Today, the Texas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 22 sponsored by Representative Candy Noble, which forbids taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. This legislation will permanently close a loophole that would allow government entities to contract with an abortion provider.
“Time and time again, Texas House Republicans have stood for the unborn and, with the passage of Senate Bill 22, we have once again defended the sanctity of life. We thank Representative Noble for championing this bill barring state and local government tax dollars from funding abortion providers or their affiliates,” stated Chairman Dustin Burrows.
Today, Texas House Republicans stood up for the rights of students to express themselves on college campuses by passing Senate Bill 18 sponsored by Representative Charlie Geren. This legislation will protect an individual’s right to speak and assemble freely on a campus.
“Throughout the country, college campuses are threatening expressive activities and inhibiting students when they are exercising their First Amendment rights. By passing Senate Bill 18, the Texas House has made it clear these infringements are unjust and will not be tolerated on our campuses,” explained Chairman Dustin Burrows.
Today, the Texas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 16 by Representative Lynn Stucky to provide future law enforcement officers with a student loan repayment assistance program.
"Senate Bill 16 will help flip the recent trend of peace officer shortages across the state. It is critical that we are able to attract new young and talented individuals to protect and serve our communities," said Representative Lynn Stucky.