There are probably a few smaller states with strong Republican governors, but none stick out quite like Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Texas’ Greg Abbott.
Like DeSantis, Abbott is constantly standing up to the Biden administration’s lawlessness. Somebody has to.
Here’s the latest big news out of Texas, via Washington Examiner:
Texas may award a massive contract to begin building a barrier that stretches along more than 700 miles of the state’s border with Mexico as early as this week, according to the office overseeing the project.
The Texas Facilities Commission, which oversees state contracts, said in a statement it anticipates awarding the border wall project with more than $1 billion in available funding by mid-September.
The commission selected engineering firm Michael Baker International of Pennsylvania and design firm Huitt-Zollars of Dallas to team up on the project. The commissioners must vote on the decision before the contract for a program manager can be awarded, and the final monetary amount has not yet been determined. The program manager will handle the budget and determine where to build.
Four total companies expressed interest in the contract.
Both firms have helped with hundreds of miles of completed border wall projects under previous presidential administrations. This is the first time a state has opted to install a barrier at an international border, as it is typically considered the federal government’s responsibility.
Good on Texas for setting an example for the nation!