News

Legislative Highlights and Rainy Day Fund

March 29, 2017

Yesterday, my committee heard two constitutional carry bills that allow the unlicensed carry of a holstered handgun where licenses are now required.

Ethics Reform, School Finance Update and Ban on Sanctuary Cities

March 18, 2017

Our republican form of government is founded on the principle that public servants represent the interests of their constituents, serving as their voice in government.

Filing Deadline, Flat Stanley and Committee Hearings

March 12, 2017

Today marks the 60th day of the 85th session which is also is the last day to file all non-emergency bills. For the next 30 days of the regular legislative session, the committees of each chamber will be holding hearings to consider all bills, resolutions and other undecided matters.

Emergency CPS/Foster Care Legislation and Voter ID

March 3, 2017

Without a single no vote cast, HB 4 and HB 5 passed the Texas House this week. The bills will now be considered by the Texas Senate. This legislation will implement critically needed reforms of our CPS and foster care systems.

CPS and Foster Care System Reform Legislation, East Parker County Chamber Day and Constituent Meetings

February 19, 2017

The House is making child protection the top priority of the 85th Legislation Session through funding and comprehensive reform of the system. I am fully committed to taking the necessary steps to protect children in Texas.

Committee Appointments, Stand With Israel Day, Meeting with Gov. Abbott

February 11, 2017

This week the House members received committee appointments for the 85th session and interim. I am honored to serve as the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety and continue to serve on the Energy Resources Committee.

85th Session Begins – Weekly Legislative Update

January 28, 2017

January 10th kicked off the first day of the 140 day session. On that day, accompanied by my wife and friends, I took the Oath of Office and was sworn in as your State Representative.

Texas Rep to File Anti-BDS Bill by Aaron Howard

November 11, 2016

In the battle of ideas, one Texas legislator is taking on the BDS movement’s attempt to get state universities and other governmental entities to cut ties with Israel.

Article V Simulation

September 27, 2016

Friends, last week I traveled to Williamsburg, VA to participate in a first ever, simulation of an Article V Convention of States. This is a process, set out in Article V of the U.S. Constitution, through which states initiate amendments to our constitution.

Why I’m Not Afraid to Support Donald Trump

July 25, 2016

I’m supporting Donald Trump. I know he’s not perfect but he’s demonstrated at least three qualities that will make him a good president.