Category Archives: Greg Abbott

Attorney General Greg Abbott Endorses Rep. Wayne Christian

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently endorsed conservative East Texas State Representative Wayne Christian for reelection to Texas House District 9.  AG Abbott stated that “Wayne is a proven conservative leader in the Texas House and he has always provided a clear, principled voice for the citizens of House District 9.  The Texas Legislature would not be the same without Wayne and I fully endorse him and his re-election campaign. Texas truly needs rural, conservative leaders like Wayne.”

Rep. Christian stated that “To have the endorsement of a true conservative champion who is currently leading the charge against ObamaCare and pushing back against Washington’s overreach is both humbling and encouraging.”

AG Abbott joins Comptroller Susan Combs as statewide Republican leaders who have officially thrown their support behind Rep. Christian.

AG Abbott also has endorsed Reps. J.M. Lozano, Bryan Hughes and Jim Landtroop.

Governor Perry Tells CNBC Obamacare will “Bankrupt the States”

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently appeared on CNBC with Florida Governor Rick Scott.  Governor Perry stated that Obamacare will “bankrupt the states.”  You can watch the interview here.

Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott is in Washington DC monitoring the court case, follow AG Abbott on twitter and facebook for the latest news through the icons below.

Today AG Abbott released the statement below via facebook on the court case.

Day two at the ObamaCare oral arguments went well for Texas. ObamaCare is on life support. The Justices hammered Obama’s lawyer, repeatedly raising the concern that ObamaCare overreaches too far into our individual liberty. Justice Kennedy said: “This is unprecedented. It’s beyond what our cases allow.” He added that ObamaCare fundamentally alters the relationship between the government and individuals. Chief Justice Roberts said upholding ObamaCare would create a slippery slope that could give Congress unlimited power to force you to buy things. Justice Scalia pushed back hard against ObamaCare, suggesting that it exceeds the enumerated powers given to Congress under the constitution. Today we are closer to the end of ObamaCare.

Attorney General Greg Abbott on Fox Business Tonight

Tonight Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will be on the Fox Business Network with Lou Dobbs at 6:20 pm CST.   General Abbott will be talking about the lawsuit Texas joined with several states in challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s rule compelling religious organizations to provide health coverage that is at odds with their belief structure and values.

General Abbott announced this via twitter of course, you can follow his personal account @GregAbbott_TX and his campaign account @AbbottCampaign.

In his statement, Abbott said, “Obamacare’s latest mandate tramples the First Amendment’s Freedom of Religion and compels people of faith to act contrary to their convictions. The President’s so-called ‘accommodation’ was nothing but a shell game: the mandate still requires religious organizations to subsidize and authorize conduct that conflicts with their religious principles. The very first amendment to our Constitution was intended to protect against this sort of government intrusion into our religious convictions.”

Make sure you tune in tonight.

Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida Court ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional and the entire law is void.

Ronald Reagan appointed Vinson to the bench in 1983, a very fitting present to honor the 100th birthday of Reagan.

By my count three Federal Judges have ruled against Obamacare while one has ruled for Obamacare.

These rulings taken all together this is very good news because I am told it could fast track the appeals process to the U.S. Supreme Court since the Supreme Court takes a special interest in cases that have been ruled on differently by separate federal district courts.  This could take a couple years though for the case to work its way up to the Supreme Court even if it is fast tracked.

In Texas your State Representatives are trying to pass HJR 51 that will attempt to block the enforcement of Obamacare in Texas.  If passed HJR 51 will go to the voters of Texas as a constitutional amendment in the November 2011 general election.  Has your State Representative signed onto the bill yet?

 

Federal Judge to Rule on Obamacare Today

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on facebook today that a Federal Judge is expected to rule on Obamacare today.

For background information on what other Federal Judges have ruled on Obamacare check out this previous post.

Your Texas State Representatives are working hard to block the enforcement of Obamacare in Texas, learn more about their efforts to pass HJR 51 here.

Thursday: Arguments In Texas Obamacare Suit to be Heard

On Thursday December 16th arguments in the multi-state lawsuit against Obamacare that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Governor Rick Perry have signed on to will be heard in federal Judge Roger Vinson’s court in the Northern District of Florida.  A decision in this court is expected in early next year according to the Wall Street Journal report.

AG Abbott is expected to attend the hearing in Pensacola, Florida according to the Austin American Statesmen.

Here is a summary  from the Wall Street Journal of the important rulings that Federal Judges have made and that are upcoming.

Reason #3 Why I Love Virginia

Today a Virginia Federal Court Judge ruled that parts of Obamacare are unconstitutional.  This is great news in the first step of a long court process.  Next step is most likely the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA.

The Virgina Judge that ruled today was a George W. Bush appointee.  However according to the Austin American Statesman the 4th court of Appeals is dominated by Judges appointed by Democrats.  Additionally two other Federal Judges have separately ruled that Obamacare is constitutional, although those cases had a key difference than the case that was ruled on today according to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

But Abbott said the Virginia ruling is different, because it was the first to take up the challenge of a state to the health care law.

Taken all together this is still good news because I am told it could fast track the appeals process to the U.S. Supreme Court since the Supreme Court takes a special interest in cases that have been ruled on differently by separate federal district courts.

Attorney General Greg Abbott who has jointly filed a lawsuit against Obamacare with other states strikes a positive tone in this Texas Tribune interview.

“This is a huge victory for Americans who feel that Congress overstepped its authority by passing Obamacare, a huge victory for Americans who believe in limited government and limitations on Congress, and a huge victory for the future of the Texas legal challenge to Obamacare,” Abbott said in a phone interview.

“We believe the legal analysis applied by the judge in the Virginia case will be similar to the legal analysis applied by the judge in the Texas case,” Abbott said.

Per the same Texas Tribune article Governor Rick Perry also sounds a positive note in his statement on the ruling.

Today’s court decision on the federal health care bill is promising news for Texans and all Americans, who have had enough of the ongoing federal intrusion into their lives, and who reject this one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with health care. The federal government’s attempt to force every American to buy government-approved health insurance is an egregious violation of our Constitutional rights. The 10th Amendment and individual liberties must be protected, and I am committed to fighting the overreach of Obamacare and challenging these unconstitutional mandates, which have gone far beyond both the letter and spirit of the Constitution.

And just in case you care, reasons # 1 and #2 on why I love Virginia, I was born there and my parents live there.