Cutting Through The Noise

March 24, 2020

Friends –

This week we’re witnessing the beginnings of real hardship on friends, families, neighbors and local businesses.  We’re also getting way overloaded with information. Myself, I’m on conference call after call with other state officials and receiving new reports with information all the time. It’s a lot for all of us to filter through.

I could pass on to you a lot of resources but I know you can already find most online or hear it from a news source. So what I’ll try to do over the near term is help you cut through the noise.

The first step is to know that my office is available. Please call (512-463-0738), email (phil.king@house.texas.gov), whatever is easiest for you. We will do our best to help address problems.

Next, as plans and processes get worked out on financial support, unemployment comp., health care services, emergency loans for businesses, etc., I’ll try to get the relevant information to you in a timely and succinct form.

Finally, would you please pray for me and all the other federal, state and local officials. This is fast paced, uncharted territory. I am very encouraged at a lot of things I see falling into place in emergency services. And I see people working together in Texas like never before.

I’ll be getting briefed by the Texas Workforce Commission tomorrow. I will let you know if I learn anything to pass on.  I just finished a call with the leadership of our Texas State Guard. I can tell you that your Texas National Guard and State Guard are ready to assist helping Texans at the Governor’s call.

For now always remember His provision.

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19