Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Press Releases

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Announce Acquisition of Texas Biotech Firm
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped announce the acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corp. Kalon, a biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing organization owned by the State of Texas and the Texas A&M University System, is an important part of the growing biotechnology industry in Texas.
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Chanukah
    "Our Republic, like the light of the ancient Menorah, has lasted longer than anyone could have predicted. America remains a beacon of hope in difficult times for the world. And Chanukah reminds us of the power of faith to sustain a nation and ensure the security of our ally, Israel. I wish you and your family the very happiest Chanukah. May you enjoy a year of peace and success, and may this Festival of Lights strengthen the faith and unity of our nation."
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces January 6 Special Election for Three Districts
    Gov. Rick Perry today set Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, as the special election date to fill three legislative seats that are being vacated: Senate District 26 (Sen. Leticia van de Putte), House District 17 (Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt) and House District 123 (Rep. Mike Villarreal).
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Australia Hostage Crisis
    "The people of Texas, and Americans around the world, are praying for the victims of the hostage crisis in Australia and their loved ones. Americans know the steady resolve of our friends in Australia because our armed forces have served side by side in conflicts against the world's evils for nearly 100 years, and closely in the fight against terrorism. Today is a reminder of why evil must be confronted and why the U.S. and its allies must focus on how to destroy evil militarily, politically and ideologically around the world."
  • Thursday, December 04, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Issues Further Recommendations to Safeguard Public Health
    Gov. Rick Perry announced today that the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response has issued its full report and recommendations regarding the state's capabilities to prepare for and respond to infectious diseases, such as the Ebola virus and other emerging pathogens.
  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry: Congress Must Act Immediately on Border Security
    Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the ongoing need for the state's border security operations, and called on Congress to quickly pass a bill to provide the resources necessary to secure our southern border. In the absence of adequate federal resources, the governor reiterated Texas' commitment to using all available tools to enforce the law, and announced an executive order directing state agencies to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of current and prospective employees.
  • Monday, December 01, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on the Passing of Betty King
    Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the passing of Betty King, who served as secretary of the Texas Senate from 1977 until her retirement in 2001.
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Executive Action by President Obama
    In Texas we know firsthand the problems brought by illegal immigration and bad federal policy. As we saw with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who came across the border, a bad policy led to children being put at risk. The president's decision tonight will lead to more illegal immigration, not less. It is time for the president and Congress to secure our border, followed by meaningful reforms. There is no more time for political grandstanding.
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Leaders Extend State-Led Border Surge
    Having established the model for securing the border in the absence of effective federal action, Texas leaders have reached an agreement to extend the ongoing law enforcement surge through the end of the current fiscal year. Signed by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker, the budget execution will marshal resources from a variety of state sources to enhance the state's efforts to secure the border region.
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Jerusalem Terror Attack
    "Today's brutal slayings in Jerusalem are acts of shocking evil, even in a world that has sadly become accustomed to acts of barbarism by the forces of evil in the Middle East. Prayer is a source of peace and refuge for people of all faiths, and to attack worshippers in the midst of expressing their faith in their morning prayers flies in the face of all that is Holy and just in the world."
  • Friday, November 14, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces December 6 Special Election for Senate District 18
    Gov. Rick Perry today set Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, as the special election date to fill the Texas State Senate District 18 seat, vacated by Sen. Glenn Hegar, who was elected to serve as Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Net Neutrality
    "Texas' strong economy owes a lot to regulatory certainty and major private investments in critical technology infrastructure. President Obama's call to saddle 21st century technology with outdated, unnecessary regulations from the era of the Great Depression is alarming and will stifle innovation and growth. Instead, we should embrace a business and regulatory climate that encourages competition and empowers consumers with greater choice and access to high-speed Internet and all the business, consumer, education and health care benefits that come with it."
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Veterans Day
    "Throughout its history, our nation has been blessed with generations of brave men and women willing to stand on the line between us and our enemies and declare ‘Not on my watch.' Today above all days we honor the service and sacrifice of those who have worn our nation's uniforms, whether in peacetime or in time of war. Their bravery and dedication have made our nation a beacon of liberty for more than 238 years, and the standard of service they uphold will allow the United States to continue our leadership on the global stage for many years to come."
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