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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. 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…
Friday, January 11, 2013

83rd Legislative Session Kicks Off

Insider's Report Vol. 9, No. 1. Along with the blessing of a new year, the 83rd Session of the Texas Legislature is now upon us. Session convened on Tuesday January 8, 2013. It was an especially poignant day for me, as I now have the honor of serving in the…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering

Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 20 Everyone who was alive that day knows where they were when they heard the news. If you're like me, 9/11 brings a flood of emotions to mind. Everyone felt the sheer terror of that moment when the towers collapsed, the uncertainty, the sadness, and…