Quorum Report Press Releases

View By Date
View List Sorted by Date

October 3, 2019

Anna Allred Campaign: Previews Strong Campaign Finance Report

Dr. Anna Allred, the conservative Republican choice in the Special Election for Texas State Representative, District 28, previewed a strong campaign finance report. The “30 Days Before an Election” report is the first indication of what the candidates are raising and spending. The District 28 Special Election is being held to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Dr. John Zerwas.

From Anna Allred Campaign

October 2, 2019

Brandon Batch Campaign: Conservative Businessman Brandon Batch Announces Run For Congress

Conservative businessman Brandon Batch today announced his candidacy for Texas’s 11th Congressional District. District 11 covers much of West Texas including the cities of Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Andrews, Brownwood, and Granbury. The seat is currently held by Republican Mike Conaway who recently announced he will not seek re-election.

From Brandon Batch Campaign

October 14, 2019

Cesar Blanco Campaign: U.S. Presidential Candidate And Former El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke Endorses Cesar Blanco For State Senate

Today, U.S. Presidential Candidate and former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke endorsed César Blanco for State Senate, releasing the following statement: “I am grateful for César’s leadership. He stands up for the border with pride — dispelling myths, pushing back on bigotry and the politics of division, and holding the powers of the state accountable, I’m proud to count myself in his corner in this race to represent our families in the State Senate, because now more than ever, El Paso needs a fighter.”

From Cesar Blanco Campaign

September 26, 2019

Cesar Blanco Campaign: Over 115 Elected Officials And Community Leaders In El Paso & West Texas Endorse Cesar Blanco For Texas Senate

Today, Navy veteran and El Paso legislator César J. Blanco announced that 117 elected officials and community leaders from all over Senate District 29 have endorsed his candidacy for Texas Senate remarking, “I’m truly humbled by the support. These leaders include public servants and community advocates, and people from across our community who reflect the true spirit of El Paso and West Texas, sacrificing countless hours in service to community without concern for credit or glory. I’m proud to have earned their trust.”

From Cesar Blanco Campaign

October 21, 2019

Charlie Geren Campaign: Governor Abbott Endorses Republican Charlie Geren For Re-Election

Governor Greg Abbot today announced that he is endorsing Republican State Representative Charlie Geren for re-election to Texas House of Representatives District 99 in Tarrant County. House District 99 covers western Fort Worth, Saginaw, Blue Mound, Sansom Hills and White Settlement.

From Charlie Geren Campaign

October 21, 2019

Committee On General Investigating: Statement

From Committee On General Investigating

October 8, 2019

Common Cause Texas: TX GOP Pushing Pro-Gerrymandering Advocacy At Redistricting Field Hearings

Following is a statement from Common Cause Texas Deputy Director Amanda Gnaedinger in response to this recent email from the Republican Party of Texas: "Thus far at these hearings, we've seen it happen over and over that Texans show up to testify in support of taking the power to draw district lines away from the politicians who run in those districts and give it to an independent commission.

From Common Cause Texas

October 8, 2019

Dan Flynn Campaign: Representative Flynn Announces Re-Election Bid For 2020

Representative Dan Flynn today announced he is running for re-election in House District 2. This district includes Hunt County, Hopkins County and Van Zandt County. Rep. Flynn has a conservative voting record and critical experience going through 2 previous redistricting cycles.

From Dan Flynn Campaign

October 15, 2019

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Statement On Release Of Sullivan Tape

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued the following statement today following the release of the Sullivan tape: “I welcome the release of the tape. I previously asked for the tape to be released so everyone could hear it. The issue remains in the hands of the Texas Rangers and the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office.”

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 15, 2019

Dennis Bonnen Campaign: Statement From Speaker Dennis Bonnen

Speaker Dennis Bonnen today released the following statement: “I have repeatedly called for the recording to be released because it will be immediately clear that no laws were broken. This was nothing more than a political discussion – the problem is that I had it with that guy.

From Dennis Bonnen Campaign

October 15, 2019

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States: Texas Distilled Spirits Association And Texas Whiskey Association Announce Partnership On "Spirits United" Grassroots Platform

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), America’s leading advocate for the distilled spirits industry, today announced that the Texas Distilled Spirits Association (TDSA) and the Texas Whiskey Association (TXWA) have joined Spirits United as partners to expand the grassroots network in the Lone Star State.

From Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

October 14, 2019

Elisa Tamayo Campaign: State Delegation Members Endorse Elisa Tamayo For House District 76

Texas State Senator José Rodríguez, Speaker Pro Tempore Joe Moody, and State Representatives Mary González, César Blanco, and Lina Ortega endorse Elisa Tamayo, candidate for State Representative for House District 76. Tamayo released the following statement in response: “I am humbled and grateful for the delegation’s support.

From Elisa Tamayo Campaign

October 2, 2019

Environment Texas: State Parks Supporters To Launch 7 City, 13 Park Tour To Promote Prop 5

Environment Texas today announced a statewide tour to build public support for Proposition 5, a constitutional amendment on the ballot November 5, which would guarantee sales taxes on sporting goods go to fund state and local parks. The group will visit 13 different state parks and hold events in seven cities to encourage Texans to help make sure parks are properly funded.

From Environment Texas

October 9, 2019

Environment Texas: A&M Faculty Speak Out About Global Warming Pollution

More than 50 faculty members of the Texas A&M University System sent a letter to Chancellor John Sharp today urging him to work to reduce global warming pollution from oil and gas operations on two million acres of land administered by the Texas A&M University and University of Texas Systems.

From Environment Texas

October 1, 2019

Episcopal Health Foundation: New Map Highlights Dramatic Differences In Life Expectancy Depending On Your Neighborhood In Texas

New numbers show there can be than a more than a 20-year difference in how long Texans live in one neighborhood compared to another, even though they may only be a few miles apart. That’s just one of the findings from an Episcopal Health Foundation analysis of a new, interactive mapping tool that shows life expectancy rates for neighborhoods across Texas.

From Episcopal Health Foundation

September 30, 2019

Eric Hanke Campaign: Congress' Impeachment Inquiry Of President Trump Must Proceed Without Delay Or Impediments

Eric Hanke, candidate for Congress in Texas’ 31st District, released the following statement calling on Congressman John Carter to publicly support the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry: “President Trump asked the head of a foreign government to investigate an American citizen actively engaged in a campaign against him.

From Eric Hanke Campaign

October 14, 2019

Four Price Campaign: Price To File For Re-Election To The Texas House

From Four Price Campaign

September 27, 2019

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Collins Releases Policy Plan To Keep Americans Safe

Today, Genevieve Collins, candidate for Congress in Texas’ 32nd Congressional District released her position on National Security. “Keeping Americans safe and secure in an ever-changing domestic and foreign landscape is Congress’ FIRST and MOST IMPORTANT priority,” said Collins, a 7th generation Texan and local businesswoman. “Domestically, we must secure our borders and reform our legal immigration system.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

October 8, 2019

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Collins Raises $475,000 In Her First Quarter As A Candidate

Genevieve Collins, 7th Generation Texan, lifelong Republican and Candidate for the 32nd Congressional District in Dallas raised more than $475,000 in only two months in her first quarter as a candidate. Genevieve commented on the support she has received to this point, “It is incredible to see the outpouring of support for my candidacy from all over North Texas.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

October 1, 2019

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Raises More Than $1 Million In Q3

Today, the Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress campaign announced that Jones raised more than $1 million in the third quarter of 2019 – the largest off-year quarterly fundraising total the district has ever seen. Jones raised more than $100,000 in the 24 hours following Congressman Will Hurd’s retirement on August 1, 2019.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

September 26, 2019

Glenn Rogers Campaign: Dr. Glenn Rogers Announces Plans To Run For Open Texas House District 60

Dr. Glenn Rogers, a local rancher and veterinarian in Palo Pinto County, announced his plans today to seek the Republican nomination for Texas House District 60 in the March 2020 GOP Primary. The seat is currently held by incumbent Mike Lang, who recently announced his intention not to run for reelection. District 60 includes the counties of Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Eastland, Hood, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, and Stephens. Rogers is the owner and operator of the Holt River Ranch, located outside of Graford, which develops and markets around 800 heifers annually.

From Glenn Rogers Campaign

September 24, 2019

Harris County Republican Party: Lizzie Fletcher Ignores Constituents, Leaps Aboard Democrats' Impeachment Train

Representative Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) today joined her socialist Democrat colleagues' in calling for impeachment of President Trump, despite opposition from her constituents and a majority of Americans. “Lizzie Fletcher has been in Washington for nine months, and is still deluded about her new job,” said Paul Simpson, Harris County Republican Party Chairman.

From Harris County Republican Party

September 25, 2019

Harris County Republican Party: Statement On State Rep. Dwayne Bohac's Retirement

State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) announced today that he will not seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, District 138, following the remainder of his term in 2020. Bohac has served House District 138 since 2002.

From Harris County Republican Party

October 3, 2019

Houston's Premier Business Coalition: Announces November 2019 Endorsements

HRBC has endorsed the following issues and candidates for the November 2019 Election. “The City of Houston is an exceptional community with unlimited potential, but we face serious budget, personnel and infrastructure problems. HRBC is committed to being part of the solution to these problems which start with principled and intelligent leadership at City Hall,” said Alan Hassenflu, HRBC Chairman.

From Houston's Premier Business Coalition

September 23, 2019

Insurance Council of Texas: Insurers Respond To Tropical Storm Imelda

The remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda brought more than 30 inches of rains to portions of southeast Texas causing rising flood waters, reminiscent of Hurricane Harvey. Insurance companies are ready to take your calls and have deployed claims teams to severely damaged areas to help customers through the claims process.

From Insurance Council of Texas

September 25, 2019

Irene Armendariz-Jackson Campaign: Armendariz-Jackson Launches Campaign For U.S. Congressional District (CD) 16

Today, September 24, 2019, El Paso native Irene Armendariz-Jackson officially launches her campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 16. “I have worked my entire life to build a career and family, and I want to ensure future generation that they can do the same.” As quoted by Armendariz-Jackson."

From Irene Armendariz-Jackson Campaign

October 10, 2019

Jake Ellzey Campaign: Former Texas Governor Perry Endorses Jake Ellzey For Texas State House

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has endorsed Jake Ellzey for Texas State House of Representatives in House District 10. The district covers all of Ellis County and a part of Henderson County. This endorsement follows an impressive list of endorsements Ellzey released this past July.

From Jake Ellzey Campaign

October 21, 2019

Jake Ellzey Campaign: Congressman Ron Wright Endorses Jake Ellzey For Texas State House

Republican Congressman Ron Wright has endorsed conservative Republican Jake Ellzey for Texas State House of Representatives in House District 10 adding to an already impressive list of local endorsements. House District 10 covers all of Ellis County and a portion of Henderson County.

From Jake Ellzey Campaign

October 15, 2019

James Talarico Campaign: Statement On Speaker Bonnen Tape

This morning a recording of a meeting between Michael Quinn Sullivan and Speaker Bonnen was made public. In the recording, Speaker Bonnen is heard using homophobic language, exchanging Capitol access for campaign favors, and colluding with political insiders to handpick an opponent to run against “that Talarico kid.”In response to the tape, Representative Talarico issued the following statement:

From James Talarico Campaign

September 24, 2019

James Talarico Campaign: Rep. Talarico Joins MAYA Consulting

State Representative James Talarico (D-Round Rock) will be joining MAYA Consulting, an Austin-based education consulting firm, as a contract consultant. In this new role, Talarico will be working with districts, nonprofits, and communities to build excellent and equitable educational opportunities for all Texas students.

From James Talarico Campaign

October 14, 2019

Jane Nelson Campaign: Nelson Kicks Off Campaign For Re-Election To Texas Senate

Yesterday, Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was joined by hundreds of supporters, including Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, as she kicked off her campaign for reelection to the Texas Senate. “I am running for re-election to protect the economic formula driving our Texas economy forward -- and to ensure the issues of concern to my constituents are strongly represented in Austin,” Senator Nelson, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said.

From Jane Nelson Campaign

October 18, 2019

Joe Moody Campaign: Moody Presented With "Light Of Justice" Award By TDS

Representative Joe Moody (D-El Paso), speaker pro tempore of the Texas House of Representatives, is the recipient of this year's "Light of Justice" award from the Texas Defender Service (TDS), a non-partisan organization dedicated to both representation and reform around capital punishment in Texas.

From Joe Moody Campaign

September 25, 2019

Jolt Action: The President Of The United States Must Be Impeached

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. The following is a statement from Antonio Arellano, interim executive director of Jolt Action, a Texas Latino voter organization: “Our Latino community has been on the receiving end of President Donald Trump’s vicious and racist rhetoric since day one.

From Jolt Action

September 30, 2019

Keith Hampton Campaign: Renowned Attorney Keith Hampton Announces Candidacy For Third Court Of Appeals

Austin Attorney Keith Hampton announced today he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Chief Justice of the Third Court of Appeals. Hampton is a nationally recognized and highly decorated lawyer who has spent his entire career immersed in constitutional law. Hampton also has a long history of fighting for and advocating for social justice.

From Keith Hampton Campaign

September 23, 2019

League of Women Voters of Texas: National Voter Registration Day! September 24, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Texas is participating in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters on Tuesday, September 24th. Thirty -five (35) Texas Leagues will be out in force across the State of Texas and available to assist voters who want to register or update their registration if they have moved. Monday, October 7th is the deadline to register or update your registration for the November 5th Texas Constitutional Amendment Election.

From League of Women Voters of Texas

October 15, 2019

Lizzie Fletcher Campaign: Announces Growing Support For Re-Election Campaign With $640,000 Raised In Q3 And Additional Endorsements

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-7) showed the strength of her re-election campaign today, touting new endorsements and announcing that she raised $640,000 in the third fundraising quarter of 2019 and has more than $1.4 million cash on hand. Her fundraising haul brings her cycle total to more than $1.7 million for her 2020 campaign.

From Lizzie Fletcher Campaign

September 27, 2019

Mark McCaig Campaign: Announces LIFE PAC Endorsement

Mark McCaig, Republican candidate for Texas House District 135, today announced his campaign has been endorsed by LIFE PAC, the political arm of Texans for Life: “Mark McCaig has a long and established track record of working in the trenches defending innocent human life,” said Kyleen Wright, Chair of LIFE PAC.

From Mark McCaig Campaign

September 26, 2019

Mark Yancey Campaign: Yancey Announces Candidacy For Texas US Senate 2020

Dallas resident Mark Yancey announced his candidacy to represent Texas in the United States Senate, opposing incumbent Texas Senator John Cornyn setting up an intraparty clash with Cornyn, 67, who is seeking a fourth term in the Senate. We have good reason to believe that Senator Cornyn is electorally vulnerable.

From Mark Yancey Campaign

September 26, 2019

Matt Morgan Campaign: Morgan Announces Candidacy For Texas State Representative, District 26

Matt Morgan, Republican for State Representative in Texas House District 26, officially announced his candidacy for the Texas Legislature. A successful small business owner, Matt is fighting to make Texas safer, better, and stronger for our kids, families, and future.

From Matt Morgan Campaign

October 21, 2019

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute: Texas School Safety Center, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute And Okay To Say Partner For Safe Schools Week, October 21 - 25

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI), and MMHPI’s award-winning Okay to SayTM mental health awareness campaign are partnering to promote the 2019 Texas Safe Schools Week, Oct. 21-25. The organizations share the mutual goals of ensuring that Texas children have safe and healthy learning environments and access to the mental health services they need to be academically successful.

From Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

September 25, 2019

MJ Hegar Campaign: Cornyn Doubles Down On Stealing Millions From Texas Military Bases & Troops

Today, Senator Cornyn voted for a second time to allow the Trump Administration to continue stealing billions from military projects critical to national security and use the money to fund a border wall that experts acknowledge will not increase national security. “Senator Cornyn once again enabled his political allies to steal millions from projects that protect our national security and help our men and women in uniform.

From MJ Hegar Campaign

September 26, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Congratulates Attorneys David Ashton And Nick Grimmer On Winning Prestigious NAAG Antitrust Award

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated Assistant Attorneys General David Ashton and Nick Grimmer of his Antitrust Division on receiving an award from the National Association of Attorneys General’s Antitrust Task Force. The award was given for an amicus brief they authored in Apple v. Pepper, a case the United States Supreme Court heard last term.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 7, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Argues At Fifth Circuit In Defense Of State Laws Protecting Women's Health And The Unborn

Attorneys from Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reverse a U.S. District Court decision enjoining a Mississippi law that generally restricts non-emergency abortions to the first 15 weeks of a woman’s pregnancy.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 7, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Dismiss The City Of Austin's Baseless Lawsuit Over Imagined Future Litigation

Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement on today’s arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: “I hope that the Fifth Circuit recognizes the district court’s error in allowing this case to continue despite a total lack of evidence that my agency or the Texas Workforce Commission may attempt to take action against the City for enforcing an ordinance aimed at preventing discriminatory housing practices.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 21, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Issues Consumer Alert: Beware Of Repair And Clean-Up Scams

In the aftermath of tornadoes and violent storms in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Attorney General Ken Paxton warned those in affected areas to guard against contracting scams as they prepare to rebuild and offered tips to safeguard against unscrupulous individuals looking to take advantage of vulnerable Texans.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 21, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Four Lead State Attorneys General Release Statement On Opioid Settlement News

Attorneys General Ken Paxton (TX), Josh Stein (NC), Herbert Slatery (TN), and Josh Shapiro (PA) released the following statement in response to news of an opioid settlement with two Ohio counties and McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and Teva: “This is an important step that allows us to move forward to finalize the global settlement framework.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 15, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Leads Multi-State Coalition Win In Lawsuit To Protect Texans And Physicians From Obamacare Mandate

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the United States District Court for declaring unlawful a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation that redefined discrimination on the basis of “sex” to include “gender identity” and “termination of pregnancy.”

From Office of the Attorney General

October 18, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Announces $116.9 Million Multistate Settlement With Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Inc. For Deceptive Marketing Of Surgical Mesh Medical Devices

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a $116.9 million multistate settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. for deceptively marketing transvaginal surgical mesh devices. Under the settlement, Texas will receive $8,881,481.36.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 9, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: The EPA's Ozone Rule Would Impose Costly And Unnecessary Regulations On San Antonio

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final action designating Bexar County a nonattainment area for the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ground-level ozone.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 8, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Statement On Case Challenging Removal Of Confederate Monuments At The University Of Texas At Austin

Attorney General Ken Paxton today gave the following statement after arguing in support of the University of Texas at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: “Those arguing against the removal of Confederate monuments at the University of Texas simply do not have the standing required to challenge the university’s removal or relocation of monuments on campus.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 3, 2019

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Statement On Google IT Support Professional Certificate Announcement

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick joined Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump and Google CEO Sundar Pichai at El Centro College in Dallas today to launch an initiative to expand its IT Support Professional Certificate program to include Texas. The lieutenant governor issued the following statement following the event.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

October 7, 2019

Phil King Campaign: Re-Election Announcement

Today, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) announced that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives. A proven leader for Parker and Wise counties, King serves as State Representative for Texas House District 61.

From Phil King Campaign

October 16, 2019

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Announces November 2019 Endorsements

With the November 5 election less than a month away, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes is proud to announce the following endorsements: Mayor Sylvester Turner for Houston Mayor, Municipal Election Dr. Eliz Markowitz for Texas House District 28, Special Election

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

September 24, 2019

Pritesh Gandhi Campaign: Congress Must Unite Behind An Impeachment Inquiry Of President Trump

Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, candidate for Congress in Texas’ 10th District, released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump repeatedly pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Biden family while directing foreign aid be withheld.

From Pritesh Gandhi Campaign

October 1, 2019

Progress Texas: Judge Eckhardt's Comments Deflect From The Fight Against The Right-Wing Agenda

Progress Texas releases the following statement from board member Jason Smith in response to Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt’s comment about Gov. Greg Abbott during The Texas Tribune Festival. “As someone who lives with cerebral palsy and has worked for progressive causes, I find Judge Eckhardt’s comments making light of the incident that put Governor Abbott in a wheelchair for the rest of his life hurtful and shaming to people with disabilities,” said Jason Smith, board member for Progress Texas and Employment Attorney in Fort Worth.

From Progress Texas

October 21, 2019

Progress Texas: Endorses Democrat Dr. Eliz Markowitz For Texas House District 28

Today, Progress Texas is endorsing Dr. Eliz Markowitz for Texas House District 28. “District 28 voters have an opportunity to make Texas one step closer to flipping the Texas House by casting a ballot for Dr. Eliz Markowitz today,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director at Progress Texas. “Dr. Markowitz is committed to working for equity for all Texans, and we would be proud to have her serve in the Texas House. Every Texan, including District 28 residents, should be a 2019 voter.”

From Progress Texas

October 10, 2019

Progress Texas: New Election Law Reduces Rural, Younger Voter Access To Early Voting Locations

A newly enacted election law is closing temporary early voting locations across Texas, an effort directed by Texas Republicans limiting access to voting for college students and other communities in another effort to hold onto power.

From Progress Texas

October 10, 2019

Progress Texas: Pete 'Petersburg' Sessions Caught In Trump's Web Of Corruption

Former Texas Congressman Pete “Petersburg” Sessions is now the latest Republican to get caught in Trump’s web of corruption. “Now we know why Republicans are so quick to defend Trump – it’s because politicians like Pete ‘Petersburg’ Sessions are personally benefiting from his corruption,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director of Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

October 18, 2019

Progress Texas: Following Attacks On Local Communities, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Should Step Down

Following the release of the secret recording of Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Texans can now clearly see how conservative leaders have maliciously targeted cities and counties’ local solutions. Progress Texas offers the following statement in support of local solutions: “Local communities know best how to meet the needs of the people living there,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director at Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

September 24, 2019

Progress Texas: Supports Congress Beginning Impeachment Proceedings Immediately

Progress Texas releases the following statement in support of Congress beginning impeachment proceedings immediately. “The latest allegations against Trump charge that he withheld foreign aid to Ukraine in exchange for that country’s effort to undermine a U.S. Democratic presidential candidate. Regardless of party, the dots are being connected by voters that Trump is a traitor to his own country,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director of Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

October 16, 2019

Rafael Anchia Campaign: Representative Anchia Running For Re-Election In 2020

Representative Rafael Anchia announced that he will seek re-election to serve the people of Dallas, Farmers Branch and Irving in the Texas House (District 103). In 2018, he defeated his Republican challenger with nearly 80% of the vote. As Rep. Anchia begins his re-election campaign, he has received key endorsements from the North Texas legislative delegation.

From Rafael Anchia Campaign

September 24, 2019

Railroad Commission of Texas: Commissioner Ryan Sitton Speaks On Texas Energy Opportunities At Gulf Coast Industry Forum

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton gave the lunchtime keynote address at the Gulf Coast Industry Forum, which brought together cities, counties, port authorities and hundreds of energy industry professionals to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the Gulf Coast energy industry.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

October 1, 2019

Railroad Commission of Texas: Launches New Interactive Statewide Maps

The Railroad Commission of Texas this week launches its first-ever interactive data maps providing oil and gas production and the locations of abandoned wells plugged by the Commission statewide and by individual counties. The data is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week beginning with Calendar Year 2018. From January 2019 forward, the maps will be updated each month with year-to-date statistics.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

October 10, 2019

Representative Cesar Blanco: Attends Committee Hearing On Mass Violence Prevention And Community Safety

Today, the House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention & Community Safety is holding its second committee hearing in Farmers Branch, Texas. The Committee was formed in the wake of a rise in mass violence across Texas, notably in El Paso and Odessa. Representative Cesar J. Blanco, whose district is where the El Paso shooting occurred, was appointed to the Committee and was in attendance at today's hearing.

From Representative Cesar Blanco

October 17, 2019

Representative Drew Darby: Statement Regarding Recently Released Audio

"During my service in the Texas House, I have sought to make prayerful, measured decisions based on facts. After hearing the audio, it is clear that Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Representative Dustin Burrows betrayed those who had confidence in them to lead, and they abandoned their solemn, sworn charge to faithfully execute the responsibilities of elected office.

From Representative Drew Darby

October 15, 2019

Representative Dustin Burrows: Statement On June 12, 2019 Audio Recording

Today, Texas State Representative Dustin Burrows (HD83) issued the following statement regarding the June 12, 2019 audio recording: “I'm glad the audio has been released, as it should have been months ago. I now intend on focusing on what is important: passing conservative legislation for future generations and the needs of West Texans," said Burrows.

From Representative Dustin Burrows

October 16, 2019

Representative Ed Thompson: Accepts Award From Texas Chemical Council

Representative Ed Thompson was honored to accept the 86th Legislative Session Leadership Award for House Bill 1953 from the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) on October 10, 2019. “The Texas Chemical Council is proud to present its 2019 Legislative Leadership Award to Representative Ed Thompson,” stated TCC President Hector Rivero.

From Representative Ed Thompson

October 7, 2019

Representative Erin Zwiener: Applauds Company's Decision To Relocate Pipeline

On Thursday Houston-based company, Enterprise Product Partners, announced that it will relocate its crude oil pipeline. The 30-inch pipeline would have stretched from North Texas to just south of San Antonio, crossing the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone along the way.

From Representative Erin Zwiener

October 7, 2019

Representative Erin Zwiener: Hosts Town Hall On Flood Mitigation With Chairman Phelan

On Friday, over 40 community members and elected officials from Hays and Blanco counties joined Representative Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) and Chairman Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) in San Marcos to discuss flood mitigation infrastructure and Proposition 8, one of the constitutional amendments to be voted on by Texans this November.

From Representative Erin Zwiener

October 15, 2019

Representative Garnet Coleman: Statement On Killing Of Atatiana Jefferson

Today, October 15, 2019, Representative Garnet F. Coleman (D-Houston) joins Representative Nicole Collier (D-Ft. Worth) in calling for public policy to prevent more senseless killings like that of Atatiana Jefferson. "I stand with Representative Nicole Collier and my fellow colleagues in calling for public policy to prevent more senseless killings like that of Atatiana Jefferson.

From Representative Garnet Coleman

October 21, 2019

Representative Richard Pena Raymond: Statement Regarding Recorded Meeting Between Speaker Dennis Bonnen And Michael Quinn Sullivan

“No Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives should engage in the type of actions recorded on the taped meeting between Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Chairman Dustin Burrows and Empower Texans Executive Director Michael Quinn Sullivan.

From Representative Richard Pena Raymond

October 18, 2019

Representative Roger Williams: Statement On Secretary Rick Perry

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) released the following statement regarding United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s resignation: “Rick Perry has devoted his life to public service. As Secretary of Energy, he served our nation with integrity for the last two-and-a-half years, and paved the way for greater economic growth and U.S. energy independence.

From Representative Roger Williams

October 7, 2019

Representative Roland Gutierrez: Releases Comprehensive Bill To Legalize Marijuana In Texas

Representative Roland Gutierrez releases the (REAL Cannabis Legalization Act) that will legalize marijuana for adult use and medical use. REAL stands for Regulation, Education, Agriculture and Law Enforcement. “The REAL Cannabis Legalization Act is a comprehensive 39-page bill that will not only legalize marijuana like 33 other states have in some form but it will also provide solutions to the problems that plague Texas' future," stated Gutierrez.

From Representative Roland Gutierrez

October 18, 2019

Representative Shawn Thierry: Statement On The Passing Of Congressman Elijah Cummings

“Today our nation mourns the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, who was undeniably one of the most devoted public servants in our era. He was well respected on both sides of the aisle, as the tributes today and in the upcoming days, will evidence.

From Representative Shawn Thierry

October 15, 2019

Representative Steve Toth: Calls For Resignation Of Texas Speaker Dennis Bonnen

Tuesday afternoon, State Representative Steve Toth (R-Conroe) called on Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dennis Bonnen to resign after Michael Sullivan released the entire recording of his June 12 meeting with the Speaker and Chairman Burrows. Toth commented, “Speaker Bonnen needs to resign as Speaker immediately.

From Representative Steve Toth

October 10, 2019

Richard Gonzales Campaign: Gonzales Announces Campaign For Texas District 41

Judge Richard Gonzales has announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic primary election of the Texas House of Representatives, District 41

From Richard Gonzales Campaign

October 21, 2019

Rodney Ellis Campaign: Commissioner Rodney Ellis Announces Campaign For Re-Election

In an email to campaign supporters and community leaders, Commissioner Rodney Ellis officially announced that he is running for re-election to the Harris County Commissioners Court. Ellis was first elected to Commissioners Court on November 8, 2016 and is launching his campaign for re-election and seeking the Harris County Democratic Party’s nomination to be Commissioner of Harris County Precinct One.

From Rodney Ellis Campaign

October 9, 2019

SEIU: Houston Airport Workers Take Historic Step Toward $15/HR, Union Rights

Baggage handlers, catering workers, cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants and other airport workers in Houston took a major step forward in their fight for $15 and a union, as Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an executive order that raises wages to $12 an hour by 2021—a 65% increase for those currently paid the minimum wage. The policy will raise wages for nearly 8,000 airport workers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, United Airlines’ second-busiest hub, and William P. Hobby Airport.

From SEIU

October 17, 2019

Senator Borris Miles: Statement On The Passing Of Congressman Elijah Cummings

"Today, we lost a giant. Congressman Elijah Cummings was one of the most ardent champions for poor and minority communities. As a member of the US House, he rose through the Democratic ranks, became a steadfast leader, a fighter against injustice and voice for the voiceless.

From Senator Borris Miles

October 15, 2019

Senator Borris Miles: A Note from Senator Miles

"Many of you may know that I have struggled with my health all my life. That battle includes facing sickle cell anemia and kidney disease head-on. Like many who live with a life-threatening illness, I power through each day, no matter the pain to provide for my family and serve the people of Senate District 13. This past weekend I was blessed to receive a kidney transplant.

From Senator Borris Miles

October 16, 2019

Senator Jane Nelson: Receives Award From American Cancer Society

Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has received the Advocacy in Action Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). “Sen. Nelson is a longtime supporter of cancer research, helping to establish CPRIT and its lifesaving programs,” said ACS CAN Texas Government Relations Director Marina Hench. “On behalf of ACS CAN Texas’ volunteers and the millions of Texans served by CPRIT-funded services, I thank her for

From Senator Jane Nelson

October 17, 2019

Senator Jane Nelson: Awarded Texas PTA Champion For Children

The Texas Parent Teacher Association has selected State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, as a Texas PTA Champion for Children for her leadership during the 86th Legislative Session. "Senator Nelson has been a steadfast advocate for Texas’ youth for many years, as a teacher, a member of the State Board of Education, and a leader in the Texas Senate," said Suzi Kennon, President-Elect of Texas PTA.

From Senator Jane Nelson

October 17, 2019

Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz: Praise Confirmation Of Charles Eskridge As U.S. District Judge In Houston

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statements after the Senate confirmed Charles Eskridge to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston. Upon his confirmation, just one federal judicial vacancy remains in Texas.

From Senator John Cornyn

October 18, 2019

Senator John Cornyn: Statement On Energy Secretary Rick Perry

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to reports that Energy Secretary Rick Perry will soon leave his post: “I’m sad to learn that Secretary Rick Perry is leaving his post at the Department of Energy. For two-and-a-half years, he has advocated for American energy and innovation, prioritizing both national security and a strong economy.

From Senator John Cornyn

October 2, 2019

Senator John Cornyn: Cornyn, Gen. Murray, Chancellor Sharp Announce New Army Futures Command, Texas A&M System Partnership

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today joined the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) and The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) to announce a Cooperative Agreement that will provide up to $65 million over five years to Texas A&M, supporting research into new technologies to help the Army Futures Command modernize the nation’s fighting force.

From Senator John Cornyn

September 25, 2019

Senator John Cornyn: Impeachment Unpopular, Jeopardizes Bipartisan Agenda In Congress

Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed House Democrats’ decision to begin impeachment proceedings. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. “House Democrats began this process of impeaching the President based on a so-called whistleblower complaint that they hadn't even read, which detailed a call that they hadn't seen a transcript of.”

From Senator John Cornyn

September 27, 2019

Senator John Cornyn and Representative Kevin Brady: Introduce Bill To Reauthorize Program To Support Child Welfare Cases

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, yesterday introduced the Continuing of Useful Resources to States (COURTS) Act to reauthorize the State Court Improvement Program (CIP), which provides formula grants to state courts to help them improve their handling of child welfare cases. The bill reauthorizes CIP for five years.

From Senator John Cornyn

September 24, 2019

Senator John Cornyn: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport To Receive $8.3M Federal Grant

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was awarded an $8,290,989 federal grant to rehabilitate their runway, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. “These funds will be used to address much-needed maintenance and safety improvements at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport,” Sen. Cornyn said.

From Senator John Cornyn

September 26, 2019

Senator Jose Rodriguez: Statement On Mass Violence Prevention & Community Safety Committee Hearing

State Senator Jose? Rodri?guez released the following statement regarding following the first meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention & Community Safety. I believe today's committee meeting provided a good foundation to build upon in the coming weeks and months. Reducing gun violence and mass shootings requires a multi-faceted approach. As we continue our work, we cannot continue to stigmatize mental illness by saying it is the reason a person commits a mass shooting.

From Senator Jose Rodriguez

October 17, 2019

Senator Jose Rodriguez: Senate Select Committee On Mass Violence Prevention & Community Safety Hearing In El Paso

The Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention & Community Safety will hold a hearing in El Paso to hear invited and public testimony on October 21st. This is an important opportunity for individuals to speak before state leadership on the personal, family, and community impacts of mass shootings in Texas and potential state policies that may prevent future acts of mass violence.

From Senator Jose Rodriguez

September 30, 2019

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Texas Taxpayers Being Taxed To The Max By Certain Cities And Counties

Senate Bill 2, Authored by Senator Bettencourt and Sponsored by Rep Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) passed in the last legislative session on a bipartisan vote, gives voters a direct say over their property tax bills in Texas. The bill lowered the rollback rate from 8% to 3.5% for Cities and Counties and requires an automatic November election to exceed this limit.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt

October 8, 2019

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Harris County Commissioners Set To Vote On An 11.4% Property Tax Increase

Harris County Commissioners Court is poised to vote on a nearly 11.4% property tax increase which would dramatically increase county revenues by more than $200 million more than last year. An average homeowner, with a taxable value of $177,690 (the average taxable value home in Harris County according to October 2019 data provided by HCAD) would pay an additional $118 more on their county tax bill than they did last year.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt

October 17, 2019

Senator Peter Flores: Sends Newsletter To Senate District 19 Constituents

Senator Peter P. Flores sent his official biennium Senate newsletter this morning. The six-page newsletter provides a comprehensive update on the 86th Legislative Session, shares important constituent information, and requests constituent feedback via: visiting a district office, contacting the Capitol office, or completing an online survey.

From Senator Peter Flores

October 21, 2019

Senator Peter Flores: Early Voting For November 5th Election Begins

Early voting for the November 5th election begins today and ends Friday, November 1. Senate District 19 voters will cast ballots on ten Constitutional Amendments and various local initiatives including mayor, city council, bonds, propositions, and other measures depending on voter's residence.

From Senator Peter Flores

September 23, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz: The Johnson Space Center Will Continue To Grow With The Exciting Future Of Manned Space Exploration

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today applauded NASA’s announcement that Lockheed Martin has been awarded the Orion Production and Operations Contract (OPOC), for which NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, will be responsible for overseeing. Spacecraft production for the Orion program will focus on reusability and building a sustainable presence on the lunar surface.

From Senator Ted Cruz

September 26, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz: U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Good News For Farmers And Ranchers In Texas

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement applauding the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: “This is good news for hardworking farmers and ranchers in Texas and across the country who will be able to sell their homegrown products to even more consumers around the world.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 3, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz: Applauds Decision To Designate Arlington As Future Home For New Medal Of Honor Museum

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the decision to designate the City of Arlington, Texas, as the location for the new Medal of Honor Museum: “This is great news for the City of Arlington and for Texas, home to 1.8 million veterans and active duty military.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 17, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement Praising Rick Perry's Leadership As Energy Secretary

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the resignation of former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry: “Rick is a good man and a good friend who has devoted his life to serving his country, especially the great state of Texas. He went from being Texas’ longest-serving governor to heading the Department of Energy, where he was a leading advocate for U.S. energy, including liquefied natural gas.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 2, 2019

Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn: Support Federal Disaster Declaration After Tropical Storm Imelda

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) urged President Trump to issue a federal disaster declaration in response to the severe flooding in southeast Texas after Tropical Storm Imelda: “The Governor and local officials have informed us that the losses and property damage in these areas are of a magnitude that is beyond the response capability of the state and local government,” they wrote.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 2, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz: Honors Life Of Fallen Harris County Hero, Sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks at the funeral service for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, the first Sikh to serve in the position. There, Sen. Cruz paid tribute to Deputy Dhaliwal’s life of service and dedication to peace and love. Watch Sen. Cruz’s full remarks here or read them below: “We are here today celebrating a hero. We are here today as a community – grieving together, standing together expressing our unity and our love.

From Senator Ted Cruz

September 25, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement On Congressional Democrats' Latest Efforts To Undo The Results Of The Last Election

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on congressional Democrats’ latest calls for impeachment: “Since the day President Trump was elected, congressional Democrats have been working to find any reason under the sun to impeach the president and undo the results of the last election. First, it was Mueller, then the Mueller report found no collusion.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 14, 2019

Sergio Munoz, Jr. Campaign: Representative Sergio Munoz, Jr. Announces Reelection Bid For Sixth Term To Represent All Or Parts Of Hidalgo, Grajeno, McAllen, Mission, Palmview And Pharr

Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Friday, October 4, 2019 announced that he is seeking a sixth term in the Texas House of Representatives for House District 36, which includes all or parts of the cities of Hidalgo, Granjeño, McAllen, Mission, Palmview and Pharr. Muñoz currently serves on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, which shaped the two-year $250.7 billion state budget. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Land and Resource Management Committee.

From Sergio Munoz, Jr. Campaign

October 9, 2019

Sierra Club: Argues In Federal Court For Texas To Clean Up The Air In San Antonio And Surrounding Communities

Today in federal court, counsel for the Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Fund argued against a State of Texas appeal on the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare Bexar County, Texas as nonattainment with the 2015 ozone standard. In addition, the Sierra Club argued to include additional Texas counties (Atascosa, Comal, and Guadalupe) in the nonattainment area.

From Sierra Club

September 23, 2019

Susan G. Komen San Antonio: Out-Of-Pockets Costs For Diagnostic Mammograms Eliminated Thanks To HB 170, Komen San Antonio, And Rep. Diego (TX-123)

Texas residents no longer have to cover the costs of diagnostic imaging for mammograms, thanks to House Bill 170, which took effect September 1. During the 2019 Texas Legislative Session, Susan G. Komen San Antonio partnered with Texas Representative Diego Bernal to sponsor HB 170, which eliminates the patient’s out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic mammograms.

From Susan G. Komen San Antonio

September 24, 2019

Taylor Gillig Campaign: Taylor Gillig Announces Candidacy For State Representative

Today, combat veteran, businessman, and conservative Republican, Taylor Gillig announced his campaign for state representative in Texas House District 92. "The citizens of our district deserve a state representative that share our conservative values," said Gillig. "In the House, I will fight to reduce property taxes, secure the border, protect unborn life, and ensure all students in HEB receive a high quality education."

From Taylor Gillig Campaign

September 30, 2019

Texans for Lawsuit Reform Foundation: Releases "Evaluating Judicial Selection In Texas: A Comparative Study Of State Judicial Selection Methods"

The Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) Foundation has released its latest paper, “Evaluating Judicial Selection in Texas: A Comparative Study of State Judicial Selection Methods,” an in-depth study comparing the methods used by various states to select their judges. “The law is the bedrock of our society, and judges are the guardians of the rule of law.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform Foundation

October 8, 2019

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Endorses Dawn Buckingham For Reelection In SD 24

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today endorsed Sen. Dawn Buckingham for reelection in Senate District 24, which covers Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kerr, Lampasas, Llano, Mills, San Saba and parts of Taylor and Travis counties.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC

September 27, 2019

Texas AFL-CIO COPE: Endorses Special Election Candidates

The Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) announced endorsements for Nov. 5 special elections and a constitutional proposition vote, setting the stage for stepped-up labor participation in the 2020 election cycle.

From Texas AFL-CIO COPE

September 23, 2019

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Announces Retirement Of CEO/CIO Of Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the retirement of Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company (TTSTC or Trust Company) Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Paul Ballard. Ballard joined TTSTC in February 2003, and also served as TTSTC’s chief executive officer (CEO), overseeing overall operations as well as all investment management activities.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

October 10, 2019

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Releases Certification Revenue Estimate

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today the release of the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) for the fiscal 2020-21 biennium. Before each regular legislative session, the Comptroller's office issues a Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) that estimates how much revenue will be available for spending in the state's next two-year budget cycle.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

October 17, 2019

TDP: Statement On Today's Court Victory For The People Of Texas

Today, a Travis County District Court Judge ruled in favor of the Texas Democratic Party in Cause No. GN-19-4577; Texas Democratic Party v. Sullivan. This ruling ensures Michael Quinn Sullivan will be forced to provide a “complete, unedited” copy of the secret recording from his backroom meeting with Speaker Dennis Bonnen.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 18, 2019

TDP: Statement On Trump's Rally In Dallas

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “Tonight, this President is going to go on stage and lie to his supporters about his standing in the state of Texas and the destruction that he’s caused our state and our country.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 2, 2019

TDP: With Donald Trump's Visit To Houston Last Month, Ivanka Trump's Visit To Dallas Tomorrow, And Donald Trump's Rally In Dallas In Two Weeks, The Trump Campaign Is Terrified Of Losing Texas

Amidst several polls showing Democrats defeating Donald Trump in Texas, a Quinnipiac Poll last month showing that 48% of Texas voters definitely will not vote for Trump in 2020, and a wildly successful Houston debate, the Trump campaign is freaking out and making multiple stops in Texas.

From Texas Democratic Party

September 30, 2019

TDP: Speaker Pelosi -- "Texas Is Our Hope For The Future"

This weekend, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi showed her commitment to turning Texas blue up and down the ballot in two separate conversations during the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement: "The polls confirm it: Texas is a key battleground state and focal point of our Democratic offensive strategy.

From Texas Democratic Party

September 30, 2019

TDP: After White House Released Talking Points On Transcript Of Trump's Call With Ukrainian President, Cornyn's Comments Parrot Those Talking Points Word For Word

Last week, John Cornyn took to parroting Donald Trump every chance he got on virtually every comment that he made about the impeachment inquiry. Instead of having his own opinions, doing his job as a United States Senator, and investigating the whistle-blower complaint that Donald Trump tried to get a foreign country to mettle into our elections and threatened to withhold foreign aid because of it, Cornyn instead decided to repeat the tired Trump talking points in every form of media that he could.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 7, 2019

TDP: Host Successful Johnson-Jordan Dinner

On Saturday, the Texas Democratic Party hosted its annual Johnson-Jordan dinner featuring keynote speaker Tom Perez. Described as “unprecedented” and “raising the roof,” the dinner showed off the strength of the Texas Democratic Party and reaffirmed Texas’ status as the biggest battleground state in the country.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 14, 2019

TDP: Ahead Of Trump's Rally, Texas Democrats To Highlight His Record Of Broken Promises

Just a few weeks ago, The Dallas Morning News said it best when they stated: “Presidents don’t typically devote campaign time to states where they’re coasting to victory.” Texas has become a liability for Donald Trump, John Cornyn, and House Republicans and is the biggest battleground that Trump Republicans must defend.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 15, 2019

TDP: Trump's Broken Health Care Promises Among The Cruelest To-Date

Over four years ago, in another Dallas campaign rally, Donald Trump proclaimed: “We will do something really good with health care, where it’ll be better for the people, and cheaper for the United States.”

From Texas Democratic Party

October 15, 2019

TDP: Texas Democrats Secure The Release Of Michael Quinn Sullivan -- Dennis Bonnen Dark Money Recording

Today, hours before a scheduled court hearing in Texas Democratic Party’s lawsuit where a judge would be asked to order the release of the recording, conservative dark money operative Michael Quinn Sullivan released his secret recording of a meeting with Speaker Dennis Bonnen.

From Texas Democratic Party

September 23, 2019

TDP: Announces Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez As The Keynote Speaker For The Annual Johnson-Jordan Dinner

As the biggest battleground state in the country, the Texas Democratic Party is proud to announce DNC Chair Tom Perez will keynote the annual Texas Democrats Johnson-Jordan Dinner on October 5, 2019 in Austin. Fresh off hosting the Third Democratic debate in Houston, The Democratic National Committee is planning unprecedented investments to help flip Texas.

From Texas Democratic Party

September 27, 2019

Texas Education Agency: 26 Texas Public Schools Receive 2019 National Blue Ribbon Honors

The U.S. Department of Education announced yesterday that 26 public schools nominated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) have received Blue Ribbon honors for 2019. Since 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program has recognized public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subpopulation groups while maintaining high achievement levels among all students.

From Texas Education Agency

September 26, 2019

Texas Farm Bureau: Welcomes U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

"Texas Farm Bureau commends the administration for reaching a trade agreement with Japan that will expand market access for hardworking farm and ranch families. This agreement reduces tariffs while, in turn, easing access to Japan's agricultural markets.

From Texas Farm Bureau

October 15, 2019

Texas Freedom Network PAC: Endorses Eliz Markowitz In Texas HD28 Special Election

Today, the TFN 21st Century Education PAC announced its endorsement of Dr. Eliz Markowitz in the special election for Texas House District 28 to be held this November. “Eliz is clearly the best candidate to represent the people of House District 28 in the Texas Legislature,” said TFN 21st Century Education PAC Political Director Carisa Lopez.

From Texas Freedom Network PAC

September 25, 2019

Texas General Land Office: Announces Details For Austin, Beaumont And Corpus Christi Regional Public Hearings For Mitigation

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is announcing details for three regional public hearings to seek input on the use of $4,297,189,00 in funding for mitigation projects in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey as well as 2015 and 2016 Floods. The GLO will directly administer these funds, while the cities of Houston and San Marcos will administer separate, direct allocations of $61,884,000 and $24,012,000, respectively, for the 2015 Floods.

From Texas General Land Office

September 23, 2019

Texas General Land Office: Announces First Two Regional Public Hearing For Mitigation Funds

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will conduct the first two regional public hearings to seek input on the use of $4,297,189,00 in funding for mitigation projects in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey as well as 2015 and 2016 Floods. The GLO will directly administer these funds, while the cities of Houston and San Marcos will administer separate, direct allocations of $61,884,000 and $24,012,000, respectively, for the 2015 Floods.

From Texas General Land Office

October 15, 2019

Texas HDCC: Statement On Speaker Bonnen Recording

The recording has been released. The facts are out. And endless months of political spin can no longer hide the betrayal of the public’s trust. In the Texas House there is no room for a Speaker who succumbs to personal attacks and political quid pro quos.

From Texas HDCC

October 16, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services: Unveils Blueprint For A Healthy Texas

Texas Health and Human Services today unveiled its inaugural business plan, Blueprint for a Healthy Texas, which spells out specific, measurable initiatives to improve the lives of the millions of Texans who rely on HHS services.

From Texas Health and Human Services

October 3, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Texas Kicks Off Construction Of New Austin State Hospital

Texas Health and Human Services and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin broke ground today on the construction of a new hospital to replace Austin State Hospital, the oldest psychiatric hospital in Texas.

From Texas Health and Human Services Commission

October 18, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Empowered Texas Youth Pledge To Stay Drug-Free At Red Ribbon Rally

Today, more than 900 fifth and sixth graders from across the state participated in the 22nd Annual Red Ribbon Rally kickoff event at the state Capitol. The rally served as the statewide kickoff to Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the United States, which encourages millions of students nationwide to refrain from using alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

From Texas Health and Human Services Commission

October 8, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Announces Leadership Team Appointments

Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney N. Phillips today announced key additions to HHSC’s leadership team who will help guide the agency’s health programs and communications efforts. “These three individuals bring tremendous strength, knowledge and expertise to their new roles at HHS,” said Phillips.

From Texas Health and Human Services Commission

October 1, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Announces Health Care Funding To Help Texans

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has been notified by the federal government that up to $3.87 billion in funds will be available for Texas each year for the next three years to help reimburse health care providers for charity care they deliver to patients.

From Texas Health and Human Services Commission

October 8, 2019

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Texas Selected As One Of Four States For OECD Study

Last month Texas, along with three other states – Washington, Virginia and Ohio – was invited by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to participate in an analysis of the labor market relevance and outcomes of the state’s higher education system.

From Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

September 24, 2019

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Sad News Regarding Dr. Rex Peebles

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Dr. Rex Peebles died suddenly Monday morning. A true Texas servant, Dr. Rex Peebles had more than 30 years of experience in higher education, including positions as instructor, professor, department head, dean, chief academic officer, and vice president of instruction.

From Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

September 25, 2019

Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee: Statement From State Rep. Celia Israel On Being Named Chair Of The House Democratic Campaign Committee

On Wednesday, State Representative Chris Turner, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, named State Representative Celia Israel as the new Chair of the House Democratic Campaign Committee. Israel, who will lead Democratic efforts to win the majority in the Texas House in the 2020 elections, released the following statement: “This is an honor and an opportunity I don’t take lightly.

From Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee

October 15, 2019

Texas House Democratic Caucus: Chair Chris Turner Statement On Recording Of Bonnen-Sullivan Meeting

Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner issued the following statement following the release of the audio recording of the June 12th meeting between Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen and Republican activist Michael Quinn Sullivan: “Speaker Bonnen’s comments about our Democratic colleagues are disgraceful and unbefitting of the high office he holds.

From Texas House Democratic Caucus

October 21, 2019

Texas House Republican Caucus: Statement On The Secretly Recorded Meeting Between Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Representative Dustin Burrows, And Michael Quinn Sullivan

“We, the members of the Texas House Republican Caucus, condemn in the strongest possible terms the offensive language used and the statements made by Speaker Bonnen and Representative Burrows during the secretly recorded meeting which occurred on June 12th.

From Texas House Republican Caucus

October 18, 2019

Texas LGBTQ Caucus: To Host Historic Town Halls Across The State

Given that Texas has low levels of political engagement, it is critical that legislators help to increase Texans’ civic involvement. This fall, the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus will be holding several Town Halls to discuss and recap the 86th Legislative Session, as well as connect with local communities on issues that matter to them.

From Texas LGBTQ Caucus

October 9, 2019

Texas Parent PAC: Endorses Dr. Eliz Markowitz In November Special Election For Texas House District 28

Texas Parent PAC, a statewide pro-public education organization, announces its endorsement of Dr. Eliz Markowitz of Katy for state representative in Texas House District 28. This open legislative seat was held by Dr. John Zerwas, who resigned to become executive vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Texas System.

From Texas Parent PAC

October 14, 2019

Texas State Teachers Association: Proposition 4 Repeals Dedicated Education Funding; Vote Against It

The Texas State Teachers Association announced today that it opposes Proposition 4 on the Nov. 5 constitutional amendments ballot and is urging everyone who cares about the future of public education in Texas to vote against it. “Proposition 4 is bad for public education,” said TSTA President Noel Candelaria. “It purports to ban a personal income tax in Texas.

From Texas State Teachers Association

October 14, 2019

Texas Values: Condemns O'Rourke's Attack On Christian Churches, Ministries, And Schools

Texas Values strongly condemns Former Rep. Robert O’Rourke’s comments from last night’s CNN Town Hall when he was asked “Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?" "Yes," the former Congressman responded. "There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us."

From Texas Values

September 30, 2019

Texas Values: Twitter Bans Austin Sex Ed Information Website

On the eve of a government Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Meeting in Austin about proposed hyper-sexualized, radical pro-abortion, pro-LGBT sex education imported from Canada, Twitter has blocked access to a website with information for parents and concerned citizens hosted by Texas Values. The website, www.NoRadicalSexEd.com contains information about the disturbing nature of this new and proposed sex “education” and offers visitors a chance to sign a petition to stand with Texas Values against the proposed curriculum.

From Texas Values

September 25, 2019

Texas Values: Statement On Retirement Of Rep. Dwayne Bohac

Representative Dwayne Bohac of District 138 near Houston announced he will not seek re-election today. Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values issued the following statement: “It has been an honor and privilege to work with Rep. Dwayne Bohac. He is a gentleman, a servant leader and an example of what is great about Houston and Texas. It was a joy to work with him on Texas’ “Merry Christmas” law and many other faith and family policy issues. He will be missed at the Texas Capitol.”

From Texas Values

October 8, 2019

Texas Values: Sex, "Gender Identity" Case Hits Supreme Court Today: Brief Filed By Texas Values Opposes ACLU Efforts

The United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today, in a case with far-reaching effects for people of faith, and protection for women. Texas Values has signed on to a legal amicus brief for this case filed at the US Supreme Court.

From Texas Values

October 9, 2019

Tony Gonzales Campaign: Surpasses $150,000 Raised In First 60 Days

The Tony Gonzales for Congress campaign today announced they have surpassed $150,000 raised in the first 60 days of the campaign, ending the third fundraising quarter in strong shape. “We are truly grateful for the generous contributions we have received from all over Texas and across the country,” said Gonzales.

From Tony Gonzales Campaign

October 10, 2019

Tony Gonzales Campaign: Dan Crenshaw Endorses Tony Gonzales For Congress

U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), a rising star freshman member of Congress and decorated military veteran, today endorsed Tony Gonzales for Congress. “Congress will only work if we have the right people serving,” said Rep. Crenshaw. “It is time for our generation to take the lead, and veterans like Tony Gonzales are exactly what we need.

From Tony Gonzales Campaign

October 2, 2019

Travis County Tax Office: Travis County Registers Historical Number Of Voters

The Travis County Tax Office reached an historical number on Tuesday, registering more than 800,000 voters. “That is the highest number of registered voters ever in Travis County and means 93.5% of all eligible voters registered to vote,” said Bruce Elfant, the county voter registrar and tax assessor-collector. “I am so proud of our volunteer deputy registrars, the tax office staff and Travis County citizens for this achievement, but we’re not done yet...”

From Travis County Tax Office

October 21, 2019

Travis County Tax Office: Travis County Looking For Volunteer Help To Register Voters

The Travis County Tax Office invites all county residents 18 years of age and older to make a difference in their community by registering voters. Texas law requires residents to take a free, one-hour training course that ends with the swearing in of participants as volunteer deputy registrars, the designation required to register voters. The tax office schedules monthly trainings throughout the county.

From Travis County Tax Office

September 24, 2019

Turn on the Tap Texas: New Bipartisan Ad Supporting Prop 2

Turn on the Tap Texas, a nonpartisan PAC formed to support Proposition 2 – funding for water infrastructure projects, is releasing its first bipartisan political advertisement this week featuring state lawmakers Dr. Mary E. González (D-El Paso) and Drew Springer (R-Muenster). The digital advertisement will be released on multiple social media platforms and is intended to show bipartisan support for Prop 2.

From Turn on the Tap Texas

October 18, 2019

Turn on the Tap Texas: Spanish Ad Supporting Prop 2 Emphasizes Latino Family Values

Turn on the Tap Texas, a nonpartisan PAC formed to support Proposition 2 – funding for water infrastructure projects, is releasing its second political advertisement this week featuring state Senator Eddie Lucio (SD-27) state Representative Dr. Mary E. González (HD-75).

From Turn on the Tap Texas

October 17, 2019

Wendy Davis Campaign: Davis Responds To Rep. Chip Roy's Cowardly Vote On Syria Resolution

Wendy Davis, congressional candidate for TX-21, issued the following statement in response to Congressman Chip Roy voting “present” on the overwhelmingly bipartisan resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s policy in Syria: “While no one reasonably expects a member of congress like Chip Roy to show the same level of courage as American troops risking their lives every day overseas, we should be able to expect at least a fraction of it.

From Wendy Davis Campaign

September 24, 2019

Wendy Davis Campaign: Davis Calls On Congress To Launch Impeachment Process & Return The Focus To Helping Texas Families

Today, congressional candidate Wendy Davis issued the following statement: “The time has come for Congress to vote to begin the impeachment process. “This is not a decision I take lightly. However, each passing day makes it more and more difficult to ignore the clear evidence of corruption, criminality and disloyalty coming from this White House.

From Wendy Davis Campaign

September 24, 2019

Wesley Hunt Campaign: Lizzie Fletcher Supports Impeachment

Today, Lizzie Fletcher sided with her party over the will of her constituents in the 7th Congressional District. Instead of working in the spirit of bipartisanship to help improve the lives of voters, Fletcher decided to support the endless efforts to impeach the President. After years of trying to remove President Trump from office, House Democrats were stopped cold when the Mueller investigation showed no evidence of collusion with Russia.

From Wesley Hunt Campaign

Copyright October 22, 2019, Harvey Kronberg, www.quorumreport.com, All rights are reserved