News – Press Release

Jan 5

Governor Abbott Proclaims January As Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Governor Abbott today proclaimed January 2018 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas.

Jan 3

Governor Abbott And AG Paxton Announce Approval Of Request To Authorize FEMA Assistance For Houses Of Worship Affected By Harvey

Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved their request to allow churches and religious organizations to receive the same public assistance available to other nonprofits aiding in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Jan 2

Governor Abbott Names Andrew Oldham General Counsel

Governor Greg Abbott today named Andrew Oldham as General Counsel to the Governor.

Dec 22

Governor Abbott Pardons Seven Texans

Governor Greg Abbott today pardoned the following seven Texans recommended by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Dec 21

Governor Abbott Statement On $81 Billion Disaster Aid Measure

Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement regarding the proposed $81 billion disaster aid measure

Dec 21

Governor Abbott Receives Hurricane Recovery Updates, Presents Funds For Debris Removal

Governor Greg Abbott today visited Port Aransas and Port Arthur where he met with local officials and received updates on the ongoing recovery from Harvey.

Dec 21

Governor Abbott Announces Five Year Extension Of 1115 Waiver For Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have reached an agreement for approval of the 1115 Demonstration Waiver for the next five years.

Dec 21

Governor Abbott Joins Lumber Liquidators To Announce Hurricane Relief Donation

Governor Greg Abbott today visited A.C. Blunt Middle School in Aransas Pass and joined officials from Lumber Liquidators to announce more than $100,000 in donations and flooring materials to help Aransas Pass Independent School District rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.