HDC’s Special Committee on Clean Air, Clean Water & Climate Change Introduces “Texas Climate Plan”

On October 13, Representatives from the House Democratic Caucus' Special Committee on Clean Air, Clean Water and Climate Change hosted a live discussion on Facebook to introduce the "Texas Climate Plan. The Texas Climate Plan includes targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, disaster resilience strategies,a…

House Democratic Caucus Members Introduce “Affordable Health Care for Every Texan” Plan

Yesterday, Members of the House Democratic Caucus hosted press conferences across Texas in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio to introduce the "Affordable Health Care for Every Texan" plan. The plan is built on expanding Medicaid, ensuring year-round health…

The Work Continues: Criminal Justice Reform

This past summer, the House Democratic Caucus assembled several work groups to address key issues and establish legislative priorities for 2021. The Criminal Justice Work Group was comprised of Representatives Alma Allen (D-Houston), Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth), Alex Dominguez (D-Brownsville), Harold Dutton…

Texas HDC in 2021: #TheWorkContinues

This fall, the Texas House Democratic Caucus is excited to launch a month-long communications campaign in anticipation of the 2021 Legislative Session. As we look forward to next year, we are redoubling our efforts to continue fighting for real solutions for all Texans. Next year,…

Texas HDC Virtual Retreat Left Dems Organized, Prepared for 87th Session

This week, the Texas House Democratic Caucus hosted a three-day virtual retreat to brainstorm policy, organize priorities and fundraise in preparation for the upcoming 87th Legislative Session. The retreat kicked off Tuesday morning with the Caucus' Special Committees (which cover tax loopholes and the environment)…

Texas needs real solutions to solve major COVID problems.

Ever since COVID-19 hit Texas in March, our caucus has repeatedly called for data-driven policies informed by medical experts, and for a prioritization of the safety of all Texans over politics. By contrast, Governor Abbott and Texas Republicans have chosen an entirely different path —…

Texas Legislative Black Caucus Introduces the George Floyd Act

Today, the Texas Legislative Black Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives held a virtual press conference to announce their plans to file the George Floyd Act during the upcoming 87th Legislative Session. The act is a comprehensive piece of criminal justice legislation named in…

Ken Paxton must protect Texas from Trump Administration in face of new Census reapportionment plan

Last week, the Trump Administration announced its intention to exclude undocumented immigrants from the population counts used to reapportion and create Congressional districts. It is the latest unconstitutional effort from a president who has made it his mission to prioritize party over people, politics over…