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Texas HDC Chair Turner Statement on Abbott Press Conference

(TEXAS) – Today, Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference to discuss his administration’s latest changes to the COVID-19 protocols in Texas. 

Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) said the following in response: 

“Gov. Abbott’s press conference today was notable for what he didn’t say. There was no mention of a contact tracing program, no mention of improving the state’s unreliable data and no mention of expanding Medicaid to increase access to health care for the millions of Texans who are uninsured.”


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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