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November 14, 2019

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: MALC Chair Responds To Chairman Nevarez's Statement

State Representative Rafael Anchía, Chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC), released the following statement: “Addiction is a serious illness and acceptance is the first step to recovery.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

November 14, 2019

Representative Chris Turner: Praises UT System For Approving Funds To Replace Aging UT Arlington Facility

Today, the University of Texas System Board of Regents voted to allocate $60 million from the Permanent University Fund (PUF) to construct a new building at the University of Texas at Arlington. The building, which has been a top priority for the university for several years, will house the School of Social Work and the College of Nursing's Health Innovation Smart Hospital.

From Representative Chris Turner

November 14, 2019

ADL: Hate Crime Reports In Texas More Than Doubled While Reports Nationwide Slightly Decreased In 2018

The number of reported hate crimes in Texas more than doubled between 2017 and 2018 while the number of reported cases nationwide slightly decreased, according to the FBI’s annual hate crime report released yesterday.

From ADL

November 14, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Fraud Alert: Scammers Claiming To Be OAG Crime Victim Services Attempting To Defraud Texans

Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans about reported scam callers falsely claiming to be members of the OAG’s Crime Victim Services Division and attempting to obtain personal and financial information from members of the public.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 14, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Fifth Circuit Rules In Favor Of Texas Voter Registration System In "Motor Voter" Lawsuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton praised the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit after it issued an opinion agreeing with Texas’s arguments that the three plaintiffs suing the state over its voter registration process lacked standing.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 13, 2019

Senator John Cornyn: Schumer Blocks Cornyn Prescription Drug Bill From Passing

Today, U.S. Senate Democrat Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) blocked passage of Sen. Cornyn’s (R-TX) bipartisan drug pricing bill with Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT). Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

From Senator John Cornyn

November 13, 2019

TDP: John Cornyn Won't Do His Job, Won't Even "Listen" Or "Watch" Public House Impeachment Inquiry

Yesterday, John Cornyn publicly admitted that he was abdicating his Constitutional duties and “not watching” today’s impeachment hearing because he is “too busy.”

From Texas Democratic Party

November 13, 2019

Progress Texas: Democrats Should Lead With Progressive Values & Convictions In 2020

Ahead of 2020, candidates are often asked if they are too progressive for Texas. The reality is that in our state, progressive values have become mainstream values. “Texas isn’t a red state. It is a state that for far too long has misrepresented the needs of Texans under Republican governance,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director of Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

November 13, 2019

Texas General Land Office: Success Of Homeowner Assistance Program Means Time And Funding Running Out - Apply Soon

Today the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) announced the Homeowner Assistance Program's (HAP) successful efforts to rebuild homes is bringing the application process to a quick conclusion. All potential applicants must submit completed applications by December 31, 2019, to be considered for eligibility pending funding availability.

From Texas General Land Office

November 13, 2019

Texas Freedom Network: It's Time For African American Studies In Texas Public Schools

The Texas Freedom Network today called on the State Board of Education to listen to scholars and approve a new elective course in African American Studies for public schools. “For too long, Texas has done a poor job teaching students the full truth about the experiences and contributions of African Americans and other people of color in our history,” said Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network.

From Texas Freedom Network

November 13, 2019

Texas Comptroller of Pubic Accounts: Hegar Announces Recognition For Financial Reporting

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced his agency has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its fiscal 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The agency has received this honor for 29 consecutive years.

From Texas Comptroller of Pubic Accounts

November 13, 2019

Representative Michael McCaul: Urges Texas Governor Greg Abbott To Postpone The Execution Of Rodney Reed

Today, Congressmen Michael T. McCaul (TX-10) sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott urging him to postpone the execution of Rodney Reed until all available evidence is evaluated and reviewed.

From Representative Michael McCaul

November 13, 2019

Tony Gonzales Campaign: Will Hurd Endorses Tony Gonzales For Congress

Today retiring U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) endorsed Tony Gonzales to succeed him in Congress. "I care deeply about the hard-working men and women of the 23rd District and want to make sure their next Representative has their values and will fight for them in Congress,” said Rep. Hurd.

From Tony Gonzales Campaign

November 13, 2019

Sheryl Cole Campaign: Representative Cole Files For Reelection

Representative Sheryl Cole (D - Austin) has filed for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives. Cole had the following to say: “To whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48).

From Sheryl Cole Campaign

November 12, 2019

Texas Values: Thanksgiving And The Cowboys Attacked By LGBTQ Advocate

Singer Ellie Goulding recently threatened to cancel her halftime appearance at the Dallas Cowboy’s Thanksgiving Day game. She is currently scheduled to perform during the halftime show to encourage Americans to donate to the 129th Red Kettle Campaign.

From Texas Values

November 12, 2019

Representative Eddie Rodriguez: Meeting The Moment

Today, State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez announced that he is running for re-election to continue serving as the state representative for District 51 in the Texas House of Representatives. Rep. Rodriguez has represented East Austin’s and Southeast Travis County’s District 51 in the Texas House of Representatives since his first election in 2002. He serves on the House Committees on Calendars, State Affairs and Ways & Means in the 86th Texas Legislature.

From Representative Eddie Rodriguez

November 12, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Statement On DACA Supreme Court Argument

Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement on today’s United States Supreme Court argument on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “This case is about the rule of law. Congress has the sole authority to write immigration laws, and it has repeatedly rejected attempts to enact the polices embodied in DACA and DAPA; however, in a lawless exercise of executive power, the Obama administration attempted to bypass our elected representatives and put those policies in place by executive action,” said Attorney General Paxton.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 12, 2019

Texas Freedom Caucus: Hires Mike Garcia As Executive Director

From Texas Freedom Caucus

November 12, 2019

TDP: Shot/Chaser/Double/Floored: Cornyn On DREAMers

Today, the Supreme Court is hearing three separate arguments on the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA. Indicted Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton filed one of the briefs to rip away protections for DACA recipients who have never known another home besides the United States.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 12, 2019

Senator Jane Nelson: Appointed Co-Chair Of Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson R-Flower Mound has been appointed Senate co-chair of the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council, which will conduct a review of state laws relating to individual privacy.

From Senator Jane Nelson

November 12, 2019

Texas DPS: Launches Initiative For Federal Firearms Licensees To Verify Validity Of LTC Permits

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has launched a new public webpage and automated telephone line allowing Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) to verify whether an individual’s Texas License to Carry (LTC) permit is valid when he/she attempts to use an LTC as an alternative permit to purchase a firearm. This new tool for FFLs is voluntary but highly encouraged.

From Texas DPS

November 12, 2019

TDP: It's Been 100 Days Since The El Paso Shooting, Texas Republicans Still Refuse To Act On Ending Gun Violence Or White Supremacy

Yesterday, November 11, marked 100 days since the El Paso shooting. On August 3, 2019, tragedy struck in El Paso, as a white supremacist terrorist opened fire in a Walmart killing 22 people and injuring 24 more. Since the El Paso shooting, Republicans have refused to substantively address the gun violence and white supremacy epidemics, in fact, they have even weakened gun safety laws further.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 12, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Texas Breaks Ground On Construction At Rusk State Hospital

Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, along with state and local officials, today broke ground on a $200 million construction project at Rusk State Hospital. HHS is building a new 225,000-square-foot patient complex that will include a 100-bed non-maximum security unit and a 100-bed maximum security unit.

From Texas Health and Human Services Commission

November 12, 2019

TDP: Texas Democrats Launch Second Staff The Movement Academy, Beginning In January

Following the success of the first Staff the Movement Academy, the Texas Democratic Party announced our second Staff the Movement program, which will run January through March 2020. Staff the Movement is the Texas Democratic Party’s three-month academy to give future campaign professionals the skills they need.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 12, 2019

Jeff Leach Campaign: Representative Leach Files For Re-Election To The Texas House Of Representatives

Representative Jeff Leach officially filed paperwork seeking re-election to the Texas House of Representatives to continue his service to the people of District 67, which includes portions of Plano, Allen, Richardson and Dallas in Collin County.

From Jeff Leach Campaign

November 11, 2019

Mark McCaig Campaign: McCaig Exits Race For HD 135, Endorses Justin Ray

Mark McCaig, formerly a Republican candidate for Texas House District 135, today released the following statement regarding his withdrawal from the race: “After much prayer and consideration, I have decided to end my campaign for State Representative. I want to thank all of those who have encouraged and supported me throughout this race, especially my wife Amy. I hope to be able to repay the kindness so many have shown me since I launched my campaign.”

From Mark McCaig Campaign

November 11, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Texas OAG Celebrates Veterans In Special Ceremony Honoring Their Service

Just before today’s celebration of Veterans Day and in the midst of the national recognition and support of veterans through the month of November, military veterans employed with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) were honored during a special ceremony and celebration of their service.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 11, 2019

Judith Zaffirini Campaign: Senator Zaffirini Files For Re-Election In 2020

Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, today filed her candidacy for re-election in 2020 to represent the state's 21st Senatorial District, which includes all or part of 18 counties, namely, Atascosa, Bee, Caldwell, Bexar, Duval, Guadalupe, Hays, Jim Hogg, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Webb, Wilson and Zapata.

From Judith Zaffirini Campaign

November 11, 2019

Jim Murphy Campaign: Murphy Files For Re-Election

State Representative Jim Murphy (R - Houston) filed for reelection to the Texas House today. “We had a tremendously successful legislative session and are building a brighter future for all Texans,” said Murphy.

From Jim Murphy Campaign

November 11, 2019

Jane Nelson Campaign: Nelson Files For Re-Election To Texas Senate

Today, Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) filed to run for re-election to Texas Senate District 12. “I am running for re-election to ensure that the values and priorities of Senate District 12 are strongly represented in Austin,” said Senator Nelson. “As Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, I have authored three balanced budgets that fund the needs of our growing state while still cutting taxes.

From Jane Nelson Campaign

November 11, 2019

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: MALC Chair Responds To Chairman Nevarez's Retirement Announcement

State Representative Rafael Anchía, Chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC), released the following statement: “The people of House District 74 have had an unapologetic and fearless ally on their side since day one with Chairman Nevárez. We thank Chairman Nevárez for his last seven years of public service to our great state.”

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

November 11, 2019

TDP: Statement On Rep. Poncho Nevarez's Retirement

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “State Representative Poncho Nevárez, Chairman of the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, has served the people of Texas with bravery, dedication, and fierce compassion.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 8, 2019

Senator Jose Rodriguez: 16 Senators Ask Governor And BPP To Gant Rodney Reed A Reprieve

Sixteen (16) Senators -- eight Republicans and eight Democrats -- sent the attached letter to the Governor and the Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed.

From Senator Jose Rodriguez

November 8, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz: To America's Veterans: 'We Thank You, And We Salute You'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released a video in advance of Veterans Day, recognizing Texas’ and America’s veterans for their service to our country. “This Veterans Day, Texans and Americans across our great nation will unite to honor and recognize our veterans for the brave and selfless sacrifices they have made for our country.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 8, 2019

Senator Jane Nelson: Texas Woman's University Established Jane Nelson Institute For Women's Leadership

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents authorized a new name for its Institute for Women’s Leadership: The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership. "I am deeply honored to be recognized by TWU and to have my name attached to this leadership institute, which is doing a fantastic job of helping women succeed in business and public service," Senator Nelson said.

From Senator Jane Nelson

November 8, 2019

Texas Freedom Network: Heidi Group Scam Highlights The Dangers Of Playing Politics With Women's Health Care

The state’s order requiring an anti-abortion group to repay $1.5 million to Texas taxpayers highlights yet another lesson in the dangers of playing politics with women’s health care, Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller said today. “This just puts an exclamation point on the appalling decision by anti-abortion lawmakers to play politics with women’s health care,” Miller said.

From Texas Freedom Network

November 8, 2019

Texas DPS: DPS Interdiction For The Protection Of Children Program Trains Record 10,000 People

Last month, the Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program hit a key milestone, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is proud to announce that 10,000 individuals — in Texas, across the nation and around the globe — have been trained through this vital program. IPC equips law enforcement officers with the tools to recognize indicators of missing, exploited, at-risk and endangered children, and as a result, law enforcement officers can more readily identify and rescue children.

From Texas DPS

November 8, 2019

Bud Wymore Campaign: Wynmore Kicks Off Campaign For State Representative

Bud Wymore officially kicked off his campaign for State Representative District 45 at the Salt Lick BBQ on November 6 with about 300 supporters in attendance. Speakers included Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler, 2018 Republican nominee for the position Ken Strange, Hays County Commissioners Mark Jones and Walt Smith, and the National Anthem was led by State Republican Executive Committee Member Carla Sisk.

From Bud Wymore Campaign

November 7, 2019

Representative Eddie Rodriguez: Community Must Have A Voice, Human Dignity Must Be Respected In Temporary Encampment Area

Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced that 5+ acres of state land in House District 51, located near Highway 183 and Montopolis, will be used as a temporary space for people experiencing homelessness to camp and seek care while the state and a coalition of local businesses and allied organizations work to implement permanent solutions.

From Representative Eddie Rodriguez

November 7, 2019

Abhiram Garapati Campaign: Elect Abhiram For US Congress

“When was the last time we built a Golden Gate Bridge or sent a man to the moon?” Abhiram Garapati, Republican candidate for Congress for U.S. House Dis- trict 31, says the United States must dream big, in order to compete in the 21st century and beyond.

From Abhiram Garapati Campaign

November 7, 2019

Jeff Leach Campaign: Representative Leach Receives Endorsement Of Entire Collin County Commissioners Court

Today, Representative Jeff Leach announced campaign endorsements from the entire Collin County Commissioners Court, showing strong support from local elected leaders including County Judge Chris Hill, Commissioner Duncan Webb, Commissioner Cheryl Williams, Commissioner Susan Fletcher and Commissioner Darrell Hale.

From Jeff Leach Campaign

November 7, 2019

Texas Values: Austin ISD Parents: Hand Over Sex Education Documents

Parents with students in Austin ISD teamed up today with Texas Values to request public information from the school district. They are seeking communications regarding the cancellation of Planned Parenthood’s Get Real curriculum in September and the subsequent arrangements to quickly pass new and controversial sex education from abortion provider Alberta Health Services in less than two months.

From Texas Values

November 7, 2019

J.Ross Lacy Campaign: Conservative Small Businessman J.Ross Lacy Announces The Release Of First Campaign Ad

J.Ross Lacy, a conservative Republican, small business owner, Midland City Councilman, and candidate for Texas' 11th Congressional District today announced the release of his first advertisement. The spot, titled 'Won't Apologize' focuses on Lacy's Texas roots and conservative values.

From J.Ross Lacy Campaign

November 7, 2019

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Laredo & Webb County Children Face Poverty, Health Challenges

While Webb County is a bustling international trading center, children are experiencing the brunt of historical and current policies that make economic mobility difficult, according to a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

November 6, 2019

TDP: Down Goes Unpopular, Self-Serving, And Weak Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin -- Is Unpopular, Self-Serving, And Weak Texas Senator John Cornyn Next?

Last night, weak, self-serving, and unpopular Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin lost his re-election to Democrat Andy Beshear. Matt Bevin was mired with low approval ratings and caught with self-serving actions that put himself and his special interest friends over the needs of everyday Kentuckians.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 6, 2019

Ellis County: Becomes 10th Second Amendment Sanctuary County

he Ellis County Commissioners’ Court responds to attacks on citizens’ gun rights with an affirming resolution upholding the Second Amendment. Article 1, Section 23, protects citizens’ “inalienable and individual right to keep and bear arms”. In July of 2019, the Commissioners’ Court decided to remove a lockdown of the Historic Courthouse doors, which had prohibited License to Carry holders from carrying within the building.

From Ellis County

November 6, 2019

Senator Pete Flores: Texans Prohibit Future Income Tax And Protect Texas Parks With Constitutional Amendments Approval

Senator Peter P. Flores issued the following statement on the passage of constitutional amendments Proposition 4 and Proposition 5: "Texans overwhelmingly rejected a future income tax and supported Texas parks on Election Day yesterday," said Sen. Flores. "While still waiting on official results, about 74% of Texans said no to a future income tax, protecting Texans' paychecks by amending the Texas Constitution to explicitly prohibit the imposition of an income tax.

From Senator Pete Flores

November 6, 2019

Texas Municipal League: Long-Time TML Legislative Advocate Announces Departure

The Texas Municipal League announced today that Deputy Executive Director for Legislative Affairs Shanna Igo will be leaving the organization after 31 years to pursue other interests. “It’s just time to move on to something new,” Igo said. “TML provided a wonderful opportunity for over three decades to work with amazing, talented people helping city officials serve the interests of all Texans who live in our cities.”

From Texas Municipal League

November 6, 2019

Progress Texas: Progress Texas-Endorsed Candidate Dr. Eliz Markowitz Heads To Runoff In House District 28

Leading into the 2019 runoff election in Texas House District 28, Progress Texas urges Fort Bend County area voters to support our endorsed candidate, Dr. Eliz Markowitz. “District 28 voters have an opportunity to make Texas one step closer to flipping the Texas House by voting for Democrat Dr. Eliz Markowitz in the runoff,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director at Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

November 6, 2019

Representative Mary Gonzalez: Proposition 2 Passes With Broad Support From Texas Voters

Since 2012, Representative Mary González has been working to bring access to clean water and adequate wastewater infrastructure to her district and other communities across Texas. On Tuesday, Texans voted for the passage of Proposition 2, which allows the Texas Water Development Board to issue bonds on a continuous basis to fund the Economically Distressed Areas Program.

From Representative Mary Gonzalez

November 6, 2019

Texas Farm Bureau: Resolutions Committee Considers Ag Issues

Transportation, cattle fever ticks and mental health topped the list of concerns as the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Resolutions Committee discussed proposed policy resolutions to the state's largest farm organization Nov. 4-5.

From Texas Farm Bureau

November 6, 2019

TDP: Statement On Dr. Eliz Markowitz's First Place Showing In Bellwether Texas House District 28

Tonight, in an off-year emergency special election in Tom Delay's old political base of Fort Bend County, Texas Democrat Dr. Eliz Markowitz is the top vote getter moving into a runoff election to represent House District 28 in the Texas State Legislature.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 6, 2019

TDP: Statement On Houston Mayoral Results

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “Texas Democrats congratulate Mayor Slyvester Turner on his strong performance and advancing to the runoff. Under Mayor Turner’s leadership, the city of Houston has never been stronger.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 6, 2019

Progress Texas: Following Passage Of State Proposition 4, Texas Lawmakers Must Fix Property Tax & School Finance System

With the passage of State Proposition 4 in Texas, Progress Texas urges state lawmakers to find solutions for the state’s broken property tax and school finance system. “Progressives successfully stopped a Republican sales tax in this year’s legislative session and, now that Prop 4 has passed, we’ll be back to stop a regressive sales tax hike again in the future,” said Sam Robles, advocacy director at Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

November 6, 2019

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Texas Voters Want Revenue Options On The Table

Large numbers of people in many regions of Texans voted in this month’s election and voiced the need for more funding options to support our state’s future. Proposition 4, which passed by a closer margin than expected, needlessly bans the Texas Legislature from adopting a state personal income tax.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

November 6, 2019

Common Cause Texas: Ranked Choice Voting: A Voting Reform That Would Eliminate The Need For Mid-December Runoff Elections

As election results are coming in, it appears there will be a number of races across the state in which no candidate will garner 50%+1 of the vote and thus runoff elections will have to be held to determine the winner. The runoff election for these races will likely be held in the weeks right before Christmas.

From Common Cause Texas

November 5, 2019

Representative Mary Gonzalez: Receives "Advocate Of The Year" Award From Lone Star State School Counselor Association

The Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA), a 2,000 member organization that advocates for school counselors and school safety, awarded Representative Mary González the “Advocate of the Year” award on Tuesday for her commitment to improving the public education system in Texas and providing school counselors the support and resources they need to create healthy and safe learning environments for students.

From Representative Mary Gonzalez

November 5, 2019

Jennifer Ramos Campaign: Ramos Announces Bid For Texas House District 119

Jennifer Ramos, former San Antonio Councilwoman and Alamo Community Colleges District Trustee, announced her campaign for Texas State Representative, District 119 in front of a standing room only crowd of more than 100 friends, family, and community activists at El Torero, the longtime Southside-establishment owned by the Ramos family.

From Jennifer Ramos Campaign

November 5, 2019

TDP: Primer: Here's What Texas Democrats Are Working Towards On Election Day

Today, November 5, 2019 is election day for several Texas races, including three emergency special elections in House Districts 28, 100, and 148 and the Houston Mayoral election.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 5, 2019

Texas Public Employees Association: Selects Ann Bishop As Executive Director

The Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA) has named Ann Bishop as its next Executive Director. Bishop will succeed Gary Anderson, who announced his retirement following the conclusion of the legislative session. He will be leaving TPEA at the end of the year after 21 years at the helm of the organization.

From Texas Public Employees Association

November 5, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz: 'Texas Will Never Forget The Soldiers Lost At Fort Hood'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement honoring the memories of the 13 soldiers killed and more than 30 others wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood. “On this day 10 years ago, a maniacal madman viciously murdered 13 and wounded over 30 unarmed U.S. Army soldiers at Fort Hood – attacking the very people who have devoted their lives to defending our country against evil and making the world a safer place.

From Senator Ted Cruz

November 5, 2019

Representative Brooks Landgraf: Don't Miss Your Chance To Testify On Thursday

State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) encourages Odessans to take part in the upcoming hearing of the House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety, set to take place at Odessa College on Thursday.

From Representative Brooks Landgraf

November 5, 2019

Representative Roger Williams: Statement On The 10th Anniversary Of The Fort Hood Massacre

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today released the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the Fort Hood massacre, which injured more than 30 individuals and took the lives of 14 others, including 12 military service members, one civilian and an unborn child: “The act of sheer evil on United States soil 10 years ago today was unthinkable, as 14 innocent lives were taken, including an unborn child.

From Representative Roger Williams

November 5, 2019

Progress Texas: 2019 State Proposition Endorsements

Texas voters have an opportunity to create change in our state today, Nov. 5, through important state propositions, special elections, and local initiatives impacting our largest cities. “Texas voters are creating a habit of voting this Election Day,” said Sam Robles, advocacy director at Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

November 5, 2019

Joe Moody Campaign: Criminal Justice Reform Caucus Calls For Reed Reprieve, Expands

The Texas House of Representatives' new Criminal Justice Reform Caucus took its first official action today in a compelling plea for reprieve in the Rodney Reed case while also doubling its bipartisan membership. Rodney Reed has sat on Texas's death row since his conviction for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, of which he has consistently maintained his innocence.

From Joe Moody Campaign

November 4, 2019

Progress Texas: Gov. Abbott Needs To Offer Financial Support To Tackle The State's Homelessness Problem

As Governor Greg Abbott points the finger at Austin, the entire state he governs is dealing with homelessness. “Not an ounce of budget or policy was devoted to helping people experiencing homelessness by the governor in the latest legislative session,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director of Progress Texas. “The state of Texas needs to offer financial support for this statewide issue, and the city of Austin needs emergency shelters right away.”

From Progress Texas

November 4, 2019

TDP: One Year Out From Election, Texas Democrats Are In Prime Position To Turn Texas Blue

Yesterday, Sunday, November 3rd marked one year from the 2020 election. The Texas Democratic Party remains in prime position to win in 2020. With several polls showing top Democratic contenders beating Donald Trump in Texas, Trump underwater in the state of Texas, John Cornyn with an abysmal 35% approval rating, and Texas Democrats with a clear path to victory, the Texas Democratic Party is ready to win up and down the ballot in 2020.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 4, 2019

Representative Steve Toth: SH 242 Gets Much Needed Relief As Commissioner Charlie Riley And State Rep. Steve Toth Bring TxDOT To The Table

Monday morning, County Commissioner Charlie Riley (R-Magnolia) and State Representative Steve Toth (R-Conroe) announced improvements to traffic flow on State Highway 242. The elected officials detailed plans to add turn lanes at the intersection with Gosling Rd., protect the turn onto the southbound I-45 feeder and extend the third lane on the northbound I-45 access road all the way from Tamina Rd. to SH 242.

From Representative Steve Toth

November 4, 2019

Rish Oberoi Campaign: Texas Lieutenant Governor Nominee Mike Collier Endorses Rish Oberoi For State Representative In House District 26

On Monday morning, the 2018 Democratic Lt. Governor nominee, Mike Collier, endorsed Rish Oberoi for State Representative in the house district 26 race. Collier stood for a video endorsement seen on Oberoi’s social media accounts. "I’ve known Rish for a long time. He’s an intelligent man. He’s a good, honest man and pro-public education,” said Collier, “We’ve got to flip the house, and Rish can do it!”

From Rish Oberoi Campaign

November 4, 2019

Harris County Republican Party: Response To County Clerk Diane Trautman's Statement On The Delay In Reporting Of Election-Day Results

Harris County Republican Party Chairman Paul Simpson released the following statement today regarding Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman's announcement that unofficial election-day voting results may be delayed until approximately 2:00 a.m.:

From Harris County Republican Party

November 4, 2019

TDP: Statement On Beto O'Rourke's Decision To Exit Presidential Race

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “Beto O’Rourke is a fighter, advocate, and leader. In the wake of the El Paso shootings, he made the entire country proud as he focused his campaign on ending gun violence and the rise of white supremacy. We thank him for his service and leadership. He made Texas proud.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 1, 2019

TDP: DNC, DSCC, DCCC, And TDP File Lawsuit On Ballot Order In Texas

Today, the Texas Democratic Party, DNC, DSCC, and DCCC filed a lawsuit to challenge a Texas law that provides Republican candidates with an arbitrary and unconstitutional advantage in their placement on general election ballots by mandating that candidates who belong to the same party as the governor are listed first on the ballot.

From Texas Democratic Party

November 1, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Leads 16 States In Supreme Court Amicus Brief Defending Religious Freedom

Attorney General Ken Paxton today led 16 states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting the Little Sisters of the Poor’s right to an exemption from the Obama-era U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate, which required employers to offer insurance coverage for contraceptives.

From Office of the Attorney General

November 1, 2019

Senator John Cornyn: Statement On The Nomination Of Dr. Stephen Hahn To Be FDA Commissioner

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after President Trump announced he will nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn, chief medical executive at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration: “Dr. Hahn is a skilled physician and dedicated researcher with a keen understanding of medicine and hospital management,” said Sen. Cornyn.

From Senator John Cornyn

November 1, 2019

Ro'Vin Garrett Campaign: Garrett Announces Run For State Representative, District 25

Brazoria County Tax Assessor Collector, Ro’Vin Garrett, will seek the Republican nomination for State Representative for House District 25, the seat for which Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen is not seeking re-election. Freddie Brown will serve as Campaign Treasurer.

From Ro'Vin Garrett Campaign

November 1, 2019

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Continued Mismanagement By HISD Board Requires State Takeover To Correct Per TEA Report

A recently released report from an investigation by the Texas Education Agency has called for a State takeover of the Houston Independent School District. This report highlights a wide range of ongoing issues, including flagrant violations of the Open Meetings Act, HISD Trustees intentionally misleading TEA investigators, and ongoing procurement problems as major reasons for the State to step in.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt

October 31, 2019

Senator Jane Nelson: Senate Finance Committee Receives Interim Charges

The Senate Finance Committee, chaired by State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has received its interim assignments – a list of items to be analyzed over the months ahead with recommendations issued in a report to the next Legislature. “These interim charges will allow us to closely examine funding in several important areas, including teacher pay, natural disasters, research and health care -- ensuring that we are making prudent use of taxpayer dollars and achieving our desired outcomes," Senator Nelson said.

From Senator Jane Nelson

October 31, 2019

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Republican Collins Releases Policy Plan To Improve Our Health Care System And Provide Quality Care For Everyone

While Democrats concentrate on impeaching President Trump, and Congress continues to do nothing for the American people except bicker and insult each other, Republican Genevieve Collins resumes rolling out sensible, empathetic, and reasonable policy plans to better the lives of North Texans.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

October 31, 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 31, 2019

Pritesh Gandhi Campaign: Once Again, Rep. McCaul (TX-10) Fails Test Of Leadership And Values

Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, candidate for Congress in Texas’ 10th District, released the following statement in response to today’s vote on House rules for the impeachment inquiry. “Last month, I called on Congressman McCaul to honor his leadership role as Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Committee by fulfilling his obligation to put country before Party — to make sure it’s clear that no one is above the law.

From Pritesh Gandhi Campaign

October 31, 2019

Representative Gene Wu: Calls On Department Of Family And Protective Services To Ensure CPS Investigations Are Not Politically Motivated

On Wednesday, Representative Gene Wu (D-Houston) sent a letter to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Acting Commissioner Trevor Woodruff asking for clarification on the status of a highly publicized case in which the Texas Attorney General's Office and Governor Abbott requested DFPS open an investigation into a 7-year-old child's mother who supports the child's non-medical gender transition.

From Representative Gene Wu

October 31, 2019

TDP: DSSC, DCC & TDP File Lawsuit To Overturn Ban On "Mobile" Early Voting That Helped Turnout Surge In 2018

The Texas Democratic Party, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee filed a lawsuit to overturn a ban on “mobile” early voting sites that serve Texans living near colleges and universities, and those without reliable access to transportation.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 31, 2019

TDP: Corrupt Texas Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick Lets State Budget Agency Fall Apart For Purely Political Reasons

Yesterday, the Texas Tribune reported that Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is intentionally sabotaging the state’s Legislative Budget Board, responsible for the analysis on what the state bases its budget decisions on. Patrick has been holding up key decisions within the agency and refusing to hire an executive director purely for political reasons.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 30, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz: 'I Am Grateful For Master Sergeant Williams' Selfless Service To Our Nation'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement after attending the White House Medal of Honor ceremony to recognize the bravery and service of Texas native U.S. Army Master Sergeant (MSG) Matthew O. Williams: “Master Sergeant Williams is a Texan and American patriot. Under immense enemy fire, he risked his life to protect his troops from being overrun and saved numerous lives, including those of four wounded soldiers.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 30, 2019

Texas Education Agency: On Nation's 2019 Report Card, Texas 4th Graders Improve In Math And Reading

Texas 4th graders taking the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics improved from two years ago, outpacing the national average yet again. Statewide performance in 4th grade reading was also up slightly. For 8th grade students, mathematics scores declined slightly, dropping below the national average for the first time since 2003. 8th grade reading scores showed the largest decline, mirroring a large decline across the nation.

From Texas Education Agency

October 30, 2019

Senator John Cornyn: To Join White House Medal Of Honor Ceremony For Soldier From Boerne, Texas

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement thanking fellow Texan Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams of Boerne, Texas for his service and bravery in advance of attending MSG Williams’ Medal of Honor Ceremony at the White House this evening: “Later today I’ll go to the White House where the President will present Master Sergeant Williams of Boerne, Texas with the Medal of Honor,” said Sen. Cornyn.

From Senator John Cornyn

October 30, 2019

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Releases 2019 Interim Charges To The Texas Senate

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked committees of the Texas Senate to study 116 charges during the interim before the 2021 legislative session. These charges include 7 that were issued to the Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety in September. Lt. Gov. Patrick made the following statement upon issuing the interim charges:

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

October 30, 2019

Texas Farm Bureau: Announces 2019 Excellence In Agriculture Finalists

A passion for agriculture and the desire to excel has earned three agricultural professionals recognition in the 2019 Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Excellence in Agriculture (EIA) competition.

From Texas Farm Bureau

October 30, 2019

Wendy Davis Campaign: Davis Responds To Chip Roy's Latest Temper Tantrum

Today, Wendy Davis, candidate to represent Texas’ 21st congressional district, issued the following statement after Congressman Chip Roy walked out of a Veterans Affairs committee hearing on a crucial piece of legislation benefiting women veterans: “Here we go again with another one of Congressman Chip Roy’s famous temper tantrums.

From Wendy Davis Campaign

October 30, 2019

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

"Some of the policy areas we're studying in these interim charges may influence the prevalence of gun violence in our state in various ways. However, I hope that as a committee, we can take a serious look at the more fundamental issue of gun violence, especially regarding the easy and ready access to firearms that is prevalent in our state today," said Rodríguez.

From Senator Jose Rodriguez

October 29, 2019

Progress Texas: Progressives Building Power Ahead Of 2020

This week, Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza highlights progressives’ ability to win in 2020 in the Austin Chronicle. “We're the fastest-growing state in America, and the Texas GOP is the slowest growing party in America, and you can't explain that away,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director at Progress Texas in the Austin Chronicle. “They're growing by inches and we're growing by feet.”

From Progress Texas

October 29, 2019

Representative Matt Krause: Statement On NCAA's Athlete Compensation Policy Change

Earlier today the NCAA announced their Board of Governors voted unanimously to allow collegiate athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image, and likeness. "I am glad to see the NCAA change their policy regarding student athlete compensation," Representative Matt Krause stated.

From Representative Matt Krause

October 29, 2019

Genevieve Collins Campaign: Maggie's List Endorses Genevieve Collins

Genevieve Collins’ Campaign for Congressional District 32 is proud to announce the endorsement of Maggie’s List, an organization dedicated to electing fiscally conservative women to federal and statewide executive office.

From Genevieve Collins Campaign

October 29, 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

October 29, 2019

Texas Freedom Network: Austin Sex Education Curriculum Will Help All Students, Regardless Of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

The Austin Independent School District’s new comprehensive and inclusive sex education curriculum, approved by a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees Monday night, is an important step forward in Texas and will help address the needs of all students in the classroom, Texas Freedom Network Political Director Carisa Lopez said today.

From Texas Freedom Network

October 29, 2019

TDP: Ahead of Texas Military Base Visit, Trump And Pence Want To Sell Out Texas Military Families, Divert $38.5 Million From Military Funds To Build A Stupid Border Wall

Today, making yet another visit to the biggest battleground state, Vice President Mike Pence stopped at Fort Hood to observe military training before jetting off to yet another campaign fundraiser. A little over a month ago, the Trump/Pence Administration tried to divert $38.5 million in Texas military projects to fund their unpopular border wall.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 29, 2019

George Hindman Campaign: Pflugerville Rocket Scientist And Entrepreneur George Hindman Launches CD 17 Race

n announcing his campaign Hindman said, “as a committed Conservative Republican who wants our nation on the right path, I can’t watch from the sidelines while our liberties and values are under attack. It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to fix our national problems.

From George Hindman Campaign

October 29, 2019

Senator Peter Flores: First Senate Redistricting Committee Hearing Today

Senator Peter P. Flores will participate in the first Texas Senate Select Committee on Redistricting today at 9:00 a.m. at the Texas Capitol. The Committee will hear invited testimony from Texas Legislative Council, Texas Attorney General, U.S. Census Bureau, and various redistricting and demography focused groups.

From Senator Peter Flores

October 29, 2019

Texas Values: Austin ISD Adopts Radical Sex Education, Opens Government Up To Legal Attacks

After the overwhelming majority of local residents testified against Austin ISD’s new radical sex education curriculum, the elected Austin ISD school board voted to formally adopt a radical, hypersexualized and potentially illegal sex education curriculum that was imported, in part, from Canada. 126 people had signed up to testify and testimony lasted until after midnight.

From Texas Values

October 29, 2019

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Appointed To The Texas Commission On Judicial Selection By Lieutenant Governor Patrick

Today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa to the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection to conduct an interim study on how the state should select its judges in the future. The 15-member Commission will review the method by which appellate court judges and trial court judges having county-wide jurisdiction are selected for office in Texas.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

October 28, 2019

TDP: New Op'Ed by TDP Executive Director Manny Garcia Calls Out John Cornyn For NRA-Approved Gun Legislation Plan

Yesterday, Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia penned a new op’ed in the El Paso Times calling for legislation to end gun violence and calling out John Cornyn for his new plan that doesn’t include expanding background checks, red flag laws, or reducing weapons of war on our streets. The op’ed comes after yet another mass shooting in Texas, the third in less than 90 days.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 28, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Names New Leader For Procurement And Contracting

Texas Health and Human Services has named Katherine “Kay” Molina its deputy executive commissioner for procurement and contracting services, effective Oct. 24. In her role, Molina will oversee all aspects of procurement and contracting for HHS, which relies on vendors and grantees to deliver quality care and services to Texans.

From Texas Health and Human Services Commission

October 28, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Joins Multistate Effort To Preserve State Sovereignty

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined six other States, led by Ohio, in supporting the federal government’s decision to deny California the authority to set greenhouse-gas and zero-emissions-vehicles standards that effectively apply nationwide. The Clean Air Act generally prohibits States and political subdivisions from enforcing “any standard relating to the control of emissions from new motor vehicles.”

From Office of the Attorney General

October 25, 2019

Representative Brooks Landgraf: Announces Odessa Meeting For Mass-Violence Prevention Panel

State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) encourages Odessans to take part in the upcoming hearing of the House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety, set to take place in Odessa on November 7, 2019.

From Representative Brooks Landgraf

October 25, 2019

Texas Values: VICTORY: Forced Gender Transition Stopped, Dad Wins

According to sources and reports from the courthouse, Jeff Younger will be allowed to have a voice in his son’s medical procedures, effectively stopping any gender transition. Jeff Younger has been very clear about his desire to call his son by his legal name, James, and raise him as a boy. Today’s decision should allow him to do that.

From Texas Values

October 25, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Children Must Be Protected From Unnecessary And Abusive Medical Treatments

The Office of the Attorney General today sent a referral to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), requesting the agency investigate possible child abuse against seven-year-old James Younger, whose mother has proposed chemically and surgically altering his biological sex based on her belief that he may identify as a girl.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 25, 2019

Representative Roland Gutierrez: Urges All House And Senate Members To Legalize Cannabis In Texas

Today, Representative Roland Gutierrez sent a letter to all house and senate colleagues to urge them in supporting The REAL Cannabis Legalization Act in Texas. The proposed legislation would help the state continue to fund items passed last session, like school finance reform and property tax relief.

From Representative Roland Gutierrez

October 25, 2019

Insurance Council of Texas: Dallas Records Costliest Tornado Loss In Texas History

After the National Weather Service confirmed that a total of nine tornadoes touched down in and around Dallas County, ICT has estimated insured damages at $2 billion dollars. Preliminary projected estimates include over 30,000 auto and home claims. Commercial and business claims projections are still coming in at this time and the financial impact may likely rise.

From Insurance Council of Texas

October 25, 2019

Josh Winegarner Campaign: Republican Agriculture Leader Josh Winegarner Launches Bid For Congress

Conservative Republican Josh Winegarner today launched his campaign for Texas Congressional District 13. The district consists of 41 counties in the Panhandle, Texoma, and North Texas, stretching from Texline to Gainesville and including Amarillo and Wichita Falls. Congressman Mac Thornberry recently announced he is not running for re-election. The Congressional district is the most Republican in the country by vote share.

From Josh Winegarner Campaign

October 25, 2019

TDP: Republican Senator John Cornyn Goes Along With Ethnic Cleansing Of Kurdish People By Supporting Withdrawing Troops From Syria

According to the Dallas Morning News, in disgusting comments, John Cornyn voiced his support to withdraw US troops from Syria due to Turkey’s intent to ethnically cleanse the Kurds.The Kurdish people have been longtime allies of the United States in the war against ISIS and sacrificed more than 10,000 fighters in seven years of war.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 25, 2019

Senator Jane Nelson: Recognized By MD Anderson

Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was recognized at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors Annual Meeting for advancing MD Anderson's mission through her legislative achievements this session. “We are proud to honor Senator Nelson for her important work advocating for cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and research in Texas,” said Peter WT Pisters, M.D., president of MD Anderson.

From Senator Jane Nelson

October 25, 2019

TDP: Did Disgraced Republican Speaker Bonnen And Republican Brazoria County DA Jeri Yenne Arrange A Deal So Bonnen Would Step Down?

Speaker Dennis Bonnen will not be prosecuted in his corruption scandal. Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne claims there is not “sufficient evidence” for criminal prosecution of the Republican Speaker for Bribery or Solicitation of a Gift by a Public Servant. [Brazoria County, Oct 24, 2019]

From Texas Democratic Party

October 25, 2019

Texas Values: Austin ISD Invites Drag Queen Prostitute To Elementary School, Sign Of Things To Come

In a sign of things to come if Austin ISD approves their proposed hypersexualized sex education curriculum, Blackshear Fine Arts Academy an elementary school in Austin ISD, recently hosted a drag queen at the school’s library who has previously been convicted of prostitution charges.

From Texas Values

October 23, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Announces New Financial Services Chief

Elizabeth Prado has been named to lead the Texas Health and Human Services Financial Services Division, effective Nov 6. As the deputy executive commissioner for the agency’s Financial Services Division, Prado will oversee the financial management of the HHS system, including accounting, budget, forecasting, federal funds, actuarial analysis, rate analysis and fiscal policy.

From Texas Health and Human Services Commission

October 23, 2019

Progress Texas: Texans Should Vote Against State Proposition 4

Progress Texas releases the following statement against State Proposition 4, as part of their 2019 statewide ballot guide. “Texas voters, don’t get fooled. Prop 4 is a Republican attempt to justify a sales tax hike in future legislative sessions, negatively impacting working Texans,” said Ed Espinoza, executive director at Progress Texas.

From Progress Texas

October 22, 2019

TDP: Texas Trump Republicans Like John Cornyn Refuse To Stand Up To Trump, This Time On Trump's Comments That Texas "Made A Fortune" Off Of Hurricane Harvey

During his visit to Texas last week, Donald Trump claimed that Texas “made a fortune” off of the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey killed more than 100 people and causing more than $125 billion in damages. Yet Trump Republicans, like John Cornyn and Greg Abbott, continue to cower to Trump as he mocks the brave first responders who answered the call for help, Texans whose homes were destroyed, and those who lost their lives.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 22, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Joins Bi-Partisan Coalition Of Attorneys General Raising Concerns About Illegal Online Alcohol Sales

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a bipartisan coalition of 47 state and territory Attorneys General, led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Maine Attorney General Aaron M. Frey, in calling on Facebook, Craigslist, and eBay to take proactive measures against alcohol sales on their platforms, which frequently violate state laws.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 22, 2019

Representative Cecil Bell Jr.: Statement On Speaker Bonnen Not Seeking Re-Election

“This past week, it has been made clear that the trust between House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and my fellow Texans has been broken and is beyond repair. Speaker Bonnen’s announcement that he is not seeking re-election is the catalyst to restore that trust and open up new opportunities that will benefit the people I am elected to serve. God Bless Texas!”

From Representative Cecil Bell Jr

October 22, 2019

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Files Statement Opposing Unjust, Blanket Bail System In Houston

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton yesterday filed a statement with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, opposing a consent decree the parties plan to enter in O’Donnell v. Harris County, a lawsuit challenging the Harris County bail system. With no input from the Supreme Court of Texas or the Texas Legislature, the proposed consent decree would eliminate the ability of judges in Harris County to make case-by-case determinations regarding the proper bail for most criminal defendants, raising serious federalism and separation-of-powers concerns.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 22, 2019

Dan Patrick Campaign: Patrick Statement On Dennis Bonnen Announcement He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the announcement this morning that Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen will not seek re-election: “Weeks ago, I called for the release of the now infamous tape so that every member of the House could hear it and make their own a decision.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 22, 2019

Texas House Democratic Caucus: Statement On Speaker Bonnen's Announcement To Not Seek Re-Election

Texas House Democratic Caucus officers, Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie), First Vice-Chair Celia Israel (D-Austin), Second Vice-Chair Toni Rose (D-Dallas), and Treasurer Oscar Longoria (D-Mission), released the following statement regarding Speaker Bonnen’s announcement that he will no longer seek re-election in the 2020 election cycle: “Speaker Bonnen has made the right decision, as it has become increasingly clear that he no longer has the support to serve as Speaker again.

From Texas House Democratic Caucus

October 22, 2019

Senator Jane Nelson: Receives Award From Texas Council On Family Violence

Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has received the Legislative Champion Award from the Texas Council on Family Violence. The award was presented to Senator Nelson in recognition of her dedication to survivors of violence which led to greater investments in ensuring their safety.

From Senator Jane Nelson

October 22, 2019

Texas Signal and Annie's List: To Moderate 2020 U.S. Senate Democratic Forum

Texas Signal, a statewide progressive news outlet, is hosting a forum of the 2020 Democratic candidates running for U.S. Senate in Texas. Confirmed candidates include MJ Hegar, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, Amanda Edwards, Chris Bell, Sema Hernandez, and Royce West. The event is Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Houston.

From Texas Signal

October 22, 2019

TDP: After Today's Victory For Texas, TDP To Dismiss Lawsuit Texas Democratic Party v. Sullivan

After transparency and accountability was partially restored following Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen decision to not seek re-election, the Texas Democratic Party announced today that it had accomplished what it set out to do and is dismissing its lawsuit “Texas Democratic Party v. Sullivan” from the Travis County District Court.

From Texas Democratic Party

October 22, 2019

TDP: Statement On Speaker Dennis Bonnen Not Seeking Re-Election To The Texas House Of Representatives

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: “This is a victory for transparency and accountability. Texans are tired of politicians, like Republican Speaker Bonnen, who use backroom deals, cover-ups and outright lies to pursue power over everything. Now more than ever, it is clear that only the election of Texas Democrats will return of ethics and good governance to our great state.”

From Texas Democratic Party

October 22, 2019

Representative Hugh D. Shine: Speaks Out On Texas House Leadership Crisis

Recently, there have been many denials, deflections and misleading statements from the leader of the Texas House of Representatives, Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen, and Chairman Dustin Burrows, in regard to their meeting with Empower Texan’s Michael Quinn Sullivan and the revelations of that meeting. I have refrained from emotional responses, allowing this saga to unfold, and resisted impulses to make public statements which could distract from the allegations.

From Representative Hugh D. Shine

October 22, 2019

Speaker Dennis Bonnen: Statement

Speaker Dennis Bonnen has released the following statement: "Since Friday, I have had numerous conversations with Members who care deeply about the Texas House, and I respect the manner in which they have handled this entire situation. After much prayer, consultation, and thoughtful consideration with my family, it is clear that I can no longer seek re-election as State Representative of District 25, and subsequently, as Speaker of the House.

From Speaker Dennis Bonnen

October 22, 2019

Four Price Campaign: Joint Statement From Representatives Frullo, Huberty, Larson, Paddie & Price

As long-serving members of the Texas House, we informed Speaker Bonnen earlier today that we no longer support him as our Speaker. Last week, we had the opportunity to listen to the secretly recorded meeting between Speaker Bonnen, Representative Burrows and Michael Quinn Sullivan that took place on June 12, 2019.

From Four Price Campaign

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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 14, 2019

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

From Four Price Campaign

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

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 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 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 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

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

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