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07/14/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott demands CenterPoint improve their hurricane preparation, response efforts; Letter to Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas Chairman Thomas J. Gleeson, RE: Directing the PUC to undertake a rigorous study to determine the cause of the repeated and ongoing power failures in the Greater Houston area after severe weather events Greg Abbott Press release
07/13/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces approval of federal disaster assistance for 17 Texas counties (Hurricane Beryl) Greg Abbott Press release
07/11/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on ongoing response efforts following Hurricane Beryl Greg Abbott Press release
07/10/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott directs TDEM (Texas Division of Emergency Management) to issue Hurricane Beryl advisory notice for Texas Emergency Management Council Greg Abbott Press release
07/09/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on Hurricane Beryl response in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
07/05/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott to lead economic development mission to Taiwan, South Korea, Japan (including Chairwoman Angie Chen Button, Senator Carol Alvarado, Senator Tan Parker, Representative Gio Capriglione, and Representative Jacey Jetton) Greg Abbott Press release
07/05/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on state response to Hurricane Beryl Greg Abbott Press release
07/04/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott increases readiness level of State Emergency Operations Center ahead of Hurricane Beryl Greg Abbott Press release
07/03/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott directs TDEM (Texas Division of Emergency Management) to issue Hurricane Beryl advisory notice for Texas Emergency Management Council Greg Abbott Press release
07/01/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick joint statement on Texas Energy Fund (SJR 93, 88th Leg., R.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
06/08/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces three more counties added to federal disaster declaration for severe weather Greg Abbott Press release
06/07/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces 36 more counties approved for Presidential Disaster Declaration Greg Abbott Press release
06/05/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces five counties added to federal disaster declaration Greg Abbott Press release
05/31/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott welcomes Texas National Guard to new Forward Operating Base in Eagle Pass (Operation Lone Star) Greg Abbott Press release
05/29/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott statement on TEA's new open education resource instructional materials (HB 1605, 88th R.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
05/28/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces federal assistance approved for counties impacted by severe storms over the weekend Greg Abbott Press release
05/28/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces federal approval for SNAP hot foods purchases, replacement benefits in 5 more counties Greg Abbott Press release
05/23/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces additional disaster assistance approved in Presidential Disaster Declaration for severe storms, flooding Greg Abbott Press release
05/21/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces SNAP, WIC replacement benefits for counties impacted by recent severe weather Greg Abbott Press release
05/17/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. President Biden partially approves Governor Abbott's request for major disaster declaration for severe weather, flooding Greg Abbott Press release
05/08/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott directs Texas universities to ignore President Biden's unlawful Title IX rewrite; Letter to Chairman and Regents of public colleges and universities in the state of Texas, RE: Order to ignore new Title IX provisions (34 CFR part 106) Greg Abbott Press release
03/11/2024 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott requests SBA disaster declarations for Panhandle fires; Letters to U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience Field Operations Center – West Director Jeffrey D. Lusk, RE: Requesting the U.S. Small Business Administration to implement a declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Disaster Loans for Hemphill and Hutchinson Counties as a result of the February 26, 2024, Smokehouse Creek Fire, and for Carson County as a result of the February 26, 2024, Windy Deuce Fire Greg Abbott Press release
08/30/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott expands occupational licensing reciprocity for military servicemembers, families; Memo to heads of state agencies, RE: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (directing Texas state agencies that issue occupational licenses that have not already done so to immediately being the process of adopting administrative rules in line with the changes established in Senate Bill 422, 88th R.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
08/18/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott requests SBA disaster declaration for Perryton tornado; Letter to U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance Field Operations Center – West Director Tayna Garfield, RE: Requesting the U.S. Small Business Administration to issue a disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Disaster Loans for Ochiltree County as a result of the tornado that occurred on June 15, 2023 Greg Abbott Press release
08/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott touts nuclear energy development at UT fireside chat; Letter to Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) Interim Chair Kathleen Jackson, P.E., RE: Instructing the PUCT to establish a working group to study and plan for the use of advanced nuclear reactors in Texas and requesting PUCT Commissioner Jimmy Glotfelty to lead this effort Greg Abbott Press release
08/09/2023 (88th 2nd C.S.) 88th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott signs largest property tax cut in Texas history (SB 2 & SB 3, 88th Leg., 2nd C.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
07/05/2023 (88th 2nd C.S.) 88th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott announces SBA assistance for Northwest Texas flooding (Potter County and neighboring Armstrong, Carson, Deaf Smith, Moore, Oldham, and Randall counties) Greg Abbott Press release
06/30/2023 (88th 2nd C.S.) 88th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott announces approval for SNAP benefit replacements for Motley County Greg Abbott Press release
06/30/2023 (88th 2nd C.S.) 88th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott requests SBA disaster declaration for Northwest Texas; Letter to U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance Field Operations Center – West Tanya Garfield, RE: Request for a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA disaster loans for Potter County Greg Abbott Press release
06/27/2023 (88th 2nd C.S.) 88th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott announces second special session agenda Greg Abbott Press release
06/26/2023 (88th 2nd C.S.) 88th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott announces approval for SNAP benefit replacements due to severe weather (Camp, Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Ochiltree, Panola, Titus, Upshur, and Wood Counties) Greg Abbott Press release
06/15/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott signs vital Save Women's Sports Act (SB 15, 88th R.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
06/12/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott signs key legislation empowering Texas parents (HB 900, HB 1605, HB 1926, HB 3803, 88th R.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
06/08/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott signs sweeping package of border security legislation (SB 423, SB 602, SB 1133, SB 1403, SB 1484, SB 1900, 88th R.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
06/06/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott signs 8 public safety bills into law to protect Texans (HB 16, HB 28, HB 1442, HB 2899, SB22, SB 840, SB 1004, SB 224, 88th R.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
05/31/2023 (88th 1st C.S.) 88th 1st C.S. Governor Abbott statement on Texas House passing substantial property tax cuts (HB 1, HJR 1, 88th 1st C.S. Greg Abbott Press release
05/23/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott lowers flags, calls for statewide moment of silence on anniversary of Robb Elementary School shooting; Letter to Texas Department of Public Safety Director Colonel Steven C. McCraw, RE: Ordering Texas flags be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in memory of the victims, survivors, families, loved ones, and entire Uvalde community on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Robb Elementary School Greg Abbott Press release
05/22/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces SBA assistance for South Texas storms Greg Abbott Press release
05/19/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott requests SBA disaster declaration for April storms in South Texas; Letter to U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance Field Operations Center – West Tanya Garfield, RE: Request for a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA disaster loans for Hidalgo County Greg Abbott Press release
05/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott urges nation's governors to help combat border crisis; Letter to America's Governors, RE: Requesting to help support Texas' unprecedented border security efforts Greg Abbott Press release
05/10/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces counties added to Winter Storm Mara federal disaster declaration (approval of Anderson, Falls, Gillespie, Hopkins, Kerr, Kimble, Limestone, and Red River Counties) Greg Abbott Press release
05/08/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott deploys new Texas tactical border force Greg Abbott Press release
05/01/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott advises Chicago Mayor call on President Biden to address migrant crisis; Letter to City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, RE: Advising the mayor to call on President Biden to address the migrant crisis Greg Abbott Press release
04/22/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. President Biden partially approves Governor Abbott's request for major disaster declaration (approval for Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Hays, Henderson, Kendall, Lee, Leon, Milam, Robertson, Travis, and Williamson Counties) (Winter Storm Mara) Greg Abbott Press release
03/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott denounces ESG standards harmful to U.S. energy sector; Letter to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., RE: Denouncing the Biden Administration's efforts to force environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) standards upon America's investment funds Greg Abbott Press release
03/15/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces support for Texas CHIPS Act Greg Abbott Press release
02/24/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott, TEA release teacher vacancy recommendations; Developing a thriving teacher workforce in Texas: Teacher Vacancy Task Force final report Greg Abbott Press release
02/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Emergency item: Fight the fentanyl crisis Greg Abbott Press release
02/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Emergency item: Secure the border Greg Abbott Press release
02/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Emergency item: End revolving door bail Greg Abbott Press release
02/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Emergency item: School safety Greg Abbott Press release
02/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Emergency item: Education freedom Greg Abbott Press release
02/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Emergency item: End COVID restrictions forever Greg Abbott Press release
02/16/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Emergency item: Cut property taxes Greg Abbott Press release
02/13/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott releases Texas Music Industry Economic Impact Report; The 2023 economic impact of music in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
02/09/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. The Governor's Committee to Support the Military releases 2022 report; Governor's Committee to Support the Military, 2022 report Greg Abbott Press release
02/06/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott announces statewide plan banning use of TikTok; Model security plan for prohibited technologies (Version 1.0) Greg Abbott Press release
01/25/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott signs historic infrastructure agreement with U.S. military; Proclamation for the Statewide Intergovernmental Support Agreements for road maintenance services between the State of Texas and the United States Military Greg Abbott Press release
01/19/2023 (88th R.S.) 88th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC unveil new 'Stop Human Trafficking' specialty license plate Greg Abbott Press release
12/20/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott demands federal border action ahead of polar vortex; Letter to President Joseph R. Biden Jr., RE: Demanding the President immediately deploy federal assets to address the dire border crisis, particularly in the City of El Paso, as a dangerously cold polar vortex moves into Texas Greg Abbott Press release
10/27/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Phelan, Senate Finance, House Appropriations Committee chairs announce additional $874.6 million for public safety initiatives; Budget execution order (school safety initiatives, new elementary school in Uvalde, border security initiatives (Operation Lone Star), COVID-19 response expenses) Greg Abbott Press release
09/20/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott directs state agencies to ramp up anti-fentanyl efforts; Letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike H. Morath, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Colonel Steven C. McCraw, Texas Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner Cecile Young, Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Jaime Masters, Texas Juvenile Justice Department Interim Executive Director Shandra Carter, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Dr. Harrison Keller, Texas Workforce Commission Executive Director Ed Serna, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Brian Collier, RE: Directing each agency to outline statutory changes, budget priorities, and other initiatives that will enhance the state's ability to interdict fentanyl, provide emergency overdose treatment, and expand substance abuse treatment programs Greg Abbott Press release
09/13/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott requests federal assistance after North Texas flooding; Letter to U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance Field Operations Center – West Director Tayna Garfield, RE: Requesting the U.S. Small Business Administration to make a disaster declaration to provide SBA Disaster Loans for Dallas County in response to severe storms and flooding that occurred on August 22, 2022, through August 25, 2022 Greg Abbott Press release
08/28/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces new initiatives to combat opioid crisis at Montgomery County 2022 Overdose Awareness event; Proclaiming August 31, 2022, to be Overdose Awareness Day Greg Abbott Press release
08/23/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDI announce emergency rule to protect Weston policyholders; Texas Windstorm Insurance Association emergency rules, 28 TAC §35.4. Catastrophe Insurance Coverage Greg Abbott Press release
08/12/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation honoring the 75th anniversary of India Independence Day; 75th Anniversary of India Independence Day, August 15, 2022 Greg Abbott Press release
07/06/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces $114.1 billion economic impact of military installations in Texas; Texas Military Preparedness Commission biennial report, 2021-2022 Greg Abbott Press release
06/29/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott expands border security operations (creating Texas Department of Public Safety strike teams, establishing new vehicle inspection checkpoints targeting semi-trucks, and the deployment of additional resources from the Texas Military Department) Greg Abbott Press release
06/28/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Phelan, Senate Finance, House Appropriations Committee Chairs announce additional $105.5 million for school safety, mental health initiatives; Budget execution order (mental health and school safety initiatives) Greg Abbott Press release
05/20/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott activates Joint Border Security Operations Center in preparation for mass migrant influx as Biden ends Title 42 expulsions Greg Abbott Press release
04/29/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, Texas state leadership approve $495.3 million in additional funding for Operation Lone Star, border security operations; Letter to Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Executive Director Bryan Collier, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Colonel Steven McCraw, Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) Commissioner Cecile Young, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Deputy Executive Director, Chief of Staff Matt Chaplin, and Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) Executive Director Camile Cain, RE: Approval of requests to transfer $495.3 million in General Revenue funds to the Trusteed Programs within the Office of the Governor Strategy A.1.1., Disaster Funds, to support the deployment of the National Guard ($465.3 million) and to support border operations in other state agencies ($30 million) (signed by Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, Senator Joan Huffman, and Representative Greg Bonnen) Greg Abbott Press release
04/06/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott takes aggressive action to secure the border as President Biden ends Title 42 expulsions; Letter to Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief W. Nim Kidd, RE: Directing the Texas Division of Emergency Management to begin coordinating the voluntary transportation, to Washington, D.C. and other locations outside the State of Texas, of migrants released from federal custody; Letter to Texas Department of Public Safety Director Colonel Steven C. McCraw, RE: Directing the Department of Public Safety to conduct enhanced safety inspections of vehicles as they cross international ports of entry into Texas Greg Abbott Press release
03/29/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TEA announce funding adjustment for Texas public schools to sustain in-person instruction Greg Abbott Press release
03/18/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott issues disaster declaration, provides update on state's response to wildfire activity in Texas; Certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Brooks, Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Grayson, Mason, Potter, Randall, Reynolds, and Williamson counties and declaring a state of disaster; Letter to Eastland County Judge Rex Fields, RE: Approving request to lower the flags of the State of Texas and the United States in Eastland County to half-staff in honor of Deputy Barbara Fenley Greg Abbott Press release
03/09/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces statewide day of prayer for Ukraine, special lighting of Texas Governor's Mansion; Proclaiming March 13, 2022, to be A Day of Prayer for Ukraine Greg Abbott Press release
03/07/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces adoption of new rules to defund municipalities that defund police (1 TAC §§ 3.9401-3.9407) Greg Abbott Press release
03/04/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, DPS, Texas National Guard mark one year anniversary of Operation Lone Star Greg Abbott Press release
03/02/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott posthumously awards Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to two service members Greg Abbott Press release
02/08/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott petitions Fifth Circuit to keep spent nuclear fuel out of the Permian Basin; State of Texas, et al. v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Brief for state petitioners (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, No. 21-60743) Greg Abbott Press release
02/08/2022 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott fights Biden's National Guard vaccine mandate in federal court; Governor Greg Abbott and Governor Mike Dunleavy v. Joseph R. Biden, et al., Governor Abbott's motion for preliminary injunction (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, No. 6:22-cv-00003) Greg Abbott Press release
11/15/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott challenges OSHA's COVID-19 vaccine mandate; Petition for review, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Greg Abbott Press release
10/19/2021 (87th 3rd C.S.) 87th 3rd C.S. Governor Abbott statement on third special session Greg Abbott Press release
10/06/2021 (87th 3rd C.S.) 87th 3rd C.S. Governor Abbott, state governors outline 10-point plan to combat border crisis Greg Abbott Press release
09/10/2021 (87th 3rd C.S.) 87th 3rd C.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation marking 20th anniversary of 9/11; Patriot Day, September 11, 2021 Greg Abbott Press release
09/07/2021 (87th 3rd C.S.) 87th 3rd C.S. Governor Abbott announces third special session date and agenda Greg Abbott Press release
09/01/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Over 600 new laws go into effect today in state of Texas Greg Abbott Press release
08/13/2021 (87th 2nd C.S.) 87th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation celebrating 75 years of Indian independence; Indian Independence Day, August 15, 2021 Greg Abbott Press release
08/11/2021 (87th 2nd C.S.) 87th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott receives response from DFPS [Department of Family and Protective Services] regarding whether genital mutilation through reassignment surgery constitutes child abuse; Letter to Governor Greg Abbott from Commissioner Jaime Masters, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Greg Abbott Press release
08/09/2021 (87th 2nd C.S.) 87th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott takes action to mitigate rise in COVID-19 cases in Texas; Letter to the Texas Hospital Association, RE: Asking Texas hospitals to take steps to ensure the availability of adequate hospital capacity to care for COVID-10 patients; Letter to the Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Medical Association, RE: Asking for assistance to step up efforts to increase vaccinations and make make additional COVID-19 Antibody Infusion Centers available across Texas Greg Abbott Press release
08/06/2021 (87th 2nd C.S.) 87th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Phelan, Senate Finance, House Appropriations committee chairs announce additional month of funding for Texas Legislature Greg Abbott Press release
08/05/2021 (87th 2nd C.S.) 87th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott announces second special session date & agenda Greg Abbott Press release
07/29/2021 (87th 1st C.S.) 87th 1st C.S. Governor Abbott joins pro-life amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court; Brief of Governor Henry McMaster and eleven additional governors as amici curiae in support of petitioners, Thomas E. Dobbs, M.D., in his official capacity as State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al., v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, on behalf of itself and its patients, et al., Supreme Court of the United States, No. 19-1392, July 29, 2021 (Mississippi abortion law) Greg Abbott Press release
07/21/2021 (87th 1st C.S.) 87th 1st C.S. Governor Abbott ceremonially signs anti-fentanyl legislation into law in Houston (SB 768) Greg Abbott Press release
07/20/2021 (87th 1st C.S.) 87th 1st C.S. Governor Abbott files U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in support of Second Amendment rights; Brief for the Governor of Texas as amicus curiae in support of petitioners, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., et al., v. Kevin P. Bruen, in his official capacity as Superintendent of New York State Police, et al., Supreme Court of the United States, No. 20-843, July 20, 2021 Greg Abbott Press release
07/12/2021 (87th 1st C.S.) 87th 1st C.S. ERCOT [Electric Reliability Council of Texas] responds to Governor Abbott's directives to improve electric grid reliability; ERCOT letter to Governor Greg Abbott, July 8, 2021 Greg Abbott Press release
07/10/2021 (87th 1st C.S.) 87th 1st C.S. Governor Abbott hosts border security roundtable with border sheriffs at State Capitol Greg Abbott Press release
07/07/2021 (87th 1st C.S.) 87th 1st C.S. Governor Abbott announces special session agenda Greg Abbott Press release
06/30/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott hosts 45th President Donald J. Trump for border security briefing, border wall tour in Rio Grande Valley Greg Abbott Press release
06/28/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott allocates additional $94.6M emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education Greg Abbott Press release
06/17/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott signs Second Amendment legislation into law (SB 19, SB 20, SB 550, HB 957, HB 1500, HB 1927, and HB 2622) Greg Abbott Press release
06/16/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces border wall construction strategy Greg Abbott Press release
06/16/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott signs HB 3257 into law, creating the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission Greg Abbott Press release
06/10/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott hosts border security summit, announces comprehensive border security plan to crack down on unlawful border crossings Greg Abbott Press release
06/08/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott signs ERCOT [Electric Reliability Council of Texas] reforms, power grid weatherization legislation into law (SB 2, SB 3) Greg Abbott Press release
06/01/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce additional food benefits for Texas WIC [Women, Infants and Children] families this summer Greg Abbott Press release
06/01/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott signs back the blue legislation (HB 9, HB 1900, HB 2366, SB 23) Greg Abbott Press release
05/31/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott statement on 87th legislative session Greg Abbott Press release
05/27/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott highlights Texas' efforts to crack down on fentanyl (SB 768) Greg Abbott Press release
05/20/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $2.5 billion in pandemic food benefits for Texas families, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program [P-EBT] Greg Abbott Press release
05/17/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces end to federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits Greg Abbott Press release
05/14/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
05/13/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott receives Texas Military Value Task Force 2021 report Greg Abbott Press release
04/28/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Phelan announce $11.2 billion in new funding for Texas public schools Greg Abbott Press release
04/20/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces 24 participating counties in eighth week of Save Our Seniors COVID-19 vaccine initiative Greg Abbott Press release
04/14/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces 35 participating counties for seventh week of Save Our Seniors initiative Greg Abbott Press release
04/06/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott issues statement of support for Damon Allen Act (bail system) Greg Abbott Press release
04/06/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces 46 participating counties for sixth week of Save Our Seniors initiative Greg Abbott Press release
03/30/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces 35 participating counties for fifth week of Save Our Seniors initiative Greg Abbott Press release
03/29/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott holds press conference on broadband access legislation (with Speaker Dade Phelan, Representative Trent Ashby, and Hamshire-Fannett ISD Superintendent Dwaine Augustine) Greg Abbott Press release
03/26/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces ten million COVID-19 vaccines administered in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
03/25/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces outreach partnership to increase COVID-19 vaccinations among seniors Greg Abbott Press release
03/23/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces fourth week of Save Our Seniors initiative in 25 counties Greg Abbott Press release
03/22/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott hosts small business roundtable to discuss COVID-19 liability legislation (with Senator Kelly Hancock and Representative Jeff Leach) Greg Abbott Press release
03/17/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces expansion of Operation Lone Star to include anti-human trafficking efforts Greg Abbott Press release
03/16/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces third week of Save Our Seniors initiative in 28 counties Greg Abbott Press release
03/09/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on state response to humanitarian crisis at southern border Greg Abbott Press release
03/09/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces 34 counties participating in second week of Save Our Seniors initiative Greg Abbott Press release
03/06/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, DPS [Texas Department of Public Safety] launch "Operation Lone Star" to address crisis at southern border Greg Abbott Press release
03/05/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott supports bill protecting Texans from wrongful social media censorship (with Senator Bryan Hughes) Greg Abbott Press release
03/04/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. State leadership announces funding for Texas school systems to support in-person instruction; SY [school year] 20-21 attendance and enrollment FAQ (Texas Education Agency) Greg Abbott Press release
03/03/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces USDA [United States Department of Agriculture] disaster designation for 23 counties Greg Abbott Press release
03/03/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Texas businesses praise Governor Abbott's Executive Order opening Texas 100 percent Greg Abbott Press release
03/02/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] request addition of 32 counties for major disaster declaration Greg Abbott Press release
03/02/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott lifts mask mandate, opens Texas 100 percent Greg Abbott Press release
03/01/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] launch first week of Save Our Seniors initiative in 26 counties Greg Abbott Press release
02/26/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] approval of additional 18 Texas counties for major disaster declaration Greg Abbott Press release
02/25/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces "Save Our Seniors" initiative to vaccinate homebound seniors in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
02/25/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] launch call center to assist Texans with Texas individual assistance reporting tool Greg Abbott Press release
02/25/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] request addition of 54 counties for major disaster declaration Greg Abbott Press release
02/24/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDHCA [Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs] extend housing tax credit application deadline Greg Abbott Press release
02/24/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDLR [Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation] issue temporary waiver to increase fuel supply in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
02/24/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce federal approval for automatic SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefit replacements for 66 disaster counties Greg Abbott Press release
02/23/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TSBPE [Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners] announce additional 500 licensees to assist Texans with plumbing repairs Greg Abbott Press release
02/23/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott statement on resignation of ERCOT [Electric Reliability Council of Texas] leadership Greg Abbott Press release
02/22/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces approval of additional 31 counties for major disaster declaration Greg Abbott Press release
02/21/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce federal approval allowing SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] clients to purchase hot foods Greg Abbott Press release
02/21/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott gives update on state efforts to provide water, resources across Texas Greg Abbott Press release
02/20/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. White House partially approves Governor Abbott's request for a major disaster declaration Greg Abbott Press release
02/20/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] issue temporary waivers to cover overtime payments for meat inspectors Greg Abbott Press release
02/20/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to allow trucks from alcohol industry to deliver grocery supplies Greg Abbott Press release
02/20/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain regulations for qualified plumber's apprentices Greg Abbott Press release
02/20/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott holds emergency meeting with Legislature to address spike in Texas energy bills Greg Abbott Press release
02/20/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott convenes emergency meeting to address spike in Texas energy bills Greg Abbott Press release
02/20/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces EPA [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] approval of waivers to expedite fuel to Texas communities; letter from Jane T. Nishida, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to Governor Abbott, Re: Texas fuel waiver request Greg Abbott Press release
02/19/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on winter weather response Greg Abbott Press release
02/19/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott requests USDA disaster designation in response to winter weather impact; letter to The Honorable Kevin Shea, Acting Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture Greg Abbott Press release
02/19/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] urge Texans to submit self reporting damage survey Greg Abbott Press release
02/19/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce federal approval for SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefit replacements due to winter storm Greg Abbott Press release
02/19/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott holds call with representatives from oil and gas refinery industry Greg Abbott Press release
02/19/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott holds call with Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners Greg Abbott Press release
02/19/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] suspend regulations to help provide meals to Texas families Greg Abbott Press release
02/19/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] waive certain regulations to support care facilities' response to winter weather Greg Abbott Press release
02/18/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to help deliver resources to Texas families Greg Abbott Press release
02/18/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott declares power system winterization, related funding as emergency items, provides update on winter weather response Greg Abbott Press release
02/17/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott gives update on state response to severe winter weather, power outages (discusses Governor's order to natural gas producers) Greg Abbott Press release
02/16/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott declares ERCOT [Electric Reliability Council of Texas] reform an emergency item Greg Abbott Press release
02/15/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott sends additional resources to local officials throughout Texas Greg Abbott Press release
02/14/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces approval of federal emergency declaration for severe winter weather Greg Abbott Press release
02/13/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on severe winter weather impacting Texas Greg Abbott Press release
02/09/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. The Governor's Committee to Support the Military releases 2020 report Greg Abbott Press release
02/09/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDHCA [Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs] announce statewide COVID-19 rental relief program Greg Abbott Press release
01/28/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, TEA [Texas Education Agency] open grant applications for students with cognitive disabilities impacted by COVID-19 Greg Abbott Press release
01/28/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott holds roundtable discussion in Odessa, signs Executive Order to protect energy industry from federal overreach Greg Abbott Press release
01/28/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation recognizing January 28th as Sexual Assault Survivors Day in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
01/25/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott, Nexstar Inc. announce live statewide telecast of 2021 "State of the State" address Greg Abbott Press release
01/21/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott hosts roundtable discussion in Austin on law enforcement, public safety priorities Greg Abbott Press release
01/19/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Governor Abbott hosts roundtable discussion, provides COVID-19 vaccine update with Houston healthcare professionals Greg Abbott Press release
01/14/2021 (87th R.S.) 87th R.S. Texas first state to administer 1 million COVID-19 vaccines Greg Abbott Press release
01/11/2021 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott tours Arlington mass vaccination site, provides update on COVID-19 vaccine efforts Greg Abbott Press release
12/28/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] encourage nursing facilities to take advantage of COVID-19 treatments; letter from DSHS Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, to nursing facility administrators, December 27, 2020 Greg Abbott Press release
12/21/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Texas Capitol to reopen January 4th Greg Abbott Press release
12/18/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, FDA [Food and Drug Administration] Commissioner, CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] Director hold call with Texas hospitals to discuss COVID-19 therapeutics Greg Abbott Press release
12/17/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
12/11/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. State of Texas activates federal COVID-19 vaccination program for long-term care staff, residents Greg Abbott Press release
12/09/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces approval of major disaster declaration for Hurricane Laura Greg Abbott Press release
12/07/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] launch COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program for front line workers of small businesses Greg Abbott Press release
12/02/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution for month of December Greg Abbott Press release
11/23/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] announce COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan Greg Abbott Press release
11/19/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on bamlanivimab distribution to hospitals across Texas (COVID-19 antibody therapy) Greg Abbott Press release
11/18/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TEA [Texas Education Agency], TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce $420 million reimbursement program for Texas schools to continue supporting remote learning during COVID-19 Greg Abbott Press release
11/13/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] announce distribution of COVID-19 antibody therapy to hospitals across Texas Greg Abbott Press release
11/10/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues statement on Texas House Speaker race (Representative Dade Phelan) Greg Abbott Press release
11/10/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. State of Texas prepared to swiftly distribute COVID-19 treatments becoming available Greg Abbott Press release
11/05/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces partnership with CyberStart America to promote cybersecurity career track for Texas high school students Greg Abbott Press release
11/02/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor's Broadband Development Council issues first report to Texas Legislature Greg Abbott Press release
10/30/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Sexual Assault Survivors' Task Force issues first biennial report to Texas Legislature Greg Abbott Press release
10/29/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TEA [Texas Education Agency] issue report showing teacher pay raises for 2019-2020 school year; report Greg Abbott Press release
10/22/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces Mexico fulfillment of water delivery obligations under 1944 Water Treaty Greg Abbott Press release
10/21/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TEA [Texas Education Agency] establish targeted education funds for families of students with cognitive disabilities Greg Abbott Press release
10/14/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TEA [Texas Education Agency], TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program for Texas school systems Greg Abbott Press release
10/14/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott celebrates Texas being ranked best state for business for eighth consecutive time Greg Abbott Press release
10/07/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott encourages health care providers to enroll in DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] Immunization Program in preparation for COVID-19 vaccine Greg Abbott Press release
10/07/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order to open bars in qualifying counties Greg Abbott Press release
10/02/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $3.5 million for nursing facility safety projects Greg Abbott Press release
09/25/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces over $171 million in CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act funding for rental assistance, Texas Eviction Diversion Program Greg Abbott Press release
09/17/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
09/15/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
09/14/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Attorney General Paxton issue statement on withdrawal of Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation Greg Abbott Press release
08/21/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott statement on federal approval for Lost Wages Assistance funds Greg Abbott Press release
08/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces procurement of over 1 million devices, WiFi hotspots through Operation Connectivity Greg Abbott Press release
08/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott directs TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] to apply for federal Lost Wage Assistance funds Greg Abbott Press release
08/18/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen announce legislative proposal on police funding Greg Abbott Press release
08/04/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on PPE [personal protective equipment] distribution to Texas schools Greg Abbott Press release
07/31/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Chairman Taylor, Chairman Huberty release statement on school re-openings Greg Abbott Press release
07/30/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] extend flexibilities for Medicaid, CHIP [Children's Health Insurance Program] providers during COVID-19 response Greg Abbott Press release
07/27/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives grade promotion requirements for 2020-2021 STAAR testing Greg Abbott Press release
07/22/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces additional $118 million in federal funding to support Texas higher education Greg Abbott Press release
07/17/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Senate Finance, House Appropriations Committee Chairs announce eLearning funding for Texas students Greg Abbott Press release
07/09/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation expanding hospital capacity in 11 trauma service areas Greg Abbott Press release
07/08/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) Greg Abbott Press release
07/02/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce extension of emergency SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits during COVID-19 pandemic Greg Abbott Press release
07/02/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] secure $2.67 billion in federal funding for Texas hospitals Greg Abbott Press release
06/30/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $9 million for nursing facility infection control projects to prevent COVID-19 Greg Abbott Press release
06/30/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation to expand hospital capacity in four additional Texas counties Greg Abbott Press release
06/29/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] extend deadline for pandemic food benefits for families affected by COVID-19 school closures, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program [P-EBT] Greg Abbott Press release
06/26/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott secures extension of federally-supported COVID-19 testing sites in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
06/26/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott takes executive action to contain spread of COVID-19 Greg Abbott Press release
06/25/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces temporary pause of additional reopening phases Greg Abbott Press release
06/25/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order expanding hospital capacity Greg Abbott Press release
06/23/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] distribute additional cases of antiviral drug remdesivir across Texas Greg Abbott Press release
06/23/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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 Greg Abbott Press release
06/22/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces $123.6 billion economic impact of military bases in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
06/16/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Doctor John Zerwas provide update on Texas' hospital capacity; Texas hospital bed capacity (presentation) Greg Abbott Press release
06/08/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce expanded testing in underserved communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 Greg Abbott Press release
06/04/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce extension of emergency SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits during COVID-19 pandemic Greg Abbott Press release
06/03/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces phase III to open Texas Greg Abbott Press release
05/27/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 surge response in Amarillo; Amarillo COVID-19 trends Greg Abbott Press release
05/27/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $3.6 million to connect nursing facility residents and families Greg Abbott Press release
05/26/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces additional services and activities that can open under phase II Greg Abbott Press release
05/22/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces extensions to payment deadlines for certain employers (Texas Workers Compensation unemployment benefits) Greg Abbott Press release
05/21/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott directs HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] to expand COVID-19 testing to all state hospitals, state supported living centers Greg Abbott Press release
05/21/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DPS [Texas Department of Public Safety] announce limited reopening of driver license offices Greg Abbott Press release
05/21/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, CVS Health announce 44 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
05/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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 Greg Abbott Press release
05/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives late fees for TABC [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission] license and permit renewals Greg Abbott Press release
05/19/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott urges local governments against increasing property taxes for Texans; Letter to Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation Greg Abbott Press release
05/18/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces phase two to open Texas Greg Abbott Press release
05/16/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott releases statement, provides details on increased cases in Amarillo (meat processing plants) Greg Abbott Press release
05/15/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce partnership with local fire departments to expand testing in nursing homes Greg Abbott Press release
05/14/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $3 million for family and domestic violence prevention services Greg Abbott Press release
05/13/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce extension of federally-supported community-based testing sites in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
05/13/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard launch disinfection mission for nursing facilities Greg Abbott Press release
05/13/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives license renewal late fees for certain occupational licenses in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
05/12/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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 (with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Dennis Bonnen) Greg Abbott Press release
05/12/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce over $1 billion in pandemic food benefits for Texas families, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program [P-EBT] Greg Abbott Press release
05/11/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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 Greg Abbott Press release
05/11/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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 (with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senator Jane Nelson, Representative Giovanni Capriglione, Senator Juan Hinojosa, and Representative Oscar Longoria) Greg Abbott Press release
05/08/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TEA [Texas Education Agency], Dallas ISD launch Operation Connectivity statewide Greg Abbott Press release
05/07/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott modifies COVID-19 Executive Orders to eliminate confinement as a punishment Greg Abbott Press release
05/05/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
04/29/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces new TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] guidance for unemployment claimants Greg Abbott Press release
04/29/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service announce free online training for child care providers during COVID-19 response Greg Abbott Press release
04/29/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
04/28/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott appeals FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] denial of major disaster declaration for North Texas tornadoes Greg Abbott Press release
04/27/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces phase one to open Texas, establishes statewide minimum standard health protocols Greg Abbott Press release
04/24/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management], DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] announce statewide COVID-19 test collection online map Greg Abbott Press release
04/24/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDHCA [Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs] secure financial housing assistance Greg Abbott Press release
04/23/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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 Greg Abbott Press release
04/23/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $54 million to support older Texans during COVID-19 pandemic Greg Abbott Press release
04/22/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain restrictions on financial assistance from Texas College Work-Study program Greg Abbott Press release
04/22/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott temporarily waives certain testing requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Greg Abbott Press release
04/21/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
04/21/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on job openings in Texas, resources for Texans seeking employment; Texas job openings (presentation) Greg Abbott Press release
04/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard announce COVID-19 mobile testing sites Greg Abbott Press release
04/17/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order establishing Strike Force To Open Texas (summary of Executive Orders GA-15, GA-16, and GA-17) Greg Abbott Press release
04/15/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Harris County Judge Hidalgo joint statement on new Walgreens testing sites Greg Abbott Press release
04/15/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces $38 million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments Greg Abbott Press release
04/13/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund announce $50 million in loans for Texas small businesses Greg Abbott Press release
04/11/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott eases regulations on physicians-in-training to increase health care capacity in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
04/10/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 in Texas, announces frontline child care website for essential workers; COVID-19 in Texas (presentation) Greg Abbott Press release
04/09/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce emergency rule to increase supply of direct care providers in nursing facilities Greg Abbott Press release
04/09/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives regulations, expands telehealth options Greg Abbott Press release
04/08/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott temporarily suspends certain statutes to allow for appearance before notary public via videoconference Greg Abbott Press release
04/08/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces emergency waiver of federal match requirement for victims services grant recipients Greg Abbott Press release
04/08/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces Texas Military Department, Prestige Ameritech partnership to increase mask production Greg Abbott Press release
04/08/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHS [Texas Health and Human Services] announce federal approval of emergency SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits Greg Abbott Press release
04/07/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain pharmacy regulations to increase workforce capabilities Greg Abbott Press release
04/07/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce emergency rule to allow off-site outpatient ESRD [End Stage Renal Disease] facilities Greg Abbott Press release
04/07/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces temporary closure of state parks and historic sites Greg Abbott Press release
04/06/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces incoming shipments of PPE [personal protective equipment], provides update on distribution in Texas; Texas personal protective equipment [PPE] update (presentation) Greg Abbott Press release
04/06/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces Care.com initiative to increase in-home child care access for frontline workers Greg Abbott Press release
04/05/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to expand health care workforce during COVID-19 response Greg Abbott Press release
04/04/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott holds call with Anthony Fauci, MD, of White House Coronavirus Task Force Greg Abbott Press release
04/03/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on state's robust hospital capacity; Texas hospital bed capacity (presentation) Greg Abbott Press release
04/02/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott suspends regulations to increase EMS [Emergency Medical Services], first responder workforce Greg Abbott Press release
04/01/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDHCA [Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs] take initial action to secure financial housing assistance Greg Abbott Press release
04/01/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces federal stimulus package to help Texans affected by COVID-19 (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation fund) Greg Abbott Press release
03/31/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces comfort food care packages for Texas youth and families Greg Abbott Press release
03/31/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order, implements statewide essential services and activities protocols (summary of Executive Order GA-14) Greg Abbott Press release
03/30/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces approval of 1135 Medicaid waiver (Texas Health and Human Services Commission) Greg Abbott Press release
03/30/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives COVID-19 medical cost-sharing for public safety employees Greg Abbott Press release
03/29/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
03/29/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] request of Section 1135 waiver to support health care workforce in Medicaid program Greg Abbott Press release
03/28/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott removes licensing barriers for Advance Practice Registered Nurses Greg Abbott Press release
03/28/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain licensing regulations for pharmacists, technicians Greg Abbott Press release
03/27/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces National Guard deployment in support of COVID-19 response Greg Abbott Press release
03/27/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces new processes to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers (Texas Workforce Commission) Greg Abbott Press release
03/26/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
03/26/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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 Greg Abbott Press release
03/26/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] request of 1135 Medicaid waiver Greg Abbott Press release
03/25/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain licensing renewal regulations, fees for nurses (Texas Board of Nursing) Greg Abbott Press release
03/25/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott takes action to expand Texas hospital capacity (Texas Health and Human Services Commission, hospital licensing) Greg Abbott Press release
03/25/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces approval of major disaster declaration Greg Abbott Press release
03/25/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
03/24/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott authorizes restaurants to sell bulk retail product from distributors to the public Greg Abbott Press release
03/24/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
03/23/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces distribution of federal funding for COVID-19 response ($36.9 million from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC) Greg Abbott Press release
03/22/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order increasing hospital capacity, announces supply chain strike force for COVID-19 response (summary of Executive Order GA-09) Greg Abbott Press release
03/21/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott takes action to expand nursing workforce Greg Abbott Press release
03/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives regulations to support pharmacy operations, allow telephonic consultations Greg Abbott Press release
03/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott allows event permit refunds for businesses affected by COVID-19 cancellations (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code) Greg Abbott Press release
03/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. 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 Greg Abbott Press release
03/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues statement on Texas Supreme Court temporary suspension of residential eviction proceedings Greg Abbott Press release
03/20/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives health care fees for incarcerated Texans in TDCJ [Texas Department of Criminal Justice] facilities Greg Abbott Press release
03/19/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders in accordance with federal guidelines to mitigate spread of COVID-19 in Texas (summary of Executive Order GA-08 and declaration of public health disaster) Greg Abbott Press release
03/18/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces temporary closure of driver license offices (Texas Department of Public Safety) Greg Abbott Press release
03/18/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to allow delivery of alcohol from restaurants and to support hospitality industry (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) Greg Abbott Press release
03/18/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DPS [Texas Department of Public Safety] waive expiration dates for driver licenses Greg Abbott Press release
03/17/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] waives certain requirements for unemployment benefits services Greg Abbott Press release
03/17/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott holds video call with state hospitals to discuss care capacities for COVID-19 (waiver for hospitals to increase unused bed capacity) Greg Abbott Press release
03/17/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain regulations for telemedicine care in Texas (Texas Department of Insurance) Greg Abbott Press release
03/16/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain vehicle registration, titling, and parking placard regulations in Texas (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles) Greg Abbott Press release
03/16/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott allows virtual and telephonic open meetings to maintain government transparency (Office of the Attorney General) Greg Abbott Press release
03/16/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives STAAR testing requirements (Texas Education Agency) Greg Abbott Press release
03/15/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives regulations to ensure students in work-study programs receive critical funding during school closures Greg Abbott Press release
03/15/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives laws to allow trucks from alcohol industry to deliver grocery supplies (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) Greg Abbott Press release
03/14/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott fast-tracks licensing for out-of-state medical professionals (Texas Medical Board and Texas Board of Nursing) Greg Abbott Press release
03/14/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain state trucking regulations to expedite delivery of resources around Texas (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles) Greg Abbott Press release
03/13/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott holds press conference on coronavirus, declares state of disaster for all Texas counties Greg Abbott Press release
03/11/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DSHS Commissioner Hellerstedt urge Texans to take preventative measures against coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott Press release
02/13/2020 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott charges Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative with continued transformation of workforce development; Tri-Agency 2020: empowering all Texans to reach their full potential Greg Abbott Press release
09/12/2019 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott releases Texas safety action report Greg Abbott Press release
08/27/2019 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott releases report highlighting progress on school safety initiatives in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
08/24/2019 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott commemorates Hurricane Harvey anniversary in Fulton, TX (ceremonial bill signing of SB 6 and HB 6, 86th R.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
08/21/2019 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott holds ceremonial bill signing establishing College of Medicine at University of Houston (HB 826, 86th R.S.) Greg Abbott Press release
08/19/2019 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces Texas Safety Commission Greg Abbott Press release
08/14/2019 (86th R.S.) 86th R.S. Governor Abbott forms Domestic Terrorism Task Force in the wake of El Paso shooting Greg Abbott Press release
10/23/2018 (85th R.S.) 85th R.S. Governor Abbott announces 2018 Texas Women's Hall of Fame honorees (including Former First Lady Laura Bush, Senator Judith Zaffirini) Greg Abbott Press release
08/07/2018 (85th R.S.) 85th R.S. Governor Abbott announces "Damon Allen Act": unveils proposals to reform bail system in Texas Greg Abbott Press release
03/09/2017 (85th R.S.) 85th R.S. 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 Greg Abbott Press release
02/17/2017 (85th R.S.) 85th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
10/12/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
09/21/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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 Greg Abbott Press release
07/18/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. Governor Abbott announces Police Protection Act Greg Abbott Press release
07/12/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
06/11/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
06/01/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. Governor Abbott, Comptroller Hegar issue guidance to state agencies on employee leave; Memo to state agency heads re: New emergency leave policy Greg Abbott Press release
04/25/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
04/04/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
03/19/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
03/07/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. Governor Abbott establishes Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative Greg Abbott Press release
02/10/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. Governor Abbott announces launch of Governor's University Research Initiative Greg Abbott Press release
02/09/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
02/05/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
02/03/2016 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
12/15/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. Governor Abbott takes action to combat illegal border crossings (border security/immigration) Greg Abbott Press release
11/25/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
10/16/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. Governor Abbott releases Texas homeland security strategic plan 2015-2020 Greg Abbott Press release
09/08/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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 Greg Abbott Press release
08/04/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
07/02/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. Texas reaches agreement on Deep Water Horizon case (BP Exploration and Production Inc. oil spill settlement) Greg Abbott Press release
06/06/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
05/30/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
05/12/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
05/08/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
04/30/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
04/22/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
03/23/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. 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) Greg Abbott Press release
01/29/2015 (84th R.S.) 84th R.S. Governor Abbott proposes to eliminate Emerging Technology Fund; establish new University Research Initiative Greg Abbott Press release