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TxHDC, MALC, TxLBC and LSG Issue Joint Statement on Brennan Center Study on Discriminatory Effects of Senate Bill 1

(TEXAS) – Today, the Houston Chronicle released an article highlighting a recent analysis from the Brennan Center for Justice that found voters of color were 50% more likely to have their mail ballots rejected under Texas’s 2021 anti-voter bill — a high percentage of the almost 25,000 ballots rejected during this year’s primary.  Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris

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HDC Chair Chris Turner Responds to Texas Court Upholding Ruling that AG Paxton Cannot Prosecute Criminal Cases Without DA Approval

(TEXAS) – This morning, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied a request from Attorney General Ken Paxton to reverse an earlier ruling that stated the Attorney General does not have the power to “initiate criminal proceedings — even in cases involving alleged violations of the election code.” Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner

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HDC Chair Chris Turner Responds to AG Paxton’s Legal Interference in Case over Classified Documents Found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

((TEXAS) – This morning, the Office of the Attorney General filed an amicus brief in the 11th Circuit in support of Donald Trump in the ongoing case over classified documents found in the former president’s Florida residence. Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner issued the following statement in response: “Just this morning, our disgraced

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ICYMI: Texas House Democrats Attend “Raise the Age” Rally

In case you missed it, on Saturday, August 27th, members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus attended the “Raise the Age” rally at the Texas Capitol hosted by March for Our Lives. During the event, participants demanded Gov. Abbott immediately call a special session of the legislature to pass much-needed gun safety legislation, including raising

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In Case You Missed It: Texas House Democrats Sign Climate Caucus Letter to Railroad Commission With Feedback on Proposed Oil & Gas Weatherization Rule

(TEXAS) –  In case you missed it, earlier this week the Texas House Caucus on Climate, Environment, and the Energy Industry sent a letter to the Texas Railroad Commission with feedback on the Commission’s proposed rule for weatherizing oil and gas facilities based on last session’s Senate Bill 3. The letter points out a loophole in the proposed

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HDC Chair Chris Turner Statement on Gov. Abbott’s ERCOT Meddling

(TEXAS) – Today, the Texas Tribune published an article detailing Gov. Abbott’s unprecedented interference with the operation of Texas’ electric grid, including controlling the information that ERCOT shares with the public and who will become its next CEO. Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following statement in response: “When it

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Texas HDC Presented with Lyndon B. Johnson Lifetime Service Award at Texas Democratic Party State Convention

(Dallas, TEXAS) – Today, the Texas Democratic Party presented the Texas House Democratic Caucus with the Lyndon B. Johnson Lifetime Service Award for Members’ efforts to protect the freedom to vote during the 2021 Quorum Break. TDP Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa and Luci Baines Johnson presented the award to the Caucus on the second night of

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Chair Chris Turner Responds to Near Doubling of Estimated Surplus for 2023 Fiscal Year

(TEXAS) – Thursday, July 14th, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar revised the state’s Certification Revenue Estimate, announcing an additional $13.75 billion in General Revenue-related funds. Texas is now projected to end the 2023 fiscal year with a balance of $26.95 billion. This is in addition to a projected $13.66 billion balance in the state’s Economic Stabilization

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Chair Chris Turner Responds to AG Paxton Filing Lawsuit to Block Lifesaving Care for Pregnant Mothers

(TEXAS) – Today, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over its enforcement of the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, which was originally signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following statement in response: “Our indicted attorney

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