Office of the Governor Rick Perry

  • Texans Answer the Call


    Gov. Rick Perry visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility, thanking the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.

  • SpaceX in Texas is a Go


    Gov. Rick Perry announced a TEF offer to bring SpaceX’s commercial rocket launch facility to Cameron County, Texas. The facility will generate 300 jobs and $85 million in capital investment.

  • Operation Strong Safety


    Gov. Perry is sending up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border to combat criminal activity resulting from the federal government’s failure to adequately secure the border.

  • Border Must be Secured


    A porous border is at the heart of the ongoing humanitarian crisis along the Texas-Mexico border, and making that border secure is an essential part to any solution.

  • Crises on the Border


    Gov. Rick Perry testified before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, discussing the growing problem of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border illegally.

 

Recent News

  • Sunday, August 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    In Case You Missed It: Gov. Rick Perry Interview on FOX News Sunday
    Today, Gov. Rick Perry was a guest on FOX News Sunday, the interview can be viewed below. Politico Magazine also published and op-ed today by Gov. Perry, "America's New Mission in Iraq," which you can read here.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Rick Perry
    As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I've worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public's confidence by acting inappropriately and unethically.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Mary Anne Wiley, General Counsel for Gov. Rick Perry
    The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution. We will continue to aggressively defend the governor's lawful and constitutional action, and believe we will ultimately prevail.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on July 2014 Texas Jobs Numbers
    "The only thing hotter than a Texas summer is Texas job growth, adding nearly 50,000 jobs in July. Every major industry in Texas added jobs meaning the diversity of our workforce is strong with opportunities for employers to hire good workers, and for workers to find jobs enabling them to meet the needs of their families."
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Training for Deployment in Support of Operation Strong Safety
    Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard's (TXNG) training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the border region. The governor, joined by Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, thanked the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.
  • Monday, August 11, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Regent Wallace Hall
    "Regent Hall has acted how I expect all appointees to act - in the best interest of Texas. He has rightly asked tough questions and held people accountable for their actions, even in the face of withering personal attacks. I hope today closes this ugly chapter and Regent Hall's critics can stop wasting time and start focusing on what's important, ensuring higher education is affordable, accessible and accountable to all Texans."
  • Tuesday, August 05, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Record High Texas High School Graduation Rates
    "We've set the bar high for Texas students to ensure every graduate is ready for college or career, and they have consistently demonstrated that they are up to the challenge. The class of 2013's historically-high graduation rate is a testament to the hard work being put in by teachers and administrators in schools across the state, and students who realize the importance of a strong education in pursuing and realizing their dreams."
  • Monday, August 04, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces State Incentives Bringing SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility, 300 Jobs to the Brownsville Area
    SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft, and is the world's fastest-growing provider of launch services. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010. SpaceX is also the first private company to attach a spacecraft to the International Space Station, exchange cargo payloads, and return safely to Earth - a technically challenging feat previously only accomplished by government space programs. SpaceX operates a Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas which has grown to over 250 employees since starting operations in 2003. The Brownsville facility will launch commercial satellites.


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