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CHAIRMAN’S MEMO: Texas Republicans’ State House Plan

Friends, Around 3:30 AM Wednesday, after a 16-hour debate, Texas Republicans pushed through their state House redistricting map on a vote of 83-63. Redistricting is a complex process that requires careful attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of the law. That is not what we saw from Texas Republicans, who abused the legislative process at every …

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How to Testify in the Texas House Redistricting Committee

On Monday, October 4, 2021, the Texas House Redistricting Committee will convene for a hearing on the initial proposed Texas House map. Click here to view the official hearing notice. Members of the public are invited and welcome to testify in hearings of the Texas House Redistricting Committee to advocate for their communities, and give …

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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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