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

  • Friday, August 01, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Friday, August 01, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Editorial
    Israel’s Rights Must Be Defended
    It's difficult to imagine the terror that the people of Israel must live with every day. For Israelis, at any given moment a missile might be detected, rocketing toward a residential neighborhood; a bomber might detonate him or herself in a crowded public place; and terrorists sent by Hamas might infiltrate their borders through secret tunnels to kidnap or kill their children.
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Congress’ Inability to Advance Border Security Legislation
    "It's beyond belief that Congress is abandoning its post while our border crisis continues to create humanitarian suffering, and criminal aliens still represent a clear threat to our citizens and our nation. While Texas has taken what steps it can to mitigate the damage caused by a porous border, Congress and the President have a duty to address our border security issues without further delay. Congress should not go into recess until the job is completed."
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Launches PSA to Assist Texas Veterans with VA Health Care
    Gov. Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system. Texas has increased staffing for the Texas Veterans Hotline in response to failures by the VA system to adequately care for our nation's veterans.
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    ICYMI: TETF Awardee Visualase Acquired by Medtronic
    Medtronic Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) awardee Visualase Inc. The TETF invested $750,000 in Visualase in 2007 for the development and marketing of a range of innovative minimally invasive neurosurgery products.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investments Bringing New Charles Schwab Facility to El Paso and Deepening Company’s Roots in Austin
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced two Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investments in The Charles Schwab Corporation, which is opening a new operations center in El Paso and strengthening its presence in Austin. Combined, the projects will create more than 1,200 jobs and more than $230 million in capital investment in the state.
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Sets September 9 Special Election for Senate District 28
    WHEREAS, the resignation of The Honorable Robert Duncan, and its acceptance, has caused a vacancy to exist in Texas Senate District No. 28, which consists of Baylor, Borden, Childress, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Cottle, Crane, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens...
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces September 9 Special Election for Senate District 28
    Gov. Rick Perry today set Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, as the special election date to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, who has left to serve as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.


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