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May 25, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: We Must Always Cherish the Dearly Won Gift of Liberty

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in honor of Memorial Day: “This weekend, Americans pause to remember and pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 25, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Highlights Accomplishments for Texans in 115th Congress

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke this week about Congress’s record of accomplishments under Republican control and highlighted economic gains for Texans, regulatory relief for small businesses, and the confirmation of new judges in particular.

From Senator John Cornyn

May 25, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Asks 5th Circuit for Emergency Stay of Lower Court's Voter Registration Ruling

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an emergency motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to stay a lower court’s decision ordering Texas to take costly steps to alter its voter registration procedures under extremely tight deadlines.

From Office of the Attorney General

May 25, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Gov. Abbott, Local Law Enforcement Officials, and Community Members on School Safety

Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) participated in a roundtable discussion with Gov. Greg Abbott, local law enforcement officials, and the victims and survivors of the Santa Fe High School, Alpine High School, and Sutherland Springs church shootings on the topic of school safety.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 24, 2018

Representative Randy Weber: Applauds POTUS Pardon of Jack Johnson

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, President Donald Trump granted a full, posthumous pardon to heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. Following the pardon, Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement:

From Representative Randy Weber

May 24, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Collier Demands Governor Abbott Act Now

TODAY, Democrat Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier reacts to the 22 points and ideas Governor Greg Abbott presented following the conclusion of his roundtable discussions in Austin to stop school shootings.

From Mike Collier Campaign

May 24, 2018

Texas Education Agency: Commissioner Morath Announces Response to Online Testing Issues

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced three specific actions in response to online testing issues that occurred during the April and May administrations of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR®).

From Texas Education Agency

May 24, 2018

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Announces Progress For The Reconstruction Of The US 83/US 281Interchange Project

Today, the Texas Transportation Commission (TxDOT) approved an agenda item authorizing the first step in the procurement process for the full reconstruction of the US 83/US 281 Interchange (Pharr Interchange) project. By authorizing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), TxDOT will now be accepting proposals from entities to enter into a design-build contract to reconstruct the Pharr Interchange.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

May 24, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Commends Trump Administration Proposal to Allow Health Providers to Follow Conscience in Federal Title X

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a Trump administration proposal to continue updating Title X regulations by allowing family planning services that receive Title X funding to eliminate abortion counseling and referrals from their services.

From Office of the Attorney General

May 24, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Praises Senate Passage of Key Veterans' Bill Ahead of Memorial Day

Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the passage of the VA MISSION Act and upcoming consideration of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

From Senator John Cornyn

May 24, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Joins Bipartisan Effort to Combat Sexual Harassment and Hold Abusers in Congress Accountable

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising the bipartisan deal to combat sexual harassment in Congress, of which he is a cosponsor. “Sexual harassment is wrong. It should never be tolerated.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 24, 2018

Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz: Praise Committee Vote on Texas Fifth Circuit, District Court Nominees

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nominations of Andy Oldham to fill a vacancy in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Michael Truncale to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Alan Albright to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas:

From Senator John Cornyn

May 24, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: Statement on North Korea

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Trump announced there would be no summit with North Korea next month.

From Representative Michael McCaul

May 24, 2018

Representative Roger Williams: Votes to Ensure Military Readiness

Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, released the following statement Thursday after the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19):

From Representative Roger Williams

May 24, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Strengthens National Security through National Defense Authorization Act

Today U.S. Representative Will Hurd supported the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding for our military and national defense. The NDAA passed the House this morning with overwhelmingly bipartisan support and ensures we are prepared to face modern threats by:

From Representative Will Hurd

May 24, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Enforcement Actions Taken at Commissioners' May 22 Conference

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $698,679 in fines involving 232 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners' conference this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state's oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

May 24, 2018

New Politics: Endorses James Talarico For State Rep In Texas House District 52

New Politics, the national organization that recruits and supports national service leaders and military veterans for elected office, today endorsed James Talarico in his campaign for state representative in Texas House District 52.

From New Politics

May 23, 2018

Representative Brian Babin: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Advances Water Resources Development Act

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced key priorities offered by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) during today’s consideration and passage of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA).

From Representative Brian Babin

May 23, 2018

Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND: Successful in Primary Runoff

Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Fund (AGFUND), Inc. had a successful night in the primary runoff elections. "We need elected officials who bring accountability and an understanding of agriculture to our state and national government," Russell Boening, president of TFB and AGFUND, said.

From Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND

May 23, 2018

Texas AFL-CIO: Runoff Voters Sought Better Priorities for Texas

Texas voters spoke clearly and in bipartisan fashion for progress in Tuesday's runoff elections, endorsing an agenda in which public education and the larger concerns of working people take priority over wedge issues, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said today.

From Texas AFL-CIO

May 23, 2018

Representative Jeff Leach: Statement on Santa Fe Shooting & Commitment to Legislative Action

“In the wake of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, we must continue to pray for peace and comfort for the victims, their families and loved ones, educators, law enforcement and all who have been affected by this horrific tragedy.

From Representative Jeff Leach

May 23, 2018

Texas Values Action: Texas Primary Season Ends with Strong Gains for Faith and Family Candidates

Yesterday, Texans voted in the primary runoff election which closed a great overall primary season for pro-faith and family candidates across Texas. Not only do we have continued leadership from strong conservative statewide officials and a stronger Texas Senate, but also, with the victories throughout the primary season, the number of pro-family conservatives in the Texas House continues to grow.

From Texas Values Action

May 23, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: Kopser's Statement On His Victory In The Democratic Primary For Texas' 21st Congressional District

Last night, Joseph Kopser won the Democratic nomination for Congress in Texas’ 21st Congressional District. Kopser won his primary with 58 percent of the vote, winning in nine of the ten counties of TX-21. On Election Night, Joseph Kopser released the following statement.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

May 23, 2018

Representative Tomas Uresti: Texas Needs Special Session on School Safety

After the death of 10 students and teachers at Santa Fe High School, Representative Uresti has asked Governor Abbott to convene a Special Session to address school safety and gun violence. During the 85th Legislative Session, Rep. Uresti authored HB 2712, which would have created a program to aid law enforcement efforts to take guns off the street.

From Representative Tomas Uresti

May 23, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Jones Wins Texas Runoff to Challenge Will Hurd

Tonight Gina Ortiz Jones celebrated her win in Texas’s 23rd District Democratic runoff election with supporters, family, and friends. Gina has traveled the district, sharing a message that clearly resonated with voters in this district, focusing on ensuring Texans have access to quality health care, good paying jobs and strengthening economic opportunities for working families.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

May 23, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Collier Congratulates Valdez for Winning Democratic Runoff for Governor of Texas

TODAY, Democrat Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier congratulates Sheriff Lupe Valdez for winning the the Democratic Runoff for Governor of Texas. Per Collier: “Congratulations to Lupe Valdez for winning the Democratic nomination for Governor of Texas. I look forward to working with Sheriff Valdez to help make a better state for ALL Texans.”

From Mike Collier Campaign

May 23, 2018

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Statement on Sheryl Cole Win

Sheryl Cole won the Democratic primary runoff tonight for House District 46. Planned Parenthood Texas Votes endorsed Sheryl Cole for state representative because of her unwavering commitment to reproductive rights.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

May 23, 2018

Texas Association of Business PAC: Joint Statement from TXBIZ PAC and TXBIZ FEDPAC Chairmen, Brett Graham and Gary Gibson

“Following tonight’s election results, TXBIZ PAC and TXBIZ FEDPAC is proud to announce our success in the runoffs for candidates endorsed by the committees.

From Texas Association of Business PAC

May 23, 2018

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Statement on Lupe Valdez Win

Tonight, Texas Democrat Lupe Valdez won the gubernatorial primary runoff against Andrew White. Planned Parenthood Texas Votes endorsed Lupe Valdez for governor as the strongest candidate in the race for reproductive rights.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

May 23, 2018

Texas AFL-CIO COPE: Congratulates Lupe Valdez on Winning Nomination for Texas Governor

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued this statement congratulating Lupe Valdez, the COPE-backed candidate, on winning the Democratic nomination for Governor: "Lupe Valdez believes in her heart in economic progress for all Texans.

From Texas AFL-CIO COPE

May 23, 2018

Representative Randy Weber: Introduces Coastal Texas Protection Act

On Monday, May 21, 2018, Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) introduced the Coastal Texas Protection Act. The bill enjoys widespread, bipartisan support throughout the Texas delegation, with 20 original co-sponsors.

From Representative Randy Weber

May 23, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Praises House Passage of Prison Reform Bill

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement today after the FIRST STEP Act, a prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism rates and rehabilitating low-risk offenders, passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “The House took an important step today toward ensuring people who leave prison don’t end up right back there,” Sen. Cornyn said.

From Senator John Cornyn

May 22, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Proposes Amendment Opposing Funding for Border Wall

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) introduced an amendment during the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Committee markup for fiscal year 2019 that would prohibit Department of Justice funds from being misdirected towards litigation and other costs associated with the use of eminent domain in the construction of a physical wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

May 22, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Collier Responds to Patrick Comments

TODAY, Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor Mike Collier issues the following response to Dan Patrick’s comments over the weekend regarding gun violence in schools. In addition, Collier proposes a crisis response plan (“Save our Students”) and timetable geared toward making our schools as safe as we can make them before they return to school in the fall.

From Mike Collier Campaign

May 22, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Stands by Border Patrol Agents

Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the overtime payment process for our Customs and Border Patrol agents. H.R. 5896, the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendment Act of 2018, was introduced with Border and Maritime Subcommittee Chair Martha McSally (AZ-02) and Ranking Member Filemón Vela (TX-34) to streamline and amend the overtime payment process to allow these hardworking men and women the flexibility to be properly compensated for the dangerous jobs they perform.

From Representative Will Hurd

May 22, 2018

Senator Borris Miles: Jobs Fair Fills 300 Jobs in Minority Communities

Senator Borris L. Miles successfully hosted a Job Fair at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, bringing together nearly 60 employers, more than 400 job seekers and filling more than 300 positions. "Texas Workforce Commission reported that Texas created more than 300,000 jobs over the past year," said Senator Borris L. Miles.

From Senator Borris Miles

May 21, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Addresses Santa Fe Shooting on Senate Floor

Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) mourned the loss of life from the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas and highlighted stories of heroism and bravery during the tragedy.

From Senator John Cornyn

May 21, 2018

Troxclair PC: Former Workers' Comp Commissioner Ryan Brannan Joing Troxclair PC

Today, Caleb Troxclair, Principal of Troxclair PC, a premier government affairs law firm in Austin, announced the addition of Ryan Brannan, former Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner and three-time gubernatorial appointee, to the firm.

From Troxclair PC

May 21, 2018

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: Endorsement List Surpasses 100

Today Chairman Roland Gutierrez (@RolandForTexas) announced that his endorsement list in his bid for the 19th Senatorial District of Texas had passed 100 individuals and organizations.

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign

May 21, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Praises Trump Administration Proposal to Protect Life in the Federal Title X Family Planning Grant Program

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended a Trump administration proposal that would protect the lives of the unborn and the conscience rights of taxpayers by withholding federal Title X family planning funding from clinics that provide abortion services or referrals for abortions.

From Office of the Attorney General

May 21, 2018

Ron Wright Campaign: Jake Ellzey: Won't Join the Freedom Caucus, Debates Himself on Immigration

Despite record levels of debt and Congress’ deep unpopularity with the American people, Jake Ellzey can’t decide if he would join the Congressional Freedom Caucus, a group of conservatives dedicated to securing the border, reforming our tax code, and getting Washington’s spending habits under control.

From Ron Wright Campaign

May 21, 2018

Austin Community College: ACC Trustees Hold Tuition Rates Steady, Lower Out-of-District Fees

In-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will remain unchanged for a fifth consecutive year, and out-of-district fees and out-of-state tuition will decrease. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 tuition and fee rates at its May meeting.

From Austin Community College

May 21, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Reminds Texans of May 31 Deadline to Claim Western Union Refunds

Attorney General Ken Paxton today reminded Texans of the May 31 deadline to submit claims in a $586 million settlement with Western Union affecting consumers who were deceived into sending payments to scam artists using the company’s wire transfer service. As many as 39,000 Texans are eligible for refunds.

From Office of the Attorney General

May 21, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Cmr. George P. Bush Encourages Texans to Attend 2018 Memorial Day Ceremonies at Texas State Veterans Cemeteries

Land Commissioner and Veterans Land Board Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging Texans across the state to commemorate Memorial Day at one of the four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries statewide. Volunteers are also needed to lay flags at the each of the headstones prior to the services.

From Texas General Land Office

May 21, 2018

Elaina Fowler Campaign: Fowler for Democratic Candidate for House District 47 Joins Dozens of Texas Gun Sense Candidates Across the State in Calling for Sensible Gun Legislation

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday, Elaina Fowler is proud to sign a joint statement with more than three dozen other Texas Candidates for Gun Sense in calling for sensible gun legislation to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety.

From Elaina Fowler Campaign

May 21, 2018

Assembled Vehicle Coalition of Texas: Decried TxDMV Rules Revoking Titles and Registration of Hundreds of Privately Owned Specialized Vehicles

The Assembled Vehicle Coalition of Texas decries rulings by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles that revoked hundreds of vehicles previously inspected, titled and registered. Dune buggies, a popular and well-known roadster vehicle that has been a part of American car scene since 1964, have been adversely affected by TxDMV rulemaking.

From Assembled Vehicle Coalition of Texas

May 18, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Visits Santa Fe, Texas Following School Shooting

Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) traveled to Santa Fe, Texas after the horrific shooting this morning at Santa Fe High School. Senator Cornyn was briefed by law enforcement and local officials on the investigation, including representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Education Association.

From Senator John Cornyn

May 18, 2018

Senator Borris Miles: Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

"Enough is enough. It is obvious 'thoughts and prayers' aren't producing the change we need to keep our kids safe. Earlier today, Governor Abbott said he would host 'roundtable meetings' to discuss gun violence. We have been talking about gun violence and common sense gun legislation for years.

From Senator Borris Miles

May 18, 2018

Speaker Joe Straus: Statement On The Tragedy At Santa Fe High School

"Julie and I extend our deepest condolences to the Santa Fe families who were impacted by this tragedy. The events today at Santa Fe High School represent the worst nightmare of every parent and educator, and it is my hope that the safety of our school campuses will be a top priority when the Texas Legislature convenes in 2019. Elected leaders should take significant, concrete action to prevent school shootings. Just talking about school safety is not enough."

From Speaker Joe Straus

May 18, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement following today's shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas: "We are mourning the victims of the tragic school shooting in Santa Fe. We are heartbroken and outraged by this loss. Gov. Greg Abbott and I are committed to using every resource we have to respond today and protect our students going forward.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

May 18, 2018

Texas PTA: Responds to School Shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

One more time our country is plagued by a school shooting resulting in multiple casualties and injuries. Instead of celebrating our students and the end to another successful school year, Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas, is grieving the loss of life on its campus and grappling with the devastation to its community.

From Texas PTA

May 18, 2018

Representative Roger Williams: Announces New Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Hood

Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, released the following statement Friday after the United States Army announced that it will activate additional Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB) at Fort Hood:

From Representative Roger Williams

May 18, 2018

Representative Eddie Rodriguez: Latest Deadly School Shooting Must Result In Legislative Action

Today, a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that eight to ten people have been killed and that most of the victims are students. State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez is a leader on gun safety in the Texas House of Representatives and has two children who attend local public schools.

From Representative Eddie Rodriguez

May 18, 2018

The University of Texas System: Regents Name Former UT Austin President as Interim Chancellor

The University of Texas System Board of Regents today named Larry R. Faulkner to become Chancellor ad interim of The University of Texas System. Faulkner received a unanimous vote of support and will begin his interim duties on June 1.

From The University of Texas System

May 18, 2018

Texas Values Action: Endorsements in 2018 Texas Primary Run-off Election Announced

Interest in faith and family issues has continued to increase during the 2018 election cycle, and Texas Values Action remains on the front-lines for the May 22nd state run-off election. Our staff is available for comment. Our mission: To help people make informed decisions when they go vote.

From Texas Values Action

May 18, 2018

Texas Farm Bureau: Statement on House Failure to Pass 2018 Farm Bill

We are extremely disappointed in the farm bill vote today. The U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which only hurts all Americans.

From Texas Farm Bureau

May 18, 2018

Harris County Judge: Harris County Reopens Part of Courthouse in Effort to Ease Jail and Court Crowding

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett joined other county officials this morning to announce that parts of the downtown Criminal Justice Center, the county's primary criminal courthouse, would be reopened next month in an effort to reduce jail crowding and speed up the judicial process.

From Harris County Judge

May 18, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement on Shooting at Santa Fe High School

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today released the following statement in response to the tragic school shooting at Santa Fe High School: “Once again, our Nation grieves another mass murder. Heidi and I are keeping the students and faculty of Santa Fe High School in our fervent prayers.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 18, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Calls for Action by Governor and State Legislature to Act Immediately to End School Violence

TODAY, Democrat Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier demands Gov. Greg Abbott act immediately to end school violence in Texas. A joint press conference with members of the American Federation of teachers will be held this afternoon in downtown Houston (details to come).

From Mike Collier Campaign

May 18, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Statement on Shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

Attorney General Ken Paxton issued this statement following the shooting at Santa Fe High School this morning: “The thoughts and prayers of all Texans are with the people of Santa Fe and those affected by today’s tragic shooting. As horrific reports come out of Santa Fe High School, my office stands ready to assist local law enforcement as needed.”

From Office of the Attorney General

May 18, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Announces $50 Million in Appropriations Bill for Hispanic Education

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $50 million dollars in the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill for colleges and universities that serve Hispanic student populations, as well as language to promote Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to partner with federal agencies.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

May 17, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Votes to Confirm Haspel as CIA Director

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the floor about the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which was approved by the Senate today.

From Senator John Cornyn

May 17, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Includes 100 New Immigration Judge Teams in Appropriations Bill

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) included language in the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Bill to hire at least 100 new immigration judge teams, which include judges, support staff, technology and work space, in addition to many other border security measures. It also includes language that increases immigration court efficiency.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

May 17, 2018

Texas Alliance for Safe Communities: Statement on Rising Failure-to-Appear Rates in Harris County

The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities (TASC) today issued a statement following news that fourteen Harris County Criminal Court at Law judges have demanded an injunction to stop federal Judge Lee Rosenthal’s bail reform order, citing irreparable harm to the greater Houston community.

From Texas Alliance for Safe Communities

May 17, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Bush Statement in Support of U.S. Senator John Cornyn Filing the Coastal Texas Protection Act

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement in support of the Coastal Texas Protection Act filed by U.S. Senator John Cornyn: "Coastal protection benefits more than just those who call the Texas coast home.

From Texas General Land Office

May 17, 2018

Representative Roland Gutierrez: Honored with Military Mayors "Legislator of the Year" Award

In recognition of his tireless work protecting Texas' military installations and preserving their mission readiness, State Representative Roland Gutierrez, Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans’ Affairs Committee, was awarded the "Legislator of the Year" Award by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg on behalf of the Texas Mayors of Military Communities.

From Representative Roland Gutierrez

May 17, 2018

Texas Water Development Board: Approves More Than $27.7 Million In Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) authorized $27,743,911 in flood mitigation assistance grants. The grants provided through this assistance are funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to mitigate flood damages and prevent future losses.

From Texas Water Development Board

May 17, 2018

Representative Nicole Collier: Receives Appointment by Texas Speaker Joe Straus

In a move to strengthen current sexual harassment policies in the Texas Legislature, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Joe Straus, appointed state Representative Nicole Collier to a new sexual harassment workgroup.

From Representative Nicole Collier

May 16, 2018

Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems: Pension Review Board Committee Favors Shorter Vesting Over Retention Goals

A Pension Review Board committee charged with recommending features for benefit plans has drafted a “retirement security” design that mostly ignores employer retention goals. The Pension Review Board is the state agency which monitors pension funds for firefighters, police, municipal employees, teachers, judicial and state employees.

From Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems

May 16, 2018

Ron Wright Campaign: Wright Endorsed By Former CD6 Rival, "Big Troy" Ratterree

Ahead of tonight’s GOTV rally and fundraiser, the Ron Wright Campaign announced the endorsement of former CD6 candidate, small businessman, and conservative activist, “Big Troy” Ratterree. Wright has now been endorsed by 3 of his former GOP Primary competitors, Ratterree, Ken Cope, and Shawn Dandridge.

From Ron Wright Campaign

May 16, 2018

Representative Roger Williams: Congratulates III Corps on 100 Years

Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents III Corps, that is headquartered on Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, made the following statement regarding III Corps reaching its 100th birthday:

From Representative Roger Williams

May 16, 2018

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Receives Texas District & County Attorneys Association's Law & Order Award

Today, Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa was presented with the Law & Order Award by Rob Kepple, Executive Director of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association (TDCAA), for Senator Hinojosa's legislative work on criminal justice issues during the 85th Texas Legislature.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

May 16, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement on National Police Week

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in recognition of National Police Week. “This week, we celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all first responders who answer the call to serve our communities. They provide for our safety and are faithfully dedicated to protect the lives of every American,” Sen. Cruz said.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 16, 2018

Representative Eddie Lucio: Drafts Bill To Legalize Sports Betting In Texas

n light of yesterday's ruling by the United States Supreme Court, Rep. Lucio has drafted a bill to legalize sports betting in Texas. Rep. Lucio, who has long been a supporter of regulated gaming in the state, praised the Supreme Court for asserting Texas' right to decide this issue on its own.

From Representative Eddie Lucio

May 16, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Statement on Straus Contributions to So-Called 'Responsible' Republicans

Texans for Dan Patrick issued a statement today following a press release by out-going House Speaker Joe Straus regarding his involvement in the 2018 Republican primary elections. Patrick Campaign Strategist Allen Blakemore said:

From Dan Patrick Campaign

May 16, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Sales Tax Holidays for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR Products Set for May 26-28

Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. Both take place Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

May 16, 2018

The Brannan Firm: Ryan Brannan Announces Creation of Brannan Firm

Ryan Brannan, former Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation in Texas and Advisor to Governor Rick Perry, today announced the founding of The Brannan Firm, which will provide clients with an array of legal and government relations services built upon his depth of policy expertise on a variety of issues around state government.

From The Brannan Firm

May 16, 2018

Speaker Joe Straus: Texas House Workgroup Will Continue Efforts To Combat Sexual Harassment

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday established a workgroup of House members to recommend additional steps to prevent and eradicate sexual harassment in the Legislature.

From Speaker Joe Straus

May 16, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement on Hurricane Preparedness

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement about preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. “As we enter another hurricane season starting June 1, I want to urge all Texans to prepare for the potentially harmful storms and floods summers in Texas can bring,” Sen. Cruz said.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 16, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Showing Appreciation for Local Law Enforcement

During the nine-and-a-half years I spent as an undercover officer in the CIA, I worked alongside my colleagues in the intelligence community, the diplomatic corps, and the military to prevent another terrorist attack like our nation experienced on September 11, 2001.

From Representative Will Hurd

May 16, 2018

Representative Roger Williams: Recognizes National Police Week on House Floor

Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Tuesday evening to honor local, state, and federal law enforcement officers on National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Williams also recognized Deputy Constable Mark Gregory Deibold of the Tarrant County Constable’s Office, who passed away in 2017.

From Representative Roger Williams

May 15, 2018

Joe Straus Campaign: Speaker Straus Puts More Than $1 Million Behind Republican Candidates

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has used more than $1 million from his political funds to support Republican legislative candidates this year. When Speaker Straus announced in October that he would not seek re-election in 2018, he promised to actively support responsible Republican candidates in the ongoing election cycle.

From Joe Straus Campaign

May 15, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Announces Lawsuit Against Major Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma for Violation of Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

At a press conference today, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office filed a consumer protection lawsuit in Travis County District Court against Purdue Pharma for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) involving the company’s prescription opioids, including OxyContin.

From Office of the Attorney General

May 15, 2018

Representative Tomas Uresti: Safe Tire Clean-Up Finally Complete

The "Safe Tire" site on 11150 Applewhite Road in San Antonio has finally been cleared of the over 2 million tires that have posed a catastrophic local public hazard for more the decade. The over 2 million tires were stored in massive heaps over an area greater than seven football fields. If they had caught fire, the tires would have burned for 9 months, releasing deadly cyanide and carbon monoxide.

From Representative Tomas Uresti

May 15, 2018

Texas Health Care Association: Workforce Crisis Hits Central Texas Nursing Homes

A statewide workforce crisis affects the ability of Central Texas nursing homes to maintain quality and provide much needed care to the most vulnerable seniors in the area. Certified Nurse Aides working in the 66 nursing homes in Bell and McLennan and surrounding counties are part of a 97 percent average annual staff turnover rate for the state of Texas.

From Texas Health Care Association

May 15, 2018

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Endorses Fraga for 295th District Court

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today endorsed Michelle Fraga of Houston in the Republican primary runoff for 295th District Court in Harris County. The runoff is May 22. Early voting is May 14 through May 18.

From : Endorses Fraga for 295th District Court

May 15, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: Introduces Securing Our Schools Act

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, recently introduced H.R. 5731, the Securing Our Schools Act. This legislation requires the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a Department-wide strategy for its efforts to support school security and clarifies the allowable uses of State Homeland Security Grant Program and Urban Area Security Initiative funding for school security.

From Representative Michael McCaul

May 15, 2018

Representative Brian Babin: Congratulates Mark Geyer on Appointment as JSC Director

U.S Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement congratulating Mark Geyer on his appointment as Director for the Johnson Space Center: “I want to congratulate Mark on his selection to lead JSC.

From Representative Brian Babin

May 15, 2018

Texas General Land Office: PREPS Program Surpasses 15,000 Texas Home Repairs, Helping Survivors Return Home

Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced more than 15,000 homes have received repairs through the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) program in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

From Texas General Land Office

May 15, 2018

Texas Legislative Black Caucus: Statement on the Quota System at Ramsey Prison Unity

The Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TLBC) condemns the alleged actions on the part of a Captain of the Ramsey Prison Unit, who according to the Houston Chronicle, allegedly issued an unconstitutional ultimatum to his subordinates requiring them to "report at least two (2) cases daily…for a Level 2 Code 35 [excessive property violation]".

From Texas Legislative Black Caucus

May 15, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement on the Appointment of Mark Geyer as the New Director of the Johnson Space Center

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in response to the appointment of Mark Geyer as the new Director of the Johnson Space Center. “The Johnson Space Center plays a crucial role in the Houston community, the state of Texas, and our national space program,” Sen. Cruz said.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 15, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: 'Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital and Relocating the U.S. Embassy Sends a Powerful Message That America Will Stand by Our Friends and Allies, and We Will Stand Up to Our Enemies'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) penned an op-ed for The Jerusalem Post applauding the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Sen. Cruz has long advocated for the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem and is attending its opening today in Israel to celebrate the success of those efforts.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 15, 2018

Texas Water Development Board: Request For Application For $1.8 Million In Flood Protection Grants Is Now Posted

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has posted a request for applications (RFA) for $1.8 million in grants for flood protection planning, flood early warning systems, and flood response strategies.

From Texas Water Development Board

May 15, 2018

Public Interest Legal Foundation: Noncitizen Voter Prosecution Shows Need For Transparency In Harris County

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) commended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s announcement regarding the forthcoming prosecution of Laura Janeth Garza for alleged voter impersonation and ineligible voting in Harris County.

From Public Interest Legal Foundation

May 15, 2018

Representative Drew Springer: Explaining How Property Tax Works

Recently, Notices of Appraised Values were mailed out to millions of Texas homeowners, and just like years before, these millions of Texans will pay their property taxes. The property tax is the single-largest tax in Texas and in 2015 represented almost 48 percent of all taxes imposed by state and local taxing units (Texas Comptroller).

From Representative Drew Springer

May 11, 2018

Texas Alliance for Life: Statement on Tonight's Democrat Gubernatorial Debate

Texas Alliance for Life today released the following statement on the Democrat gubernatorial debate to take place in Austin, Texas tonight. The statement is attributed to Executive Director Joe Pojman, Ph.D.

From Texas Alliance for Life

May 11, 2018

Texas Values: City of Houston Ordered To Pay Attorneys' Fees In Same-Sex Benefits Case

This week a federal judge ordered that the City of Houston must pay over $20,000 in attorney’s fees in a historic same-sex benefits case that the City has been losing for quite some time.

From Texas Values

May 11, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Former Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Gina Ortiz Jones To Take On Congressman Will Hurd In TX-23

Today, Gina Ortiz Jones announces Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed her campaign. Jones, a U.S. Air Force veteran and national security expert, is running for Congress in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. Texas’ 23rd Congressional District stretches from San Antonio to El Paso and encompasses the largest shared border with Mexico of any congressional district.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

May 11, 2018

Public Interest Legal Foundation: Harris County Seeks To Shield Noncitizen Voter Records

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed responses to Harris County’s request disagreeing that the federal lawsuit seeking access to voter list maintenance records related to noncitizen registrants be dismissed (PILF v. Harris Bennett 4:18-cv-00981).

From Public Interest Legal Foundation

May 11, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Releases Multiple Action Plan Amendments for Disaster Relief Funds

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the first amendment to the $57.8 million action plan for Hurricane Harvey and the second amendment to the action plan for the 2016 flooding events have both been posted for public comment.

From Texas General Land Office

May 11, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Commemorate San Antonio's Tricentennial Celebration

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today introduced a Senate Resolution to commemorate San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration. The full text of the resolution is as follows:

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 11, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: House Passes Bipartisan Resolution in Support of Israel

Today the House passed H. Res. 835, a resolution introduced by Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Nita Lowey (D-NY). The resolution calls for all nations to enter into robust diplomatic relations with Israel upon its 70th year of statehood.

From Representative Michael McCaul

May 11, 2018

Representative Garnet Coleman: Statement on TEA Waiver for HISD

Today, May 10, 2018, Representative Garnet Coleman (D-147) released the following statement: "I will be meeting with TEA Commissioner Morath tomorrow morning to recommend to him that TEA approve a waiver to all schools in the Houston Independent School District due to the negative effects of Hurricane Harvey.

From Representative Garnet Coleman

May 10, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: 'Now Is the Time to Begin Undoing the Damage From the Iran Deal With Powerful Sanctions Targeting the Regime'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in response to Iran's latest attack on Israel: “Last night Iran committed another act of war against our ally Israel, the second time the Iranians have done so in recent months. I stand with our democratic allies, who are under attack by our mutual enemies.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 10, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: After Harvey, Cornyn Introduces Bill to Promote Partnerships with Nonprofits for Community Rehabilitation

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), along with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), today introduced the Tools on Our Local Streets (TOOLS) to Rehabilitate Communities Act to allow Community Development Block Grants to be used to create partnerships with nonprofit organizations for the revitalization of neighborhoods, housing rehabilitation, and natural disaster recovery through more efficient and targeted distribution of Community Development Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.

From Senator John Cornyn

May 10, 2018

Anti-Defamation League: Celebrates Texas No Place For Hate Day On May 10th

The Anti-Defamation League Austin announces that 360 Central Texas schools have been designated No Place for Hate® schools for the 2017-2018 school year. To celebrate this milestone, May 10th has been designated Texas No Place for Hate® Day.

From Anti-Defamation League

May 9, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement Applauding Release of Americans Imprisoned In North Korea

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the release of three Americans imprisoned in North Korea: “Today is a good day for America. I commend President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for negotiating the return of Kim Dong Chul, Tony Kim, and Kim Hak Song from North Korea.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 9, 2018

Representative Ted Poe: Celebrates House Passage of Citizens Right to Know

Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA.), and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives passed by bipartisan vote, H.R. 2152, Citizens Right to Know.

From Representative Ted Poe

May 9, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Distributes $862 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $861.8 million in local sales tax allocations for May, 9.4 percent more than in May 2017.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

May 9, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Passes Christian Resolution

Yesterday, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) passed Commissioner Wayne Christian's (R - Texas) resolution asking President Donald Trump and Congress, in the spirit of Cooperative Federalism, to identify federal regulations that should be delegated to the states.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

May 9, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Visits Midland on Tour Marking Contributions of Women in the Workforce

On the fifth stop of his Good for Texas Tour: Women in the Workforce Edition, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited the Occidental Petroleum Technical Training Center, where he recognized the achievements of Barbara Bergersen, senior vice president of their Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) business unit, and highlighted the economic impact of Texas women throughout the natural resources and mining industry.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

May 9, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Statement on Iran Announcement

In response to the Administration’s recent announcement regarding the Iran Deal, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement: "Our goals should be to deny the Iranian Government a path to a nuclear weapon and to terminate its support for terrorist groups. The JCPOA has not and would not achieve either.

From Representative Will Hurd

May 9, 2018

Representative Diego Bernal: Special Education Testing Bill (HB 657)

As students across the State of Texas take the STAAR test, I want to make parents, students, and administrators aware of House Bill 657. In the 85th Regular Legislative Session, I worked to reduce unnecessary re-testing of our special education students.

From Representative Diego Bernal

May 9, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: Statement on the Release of American Hostages from North Korea

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured the release of three American hostages from North Korea.

From Representative Michael McCaul

May 9, 2018

Representative Ted Poe: Welcomes Home Detained Americans From North Korea

Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) released the following welcoming home the detained Americans from North Korea. “This morning, President Trump announced the release and return home of three American citizens, illegally held by the rogue North Korean regime, following the discussions conducted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

From Representative Ted Poe

May 9, 2018

Professional Bondsmen of Texas: Respond to Google and Kock Industries' Partnership to Deny Constitutional Rights to Bail

The Professional Bondsmen of Texas (PBT) today issued a release following the announcement that Google and Koch Industries would be partnering to ban Google advertisements from bail bond services and fight hand-in-hand to eliminate the bail system across the United States.

From Professional Bondsmen of Texas

May 8, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Sends Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Funds to HUD for Final Approval

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the State Action Plan has been sent to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for final approval. The plan details the distribution and eligible uses of $2.7 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to assist Texas communities with long-term recovery following Hurricane Harvey.

From Texas General Land Office

May 8, 2018

Representative Randy Weber: Statement On Withdrawing From Iran Deal

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced the United States is withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly known as the Iran Deal. After the announcement, Congressman Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) released the following statement:

From Representative Randy Weber

May 8, 2018

Common Cause Texas: Democracy Dollars Proposal Clears First Hurdle

Following months of hearings, the Austin Charter Review Commission voted 7 - 3 to issue a recommendation to the Austin City Council that they put a Democracy Dollars program on the November ballot.

From Common Cause Texas

May 8, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Applauds President Trump's Decision to Exit the Iran Deal

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran deal: “Today, President Trump boldly told the world that the United States will not be bound by an agreement that advances the interests of an enemy committed to the destruction of our nation and our allies.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 8, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: Statement on Trump's Decision to Withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal

Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the President’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

From Representative Michael McCaul

May 8, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Announces Opening of Texas ABLE Program

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that the new Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (Texas ABLE®) Program is open for enrollment. Texas ABLE, based on federal and state legislation, gives Texans with disabilities and their families the opportunity to save money for disability-related expenses in a tax-advantaged account without losing their eligibility for certain public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicaid.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

May 8, 2018

Representative Ted Poe: Applauds End To Disasterous Iran Nuclear Deal

Today, U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) released the following statement after President Trump’s announced the termination of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. “The Iranian nuclear deal was crafted behind closed doors, without the approval of Congress. This deal, and the resulting ~$1.3 billion in cash airlift, was a huge mistake,” said Rep. Poe.

From Representative Ted Poe

May 8, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Statement on Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the President announced that the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal:

From Senator John Cornyn

May 8, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Introduces Revised Senate Prison Reform Bill

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), along with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members, introduced the FIRST STEP Act, a prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism rates and rehabilitating low-risk offenders.

From Senator John Cornyn

May 7, 2018

League of Women Voters of Texas: New Civic Responsibility Interactive Educational Series is Online Now

The League of Women Voters of Texas and the Dallas County Community College District have introduced an educational series designed to help young people better understand their role as citizens in our state through voting. The series is called “Be A Texas Voter” and resides on-line at www.beatexasvoter.org.

From League of Women Voters of Texas

May 7, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Marks Contributions of Women in the Workforce with Roundtable Discussion

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today highlighted Texas women in the workforce by hosting a roundtable discussion with a dozen women leaders who comprise the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women. The panel was part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s briefing with the Governor’s Commission for Women to review his priorities for the commission and develop strategies to make Texas the best state for women-owned businesses.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

May 7, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Urges HHS to Remove Obstacle Limiting Access to Health Services for Low-Income Women in Texas

In a letter today to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Attorney General Ken Paxton urged prompt removal of an obstacle to federal funding for the state’s Healthy Texas Women program.

From Office of the Attorney General

May 4, 2018

Representative Helen Giddings: Mourns the Passing of Ms. Margaret McDermott

Representative Helen Giddings released the following statement on the passing of Dallas philanthropist Margaret McDermott: "Margaret McDermott was a person who loved Dallas. She was always willing to assist for a worthy cause. She embraced the value of the arts and the necessity for inclusion.

From Representative Helen Giddings

May 4, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: 'The Bill of Rights Should Not Be Subject to Corporate Pressure or Financial Coercion'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today penned the following letter to the CEOs of Citigroup and Bank of America, in response to their recent efforts to limit business with those who exercise their lawful rights under the Second Amendment and to restrict their customers' lawful gun purchases and gun sales beyond what federal and state laws require.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 4, 2018

Representative Eddie Rodriguez: Tone-Deaf Developer Promotes Project with 'Satirical Map'

Yesterday, the Austin American-Statesman reported on a map promoting the MetCenter development that refers to part of East Austin as “Tortilla Canyon”. That part of Austin has long been home to a large and vibrant Hispanic community. The MetCenter is under consideration to be the temporary site of the Austin Municipal Court.

From Representative Eddie Rodriguez

May 4, 2018

Insurance Council of Texas: Produces Documentary on Hurricane Harvey

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) premiered its new documentary on Hurricane Harvey this week before 1,000 first responders at this year’s Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference in Robstown. The video describes the catastrophic damage and the people who lived through the costliest storm in Texas history.

From Insurance Council of Texas

May 4, 2018

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Receives Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas Free Enterprise Champion Award

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa was presented with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Texas Free Enterprise Champion Award by Jon Fisher, President of ABC of Texas, for Senator Hinojosa's work during the 85th Texas Legislature.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

May 3, 2018

Speaker Joe Straus: Honored For Efforts To Protect Children

The Children's Shelter of San Antonio awarded Texas House Speaker Joe Straus with the Angel of the Shelter Award on Thursday for his leadership in protecting children from abuse across Texas. Under the leadership of Speaker Straus in 2017, the Legislature took significant steps to more quickly and effectively protect children who are at risk of abuse.

From Speaker Joe Straus

May 3, 2018

Texas Water Development Board: Approved Financial Assistance Totaling $47,446,800

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $47,446,800 for water and wastewater system projects. Of this funding, $13,755,000 was approved for rural water projects.

From Texas Water Development Board

May 3, 2018

Texas Water Development Board: Approves $600,000 in Agricultural Water Conservation Grants

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved $600,000 in grants through the TWDB’s Agricultural Water Conservation Grants Program. The program offers grant funding to state agencies and political subdivisions for activities that further water conservation in the state.

From Texas Water Development Board

May 3, 2018

The Headliners Foundation of Texas: Statewide Award Recognizes Texas' Best Journalism

The Headliners Foundation of Texas has announced winners of its statewide Charles E. Green Award contest, recognizing the best of the best in Texas journalism from calendar year 2017.

From The Headliners Foundation of Texas

May 3, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Releases Open Letter to Texans on National Day of Prayer

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following open letter to Texans on the National Day of Prayer: Dear Fellow Texans: On this 67th annual National Day of Prayer, communities across the nation are gathering together, men and women of all faiths, in recognition and awe of a Higher Power.

From Senator John Cornyn

May 3, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Recognizes the National Day of Prayer

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in recognition of the National Day of Prayer: “On this National Day of Prayer, people of all faiths and churches join together in shared hope and supplication for the homeland they love. We recognize that without the blessings of divine providence, our human institutions and mortal plans would all be for nothing.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 3, 2018

Texas State Rifle Association PAC: Fake News DeBunked re the NRA Annual Meeting

A number of major media outlets misled their readers on Monday by inaccurately reporting on the gun-carry policy for the upcoming National Rifle Association convention. Despite reports from outlets like CBS News, the Associated Press, and Politico, the National Rifle Association did not ban guns from their annual meeting.

From Texas State Rifle Association PAC

May 2, 2018

State Bar of Texas: Randy Sorrels of Houston Elected State Bar of Texas President-Elect

Texas attorneys have elected Randy Sorrels of Houston as the next president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. Sorrels received 58 percent of the 32,445 votes cast during the month-long voting period that ended May 1. His opponent Lisa Blue of Dallas received 41 percent of the votes.

From State Bar of Texas

May 2, 2018

Thomas McNutt Campaign: Former Gov. Rick Perry Endorses Thomas McNutt For Texas House

Former Governor Rick Perry announced his endorsement of Thomas McNutt in the primary runoff for House District 8. “Thomas McNutt is a principled conservative we can count on to deliver results in the Texas House,” said former Governor Rick Perry.

From Thomas McNutt Campaign

May 2, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Rep. Arrington Praise Air Force Nomination of Dyess to Host B-21 Bomber

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) today issued the following statements regarding the Air Force’s announcement nominating Dyess Air Force Base as an official candidate to host the B-21 bomber.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 2, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Files for Nationwide Preliminary Injunction to Halt the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program

Leading a coalition of seven states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a motion seeking a nationwide preliminary injunction against the federal government’s unlawful Obama-era Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, also known as DACA. Yesterday, the same multistate coalition filed a lawsuit to end DACA.

From Office of the Attorney General

May 2, 2018

Eric Johnson Campaign: Statement Regarding My Candidacy for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives

Last year, when Texas House Speaker Joe Straus declared that he would not be seeking another term as Speaker, I announced that I would consider running to succeed him. I soon began talking with family, my closest friends, and my constituents about running.

From Eric Johnson Campaign

May 2, 2018

Hispanic Republicans of Texas: Endorses Thelma Rodriguez's Re-Election For Nueces County Justice Of The Peace, Precinct 2 Place 2

The Hispanic Republicans of Texas PAC announces its endorsement of Thelma Rodriguez’s re-election campaign for Nueces County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 Place 2. Thelma was first elected in 2014 and was the top vote getter in the March 6th Republican Primary.

From Hispanic Republicans of Texas

May 2, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Gov. Abbott Urge Army to Select Texas to Host Army Futures Command

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Gov. Greg Abbott, penned a letter to Under Secretary of the U.S. Army, Ryan McCarthy, advocating for Texas to host the new Army Futures Command. Among the cities under consideration are Houston, Austin, and Dallas.

From Senator Ted Cruz

May 2, 2018

Eric Johnson Campaign: Rep. Eric Johnson To Run For Speaker Of The Texas House Of Representatives

Today, Texas State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) filed the necessary paperwork to run for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives for the 86th Texas Legislature. Representative Johnson represents House District 100, which includes parts of Dallas and Mesquite.

From Eric Johnson Campaign

May 2, 2018

Representative Cesar Blanco: Statement on Texas Attorney General Paxton Suing To End D.A.C.A.

"General Paxton's new lawsuit to end DACA is yet another political attack on the Latino and immigrant community. Federal courts have already upheld DACA and have ruled that the program may continue. It's troubling to see General Paxton so eager to drive DREAMERs back into the shadows. It's unfortunate that General Paxton continues to put his harmful political agenda above the rule of law.

From Representative Cesar Blanco

May 2, 2018

McGinnis Lochridge: Prominent Austin Attorney Ashton G. Cumberbatch, Jr. to Join McGinnis Lochridge

McGinnis Lochridge welcomes Ashton G. Cumberbatch, Jr. as a special counsel in the firm, effective today. Cumberbatch is a well-respected Austin attorney who most recently served as vice president of advocacy for the Seton Healthcare Family and executive director of Seton Foundations.

From McGinnis Lochridge

May 2, 2018

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: Responds to Paxton's Lawsuit to End DACA

Today, Texas Attorney General Paxton filed suit to end the popular, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows legal protections for nearly 800,000 DREAMers nationwide, 120,000 of which call Texas home.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

May 2, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Video and Text of AG Paxton's Remarks At Press Conference Announcing 7-State Lawsuit Challenging the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program

Below are Attorney General Ken Paxton’s remarks from today’s news conference announcing a Texas-led seven state lawsuit against the federal government to end the unconstitutional Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

From Office of the Attorney General

May 1, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Cmr. George P. Bush Announces HUD Approval of State Action Plan for $57.8 Million in CDBG-DR Funds

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the state's action plan for the allocation of $57.8 million, provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.

From Texas General Land Office

May 1, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Leads 7-State Lawsuit Challenging the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program

Leading a coalition of seven states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against the federal government to end the unconstitutional Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted lawful presence and work permits to nearly one million unlawfully present aliens without congressional approval.

From Office of the Attorney General

May 1, 2018

Texas Silver-Haired Legislature: 17th TSHL Holds Legislative Session

The 17th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) held its biennial legislative session from April 23 - 26 at the State Capitol. The TSHL holds these sessions in the years that the Texas Legislature is in recess.

From Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

May 1, 2018

Texas Education Agency: Receives Six SB 1882 Turnaround Partnership Agreements For Review

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced today that six school districts have submitted requests for Senate Bill 1882 (SB 1882) benefits for locally developed Turnaround Partnerships.

From Texas Education Agency

April 30, 2018

Center for Public Policy Priorities: New Data on Family Planning in Texas

Ensuring all Texans have access to family planning services so they can plan the timing and size of their families is critical to building equal economic and social opportunity. Family planning also helps women prepare for healthy pregnancies, improving the well-being of both women and their babies.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

April 30, 2018

Texas House Republican Caucus: Applaud Fifth Circuit Decision Upholding Texas Voter ID Law

The Texas House Republican Caucus recognizes that Texas has a duty to protect the integrity of our elections, and we are pleased to see the 5th Circuit uphold our laws to do just that. Republican Members in the Texas House will continue to work diligently to protect the fundamental right of Americans to vote and to oppose efforts to repeal or weaken our laws requiring voters to have proof of their identity when voting.

From Texas House Republican Caucus

April 30, 2018

Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse: Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Groups Tout Jury Service As Governor Greg Abbott Declares First Week of May "Jury Service Appreciation" Week

Noting that the right to trial by a jury of peers is a critical part of the nation’s justice system, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared the week May 2 to May 6 as “Jury Service Appreciation Week” in Texas.

From Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse

April 30, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Tax Amnesty Program Begins May 1

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans about the temporary tax amnesty program giving certain delinquent taxpayers a chance to make their accounts compliant with state tax law without incurring penalties and interest on tax due.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

April 30, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Intervenes in Lawsuit Challenging City of Austin's Unlawful Sick Leave Ordinance

Attorney General Ken Paxton today intervened in a lawsuit filed by the National Federation of Independent Business, American Staffing Association, LeadingEdge Personnel, Staff Force, HT Staffing, and Burnett Staffing Specialists against the city of Austin’s unlawful sick leave ordinance.

From Office of the Attorney General

April 30, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Defends Texas Legislature's Foster Care System at the 5th Circuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today said the oral arguments lawyers from his office presented before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit make him optimistic Texas will prevail in its fight to preserve landmark changes to the state’s foster care system that were enacted by the Legislature in 2017.

From Office of the Attorney General

April 30, 2018

Representative Brooks Landgraf: Texas Armed Services Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) is now accepting nominations for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). Annually, the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor may each appoint two students, and each State Senator and each State Representative may appoint one student to receive the TASSP scholarship.

From Representative Brooks Landgraf

April 30, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Endorsed by Texas State Association of Fire Fighters for Lt. Governor Election

TODAY, Democrat Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier proudly accepts the endorsement of the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters. This endorsement was approved by the TSAFF Executive Board which represents over 18,000 professional Fire Fighters, the largest organization of Fire Fighters in the State of Texas.

From Mike Collier Campaign

April 30, 2018

Texas Automobile Dealers Association: Honors Speaker Joe Straus With Inaugural "Texas Leadership Award"

The Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) announced today that Texas House Speaker Joe Straus will receive their inaugural “Texas Leadership Award” at the 2018 TADA Annual Conference. Throughout his tenure in the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker Straus has been a critical leader for Texas, the business community, the automotive industry, and Texas franchised dealers.

From Texas Automobile Dealers Association

April 30, 2018

Kevin Roberts Campaign: What You Say Matters

I believe that the purpose of a run-off election, which will likely determine our next Congressman, should be a debate about the issues and the records of the two candidates, myself and Dan Crenshaw.

From Kevin Roberts Campaign

April 27, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Applauds 5th Circuit Decision Uploading Texas' Voter ID Law

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a 2-1 ruling by a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that upholds Texas’ common-sense voter ID law.

From Office of the Attorney General

April 27, 2018

Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems: Texas Public Pension Funds Ride 2017 Stock Market to 11 Percent Returns

The U.S. stock market’s stellar performance helped Texas’ public employee pension funds average 11 percent returns in 2017, according to a survey performed by Maples Fund Services for the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems. The 63 systems responding beat the average target rate of 7.5 percent in both the one-year and 15-year periods.

From Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement

April 27, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Announces Endorsement from Communication Workers of America Local 6222

TX-07 Democratic primary runoff candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced today that she has been endorsed by the Communication Workers of America Local 6222. “I am honored to be endorsed by the Communication Workers of America Local 6222,” Fletcher said.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

April 27, 2018

Representative Randy Weber: Statement On FAA Reauthorization

On Friday, April 27, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act. Included in the measure is the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA). The legislation passed with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 393 to 13. After the vote, Congressman Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) released the following statement:

From Representative Randy Weber

April 27, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Applauds Plan to Review and Repeal the Unlawful Obama-Era Clean Power Plan

Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), praising its plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan and review the closely related New Source Performance Standard (NSPS), both of which are unlawful and institute job-killing regulations.

From Office of the Attorney General

April 27, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Announces Grand Jury Indictments of Three Candidates from 2016 Jefferson County Sheriff's Race for Accepting Illegal Campaign Contributions

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a grand jury issued indictments against three candidates from the 2016 Jefferson County Sheriff’s race for criminal violations for fraud related to campaign contributions in the primary or general election.

From Office of the Attorney General

April 27, 2018

Texas Freedom Network: Texas HHSC Has Put Anti-Abortion Politics Ahead Of Women's Health

A report Thursday from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission leaves too many unanswered questions regarding the performance of the state’s family planning programs, especially regarding the quality and competence of providers, Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller said today.

From Texas Freedom Network

April 27, 2018

Railroad Commission or Texas: Commissioner Christian Hosts Third Summit on Education and Workforce Development

Commissioner Wayne Christian (R - Texas) recently hosted the third summit for his Energy Education and Workforce Development Initiative. Prior to the meeting, Commissioner Christian testified before the House Energy Resources Committee on related issues.

From Railroad Commission or Texas

April 27, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Statement on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement in advance of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day tomorrow: “Sadly, tens of thousands of Americans die each year from prescription drug overdoses,” said Sen. Cornyn. “One practical way to combat this epidemic is to make it easier for communities to turn in – or take back – their unused prescription drugs.

From Senator John Cornyn

April 26, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Cuellar, Hurd, Nirenberg Release Statement upon Withdrawal of Nonstop Flight Amendment

After withdrawing their bipartisan Amendment from the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization package, which would have allowed for a nonstop flight from San Antonio to Washington, DC, U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Will Hurd (TX-23), along with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued the following statements:

From Representative Henry Cuellar

April 26, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Extends Public Comment Period for State Action Plan Outlining Allocations for $5.024 Billion in Housing Recovery Disaster Funds

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the comment period for the State Action Plan has been extended to May 1, 2018. The plan details the distribution and eligible uses of $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements as outlined in the Federal Register posted on February 9, 2018.

From Texas General Land Office

April 26, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Statement on USDA Expanding Area Quarantined for Citrus Greening in Texas

Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Defense, released the following statement on USDA Expanding Area Quarantined for Citrus Greening in Starr County:

From Representative Henry Cuellar

April 26, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: 20-State Coalition Led by AG Paxton Seeks Injunction Against Obamacare

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel – leading a 20-state coalition – today filed a motion seeking a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

From Office of the Attorney General

April 26, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Joins PUCT & TCEQ in Supporting Repeal of EPA's Clean Power Plan

The Railroad Commission of Texas joins the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas in submitting comments on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

April 26, 2018

Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz: Praise White House Nominations of US Marshals for Texas

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate Susan Pamerleau as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas and Richard Taylor, Jr. as U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Texas: “In Susan and Richard, the President has nominated two well-qualified individuals to serve as U.S. Marshals,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Susan’s proven leadership of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and Richard’s extensive experience within the U.S. Marshals Service give me confidence they will serve Texas and their nation well in these new roles.”

From Senator John Cornyn

April 26, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Votes to Confirm Pompeo as Secretary of State

Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) voted to confirm Mike Pompeo as the next Secretary of State. Following the vote, Sen. Cornyn delivered remarks on the Senate floor in support of President Trump’s nominee.

From Senator John Cornyn

April 26, 2018

Representative Garnet Coleman: Statement on Bill to Repeal Language Allowing TEA to Take Over Schools and School Districts

Today, April 26, 2018, Representative Garnet Coleman (D-147) announced that he will be filing a bill when the 86th Legislature convenes in 2019 to repeal statutory language that allows for the Texas Education Agency to take over schools and entire local school districts.

From Representative Garnet Coleman

April 26, 2018

Austin Community College: ACC Leaders Selected for Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Austin Community College’s Vice President of Student Services Dr. Virginia Fraire and Vice President of Institutional Planning, Development & Evaluation Dr. Mary Harris have been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.

From Austin Community College

April 26, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Commissioner Ryan Sitton Debuts 2018 Energy Market Outlook

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today debuted his 2018 Energy Market Outlook, an in-depth analysis of global energy markets and predictions for the remainder of the year. With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and as the first engineer to serve on the Commission in 50 years, Sitton has spent his career carefully studying global energy markets.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

April 26, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Meets With Texas Educators, Business Leaders, and Agriculture Constituent Groups

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday, delivered remarks at the Texas Association of Businesses National Affairs, before participating in a Q&A with attendees. There, he discussed the importance of trade to the Texas economy, and the vital trade opportunities available within the Western Hemisphere through NAFTA modernization.

From Senator Ted Cruz

April 26, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: McCaul, Cornyn, Texas Delegation Honor Barbara Bush's Life

Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), with the support of the entire Texas delegation, applaud the House and Senate passage of their resolution to honor the incredible life of the late former First Lady Barbara Bush.

From Representative Michael McCaul

April 26, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Helps Secure Over $1.7 Billion for Border Security

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the inclusion of over $1.7 billion in funding for border security provisions, along with many other measures he helped secure, in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which recently became law.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

April 25, 2018

Representative Nicole Collier: To Present Film and Panel Discussion on the Rise of Human Trafficking in Fort Worth

From 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, April 28, at the Tarrant County College-Trinity River campus, in the Energy Auditorium, on the 4th floor, state Representative Nicole Collier, HD 95, will present the film "Be The One In The Fight Against Human Trafficking." The public is invited to attend.

From Representative Nicole Collier

April 25, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Congratulates Kyle Duncan on His Confirmation to the 5th Circuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated former Texas Assistant Solicitor General Kyle Duncan on his confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. During his several years with the attorney general’s office, Duncan represented Texas in numerous appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court.

From Office of the Attorney General

April 25, 2018

Representative Helen Giddings: Statement on the Shooting at a Local Home Depot

Rep. Helen Giddings released the following statement on the shooting of Dallas Police Officers Rogelio Santander and Crystal Almeida, as well as, Home Depot employee Scott Painter. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of fallen Officer Rogelio Santander, who has passed away after being shot at a local Home Depot. He was killed serving his community.

From Representative Helen Giddings

April 25, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Ranked 5th Most Bipartisan Member in Congress

Yesterday, the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School announced the 2017 Bipartisan Index Rankings for members of Congress. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) ranked 5th most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 115th Congress.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

April 25, 2018

Texas Education Agency: Awards 2018-2019 Grow Your Own Grants

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that 25 school districts, universities and education service centers have been awarded a Texas Education Agency (TEA) 2018-2019 Grow Your Own grant.

From Texas Education Agency

April 25, 2018

Representative Ron Reynolds: Blue Ridge Landfill Update

From Representative Ron Reynolds

April 25, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Announces Funding for USDA Rural Development Programs to Tackle Opioid Crisis

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Defense, announced funding available through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address the opioid crisis in communities through telemedicine and innovative community facilities.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

April 25, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Statement on Passing of Dallas Police Officer

Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement on the death of a Dallas police officer injured in the shooting yesterday: “I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of the courageous Dallas PD officer, Rogelio Santander, who died today as a result of yesterday’s shooting.

From Office of the Attorney General

April 25, 2018

Texans for Toll-free Highways: Conservative grassroots leaders say, "Highway-funding shortfall problem is TxDOT's own making"

A Texas-sized highway-funding problem is heating up, and three grassroots groups who lead a statewide coalition of anti-toll road activists who support the "no more toll roads - no more debt" policies of Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick are fighting well-funded, toll-loving special interests.

From Texans for Toll-free Highways

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