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Thank You Democrats For Leaving! Look At All We Accomplished!

September 5, 2021

On Thursday night, the Texas Legislature adjourned our second special (extra) legislative session of this year.  Just as predicted, the Democrat’s publicity stunt leaving Texas was a complete and utter failure.  They took chartered flights, hobnobbed in D.C.—with some even taking European vacations—but in the end, they couldn’t stop us.  We were still able to decisively […]

Vaccine/Mask Mandates and Critical Race Theory

August 16, 2021

COVID-19 Mandates  I’ve received a lot of questions about mask and vaccine mandates.  I do not believe that any government agency in Texas, including schools, should be allowed to mandate masks or vaccinations.  Those decisions should be left up to individuals, parents, etc.   I have also always avoided government telling businesses what to do.  However, I do […]

The Democrats Are Still Gone!

July 27, 2021

It is day 20 of the 30-day Special Legislative Session.  Rumors were circulating that the Democrats might slowly trickle in this week but it isn’t looking very hopeful.  The Texas Constitution requires that we have two-thirds of the House present (100 legislators) to conduct any business but we only have 83 Republicans.  During the recent legislative […]

Special Session Update & Agenda: Where are the Democrats??

July 15, 2021

I know many of you feel a sense of urgency about the House Democrats fleeing Texas to D.C. on their private jet.  I do as well.  Believe me, I don’t like being stuck in Austin all summer away from family, work, church and my constituents. I don’t like missing our family vacation (they’re in Colorado […]

Special Session Edition: Election Integrity and Bail Reform

June 30, 2021

On Thursday, July 8th, the Texas Legislature will convene our first special session following the 87th Regular Legislative Session which ended on May 31st.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve shared with you the many accomplishments of the recent legislative session but I also mentioned there was much work left undone.  Over the next week, I’d […]

Legislative Accomplishments: A Balanced Budget and Enhancing Border Security

June 25, 2021

This is my ninth and final installment on accomplishments in the recent Texas legislative session that adjourned May 31st.  Much good work has been overlooked.  However, there was also much left undone.  Next week I’ll begin to layout some things I believe the Texas Legislature must accomplish in the special session starting on July 8th and other special […]

Legislative Accomplishments: Back the Blue Legislation and Prioritizing Our Children & Retired Teachers

June 23, 2021

This is my eighth installment on accomplishments in the recent Texas legislative session that adjourned May 31st.  Much good work has been overlooked.  However, there was also much left undone.  So, when I finish this series, I’ll layout some things I believe the Texas Legislature must accomplish in the special sessions coming later this summer and early fall. […]

Legislative Accomplishments: Health Care Reform and Protecting Religious Liberty

June 21, 2021

This is my seventh installment on accomplishments in the recent Texas legislative session that adjourned May 31st.  Much good work has been overlooked.  However, there was also much left undone.  So, when I finish this series, I’ll layout some things I believe the Texas Legislature must accomplish in the special sessions coming later this summer and early fall. […]

Legislative Accomplishments: Spending Limits, Rural Broadband & Business Liability Protections

June 18, 2021

This is my sixth installment on accomplishments in the recent Texas legislative session that adjourned May 31st.  Much good work has been overlooked.  However, there was also much left undone.  So, when I finish this series, I’ll layout some things I believe the Texas Legislature must accomplish in the special sessions coming later this summer and early fall. […]

Legislative Accomplishments: Reasserting the Tenth Amendment and Second Amendment Protections

June 16, 2021

This is my fifth installment on accomplishments in the recent Texas legislative session that adjourned May 31st.  Much good work has been overlooked.  However, there was also much left undone.  So, when I finish this series, I’ll layout some things I believe the Texas Legislature must accomplish in the special sessions coming later this summer and early fall.  […]