Caucus News

Dennis Paul’s Successful First Session in the Texas House

Posted: June 29, 2015
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

The 84th Legislature had over 20 Freshman Republican Members, all of them come to the Capitol with new ideas, old experiences, and a will to work hard and succeed. Running for elected office is not easy, and once you are elected your challenges are even greater. Representative Dennis Paul took on these challenges with great pride and the result was an impressive session as a freshman Member.

A Successful First Term in the Books for John Wray

Posted: June 22, 2015
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

Freshman Representative John Wray is not new to public service. Prior to being elected to the Texas House of Representatives he served on Waxahachie's city council and later served as Mayor. He shared with me that his proudest moment as an elected official thus far was his time spent serving as Waxahachie's Mayor.

A Successful First Term in the Books for John Wray

Posted: June 19, 2015
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

Freshman Representative John Wray is not new to public service. Prior to being elected to the Texas House of Representatives he served on Waxahachie's city council and later served as Mayor. He shared with me that his proudest moment as an elected official thus far was his time spent serving as Waxahachie's Mayor.

Brooks Landgraf finds effective footing in first term

Posted: June 11, 2015
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

For 140 days every two years, Members of the Texas House and Senate put their lives on hold and head to Austin to serve at the State Capitol for a regular legislative session. The pace can be grueling and the work days often long. The hard work that goes along with session is not new to Representative Brooks Landgraf. His family has been in the ranching business in West Texas for five generations, which is what shaped his conservative principles. It inspired his belief in self-reliance, hard work, and the importance of getting things done, while not relying on anyone else to complete your work for you.

Republicans Reflect on a Successful Session

Posted: June 1, 2015

(Austin, Texas) Republicans in the Texas House delivered one conservative victory after another in the 84th Legislature by cutting taxes, making the border region safer, improving education, funding transportation, protecting life and defending Second Amendment rights.

Historic Transportation Accountability Legislation Scheduled for Senate Hearing

Posted: May 12, 2015

(Austin, Texas) This Wednesday, the Senate Transportation Committee will take up House Bill 20, filed by Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton), and voted out of the House on May 1, 2015 with almost unanimous support. HB 20 seeks to provide a framework to ensure that funds for transportation are administered in an objective and transparent manner with accountability for every dollar spent.

House Passes $4.9 Billion Tax Cut Plan

Posted: April 29, 2015

(Austin, Texas) Today, the Texas House of Representatives voted to pass a monumental $4.9 billion tax cut package in the form of two separate bills that were both unanimously supported by the Texas House Republican Caucus Members. House Bill 31 reduces the sales tax rate from 6.25 percent to 5.95 percent, creating the first ever state sales tax reduction in Texas history. House Bill 32 addresses burdensome business taxes by providing a 25 percent across the board franchise tax cut.

Tax Relief Letter

Posted: April 25, 2015

Dear Taxpayer,

As conservative leaders in the Texas House, we write to you today to present to you why we support the House tax cut package authored by Rep. Dennis Bonnen, and why we think it is the most powerful plan for tax relief.

Texas House Passes Conservative Budget

Posted: April 1, 2015

(Austin, Texas)  Today, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1 and took an important step to finalizing a budget that will be balanced and fiscally responsible. The Texas House Republican Caucus has encouraged all of our Members to hold fast to the principles of limited government and budget discipline, and they have met that challenge by passing HB 1.