Office of the Governor Rick Perry

  • 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.

  • Protecting the Border

    Gov. Perry toured a facility where unaccompanied minors entering the US illegally were being kept, and reiterated the importance of securing the border.

  • Helping Our Heroes

    Gov. Rick Perry helped break ground at Fort Hood for a new clinic, and outlined a plan for helping cut wait times for VA patients. 


Recent News

  • Monday, July 21, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Death of Sean Carmeli
    "On behalf of all Texans, I'd like to express to the Carmeli family our deepest condolences on the loss of Sean, who died valiantly fighting terrorism in defense of Israel. Like many other ‘Lone Soldiers,' Sean was American, but also a part of the extended Israeli family, and a passionate believer in Israel's inherent right to defend itself against terrorist aggression. Anita and I will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers."
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border
    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.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    ICYMI: Governor Rick Perry On Securing The Border
    A Collection Of Recent Coverage From Governor Rick Perry's Efforts To Secure The Border
  • Friday, July 18, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment for Omnitracs Headquarters Relocation
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $3.9 million in Omnitracs LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas, creating 450 jobs and $10 million in capital investment.
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry in Support of Israel
    "Israel has an absolute right and responsibility to defend its people against any and all terrorist attacks, including the vicious rocket attacks by Hamas and other terrorist groups against civilian targets in Israel's cities and towns. As Israel's long-time friend and partner, it's the United States' responsibility and honor to stand with the Israeli people during this difficult time."
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 • Austin Texas • Editorial
    Securing the Border Must be Top Priority
    President Obama's appropriations request only deals with one aspect of the current crisis on our southern border, while barely addressing its root cause: an unsecured border.
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Editorial
    Texas Clear Winner in Red State-Blue State Comparison
    In 2011, Illinois and Texas each faced a challenging legislative session. The national recession had damaged both states’ economies, and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending. What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences between “blue states” and “red states.” In Texas, we prioritized our spending, identified areas where we could save, and made the tough choices about where we would cut. We turned in a budget that was balanced, that met the most critical needs, and did not raise taxes on anyone. Illinois, meanwhile, raised taxes.
  • Wednesday, July 09, 2014 • Dallas, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Presses President Obama to Immediately Secure Southern Border
    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.

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