Caucus News

Statement by THRC Chairman Dustin Burrows on Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State Address

Posted: February 5, 2019
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

“During Governor Greg Abbott’s State of the State address to the Texas Legislature today, the Governor provided strong guidance on what both chambers should prioritize during the 86th Legislative Session. Each of the emergency items set forth by the Governor are issues that citizens across Texas have asked for and want to see addressed by their lawmakers. By the Legislature addressing school finance reform and teacher pay, school safety, mental health care, property tax reform, and natural disaster preparedness and response before this session ends, we will provide meaningful change in the lives of all Texans. Texas House Republicans are ready to take up the Governor’s call and get to work on these priority issues.”

Texas House Republican Caucus Praises Joint Effort on Property Tax Reform

Posted: January 31, 2019
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

Today, House Bill 2 was filed by Texas House Republican Caucus Chairman Dustin Burrows, which is the first step in the legislative process to accomplish meaningful reform of the property tax system in Texas. During a historic press conference this morning, Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senate Property Tax Committee Chairman Paul Bettencourt, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dustin Burrows agreed property tax reform is a top priority of the state and identical companion bills have been filed in both chambers.

Texas House Republican Caucus Appoints Floor Leaders for the 86th Legislative Session

Posted: January 30, 2019
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

Today, Texas House Republican Caucus Chairman Dustin Burrows announced the appointment of Representative Jim Murphy as the Caucus Floor Leader for the 86th Legislative Session. Representative Murphy will be joined by the following members who will serve as Deputy Floor Leaders: John Raney, Kyle Biedermann, Cole Hefner, Justin Holland, Tony Tinderholt, and Bill Zedler.

Texas House Republican Caucus Announces Policy Committee for the 86th Legislative Session

Posted: January 29, 2019
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

Today, the Texas House Republican Caucus is pleased to announce that Representative Scott Sanford has been selected to serve as Chairman of the Policy Committee and Representative Andrew Murr has been chosen to serve as Vice-Chair. 

Together, these sixteen members of the Texas House Republican Caucus will make sound policy recommendations throughout the session to assist the membership on the House floor as they cast their votes on the many critical issues that will be addressed by the Legislature.

Statement by THRC Chairman Dustin Burrows Regarding House Committee Assignments

Posted: January 23, 2019
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

“Today, Speaker Dennis Bonnen delivered committee assignments to the Texas House and the Texas House Republican Caucus is excited to see the leadership of the committee process consists of 22 of our Republican members serving as Committee Chairs. We are confident our members will succeed in providing Texans with the best platform to have their voices heard in their committees and we thank our new Committee Chairs for their impending service over the 86th Legislative Session.”

Texas House of Representatives Elects Dennis Bonnen as Speaker of the House

Posted: January 8, 2019
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) -- Today, the Texas House of Representatives elected Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) to serve as the Speaker of the House during the 86th Legislative Session. As required by the Texas Constitution, members of the Texas House elected their new presiding officer from their membership after the 86th Legislature convened earlier in the day.

Texas House Republican Caucus Elects Executive Committee for 86th Legislative Session

Posted: January 7, 2019
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

Today, the Texas House Republican Caucus voted to elect the Executive Committee of the House Republican Caucus for the 86th Legislative Session. Representative Dustin Burrows will serve as Chair, Representative Stephanie Klick as Vice-Chair, Representative Craig Goldman as Secretary and Representative Dan Huberty as Treasurer.

Texas House Republican Caucus Announces Representative Dennis Bonnen as Their Endorsed Speaker Candidate

Posted: December 1, 2018
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

Today, the members of the Texas House Republican Caucus met for the Caucus’ Selection of its Endorsed Speaker Candidate for the upcoming 86th Legislative Session. The Texas House Republican Caucus has selected Representative Dennis Bonnen as its Endorsed Speaker Candidate.

In announcing their endorsement, Chairman Dustin Burrows said, “The Texas House Republican Caucus has taken one of the first steps in organizing the House Chamber for the upcoming session. We are honored to have unanimously selected Representative Dennis Bonnen to lead the House to many conservative victories as our Speaker during the 86th Session.”    

Texas House Republicans Defend Your Religious Freedom

Posted: February 7, 2018
Written By: Jordan Wat, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

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.