/2017 Letter to President Donald Trump requesting declaration of a major disaster for the state of Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey, that began on August 21, 2017
08/22/2017 Letter to Tanya Garfield, U.S. Small Business Administration, requesting the Small Business Administration declare Hockley County a disaster area, as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, hail, and flooding from June 30-July 4, 2017
07/26/2017 Op-ed: Local property tax burden is crushing the Texas dream (Houston Chronicle)
07/24/2017 Letter to Tanya Garfield, U.S. Small Business Administration, requesting the Small Business Administration declare Tom Green County a disaster area, as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, hail, and flooding from June 23-26, 2017
05/10/2017 Letter to Tanya Garfield, U.S. Small Business Administration, requesting the Small Business Administration declare Van Zandt County a disaster area, as a result of severe storms on April 29, 2017
05/04/2017 Letter to county judges and mayor relating to Zika virus response and public health measures (with John Hellerstedt, Commissioner, Department of State Health Services)
03/10/2017 Letter from Governors Greg Abbott (Texas), Sam Brownback (Kansas), Susana Martinez (New Mexico), and Mary Fallin (Oklahoma) to Acting Secretary of Agriculture Mike Young, requesting temporary suspension of grazing restrictions in the Conservation Reserve Program, to provide immediate relief to livestock producers in areas affected by ongoing wildfires
03/09/2017 Governor Abbott grants waiver to hay carriers in Texas Panhandle due to wildfires; Letter to Raymond Palacios, Jr., Chairman, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, relating to suspension of permitting requirements and legal height restriction for cylindrical (round) hay bales, as well as associated permit fees, for carriers transporting round bales of hay to Carson, Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Potter, Roberts, and Wheeler counties
02/17/2017 Governor Abbott leads coalition in filing amicus brief opposing California's restriction on concealed carry permit holders; Edward Peruta, et al. v. State of California, et al., Brief of the Governors of Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, South Carolina, and South Dakota as amici curiae in support of petitioners (Supreme Court of the United States, No. 16-894, California concealed carry law)
01/31/2017 Governor's budget 2018-2019
01/23/2017 Letter to Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez regarding policy directive forbidding Travis County Sheriff's Office employees from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (sanctuary policy)
01/10/2017 Letter to Majority Leader McCarthy and House Leadership regarding repeal of Obamacare, the current Medicaid system, and block grants
11/22/2016 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, relating to Operation Phalanx flight hours, aerial-based border security (with Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar)
11/10/2016 Prosperity requires being bold: integrating education and the workforce for a bright Texas future: the Tri-Agency report to the Office of the Governor from the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission
10/12/2016 Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick and Speaker Straus direct DFPS to take immediate action to protect Texas children; Letter to Commissioner Hank Whitman, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (Child Protective Services, child welfare)
09/21/2016 Governor Abbott statement on Texas' intention to withdraw from Refugee Resettlement Program; Letter from Texas State Refugee Coordinator to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
08/05/2016 Letter to President Barack Obama, requesting immediate approval of expenditure of funds for Zika virus preparedness and response
07/18/2016 Governor Abbott announces Police Protection Act
07/12/2016 Commissioner Whitman submits letter outlining proposals for CPS overhaul to Governor Abbott; Letter to Governor Greg Abbott from Commissioner H.L. Whitman, Jr., Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (Child Protective Services 10-point plan)
07/08/2016 Governor Abbott issues open letter to Texans ("A time to come together," by Governor Greg Abbott, Dallas Morning News, RE: Dallas law enforcement shooting)
07/08/2016 Letter from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, acting as Governor, to Commander Jose Ortiz, Texas Department of Public Safety, ordering Texas flags lowered to half-staff from Friday, July 8, 2016 through sunset on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 (Dallas law enforcement shooting victims)
06/30/2016 Letter from Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, and Speaker Straus to state agency board/commission chairs, state agency heads/executive directors, appellate court justices and judges, and chancellors, presidents, and directors of institutions and agencies of higher education (reduce spending in Legislative Appropriations Requests 2018-2019)
06/30/2016 Letter to members of the Harris County delegation, regarding Disaster and Deficiency Grants program for emergency disaster response
06/11/2016 Federal disaster declaration granted for Texas counties; Texas, major disaster and related determinations, notice of Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the state of Texas (FEMA-4272-DR), Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Register, July 5, 2016 (Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller, and Washington counties)
06/09/2016 Letter to President Barack Obama, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (severe weather and flooding that began May 26, 2016; Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller, and Washington counties)
06/01/2016 Governor Abbott, Comptroller Hegar issue guidance to state agencies on employee leave; Memo to state agency heads re: New emergency leave policy
05/03/2016 Certificate, Power Up at Your Library Day, September 15, 2016
04/25/2016 Federal disaster declaration granted for Texas counties; Texas, major disaster and related determinations, notice of Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the state of Texas (FEMA-4269-DR), Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Register, May 5, 2016 (Fayette, Grimes, Harris, and Parker counties)
04/24/2016 Letter to President Barack Obama, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (severe weather and flooding that began April 17, 2016; Fayette, Grimes, Harris, and Parker counties)
04/04/2016 Governor Abbott leads coalition in filing amicus brief over President Obama's executive amnesty; United States of America, et al. v. State of Texas, et al., Brief of Governor Abbott, Governor Christie, Governor Daugaard, Governor Martinez, and Governor Walker as amici curiae in support in respondents (Supreme Court of the United States, No. 15-674, President Obama's executive actions regarding immigration/deportation)
03/19/2016 Federal disaster declaration granted for Texas counties; Texas, major disaster and related determinations, notice of Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the state of Texas (FEMA-4266-DR), Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Register, April 7, 2016 (Jasper, Newton, and Orange counties)
03/18/2016 Letter to President Barack Obama, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (severe weather and flooding that began March 7, 2016; Jasper, Newton, and Orange counties)
03/17/2016 Letter from Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott to Secretary Robert A. McDonald, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, requesting the Secretary address scheduling practices and extended wait times for veterans seeking health care across Texas
03/09/2016 Letter to President Barack Obama, requesting reconsideration of denial of Individual Assistance for the State of Texas (appeal of disaster assistance for severe weather, tornadoes, and flooding in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Franklin, Rockwall and Van Zandt counties, December 2015)
03/07/2016 Governor Abbott establishes Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative
02/10/2016 Governor Abbott announces launch of Governor's University Research Initiative
02/09/2016 Presidential disaster declaration granted for Texas counties; Texas, major disaster and related determinations, notice of Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the state of Texas (FEMA-4255-DR), Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Register, February 19, 2016 (Bailey, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Dallas, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Ellis, Hall, Hardeman, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Kaufman, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Navarro, Parmer, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Titus, and Van Zandt counties)
02/05/2016 Governor Abbott sends brief to Attorney General Paxton in support of displaying cross on patrol vehicles; Memorandum to Virginia K. Koelscher, Chair, Opinion Committee, Office of the Attorney General, from Jimmy Blacklock, General Counsel, and Adam W. Aston, Deputy General Counsel, Governor Greg Abbott, Re: Whether the display of a cross with a thin blue line on a sheriff patrol vehicle violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (RQ-0089-KP)
02/03/2016 Governor Abbott leads bipartisan, ten-state coalition of Governors in filing amicus brief in support of HB2; Whole Woman's Health, et al. v. John Hellerstedt, M.D., et al., Brief of the Governors of Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, and South Dakota as amici curiae in support of respondents (Supreme Court of the United States, No. 15-274, Texas abortion law)
02/02/2016 Report to the people of Texas 2016
02/01/2016 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, requesting information on DHS border security cuts (with Congressman Henry Cuellar)
01/26/2016 Letter to President Barack Obama, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (severe weather, tornadoes, winter weather and flooding that began on December 26, 2015; Bailey, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Dallas, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Ellis, Hall, Hardeman, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Kaufman, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Navarro, Parmer, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Titus, and Van Zandt counties)
01/20/2016 Letter to state retirement systems to continue the divestment policy required by the Texas Prohibition on Investment in Iran Act
01/08/2016 Restoring the rule of law with states leading the way (United States Constitution)
12/15/2015 Governor Abbott takes action to combat illegal border crossings (border security/immigration)
11/25/2015 Presidential disaster declaration granted for Texas counties; Texas, major disaster and related determinations, notice of Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the state of Texas (FEMA-4245-DR), Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Register, December 15, 2015 (Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy, and Wilson counties)
11/20/2015 Letter to President Barack Obama, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (severe weather and flooding event that began on October 22, 2015; Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy, and Wilson counties)
11/16/2015 Letter to President Barack Obama regarding Syrian refugees
11/05/2015 Letter to The Honorable Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, regarding emergency funding for flood gauges and floodplain management and May/October 2015 Texas flooding (HB 6, 84th R.S.)
11/04/2015 Letter to all Texas county sheriffs regarding new policy withholding state grant funding from sheriffs that do not fully comply with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers for criminal immigrants (sanctuary cities)
10/26/2015 Letter to Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez regarding Dallas County's refusal to honor U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) federal immigration detainer policy (sanctuary cities)
10/16/2015 Letter to Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), regarding BLM's continued efforts to take control of land along the Texas-Oklahoma border (private property rights)
10/16/2015 Texas homeland security strategic plan 2015-2020
10/12/2015 Letter to Attorney General Ken Paxton, Re: AG opinion request RQ-0059-KP (Childress Police Department, "In God We Trust" on police vehicles)
09/30/2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, urging additional border security resources
09/28/2015 Op-ed: My goal is to make Texas the no. 1 state for women-owned businesses (Forbes)
09/08/2015 Governor Abbott signs transportation agreement with Mexico; announces energy task force; Letter of intent between the Department of Transportation of the Government of the State of Texas of the United States of America and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of the United Mexican States
09/03/2015 Letter to Texas Department of Public Safety Commander Jose Ortiz, ordering Texas flags throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, September 4, 2015, in honor of the life and public service of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, and extending condolences to Deputy Goforth's family and the Harris County Sheriff's Office
09/01/2015 Letter to Texas Congressional delegation urging opposition to Iran deal
08/30/2015 Letter to Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, ordering Texas flags in Harris County to be lowered to half-staff beginning on Monday, August 31, 2015, in honor of the life and public service of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, and extending condolences to Deputy Goforth's family and the Harris County Sheriff's Office
08/04/2015 Governor Abbott files amicus brief in support of Houston businesses suing over increased regulatory burdens; BCCA Appeal Group, Inc., v. City of Houston, Texas, Brief for the Governor of Texas as amicus curiae supporting petitioner, Supreme Court of Texas, No. 13-0768, Houston environmental regulations)
07/10/2015 Letter to National Commission on the Future of the Army expressing support for both the citizen-soldiers of the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) and the active duty Army troops that call Texas home
07/03/2015 Texas to New Hampshire businesses: come on down (New Hampshire Union Leader)
07/02/2015 Texas reaches agreement on Deep Water Horizon case (BP Exploration and Production Inc. oil spill settlement)
06/26/2015 Memo to all state agency heads, re: preserving religious liberty for all Texans (marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges)
06/22/2015 Congress and Governors: just say no to Obamacare (National Review Online)
06/06/2015 FEMA amends disaster declaration; Texas, Amendment No. 1 to notice of a major disaster declaration (FEMA-4223-DR), Federal Emergency Management Agency, June 5, 2015 (Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Denton, Eastland, Fort Bend, Guadalupe, Henderson, Hidalgo, Johnson, Milam, Montague, Rusk, Smith, Travis, Wichita, Williamson, and Wise counties)
05/30/2015 Presidential disaster declaration granted for Texas counties; Texas, major disaster and related determinations, notice of Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the state of Texas (FEMA-4223-DR), Federal Emergency Management Agency, May 29, 2015 (Cooke, Gaines, Grimes, Harris, Hays, Navarro, and Van Zandt counties)
05/15/2015 Letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch regarding compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act
05/12/2015 Texas files multi-state amicus brief in Fifth Circuit defending court's injunction against executive amnesty; State of Texas v. United States of America, Amici curiae brief for the Governors of Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, and South Dakota in support of plaintiffs-appellees and affirmance (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, No. 15-40238, President Obama's executive actions regarding immigration/deportation)
05/08/2015 Governor Abbott files amicus brief supporting state of Florida's lawsuit against expansion of Obamacare; Rick Scott v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Amici curiae brief for the Governors of Texas and Kansas in support of plaintiffs (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, No. 3:15-cv-193-RS-CJK, 3:15-cv-195-MCR-EMT consolidated)
04/30/2015 Governor Abbott files amicus brief supporting California citizens' Second Amendment rights; Edward Peruta, et al. v. County of San Diego, Amici curiae brief for the Governors of Texas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in support of plaintiffs-appellants (U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, Nos. 10-56971 & 11-16255)
04/28/2015 Letter to Major General Gerald 'Jake' Betty, Commander, Texas State Guard, directing the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15 (U.S. Special Operations Command military training exercises from July 2015-September 2015)
04/22/2015 Governor Abbott challenges federal EPA on proposed regional haze regulations; comment submitted to Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section, Environmental Protection Agency, re: docket no. EPA-R06-OAR-2014-0754 (April 20, 2015)
03/25/2015 Letter to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner John Specia regarding foster care and child protective services
03/23/2015 Governor Abbott files amicus brief on executive amnesty; State of Texas v. United States of America, Amici curiae brief for the Governors of Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, and South Dakota in support of plaintiffs-appellees and denial of stay (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, No. 15-40238, President Obama's executive actions regarding immigration/deportation)
03/16/2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, regarding proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard
03/09/2015 Op-ed: Texas means business
02/17/2015 Governor's budget 2016-2017
01/30/2015 Letter to President Barack Obama to request an inpatient facility and urgent care center to meet the medical needs of veterans in the Rio Grande Valley
01/29/2015 Governor Abbott proposes to eliminate Emerging Technology Fund; establish new University Research Initiative
01/28/2015 Letter to all state agency heads regarding transparency in state agency contracting and procurement (SB 353, 84th Leg., R.S., by Senator Jane Nelson)