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Chairman’s Memo: Texas Republicans’ Census Failures Come at a High Cost (April 27, 2021)

Friends,  Yesterday, the United States Census Bureau released the new apportionment numbers that determine each state’s number of Congressional seats and Electoral College votes. Due to our state’s rapid growth, Texas was expected to pick up three to four new seats in Congress. However, when the final counts were announced, we only received two. Throughout the …

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Chairman’s Memo: A Big Week in the Texas House (April 23, 2021)

Friends,  The past week has been a busy one in the Texas House.  Yesterday, Representatives debated the state budget on the House Floor. The most important vote of the night was on Chair Garnet Coleman’s amendment that instructed the state to seek a federal waiver to draw down the billions of dollars available to reduce the skyrocketing …

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House Dems Fight Back Against Dangerous Permitless Carry Bill

On April 15, the Texas House debated House Bill 1927 — the Republican’s permitless carry legislation that would render licensing and training requirements for firearm ownership obsolete.  Democratic Representatives, led by Members of the El Paso delegation, fought hard against the bill and to add common-sense amendments to the legislation that would keep Texans safe. …

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