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Gov. Rick Perry: Steel hammer of EPA killing jobs

Gov. Perry on Squawk On The Street, May 20, 2014

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Gov. Perry's solution for companies squeezed by other states

May 19, 2014- Texas governor on 'Fox & Friends'

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Gov. Perry Letter to UT Regents Regarding Tuition Increases

This morning Gov. Perry continued his efforts to make college tuition as affordable as possible. Today Gov. Perry sent the following letter to the University of Texas Board of Regents urging them to consider cost-saving measures before imposing tuition increases on students at UT System institutions.

Dear Chairman Foster:

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Challenge declined: Cuomo won't debate Perry

Reaction from the Texas governor

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Perry at Camp Swift as guard trains for border mission

08/13/14
San Antonio Express-News
Sig Christenson
BASTROP — Gov. Rick Perry met with Texas Army National Guard soldiers here Wednesday as they prepared to deploy to the Rio Grande Valley for a border-security mission, telling them they will stand between “narco-terrorists” and law-abiding Americans.

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Perry: ‘No complaint’ with lege scrutiny of NG deployment

08/13/14
Houston Chronicle
Patrick Svitek
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday defended his decision to send as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, saying he has “no complaint” with state lawmakers questioning the move and its fiscal consequences.

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Perry: Over A Month Later, Feds Still Haven't Made Important Changes At Border

08/13/14
Breitbart
Ian Hanchett
Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) said that the federal government still has not made important changes that he suggested over a month ago on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

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Texas National Guard Troops Heading To Border

08/13/14
KEYE TV
Alex Boyer
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Perry Visits National Guard Training for the Border

08/13/14
The Texas Tribune
Eli Okun
BASTROP — Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical national security measure, telling troops in training here that they “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”

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Statement by Gov. Perry on U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Hearing Scheduled for July 3 in McAllen

06/26/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing scheduled July 3 in McAllen. The governor will provide testimony to the committee about how the growing border crisis is impacting Texas.

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Gov. Perry Tours Facility Housing Detainees, Reaffirms Commitment to Securing Border

06/23/14
WESLACO- Gov. Rick Perry today toured a federal facility housing unaccompanied alien children, where he received a briefing from federal officials. He also reaffirmed Texas’ commitment to protecting its citizens by securing the Texas-Mexico border, and called for Washington to take actions to help curb the tide of illegal immigrants flowing across the border.

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Perry on May Jobs Numbers: “Texas Job Machine Firing On All Cylinders” Texas sees largest year-to-year job growth in nearly two decades

06/20/14
Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement today on the latest employment numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission:

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ICYMI: Texas Tops Fortune 1000 List

06/03/14
AUSTIN – Texas is home to 103 Fortune 1000 companies – more than any other state – in addition to 52 Fortune 500 companies, according to Fortune Magazine’s 2014 rankings.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on New EPA Rules

06/02/14
“President Obama’s decision to impose drastic new restrictions on America’s energy industry is the most direct assault yet on the energy providers that employ thousands of Americans, and fuel both our homes and our nation’s economic growth. Americans have seen the disastrous results of federal mandates with Obamacare, and these rules will only further stifle our economy’s sluggish recovery and increase energy costs for American families. If President Obama is truly interested in an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, he would do well to look to states like Texas that have seen tremendous success at diversifying energy sources while protecting the environment from harmful pollutants.”

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