Eleven years ago today our very foundation was shaken, as terrorists attacked and killed thousands of innocent Americans in a brazen act of unimaginable terrorism.
Today we still live with the scars of those events – the loss of loved ones who went off to work on a seemingly normal Tuesday and never came home; the subsequent initiation of hostilities in Afghanistan and Iraq that have taken the lives and limbs of our best and brightest, and; a new reality of tighter security, and a better understanding of those who hate us and the acts of terrorism they are capable of perpetrating.
This September 11th, I am mindful of the sacrifice of so many. I think about firefighters and police officers who rushed into danger as others tried to flee. I think of young men and women who walked into recruiting centers and signed up for war. I think of families who are nervous every time the phone rings, or someone knocks on their door, wondering if the worst news imaginable is about to delivered.
America remains the greatest experiment in freedom the world has ever known. And it is because we are blessed with men and women who know freedom is not free, and are willing to bear its full cost.
Today, I hope you will join me in thinking about and praying for the victims of 9/11, and those who have paid the price in the War on Terror. And may we resolve to never allow such violence visit American soil again.
Labor Day in the Obama era is a painful reminder that far too many Americans have no jobs at all. Twenty-three million –as many people as live in Australia – are out of work or lacking full-time jobs in President Obama’s America.
Texas shows that strong conservative leadership can change that. In the month of July, Texas added 17,800 jobs. Between July 2011 and July 2012, Texas added 222,500 nonfarm jobs. For the last 67 months, the Texas unemployment rate has consistently been at or below the national unemployment rate.
Tonight, at 6:15 pm CDT, Governor Perry invites you to join him and several other Texas conservatives for a LIVE video conversation.
Governor Perry, the Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri and others will chat live on Google Hangout about the GOP convention, the November elections and the importance of all of this for Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry used his State of the State address to call for amending the Texas Constitution to allow the state to return tax money it collects but doesn't spend back to its citizens.
Perry told a joint session of the Legislature that he has "never bought into the notion that if you collect more, you need to spend more."
"Today, I'm calling for a mechanism to be put in place so when we do bring in more than we need, we'll have the option of returning tax money directly to the people who paid it," the governor said Tuesday. "Currently, that's not something our constitution allows. We need to fix that."
UTB President Juliet Garcia got a welcome surprise Tuesday when she heard Gov. Rick Perry urge the Texas Legislature to approve access to the Permanent University Fund for the yet-unnamed new University of Texas school in the Rio Grande Valley.
Gov. Rick Perry issued a firm response to President Barack Obama’s sweeping gun violence package moments after it was announced Wednesday, saying the proposal has little to do with curbing mass shootings and charged the left with using tragedy to propel its anti-gun agenda.
Gov. Rick Perry issued a proclamation declaring a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, to coincide with the Day of Mourning called by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy in memory of the 26 victims of last week's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Gov. Perry is also encouraging places of worship and buildings that are able to ring bells 26 times to honor each life that was lost.
Gov. Rick Perry outlined initiatives to strengthen the state's ban on abortions and strengthen standards of care for women seeking abortions. He was joined by Senator-elect Donna Campbell and pro-life groups at the Source Pregnancy Center in Houston.
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today made the following statement regarding the 2012 Presidential Election Results:
“The American people have given President Obama a chance to start over. He can take steps this time to govern responsibly. He can work with, not against, Republicans in Congress and governors around the nation. He can put an end to his reckless disregard for our rule of law and spare our nation another long, painful and expensive four years for American families, taxpayers and employers."
According to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), Texas saw the largest increase in employment of any state over the last month, with 38,000 jobs added in the Lone Star State. From August 2011 to August 2012, Texas added 259,500 jobs.