Texas House Passes Child Protection Legislation

(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. 

Improving Texas' child protection capabilities is the House's top priority this session. Taken together, HB 4 and HB 5 are an important first step in the Texas Legislature's commitment to protecting Texas' children and providing the best quality of life possible for children who need it most.

“As House Republicans continue to work to protect children throughout the 85th Legislative Session, we are confident that providing additional aid to families and caregivers and reforming the state agency tasked with offering support services will dramatically improve our state foster care system and protect these precious children,” said Texas House Republican Caucus Chairman, Tan Parker.

The Texas House Republican Caucus is comprised of all Republican Members serving in the Texas House of Representatives.  The purpose of the Caucus is to provide research, education, policy development and other support to the Caucus Members and their staff.

The Texas House Republican Caucus works to promote limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal liberty to continue cultivating economic growth for all Texans.