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Texas Moving Forward on Assisting Veterans

By Governor Rick Perry

The people who answer the call of our nation’s military are a rare breed ... people driven by devotion to their community and love of their country. They don’t swear the oath for personal enrichment or individual glory. They’re not looking for special treatment.

They’ve earned it, nonetheless.

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Gov. Perry calls southern border surge a 'national disaster'

Jun. 17, 2014 - 7:13 - Governor says the administration is 'not serious' about border security

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Gov. Rick Perry sounds off on the southern border chaos

Jun. 17, 2014 - 3:48 - Illegal immigrant children flooding into U.S.

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Perry hints at presidential run with GOP groups in Beaufort County

11/13/14
The State
Zach Murdock
BEAUFORT COUNTY, Sc. --- Texas Gov. Rick Perry drummed up local Republicans? support during two stops Wednesday in Beaufort County, but for what exactly, he has not said.

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Texas Leads Best States For Future Job Growth

11/12/14
Forbes
Kurt Badenhausen
Rick Perry ascended from Lieutenant Governor to Governor of Texas in December 2000 when then-governor George Bush resigned after being elected the 43rd President of the United States. Perry will retire in January with the tenth longest gubernatorial tenure in U.S. history. Perry made job creation one of his principle mantras, and he has overseen remarkable employment gains under his watch with 2.1 million jobs added during his tenure. The total represents 30% of the jobs added in the U.S. since 2000 and more than twice as many as any other state.

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Rick Perry goes to New Hampshire

11/12/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
Texas governor — soon to be ex-governor — Rick Perry (R) is heading to New Hampshire this weekend. News reports previewed what may become the core of a presidential campaign message:

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Rick Perry: 'You'll see me again'

11/12/14
Washington Examiner
Kelly Cohen
At a lunch in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Tuesday, the Republican Texas governor hinted at a 2016 presidential candidacy, according to remarks reported by the Sun News in South Carolina.

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Perry continues road trip with S.C. swing

11/12/14
Houston Chronicle
Patrick Svitek
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry spent Veterans Day in South Carolina, marking his second consecutive two-day swing through a state known to attract potential presidential candidates.

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ICYMI: Texas National Guard Arrives at Border in Support of Operation Strong Safety

09/10/14
AUSTIN – The Texas Military Forces (TMF) report the first group of Texas National Guard (TXNG) soldiers and airmen have arrived along the Texas-Mexico border to take up observational posts in support of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Operation Strong Safety.

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Gov. Perry Promotes Texas’ World-Class Business Climate in Beijing

09/09/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry spent his first full day in Beijing promoting Texas’ world-class business climate and economic opportunities at an Invest in Texas forum and in meetings with officials from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The governor is leading an economic development delegation of state and business leaders in Beijing before participating in the World Economic Forum in Tianjin later this week.

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Gov. Perry Helps Dedicate Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility

09/18/14
COLLEGE STATION – Gov. Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility, part of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (Texas A&M CIADM). This $91 million, state-of-the-art influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility, a partnership between Texas A&M University and GlaxoSmithKline, will help protect against infectious disease and the threat of bioterrorism.

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Gov. Perry Promotes Stronger Economic Ties between Texas and Japan

09/08/14
Gov. Perry is in Tokyo promoting stronger economic ties between Texas and Japan. Japan is already one of Texas' largest trading partners and Gov. Perry told members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan today there is room for that partnership to grow.

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Gov. Perry Presents Star of Texas Awards to Texas First Responders

09/03/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today presented the Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.

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