Religious expression remains a right guaranteed under our U.S. Constitution and Republicans in the Texas House believe it is a freedom no government should ever take away or limit.
By providing additional funding to schools and creating a new commission to address public school finance in Texas during the recent 85th Session, House Republicans fought for real results in public education.
Our country’s democracy is founded on the belief that public servants are elected by the people to serve as their voice in government and to represent their interests. Republicans in the Texas House made protecting the public’s trust in our elected officials a top priority during the 85th Session.
In recent years, the Texas Legislature has repeatedly defended the rights of the unborn and also increased access to women’s health services. During the 85th Session, Texas House Republicans extended their commitment to the sanctity of life and made certain that the strongest protections for life are in place in Texas.
Our Texas teachers are the cornerstone of our education system. With decisive action during the 85th Session, the Texas House continued to provide meaningful health care coverage to those that teach our children.
The voting process in Texas demands the highest level of accountability.
While we have made dramatic improvement to our foster care system, House Republicans will remain vigilant in our charge to protect every single child entrusted in the state's custody.
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.
(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.
(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.