Campaign News

September 18, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Update

Hurricane Harvey Update Over the past few weeks Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc upon our entire community. However, so many people have come together, put differences aside, and helped their neighbor clean up what has been left. Thank you all for your uplifting spirit, hard work and patience. Should there…
September 15, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Information Update I personally wish to thank each and everyone of you who have reached out and helped a neighbor in need. I am reminded of the privilege it is to represent the best district in Texas. What Texas is doing to Help Over the past several weeks,…
Key Legislation Passed During the First Called Special Session of the 85th Legislature Senate Bill 20 (SB 20) and Senate Bill 60 (SB 60) will extend the expiration dates for the Texas Boards of Medical Examiners, Examiners of Psychologists, Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Examiners of Professional Counselors and…
Funding Innovative Programs for Public School Students With Autism This week, the Texas House passed important legislation to fund a grant program for public school students with autism. House Bill 23 seeks to provide students with autism an innovative, personalized, and educational public school environment. Students with autism often require…
Faircloth School Finance Bills Last week, I filed House Bills 351 and 352, to address school finance in Texas going forward. On July 20th, Governor Abbott added that legislation establishing a statewide commission to study and recommend improvements to the current public school finance system; and other legislation relating to…
Governor's Special Session Priorities The first item on the list for consideration during The 85th Legislature First Called Session, otherwise known as Special Session, is the Sunset bill for the following state agencies: Texas Medical Board, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of…
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE The 85th Texas Legislative Session began the second Tuesday in January and will adjourn today sine die. While there were many challenges this session there were also many great victories, some of which I mentioned in my newsletters. During this legislative session it was my goal to keep…
House Passes Anti-Cyberbullying Law Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 179, also known as David's Law. The bill is named after David Molak, a San Antonio teenager who took his life in 2016 after being cyberbullied by classmates. I signed on as a joint author of this…
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