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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.
Vol. 9 No. 9 The 83rd regular session came to a close on Memorial Day with major victories for all Texans. Over the coming weeks, I will be sending you a series of post-session Insider's Reports summarizing the successes and challenges of the session starting with an overview of our…
Insiders Report Vol. 9 No. 8 Today, the Texas House took an important step for our community and state by passing my bill, HB 994. HB 994 continues the state's nuclear decommissioning program by another 20 years, which enables the South Texas Project in Matagorda County to continue its efforts…
Vol. 9 No. 7 Many parents and educators have expressed concern to me about the lack of transparency and oversight of the CSCOPE curriculum that is being adopted and utilized by public school districts in Texas classrooms. I am proud to be among the first members of the House to…
Vol. 9 No. 6 Today's passage of HB 5 marked the culmination of my ongoing efforts over the past several sessions to reduce public school testing and instill greater flexibility within the current 4x4 curriculum requirements for high school graduation. I am proud of the bipartisan efforts on the House…
Vol. 9 No. 5 As a legislator, my job is to ensure that I effectively address the needs of my constituents and the businesses in our community. This week, I filed two bills that benefit Matagorda and Brazoria Counties, as well as our disabled veterans. The first bill I filed,…
Insiders Report Vol. 9 No. 4 Today I am honored and humbled that Speaker Joe Straus appointed me as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Texas House of Representatives. My role in this position is primarily to serve the Speaker as presiding officer of the House in his absence, while also…
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed" -2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution As of today, our personal freedoms are under constant assault from Washington D.C. Many are unaware, disinterested…
Insider's Report Vol. 9, No. 2 "We have tested students and teachers to death in this state." These were my words during the 2011 session when I took to the front mic of the House floor to argue that our state accountability system has overgrown its purpose to the extent…
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