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November 17, 2017

Sam Harless Campaign: Harless Officially Files For Office For Texas State Representative, District 126

E. Sam Harless officially files to run for Texas State Representative, District 126. Texas State Representative District 126 is located in North Harris County and is currently represented by the Honorable Kevin Roberts, who is seeking election to the 2nd U.S. Congressional District, leaving this position open in the 2018 March Primary.

From Sam Harless Campaign


November 17, 2017

Representative Brian Babin: Houston Area Members: Supplemental Disaster Request Woefully Inadequate

Today, Congressmen Brian Babin (TX-36), Ted Poe (TX-02), Pete Olson (TX-22), Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Randy Weber (TX-14), Michael McCaul (TX-10), and Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement regarding the Office of Management and Budget Supplemental Disaster Request:

From Representative Brian Babin


November 17, 2017

Representative Michael McCaul: Houston Area Members: Supplemental Disaster Request Woefully Inadequate

Today, Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10), Ted Poe (TX-02), Pete Olson (TX-22), Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Randy Weber (TX-14), Brian Babin (TX-36), and Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement regarding the Office of Budget Management’s supplemental disaster request:

From Representative Michael McCaul


November 17, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Issues Statement on Latest OMB Hurricane Recovery Funding Proposal

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the administration’s proposed funding levels for hurricane and storm recovery that were released today: “The administration must keep its repeated commitments to provide Texas with the funding it needs to recover from Hurricane Harvey.

From Senator Ted Cruz


November 17, 2017

Representatives Henry Cuellar and John Culberson: Introduce Gun Background Check Bill

Yesterday, Thursday, November 17, Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), John Culberson (R-TX), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Ryan Costello (R-PA), and Pete Aguilar (D-CA) introduced H.R. 4434, a companion bill to the FIX NICS Act of 2017 that was introduced in the Senate earlier this week by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Murphy (D-CT).

From Representative Henry Cuellar


November 17, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Service Academy Nominations Board Hold Annual Meeting

The Service Academy Nominations Board, established by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in 2013, today held its annual meeting to review applications and recommend the most qualified Texas candidates for nomination to our nation’s distinguished service academies.

From Senator Ted Cruz


November 17, 2017

Chris Paddie Campaign: Asks Boersma To Correct Fraudulent Resume

In his online resume on his campaign website (garrettfortexas.com/about), State House candidate Garrett Boersma claims he has a "proven record of fighting" for "lower taxes." But his voting record on the Marshall City Commission clearly shows that is not true.

From Chris Paddie Campaign


November 17, 2017

Representative Roger Williams: Statement Richard Cordray's Resignation

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who serves as a vice chair on the House Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, released the following statement after Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray announced his resignation:

From Representative Roger Williams


November 17, 2017

Representative Ed Thompson: Files For Fourth Term To Represent District 29

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, State Representative Ed Thompson filed as a candidate for re-election to the House of Representatives for Texas House District 29. Thompson was elected in 2012 and is now in his third term representing the area in Northeast Brazoria County that includes the cities of Pearland, Alvin, Manvel, Hillcrest, Rosharon, Iowa Colony, Brookside Village, and Liverpool.

From Representative Ed Thompson


November 17, 2017

Representative R.D. "Bobby" Guerra: Appointed to Border Health Task Force

Representative R.D. 'Bobby' Guerra was appointed by Speaker Joe Straus to serve on the newly-established Task Force of Border Health Officials. The task force, created in response to a bill that was passed earlier this year, is made up of public health officials from along the Texas-Mexico border; they are tasked with studying important health issues affecting the region and identifying policy priorities to improve the well-being of all border Texans.

From Representative R.D. "Bobby" Guerra


November 17, 2017

Joanna Cattanach Campaign: Texas' First Former Foster Care Child To File For State Legislature In Dallas on Monday

On Monday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. Democratic candidate for State Representative Joanna Cattanach will officially file for office becoming the first former foster care child in Texas to do so.

From Joanna Cattanach Campaign


November 17, 2017

Senator Donna Campbell: Presents Adoption Day Proclamation, Encourages Support for Foster Children in Texas

At a press conference Friday, State Senator Donna Campbell officially recognized Saturday, November 18th, as National Adoption Day in Texas while presenting a proclamation to high school student Hunter Beaton for his work on behalf of foster children. The proclamation was signed by all 31 state senators - representing all 254 counties in the state - encouraging Texas families to seek ways to participate in the adoption process.

From Senator Donna Campbell


November 17, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Files Brief Urging the Supreme Court to Protect Prayer at Public Meetings

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a coalition of 22 states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the practice of lawmaker-led prayer at public meetings. The case, Lund vs. Rowan County, focuses upon a North Carolina county’s practice of opening its meeting with prayer offered by its commissioners.

From Office of the Attorney General


November 17, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Cruz-Cornyn Resolution Congratulates the Houston Astros for a Historic World Series Victory

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of their resolution commending and congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.

From Senator Ted Cruz