Caucus News

Texas House Approves Sanctuary Cities Ban

Posted: April 27, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin) Today, the Texas House of Representatives approved legislation that prohibits sanctuary city policies in Texas. Senate Bill 4 ensures federal immigration laws that are already on the books are followed and enforced by prohibiting local entities from adopting sanctuary city policies which threaten public safety.

House Passes Public School Finance Legislation

Posted: April 20, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) The Texas House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass House Bill 21, a major school finance proposal. The bill increases state funding for public education by $1.6 billion over the next two years, reduces Robin Hood by almost $400 million and makes necessary structural changes to the state’s school finance system.

House Appropriations Committee Votes Out Fiscally Conservative Budget for the Next Biennium

Posted: March 30, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) This week, the House Committee on Appropriations approved the House budget and supplemental budget for the next two years. The approved budget and supplemental budget will now move to the full House of Representatives for consideration and will be heard on the House floor next week.

Texas House Passes Child Protection Legislation

Posted: March 2, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) On Thursday, Republican Members of the Texas House showed their commitment to providing the necessary reform to Child Protective Services by approving House Bill 4, which provides additional monetary assistance for family members who care for a child who has been removed from his or her home, and House Bill 5, which makes the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) a stand-alone agency with a Commissioner appointed by the Governor. 

CAUCUS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE APPOINTS FLOOR LEADERS

Posted: February 27, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) Today, the Texas House Republican Caucus Chairman, Tan Parker, announced the appointment of Representative Jim Murphy as the Caucus Floor Leader for the 85th Legislative Session. Representative Murphy served in the same capacity in the 84th session.

Texas House Republican Caucus Announces Full Policy Committee for the 85th Legislature

Posted: February 13, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) The Texas House Republican Caucus is pleased to announce that Representative Craig Goldman has been selected Chairman of the Policy Committee and Representative Greg Bonnen has been selected as Vice-Chair. Representative Goldman and Representative Bonnen will be joined by the following Members who were elected from their individual regions during our recent election.

TEXAS HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS RE-ELECTS EXECUTIVE BOARD

Posted: January 18, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) Today, Members of the Texas House Republican Caucus voted unanimously to re-elect the Executive Board of the House Republican Caucus for the 85th Legislative Session. Representative Tan Parker will serve as Chairman, Representative Cindy Burkett as Vice-Chairwoman, Representative John Raney as Secretary and Representative Dan Huberty as Treasurer.

Clarification on the TEC Appointment Process

Posted: July 19, 2016
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) The Texas House Republican Caucus wanted to provide some clarifying guidance in regards to the Texas Ethics Commission, and appointments that are made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Lieutenant Governor. Statutorily, the Speaker of the House and the Lieutenant Governor are each required to appoint a Republican and a Democrat to the Texas Ethics Commission.