Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Speeches

  • Monday, September 08, 2014 • Tokyo, Japan • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce
    We're proud to have companies from Japan and from so many other countries. And in a big state filled with opportunity, there's plenty of room for more. Our economy in Texas is thriving today because of this open and optimistic attitude, and also because we made a few fundamental choices in policy, all of which can be summed up in the word respect.
  • Thursday, April 03, 2014 • Katy, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry Remarks at GEICO Ribbon-Cutting
    When you boil it right down, what people want most in the world is a chance at prosperity. They want a good job, an ability to take care of their families and the potential to do more with their lives. For every company like GEICO that chooses to expand, or relocate, in our state, that means more Texans getting the opportunities they need to achieve their goals.
  • Wednesday, April 02, 2014 • Lubbock, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry Remarks to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals
    Over the years, the NADCP has made it their mission to help people successfully fight their drug addictions, and to keep them out of jail, without compromising the values that make us great.
  • Sunday, March 30, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry Remarks at Vietnam Veterans Monument Dedication Ceremony
    Texas has always enjoyed a special bond with our military heritage. We've always been proud of our sons and daughters who bravely step forward when the nation calls. However, the veterans of Vietnam through no fault of their own found themselves stuck between the call of duty and the turmoil of a lost decade.
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014 • Houston, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry Remarks at Queensland, Australia Trade Office Opening
    Queensland and Texas share much in common. We share rugged, yet beautiful landscapes, and a determined people, shaped by a pioneer spirit. That pioneer spirit is one big reason both our states look forward to the future as much as we celebrate the past. It's also a big reason both are states where daring and creative people go to realize their full potential.
  • Monday, February 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Mid-Winter Conference
    I’m proud Texas has produced so many American heroes, and I’m just as proud that we’re a welcoming destination for those who might’ve been born elsewhere. It’s a natural fit for veterans, because Texans are known for our strong sense of loyalty and our unwavering love of our state and our country.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013 • Farmersville, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry Posthumously Awards Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Audie Murphy
    More than four decades since his untimely passing, Audie Murphy lives on in the hearts and memories of a generation of Americans. For them, Audie remains the first person they think of when they hear words like "valor," "determination" and "courage."
  • Friday, October 25, 2013 • Jerusalem, Israel • Speech
    Text of Gov. Perry Announcement on Creation of Texas A&M University Branch Campus in Israel
    This is a day that I will remember for the rest of my life; a truly special day for Texas and the entire Texas A&M family. With what I've experienced as an Aggie, and what I've seen during my travels in Israel, I know this partnership represents an exceptionally good fit for both parties.
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2013 • Tel Aviv, Israel • Speech
    Gov. Perry Addresses WATEC Israel 2013
    As anyone who lives in Israel or West Texas can tell you, water is an issue that will define our times. I grew up with a special affinity for the importance of water, on a dryland cotton farm in West Texas, near a town called Paint Creek. A town so small it didn't even rate being noted on our state maps until I became governor.
  • Friday, October 18, 2013 • London, United Kingdom • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at Plaque Dedication Ceremony in London
    Early in the 1960s, the American author John Steinbeck was asked to describe Texas. He said, "Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation, in every sense of the word."
  • Monday, September 16, 2013 • Houston, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at Texas Right to Life Celebration
    There's no more noble cause than protecting those who can't protect themselves, and through your efforts, and the efforts of so many in this room tonight, we've made great progress toward our worthy goal.
  • Friday, September 13, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Star of Texas Awards
    It's difficult to believe that more than 12 years have passed since the events of September 11, 2001. The wreckage of the planes has been cleaned away, the Pentagon has been rebuilt, and a new tower is rising above the New York skyline on the site where the Twin Towers once stood. It's been a time of healing, a time of rebuilding, and a time of rebirth.
  • Friday, September 13, 2013 • Houston, Texas • Speech
    Text of Gov. Perrys Announcement on the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology
    This center is a collaboration between the Texas Heart Institute and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and represents another step toward making Texas the forefront of biotechnology for generations to come. Over the past decade, we’ve invested in innovative programs to prioritize research in our state, both at our universities and in the private sector.
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