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December 5, 2017

Alex Triantaphyllis Campaign: 60 Community Leaders Endorse Alex Triantaphyllis for Congress

Today, 60 Houston-area community leaders announced their endorsement of Democratic candidate and nonprofit executive Alex Triantaphyllis for Congress in Texas’s 7th congressional district. These leaders represent a broad base of support and enthusiasm from business, labor, political, and grassroots communities who have collaborated with and worked alongside Alex to improve Houston over the past decade.

From Alex Triantaphyllis Campaign

December 15, 2017

Alex Triantaphyllis Campaign: HISD Trustee Anne Sung Alex Triantahyllis for Congress

Today, Houston Independent School District (HISD) Trustee Anne Sung announced her endorsement of nonprofit executive and Democratic candidate Alex Triantaphyllis for Texas’s 7th congressional district. Trustee Sung joins fellow HISD Trustee Anne Eastman, the late former Texas Governor Mark White, and former congressional candidate Michael Skelly and his wife Anne Whitlock, along with over 60 other community leaders, who are supporting Alex.

From Alex Triantaphyllis Campaign

December 4, 2017

Alex Triantaphyllis Campaign: Statement on Senate passage of Republican tax bill

Nonprofit executive and Democratic congressional candidate Alex Triantaphyllis released the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of the Republican tax bill: “With this vote in the middle of the night, Republicans in Congress and their special interest lobbyists and donors are one step closer to their goal of raising taxes on middle-class families to give massive tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy and large corporations.

From Alex Triantaphyllis Campaign

November 22, 2017

Armando Walle Campaign: State Rep. Walle to Run for Re-election to Texas House

State Representative Armando Walle (D-Houston) released the following statement to announce his run for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives: After much consultation and consideration with my family, friends, and community, I have decided to run for re-election to the Texas House to represent House District 140 for my sixth term.

From Armando Walle Campaign

December 7, 2017

Ashley McKee Campaign: Republican Ashley McKee Launches Campaign for State Representative

Republican attorney and small business owner Ashley McKee kicked off her campaign today for a seat in the Texas House representing Kaufman and Henderson Counties. A life-long resident of the district, McKee said she believes that in order for the state to solve the serious challenges it faces, we need to elect experienced advocates and problem solvers with strong records of achievement in the private sector.

From Ashley McKee Campaign

December 8, 2017

Austin Region of Justice for Our Neighbors: Texas Bar Foundation Awards $10,000 to Austin Region of Justice for Our Neighbors

The Austin Region of Justice for Our Neighbors (ARJFON) is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. The funds will help ARJFON defend against deportations and provide emergency planning for individuals and families in Bastrop, Travis, and Williamson Counties.

From Austin Region of Justice for Our Neighbors

December 8, 2017

Ben Leman Campaign: County Judge Ben Leman Kicks Off Campaign For Open Texas House Seat, District 13

Today Ben Leman officially announced his candidacy for the open Texas Legislative seat, House District 13. With the departure of State Representative Leighton Schubert, who announced yesterday his intention to not seek re-election, the seat will be open in the March 2018 Republican Primary.

From Ben Leman Campaign

December 4, 2017

Beverly Powell Campaign: Powell Files in SD10

Today, joined by her family, Democratic candidate for Texas State Senate 10, Beverly Powell, officially filed for office at the Tarrant County Democratic Party Headquarters, becoming the first candidate to file in SD10. Powell released the following statement: “It’s an honor to be joined by my husband, children and grandchildren today as I filed to officially become a candidate for Texas State Senate.

From Beverly Powell Campaign

December 11, 2017

Brad Perry Campaign: Republican Brad Perry Files for Texas House District 107

Republican business attorney Brad Perry filed today to seek the Republican nomination for Texas House District seat 107. After winning the primary, Perry will face off against the Democrat freshman incumbent Victoria Neave, whose most notable achievement in her first term was being arrested for DWI for driving twice the legal limit. House District 107 covers parts of East Dallas and the Cities of Mesquite and Garland.

From Brad Perry Campaign

December 7, 2017

Briscoe Cain Campaign: Announces First Round of Endorsements from Elected Officials

Today, Representative Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) announced the first round of endorsements from elected officials in his campaign for reelection for Texas House District 128. The list includes conservative representatives who served with Rep. Cain during his first legislative session earlier this year. Notably, the list includes every real Republican member of the Harris County House delegation.

From Briscoe Cain Campaign

December 8, 2017

Briscoe Cain Campaign: Representative Briscoe Cain Announces 4 Key Endorsements in Re-election Bid

On Friday, December 8, Rep. Briscoe Cain’s Campaign announced the freshman representative had secured four of the most influential conservative endorsements in Harris County. Dr. Steven Hotze, President of the influential Conservative Republicans of Texas PAC, Terry Lowry of the LinkLetter, Gary Polland of the Texas Conservative Review, and the Texas Conservative View, led by the long-time political powerhouse Mary Jane Smith, have all pledged their support for Rep. Cain as he runs for re-election in House District 128.

From Briscoe Cain Campaign

November 29, 2017

Bunni Pounds Campaign: Business Entrepreneur, Conservative Leader Bunni Pounds Announces for Congress, Endorsed by Jeb Hensarling

Today, with support from conservatives across the 5th Congressional District and endorsed by incumbent Congressman Jeb Hensarling, conservative Republican Bunni Pounds announced that she has officially filed the paperwork to launch her campaign for Congress. Congressman Hensarling has recently announced that he is not running for re-election.

From Bunni Pounds Campaign

November 30, 2017

Carol Alvarado Campaign: Announcement

As a friend and long-time supporter, you and others have helped to make my service as State Representative, District 145, one of the truly outstanding experiences of my life, which is why I want you to be among the first to know that I am announcing my plan to continue this service by running for re-election.

From Carol Alvarado Campaign

December 6, 2017

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Instead of Helping Middle Class, Tax Plan Would Hurt Working Families

Late last week, the U.S. Senate passed a short-sighted tax scheme, which was similar to the version the U.S. House passed last month. The two versions of the tax bill now head to a conference committee process to reconcile differences. Both the Senate and House versions of the tax bill are costly new giveaways to the very wealthy and major corporations at the expense of millions of low-income and middle-class Texans who actually would face a tax increase.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

December 12, 2017

Community Not Commodity: Files Formal Request for CodeNEXT Audit

Today Community Not Commodity filed a formal request with City of Austin Auditor Corrie Stokes demanding a thorough audit of CodeNEXT, the city’s controversial plan to rezone and redevelop neighborhoods throughout the community.

From Community Not Commodity

December 5, 2017

Dave Campbell Campaign: Dave Campbell Announces Plans to Challenge Kyle Biedermann

Dave Campbell, owner of a manufacturing firm in Fredericksburg, announced his plans today to seek the Republican nomination for House District 73 in the March GOP Primary. The seat is currently held by incumbent Kyle Biedermann and includes the counties of Comal, Kendall and Gillespie. Campbell said Biedermann’s ineffectiveness during the last legislative session was one of the primary drivers behind his decision to put his name on the ballot.

From Dave Campbell Campaign

December 5, 2017

Donna Campbell Campaign: Senator Campbell Receives Endorsement From Texas Home School Coalition

Senator Donna Campbell released the following statement upon receiving the endorsement of the Texas Home School Coalition: "I am especially proud to earn the endorsement of the Texas Home School Coalition. Since I was elected to serve in the Texas Senate, I have always championed and will continue to fight for the rights of Texas parents and home school families," said Sen. Campbell.

From Donna Campbell Campaign

December 11, 2017

Elliott McFadden Campaign: State Representative Eddie Rodriguez endorses Elliott McFadden in TX-21 race

Today, State Representative Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) endorsed Elliott McFadden as he officially filed for Texas Congressional District 21 in the March 2018 Democratic Primary. “I am proud to endorse my friend Elliott McFadden because we need a proven leader who shares our progressive values to fight the corruption and rot taking hold in Washington, DC,” Rodriguez said.

From Elliott McFadden Campaign

December 6, 2017

Environment Texas: Most Texas members of Congress fail to defend our environment and our families' health

Today, Environment Texas released its federal scorecard evaluating how the Lone Star State congressional delegation has voted when it comes to supporting clean air, clean water and other environmental protections. Executive Director Luke Metzger released the following statement:

From Environment Texas

December 5, 2017

Equality Texas: Names Longtime Civil Rights Activist Rebecca Robertson as Chief Programs Officer

Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today announced Rebecca Robertson has joined the leadership team at Equality Texas as Chief Programs Officer.

From Equality Texas

November 30, 2017

Eric Johnson Campaign: Texas State Rep. Eric Johnson To Seek Reelection

Texas State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) officially filed for reelection to represent District 100 in the Texas House of Representatives today. He was first elected to represent District 100 in 2010. Representative Johnson is the co-chairman of the Dallas Area Legislative Delegation. He has nearly $350,000 in cash on hand and has an aggressive fundraising schedule planned for 2018, including a fundraiser in New York City in late January 2018.

From Eric Johnson Campaign

December 4, 2017

Ernest Bailes Campaign: State Representative Ernest Bailes Officially Files For Re-Election

Conservative State Representative Ernest Bailes (R-Shepherd) has filed to seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in House District 18. The district covers Liberty, San Jacinto, and Walker counties. "It is my honor to serve as your State Representative," Bailes said.

From Ernest Bailes Campaign

November 21, 2017

Fran Watson Campaign: Fran Watson Is Officially On The Ballot For Texas Senate, District 17

Fran Watson is officially on the ballot as a Primary Candidate for Texas State Senate, District 17, which covers parts of Harris, Fort Bend, and Brazoria Counties.

From Fran Watson Campaign

November 27, 2017

Friends of Texas Public Schools: Lieutenant Governor candidate Scott Milder resigns from Friends of Texas Public Schools board after 13 years at the helm

In his statement, Scott said, “Leslie and I started Friends of Texas Public Schools over 13 years ago because we were tired of the incessant, mean-spirited debate about our schools with little if any recognition for the great things that happen every day.

From Friends of Texas Public Schools

November 21, 2017

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Emily's List Endorses Air Force Veteran Gina Ortiz Jones To Take On Congressman Will Hurd In TX-23

Gina Ortiz Jones, a U.S. Air Force Veteran and national security expert, is honored to announce the endorsement of EMILY’s List. Jones is running for Congress in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, a seat that stretches from San Antonio to El Paso and encompasses the largest shared border with Mexico of any Congressional District.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

November 30, 2017

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Seth Moulton Endorses Air Force Veteran Gina Ortiz Jones for TX-23

Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced his endorsement of eight more service-leader Democratic candidates for Congress in key districts across the country. This is the third wave of Congressional endorsements Moulton has made in the 2018 cycle. These candidates represent a new generation of leadership in the Democratic Party and are driven by a commitment to service.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

December 6, 2017

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Vote Vets Endorses Gina Ortiz Jones To Take On Congressman Will Hurd In TX-23

Gina Ortiz Jones, a U.S. Air Force Veteran and national security expert, is honored to the largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets PAC, is today endorsing her bid for Congress. Jones is running for Congress in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, a seat that stretches from San Antonio to El Paso and encompasses the largest shared border with Mexico of any Congressional District.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

December 12, 2017

Homeland Security Committee: House Passes McCaul's Landmark Cybersecurity Legislation

Today the House unanimously passed H.R. 3359, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017. This watershed legislation will streamline the current structure of the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and re-designate it as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) to more effectively execute cybersecurity and critical infrastructure related authorities.

From Homeland Security Committee

December 1, 2017

Homeland Security Committee: McCaul Statement on Verdict of Kate Steinie Case

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on teh verdict of Kate Steinle's murder case. . Chairman McCaul: "The acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate is shocking. This verdict validates the lack of justice in America's sanctuary cities, where the lives of our citizens are oftentimes put in jeopardy by the protection of dangerous criminal aliens.

From Homeland Security Committee

November 21, 2017

Homeland Security Committee: McCaul Statement on Death of Border Patrol Agent at the Southwest Border

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement after U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Rogelio Martinez, was killed and his partner injured responding to activity on the southwest border Sunday morning.

From Homeland Security Committee

December 12, 2017

James Wilson Campaign: James Wilson Files for Republican Nomination in House District 150

James Wilson, a local insurance agent and former Regional Director for US Senator Phil Gramm, made his campaign official today by filing for a place on the ballot for Texas State Representative in House District 150. Mr. Wilson will be seeking the Republican Party nomination.

From James Wilson Campaign

December 12, 2017

Jason Villalba Campaign: Dallas Police and Firefighters Associations Join Major Endorsements for Representative Jason Villalba for Re-Election

Local public safety organizations including the Dallas Police Association and the Dallas Firefighters Association, along with Texas' top law enforcement associations: Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association and Texas Municipal Police Association have joined in uniting behind conservative State Representative Jason Villalba in his campaign for re-election to the Texas House.

From Jason Villalba Campaign

December 5, 2017

Jay Dean Campaign: Governor Abbott Endorses Conservative Jay Dean

Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced his endorsement of conservative State Representative Jay Dean in his bid for re-election to the House District 7 seat. The district covers Gregg and Upshur counties. In his endorsement, Governor Abbott lauded Dean for his work ethic, principles, and leadership: "As a lifelong conservative, Jay Dean has been a tireless advocate for the values of faith, family, and fiscal responsibility," said Abbott.

From Jay Dean Campaign

December 14, 2017

Jay Hulings Campaign: Hulings Highlights Family Roots in Release of First Web Video in Campaign for Congress

Today, Jay Hulings’ campaign released its first web video in the contest to represent Texas’ 23rd congressional district. The video, titled “On the Shoulders of Others,” features Jay and his mother, who together tell the story of their family roots and Jay’s grandfather’s lifelong determination to share in his piece of the American Dream.

From Jay Hulings Campaign

November 21, 2017

Jeff Leach Campaign: Governor Greg Abbott Endorses State Representative Jeff Leach for Re-Election

Following the recent announcement of his plans to seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, today State Representative Jeff Leach announced that he has been endorsed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

From Jeff Leach Campaign

December 5, 2017

Jennifer Freel Campaign: Former Federal Prosecutor Jennifer Freel to Run for 3rd Court of Appeals

Jennifer Freel has announced her Republican candidacy for the Third Court of Appeals, Place 6. With a broad background in felony prosecution and civil litigation, Freel brings together a wealth of legal experience, accomplishment, and conservative values. A native Texan, Freel began her career as a television news reporter and was inspired to attend law school while covering the public corruption trial of a former Louisiana governor.

From Jennifer Freel Campaign

December 12, 2017

Jim Largent Campaign: Superintendent Dr. Jim Largent Launches Republican Campaign for Texas House District 60

Dr. Jim Largent has announced his Republican candidacy for State Representative, District 60. Currently the Superintendent of Granbury ISD, Largent is widely recognized for his civic and school leadership, and involvement in the community. Largent has been nominated for “Superintendent of the Year” honors four times and is Chairman-elect of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce.

From Jim Largent Campaign

November 29, 2017

John Cyrier Campaign: State Representative John Cyrier Seeks Re-election to the Texas House of Representatives

State Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) officially filed for re-election to the Texas House. “It’s an honor to represent the people of District 17. I am very proud of the work we have accomplished alongside our grassroots and community leaders, and I look forward to continuing the good work we’ve started,” said Rep. Cyrier

From John Cyrier Campaign

December 11, 2017

Jonny Havens Campaign: Jonny Havens Announces Run to Represent the 2nd Congressional District of Texas

Jonny Havens, U.S. Army Veteran, announces his run to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Texas. "Today, I am announcing my candidacy to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Texas with a focus on enacting laws reflecting our conservative values.”

From Jonny Havens Campaign

December 14, 2017

Justin Nelson Campaign: Poll Shows Democrat Justin Nelson With Clear Path to Victory in Texas Attorney General Race

A poll released today shows Democrat Justin Nelson leading indicted incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton once voters learn about Paxton’s indictments for criminal fraud. “When Texans hear about the differences between Ken Paxton and myself, we will win. Paxton has been charged by a Republican District Attorney for defrauding his friends and clients.

From Justin Nelson Campaign

December 7, 2017

Kel Seliger Campaign: Seliger Receives Texas REALTORS Support

Texas Senator Kel Seliger today announced that he has received the support of the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee for his re-election to serve District 31 in the Texas Senate. The Texas Association of REALTORS® advocates for a stronger Texas economy and lower taxes on behalf of private-property owners.

From Kel Seliger Campaign

November 20, 2017

Ken King Campaign: State Representative Ken King Officially Files For Re-Election

Conservative State Representative Ken King (R-Canadian) filed his papers with the Republican Party of Texas to seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in House District 88. The district covers Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Cochran, Donley, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hemphill, Hockley, Lamb, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, Swisher, and Yoakum counties.

From Ken King Campaign

November 29, 2017

Ken Strange Campaign: Republican Ken Strange to run for Texas House District 45

Ken Strange announced his Republican candidacy for Texas House District 45. Since 2004, Strange has served as Director of the Wimberley EMS, a non-profit corporation that provides 911 pre-hospital emergency medical service throughout the Wimberley Valley and much of western Hays County.

From Ken Strange Campaign

December 12, 2017

Kevin Roberts Campaign: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Leads a Host of Elected Leaders in Support of Kevin Roberts for Congress

The Kevin Roberts for Congress campaign today announced the support and endorsement of highly-respected local leaders including: Harris County Judge, Ed Emmett; Harris County Commissioner Pct. 4, Jack Cagle; Harris County Constable, Pct. 4, Mark Herman; and former Harris County Sheriff, Ron Hickman. These prominent leaders for Harris County join hundreds of grassroots volunteers, activists, and supporters of Kevin Roberts who all agree Kevin is the only candidate with a proven record of delivering conservative solutions that strengthen our families and our state.

From Kevin Roberts Campaign

December 7, 2017

Kevin Roberts Campaign: Roberts Secures Three Key Endorsements In Campaign to Represent the 2nd Congressional District

As the first to announce and file as a Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, State Representative Kevin Roberts (HD-126) is once again taking a leadership position by announcing three impactful endorsements from individuals who have, for years, been leaders in Harris County’s conservative circles.

From Kevin Roberts Campaign

November 29, 2017

Konni Burton Campaign: Senator Burton Joins Tarrant County Conservatives In Calling On Barton To Step Down

Wednesday afternoon Senator Konni Burton joined other Tarrant County GOP leaders in making it clear that Congressman Joe Barton should not seek re-election. She also made it clear she wanted to ensure Barton was succeeded by a conservative:

From Konni Burton Campaign

December 6, 2017

Lance Gooden Campaign: Republican Lance Gooden Running for Congress

On Monday, State Representative Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) announced his run for Congress before an overflow crowd in Kaufman County at a rally celebrating property owners’ victory in an annexation battle that has raged on for months. A Dallas County city tried to fast track the annexation of land in Kaufman County and Rep. Gooden organized the successful opposition.

From Lance Gooden Campaign

November 27, 2017

Linda Timmerman Campaign: Dr. Linda Timmerman to run for Texas House

Dr. Linda Timmerman has announced her Republican candidacy for State Representative, District 8. Currently a Dean at Navarro College, the conservative Republican was appointed three times by Governor Rick Perry to oversee two different state agencies.

From Linda Timmerman Campaign

December 7, 2017

Meghan Scoggins Campaign: Democrat Meghan Scoggins Files for Texas House, District 28

Democrat Meghan Scoggins has officially filed for the State House of Representatives District 28 which encompasses parts of Katy, Fulshear, Simonton, Orchard, Pecan Grove, Richmond, Cinco Ranch and Mission Bend. She is a business owner, mother of five, an Army veteran and avid community volunteer. She is challenging John Zerwas (R), a 6-term incumbent.

From Meghan Scoggins Campaign

December 5, 2017

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: Texas' Restrictive Photo ID Law is Back in Court

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus and other civil rights organizations are back in court today to defend Texas voters against discriminatory and illegal photo identification laws.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

December 5, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Wedding Cake Case Gives U.S. Supreme Court the Opportunity to Protect Religious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton today reaffirmed his support for a Colorado cake artist’s religious liberty case as it went before the U.S. Supreme Court. Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is fighting to protect his constitutional rights after he declined to create a cake for a same-sex marriage because of his deeply-held religious belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 5, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Defends Texas' Voter ID Law at 5th Circuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today expressed confidence after lawyers from his office defended Texas’ voter ID law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 5, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Leads 11-State Coalition to Support Federal Immigration Laws and to Promote Respect for Life

Leading an 11-state coalition, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court declaring States’ interest in cooperating with the federal government on immigration law, and promoting respect for human life.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 5, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Releases Statement on the Death of San Marcos Police Officer

Attorney General Ken Paxton relased the following statement on the tragic death of a San Marcos police officer, who was killed today in the line of duty: “Along with everyone learning of a San Marcos police officer’s murder today, I am deeply troubled and saddened.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 5, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Houston's Attempt to Override State Law and Extend Same-Sex Marriage Ruling at Taxpayer Expense

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court after it declined to review a decision by the Texas Supreme Court, which ruled in June that former Houston Mayor Annise Parker exceeded her authority when she tried to force taxpayers to pay for spousal employment benefits for city employees with same-sex partners while the law of Texas recognized marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 22, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Leads 12-State SCOTUS Brief in Travel Ban Case

Leading a coalition of 12 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to uphold the latest travel ban crafted by the Trump administration to protect the nation from terrorism.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 1, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Files Two Amicus Briefs to Protect Unborn Children

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a 12-state effort, led by West Virginia, in defending the right of states to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and a 20-state coalition led by Wisconsin to prevent discriminatory abortion based on disability, gender and race.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 20, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Statement on Fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent

Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement regarding a fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent: “I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Agent Rogelio Martinez killed in the line of duty yesterday in Texas. He served our country faithfully and will forever be remembered as a heroic officer.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 28, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Files Brief Defending President Trump's Legal Authority to Appoint an Acting Director of the CFPB

Co-leading a coalition of eight states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia defending President Trump’s legal authority to name an acting director of the federal government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) until a permanent director is nominated and confirmed.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 28, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Joins Coalition Supporting President Trump's Appointment of a Temporary CFPB Director

Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a coalition of five states led by West Virginia in support of President Trump’s authority to appoint temporary leadership at the nation’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) until a permanent director is nominated and confirmed.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 28, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Praises Governor Abbott's Intent to Appoint Former AG Staffer, Jimmy Blacklock, to Texas Supreme Court

Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to appoint his General Counsel, Jimmy Blacklock, to fill the vacancy on the Texas Supreme Court Justice Don R. Willett will create if confirmed by the Senate for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 13, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Files Brief With SCOTUS Supporting Trump Administration's Cancellation of DACA

– Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court against the state of California’s attempt to revive the unlawful Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that the Trump administration rescinded.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 14, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Applauds Former OAG Staffer James C. Ho's 5th Circuit Confirmation

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded former Texas Solicitor General James C. Ho’s U.S. Senate confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. President Trump nominated Ho in September 2017, a decision Attorney General Paxton fully supported.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 13, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Applauds Former OAG Staffer Don Willett's 5th Circuit Confirmation

Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. President Trump nominated Justice Willett for the position in September, 2017, a decision that Attorney General Paxton repeatedly affirmed his support for.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 8, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Victory in Lawsuit Protecting Tax Cuts for Homeowners

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a victory for Texas homeowners after the Gregg County Court granted all relief requested by the attorney general in the local option homestead exemption case involving Kilgore ISD’s violation of Texas Senate Bill 1.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 15, 2017

Office of the Attorney General: Statement on AOG Staffer's Resignation

Director of Communications Marc Rylander today gave this statement following the resignation of former Associate Deputy Attorney General Andrew Leonie: “This afternoon, Andrew Leonie resigned his position with the Office of the Attorney General effective immediately.

From Office of the Attorney General

December 13, 2017

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Harvey Victims Can Pay 2017 and 2018 Property Taxes in 4 Installments

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today informing residents with damaged homes and businesses in the 60 Texas counties that were declared disaster areas following Hurricane Harvey that they have the option to pay their 2017 and 2018 property taxes in installments rather than a lump sum that is due before February 1, 2018:

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

December 1, 2017

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Asks Attorney General to Clarify Law Allowing Texans to Carry Handguns and Provide Security in Texas Churches

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked Attorney General Ken Paxton today to clarify Texas law regarding regulations for handgun licensees and security teams in Texas churches: "The recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs was an immense tragedy, the likes of which I pray to never see again.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

November 30, 2017

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Statement on Texas Senate Christmas Tree

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today on the Texas Senate Christmas tree: "When I became lieutenant governor, I reinstituted the tradition of celebrating Christmas with a Christmas Tree in the Senate Chamber for the first time in 70 years.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

December 4, 2017

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Announces Appointment to Partnership Advisory Commission

Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, to the Partnership Advisory Commission. Upon making the appointment Lt. Gov. Patrick said: "In a state the size of Texas, it is critical that our elected leaders are thorough and thoughtful to ensure that your tax dollars are being spent responsibly.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

December 6, 2017

Phillip Huffines Campaign: Announces Endorsement of Patriot Texas

Phillip Huffines, candidate for Texas Senate District 8, announces the endorsement of Patriot Texas, a group of concerned conservative citizens whose mission is to vet and endorse the right candidate for each office

From Phillip Huffines Campaign

November 21, 2017

Phillip Huffines Campaign: Releases First Television Ad In SD8 Campaign

Phillip Huffines, candidate for Texas State Senate District 8, released his first television ad of the campaign. Entitled “Phillip Huffines Works,” the ad highlights the Huffines family’s Collin County roots, tireless work ethic, and conservative values.

From Phillip Huffines Campaign

December 8, 2017

Ramona Thompson Campaign: Democrat Ramona Thompson files to represent Texas House District 106

Denton County Democrat Ramona Thompson, has filed the necessary paperwork with the Denton County Democratic Party to have her name placed on the ballot as candidate to represent Texas House District 106. Ms. Thompson, a lifelong Democrat, has been involved in the democratic process since she was a teenager.

From Ramona Thompson Campaign

December 6, 2017

Representative Brian Babin: Supports House Passage of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which allows law-abiding citizens who are qualified to carry concealed firearms in one state to also carry in other states that allow residents to do so:

From Representative Brian Babin

December 14, 2017

Representative Celia Israel: Statement

"I'm disappointed that politics trumped congestion relief today. From Williamson to Hays County, the gridlock we face is unsustainable, and the decision to leave the status quo in place does not help," Israel said. "My office continues to advance creative solutions to our transportation challenges, including allowing buses on shoulders, telecommuting, and being open to new sources of revenue.

From Representative Celia Israel

December 1, 2017

Representative Ed Thompson: Named Chair Of Environmental Regulation Interim Subcommittee

Representative Joe Pickett, who chairs the House Environmental Regulation Committee, has appointed Representative Ed Thompson as Chair of the Environmental Regulation Interim Subcommittee on Landfill and Air Issues, which will have oversight over three of the committee's six interim charges.

From Representative Ed Thompson

November 30, 2017

Representative Helen Giddings: Argues for Improvements to Draft Sexual Harassment Policy

On November 21st, Rep. Helen Giddings (Dallas) submitted a letter to House Administration Chairman Charlie Geren arguing for reforms to the draft sexual harassment policy. Representative Giddings offered the following: "Although I cannot attend the House Administration Committee hearing tomorrow, I wanted to share my concerns and recommendations for our sexual harassment policy to be improved during this interim.

From Representative Helen Giddings

November 28, 2017

Representative Helen Giddings: Statement on Not Seeking Re-Election

After much prayer, combined with careful and thoughtful deliberation with my family, I have decided not to seek re-election. This is obviously a difficult decision and one that tugs at my heart. I deeply appreciate the respect shown to me by elected officials, community leaders, and friends in asking me to reconsider my decision. Although extremely difficult, respectfully, my decision remains the same.

From Representative Helen Giddings

December 11, 2017

Representative Helen Giddings: Mourns the Passing of Philanthropist Ruth Sharp Altshuler

Representative Helen Giddings released the following statement on the passing of Philanthropist Ruth Sharp Altshuler: "There is not a soul on this Earth who loved the City of Dallas more than Ruth Altshuler. If there was a way for her to improve our city, she stepped up without hesitation. When I heard of her passing, I was heartbroken.

From Representative Helen Giddings

December 12, 2017

Representative Henry Cuellar: Bill to Rename Converse Post Office Passes House

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the successful passage of H.R. 1208, a bill he introduced to rename the post office located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the “Converse Veterans Post Office Building.” The bill passed the House and is now awaiting approval from the U.S. Senate. Speaking today on the House floor, Congressman Cuellar stressed the importance of naming this post office in honor of all veterans.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

December 7, 2017

Representative Henry Cuellar: Reps. Culberson and Cuellar Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Bills to Curb Gun Violence

Today, the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills to curb gun violence: H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017. H.R. 38 allows law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon across state lines only if they are not federally prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm, are carrying a valid government-issued photo ID, are lawfully licensed or otherwise entitled to carry a concealed handgun, and follows the laws of the state, county and municipality in which they are carrying concealed.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

December 5, 2017

Representative Henry Cuellar: DHS Announces End of Fiscal Year 2017 Border Security Report

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted a press briefing to announce the end of year, FY 17 Border Security Report regarding immigration enforcement, border security and national security. DHS released this information in general support of the continued efforts by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to secure the border.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

December 14, 2017

Representative Joaquin Castro: Statement on Net Neutrality Ruling

Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to dismantle net neutrality protections: “Today, the FCC ignored the will of the American people.

From Representative Joaquin Castro

December 4, 2017

Representative Joaquin Castro: Statement on Senate Passage of GOP Tax Bill

Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement about the GOP tax bill: “Early this morning, the Senate raced to push through a tax bill that will harm millions of Americans and hard working families in order to give billionaires yet another tax break.

From Representative Joaquin Castro

December 7, 2017

Representative Leighton Schubert: Decides Not To Seek Re-Election To Texas House

State Representative Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) today announced that he will not seek re-election to a third term to represent District 13 in the Texas House of Representatives and released the following statement: “Serving the people of District 13 over the past two terms has been a great honor. As a fifth generation resident of this district on both sides of my family, District 13 is home.

From Representative Leighton Schubert

December 6, 2017

Representative Michael McCaul: Statement on Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

From Representative Michael McCaul

November 20, 2017

Representative Michael McCaul: Supports Naming North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, supports President Donald J. Trump’s decision to place North Korea back on the State Sponsor of Terrorism list.

From Representative Michael McCaul

December 14, 2017

Representative Michael McCaul: Nominates Texas Students for Acceptance to U.S. Service Academies

Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced today that he has nominated 21 Texas students for acceptance to the esteemed United States service academies.

From Representative Michael McCaul

December 13, 2017

Representative Michael McCaul: Applauds President Trump Signing NDAA into Law

Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the statement below following the president’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2018 into law.

From Representative Michael McCaul

November 21, 2017

Representative Poncho Nevarez: Statement on Plane Crash near Laughlin Air Force Base

Yesterday around 4pm, an Air Force T- 38 Talon Plane crashed. One pilot was killed and the other was transported to Val Verde Medical Center in Del Rio. Representative Neva?rez issued the following statement: "I pray God heal the injured pilot and comfort the family of the pilot who tragically gave his life in service, and further comfort all the men and women at Laughlin who defend and protect us."

From Representative Poncho Nevarez

November 27, 2017

Representative Roger Williams: Statement on Mulvaney Appointment to the CFPB

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who serves as the vice chair on the House Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, released the following statement after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney was appointed by President Donald Trump to serve as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):

From Representative Roger Williams

December 6, 2017

Representative Roger Williams: Asks TX-25 Small Businesses to Share Their Stories

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a small business owner and employer for 43 years, announced that he will be sharing the stories of small businesses located throughout the 25th Congressional District of Texas on his Congressional website throughout the month of December to showcase how taxes have impacted their businesses and how the new plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, will benefit their business in the years to come.

From Representative Roger Williams

December 12, 2017

Representative Roger Williams: Statement on President Signing NDAA into Law

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, and served on the National Defense and Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee, released the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law:

From Representative Roger Williams

December 6, 2017

Representative Roger Williams: Votes to Protect Second Amendment Rights

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), released the following statement Wednesday afternoon after the House passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, that he is a cosponsor of: “I am, and will forever be, a champion for the Second Amendment. I am a proud cosponsor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and I applaud my House colleagues on passing this critical legislation.

From Representative Roger Williams

December 5, 2017

Representative Roger Williams: Statement on Motion to Conference Tax Reform Package

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a small business owner and employer for 43 years, released the follow statement after the House voted to conference the House and Senate versions of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Tonight we took another step forward by choosing to conference the two tax reform bills that the House and Senate both successfully passed.

From Representative Roger Williams

December 13, 2017

Representative Will Hurd: Demanding More from our Federal Government

U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement on the signing of the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), marking the Congressman’s twelfth piece of legislation signed into law: “Every year, the federal government wastes billions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars maintaining outdated, unreliable and unsecured IT systems – some of which were first designed in the 1960’s. Until now.

From Representative Will Hurd

December 5, 2017

Rhetta Bowers Campaign: Files for State Representative

Rhetta Andrews Bowers officially filed to run for Texas State Representative, House District 113, on November 29, 2017. “After much prayer, consideration, consulting with my family, and months of strategizing with my team, I am officially running for State Representative.

From Rhetta Bowers Campaign

December 4, 2017

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: Representative Roland Gutierrez Files for Re-election

Today, State Representative Roland Gutierrez filed for re-election to the Texas House of Representative, District 119. Rep. Gutierrez is running for his 6th term and has served in the Legislature since 2008. Gutierrez is Chair of the Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee; and a member of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence.

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign

December 8, 2017

Scott Milder Campaign: Scott Milder Files for Lieutenant Governor

Texas businessman and civic leader Scott Milder made his campaign official today by filing with the Republican Party of Texas as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. “Texas residents are fed up with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's antics and want a choice on the Republican primary ballot," Milder said.

From Scott Milder Campaign

December 8, 2017

Scott Milder Campaign: Former Education Commissioner Endorses Scott Milder for Lieutenant Governor

Dr. Shirley J. (Neeley) Richardson, former Commissioner of Education (2004 to 2007) and retired superintendent of Galena Park ISD (1995 to 2004) has endorsed Scott Milder for Lieutenant Governor with a plea to current and retired public school employees “to act boldly, courageously, for all Texas school children.”

From Scott Milder Campaign

December 8, 2017

Senator Borris Miles: Statement

I have had the privilege of representing the constituents of District 146 and Senate District 13 for over 10 years. Because I’ve shown myself to be an effective voice of the people, I have made powerful enemies who will go to any length to destroy and disrupt my service.

From Senator Borris Miles

December 8, 2017

Senator Carlos Uresti: Statement

I respect the work of Annie’s List, and the good work that they do in electing progressive women to elected positions in this state. Unfortunately, the request by Patsy Woods Martin, its Executive Director, is based solely on an un-sourced article from the Daily Beast.

From Senator Carlos Uresti

November 21, 2017

Senator Carlos Uresti: Statement on Air Force Plane Crash

"It is with heavy hearts that we learn about the crash of a Laughlin Air Force Base training jet near Del Rio on Monday night. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of the Air Force pilot who lost his life serving his country, and I pray for the quick recovery of the second Pilot who was injured.

From Senator Carlos Uresti

November 28, 2017

Senator Craig Estes: Lauded by Business Community

The Texas Association of Business (TAB) has recognized Senator Craig Estes for his unwavering commitment to Texas business. TAB's Champion for Free Enterprise Award is the organization's top honor, an award reserved for only those legislators who receive the highest marks on its scoring of votes impacting Texas businesses.

From Senator Craig Estes

December 11, 2017

Senator Donna Campbell: Joins Governor Abbott at Ceremony to Recognize Master Sergeant Travis E. Watkins with Texas Medal of Honor

State Senator Donna Campbell, sponsor of legislation to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Army Master Sergeant Travis E. Watkins, participated in a ceremony Monday morning with Governor Abbott to honor the Texan war hero.

From Senator Donna Campbell

December 14, 2017

Senator Donna Campbell: Applauds $5 Million Grant for Port San Antonio

State Senator Donna Campbell applauded the decision of Governor Abbott's Military Preparedness Commission to award $5 million in funding from the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program (DEAAG) to Port San Antonio and Kelly Air Field, calling it one of her top legislative priorities.

From Senator Donna Campbell

December 12, 2017

Senator John Cornyn: Tax Reform Would Cap a Successful Year for the Senate

Today at a press conference, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the importance of passing tax reform to round out a successful year for the Senate. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here.

From Senator John Cornyn

December 12, 2017

Senator John Cornyn: Tax Bill Written with Middle Class Families in Mind

On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the importance of tax reform to helping middle class families keep more of their hard earned money.

From Senator John Cornyn

December 14, 2017

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Corpus Christi Awarded $6 Million in Grants for NASCC and CCAD

Today, the City of Corpus Christi was awarded two grants totaling $6 million for a new water supply line for Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (NASCC) and perimeter fencing and access control gates for Army helicopter repair facilities at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD).

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

November 20, 2017

Senator Kirk Watson: Statement regarding I-35

The following is a statement from Sen. Watson regarding I-35: Our state leaders should not shut the door on providing Texans true relief from traffic congestion. It should surprise no one in the Texas Capitol that the money approved by voters in recent years was far too little to provide Texans true relief on our most congested roadways.

From Senator Kirk Watson

November 20, 2017

Senator Konni Burton: To TxDOT: No toll roads

Senator Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) released the following statement regarding the Texas Department of Transportation's proposal, which includes 15 managed toll lanes, using accounting tricks to shirk the will of the Texas Legislature and the people of Texas: “It is very clear that the people of Senate District 10 want less congestion with no new tolls.

From Senator Konni Burton

December 15, 2017

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Asks For AG Opinion To Prevent Politics From Being Pushed Into School Districts

Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) has asked for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to opine whether school districts, encouraged by a third party advocacy group, are operating within the bounds of Texas law by promoting the use of taxpayer resources to nearly mandate participation in candidate or issue oriented electioneering and even calling for the use of public resources to transport voters to and from polling locations.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt

November 29, 2017

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Responds to Judge Emmett's Call for Higher Taxes

Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) is setting the record straight in response to Harris County Judge Ed Emmett's call for additional tax revenue during his "State of the County" speech on November 28, 2017. In press reports, Judge Emmett stated that the point of his speech was to argue that "enough is enough" and that the County needs more money to provide services to residents.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt

December 1, 2017

Senator Sylvia Garcia: Applauds Victory for the Right to Vote

A key deadline has passed for the Texas Attorney General to appeal a decision striking down Texas' restrictive and discriminatory rules around who may assist a voter. The issue of language interpreters and the right of the voter to decide who should assist them is one Senator Sylvia Garcia of Houston worked on during the past legislative session.

From Senator Sylvia Garcia

December 4, 2017

Senator Sylvia Garcia: Denounces Politically Motivated Refusal of Marriage Benefits

The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear a case regarding the City of Houston's decision to provide partner benefits to all legally married couples. Specifically, in an effort to move us back as a society, opponents of equality filed the case to end the City's practice of offering the same benefits to couples in same-sex marriages as those in other marriages.

From Senator Sylvia Garcia

December 7, 2017

Senator Sylvia Garcia: Continues to Call for Independent Investigations of Sexual Assault and Harassment

Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia issued the following statement continuing her call for independent investigations for allegations of sexual assault and harassment by state lawmakers and employees of the Texas Legislature: "I find the charges reported to be very alarming and I commend the brave individuals who have come forward about their experiences in the Texas Capitol and across the country.

From Senator Sylvia Garcia

December 4, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Student Opportunity Amendment Is Adopted Into the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today filed an amendment to the Senate’s tax reform bill that seeks to expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school tuition for public, private, and religious schools, including K-12 educational expenses for homeschool students.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 5, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Praises Supreme Court Decision Regarding Vetting Procedures for Entry Into the U.S.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today praised the Supreme Court’s decision to stay both injunctions against President Trump’s September order on vetting procedures and travel restrictions for entry into the United States. The Court ruled that the government can fully implement the President’s decision to impose various travel restrictions on eight nations—Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen—while the appeals of lower court rulings are heard later this week.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 6, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Commends President Trump for Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and Announcing He Will Move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after President Trump’s speech today on Jerusalem: “I enthusiastically commend President Trump for today’s courageous and heroic decision.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 6, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Promotes Prerak Shah to Chief od Staff and Steve Chartan to Deputy Chief of Staff

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today announced the promotion of his chief counsel, Prerak Shah, to chief of staff and his legislative director, Steve Chartan, to deputy chief of staff. Chartan will also maintain his responsibilities as legislative director. Sen. Cruz’s current chief of staff, David Polyansky, is returning to the private sector after the New Year and will maintain his role as a senior adviser to Sen. Cruz’s political apparatus.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 1, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Promotes Proposal for Tax Reform Bill on Fox News

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on Fox News’ ‘Your World With Neil Cavuto,’ to discuss the Senate’s tax reform bill and his efforts to reach consensus. He also highlighted his proposal to establish a mechanism that would decrease government spending and tax rates dependent upon future economic growth.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 22, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: In the Face of Hardships, Texas Is Thankful

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day: “At Thanksgiving, we pause and thank God for the gift of freedom. This gift, first sought by the Pilgrims in their courageous journey to the New World, has been woven into the very fabric of our nation.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 30, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Senators Threaten to Undo Any New CFPB Rules as Director Standoff Continues

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and seven Senate colleagues in announcing their intent to work to invalidate any new rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should Leandra English prevail in her attempts to serve as the bureau’s Acting Director. Sen. Cruz also urged Congress to pass his legislation abolishing the CFBP.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 1, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: The Senate Must Pass Kate's Law

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on Fox News’ ‘The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino,’ where he discussed the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial, the Senate’s tax reform bill, and news of the day. Sen. Cruz urged his colleagues in the Senate to pass Kate’s Law, which he reintroduced earlier this year.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 5, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Addresses Texas Farm Bureau; Calls for Further Opening of International Markets to Texas Farmers, Ranchers, Businesses

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today addressed the Texas Farm Bureau’s 84th Annual Meeting. There, he discussed the provisions of the Senate’s tax reform bill, including repealing Obamacare’s unconstitutional individual mandate and expanding 529s to cover K-12 expenses.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 20, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Applauds President Trump's Decision to Re-List North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump’s decision to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism: “Today’s decision to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is a major milestone, and I applaud President Trump for taking decisive action.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 29, 2017

Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn: Statement on Venezuela's Detainment of Texas CITGO Executives

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the Government of Venezuela’s detainment of six CITGO executives from Texas: “We have long been concerned about potential foreign influence and ownership of CITGO Petroleum, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned PDVSA, and the impact it could have on operations throughout the U.S.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 20, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement on Attack on Two Big Bend Sector Border Patrol Agents

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the attack this morning on two Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents: “Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was killed this morning in the line of duty.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 28, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Reintroduces the Educational Freedom Accounts Act

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today reintroduced The Educational Freedom Accounts Act (EFAA), which creates a unique educational choice program in Washington, D.C. that empowers parents and provides opportunity to every public school student in the nation’s capital, including those enrolled in public charter schools.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 21, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Urges Texans to Register Before FEMA's November 30th Deadline

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today urged Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to qualify for Individual Assistance by Thursday, November 30th. Texans can register for Individual Assistance at disasterassistance.gov, by phone (1-800-621-3362), or in person.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 14, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: 'The Internet Should Be Free of Taxation, Censorship and Regulation'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communication Commissions (FCC) vote to repeal net neutrality regulations: “Since its inception, the internet has been an oasis of freedom. It has not only been a haven for free speech but has served as a great equalizer when it comes to jobs and opportunity by dramatically reducing the barriers of entry for anyone with a new idea and broadband connection.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 14, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Praises Confirmation of Jim Ho for Fifth Circuit

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate confirmed former Texas Solicitor General Jim Ho to fill a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: “I am very glad to see the Senate confirm my good friend Jim Ho to the Fifth Circuit,” Sen. Cruz said.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 15, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Gillibrand, and Others Introduce New Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Sexual Harassment And Discrimination In Congress, Bring Transparency And Accountability To Sexual Harassment Reporting Process

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), today introduced new bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the current process that victims of harassment and discrimination in Congress must go through when reporting a claim.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 20, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Praises Justice Department's Grant Funding for 98 Texas Law Enforcement Officers

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ $98 million grant announced today that provides funding for law enforcement agencies across the country. Nine law enforcement agencies in Texas will receive grant funding, allowing them to hire an additional 98 full-time law enforcement officers.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 7, 2017

Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn: Praise Committee Passage of Fifth Circuit Nominees

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee favorably reported state Supreme Court Chief Justice Don Willett and former state Solicitor General Jim Ho to fill the vacancies in the state of Texas on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 14, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Joins Sens. Rubio, Kennedy, Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Simplify Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Victims

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John Kennedy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced S. 2226, the Disaster Assistance Simplification Act, legislation that would prohibit the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from penalizing victims of natural disasters who apply for, but decline, Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 6, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Amendment Expanding 529s is Most Far-Reaching Federal School Choice Legislation Ever Passed

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on Fox News’ ‘Fox and Friends,’ where he discussed the Senate’s tax reform bill, which includes his amendment expanding 529 College Savings Plans, and the Justice Department’s indictment of Kate Steinle’s killer.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 12, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: President Trump Signs 2018 NDAA Into Law

Today President Trump signed into law the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides numerous military necessities, including over $479 million in military construction funds to the state of Texas for 2018. The law includes 13 amendments sponsored by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and eight amendments cosponsored by Sen. Cruz, which benefit Texas and our military interests both abroad and in space.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 12, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Americans Who Pledge Their Allegiance to Terrorist Organizations Forfeit Their Rights as Citizens

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Houston resident, Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, for attempting to provide material support to ISIS, renewing his call to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA), which he introduced earlier this year. This bill would allow the U.S. government to revoke the citizenship of Americans who knowingly join or provide material support to foreign terrorist organizations such as ISIS.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 13, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: This Week, Two Exemplary Judges Will Be Confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor in support of Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, and former Texas Solicitor General Jim Ho, nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

From Senator Ted Cruz

December 14, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz: Praises Confirmation of Justice Don Willett for Fifth Circuit

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to fill a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 27, 2017

Senfronia Thompson Campaign: State Representative Senfronia Thompson Files For Re-Election

State Representative Senfronia Thompson has filed for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives and released the following statement: “Through my years of service, I have never forgotten who sends me to Austin and I promise to continue fighting for a better public education system, greater access to health care, laws that keep our children safe and making sure all Texans enjoy equal rights under the law.

From Senfronia Thompson Campaign

November 27, 2017

Speaker Joe Straus: Christmas Trees Begin Arriving In Texas House

Holiday preparations began in full on Monday with the arrival of three Christmas trees to go in the Texas Capitol. The main Christmas tree in the Texas House will be moved into the House chamber on Tuesday morning.

From Speaker Joe Straus

November 29, 2017

Steve Allison Campaign: Republican Steve Allison Announces Run For Texas House

San Antonio attorney Steve Allison today announced his run for Texas House District 121. Allison is running to fill the seat being vacated by Speaker Joe Straus, who has declined to seek re-election. The district covers parts of north central and northeast San Antonio, as well as Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills and Olmos Park.

From Steve Allison Campaign

December 11, 2017

Texans Against High-Speed Rail: Brady Raises Legal Concerns Of Dallas Houston HSR Draft EIS With Transportation Secretary And FRA Acting Administrator

On the eve of the intended publication date for the Dallas Houston HSR Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Congressman Kevin Brady sounded the alarm with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Federal Railroad Administration Acting Administrator Heath Hall about the proposed HSR project citing constituent concerns of trespass and illegal survey.

From Texans Against High-Speed Rail

December 11, 2017

Texans Against High-Speed Rail: TAHSR Chairman Ben Leman To Seek Schubert Open Seat In Texas House

Texans Against High-Speed Rail (TAHSR) Chairman Ben Leman has been a champion for protecting taxpayer dollars and private property rights and, in his capacity as Grimes County Judge, county rights in a fight now entering its fourth year against the proposed Dallas Houston HSR.

From Texans Against High-Speed Rail

November 27, 2017

Texans for Lawsuit Reform: Statement Regarding Gov. Abbott's Intention to Appoint Blacklock to Texas Supreme Court

Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s intention to appoint Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court: “Jimmy Blacklock is a serious lawyer whose background and skill will allow him to make an immediate and lasting impact on the Texas Supreme Court,” TLR General Counsel Lee Parsley said.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform

December 5, 2017

Texans for Lawsuit Reform: Common-Sense Lawsuit Reform Keeps Texas off ATRA Judicial Hellholes List

Decisive action by the Texas Legislature to shut down abusive lawsuits following severe weather events helped Texas stay off the American Tort Reform Association’s (ATRA) 2017 Judicial Hellholes list. Preliminary analysis of lawsuit filings shows an 84 percent reduction in weather-related lawsuits since House Bill 1774 took effect.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform

November 30, 2017

Texas Appleseed: Juvenile Justice Coalition Calls for Sweeping Reforms to Texas's Juvenile Justice System

A group of juvenile justice reform advocates sent a letter today to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus calling for moving youth in state juvenile facilities to local juvenile probation, community programs, and small rehabilitative facilities closer to youth’s families and urged legislators to develop a plan to close down all state secure juvenile facilities.

From Texas Appleseed

December 1, 2017

Texas Aspires Foundation: Announces Inaugural Educator Board

The Texas Aspires Foundation announced today the fifteen educators chosen to serve on the organization’s Educator Board. Chosen through a selective interview process, these educators have proven their dedication to public education in Texas and their desire to be involved in the state policymaking process.

From Texas Aspires Foundation

November 29, 2017

Texas Border Coalition: Reaffirms Support for DACA Program

The Texas Border Coalition (TBC) today called on President Trump and Congress to swiftly pass the Dream Act or similar legislation that would protect 800,000 young immigrants, known as “Dreamers,” from deportation.

From Texas Border Coalition

December 13, 2017

Texas Border Coalition: Urges Congress to Reauthorize Children's Health Insurance Program

The Texas Border Coalition (TBC) today urged President Trump and Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) while maintaining funding for other necessary health programs. Absent swift action by federal lawmakers, Texas is expected to run out of money for the CHIP program in February.

From Texas Border Coalition

November 20, 2017

Texas Border Coalition: Supports NAFTA Modernization

The Texas Border Coalition (TBC) today urged the Trump Administration and Congress to recognize the importance of trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in a way that boosts economic growth, jobs and wages while helping secure the border.

From Texas Border Coalition

December 6, 2017

Texas Business Leadership Council: Business Leader, Philanthropist, and Education Reformer Woody L. Hunt Honored

On Tuesday, December 5th, the Texas Business Leadership Council recognized El Paso developer, philanthropist, and education reformer Woody L. Hunt with their annual honor, the Richard W. Weekley Public Policy Leadership Award.

From Texas Business Leadership Council

December 15, 2017

Texas Central: Texas Bullet Train Moves Ahead with Federal Environmental Report

The Texas Bullet Train made a big push forward today as federal regulators for the first time outlined a preferred route between North Texas and Houston, identified passenger station locations. The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) analysis, completed after nearly four years of work, provides a path for the high-speed train’s planning, design and pre-construction phases, and it ensures the safety and environmental wellbeing of counties and communities along the 240-mile route.

From Texas Central

November 29, 2017

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Hegar Announces Transfer of Nearly $1.5 Billion Into State Highway and Rainy Day Funds

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today the recent transfer of $1.47 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF), commonly known as the Rainy Day Fund. Each fund received more than $734 million, or 50 percent of the total transfer.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

December 4, 2017

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.8 Billion in November

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.78 billion in November, 11.1 percent more than in November 2016. “The double-digit growth in sales tax revenue compared to last year was fueled, in part, by increased collections from oil- and natural gas-related sectors,” Hegar said. “Recent higher oil prices have spurred increased well drilling and completion.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

December 14, 2017

TDP: New Poll: Texas Democrat Justin Nelson on path to victory over Indicted Republican AG Ken Paxton

Indicted Republican Ken Paxton is already in a single-digit race for Attorney General. A poll memo released by Texas Democrat Justin Nelson shows after voters learn about both candidates, Democrat Justin Nelson takes the lead over Republican Ken Paxton, 47-46.

From Texas Democratic Party

December 11, 2017

Texas Education Agency: Conference to focus on recruiting, preparing, and retaining teachers

Registration opens today for a free one-day conference called Learning Roundtable: Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Teachers. The conference, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31, is hosted by the State Board of Education and the State Board for Educator Certification.

From Texas Education Agency

December 15, 2017

Texas Education Agency: 20 School Systems Part of Local Academic Accountability System Pilot

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that 20 school systems will participate in a pilot to develop its own local academic accountability system. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will oversee a small-scale pilot program in the 2017–2018 academic year.

From Texas Education Agency

December 15, 2017

Texas Education Agency: Commissioner Morath Ends IEP Analysis Project

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has ordered an immediate end to the Texas Education Agency’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) Analysis Project. “Improving educational outcomes for special education students is a priority for the State. TEA believed that IEP analysis could be an important project that had the potential to greatly strengthen local and state support for special education students across our state,” said Commissioner Morath.

From Texas Education Agency

December 1, 2017

Texas Education Agency: Releases Final 2016-2017 Financial Accountability Ratings

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released final financial accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters across the state, with 99 percent of all Texas school districts and charters earning a successful final rating for 2016-2017. Created by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001, the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) is designed to encourage public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.

From Texas Education Agency

November 28, 2017

Texas Education Agency: Permanent School Fund sets record-high value of $41.4 billion

The country’s largest educational endowment, the Texas Permanent School Fund (the Fund), just got bigger. Figures released this month show that it has reached a new record high value. As of Aug. 31, 2017 which is the end of the fiscal year, the Fund was valued at $41.44 billion (unaudited).

From Texas Education Agency

December 5, 2017

Texas Freedom Network: Statement On Monday's Supreme Court Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Case In Texas

Following is a statement from Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller on Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a Texas case over marriage benefits for same-sex couples. The Texas Supreme Court had earlier ruled that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in favor of same-sex marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges, did not settle whether married same-sex couples have a right to the same benefits as other married couples. The U.S. justices on Monday chose not to review that decision.

From Texas Freedom Network

November 22, 2017

Texas Health Care Association: Elgin's Nichol Eason is THCA's Nurse of the Year for Region 5

Elgin resident Nichol Eason is the Texas Health Care Association’s Nurse of the Year for Region 5. Eason is a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Elgin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

From Texas Health Care Association

December 14, 2017

Texas Health Care Association: Rep. J.D. Sheffield is THCA's Legislator of the Year

Texas state Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) is the Texas Health Care Association’s Legislator of the Year, thanks to his valiant efforts to pass legislation he authored during the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature that would have improved the quality of care in nursing homes across the state.

From Texas Health Care Association

December 4, 2017

Texas House Republican Caucus: House Republicans Create Process For Selecting An Endorsed Speaker Candidate

Today, the Texas House Republican Caucus unanimously adopted a bylaws change that will allow House Republicans to select an endorsed speaker candidate within the caucus for future legislative sessions.

From Texas House Republican Caucus

December 5, 2017

Texas Taxpayers and Research Association: Honors Gene Doss with 2017 Del Threadgill Award

The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) at its recent annual meeting presented its top honor, the 2017 Del Threadgill Distinguished Tax Professional Award, to Gene Doss, who recently retired as a tax manager with Entergy.

From Texas Taxpayers and Research Association

December 14, 2017

Texas Trial Lawyers Association: Announces 2018 President, President-Elect

At its Annual Membership Meeting last week, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) elected San Antonio attorney Glenn W. Cunningham as its 2018 President and elected Katy attorney Will Adams as its 2018 President-Elect.

From Texas Trial Lawyers Association

December 1, 2017

Texas Values: From the War on Christmas To the Colorado Cake Baker Case, Religious Liberty Dominates December

With Christmas time greetings beginning to fill the air, a new battle in the War On Christmas brewing, and a ruling expected in a high-profile Supreme Court artistic expression case related to same-sex marriage, First Amendment free speech rights are sure to dominate much of the political discourse during the month of December.

From Texas Values

November 27, 2017

Texas Values: Blacklock 'solid appointment' to succeed Justice Willett

With Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett soon to be confirmed as a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gov. Greg Abbott today announced his intention to fill Place 2 on the bench with the Office of the Governor’s General Counsel Jimmy Blacklock.

From Texas Values

December 4, 2017

Texas Values: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects the City of Houston's Request to Review Same-Sex Benefits Case

In the only case of its kind, and in a major victory for Texas Values and Houston taxpayers, the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected the City of Houston’s request to review whether Houston taxpayers may challenge the city’s policy of providing spousal benefits to the homosexual partners of city employees.

From Texas Values

December 14, 2017

Texas Values Action: Abbott, Cruz Lead Values Endorsements from Texas Values Action

Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen Ted Cruz are two of the latest names added to a list of coveted faith and family endorsements from Texas Values Action. Texas Values Action only endorses candidates who will ensure religious liberty flourishes, families prosper, and every human life is valued in Texas, according to Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values Action.

From Texas Values Action

November 27, 2017

TexPIRG: Comments on CFPB Directorship

The following statement can be attributed to Bay Scoggin, Director of consumer advocacy group TexPIRG "The President's action in nominating his own acting director -- OMB czar Mick Mulvaney -- places the bureau in what will likely become a Constitutional crisis decided by the courts.

From TexPIRG

December 6, 2017

The Metropolitan Organization: TMO to Houston: Appeal FEMA Denials!

The Metropolitan Organization (TMO), a group representing more than 30 institutions across the Greater Houston area, has been working with congregations and communities regarding Harvey relief. Right now, among the many issues facing families are; the confusion regarding the appeal process. what documents are needed for appeal, as well as the time allowed for appeals.

From The Metropolitan Organization

December 15, 2017

The University of Texas System: McRaven to Step Down as UT System Chancellor in 2018

William H. McRaven, Chancellor of The University of Texas System, announced today that he will step down in 2018. McRaven became Chancellor in 2015, following a 37-year career as a decorated military leader, including his previous role as a Navy four-star admiral and ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command.

From The University of Texas System

November 20, 2017

Travis County Tax Office: Elfant named 2017 Tax Assessor-Collector of the Year

Travis County’s Bruce Elfant was named the 2017 Tax Assessor-Collector of the Year by the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas. The state’s 254 tax assessor-collectors recognized Elfant contributions to his county, state and nation.

From Travis County Tax Office

December 8, 2017

Trey Blocker Campaign: Trey Blocker Files for Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Following a wave of encouragement after announcing his candidacy, 6th generation Texan, conservative podcast host, former lobbyist and ethics attorney Trey Blocker filed for Texas Agriculture Commissioner today at the Republican Party of Texas headquarters. “I’m running because we need to bring honesty, integrity, and fiscal responsibility back to the Texas Department of Agriculture,” said Blocker.

From Trey Blocker Campaign

December 11, 2017

Trey Blocker Campaign: Miller Fails to Take Responsibility for Data Breach at TDA

Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner Trey Blocker is demanding that incumbent Commissioner Sid Miller take responsibility for a data breach at the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) that is affecting at least 700 Texas families by exposing the sensitive personal information of students in 39 Texas school districts.

From Trey Blocker Campaign

December 13, 2017

Trey Martinez Fischer Campaign: Martinez Fischer Offers Harassment Training

Both nationally and in Texas there has been unprecedented reports, allegations and admissions of improper sexual harassment across all industries. “Sexual harassment, or any form of workplace harassment is never acceptable,” said Trey Martinez Fischer. “I believe we should do all we can to train candidates, officeholders and staff about this issue.”

From Trey Martinez Fischer Campaign

December 5, 2017

Trey Martinez Fischer Campaign: Martinez Fischer Leads Effort For Sexual Harassment Training

Nationally, there has been unprecedented reports, allegations and admissions of improper sexual harassment across all industries. In support of high standards of professional behavior for those seeking elected office, Trey Martinez Fischer has sent a formal request to Gilberto Hinojosa, Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party to implement and require sexual harassment training for all Democratic candidates seeking election.

From Trey Martinez Fischer Campaign

December 13, 2017

Van Taylor Campaign: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Endorses Van Taylor For Congress

State Senator and Congressional candidate Van Taylor today announced the endorsement of former Texas Governor Rick Perry. In endorsing Van Taylor for Congress, Perry said: “I am endorsing Van Taylor for Congress because he has a strong conservative record in the Texas Legislature, and a distinguished record as a veteran of the United States Military.

From Van Taylor Campaign

November 29, 2017

Van Taylor Campaign: Texas Right to Life Endorses Van Taylor For Congress

State Senator and Congressional candidate Van Taylor yesterday earned the powerful endorsement from Texas Right to Life. Texas Right to Life president Elizabeth Graham stated, “When defenders of Life have needed a champion in the Texas Legislature, we have always been able to turn to Van Taylor.

From Van Taylor Campaign

December 4, 2017

Will Simpson Campaign: Austin Technology Leader Will Simpson Files to Run for District 47 State Representative

Austin native and area technology business leader Will Simpson today officially filed his candidacy with the Travis County Democratic Party to run for Texas House District 47. Simpson hopes to unseat Texas State Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin, in the 2018 General Election.

From Will Simpson Campaign

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