Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Speeches

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at Texas A&M Commencement Convocation
    Gov. Rick Perry today gave remarks at the Texas A&M University Commencement Convocation ceremony. Full text of the governor's remarks are as follows.
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at Kalon Acquisition Ceremony
    "Today's announcement represents a major step forward for a state that is rapidly developing into the country's new home for biotechnology. Looking back just a decade or so ago, Texas was far from a factor in biotech. Sure, we had world-class research being conducted in our state and we had world-changing discoveries being made. But those discoveries, and the jobs and prestige they bring with them, would all too often be moved to one of the coasts where venture capital and pharmaceutical infrastructure were more entrenched."
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 • London, United Kingdom • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Royal United Services Institute
    Gov. Rick Perry today delivered a speech on foreign policy to members of the Royal United Services Institute in London. The governor laid out the stakes in the fight Western nations presently face against ISIS and said the common values shared by the United States and allies like Great Britain are what will allow us to prevail.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 • Houston, Texas • Speech
    Text of Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Energy and Climate Policy Summit
    Gov. Rick Perry today spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Energy and Climate Policy Summit, where he addressed American energy security, job creation, and the economic and national security opportunities available to the United States through domestic energy production. Full text of the governor's remarks are as follows.
  • 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.
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