TEXAS HOUSE PASSES VOTER ID LEGISLATION

(Austin) This week, Republicans in the Texas House passed Senate Bill 5, which protects the state’s voting system by requiring voters to provide photo identification or a strong alternative to prove voter identification. 

“The voting process in Texas demands the highest level of protection. Voter ID requirements are in place to uphold and protect the most fundamental right of Americans, which is the right to vote. I am proud of the work that the legislature has done to protect the integrity of our elections in Texas,” said Chairman Tan Parker. 

After being announced as an emergency item by Governor Greg Abbott last week, Senate Bill 5 is now headed to the Governor’s desk for it to be signed into law. 

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.