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Legislative Accomplishments: Eliminating Interest on Rollback Tax & Protecting the Unborn

June 9, 2021

This is my second 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: Fair Funding of Elections & Supporting Texas Oil & Gas

June 7, 2021

Friends,  This is my first 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 […]

Sine Die Session Wrap Up

June 4, 2021

Dear Friends,  On Monday, May 31st the 87th Legislative Session came to a close. 1,159 bills made it to Governor Abbott’s desk for review.  The Governor has until June 20th to sign or veto this legislation.  Texas is a rarity in that our Legislature meets for 140 days every odd year.  Given that we are the second largest […]

Historic Week: Election Integrity, Pro-Life Victories

May 9, 2021

This week, we passed some of the strongest, most conservative pieces of legislation in Texas history. Election Integrity On Thursday night, the Texas House debated the election integrity priority bill, SB 7, until 3:00 a.m in the morning.  After a marathon debate with over 17 hours straight on the floor, it was finally passed on […]

Update on Priority Legislation and Education Funds

May 3, 2021

Priority Legislation Two of my priority bills that I filed this session have passed the Texas House and are now over in the Senate. HB 2283 Did you know that Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, poured over $350 million into the 2020 election cycle to help conduct the elections? Turns out this money was being largely […]

Health Care Reform, Property Tax Appraisals and More

April 26, 2021

Health Care Reform Passes the Texas House  We have made large strides for Texans on the path to health care reform.  Two key pieces of health care reform policy that will help Texans have more options to access care and reduce the cost of prescriptions for Texans in need have passed the Texas House.  Last session […]

Quick Update on My Week in the Texas Legislature

April 18, 2021

People are always surprised to learn how much work goes into being a legislator.  This is my reading and study material just for yesterday.  This week I will be presenting five of my bills in committee, three of my bills on the House floor as well as a number of floor amendments.   Parker County Day at […]

Texas’ Response to Border Crisis and This Week in the Legislature

March 27, 2021

Texas Responds to Border Crisis The Biden administration has failed on every level to secure our border. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary admitted that apprehensions could reach levels not seen in almost 20 years. This is a rapidly growing humanitarian crisis at our border that must be addressed. With a surge of migrants, influx […]

Legislative Priorities

March 21, 2021

I am sharing with you today priority legislation with statewide impact that I have authored this session.  This list is not exhaustive – I have filed several other bills including ones brought to me by local leaders.  For now, I would like to outline the most critical measures with statewide significance that I am working on.  There are […]

HB 3 Government Powers During A Pandemic, Social Media Censorship, Antisemitism

March 15, 2021

  60th Day of Session: Bill Filing Deadline  Friday, March 12th, marked the 60th day of our 140 day legislative session.  This is a critical deadline for the legislature as it is the last day a bill can be filed for consideration during the 87th Legislative Session.  A total of 7,467 bills were filed in the House and […]