In Britain, Perry Works on His Foreign Policy Bona Fides

10/14/14
New York Times
David S. Joachim
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas delivered a muscular foreign policy speech in London on Tuesday in which he defended Western military action against the Islamic State and seemed to distance himself further from the isolationist streak of his potential rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, including Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and his fellow Texan Ted Cruz.

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Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola

10/09/14
FORT HOOD – Gov. Rick Perry today visited U.S. Army troops preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control calls this epidemic in West Africa the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

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Gov. Perry Tours Galveston National Laboratory

10/07/14
GALVESTON – A day after announcing the creation of a new task force aimed at combatting infectious disease, Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. On the tour, the governor received an overview of the work the lab is conducting to better understand and respond to pandemic disease. The facility is one of two National Biocontainment Laboratories in the United States and studies infectious diseases such as Ebola.

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Gov. Perry Names Dr. Brett Giroir to Lead Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

10/06/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, which will assess and enhance the state’s existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus. The governor named Dr. Brett P. Giroir as director of the task force, heading up a team of internationally renowned experts in epidemiology and infectious disease.

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Texas leads nation with record export numbers

10/06/14
San Antonio Express-News
David Hendricks
SAN ANTONIO — Texas led the nation in exports last year, selling a record-breaking $279.5 billion worth of goods abroad, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Monday in San Antonio.

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