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Yesterday @SenatorCollins and I were impressed by our tour of NET Power in La Porte, the first fossil fuel-burning plant with zero atmospheric emissions.
I love the irony when the partisan NYT gives Republicans advice: An Emergency for the G.O.P.
Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act & Its Opponents’ Incoherence | National Review
At the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade with my friend Mayor Sylvester Turner
This day in 1836, during the Texas war for independence, Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna began a siege of the Alamo, which was captured after 13 days and which became for Texans a symbol of heroic resistance.
Thanks to @SpaceCenterHou for a great tour today! #SpaceCenterHou
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn plans to file measure extending U.S. operations of the space station to 2030 via @houstonchron
Thankful for the service of this Texoman and WWII veteran. He’s turning 100 years old and has asked for 100 birthday cards, but something tells me he’ll receive many more than that.
Venezuela’s Ex-Spy Chief Rejects Maduro, Accusing Leader’s Inner Circle of Corruption via @NYTimes

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Says the person who withheld Ford letter only to see it leaked to the press against Dr Ford’s wishes.
Correct me if I am wrong, but did Beto say he would tear down existing border fencing and walls?
Rep. Beto O'Rourke: I don't think we should be selling AR-15s in this country via @CBSNews
By disinviting POTUS for SOTU, Pelosi erased any pretext for her unwillingness to negotiate an end to the shutdown. It is personal, petty, and vindictive. #stopit
“If you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall,” Schumer said on the Senate floor yesterday. I know POTUS said he would own it originally, but now this is looking like Schumer/Pelosi own it by refusing to negotiate in good faith. I think they actually like it.
Rollcall: 101 people were arrested at the Capitol, many paid and orchestrated to intimidate Senators and their staff.
Pleased to join my friend Senator Steve Daines of Montana and cosponsor his “No Government No Pay Act of 2019.” Congress shouldn’t get paychecks during a shutdown while honorable federal government employees are denied theirs for no good reason.
Every Democratic Senator in a red state who voted against Judge Kavanaugh has so far lost their election.
"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. The last-minute character assassination will not succeed." #BrettKavanaugh
Pelosi: If There Is ‘Collateral Damage’ for Those Who Don’t Share Our View, ‘So Be It’ via @freebeacon
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