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The Capitol Review is a weekly recap of the happenings in Austin. We strive to share the legislative news of the week to ensure you remain informed while giving a peak into the day-to-day events under the pink dome of the Capitol. Sign up to receive it in your Inbox each Thursday.

Friday, December 01 2017

Capitol Review Vol. 5, No. 17

Vol. 5, No. 17 Merry Christmas, Fellow Texans! I hope you had a joyful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. The Christmas season is upon us, and there will be many holiday events throughout the district. I hope you are…
Sunday, November 05 2017

Capitol Review Vol. 5, No. 16

Dear Friends, We recently received the full list of House interim charges, with Speaker Straus assigning almost every committee at least one charge related to the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey. These charges highlight issues that should receive study and…
Howdy, folks! Early voting begins today for the Texas Constitutional Amendment Election, so I wanted to provide some detailed analysis for each of the 7 proposed amendments. Every Legislative Session, the House and Senate place various proposed changes to the…
Friday, October 06 2017

Capitol Review Vol. 5, No. 15

Volume 5, No. 15 Dear Friends, With all the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has caused, I have been humbled to see the response from people across our state and nation to help our communities recover. I've seen neighbors helping neighbors…
Friday, September 01 2017

Capitol Review Vol. 5, No. 14

Dear Friends, Please continue to keep our community and state in your thoughts and prayers as we work to recover from the annihilating effects of Hurricane Harvey. This ongoing threat continues to produce devastating flooding all over southeast Texas. Harvey…
Friday, August 04 2017

Capitol Review Vol. 5, No. 13

Howdy Texans! We've been hard at work at the Capitol the last three weeks discussing a number of important topics. I will share more about what has happened during the first half of this Special Session, which began on July…
Greetings, Texans! I've been grateful to spend this past month in the district connecting with constituents and attending many events throughout the area. Today, I'm in Austin attending a meeting of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to discuss…
Volume 5, No. 11 Hello, Texans! The Texas Legislature adjourned on Monday Sine Die, which means "without a day" or "indefinitely" in Latin. That means unless Governor Abbott calls a Special Session, the Texas Legislature will be dismissed until January…
Volume 5, No. 10 Greetings, Texans! Today marks the 130th day of the 85th Texas Legislative Session. There are ten days left until sine die, the last day of the regular session. Governor Abbott has stated that he believes there…
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