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June 20, 2018

Texas Medical Association: Texas Medicine Investigation Exposes Threats to Texas' Ban on Corporate Practice of Medicine

An Austin physician group, one of the city’s largest hospital systems, and an outside hiring firm are engaged in a tug of war that pits corporate finances against the physicians’ view of what’s best for their patients, a three-month investigation by Texas Medicine magazine found.

From Texas Medical Association


June 20, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Statement on President Donald Trump's Executive Order

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal detention policy at the U.S. border: "I support the executive action President Trump has taken today. No one wants to separate families and the president’s action will ensure that those who are crossing our border illegally are detained and our laws are enforced.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor


June 20, 2018

Representative Cesar Blanco: Statement on President Trump Rescinding Family Separation Policy

“After weeks of lying to the American public that this was not his administration’s policy, President Trump has finally succumbed to mounting public pressure and outcry to end his horrific family separation policy.

From Representative Cesar Blanco


June 20, 2018

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Grants Awarded for the Humanitarian Relief for Unaccompanied Children and Families

Yesterday, after tireless efforts between Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Senator John Cornyn, Governor Greg Abbott, and McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, the Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) of the Governor’s Office announced the awarding of grants to several local entities for Humanitarian Relief for Unaccompanied Children and Families.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa


June 20, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: To President Trump: Keep Families Together and Come Visit the Border

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement today, urging President Trump to visit and keep families together at the U.S.-Mexico border: “The current situation regarding how families are being separated at the border is unnecessary and avoidable. Therefore, today I sent a letter to President Trump asking him to join me and my colleagues at the border, to see firsthand the impact the process is having on innocent children.

From Representative Henry Cuellar


June 20, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Introduces Bill to Keep Families Together at the Border

U.S. Senator John Cornyn, along with a group of Republican Senators led by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), introduced the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act to end the separation of immigrant parents and children at the border.

From Senator John Cornyn


June 20, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Applauds President Trump's Decision to Withdraw U.S. from United Nations Human Rights Council

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement applauding President Trump for withdrawing the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC): “The United States has been legitimizing the thugs and autocrats on the United Nations Human Rights Council for far too long.

From Senator Ted Cruz


June 20, 2018

Homeland Security Committee: Chairman McCaul on the Situation at the Southern Border

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the situation at the southern border. Chairman McCaul: “As a father of five, I have been distraught over the images coming from our southern border of children being taken away from their parents without knowing when they will reunite.

From Homeland Security Committee


June 20, 2018

Representative Lina Ortega: Joins El Paso Parents In Call To End Family Separation

State Representative Lina Ortega joins Families for Families-Familias Para Familias, calling on families to march through downtown El Paso on June 21, 2018 at 5:30pm in opposition to family separation. As a mother of two and grandmother of two young children, Representative Ortega will be present with her family.

From Representative Lina Ortega


June 19, 2018

Texas AFL-CIO: Blasts Child Detentions

The Texas AFL-CIO called on the White House to end the unconscionable detention of children who have been taken from their parents in the name of immigration enforcement. "Tearing children from parents' arms as a bargaining chip to fund a border wall and pass other misguided immigration priorities is unacceptable," Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said.

From Texas AFL-CIO


June 19, 2018

Harris County Republican Party: Asks US Attorney to Investigate Foreign Media Company

Paul Simpson, Republican County Chair of Harris County, today asked Ryan Patrick, United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, to investigate a foreign company's possibly illegal interference with Texas elections.

From Harris County Republican Party


June 19, 2018

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Texans Will Not Tolerate Government-Sponsored Child Abuse

The images, sounds and stories of immigrant children separated from their parents and locked in cages are almost too much to bear. Many of the detention centers for children are located in Texas, making the news all the more painful. But we can't ignore the cries.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities


June 19, 2018

Joe Moody Campaign: Moody Leading on Lethal Violence Protective Order Law

On May 30th, Governor Greg Abbott introduced his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan, which outlined forty ideas for curbing school violence and protecting children. Among the Governor's recommendations was legislation authored by Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chair Joe Moody: lethal violence protective orders, also known as "red flag" laws.

From Joe Moody Campaign


June 19, 2018

Becket Law: Appeals Court Rules for Texas Bishops in Privacy Dispute

Late yesterday a federal appeals court suspended a trial judge’s order that would have forced the 23 Roman Catholic bishops in Texas to hand over their emails and other private religious communications to an abortion facility. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops had appealed an Austin-based federal trial court’s order issued Sunday afternoon giving the bishops just 24 hours to hand over private documents they say are protected by the Constitution.

From Becket Law


June 19, 2018

Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation: Names Dr. Tim Miller Superintendent In Residence

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced that Tim Miller, Ed.D., former director of educator preparation and program accountability at the Texas Education Agency, will serve as superintendent in residence at Raise Your Hand.

From Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation


June 19, 2018

Texas Water Development Board: Updates to the Texas Water Development Board Flood Viewer Now Live

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently released updates to the TWDB Flood Viewer. The latest features provide an intuitive way for users to visualize areas in the way of a potential flooding and remain informed via text messaging.

From Texas Water Development Board


June 19, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: We Can Keep Immigrant Families Together and Enforce the Law

“We're hearing from many of our Democratic colleagues that the Administration ought to simply quit enforcing the law. But that is something we all have taken an oath to uphold and defend the constitution and laws of the United States.”

From Senator John Cornyn


June 19, 2018

Representative Cesar Blanco: Texas Border Lawmaker Requests Halt of State Border Security Operations

"Texas shouldn't be aiding and abetting the Trump Administration in violating human rights and tearing apart families.

From Representative Cesar Blanco


June 19, 2018

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: Major San Antonio Leaders Support Roland Gutierrez for Texas Senate

Following the resignation of State Senator Carlos Uresti, Chairman Roland Gutierrez (@RolandForTexas) announced the endorsement of several key San Antonio leaders in his bid for Texas Senate District 19.

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign


June 19, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Releases Letter to Texans on Juneteenth

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following open letter to Texans on Juneteenth: June 19, 2018 Dear Fellow Texans: Today on Juneteenth, we commemorate the anniversary of the momentous day in 1865 when freedom reached Texas. It was on June 19th, 1865 that U.S. Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with 2,000 Union soldiers, and more importantly, with history-altering news that would change Texans’ lives forever.

From Senator John Cornyn


June 19, 2018

Representative Jason Villalba: Letter to Governor Abbott Requesting Relief for Suffering Children Separated From Their Parents

Today Texas State Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) issued the following letter to Governor Greg Abbott in reaction to the recent situation and separation of families at the Texas border.

From Representative Jason Villalba


June 19, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Jones Calls Out Congressman Hurd on Family Separation: All Talk, No Results

Gina Ortiz Jones released the following statement: “It's time for action. After handing over control to the most anti-immigrant factions in Washington, Congressman Hurd needs to be the leader he claims he is and force his party to stand up to Trump when it’s bad for our community.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign


June 19, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Introducing Emergency Legislation to Keep Illegal Immigrant Families Together

Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), issued the following statement: “All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop. Now. We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am introducing this week.

From Senator Ted Cruz


June 19, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Effort to Help Child Assault Victims on Military Bases Passes Senate

Provisions of a bipartisan bill authored by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to increase access to justice for young victims of sexual assault on military bases passed the Senate as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

From Senator John Cornyn


June 19, 2018

Senator Borris Miles: Statement on Trump Immigration Policy

"I am angered and disgusted by the Trump Administration's decision to rip children from their parents and literally tear families apart. This very act is immoral, un-Christian and unconscionable. It is also unnecessary.

From Senator Borris Miles


June 18, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Families Should be Kept Together at the Border

‘We have to keep family members together and prevent unnecessary hardship, stress, and outrage. The good news is we have it within our power to find a better way because parents who are awaiting court proceedings shouldn't have to do so separated from their children, and children shouldn't be taken from their parents and left frightened and confused about where they are and what is transpiring around them.’

From Senator John Cornyn


June 18, 2018

Austin Community College: Launches First Bachelor's Degree Program in Fall

Austin Community College (ACC) will launch its first bachelor’s degree program this fall. The RN-to-BSN program addresses a critical nursing shortage in Central Texas and creates a new advancement pathway for local registered nurses (RN). It allows registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma to complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN).

From Austin Community College


June 18, 2018

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: Gutierrez Statement on Carlos Uresti Resignation

Today, following the resignation of State Senator Carlos Uresti, State Representative Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) issued the following statement: "Today’s news brings one of the saddest, most embarrassing chapters of Texas politics to an overdue end. Now, finally, we move forward.

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign


June 18, 2018

Pete Gallego Campaign: Gallego Statement on Carlos Uresti Resignation

Texas Senate District 19 candidate and former State Representative and U.S. Congressman Pete Gallego released a statement on the recent resignation of Carlos Uresti. “Today, State Senator Carlos Uresti submitted his resignation. As the legal process continues, my focus remains the people of Texas Senate District 19.

From Pete Gallego Campaign


June 18, 2018

Senator Donna Campbell: Files Brief Opposing Austin's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

State Senator Donna Campbell filed an amicus brief in support of business groups seeking an injunction against the City of Austin regarding their mandatory paid sick leave ordinance. The controversial ordinance, scheduled to go into effect on October 1st, would apply to any non-union eligible employee working within the city limits, regardless of where the employer is headquartered, its size, or how many workers are employed.

From Senator Donna Campbell


June 18, 2018

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Klein ISD Voters Reject 9 Penny Property Tax Rate Increase by a 55-45% Margin

On a summer dog day, Saturday non-uniform election date Klein ISD voters rejected a proposed $0.09 Tax Rate Ratification Election by a 55-45% margin. Klein ISD's Board of Trustees called for this election to increase the Maintenance and Operations (M&O) property tax rate by $0.09 to $1.14 per $100 of appraised value, for a combined Klein ISD property tax rate of $1.52 per $100 of appraised value.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt


June 18, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Patrick's Silence Speaks Volumes

TODAY, Democrat Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier urges Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to publicly comment on whether he supports or condemns the practice of separating families at the border. In a half hour speech to delegates at the Texas Republican Convention last week, Patrick never once mentioned the crisis going on in South Texas.

From Mike Collier Campaign


June 18, 2018

Senator Carlos Uresti: Resignation Statement After 22 Years of Service

"After 22 years of public service to the great State of Texas - both as the State Representative for District 118 and the State Senator for District 19, I formally announce my resignation as State Senator effective June 21, 2018. Serving the people and children in our great State has been both an honor and a privilege. I have enjoyed meeting so many amazing Texans - Democrats, Republicans, Independents, fellow veterans, small business women and men, and thousands of children from San Antonio all the way to the Big Bend.

From Senator Carlos Uresti


June 18, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Cornyn, Peters Project Safe Neighborhoods Bill Signed Into Law

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Gary Peters (D-MI) released the following statements after President Trump signed their Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018 into law. This legislation authorizes a nationwide law enforcement program focused on the reduction of violent crime.

From Senator John Cornyn


June 18, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: What the Defense Bill Means for Texas

Raises troops’ pay by 2.6%, the largest pay raise for our military in nearly 10 years Authorizes $158 million for military construction projects in Texas, including a new Basic Military Training dormitory at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland and a new warehouse at Red River Army Depot

From Senator John Cornyn


June 18, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton's Office and FTC Team Up to Stop Scams Against Small Businesses

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Consumer Protection Division of his office took legal action against three companies, including a Houston-based labor poster operation, as a part of the Federal Trade Commission’s law enforcement sweep targeting scam artists who attempt to defraud small businesses.

From Office of the Attorney General


June 18, 2018

Senator Sylvia Garcia: Feds Want a Baby Jail in Houston

This week it was discovered that federal authorities, in conjunction with contracted private partners, have signed a lease to open a baby jail to detain child immigrants just east of downtown Houston. State Senator Sylvia Garcia issued the following statement in reaction:

From Senator Sylvia Garcia


June 18, 2018

Texas Education Agency: SBOE Gives Preliminary Approval to Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies Course

A new social studies course now called Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies won unanimous preliminary approval from the State Board of Education this week. A second and final vote on the curriculum standards for this course will occur at the board’s Sept. 11-14 meeting.

From Texas Education Agency