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If they can meet about toilets, why can't they meet when the toilets overflow?feedback
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Nov 10 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Greg Abbott is associated, including Americans and Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Most recently, Greg Abbott has been quoted saying: “It starts smelling different. And you know what that fragrance is? Freedom.” in the article Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale.
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Oct 25 2017 - Trump Presidency

I applaud you for constantly working with me and the state of Texas to make sure we are recovered.feedback

Oct 09 2017

First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family of the police officer killed at Texas Tech University.feedback

Sep 29 2017

We're proud to be here wearing the same jersey, on the same team, working for the same constituents to make Texas better.feedback

Sep 26 2017

In times like these it's important to have fiscal responsibility as opposed to financial panic.feedback

Sep 08 2017

I can be suggestive of what I would do and that is, if I were living in the Houston region, as I once did, I would decide to head to areas north of there.feedback

Sep 04 2017

We won't need a special session for this.feedback

Sep 03 2017

Katrina caused if I recall more than $120 billion but when you look at the number of homes and business affected by this I think this will cost well over $120 billion, probably $150 to $180 billion.feedback

Sep 03 2017 - EPA

People have to be very cautious as they go through the rebuilding process ... The EPA is monitoring that, the EPA is going to get on top of that.feedback

Sep 03 2017

Listen, the population size and the geographic size is far larger than Katrina and, I think, [Hurricane] Sandy combined. We have over five million people who were affected by this. It's not just the flooding in Houston, it's the hurricane swath all the way from Corpus Christi over to Beaumont. And so it's going to require even more than what was funded for Katrina, which was about $120bn.feedback

Sep 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

There still remain areas that are deadly dangerous. The Neches River continues to rise. It is about 7 feet (2.1 meters) above the record and it will continue to remain at or be near that high for about the next week. This flooding poses an ongoing threat.feedback

Sep 01 2017

There still remain areas that are deadly dangerous. In the Beaumont area, the Neches River continues to rise. It is about 7 feet above the record, and it will continue to remain at or near that high for about the next week. This is going to be a multiyear project for Texas to be able to dig out of this catastrophe. We should laud and applaud the incredible efforts of our first responders. But when you look at the average everyday Texan – neighbor helping neighbor, it's been nothing short of remarkable.feedback

Sep 01 2017

But you're not black. Remember, we only shoot black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right? All the videos you've seen, have you seen the black people get killed?feedback

Sep 01 2017

This is going to be a massive, massive cleanup process. This is not going to be a short-term project. This is going to be a multi-year project for Texas to be able to dig out of this catastrophe.feedback

Aug 31 2017

The worst is not yet over for southeast Texas, as far as the rain is concerned.feedback

Aug 31 2017 - Supreme Court

Today's decision makes Texas' communities less safe. Because of this ruling, gang members and dangerous criminals, like those who have been released by the Travis County Sheriff, will be set free to prey upon our communities.feedback

Aug 30 2017

Rescuing people by kayak now. More later.feedback

Aug 29 2017

I give FEMA a grade of A-plus, all the way from the president down.feedback

Aug 29 2017

The president was heartbroken about what he saw.feedback

Aug 29 2017 - Trump Presidency

About 10 days in advance of the hurricane, even coming in to the Corpus Christi area, members of the president's cabinet and the president himself were in contact with me and my office pre-preparing for this catastrophe coming our way.feedback

Aug 29 2017

We need to recognize it will be a new normal, a new and different normal for this entire region.feedback

Aug 28 2017

This is just what we do for our community. We don't wait for someone to come and help. We just go out and do it.feedback

Aug 28 2017

Even if an evacuation order hasn't been issued by your local official, if you're in an area between Corpus Christi and Houston, you need to strongly consider evacuating. What you don't know, and what nobody else knows right now, is the magnitude of flooding that will be coming.feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Trump Presidency

Instead, it will be closer to where the hurricane came across shore, which is closer to the Corpus Christi or San Antonio area.feedback

Aug 28 2017

This is a long game. It's going to take a long time to heal.feedback

Aug 28 2017

People need to know that there are large and growing rescue teams that will be working around the clock to evacuate people in need.feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Social security

I was thinking of writing my Social Security number on my arm.feedback

Aug 28 2017

The local officials know best about this.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Turn around, don't drown. Don't risk your life. The most important thing all Texans can do is to put your life and the protection of your life first and foremost.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Mexico

I have issued a disaster declaration that originally included 30 counties, and this is a state disaster declaration. And we have now added 20 more counties. You all know the well-known phrase, and that is 'Turn around, don't drown.' Don't risk your life.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Before today, the state had already made multiple water rescues from helicopters from dropped lines, and we are prepared to continue that process.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Obviously there will be rain that will continue to come down, those bayous will continue to rise, those rescue missions will continue. Do not get out on to the road, make a plan where you can elevate in your own home or find a place of safety.feedback

Aug 26 2017

You may find it is too late to be able to evacuate.feedback

Aug 26 2017

If you don't get out, you could be in the area without power, without water, without necessities for at least a week, if not longer.feedback

Aug 25 2017

A lot of people are taking this storm for granted, thinking it may not pose much of a danger to them. Please heed warnings and evacuate as soon as possible.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I think it would be a good idea to take a few days off, get out of the Houston area.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I'm concerned that not enough people have evacuated.feedback

Aug 24 2017

Preemptively declaring a state of disaster will allow Texas to quickly deploy resources for the emergency response effort in anticipation of the storm's hazardous conditions.feedback

Aug 16 2017 - American politics

I'm disappointed that all 20 items that I put on the agenda did not receive the up-or-down vote that I wanted, but more important, that the constituents of these members deserved.feedback

Aug 15 2017

As a firm believer in Texas values, I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child.feedback

Aug 03 2017

Texas is keeping private your private information.feedback

Jul 18 2017

I'm going to be establishing a list. You all, or other organizations, may be establishing a list. We all need to establish lists that we publish on a daily basis and call people out. Who is for this, who is against this, who has not taken a position. No one gets to hide.feedback

Jul 17 2017

At a minimum, we need a law that protects the privacy of our children in our public schools.feedback

Jun 28 2017

Big 12 expansion is a non-starter unless it includes University of Houston.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - LGBT

At a minimum, we need a law that protects the privacy of our children in our public schools. The positions that I've fought for in my first session and in this session are unalterable conservative principles, so it's just who I am.feedback

May 27 2017

I'm going to carry this around in case I see any reporters.feedback

May 01 2017

Praying for all those affected by this heinous attack & for the @UTAustin community.feedback

May 01 2017

You saw homes and other buildings that were incompletely flattened, as well as others that were nothing more than rubble.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I will not tolerate sanctuary city policies that put the citizens of Texas at risk. Elected officials do not get to pick and choose which laws they will obey.feedback

Mar 29 2017

We are saddened by the loss of life and our hearts go out to all those affected. We thank the first responders working on the scene in the wake of this unimaginable tragedy, and ask that all Texans join us in offering their thoughts and prayers.feedback

Oct 28 2016

Texas is being tested by Hillary Clinton.feedback

Sep 21 2016

Despite multiple requests by the State of Texas, the federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless, and Texas will not be an accomplice to such dereliction of duty to the American people.feedback

Sep 01 2016

At no time was his exemplary leadership more evident than in the aftermath of the heinous shooting of law enforcement officers this July in Dallas. Thanks to his unwavering commitment to protecting his community, Dallas has emerged even stronger.feedback

Jul 08 2016

Every life matters.feedback

Jul 08 2016

In times like this we must remember – and emphasize – the importance of uniting as Americans.feedback

Jun 27 2016 - Abortion

The decision erodes states' lawmaking authority to safeguard the health and safety of women and subjects more innocent life to being lost. Texas' goal is to protect innocent life, while ensuring the highest health and safety standards for women.feedback

Jun 23 2016 - Supreme Court

The action taken by the president was an unauthorized abuse of presidential power that trampled the Constitution, and the Supreme Court rightly denied the president the ability to grant amnesty contrary to immigration laws. Today's ruling is also a victory for all law-abiding Americans, including the millions of immigrants who came to America following the rule of law.feedback

May 15 2016

I ask the entire State of Texas to keep the families of loved ones lost today, as well as the Dimmit County community, in its thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.feedback

May 13 2016

The decision recognizes "that courts do not have the authority to micromanage the state's school finance system.feedback

Mar 16 2016

I was struck by the size of it.feedback

Mar 16 2016

The number of homes under water and the people displaced, it's emotional, sir. We have a lot of people who need a lot of help.feedback

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