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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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Report: Circuit of the Americas has $897 million impact on economy

10/28/14
Austin American-Statesman
Gary Dinges
The 200 or so events held in the past year at the Circuit of the Americas have had a combined impact of $897 million on Austin’s economy, according to a report released Tuesday.

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At the Reagan Library, Rick Perry lays the foundation for 2016

10/28/14
Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, attempting to demonstrate he is not the candidate he was in 2012, has been traveling, writing op-eds and giving speeches in advance of a potential 2016 run. On Monday he was in a tough setting: the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, for a speech to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” address. It’s tough because it is hard to say something novel about Reagan and important for Republicans not to be frozen in time and wedded to a single agenda that may not be as relevant today as it was then.

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Another 'Time For Choosing:' Rick Perry On Reagan Anniversary

10/28/14
Breitbart
Adelle Nazarian
SIMI VALLEY, California -- Texas Governor Rick Perry emulated the late Ronald Reagan as he addressed a sold-out crowd of 1,000 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, on the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal and monumental speeches in American political history.

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Rick Perry seeks Ronald Reagan mantle 50 years after iconic speech

10/27/14
Los Angeles Times
Cathleen Decker
Past and potentially future presidential candidate Rick Perry grasped for the mantle of Ronald Reagan on Monday with a scathing denunciation of President Obama that asserted the Democrat was so lacking in competence his tenure would usher in a new season of victories for Republicans.

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Rick Perry calls for ‘clean break’ from Obama

10/27/14
Politico
Katie Glueck
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday outlined his case for another presidential bid in perhaps his most explicit terms yet.

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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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Statement by Gov. Perry on Death of Sean Carmeli

07/21/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement following the death of Sean Carmeli, a Texan serving in the Israeli army.

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Statement by Gov. Perry in Support of Israel

07/11/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement supporting Israel in its ongoing conflict with Hamas:

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Gov. Perry Presses President Obama to Immediately Secure Southern Border

July 9, 2014
DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. In the meeting, Gov. Perry urged the president to undertake the necessary steps to secure the border and ease the crises. “Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border,” Gov. Perry said. “Securing the border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done.”

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