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The Insider's Report

The Insider's Report

Stay informed on the issues that affect you. The Insider's Report brings you the latest happenings from the Texas Legislature and Texas House District 25.
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 13 As State Representative of District 25, my greatest priority is to be responsive to those who entrust me to represent them at our State Capitol. Two of my constituents have asked me to address a situation that resulted in the loss of life and,…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 12 As the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature kicks into high gear, Speaker Joe Straus announced House committee appointments on Wednesday afternoon. I am grateful for the Speaker’s confidence in me to serve the State of Texas and House District 25 in several important…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 11 Last week, I filed my first bills for the 2015 session, House Bill 992 and House Joint Resolution 75, in support of the surviving spouses of our U.S. veterans. I helped lead past legislative efforts to enable the surviving spouse of military veterans to…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 10 Last Tuesday, with my wife and sons at my side, I took my oath of office as State Representative for the State of Texas' 84th legislative session. This will be my tenth session serving the constituents of southern Brazoria and Matagorda counties and I…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 9 On Friday, I called on the federal government to reimburse Texas for costs related to its failure to secure the border. Border security is a federal function, but Texas pays the price when leaders of both parties fail to do their job. The failure…
Early voting for the 2014 General Election began on Monday, October 20, and continues through October 31. Election Day is Tuesday, November 4. The candidates and propositions on the ballot will have a long-term, direct impact on families, communities, schools, and this great state and nation, so make sure your…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 7 I hope you can join me at the Brazoria County joint chamber luncheon next week where I will be speaking on the border crisis. As chairman of the Select House Committee on the Fiscal Impact of State Border Operations, I'll be providing an in-depth…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 6 The State of Texas is once again providing an opportunity for hard-working Texans to stretch every dollar and save money when shopping for back-to-school supplies. As a result of legislation I supported in 1999, the annual sales tax holiday will take place this weekend,…