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Rick Perry's Public Statements

Full Name: James 'Rick' Richard Perry
Office: Governor (TX), Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2000
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Anita; 2 Children: Griffin, Sydney
Birth Date: 03/04/1950
Birth Place: Paint Creek, TX
Home City: Austin, TX
Religion: Methodist
Date Title
June 14, 2013 Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 504
June 14, 2013 Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 17
June 14, 2013 Statement About HB 1926
June 14, 2013 Gov. Perry Vetoes SB 1234
June 10, 2013 Texas Bolsters Career and College Readiness
March 8, 2013 Statement by Gov. Perry on School Choice Legislation
Feb. 26, 2013 Gov. Perry Keynotes Texas Business Leadership Council Education Summit
Jan. 29, 2013 Tax Relief, Infrastructure and Education: Priorities to Keep Texas Strong
Dec. 14, 2012 Statement by Gov. Perry Regarding Connecticut School Shooting
Nov. 29, 2012 Gov. Perry Calls for Deferral of 15 Percent Rule
Oct. 18, 2012 Gov. Perry Applauds District Judge's Ruling on Religious Freedom
Oct. 17, 2012 Gov. Perry: We Owe It to All Texans to Protect Expressions of Faith
Oct. 17, 2012 Gov. Perry: We Owe It to All Texans to Protect Expressions of Faith
July 19, 2011 Legislative Accomplishments Keep Texas on Path to Prosperity
June 3, 2011 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Federal Judge Banning Prayer at Texas High School Graduation
June 3, 2011 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Federal Judge Overturning Ban of Prayer at Texas High School Graduation
Oct. 22, 2010 Gov. Perry Presents Prestigious Milken Educator Award to Bryan Principal
Oct. 18, 2010 Gov. Perry Highlights Importance of Sound Fiscal Policies to Texas' Success
Oct. 14, 2010 All Press Release Speech Editorial Appointment Proclamation Executive Order 82nd Session Multimedia Archive Gov. Perry Announces TEF Job Creation Deal and a TETF Investment
Oct. 12, 2010 Gov. Perry: Texas' Strength Rooted in Sound Fiscal Policies, Accountable Education System and Secure Communities
Oct. 8, 2010 Gov. Perry Speaks at Texas State NAACP Annual Convention
Sept. 13, 2010 Gov. Perry and First Lady Anita Perry Honor 2010 Texas Women's Hall of Fame Inductees
Sept. 9, 2010 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the U.S. Department of Education's Rejection of Texas' Application for $830 Million in Federal Education Funding
Aug. 31, 2010 Gov. Perry Announces School Savings Incentive
Aug. 12, 2010 Gov. Perry Speaks at the 7th Annual West Texas Legislative Summit
Aug. 5, 2010 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on U.S. Senate Passing Legislation That Negatively Targets Texas
Feb. 11, 2010 Gov. Perry Speaks at North Houston Economic Outlook Annual Symposium
Jan. 13, 2010 Houston Chronicle - Perry Decides to Forgo Federal School Money
Jan. 13, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle - Perry Decides to Forgo Federal School Money
Aug. 28, 2009 Gov. Perry Announces Reimbursements for Schools Rebuilding from Hurricane Ike
May 20, 2009 Gov. Perry Holds Conference Call With High School Newspaper Editors
Sept. 5, 2007 Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Ceremonially Sign Bill Requiring Schools to Have Defibrillators on Campus
Sept. 4, 2007 Gov. Perry Cuts Virtual Ribbon for Opening of the Newest T-STEM Academy: Manor New Tech High School
Aug. 30, 2007 Gov. Perry Ceremonially Signs School Physical Fitness Bill
Feb. 23, 2007 Gov. Rick Perry Signs SCR 20
May 25, 2006 Gov. Perry Praises School Finance Reform Victory
Feb. 9, 2006 Statement on Efforts of The U.T. Regents to Improve Graduation Rates
July 20, 2005 Proclamation - Special Session
July 15, 2005 Big Tobacco Once Again Tries to Snuff Out Property Tax Cut
July 7, 2005 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on House Passage of HB3
June 29, 2005 Statement of Gov. Rick Perry on House Committee Passage of HB 3
May 31, 2005 Governor Perry Highlights Successes of Legislative Session
May 28, 2005 Statement of Gov. Rick Perry on Status of Negotiations on House Bills 2 and 3
March 8, 2005 Gov. Perry Tells Employers Their Input Is Important in School Reform Debate
Sept. 15, 2004 Statement of Gov. Rick Perry on Court Ruling on School Finance
May 27, 2004 Radio Address - End of Session
May 14, 2004 Statement of Gov. Rick Perry on Status of Special Session
May 6, 2004 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on School Finance
Nov. 21, 2003 Governor Rick Perry's Radio Address - Texas High School Project
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