The Obama-Davis Agenda

Greg Abbott Republican Candidate for TX Governor

Greg Abbott
Republican Candidate for
TX Governor

Press Release: As Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate approaches, Texans for Greg Abbott today released a new web ad putting the spotlight on the numerous ideological similarities between Sen. Wendy Davis and President Barack Obama. The web ad contrasts Greg Abbott’s vision for Texas, featuring footage of Abbott saying, “We love this state too much to let the next four years in Texas look like the last six years under Barack Obama.” Communications Director Matt Hirsch released the following statement:

Now that we know Sen. Davis does not regret voting for President Obama, it’s important that Texans know that Sen. Davis did more than just vote for President Obama – she shares his big government, liberal agenda. From supporting expanding ObamaCare, to backing job-killing EPA regulations, to threatening Second Amendment rights, Sen. Davis is as out-of-touch with Texas as her ideological twin, President Obama.

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Ad Facts For “The Obama-Davis Agenda”

Sen. Davis Supports Obamacare:

Sen. Davis Supports Obamacare. “The health care law remains the biggest source of contention between the Obama administration and Texas leaders. … [Wendy Davis] said the new health care law (Obamacare) would not only provide health care for the uninsured but boost jobs in the medical industry.” (Gromer Jeffers Jr., “Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis Split Over Approach To Federal Government,” Dallas Morning News, 12/3/13)

Dallas Morning News: “Davis Is Supportive Of The Affordable Care Act.”(Christy Hoppe, “Wendy Davis In Attendance At Barack Obama Civil Rights Speech,” Dallas Morning News, 4/10/14)

Sen. Davis Supports “Limiting Gun Rights”:

Sen. Davis And President Obama Both Support “Limiting Gun Rights.” “On limiting gun rights, both Obama and Davis have supported expanded background checks, a position favored by a majority of Americans and Texans, according to recent polls.” (Christy Hoppe, “Wendy Davis In Attendance At Barack Obama Civil Rights Speech,” Dallas Morning News, 4/10/14)

In 2010, Sen. Davis Supported New, Strict Emissions Regulations Proposed By Obama’s EPA, Which Would Have Cost Billions Of Dollars Annually:

In January 2010, The EPA Proposed Enacting New, Stricter Ozone Standards By Setting The Ground Level Ozone Standard To .060 To .070 Parts Per Million, Down From .075 Parts Per Million. “The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed a stricter standard for smog-causing pollutants that would bring substantial health benefits to millions of Americans while imposing large costs on industry and local governments. … The Obama administration’s proposal sets a primary standard for ground-level ozone of no more than 0.060 to 0.070 parts per million, to be phased in over two decades. … The new rule would replace the standard of 0.075 parts per million imposed by the Bush administration over the objection of an E.P.A. scientific panel, which wanted a tighter limit.” (John M. Broder, “E.P.A. Seeks Stricter Rules To Curb Smog,” The New York Times, 1/7/10)

  • “Only 15 Of The 675 Monitored Counties Now Meet The 0.060 Standard.” (John M. Broder, “E.P.A. Seeks Stricter Rules To Curb Smog,” The New York Times, 1/7/10)
  • “Penalties For Noncompliance Include Fines And Loss Of Federal Highway Financing.” (John M. Broder, “E.P.A. Seeks Stricter Rules To Curb Smog,” The New York Times, 1/7/10)

Sen. Davis’ Then-Chief Of Staff Dan Buda Said Davis Supported The .06 Parts Per Million Ozone Standard During A February 2, 2010 EPA Hearing In Houston. BUDA: “My name is Dan Buda, I’m legislative director for State Senator Wendy Davis and I’m here on behalf of her today. … As EPA continues to study the issues and implement policies and regulations, Senator Davis urges you towards the 0.06 parts per million standard for ozone.” (Dan Buda, EPA Public Hearing On Ozone Regulations, Houston, TX, 2/2/10, 1:25:46-1:30:37)

The EPA Estimated The Rule Would Cost Businesses $19 Billion To $90 Billion Each Year. “The agency (EPA) estimated that complying with the new standard would cost $19 billion to $90 billion a year by 2020, to be largely borne by manufacturers, oil refiners and utilities.” (John M. Broder, “E.P.A. Seeks Stricter Rules To Curb Smog,” The New York Times, 1/7/10)

NOTE: The New Regulations Were Withdrawn In 2011. “On July 11, 2011, EPA submitted a proposed final ozone rule to OMB for review. In August, the President directed OMB to return the rule to EPA without his approval.” (“Background Paper On Significant EPA Regulations Pending Or Proposed,”Business Roundtable, 11/8/13)

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