Capitol Comments December 5, 2017

December 5, 2017

We have had much to be thankful for over the past month as we take stock of all that 2017 has brought. At the Capitol, the House Republican Caucus has approved rule changes on how the next Speaker will be elected. I am also thankful for the resilience of our state as we have weathered Hurricane Harvey and the worst mass shooting in Texas history. Lisa and I continue to pray for those victimized by these events.

Capitol Comments November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017

During the past month, momentous change has occurred in the Texas House. The Speaker of the House, Joe Straus, has decided to retire after five terms as Speaker. We have also been grappling with the aftermath of Harvey. I have been out and about at many events in my district as well, listening to constituents and hearing your opinions.

November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election

October 18, 2017

Constitutional Amendment Election 2017 Information

Latest TEXpress News

October 9, 2017

Check out the latest news on the I-35E TEXpress lane openings and closures with this handy graphic.

Capitol Comments October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

This past month, Texas has shown resilience and fortitude through its response to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. In the short term, droves of volunteers (including staff from my own office) helped the victims of Southeast Texas with needed supplies for the victims and the first responders participating in recovery efforts. The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Governor, and several other state agencies banded together to coordinate emergency efforts.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Round 2

September 14, 2017

With such great success from our last donation drive, all four Denton County State Representatives, Lynn Stucky, Pat Fallon, Tan Parker, and myself, along with Sheriff Tracy Murphree are continuing to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey along the coastline.

Capitol Comments September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017

As you’ve no doubt witnessed over the past week, Hurricane Harvey has had a lasting effect on our fellow Texans along the Gulf Coast. An outpouring of support has come in from all over the state to assist our brothers and sisters south of us.

Hurricane Harvey Relief

August 29, 2017

In Denton County and looking to help Harvey victims? Our Denton County House delegation is helping.

Capitol Comments August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

In the past week the Texas House of Representatives has acted on many of Governor’s priorities placed on the call for a special session. The 30 days allowed for a special session will end on Wednesday, August 16th- unless the Governor calls for another special session. Legislation filed by my office has been gaining traction and interest- including my special needs school choice bill being heard in the House Committee on Public Education this past Tuesday.

Capitol Comments July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

Last week the Texas House considered dozens of bills on a variety of special session items – including property tax relief, public school funding, abortion restrictions – in 6 different committees, assuring Texans have an opportunity to add their voices to these issues. The House filed, referred, and heard the Governor’s highest priority – The Sunset Bill that protects Texans medical and therapy care – at the first opportunity.