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Turner: With tyrannical veto of legislative branch, Abbott is out of control

(TEXAS) – Today, Governor Greg Abbott followed through on his threat to veto Article X of the state budget, which includes funding for the legislative branch. The following is a statement from HDC Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) on the veto: “Texas has a governor, not a dictator or emperor.  The tyrannical veto of the legislative …

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Speaker Pro Tem Joe Moody Responds to Signing of Anti-Gun Safety Legislation

(TEXAS) – Today, Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference to sign several pieces of anti-gun safety legislation into law, including the permitless carry bill that would remove any licensing requirements for carrying a handgun. Speaker Pro Tem Joe Moody (D-El Paso) released the following statement in response on behalf of the Texas House Democratic …

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Supreme Court Strikes Down AG Paxton’s Challenge to ACA

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 opinion. Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) released the following statement on behalf of the Texas House Democratic Caucus: “Once again the ACA has stood up to a Republican legal challenge. It is …

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Dean Senfronia Thompson on Texas Democratic State Delegation Meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris

(TEXAS) – Today, a group of Democratic state representatives and senators met with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss the ongoing fight against discriminatory voter suppression legislation in Texas, and to urge federal action on H.R. 1 and other important voting rights measures. Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston), the dean of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, …

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Texas Democrats to Meet with Vice President Harris to Discuss Ongoing Fight to Protect Voting Rights

(TEXAS) – Today, the White House announced a group of ten Democratic state representatives and senators would be travelling to Washington, D.C. next Wednesday for a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss the ongoing fight to protect voting rights. Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner and Texas Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Carol …

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Energy Crisis Response Legislation Falls Short of Reforms Texans Need

(TEXAS) – Today, Governor Greg Abbott will sign Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 3 into law, which together were the Texas Legislature’s priority legislation during the 87th Session to respond to February’s winter storm disaster. The two bills passed with bipartisan support and provide some needed changes to the weatherization and oversight of our …

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House Democrats Create Grant Program to Improve Electric Grid in Response to Catastrophic Blackouts

(AUSTIN, Texas) – Today, the Texas House passed House Bill 2275 by Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) on Third Reading. The legislation would authorize matching grants to cover costs for projects that weatherize and improve reliability at facilities directly connected to the everyday health and wellbeing of Texans — including electric, water, wastewater, hospitals, nursing and …

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Texas Lawmakers Address Voter Suppression Bills Threatening Voting Rights Ahead of Debate on House Floor

Joint statement with the Texas Democratic Party. AUSTIN, Texas — Before the end of the state’s legislative session, Texas Republicans are rushing to pass legislation that threatens the rights of voters across the state. House Bill 6 (HB 6) is expected to be heard and voted on in the state House Thursday. Thursday morning, Congressman Joaquín …

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Texas House Democrats Vote to Defend Pre-Existing Condition Protections

(Austin, TEXAS) – Today, Texas House Democrats stood up for Texans by opposing legislation that would create new health plans that allow for discrimination against Texans based on pre-existing conditions. Before opposing HB 3924 and HB 3752, House Democrats offered amendments to ensure these new coverage options don’t leave patients stranded when they need coverage …

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