Fighting Against the Sanctuary City Bill

The so-called "sanctuary city" bill before the Texas House this week is a major threat to the safety and security of Texas families. But Governor Greg Abbott, serving as a right-hand man to President Donald Trump, has made the bill an emergency item -- and…

The Importance of the Sandra Bland Act

It is not every day that a Texas House member proposes a bill that is not just a piece of legislation, but is also a powerful statement of our values that charts a clear course for making our state better for all Texans. That was the case…

Update on Cuts to Acute Therapy Services

As the Texas Legislature crafts the state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019, no version of the House or Senate budget has yet to include a full reversal of the Medicaid rate cuts for acute therapy services from 2015. Unless the cuts are fully reversed, tens…

Redistricting and TrumpCare Updates

For the last few weeks, we've been following the developments in federal court over the Texas redistricting case, as well as Congress' attempts to pass TrumpCare legislation. Here's a brief update on the two stories: Redistricting: Plaintiffs Seek Injunction for 2018 Election Earlier this month, a three-judge…

Budget Preview: What We Can Expect

The House Appropriations Committee is continuing its work on the budget for the 2018-19 biennium. Additionally, the supplemental appropriations bill, House Bill 2, has been filed -- that is the bill that fills the gap for underfunded programs in our current two-year budget cycle. (more…)