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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 […]

Critical Race Theory

July 3, 2021

This is a sensitive subject.  So, please let me begin by saying that racism and prejudice is an evil that we must always oppose–and oppose with vigilance.  Dr. Martin Luther King dreamed of a day when people would be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  Jesus […]

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.  […]

Legislative Accomplishments: Electricity Reform Measures

June 14, 2021

This is my fourth 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: Consumer Privacy & Fighting Antisemitism

June 11, 2021

This is my third 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. […]