George P. Bush

Texas Land Cmr. George P. Bush applauds  President Trump’s rollback of WOTUS regulations

  AUSTIN – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement in support of President Donald Trump’s executive order instructing the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rules that granted the federal government broad and vague powers to regulate rivers, streams and wetlands including those on private property. Commissioner Bush stated: “Today I stand with the farmers, ranchers and private property […]

Land Cmr. George P. Bush applauds creation of Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement relating to Texas House Speaker Joe Straus’ appointment of 11 House Members to the newly created Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation, and Infrastructure: “I applaud Texas Speaker Joe Straus for creating and appointing 11 dedicated members of the House to the Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation, and Infrastructure. The creation of this new committee demonstrates the Speaker’s recognition of the need to protect […]

GLO announces HUD rules for administration of $177 million for Texas communities recovering from historic 2016 flooding

AUSTIN – Today Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its guidance for the administration of the additional $177 million awarded last month to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred in 2016. These funds awarded to the state are in addition to the $45.2 million previously announced in October, which brings […]

Commissioner Bush Expands GLO Disaster Recovery Outreach Effort

Encourages local leaders in communities affected by recent flooding to participate AUSTIN – To maximize efficiency and effectiveness of long-term disaster recovery and prevention efforts, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has conducted extensive outreach to local leaders across Texas affected by the 2015 and 2016 floods, storms and tornadoes. As the state agency designated to utilize Community Development Block Grant funds for disaster recovery efforts, the General Land Office’s Community Development and Revitalization (CDR) […]

From Disaster Recovery to Community Development and Revitalization

  Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the program which has been known as Disaster Recovery is now Community Development and Revitalization (CDR). This name change will reduce confusion and more accurately reflect the mission of the General Land Office and what this office accomplishes on behalf of Commissioner Bush for the people of Texas. “This vital agency has operated for years providing long-term assistance to enable communities […]

Commissioner George P. Bush Announces Top Texan Tournament Commemorating Texas Independence Day

Invites Texans to submit predictions and vote online in this interactive Save Texas History contest AUSTIN – Today, to commemorate Texas Independence Day and Texas History Month, Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced the beginning of the interactive Save Texas History Top Texan Tournament. The Top Texan Tournament allows users to vote for their favorite Texan among 64 figures from throughout the state’s history and can be accessed at savetexashistory.org/toptexan. The tournament […]