Caucus News

House Passes Public School Finance Legislation

Posted: April 20, 2017

(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.

Texas House Passes Child Protection Legislation

Posted: March 2, 2017

(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. 


Posted: February 27, 2017

(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

(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.


Posted: January 18, 2017

(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

(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.