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February 26, 2020

TDP: Voter Assistance Hotline Is Up And Running

As part of the Texas Democratic Party’s Largest Voter Protection program in Texas history, the Texas Democratic Party would like to remind everybody that a flagship cornerstone of the program, the voter assistance hotline, is currently up and running and staffed by voter assistance experts and trained volunteers.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 26, 2020

Senator John Cornyn: City Of Austin To Receive $750K Federal Grant To Help Fight HIV/AIDS In Texas

The City of Austin will receive a federal grant of $750,000 to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in Texas, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today. The funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Service’s Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which aims to reduce new HIV infections across the United States.

From Senator John Cornyn

February 26, 2020

Erin Zwiener Campaign: Hays County Tejano Democrats Endorses Representative Erin Zwiener For Reelection

State Representative Erin Zwiener’s (D-Driftwood) reelection campaign was endorsed by the Hays County Tejano Democrats. This endorsement speaks to Rep. Zwiener’s strong support of the Hispanic communities in House District 45 as well as her dedication to uplifting the work that Tejano Democrats are doing in our state.

From Erin Zwiener Campaign

February 26, 2020

TDP: Hate Defines Texas Republicans Again, Prominent Texas Republican Official Compares LBGTQ Republicans To "Murderers And Burglars"

Today, less than a week after a Texas Republican Congressional candidate compared a borderless nation to a woman being sexually assaulted, another prominent Texas Republican has made another hateful, disgusting comparison, this time comparing LGBTQ Republicans to “murderers and burglars.”

From Texas Democratic Party

February 26, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Releases CD 12 GOTV Leadership Team As Election Day Nears

Chris Putnam’s campaign announced the overwhelming grassroots support of over 60 community leaders. Texas 12th Congressional district is sending a clear message that the liberal incumbent’s record is not good enough.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

February 26, 2020

Senator Jane Nelson: Named Friend Of The Gifted & Talented

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has been named a "Friend of The Gifted Award" by the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) for her strong support of gifted education.

From Senator Jane Nelson

February 26, 2020

Progress Texas: Poll Results: The Texas 2020 Democratic Primary With And Without Bloomberg

Today, Progress Texas releases statewide Democratic poll results, the first poll taken and released since Nevada caucuses, showing movement in the race. In particular, the results demonstrate that Texans are looking for candidates who stand for something in the Democratic Presidential Primary, as opposed to just being against Donald Trump.

From Progress Texas

February 25, 2020

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Endorses Jeff Rose For Third Court Of Appeals

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today endorsed Chief Justice Jeff Rose of Austin for reelection to the Third Court of Appeals, which serves Travis and 23 additional counties. “Each election cycle, TLRPAC supports judicial candidates who respect the rule of law and understand the importance of a fair and efficient legal system in our state,” TLRPAC General Counsel Lee Parsley said.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC

February 25, 2020

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Fletcher Calls On TX-07 Candidates To Denounce Trump's Budget

With the primary election just days away, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement on President Trump’s FY2021 budget, which makes devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other critical programs.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

February 25, 2020

TDP: DNC Names TexasA Top Battleground State, Announces Historic Investment Into The Texas Democratic Party

Today, the Democratic National Committee again named Texas a top-tier battleground state, announcing their investment in the Texas Democratic Party’s efforts to build the biggest coordinated campaign in our history.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 25, 2020

Elisa Tamayo Campaign: El Pasoan Elisa Tamayo Outraises Claudia Ordaz Perez In 2nd Consecutive Campaign Financial Report

Today, Elisa Tamayo announced her latest fundraising accomplishments in her campaign’s 8-Day Report filed with the Texas Elections Commission on February 24, 2020. The fundraising period, covering financial activity between January 24 and February 22, makes the second consecutive period in which Tamayo has outraised her opponent, Ordaz Pérez. In total, Tamayo’s campaign raised $62,408.91 compared to her opponent’s $58,710.00.

From Elisa Tamayo Campaign

February 25, 2020

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Applauds $1.6 Billion Global Settlement With Opioid Manufacturer

Attorney General Ken Paxton?today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States.

From Office of the Attorney General

February 25, 2020

TDP: First Week Of Texas Democratic Primary Early Vote Numbers Shatters 2016 Levels In Top 15 Counties

In the first week of early voting, turnout for the Texas Democratic primary has shattered 2016’s turnout, with more than 82,000 more Texans voting in the Texas Democratic Primary in-person in the most populous 15 counties as compared to four years ago.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 25, 2020

Pritesh Gandhi Campaign: McCaul's Oversight Failure Contributes To Ill-Prepared Coronavirus Response

Today, after nearly 2,600 deaths and 76,000 worldwide cases the White House has announced its request to Congress for emergency funding to combat the Coronavirus epidemic. This delayed request comes after US financial markets tumbled today due to increasing concern over the global spread of Coronavirus.

From Pritesh Gandhi Campaign

February 24, 2020

TDP: Texas Is The Pathway To The Nomination

With Super Tuesday on the horizon, the path to the nomination runs directly through Texas on Super Tuesday. Texas has the second-largest number of delegates at stake on Super Tuesday -- 228, and Texas distributes delegates both statewide and by State Senate district -- meaning any campaign can come into our state and compete for a large portion of delegates on a district by district basis.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 24, 2020

Jolt Action: Endorses Bernie Sanders For President: We Need To Stand With Bernie

On Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, Jolt Action announced its unanimous endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders for U.S. President. The Jolt Action Endorsement Committee, made up of staff leadership and members of Jolt student chapters, reviewed survey responses from the majority of the presidential candidates for the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, and voted unanimously to endorse Senator Sanders.

From Jolt Action

February 24, 2020

Environment Texas: Statement On Attorney General Paxton's Lawsuit TPC Port Neches Group From Catherine Fraser, Clean Air Associate

“We applaud the Attorney General Paxton for taking action to hold TPC Group accountable. We’re hopeful that we’re starting to see a trend of state and local officials taking stronger enforcement action against these companies that continue to violate the law and threaten the health and safety of Texans.

From Environment Texas

February 24, 2020

City of El Paso: Hosts 2020 All Mexico-U.S. Sister Cities Summit

The All Mexico-U.S. Sister Cities Summit, which connects mayors, municipal officials, business leaders, academics, and civic leaders from El Paso and Juárez, will take place February 26 through February 28.

From City of El Paso

February 21, 2020

Harris County Attorney: Ryan Sues EPA For "Gutting" Chemical Plant Safety Rules

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan asked a federal judge this week to overturn the Trump administration’s recent rollback of chemical safety rules. The County Attorney’s Office contends this rollback is unlawful.

From Harris County Attorney

February 21, 2020

Brandon Batch Campaign: Republican Congressional Candidate Brandon Batch's Bio Video Wins Best Campaign Ad In The Nation

Republican businessman and Congressional candidate Brandon Batch’s biographical video, “West Texas Changed My Life,” won Best Online Video Ad for a campaign at last night’s Reed Awards in Atlanta. The prestigious Reed Awards by Campaigns and Elections Magazine are the equivalent of the “Oscars” for campaigns.

From Brandon Batch Campaign

February 21, 2020

Texans Against High-Speed Rail: Landowners Request Perjury Investigation Of Texas Central Railway Testimony In 86th Legislature

Five Texas landowners have requested Texas House of Representatives Investigative Committee Chair Morgan Meyer open an investigation related to possible perjury committed by Texas Central Railway Managing Director Holly Reed for testimony provided during the 86th Legislative Session earlier this year.

From Texans Against High-Speed Rail

February 21, 2020

TDP: Senator John Cornyn Is Bought And Paid For By The Pharmaceutical Lobby

As John Cornyn touts his fundraising numbers and parades his plan to lower prescription drug prices that he gutted at the behest of the pharmaceutical lobby, the Texas Democratic Party would like to remind everybody that Affordable Care Repeal’s “top salesman” is unsurprisingly completely bought and paid for by the pharmaceutical lobby.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 21, 2020

Representative Victoria Neave: Appointed Vice Chair Of The House Judiciary And Civil Jurisprudence Committee

State Representative Victoria Neave (D-Dallas) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) to serve as Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee following the retirement of Representative Jessica Farrar (D-Houston). Through this appointment, Representative Neave will take a leading role in protecting and renovating the judicial rights of Texans and survivors of sexual assault.

From Representative Victoria Neave

February 21, 2020

Progress Texas: Federal Court Blocks Mississippi Abortion Ban That Texas Conservatives Tried To Pass In 2019

Progress Texas releases the following statement after a federal court blocked a Mississippi abortion ban on Thursday that Texas conservatives tried to pass in 2019. “Today’s federal court decision affirms the opinion of a majority of Texans, that abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible,” said Tara Pohlmeyer, communications manager at Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

February 20, 2020

Erin Zwiener Campaign: Texas American Federation Of Teachers Endorses State Representative Erin Zwiener For Reelection

State Representative Erin Zwiener’s (D-Driftwood) reelection campaign was endorsed by the Texas American Federation of Teachers (Texas AFT). This endorsement speaks to Rep. Zwiener’s strong support of public education students and educators in Texas.

From Erin Zwiener Campaign

February 20, 2020

Senator Juan Hinojosa: Nueces County Legislative Delegation Statement On The Harbor Bridge Project

Today, at the direction of the Coastal Bend Legislative Delegation, James Bass, Executive Director of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released a letter to the Citizens of the Coastal Bend explaining their decision to direct Flatiron/Dragados LLC to remove FIGG Bridge Engineers from the main spans of the New Harbor Bridge Replacement Project.

From Senator Juan Hinojosa

February 20, 2020

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Announces March 3 Primary Endorsements For Challengers Beck And Hurtado

Today, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes announced its endorsement of Elizabeth Beck in Texas House District 97 and Natali Hurtado in Texas House District 126. In order to earn PPTV’s endorsement, candidates must commit 100 percent to supporting reproductive health care access, including safe, legal abortion.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

February 20, 2020

Senator Jane Nelson: Recognized By Texas Retired Teachers Association

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has been recognized by The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) with a Legislator Appreciation Award. "As a former educator, I am proud we were able to show our retired teachers that we value their service to our state," Senator Nelson said.

From Senator Jane Nelson

February 20, 2020

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Former Dallas GOP Chairman Wade Emmert Endorses Genevieve Collins For Congress

Today, conservative businesswoman and Republican candidate for Congress in Texas’ 32nd district Genevieve Collins announced that she has received the endorsement of former Dallas Republican Party Chairman Wade Emmert.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

February 20, 2020

Donna Howard Campaign: Rep. Howard Statement On Senate Race

Today, Representative Donna Howard (D-Austin) told the media and public her conclusion as to whether or not to run for State Senator. “I’ve been honored at the outpouring of support and encouragement I’ve received since Sen. Watson announced his retirement. The option of running for a seat in the Texas Senate is a once-in-a-decade opportunity and one that must be taken seriously.

From Donna Howard Campaign

February 20, 2020

Senator John Whitmire: Applauds Closing Of Two Additional Adult Prison Units

Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) today announced the closing of two additional adult prisons operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). TDCJ officials informed employees at the Garza East Unit in Beeville and the Jester I Unit in Sugarland that the units are slated for closure in the coming months.

From Senator John Whitmire

February 19, 2020

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Receives The "Border Super Hero Award" From The Border Prosecution Unit

Today, Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa was presented the "Border Super Hero Award" by the Border Prosecution Unit at their Region 3 Training in South Padre Island. The Border Prosecution Unit (BPU) is an initiative involving the Texas Department of Public Safety and each of the district attorneys in the border jurisdictions of Texas.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

February 19, 2020

Staci Williams Campaign: Williams Says Opponent's Mailer Misleading

Judge Staci Williams, candidate for Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday, said a mail piece distributed by her opponent, Brandi Voss, was misleading, while Williams’ campaign officials said the mailer further shows Voss is unready for Texas’ highest civil court.

From Staci Williams Campaign

February 19, 2020

Common Cause Texas: Statement On Texas Dems Strategically Delaying Voting Until Nevada Or South Carolina

We're seeing growing numbers of Texas Democrats on social media posting about waiting until after the Nevada caucus and/or South Carolina primary to vote (screenshots below). Waiting until after Nevada would mean voting on the second week of early voting, waiting until after South Carolina would leave only Election Day.

From Common Cause Texas

February 19, 2020

TDP: Texas Republican Congressional Candidate Compares Borderless Nation To A Woman Being Sexually Assaulted

In yet another instance of disgusting comments made by Texas Republicans, Texas Republican Congressman Jamie Berryhill “posted a comment on Facebook Tuesday comparing a nation without borders to a woman who's been sexually assaulted - and who no longer has any value.”

From Texas Democratic Party

February 18, 2020

Senator Kirk Watson: Resigns Senate Seat To Lead The University Of Houston Hobby School Of Public Affairs

Senator Kirk Watson, D-Austin, issued the following statement: I have the extraordinary opportunity to be the Founding Dean of the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs. This is a chance to build a world-class public affairs and policy school essentially from the ground up. It is transformative work at a creative and ambitious university, located in one of the country’s largest and most diverse cities.

From Senator Kirk Watson

February 18, 2020

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Statement On Senator Kirk Watson's Retirement

Statement from Ken Lambrecht, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas “Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) has been a champion for Planned Parenthood patients in Central Texas at all times. He stood with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas as we opened the doors to new health centers in Austin, advocated for our patients in the Texas Senate, and has been one of our most trusted defenders of reproductive health and rights for people across the state.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

February 18, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Putnam Calls Out Kay Granger For Staging A Press Conference To Explain Her Pro-Abortion Position

Chris Putnam today called out 24-year incumbent Kay Granger for staging a press conference to attempt to explain how she’s gone from a self-described “pro-choice Republican” who called on President Trump to quit the 2016 race, to a convert to the pro-life cause.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

February 18, 2020

Representative Armando "Mando" Martinez: Passes $2,000,000 Appropriation For Donna Lake

State Representative Armando “Mando” Martinez (D-Weslaco) passed Rider 28 to the 2020-21 General Appropriations Act during the 86th Legislative Session to start the remediation of the Donna Reservoir and Canal System (Donna Lake).

From Representative Armando "Mando" Martinez

February 18, 2020

Donna Howard Campaign: Rep. Howard Statement On Sen. Kirk Watson Retirement

Rep. Donna Howard (D-Austin) this morning reflected on the news of Senator Kirk Watson’s forthcoming retirement from elected office and future role as the founding Dean of the Hobby School of Public Policy at the University of Houston.

From Donna Howard Campaign

February 18, 2020

TDP: Texas Democrats On The Retirement Of State Senator Kirk Watson

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “It was always a great day to be a Texas Democrat with Senator Kirk Watson on the floor of the Texas Senate. Senator Watson is a true champion and ally in every sense of the word.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 18, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Overwhelming Grassroots Support For Chris Putnam Campaign

Today, Chris Putnam’s campaign announced a flood of endorsements from local elected officials. Putnam boasts of over sixty endorsements from elected officials and grassroots leaders across all three counties.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

February 18, 2020

Texas AFL-CIO: Congratulates Sen. Kirk Watson

The Texas AFL-CIO congratulates Kirk Watson on being named the first dean of the new University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs and thanks him for his service in the Texas Senate.

From Texas AFL-CIO

February 18, 2020

Senate Democratic Caucus: Statement On Resignation Of Senator Kirk Watson

The following statement was released by Senator Carol Alvarado, Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus: Senator Watson has long been a strong public servant and leader in Texas, first as Mayor of Austin and then for 13 years in the Texas Senate. He has led on multiple issues, including improving transparency in government and budget and establishing the Dell Medical School at UT Austin.

From Senate Democratic Caucus

February 18, 2020

Representative Eddie Rodriguez: Responds To The News Of Senator Watson's Retirement From The Texas Senate

Today, State Senator Kirk Watson (Dem, SD14) announced that he would be retiring after fourteen years of honorable leadership and service to the Texas Senate. Rep. Rodriguez issued the following statement on Senator Watson’s retirement news: “Senator Watson’s selection as the founding Dean of the University of Houston's Hobby School of Public Affairs is an amazing new turn on what has been a most admirable journey of public service.

From Representative Eddie Rodriguez

February 18, 2020

Texas Civil Justice League PAC: Endorses Senator Eddie Lucio For Re-Election

The Texas Civil Justice League (TCJL) PAC today endorsed Senator Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) for re-election to the Texas Senate from District 27. “Ever since his election to the Texas Senate in 1990, the TCJL PAC has stood behind Senator Lucio in his tireless efforts to improve the economy of Texas so that every citizen in the Rio Grande Valley has access to a quality education that leads to a good job,” said Hector Rivero, TCJL Chairman.

From Texas Civil Justice League PAC

February 18, 2020

Common Cause Texas: Early Vote Begins: TX Election Protection Coalition Monitoring For Problems

This morning, Texans begin heading to the polls to make their voice heard in primary elections. As always, the Texas Election Protection Coalition has volunteer poll monitors stationed all over the state to assist voters and monitor for problems.

From Common Cause Texas

February 18, 2020

Maria Espinoza Campaign: Republican Primary Candidate Maria Espinoza Secures Endorsement Of Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller

Today the Maria Espinoza for Congress 2020 campaign announces an eighth endorsement in her Republican primary race to represent Texas' 7th Congressional District. Maria's team proudly shares with you her endorsement from "Trump's Man in Texas":

From Maria Espinoza Campaign

February 17, 2020

Luisa del Rosal Campaign: Launches First Ad In Her Campaign For Texas House District 114

Today, Luisa del Rosal announced her first ad in her campaign for Texas House District 114. In the one-minute ad titled “Exceptional,” Luisa shares how her experience as a young, Latina immigrant made her passionate about furthering policies that empower individuals with freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility.

From Luisa del Rosal Campaign

February 17, 2020

Texas Freedom Network: Marks 25 Years As A Progressive Champion In Texas

Founded as a counter to the growing influence of the religious right in the state, the Texas Freedom Network today marks 25 years of bringing together faith leaders, young people and communities of color in support of a broad progressive agenda in a changing Texas.

From Texas Freedom Network

February 17, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Former Never-Trumper, Kay Granger, Once Again Criticizes Trump

Former Never-Trumper, Kay Granger, the liberal 24-year incumbent, has a history of attacking President Trump and criticizing his America First Agenda. Today’s article in the Star-Telegram shows she just can’t help herself.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

February 17, 2020

Jolt Action: Movimiento 2020 Candidate Forum Brings Young Texas Latino Voters Together Before Super Tuesday

This weekend, hundreds of Latino youth from across Texas convened in Pasadena at the Movimiento 2020 Candidate Forum to hold Democratic candidates running for office at the highest U.S. and Texas government levels accountable to the issues that most concern this key voting demographic. These young leaders are the heart and soul of Jolt Action and represent the future of the progressive movement in Texas.

From Jolt Action

February 17, 2020

Maria Espinoza Campaign: Texas Congressional Candidate Maria Espinoza Secures Endorsement Of Former Kansas Secretary Of State Kris Kobach

Today the Maria Espinoza for Congress 2020 campaign announces a sixth endorsement in her Republican primary race to represent Texas' 7th Congressional District. Maria's team proudly shares with you her endorsement from:

From Maria Espinoza Campaign

February 14, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Constables Jones & Woodruff Endorse Conservative Outsider Chris Putnam

Today, Chris Putnam, who is running for Texas 12th Congressional district, announced he has received the endorsements of Parker County Constable Scott Jones and Tarrant County Constable David Woodruff. Once again, we see the law enforcement community backing Putnam for Congress.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

February 14, 2020

Common Cause Texas: Protecting The Vote Across Texas

Every election cycle, the Texas Election Protection coalition runs a nonpartisan program aimed at ensuring no Texan is deprived of their right to vote due to confusion, suppression or intimidation.

From Common Cause Texas

February 14, 2020

Texas DPS: Commission Approves Staff Changes Within DPS

At Thursday’s regularly scheduled Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) meeting, commissioners unanimously approved several promotions upon the recommendation of the Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw.

From Texas DPS

February 14, 2020

Progress Texas: Conservative Extremist Koch-Backed Groups Endorse 'Democrat' State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr.

State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. has again received an endorsement for the March Democratic Primary from a conservative extremist group, further proving that he is working for corporate donors and conservatives, rather than his constituents.

From Progress Texas

February 14, 2020

Representative Genevieve Collins: Congressman John Ratcliffe Endorses Genevieve Collins For Congress

Today, conservative businesswoman and 32nd district Republican candidate for Congress Genevieve Collins announced that she earned the endorsement of United States Congressman John Ratcliffe. Congressman Ratcliffe represents Texas’ 4th district, which borders the 32nd district to the east.

From Representative Genevieve Collins

February 14, 2020

Representative Erin Zwiener: Annie's List Endorses Erin Zwiener For Texas House District 45

Annie’s List, the Texas political organization that works to elect pro-choice, Democratic women to office in Texas, has endorsed State Representative Erin Zwiener’s (D-Driftwood) reelection campaign for Texas House District 45. Rep. Zwiener flipped her seat in 2018 by running as a strong progressive who focused on addressing the issues that affect Texans’ everyday lives. Rep. Zwiener, 34, is the youngest woman member of the Texas Legislature.

From Representative Erin Zwiener

February 14, 2020

Railroad Commission of Texas: Railroad Commissioners Act To Help Boost Energy Production In Texas

Texas Railroad Commissioners this week adopted a key rule amendment to adapt oil and gas regulations to an evolving energy exploration landscape in the state. Commissioners unanimously voted to amend RRC Rule 3.40 Assignment of Acreage to Pooled Development and Proration Units.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

February 14, 2020

TDP: John Cornyn Choose Trump Over Texas Again And Again This Week

In what has become his go-to move, all week John Cornyn chose to defend Trump over Texas families, democratic norms, and our Constitution. Listed below is a week’s worth of Cornyn defending Trump at all costs, regardless of the consequences.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 13, 2020

Representative Brian Babin: Comments On Houston Ship Channel Key Funding

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement after the announcement by the Trump Administration that the Houston Ship Channel would receive vital funding in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan to deepen and widen the waterway.

From Representative Brian Babin

February 13, 2020

Annie's List: Endorses In Six Primary Races For The Texas House And Senate

Annie’s List, the statewide political organization that works to elect pro-choice, progressive women to office in Texas, is proud to announce six new endorsements in advance of the March 3 primary election.

From Annie's List

February 13, 2020

Representative Joaquin Castro: Statement On San Antonio Coronavirus Case

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement after the confirmation of one coronavirus diagnosis in San Antonio, Texas:

From Representative Joaquin Castro

February 13, 2020

Josh Winegarner Campaign: The National Association Of REALTORS Endorse Josh Winegarner For Congress

Conservative Josh Winegarner has been endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®. Winegarner is a Republican seeking election to the 13th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Panhandle, Texoma, and North Texas. Rep. Mac Thornberry who has announced his plans to retire is vacating the seat.

From Josh Winegarner Campaign

February 13, 2020

Senator Ted Cruz: Introduces Final Texas District Judge Nominee Before Senate Judiciary Committee

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday introduced Drew Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi. Tipton’s confirmation will fill the last vacancy in Texas. Since 2017, the Senate has confirmed 20 judges for the state.

From Senator Ted Cruz

February 13, 2020

Progress Texas: Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. Has 30-Year Record Of Putting Extremist Politics Before Constituents

Texas progressive organizations release the following statements opposing state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. in the March Democratic Primary. Lucio has a well-known record of supporting discrimination against LGBTQ+ Texans, opposing women’s right to make their own reproductive health care decisions, and scheming to take money away from public schools.

From Progress Texas

February 12, 2020

August Pfluger Campaign: President Donald Trump Endorses August Pfluger For Congress In TX-11

Today, U.S. President Donald J. Trump offered his full support and endorsement to Lt. Col. August Pfluger (R-San Angelo) in the Republican Primary for Texas’ 11th Congressional District. A screenshot of the president’s tweet is below:

From August Pfluger Campaign

February 12, 2020

Representative Dade Phelan: Statement Regarding Recent Industrial Incidents

“From Houston to Baton Rouge - major chemical and refining incidents are occurring more frequently. In addition, elevated benzene levels have been reported in Southeast Texas and Houston over the last year. This is unacceptable. While accidents do occur, it is critical that the industry be accountable and held to the highest standard of compliance.

From Representative Dade Phelan

February 12, 2020

Maria Espinoza Campaign: Grassroots America We The People PAC Endorses Maria Espinoza For U.S. Congressional District TX-7

Today, the Maria Espinoza for Congress 2020 campaign announces the endorsement of Texas-based Grassroots America We The People Political Action Committee in the March 3, 2020 Republican primary to represent Texas’ 7th Congressional District.

From Maria Espinoza Campaig

February 12, 2020

Josh Winegarner Campaign: Winegarner Earns Key Pro-Life Endorsement From Texas Alliance For Life

Conservative Josh Winegarner has been endorsed by Texas Alliance for Life, the state’s leading pro-life organization. Winegarner is a Republican seeking election to the 13th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Panhandle, Texoma, and North Texas. Rep. Mac Thornberry who has announced his plans to retire is vacating the seat.

From Josh Winegarner Campaign

February 12, 2020

Erin Zwiener Campaign: Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter Endorses State Representative Erin Zwiener For Reelection

State Representative Erin Zwiener’s (D-Driftwood) reelection campaign has received the endorsement of the Sierra Club. This endorsement emphasizes Rep. Zwiener’s commitment to energy efficiency, clean air and water, and protecting the environment of the Texas Hill Country and beyond.

From Erin Zwiener Campaign

February 12, 2020

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Honorable Geraldine 'Tincy' Miller Endorses Genevieve Collins For Congress

Today, former State Board of Education Member Hon. Geraldine ’Tincy’ Miller announced she has endorsed Republican businesswoman Genevieve Collins for Congress in the 32nd district. Mrs. Miller served on the Texas State Board of Education from 1984-2010.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

February 12, 2020

Josh Winegarner Campaign: Republican Josh Winegarner Thanks Mac Thornberry For His Support

Conservative Josh Winegarner released this statement today after retiring Republican Congressman Mac Thornberry announced his plans to vote for Winegarner in the Republican primary to replace him: “Congressman Thornberry has been a steadfast champion for our district and rural conservative values,” said Winegarner.

From Josh Winegarner Campaign

February 12, 2020

League of Women Voters of Texas: Early Voting Begins February 18th

Early voting is from February 18th - 28th. The League of Women Voters reminds registered voters that voting early is easy. The hours are convenient. There are fewer lines and voters may vote at any early voting polling location in their county.

From League of Women Voters of Texas

February 12, 2020

Representative Brian Babin: Statement On $32 Million In Cedar Bayou Channel Improvement Project Funding

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement after the announcement by the Trump Administration that the Cedar Bayou Navigation District’s Channel Improvement Project has been allocated $32.125 million in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan.

From Representative Brian Babin

February 12, 2020

Maria Espinoza Campaign: Texas Congressional Candidate Maria Espinoza Announces Endorsement Of TV, Radio Broadcaster Chris Salcedo

Today, the Maria for Congress 2020 campaign announces veteran broadcaster, author and political analyst Chris Salcedo endorses Maria Espinoza in the Republican primary to represent Texas’ 7th Congressional District.

From Maria Espinoza Campaign

February 12, 2020

TDP: Democracy Wins: After Pressure From The TDP, Texas Secretary Of State Reverses Course And Updates Election Reporting System To Allow For Calculation Of Super Tuesday Delegates On Election Night

After pressure from the Texas Democratic Party, the Texas Secretary of State decided to listen to the will of the people, reverse course, and report delegates won from Presidential contenders on Super Tuesday.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 11, 2020

Office of the Dan Patrick: Patrick Appoints Dr. Ambrosio "Amos" Hernandez To The Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas Oversight Committee

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Dr. Ambrosio "Amos" Hernandez, Mayor of Pharr, to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. The lieutenant governor issued this statement regarding the announcement: “I am proud to appoint Dr. Hernandez to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight Committee.

From Office of the Dan Patrick

February 11, 2020

Brandon Batch Campaign: Republican Brandon Batch Endorsed By Top Pro-Life Organization

Republican businessman Brandon Batch has announced he is endorsed by Texas Alliance for Life, the state’s top pro-life organization. Batch is seeking election to Texas’s 11th Congressional District which covers much of West Texas including the cities of Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Andrews, Brownwood, and Granbury.

From Brandon Batch Campaign

February 11, 2020

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Releases Second Television Advertisement, "Texas Woman"

Today, conservative businesswoman and 32nd district Republican candidate for Congress Genevieve Collins released the second television ad of her campaign, “Texas Woman.” The ad will air district wide on cable in conjunction with the previously released sixty second ad, “100% Texan.”

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

February 11, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Putnam Releases Statement About The Lack of Federal Funding For Panther Island

Panther Island was never a flood control project so it’s absolutely no surprise that the federal funding has once again been denied. It’s time to properly investigate the origins of this project, what happened to the approximately $400M of taxpayer money that has already been spent, and in addition to JD Granger who else at either the TRWD or TRVA has benefited financially.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

February 10, 2020

Railroad Commission of Texas: Chairman Christian Discusses Flaring In Texas

Flaring is a process used primarily in the production of crude oil in which excess natural gas produced with the oil is burned off at the well head. An operator who wants to flare gas must receive authorization from the Railroad Commission of Texas.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

February 10, 2020

Jeff Leach Campaign: Texas Municipal Police Association Endorses Representative Jeff Leach For Re-Election

Today, Representative Jeff Leach announced he has received the support and endorsement of the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA), the state’s largest law enforcement association, representing over 29,000 local, county and state law enforcement personnel.

From Jeff Leach Campaign

February 10, 2020

Texas AFL-CIO: Texas Labor Mourns Former Texas AFL-CIO President Emmett Sheppard

Working families in Texas are mourning Emmett Sheppard, a former Texas AFL-CIO President who built the state labor federation's voice and capacity against long political odds. Sheppard died Saturday at the age of 77.

From Texas AFL-CIO

February 10, 2020

Elisa Tamayo Campaign: El Paso's Firefighters Endorse Elisa Tamayo For Texas House Of Representatives, District 76

Today, the El Paso Firefighters announced their support for Elisa Tamayo for State Representative, District 76. The El Paso Firefighters Association of Texas (IAFF Local 51) has 846 members and represents all El Paso firefighters in advocating for fair wages and benefits, training programs, and safety protections.

From Elisa Tamayo Campaign

February 7, 2020

Representatives Lizzie Fletcher and Dan Crenshaw: Bipartisan Amendment To Provide Additional $45 Million In Funding For Harvey Recovery Passes House

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-07) and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-02) announced their bipartisan amendment to provide $45 million in additional relief for households impacted by Hurricane Harvey passed the House of Representatives today. The amendment was included as a part of the disaster supplemental legislation that will be voted on today.

From Representative Lizzie Fletcher

February 6, 2020

TDP: Announces Partnership With Fair Fight Action To Build The Largest Voter Protection Program In Texas History

Today, the Texas Democratic Party announced the details of our new innovative Voter Protection program in partnership with Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight. The program will be the largest in Texas history and make it easier—not harder—for Texans to vote.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 6, 2020

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Defends Electoral College At Fifth Circuit

On behalf of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott, Deputy Solicitor General Matthew Frederick today defended the time-honored Electoral College system at the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that Texas’s method of appointing presidential electors is consistent with the U.S. Constitution’s command that “each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in Congress.”

From Office of the Attorney General

February 6, 2020

Josh Winegarner Campaign: Texas And Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association PAC Joins Agriculture Organizations In Endorsing Josh Winegarner

Conservative Josh Winegarner has been endorsed by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) PAC, which is the 15th major agriculture organization to back his campaign. Winegarner is a Republican candidate for Congressional District 13, running to fill the open seat left by the retirement of Rep. Mac Thornberry. Josh has spent the past 14 years successfully advocating for Texas’s ranchers, farmers, and growers against restrictive and harmful legislation and regulations.

From Josh Winegarner Campaign

February 6, 2020

Representative Victoria Neave: Sexual Violence Task Force Meeting To Discuss Historic Legislative Accomplishments

State Representative Victoria Neave's Sexual Violence Task Force will meet on Monday, February 10, 2020, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Eastfield College (3737 Motley Dr., Mesquite, TX 75150, Building S). The Task Force will bring together local and state subject-matter experts in various fields, law enforcement, stakeholders, and survivor advocates who are working in their various capacities to address sexual violence in our community.

From Representative Victoria Neave

February 6, 2020

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Dallas Morning News Joins Dallas Officials In Endorsing Genevieve Collins

This morning, the Dallas Morning News joined key Dallas area public officials and stakeholders by endorsing Genevieve Collins in the upcoming primary election for Texas’ 32nd Congressional district. This endorsement is just the latest example of the momentum behind Genevieve’s campaign with less than two weeks to go until early voting begins.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

February 6, 2020

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Endorses Against Senator Lucio

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Board of Directors has voted to endorse against incumbent Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. in the March 3 Democratic Primary in Texas Senate District 27. The anti-endorsement is the first in the organization’s 7-year history and shines a light on Sen. Lucio’s destructive anti-women, anti-reproductive rights and anti-LGBTQ record.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

February 6, 2020

Railroad Commission of Texas: Adopts New Pipeline Safety Rules

New pipeline safety rules adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas prohibit natural gas distribution pipeline operators from installing underground cast iron, wrought iron or bare steel pipelines. Other new pipeline safety requirements require operators to more thoroughly assess the potential public safety risk of gathering lines.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

February 6, 2020

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Senator John Carona Endorses Genevieve Collins For Congress

Conservative businesswoman and Republican candidate for Congress Genevieve Collins announced today that she has earned the endorsement of former Texas State Senator John Carona. ?Carona was first elected to the Texas State Senate in 1997 and served the 16th district until 2015. During his time in the State Senate, he served as chair of the Transportation and the Business and Commerce Committees, and was elected President Pro Tempore.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

February 6, 2020

Texas Rising Action: It's Time For The Valley To Move On From Sen. Lucio

Texas Rising Action, the youth organizing arm of the Texas Freedom Network, today issued a simple message to voters in state Senate District 27: on March 3, Sen. Eddie Lucio needs to go.

From Texas Rising Action

February 6, 2020

Progress Texas: Endorsement Alert: Ruben Cortez Is The Fighter The RGV Deserves In The State Senate

Progress Texas endorses education advocate Ruben Cortez for State Senate District 27 and encourages voters across the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas to vote for him in the March 3, 2020 Democratic primary.

From Progress Texas

February 6, 2020

Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers: Bowers And TLBC Hold Press Conference For The CROWN Act

Tomorrow, members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, together with the CROWN Coalition (a national alliance of organizations committed to outlawing hair discrimination) will hold a press conference in support of the CROWN Act on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4 PM at the Barbara Jordan?Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, 3401 Cleburne St. Houston, TX 77004.

From Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers

February 5, 2020

TDP: Statement On Vulnerable Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn Voting To Acquit Trump On All Charges

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: "Today is a dark day for our democracy. "The evidence was overwhelming and irrefutable. Trump betrayed our democracy, our national security, and our entire country. No party, no president, no member of Congress is above the law. The House was right to impeach Trump.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 5, 2020

Texas AFL-CIO: Cuellar Not On Working People's Side

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said today news that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce made a major TV ad buy to prop up U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar only reinforces why working families in Congressional District 28 endorsed Jessica Cisneros in the March 3 Democratic primary.

From Texas AFL-CIO

February 5, 2020

TDP: Texas Secretary Of State's Office Tells Texas Democrats It Will Not Be Able To Report Delegate Count On Election Night

In a bombshell developing story, the Texas Secretary of State has told officials of the Texas Democratic Party that it will not be able to report delegate totals on election night for the Texas Presidential Primary. [Texas Tribune, February 5, 2020]

From Texas Democratic Party

February 5, 2020

Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation: Military Spouses Moving To Texas Now Have Additional Occupational Licensing Options

Thanks to a law passed during the last legislative session (SB 1200), military spouses who move to Texas and hold certain occupational licenses in other states now have several avenues available to them for working in Texas.

From Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation

February 5, 2020

Senator Jose Menendez: Acknowledges IDEA Public School CEO's Apology For Poor Financial Decisions, But Requests Further Transparency

Senator José Menéndez responds to IDEA Public School CEO Tom Torkelson's apology for poor financial decision planning and oversight for the federal Charter Schools Program, but continues to request a need for improved transparency in operations.

From Senator Jose Menendez

February 5, 2020

Jeff Leach Campaign: Texas REALTORS Endorse Jeff Leach For Re-Election To The Texas House

The Texas Association of Realtors PAC (TREPAC) today announced its endorsement and strong support of Jeff Leach for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives for District 67. The Texas Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1920 and is the largest real estate professional organization in Texas with over 125,000 members, including more than 9,000 members in Collin County.

From Jeff Leach Campaign

February 5, 2020

Senator John Cornyn: St. Edward's Univ. To Receive $1.2M Federal Grant To Train STEM Teachers

St. Edward’s University has been awarded a $1,181,608 federal grant to recruit and prepare undergraduate STEM students for teaching careers in biology, chemistry, and mathematics, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) announced today. A first installment of $629,641 will be awarded this year, and the rest of the funding will be awarded through 2025.

From Senator John Cornyn

February 5, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Granger Admits "Strongly Pro-Choice" Record At CD 12 Forum

After months of dodging questions and denying her own words, Kay Granger admitted her long history as a pro-choice politician. Despite being a self-described “pro-choice Republican”, Kay has pivoted on the issue of abortion in an attempt to salvage a hotly contested primary challenge from conservative Chris Putnam.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

February 5, 2020

Texas Business Immigration Coalition: Response To President Donald Trump's State Of The Union Address

In tonight’s State of the Union address, President Trump made unfounded claims about immigrants and national security. Data consistently shows that undocumented immigrants have a lower crime rate, and are working and paying into our tax system.

From Texas Business Immigration Coalition

February 5, 2020

Cody Johnson Campaign: In It To Win It: Cody Johnson Builds $800,000 War Chest For Primary Election

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: "Today is a dark day for our democracy. "The evidence was overwhelming and irrefutable. Trump betrayed our democracy, our national security, and our entire country. No party, no president, no member of Congress is above the law. The House was right to impeach Trump.

From Cody Johnson Campaign

February 5, 2020

TDP: Statement On The State Of The Union

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “Congresswoman Escobar’s leadership exemplifies what it means to be a Texas Democrat. The contrast between Trump and Congresswoman Escobar couldn’t be clearer. Congresswoman Escobar offered a picture of an America that is warm and full of hope. Nuestra congresista nos ha hecho orgullosos.

From Texas Democratic Party

February 4, 2020

Senator Jose Rodriguez: Statement On City Council Vote Regarding El Paso Electric Franchise Agreement

State Sen. José Rodríguez released the following statement regarding today's city council vote on the El Paso Electric Franchise Agreement. I spoke at City Council this morning for one simple reason: There is evidence that JP Morgan is the ultimate purchaser of our utility.

From Senator Jose Rodriguez

February 4, 2020

Representative Michael McCaul: Participates On Panel At White House Human Trafficking Summit

Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), the Lead Republican of the Foreign Affairs Committee and former Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, participated on a panel along with Representatives Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Chis Smith (NJ-04) at the White House Human Trafficking Summit on Friday, January 31. Together, they discussed what federal and state officials have accomplished in the fight against human trafficking, while looking forward to what more can be done to combat this crime.

From Representative Michael McCau

February 4, 2020

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Urges Court To Protect Baby Girl's Right To Life

On behalf of Attorney General Ken Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins today argued before the Second Court of Appeals, fighting to protect baby T.L.’s life and halt a Texas law that allows physicians, along with an ethics or medical committee, to cease life-sustaining treatment against a patient or caregiver’s wishes.

From Office of the Attorney General

February 4, 2020

Center for Public Policy Priorities: CPPP United And Center For Public Policy Priorities Celebrate Staff Creation Of Union

Center for Public Policy Priorities employees and management announced today that they have signed a voluntary agreement recognizing the formation of a staff union. The union, CPPP United, joins the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU), International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 70. The agreement reflects a growing trend of unionization among the nation’s over 12 million non-profit employees.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

February 4, 2020

Representative Celia Israel: Austin-Area Elected Officials Unite In Opposition To Waste Management Transfer Station Application

In recent months, Waste Management submitted an application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requesting construction and operation of a transfer station onsite at the Austin Community Landfill, located at 9900 Giles Ln.

From Representative Celia Israel

February 4, 2020

Elisa Tamayo Campaign: El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles Endorses Elisa Tamayo For State Representative District 76

This morning, Elisa Tamayo’s campaign for the Texas State House of Representatives, District 76, announced yet another public official throwing their support behind Tamayo’s candidacy for the March 3 Primary Election. El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles is the latest in a series of dozens of elected officials and community leaders to endorse Elisa Tamayo’s bid for the open seat being vacated by State Representative Cesár Blanco.

From Elisa Tamayo Campaign

February 4, 2020

Texas Rising Action: Issues First-Ever Congressional Endorsement, Backs Cisneros In District 28 Democratic Primary

Today Texas Rising Action, the Texas Freedom Network’s program for young Texans, announced its first-ever endorsement of a candidate for Congress by throwing its support behind Jessica Cisneros in the March 3 Texas Democratic primary for U.S. House District 28. “South Texans are in dire need of a new voice representing them in Washington,” said Texas Rising Action campus organizer in the Rio Grande Valley Denisce Palacios.

From Texas Rising Action

February 4, 2020

Texas Alliance for Life: Joins Other Groups Defending The Dispute Resolution Process In The Tinslee Lewis Case

Today the Second Court of Appeals will consider an appeal of a lower court's decision regarding the medical interventions provided by the doctors and nurses at Cook Children's Medical Center to a terminally ill baby, Tinslee Lewis. The court was asked to order the interventions to be provided indefinitely against the advice of the medical team and to declare a provision of Texas law that resolves disputes between the family and doctors to be unconstitutional. However, the lower court did neither.

From Texas Alliance for Life

February 4, 2020

Dwayne Stovall Campaign: Stovall Proves That John Cornyn Is The Hillary Clinton Of Party Manipulation In Texas

Dwayne Stovall, candidate for the U.S. Senate here in Texas against three-term incumbent, John Cornyn, has proof of manipulation of the Texas Republican party by Cornyn and his senior campaign staff. A recent fundraising letter that went out from the Republican Party of Texas and signed by RPT chairman James Dickey urges Texans, during this primary cycle, to "keep John Cornyn in the U.S. Senate," despite having several challengers, including Stovall, who ran against Cornyn in 2014 and pulled nearly 11% of the primary vote, finishing third, in a race with eight candidates on the ballot.

From Dwayne Stovall Campaign

February 3, 2020

Progress Texas: A Majority Of Texans Agree We Need Gun Reform

Progress Texas releases the following statement in the wake of Monday’s shooting at Texas A&M-Commerce. “Texans should not have to live in fear. These shootings will continue to happen and innocent people will continue to die unless someone takes legislative action,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director of Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

February 3, 2020

Conservative Republicans of Texas PAC: Texas State Republican Executive Committee Rejects Log Cabin Republicans As Auxiliary Group

On Saturday, February 1st, 2020, the Texas State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) overwhelmingly voted down the proposal to make the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) an auxiliary group of the State Republican Party of Texas by a margin of 62 to 2. Dr. Steven F. Hotze, the founder and CEO of Conservative Republicans of Texas, commended the SREC’s decision.

From Conservative Republicans of Texas PAC

February 3, 2020

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Files Brief Supporting Fifth Circuit's Obamacare Decision

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court today, arguing that the Fifth Circuit’s decision to declare Obamacare’s individual mandate unconstitutional and remand the case to the district court does not require review by the Supreme Court at this time. The brief also argues the U.S. House of Representatives, which petitioned the Supreme Court to review the decision, lacks standing to request such a review.

From Office of the Attorney General

February 3, 2020

Railroad Commission of Texas: Announces New Surface Mining & Communications Division Directors

The Railroad Commission of Texas announces new directors for the agency's Surface Mining and Reclamation Division and the Communications Division. Brent A. Elliott is the SMRD director and R.J. DeSilva is the Communications director effective today, Feb. 3.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

February 3, 2020

Representative Vikki Goodwin: Members Of Travis County House Delegation Urge Reconsideration Of Rosa Jimenez Case

Today five members of the Travis County Texas House delegation sent a letter to Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore. The letter urges Moore to consider a new trial or an outright release for Rosa Jimenez, who was convicted of murder in 2005. Jimenez had been babysitting a 21-month-old toddler when he died after swallowing a wad of paper towels.

From Representative Vikki Goodwin

February 3, 2020

Texas General Land Office: GLO's Historic Public Outreach Yields Valuable Input, Helps Shape Modifications To State Action Plan For Mitigation Funds

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the submission of a modified state action plan for Community Development Block Grant for Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These adjustments were guided by input gathered through an extraordinary public outreach effort.

From Texas General Land Office

February 3, 2020

Texas Department Of Licensing & Regulation: 15 Named To New Motor Fuel Metering And Quality Workgroup

Fifteen people have been named to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s new Motor Fuel Metering and Quality Workgroup. The statewide workgroup will provide input, advice and recommendations to TDLR and the Texas Department of Agriculture on the orderly transfer of the motor fuel quality and metering program.

From Texas Department Of Licensing & Regulation

February 3, 2020

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Board Names Dyana Limon-Mercado New Executive Director

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Board of Directors is proud to announce Dyana Limon-Mercado -- a nonprofit leader and proven grassroots organizer -- has been appointed as the organization’s new Executive Director. Previously, Limon-Mercado served as the organization’s Deputy Director and led operations and programs since its founding in 2013.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

February 3, 2020

Eric Hanke Campaign: The Senate Republicans' Message Is Clear: Facts, Truth, Justice, And Accountability No Longer Apply To The Presidency

Eric Hanke, candidate for Congress in Texas’ 31st District, released the following statement following today’s U.S. Senate vote to rule subpoenas for additional witnesses or documents out of order: “This afternoon the United States Senate sent a message to the American people that facts, truth, justice, and accountability no longer apply to our government - especially when it comes to the President abusing the power of their office.

From Eric Hanke Campaign

February 3, 2020

TDP: Statement On Texas Republican Senators John Cornyn And Ted Cruz Voting Against Allowing Witnesses At Donald Trump's Impeachment Trial

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “Texas Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz shamelessly just chose to support McConnell’s cover-up over upholding their Constitutional Oath and doing their jobs for the people of Texas. Today is a shameful day for our Constitution and our country.

From Texas Democratic Party

January 31, 2020

Harris County Attorney: Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil Will Proceed

A district court judge denied the Texas Attorney General’s motion to dismiss the county’s lawsuit against ExxonMobil. Judge Beau Miller in the 190th Civil District Court disagreed with the Attorney General’s contention that the County Attorney had no authority to sue local companies that violate state pollution laws based on a blanket resolution from Commissioners Court.

From Harris County Attorney

January 31, 2020

TDP: Texas Democrats On Texas Republicans Rejecting Log Cabin Republicans As A Coalition Partner

Today, the Texas Republicans let hate and extremism define their party again as they rejected the application from the Log Cabin Republicans to become a coalition partner at their convention.

From Texas Democratic Party

January 31, 2020

Texas Education Agency: SBOE Gives Preliminary Approval To African American Studies Course

Texas is poised to become the fifth state in the country to approve a state-level African American Studies course for high school after the State Board of Education on Friday approved the course on a preliminary vote.

From Texas Education Agency

January 31, 2020

Railroad Commission of Texas: Christian Gives Keynote Address At World Oil Forecast Breakfast

Today, Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian gave the keynote address at the 94th Annual World Oil Forecast Breakfast. "The United States is the top producer of oil and gas in the world, and Texas is the top producer and exporter in the nation," said Christian.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

January 31, 2020

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Congresswoman Fletcher Announces Raising More Than $600,000 Combined In Latest Fundraising Report

Today, Houston Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced raising more than $600,000 toward her re-election effort during the final fundraising quarter of 2019. She raised more than $550,000 into her campaign committee and more than $50,000 to her victory fund, a joint fundraising effort with the Texas Democratic Party.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

January 31, 2020

Texas Freedom Network: African American Studies Moves Closer To Adoption As State's Second Ethnic Studies Course

The State Board of Education’s approval on first reading of curriculum standards for African American Studies is a positive step forward in creating the second ethnic studies course for Texas public schools, Texas Freedom Network Political Director Carisa Lopez said today.

From Texas Freedom Network

January 31, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Parker County Commissioner Conley Endorses Conservative Outsider Chris Putnam

Today, Chris Putnam, who is running for Texas 12th Congressional district, announced he has received the endorsement of Parker County Commissioner George Conley. Commissioner Conley was instrumental in making Parker County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

January 31, 2020

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Defends Diverse Placement And Care For Texas Foster Children

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, urging the court to declare that an Obama-era rule violates the Constitution, the Administrative Procedure Act and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

From Office of the Attorney General

January 31, 2020

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Joins 14-State Coalition In Defense Of Religious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton and 13 other states filed a friend-of-the-court brief in defense of religious liberty after a Colorado district court determined that privately owned businesses can be fined for declining to provide services that violate their religious beliefs. The U.S. Constitution prohibits governments from forcing individuals to violate their religious beliefs.

From Office of the Attorney General

January 31, 2020

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: MALC Chair Responds To Court's Injunction Of Texas DPS' Failure To Comply With National Voter Registration Act

State Representative Rafael Anchía, Chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC), released the following statement: “Our state has continuously put barriers on Texans' constitutional right to vote with Photo ID, gerrymandered districts, and last year's voter purge debacle.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

January 31, 2020

TDP: Texas Civil Rights Project, Texas Democratic Party, DSCC, And DCCC Win Lawsuit Forcing The Texas Department Of Public Safety To Comply With The National Voter Registration Act

Today, days before the voter registration deadline for the Texas primary, the Texas Civil Rights Project, Texas Democratic Party, DSCC, and DCCC was awarded an injunction in our lawsuit forcing the Texas Department of Public Safety to properly register certain named voters who fell into the trap set by the state’s discriminatory policy of not allowing Texans who update their Driver’s Licenses online to automatically update their voter registration.

From Texas Democratic Party

January 30, 2020

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Launches New Pilot Effort In Austin To Help Opioid Overdose Survivors

Texas Health and Human Services is launching a new pilot program with Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service to help opioid overdose survivors quickly get treatment and services to support long-term recovery.

From Texas Health and Human Services Commission

January 30, 2020

Harris County Attorney: County Attorney Ryan Sues Watson Grinding

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today sued Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, alleging violations of numerous laws following an explosion at the facility last week. The result was an explosion January 24 at approximately 4:30 a.m. The County Attorney’s lawsuit alleges that Watson discharged air pollutants into the atmosphere (including propylene and byproducts of combustion) when a 2,000 gallon propylene tank exploded.

From Harris County Attorney

January 30, 2020

Texas DPS: Krystal Jean Baker Act Aids Law Enforcement In More Quickly Connecting Missing Links In Unsolved Cases

Texas law enforcement agencies have identified suspects in more than 45 unsolved cases thanks in part to the implementation of House Bill (HB) 1399, also known as the Krystal Jean Baker Act. The new law, which took effect Sept. 1, 2019, authorizes the collection of DNA samples from individuals charged with certain felonies and compares the samples through the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database in an effort to clear unsolved cases.

From Texas DPS

January 30, 2020

Texas State Teachers Association: Sues Longview ISD For Exceeding Charter Enrollment Limit

The Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) today filed a lawsuit against the Longview Independent School District for violating a state law that limits the percentage of a district’s students who can be enrolled in charter schools.

From Texas State Teachers Association

January 30, 2020

Progress Texas: Endorsement Alert: Chrysta Castaneda Is The Logical Choice In The Democratic Primary For Texas Railroad Commission

Progress Texas is proud to endorse Chrysta Castañeda for Texas Railroad Commission in the 2020 Democratic Primary. “Virtually every notch on Castañeda’s belt has prepared her for this position. She is an engineer and energy attorney, she’s represented landowners, and she’s taken on the big corporations and won,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director of Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

January 30, 2020

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Former State Senator Florence Shapiro Endorses Genevieve Collins For Congress

Today, conservative businesswoman and Republican candidate for Congress in Texas' 32nd district Genevieve Collins announced she received the endorsement of former Texas State Senator Florence Shapiro. Senator Shapiro represented the 2nd district in the Senate from 1993 until 1995, and then the 8th district from 1995 until her retirement in 2013.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

January 30, 2020

Representative Roland Gutierrez: To Attorney General Paxton: Vacate TRS' Lease Agreement

Representative Roland Gutierrez is requesting the Office of the Attorney General take action to vacate the agreement TRS has entered with the developer, Trammell Crow Company, for the office space in Indeed Tower.

From Representative Roland Gutierrez

January 29, 2020

Wesley Hunt Campaign: Michael Berry Endorses Wesley Hunt

Today former Houston City Councilman and popular conservative radio host Michael Berry endorsed Republican Wesley Hunt in the 7th Congressional District: “Wesley Hunt is a warrior and patriot. He’s put his life on the line for the freedom that we enjoy every day,” said Berry.

From Wesley Hunt Campaign

January 29, 2020

Representative Tom Oliverson: Names Co-Chair Of Joint Interim Committee To Study Prior Authorizations

State Representative Tom Oliverson, MD (R-Cypress) was named Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Use of Prior Authorization and Utilization Review Processes. The committee was created by the passage of SB 1742 by Sen. Menendez and Rep. Johnson to study, review, and report on the use of prior authorization and utilization review by health insurance companies and propose reforms to the current system.

From Representative Tom Oliverson

January 29, 2020

Texas Education Agency: Releases 2019 Annual Report

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced today the release of the 2019 Annual Report. The annual report promotes the progress and advancements taking place in public schools and districts across Texas. It also serves as a helpful resource for illustrating areas where we as a state must continue to invest resources to ensure every student is prepared for success in college, a career, or the military.

From Texas Education Agency

January 29, 2020

Progress Texas: Endorsement Alert: Jessica Cisneros Represents A New Generation Of Leaders That Are Much Needed In Texas And In Congress

Progress Texas enthusiastically endorses attorney Jessica Cisneros for the 28th congressional district and encourages voters from San Antonio to Laredo to do the same. “Jessica Cisneros represents a new generation of leaders that are much needed in Texas and in Congress. The residents of District 28 deserve to be represented by a leader who shares their Democratic values and embodies what it means to be a progressive,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director of Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

January 29, 2020

Texas Municipal League: USMCA Big Win For Texas

On Wednesday, January 29, President Donald Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Texas Municipal League (TML) President Eddie Daffern, Mayor of the City of Staples, was present for the historic signing at the White House. The Texas Municipal League endorsed the passage of the new trade agreement, which was approved by both chambers of Congress with unprecedented bipartisan support, 89-10 in the Senate and 385-41 in the House.

From Texas Municipal League

January 29, 2020

TDP: Trump's Approval In Texas Underwater At 52%, Top Democrats In A Statistical Tie With Trump

With the March 3 Texas Democratic Primary on the horizon, a new Lyceum poll shows Donald Trump remains underwater in the state of Texas, with a resounding 52% disapproval rate.

From Texas Democratic Party

January 29, 2020

Senator Ted Cruz: USMCA Puts American Jobs First, Including 2.2 Million Jobs In Texas

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after President Trump signed the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law: “As a fierce competitor on the international stage, no state in the union has more invested in trade with our neighbors than Texas. This trade agreement puts American jobs first, including the 2.2 million jobs in Texas directly dependent on international trade.

From Senator Ted Cruz

January 29, 2020

Senator John Cornyn: Statement On President's Signing Of US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), which would modernize and strengthen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “Since this process began, I’ve worked to ensure any trade agreement protects the millions of Texans whose jobs depend on trade with our neighbors and reduces barriers for farmers, ranchers, producers, and manufacturers.”

From Senator John Cornyn

January 29, 2020

Representative Lizzie Fletcher: Statement Following Signing Of USMCA

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher made the following statement after the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed into law: “The USMCA will have a tremendous impact on our economy in Houston and in Texas, and I am glad to see it signed into law today.

From Representative Lizzie Fletcher

January 29, 2020

Texas Farm Bureau: Statement On Trump Signing USMCA

"Today's signature by President Trump of legislation authorizing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is cause for celebration. USMCA represents a tremendous opportunity for Texas farmers and ranchers to increase sales to customers in two very important foreign markets and to take another important step toward the economic recovery of Texas agriculture.

From Texas Farm Bureau

January 29, 2020

Representative Brian Babin: Commends The Signing Of The USMCA

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement after the long-awaited signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by President Trump today. This new trade agreement will replace the outdated 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

From Representative Brian Babin

January 29, 2020

The Texas Lyceum: 2020 Poll Shows Biden And Sanders Leading In The Democratic Presidential Primary Race In Texas

Among the large pack of Democratic presidential primary contenders still vying for the nomination to be the party’s nominee for U.S. president, former Vice President Joe Biden is currently leading in the Lone Star State, with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders a close second. However, it is Biden who comes in second behind Sanders when matched against President Trump in a hypothetical 2020 general election match-up.

From The Texas Lyceum

January 29, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Hudson Oaks Mayor Endorses Putnam For Congress

Today, Mayor Marc Povero of Hudson Oaks, Texas announced his endorsement of Chris Putnam, conservative Republican candidate for Congressional District 12. “Chris’s record speaks for itself. While on city council, he was an advocate for the taxpayer, cutting taxes and spending, while prioritizing law enforcement.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

January 29, 2020

TDP: Statement On The Election Results In Texas House District 28

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “We applaud Dr. Markowitz for her work in such a historically difficult election. Our movement in Fort Bend isn’t slowing down any time soon. Thanks to the work of Dr. Markowitz and volunteers across our state, thousands of doors were knocked, calls made, and texts sent.

From Texas Democratic Party

January 29, 2020

Senator Jane Nelson: Named Champion Of Free Enterprise

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has been named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business (TAB) for voting in support of pro-business legislation during the 2019 Legislative Session. "Texas is consistently ranked the best state for business, because we work hard to support business owners. Rather than suffocating the market with burdensome regulations, the Legislature is always looking for ways to promote growth," Senator Nelson said.

From Senator Jane Nelson

January 29, 2020

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Statement On Texas House Special Election Runoff Results

Statement from Dyana Limon-Mercado, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes “In this race and in November, Dr. Eliz Markowitz is the only candidate running to represent HD 28 that has pledged to be a champion for Planned Parenthood patients and to protect the reproductive rights of all Texans.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

January 29, 2020

Eliz Markowitz Campaign: Looks Towards A Victory In November

A leader, fighter, and educator, Dr. Markowitz fought back against Republican smears to bring power back to the people of Fort Bend County. Markowitz said about the results: “We knew this election would be tough — it’s not easy to take on Republicans in an off-year special election, but we made this seat competitive in a way it’s never been before.

From Eliz Markowitz Campaign

January 29, 2020

Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee: Congratulates Lorraine Birabil On Her Victory In TX HD 100

Lorraine Birabil won the runoff in the special election for Texas House District 100. State Representative Celia Israel (D – Central Texas), Chair of the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee (HDCC), issued the following statement:

From Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee

January 29, 2020

TDP: Congratulates Democratic Winners In Texas House District 100 And 148

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “We congratulate Texas Democrats Lorraine Birabil and Anna Eastman on their victories in House District 100 and 148, respectively. Our work this election year has only just begun.

From Texas Democratic Party

January 29, 2020

Texas House Democratic Caucus: Chair Chris Turner Congratulates Representative-Elect Anna Eastman (HD-148) On Election To Texas House

Texas House Democratic Caucus (HDC) Chair Chris Turner issued the following statement on the election of Representative-Elect Anna Eastman (HD-148) to the Texas House of Representatives: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Representative-elect Anna Eastman to the House Democratic Caucus.

From Texas House Democratic Caucus

January 29, 2020

Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee: Congratulates Anna Eastman On Her Victory In TX HD 148

Anna Eastman won the runoff in the special election for Texas House District 148. State Representative Celia Israel (D – Central Texas), Chair of the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee (HDCC), issued the following statement: “Congratulations to State Representative-Elect Anna Eastman on her victory tonight in Texas House District 148.

From Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee

January 29, 2020

Texas House Democratic Caucus: Chair Chris Turner Congratulates Representative-Elect Lorraine Birabil (HD-100) On Election To Texas House

Texas House Democratic Caucus (HDC) Chair Chris Turner issued the following statement on the election of Representative-Elect Lorraine Birabil (HD 100) to the Texas House of Representatives: “I am proud to welcome to the House Democratic Caucus my friend, Lorraine Birabil. I know that she will get to work on day one and help us fight for her constituents and the issues that matter most to her district.

From Texas House Democratic Caucus

January 29, 2020

County of Ellis: The Ellis County Commissioners' Court Pass Resolution Becoming The First Sanctuary County For The Unborn In The State Of Texas

The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court approved a resolution to declare Ellis County a Sanctuary for the Unborn. With a unanimous 5-0 vote, Ellis County became the first County in the State of Texas to pass a resolution defending children in the womb.

From County of Ellis

January 28, 2020

Representative Lizzie Fletcher: Following Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher's Push, State Updates Hurricane Harvey GLO Plan To Better Address Houston Needs

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced that following her submission of comments to the Texas General Land Office (GLO), the GLO has amended the State of Texas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Mitigation Action Plan (Draft State Action Plan). This plan provides the guidelines for the distribution of over $4 billion in federal funding to help communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

From Representative Lizzie Fletcher

January 28, 2020

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Promotes Lawful Education On Elections And Civic Process In Letter To School Districts

Attorney General Ken Paxton today mailed?educational?materials to Texas school districts detailing the importance of educators’ role in the civic process and providing guidelines for legally and effectively leading both employees and students through the 2020 election.??

From Office of the Attorney General

January 28, 2020

TDP: Primer: Here's What Texas Democrats Are Working Towards On Election Day

In tonight's emergency special House District elections, Democrats are on track to have a historic night. Texas Democrats have an opportunity to win in House Districts 28 and 148, and are certain to win in House District 100.

From Texas Democratic Party

January 28, 2020

State Office of Risk Management: Mourns Passing Of Former Senior Liaison Officer

Paul Harris, former Senior Liaison Officer for the State Office of Risk Management, passed away Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 after a battle with cancer. Mr. Harris retired on May 31, 2019, after more than 30 years of service to the state of Texas. Stephen Vollbrecht, Executive Director of the State Office of Management, made the announcement to staff in an email on Sunday, calling Mr. Harris a colleague, mentor, counselor, and friend. “Words cannot express the loss I feel, or the depths of my gratitude for his friendship and service,” Mr. Vollbrecht wrote.

From State Office of Risk Management

January 28, 2020

Elisa Tamayo Campaign: Tamayo Earns Endorsement Of The Texas American Federation Of Teachers, Representing ~65,000 Educators Statewide

Today, Elisa Tamayo, a Democratic running for the Texas State House of Representatives in District 76, announced growing support for her campaign with an important endorsement from the Texas American Federation of Teachers.

From Elisa Tamayo Campaign

January 28, 2020

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Supreme Court Allows Trump To Launch New "Public Charge" Rule That Threatens Millions In Texas Families

Today the U.S. Supreme Court decided by a 5-4 vote not to protect the health care, food and housing of millions of Americans while a challenge to a Trump Administration Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation works its way through courts.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

January 28, 2020

Genevieve Collins Campaign: The Honorable Don Huffines Endorses Genevieve Collins For Congress

Senator Huffines represented Texas’ 16th Senate District from 2015 to 2019. He is most known for authoring legislation that resulted in uncovering the largest government corruption scandal in Texas history, as well as authoring conservative legislation to establish term limits, promote life, and return rights from the government back to Texans.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

January 28, 2020

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: MALC Chair Responds To SCOTUS Order On Public Charge

Mexican American Legislative Caucus Chairman Rafael Anchía released the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s change to the public charge law forces families to decide whether to feed and house their children or have their green card application denied. It jeopardizes the lives of over 1 in 4 Texas children (1.9 million) that live in mixed-status households, neglecting their basic needs to be healthy, successful in school, and have a roof over their heads.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

January 27, 2020

Senator John Cornyn and Representative Roger Williams: To Honor Former President H.W. Bush & First Lady Barbara Bush With Coin Now Law

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released the following statements after President Trump signed the George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush Coin Act (S.457), their bill to authorize the immediate issuance of coins honoring President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush, into law:

From Senator John Cornyn

January 27, 2020

Erin Zwiener Campaign: Rep. Zwiener To Chair Environmental Committee Within House Democratic Caucus

On Friday, the House Democratic Caucus (HDC) announced that Representative Zwiener will chair the HDC Committee on Clean Air, Clean Water, and Climate Change. The formation of this committee marks HDC’s commitment to prioritize environmental issues for the next legislative session and their confidence in Rep. Zwiener’s leadership on the environment.

From Erin Zwiener Campaign

January 27, 2020

Railroad Commission of Texas: Launches Two More Interactive Statewide Data Maps

The Railroad Commission of Texas this week launches two more interactive data maps showing oil and gas drilling permit approvals and the number of wells spudded, which is when operators begin drilling a well. Information is displayed by counts, operators, county locations and on a statewide level. The data is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week beginning with Calendar Year 2018.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

January 27, 2020

TDP: Texas Democratic Party And Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee Unveil Initial 2020 Texas Legislative Target List

Today, the Texas Democratic Party and Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee unveiled its initial target list of 22 Texas House seats to flip in 2020. Texas Democrats are only 9 seats away from winning the Texas House and earning a seat at the table for important upcoming decisions like creating fair maps and passing progressive legislation serving Texas families. The top of the Democratic ticket won a majority of legislative seats in 2018 (76-74), giving Texas Democrats a clear path to victory.

From Texas Democratic Party

January 27, 2020

Senator Jose Menendez: Proudly Recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Week Taking Place Jan. 27 - 31 Throughout Texas Public Schools

Senator José Menéndez passed SB 1828 during the 86th Legislative Session establishing 'Holocaust Remembrance Week' which begins today and continues through Friday (Jan. 27-31). This law positions Texas as one of 12 states requiring some form of Holocaust education in public schools.

From Senator Jose Menendez

January 27, 2020

Texas AFL-CIO COPE: Endorsements Span State

The two-day Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention concluded today with endorsements in statewide, congressional, and legislative contests. The list may be found here: https://www.texasaflcio.org/cope-2020-endorsements Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay issued this statement:

From Texas AFL-CIO COPE

January 27, 2020

Chris Putnam Campaign: Three Former GOP Chairmen Endorse Chris Putnam For Texas 12th Congressional District

Today, three former Tarrant County Republican Party Chairmen, Steve Hollern, Tim O’Hare, and Darl Easton, proudly endorsed Chris Putnam for Congress in the March 3rd Republican Primary. “Kay Granger has continually voted to raise the debt limit to enable out-of-control government spending, including putting money toward personal projects, like Panther Island, which is riddled with nepotism and wasteful spending on the taxpayers’ dime.

From Chris Putnam Campaign

January 27, 2020

Representative Donna Howard: Warns Against Potential Precedent Set By Federal Family Planning Funding Award

State Representative Donna Howard (D - HD 48) denounces the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) requirement for Planned Parenthood's continued exclusion from Healthy Texas Women (HTW), the state's primary women's health program.

From Representative Donna Howard

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