Caucus News

House Republicans Safeguard Your Communities

Posted: December 6, 2017
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

As Republican State Representatives, we believe it is our duty to ensure the safety of all Texans and we are committed to prohibiting sanctuary city policies that threaten our state’s security.

House Republicans Create Process for Selecting an Endorsed Speaker Candidate

Posted: December 2, 2017
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) -- Today, the Texas House Republican Caucus unanimously adopted a bylaws change that will allow House Republicans to select an endorsed speaker candidate within the caucus for future legislative sessions. The bylaws call for the endorsed nominee to be selected by a super majority of their Republican colleagues during December of every even-numbered year by secure secret ballot, consistent with the Texas Republican Party’s platform. The process voted upon today will help ensure that the next Speaker will have broad support from the House Republican Caucus.

“I am proud of our caucus members working collaboratively as a body over the past four months to address this issue and I look forward to us working together during the next legislative session,” said Chairman Tan Parker.

TEXAS HOUSE PASSES LEGISLATION TO EMPOWER PROPERTY TAXPAYERS

Posted: August 4, 2017

(Austin, Texas) Today, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 32, also known as the Property Tax Payer Empowerment Act of 2017, to increase transparency and reduce confusion around the property tax rate setting and appraisal review process. 

TEXAS HOUSE PASSES VOTER ID LEGISLATION

Posted: May 24, 2017

(Austin) This week, Republicans in the Texas House passed Senate Bill 5, which protects the state’s voting system by requiring voters to provide photo identification or a strong alternative to prove voter identification. 

TEXAS HOUSE PASSES PROPERTY TAXPAYER EMPOWERMENT ACT

Posted: May 22, 2017

(Austin) On Sunday, the Texas House of Representatives approved legislation to increase transparency and clarity for Texans who pay property taxes. The House unanimously passed the Property Taxpayer Empowerment Act as an amendment to Senate Bill 669. 

TEXAS HOUSE REPUBLICANS PASS COMPREHENSIVE PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION

Posted: May 21, 2017

(Austin) This weekend, Texas House Republicans overwhelmingly supported the House version of Senate Bill 8, the pro-life legislation that bans the inhumane procedure of partial-birth abortions, prohibits the sale of fetal tissues and organs, and provides for the disposition of fetal remains. On the House floor on Friday, Republicans were also able to enhance and strengthen the legislation by adding an amendment that bans the heinous act of dismemberment abortions. 

Texas House Approves Sanctuary Cities Ban

Posted: April 27, 2017

(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.