Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives vote to pass legislation that included language specifically targeting Texas with restrictions related to the distribution and use of education funds.
"Educating our children is one of our highest priorities, and Texas has a strong track record of continuous educational improvement. From rising standardized test scores to recognition as a national leader for having the steps in place to prepare our students for success in college and the workplace, Texas schools are moving in the right direction.
"Despite Texas' public school success, Lloyd Doggett and the misguided congressional majority are putting Texas in the position of violating our state constitution to receive additional federal funding for Texas students.
"It is unfortunate that Washington continues to play partisan games with Texans' tax dollars and the very future of our children. Texas will not surrender to Washington's one-size-fits-all, deficit-spending mindset or let Washington do to the Texas budget what they have done to the federal budget.
"We'll continue to work with state leaders, including the attorney general, to fight this injustice."