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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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Gov. Perry's Republican Party of Texas Convention Speech, June 5, 2014

It is great to be with the delegates of the Republican State Convention, the men and women who have turned Texas red.

Since 1998, every Republican candidate for statewide office has won election, a record no other state can equal. Your sweat and toil, your idealism and activism, have built the most enduring Republican majority in the nation.

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Rick Perry: 'Very Real Possibility' ISIS Terrorists Have Entered U.S. From Mexico

08/21/14
Talking Points Memo
Sahil Kapur
Texas Gov. Rick Perry warned a Washington, D.C. crowd that there's a "very real possibility" that terrorists from groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico.

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Texas Is A Real Model For Economic Opportunity

08/21/14
Investors.com
Vance Ginn
Few states provide an economic environment that allows everyone an opportunity to succeed as does Texas.

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Governor Perry Still Looks Strong

08/19/14
Real Clear Politics
Larry Kudlow
The so-called "abuse of power" indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not only not going to hurt him in the 2016 GOP sweepstakes but it might actually help him. I say that because Perry immediately fired back at the charges with no hesitation, labeling the indictment the partisan political ploy that it really is. And in terms of threatening to veto legislation that would have funded the state's Public Integrity Unit, run by Travis County district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, Perry held his Texas constitutional ground. In a number of TV appearances, Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.

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Perry’s indictment backfires

08/18/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has mastered a critical political skill: Take advantage of your opportunities. First on the border crisis and now on his own indictment, he has shown an uncanny ability to seize the national stage and convey his impressive leadership skills. He is also going a long way toward rebutting the notion that he is a swaggering, not very serious pol — the image that was affixed to him after his disastrous 2012 presidential run.

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Texas Chainsaw Prosecution

08/17/14
The Wall Street-Journal
Prosecutorial abuse for partisan purposes is common these days, and the latest display is taking place in the all-too-familiar venue of Austin, Texas. On Friday a Travis County prosecutor indicted Governor Rick Perry for the high crime of exercising his constitutional right to free speech and his legal power to veto legislation. Lest you think we oversimplify, read the two-count indictment. It's all of two pages. It charges Mr. Perry with abusing his office by "threatening to veto legislation that had been approved and authorized by the Legislature of the State of Texas to provide funding for the continued operation of the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney's office unless Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned from her official position as elected District Attorney."

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Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Regent Wallace Hall

08/11/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement in support of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Record High Texas High School Graduation Rates

August 5, 2014
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the latest on-time high school graduation rates released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The class of 2013 earned the highest-ever high school graduation rate for Texas students.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Congress’ Inability to Advance Border Security Legislation

07/31/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the failure of Congress to advance border security legislation.

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Gov. Perry Launches PSA to Assist Texas Veterans with VA Health Care

07/30/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system. Texas has increased staffing for the Texas Veterans Hotline in response to failures by the VA system to adequately care for our nation’s veterans.

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Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border

07/21/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal activity in the region resulting from the federal government’s failure to adequately secure the border.

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