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  1. TexAgRepublican

    Swanner Begins Border Wall Construction

    Jack Swanner The Office of Gov. Jack Swanner For Immediate Release Austin, TX – Governor Jack Swanner spoke to the press after directing the Plains Government to immediately proceed with construction of a physical barrier along the Plains-Mexico border. “Today, I have signed an executive order to officially begin the process of building a physical wall along our southern border using the authorization and funding within the recently signed budget. The Plains Border Patrol will coordinate with other law enforcement agencies to identify at least 500 miles where the placement of the wall will be most appropriate and beneficial. The wall will be a critical component of our border security strategy. It will protect our citizens and our economy by preventing illegal immigrants and drug cartels from entering our region. I look forward to its completion.” View full PR
  2. The Office of Gov. Jack Swanner For Immediate Release Austin, TX – Governor Jack Swanner spoke to the press after directing the Plains Government to immediately proceed with construction of a physical barrier along the Plains-Mexico border. “Today, I have signed an executive order to officially begin the process of building a physical wall along our southern border using the authorization and funding within the recently signed budget. The Plains Border Patrol will coordinate with other law enforcement agencies to identify at least 500 miles where the placement of the wall will be most appropriate and beneficial. The wall will be a critical component of our border security strategy. It will protect our citizens and our economy by preventing illegal immigrants and drug cartels from entering our region. I look forward to its completion.”
  3. TexAgRepublican

    Governor's Mansion

    Executive Order #2 Re: Border Wall (a) With the authority vested in me as Governor by the FY2020 Appropriations Act, the Plains Government is ordered to begin the construction of the physical barrier along the Plains-Mexico border authorized in Section 8 of said act with funding provided by the aforementioned section. (b) State law enforcement officials, in coordination with the Plains Border Patrol, shall identify at least 500 miles of the Plains-Mexico border deemed to be the most suitable and strategic for the construction of a physical barrier. (c) This order shall take effect immediately. /s/ Jack Swanner Governor of the Plains
  4. TexAgRepublican

    TECHNICAL REQUESTS

    Why did our PRs get unlinked from our character profiles? I liked it when you could click on your name and see all of your PRs in one place instead of having to dig through to find them.
  5. Jack Swanner The Office of Gov. Jack Swanner For Immediate Release Austin, TX – Governor Jack Swanner spoke to the press at a ceremony for the establishment of the Plains Border Patrol, a new agency that will be tasked with securing the borders of the Plains Region. “Earlier today, I signed an Executive Order formally establishing the Plains Border Patrol. This agency will be tasked with securing the northern and southern borders of the Plains Region. I have appointed Freeman Martin as the Director of the Plains Border Patrol. Mr. Martin is currently Deputy Director of Homeland Security for the Texas Department of Public Safety. He has extensive law enforcement experience, having served with Texas DPS since 1990. He also has extensive knowledge of the border security efforts currently undertaken by Texas DPS, and he will be able to use that knowledge to implement effective border security policies on the regional level. “The executive order I signed today outlines the specific mission of the Plains Border Patrol. Their mission is very simple. They will be tasked with assisting State and Federal law enforcement agencies to maintain operational control of our borders with both Canada and Mexico. Ultimately, as their funding level increases over time, the goal is for the Plains Border Patrol to completely replace the Texas Department of Public Safety and other state law enforcement agencies as the primary non-federal border security force in the Plains Region. Right now, the Texas Department of Public Safety spends enormous resources securing the southern border. Funding for this purpose is about $500 million a year – more than 20% of the entire regional corrections budget. That’s how much it costs to secure the Texas-Mexico border each year. I have talked extensively about how illegal immigration takes up a disproportionate amount of funding from certain areas of our budget – especially K-12 education and Medicaid. Corrections is no different. In New Mexico, because they don’t have the kind of resources that Texas has available, they have no significant state level border patrol at all right now. There’s a real void that needs to be filled. The Plains Border Patrol will fill that void while also relieving Texas DPS to focus their resources on other crime. “To carry out this mission, the Plains Border will receive significant funding and a broad procurement authorization. For Fiscal Year 2020, the Plains Border Patrol will receive $150 million as part of a bipartisan funding agreement in the Legislature. Our intent is to increase that number significantly each year until they receive $1 billion annually by 2024. By that point, we expect the Plains Border Patrol to be fully operational and to have completely replaced the border security portfolio of Texas DPS and other state law enforcement agencies. With the funding they have and will receive, the Plains Border Patrol is authorized to hire agents and equip them with surveillance technology, small arms, and patrol vehicles. Furthermore, the Plains Border Patrol will be responsible for the long-term maintenance of the border wall we will be constructing very soon along the Plains-Mexico border. “Donald Trump said it best when he ran for President in 2016. If you don’t have borders, then you don’t have a country. Unfortunately, Washington has been unable to deliver a comprehensive border security solution. I witnessed the failure first hand as a member of Congress. Where they have failed, we will succeed. The establishment of the Plains Border Patrol is the next step towards securing our borders.” View full PR
  6. The Office of Gov. Jack Swanner For Immediate Release Austin, TX – Governor Jack Swanner spoke to the press at a ceremony for the establishment of the Plains Border Patrol, a new agency that will be tasked with securing the borders of the Plains Region. “Earlier today, I signed an Executive Order formally establishing the Plains Border Patrol. This agency will be tasked with securing the northern and southern borders of the Plains Region. I have appointed Freeman Martin as the Director of the Plains Border Patrol. Mr. Martin is currently Deputy Director of Homeland Security for the Texas Department of Public Safety. He has extensive law enforcement experience, having served with Texas DPS since 1990. He also has extensive knowledge of the border security efforts currently undertaken by Texas DPS, and he will be able to use that knowledge to implement effective border security policies on the regional level. “The executive order I signed today outlines the specific mission of the Plains Border Patrol. Their mission is very simple. They will be tasked with assisting State and Federal law enforcement agencies to maintain operational control of our borders with both Canada and Mexico. Ultimately, as their funding level increases over time, the goal is for the Plains Border Patrol to completely replace the Texas Department of Public Safety and other state law enforcement agencies as the primary non-federal border security force in the Plains Region. Right now, the Texas Department of Public Safety spends enormous resources securing the southern border. Funding for this purpose is about $500 million a year – more than 20% of the entire regional corrections budget. That’s how much it costs to secure the Texas-Mexico border each year. I have talked extensively about how illegal immigration takes up a disproportionate amount of funding from certain areas of our budget – especially K-12 education and Medicaid. Corrections is no different. In New Mexico, because they don’t have the kind of resources that Texas has available, they have no significant state level border patrol at all right now. There’s a real void that needs to be filled. The Plains Border Patrol will fill that void while also relieving Texas DPS to focus their resources on other crime. “To carry out this mission, the Plains Border will receive significant funding and a broad procurement authorization. For Fiscal Year 2020, the Plains Border Patrol will receive $150 million as part of a bipartisan funding agreement in the Legislature. Our intent is to increase that number significantly each year until they receive $1 billion annually by 2024. By that point, we expect the Plains Border Patrol to be fully operational and to have completely replaced the border security portfolio of Texas DPS and other state law enforcement agencies. With the funding they have and will receive, the Plains Border Patrol is authorized to hire agents and equip them with surveillance technology, small arms, and patrol vehicles. Furthermore, the Plains Border Patrol will be responsible for the long-term maintenance of the border wall we will be constructing very soon along the Plains-Mexico border. “Donald Trump said it best when he ran for President in 2016. If you don’t have borders, then you don’t have a country. Unfortunately, Washington has been unable to deliver a comprehensive border security solution. I witnessed the failure first hand as a member of Congress. Where they have failed, we will succeed. The establishment of the Plains Border Patrol is the next step towards securing our borders.”
  7. TexAgRepublican

    Governor's Mansion

    Executive Order #1 Re: Plains Border Patrol SECTION. 1. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PLAINS BORDER PATROL. (a) With the authority vested in me as Governor by the FY2020 Appropriations Act, I hereby authorize the establishment and formation of the Plains Border Patrol authorized in Section 6 of said act with funding provided by the aforementioned section. SEC. 2. LEADERSHIP. (a) Freeman F. Martin is appointed as Director of the Plains Border Patrol. SEC. 3. MISSION. (a) The Plains Border Patrol will be tasked with assisting State and Federal law enforcement border security efforts and will coordinate with such agencies to maintain operational control of both the Plains-Mexico border and the Plains-Canada border. (b) It is considered the intent and long term mission of the Plains Border Patrol to replace State law enforcement agencies such as the Texas Department of Public Safety as the primary non-federal law enforcement border security organization in the Plains Region. (c) The Plains Border Patrol will also be tasked with the long term maintenance of physical barriers purchased and constructed under the funding and authorization of the Plains Government. SEC. 4. PROCUREMENT. (a) The Plains Border Patrol will be authorized to use funding provided by Section 6 of the FY2020 Appropriations Act and any future appropriations to (1) hire agents (2) purchase surveillance equipment, including but not limited to drones, cameras and sensors (3) purchase tactical equipment, including but not limited to firearms, automatic weapons, and body armor (4) purchase patrol vehicles, including but not limited to boats and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. SEC. 5. ENACTMENT. (a) This order shall take effect immediately. /s/ Jack Swanner Governor of the Plains
  8. TexAgRepublican

    Mid-Session Schedules

    Sarah Fitzgerald 1. Fundraiser - New York (2 hours) 2. Fundraiser - New York (2 hours)
  9. TexAgRepublican

    Mid-Session Schedules

    Jack Swanner 1. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 2. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours)
  10. TexAgRepublican

    Fitzpatrick Town Hall in Boston

    Congressman, thanks for taking my question. I did some reading about you before I came to the event and saw that you won a Nobel Prize. Can you tell us exactly how you earned such a prestigious award? Again, thank you.
  11. TexAgRepublican

    @sarahfitzgerald

    Our economy is "struggling" so much that unemployment is at its lowest rate in 50 years.
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    Wealth 3

  13. TexAgRepublican

    Fitzgerald Upholds Trump Veto 

    Sarah Fitzgerald The Office of Rep. Sarah Fitzgerald For Immediate Release Washington, DC – Rep. Sarah Fitzgerald (R-NY) spoke to the press about her decision to uphold President Trump’s veto of the Soybean Farmer Subsidy Act. “I believe President Trump made the right decision when he vetoed House Democrats’ $4.8 billion farm bailout package. The reason this was the right decision is because the Trump Administration has already pledged $13.2 billion in aid to farmers targeted by punitive Chinese tariffs. This is about protecting the American taxpayers from unnecessary spending, and this is why I voted to uphold President Trump’s veto. “Speaker Ward’s response to this veto has been unfocused and contradictory. At a protest in Austin, Speaker Ward criticized the Trump Administration for providing aid to farmers. He dismissed it as a rich man’s solution. But later in the speech, he turned around and praised the exact same type of action proposed by House Democrats. The bill proposed by House Democrats merely repeated the same type of action already enacted by the Trump Administration. That’s why I voted against it and Trump vetoed it. “Unfortunately, Speaker Ward is less concerned about actually helping farmers and more concerned about making sure Democrats get to take the credit for it. If Democrats don’t get to take the credit, then helping farmers is simply a rich man’s solution. But if Democrats are the ones taking the credit, then it’s a great policy. Personally, I don’t care who gets to take the credit. But I will not rubber stamp attempts by House Democrats to waste taxpayer money for political gain.” View full PR
  14. TexAgRepublican

    Fitzgerald Upholds Trump Veto 

    The Office of Rep. Sarah Fitzgerald For Immediate Release Washington, DC – Rep. Sarah Fitzgerald (R-NY) spoke to the press about her decision to uphold President Trump’s veto of the Soybean Farmer Subsidy Act. “I believe President Trump made the right decision when he vetoed House Democrats’ $4.8 billion farm bailout package. The reason this was the right decision is because the Trump Administration has already pledged $13.2 billion in aid to farmers targeted by punitive Chinese tariffs. This is about protecting the American taxpayers from unnecessary spending, and this is why I voted to uphold President Trump’s veto. “Speaker Ward’s response to this veto has been unfocused and contradictory. At a protest in Austin, Speaker Ward criticized the Trump Administration for providing aid to farmers. He dismissed it as a rich man’s solution. But later in the speech, he turned around and praised the exact same type of action proposed by House Democrats. The bill proposed by House Democrats merely repeated the same type of action already enacted by the Trump Administration. That’s why I voted against it and Trump vetoed it. “Unfortunately, Speaker Ward is less concerned about actually helping farmers and more concerned about making sure Democrats get to take the credit for it. If Democrats don’t get to take the credit, then helping farmers is simply a rich man’s solution. But if Democrats are the ones taking the credit, then it’s a great policy. Personally, I don’t care who gets to take the credit. But I will not rubber stamp attempts by House Democrats to waste taxpayer money for political gain.”
  15. TexAgRepublican

    Swanner Signs FY2020 Budget

    Jack Swanner The Office of Gov. Jack Swanner For Immediate Release Austin, TX – Governor Jack Swanner spoke to the press at a signing ceremony for the FY2020 Appropriations Act. “Today is a big day for our region. This budget – which passed unanimously through the Regional Legislature – is the first step of a long-term vision of prosperity and security for our citizens. While it accomplishes several immediate priorities such as providing financial assistance to our farmers and building a wall along our southern border, it also puts us on the path to achieving some very lofty long-term goals for our region. By 2024, our goals are to increase K-12 education funding in the region by more than 30%, increase teacher pay by $10,000 a year, cut income taxes by 15% and cut sales taxes by 20%. This budget makes substantial progress towards these goals with $400 million of additional education funding, a 4% pay raise for our teachers, and more than $3 billion of tax relief that will save a typical family of four almost $300 next year. Furthermore, this budget also invests $150 million in the establishment of our own regional border patrol, contributes $500 million to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and funds a $50 million expansion of Medicaid. While this budget puts us in a great position heading into the new year, this is about so much more than just funding the government for another 12 months. This is about enacting a long-term vision of prosperity and security for our region. Today, we took a major step forward in accomplishing that vision.” View full PR
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