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Chair Turner Responds to Governor’s State of the State Address

(TEXAS) – Today, Gov. Greg Abbott gave his biennial State of the State address, outlining his goals for the 87th Legislative Session.

Texas HDC Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) released the following statement in response:

“The governor’s speech was notable only for what he did not say: no mention of increasing health care access to millions of uninsured Texans, no mention of policing and criminal justice reform, no mention of gun violence in the wake of El Paso and Odessa and no relief from the STAAR test. 

“Texas House Democrats are fighting to tackle these issues and to help our state recover from COVID-19. We look forward to working with any legislators — Republican or Democrat — who will prioritize people over politics and provide real solutions for all Texans.”


The Texas House Democratic Caucus, which is composed of all Democrats in the Texas House, serves as the group’s membership services and logistical arm, and works to support House Democrats with communications, policy, and legal resources. Chaired by Rep. Chris Turner (D – Grand Prairie), the Caucus is focused on fighting for real solutions for all Texans.

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