Quorum Report Press Releases

View By Date
View List Sorted by Source

October 19, 2018

Texas Education Agency: Texas' Special Education Response Reviewed by Federal Officials

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) today notified the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that it has reviewed the agency’s response on special education.

From Texas Education Agency

October 19, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Medical Groups Back Lt. Governor Dan Patrick for Re-Election

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today the support of two leading medical associations in his bid for re-election, Texas Dental Association (DENPAC) and Texas Optometric PAC (TOPAC). “Lt Governor Patrick understands the unique challenges facing dentistry and his actions have enhanced dental patient protection and safety.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 19, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Collier Endorsement Round-Up

TODAY, in addition to the Dallas Morning News Endorsement from earlier this week, Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier is honored to receive the endorsements of Opportunity First (Rep. Joaquin Castro), Texas Association of Firefighters, Indivisible Austin, Texas Democrats Disability Caucus, National Association of Social Workers (Texas Chapter), Our Revolution Texas, Texas Young Democrats, Republican Scott Milder, as well as other groups.

From Mike Collier Campaign

October 19, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: Kopser, Kling, and Wolff Campaigns Announce First of Its Kind Coordinated Veterans GOTV Program for San Antonio Market

Beginning Thursday, October 25, the Joseph Kopser (TX CD-21), Steven Kling (TX SD-25) and Nelson Wolff (Bexar County Judge) campaigns will execute an initiative to empower veterans and veteran families in San Antonio and Austin. The new program will include a dedicated veteran-to-veteran phone bank, door knocking, and strategic outreach to veteran communities.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

October 19, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Collier Sweeps Endorsements From Education Organizations

TODAY, the campaign for Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier, is proud to receive a sweep of endorsements from public education groups across the state.

From Mike Collier Campaign

October 19, 2018

Texas House Democratic Caucus: 5th Circuit Ruling on State Foster Care System Underscores How Much More Work Texas Still Has To Do

A ruling late Thursday from a 3-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that Texas’ foster care system, as managed by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS), remains in dire straits, even after improvements made by the Texas Legislature during the 85th Regular Session.

From Texas House Democratic Caucus

October 19, 2018

Senator Donna Campbell: Statement on San Antonio City Council's Alamo Masterplan Vote

State Senator Donna Campbell released the following statement on the San Antonio City Council's vote to approve the Reimagining the Alamo Master Plan: "The Alamo Master Plan that the city approved yesterday fails to protect the Cenotaph that pays tribute to our Texas heroes.

From Senator Donna Campbell

October 19, 2018

Texas Workforce Commission: Texas' Unemployment Rate Falls to New Record Low 3.8 Percent

Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, down from 3.9 percent in August 2018 and setting a new record for the lowest unemployment rate recorded in four decades. The Texas economy added 15,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in September.

From Texas Workforce Commission

October 19, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Calls Attention to Domestic Violence on Go Purple Day

For the fourth consecutive year, on the third Thursday in October, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the OAG employees participated in Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Purple Thursday event. Every year, OAG employees are encouraged to Go Purple! in support of survivors and to raise awareness of and take a stand against domestic violence.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 19, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Releases New Ad Responding to Unfounded Attacks and Calling for Change

Lizzie Fletcher released her fifth ad of the general election today. Titled “Change That,” the ad is a response to John Culberson’s ads that grossly misrepresent Fletcher’s stances on issues, including health care and immigration, and that demonstrate the kind of partisanship that needs to change in Washington.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

October 19, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Announces Endorsements for Texas House

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today he has endorsed over 60 Texas House Republican incumbents and candidates in the upcoming election. “This election is about big choices and the stakes have never been higher.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 18, 2018

Public Interest Legal Foundation: Complaint: TX Democrat Party Sent Altered Voter Registration Forms To Noncitizens

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today alerted local, state, and federal law enforcement to campaign mailers directed at noncitizens in south Texas which encouraged voter registration via altered forms indicating they were U.S. citizens.

From Public Interest Legal Foundation

October 18, 2018

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: New Poll Shows High Engagement, Strong Support For Planned Parenthood This Election Cycle Among Likely Texas Women Voters

In the wake of Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court and the upcoming midterm elections, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes recently surveyed what issues are resonating the most with likely women voters in Texas.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

October 18, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Endorsed by Texas Travel Industry Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the Texas Travel Industry Association. In making the endorsement, David Teel, TTIA President and CEO said: “The Texas Travel Industry Association is pleased to endorse you in your campaign for re-election as Lieutenant Governor.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 18, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Accepts National Federation of Independent Business' Guardian of Small Business Award

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week accepted the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business award. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and create hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs for hardworking men and women,” Sen. Cruz said.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 18, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Highlights Achievements of the 115th Congress

“It's important to note what we have been able to do. While we have fought mightily over some things like judicial nominations, we've also worked in a bipartisan way to get the people's work done.”

From Senator John Cornyn

October 18, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: 'We'll Rebuild Together Because That's Who Texans Are'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday received a briefing from Burnet and Llano County officials on flood recovery efforts and surveyed communities in Central Texas recently affected by flooding. He was joined by local officials, including Burnet County Judge James Oakley, Llano County Judge Mary Cunningham, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), state Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Texas), and state Rep. Terry Wilson (R-Texas).

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 18, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Will Speak at Trump Campaign Rally in Houston Monday

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he will be speaking at President Donald Trump’s Campaign Rally in Houston on Monday. The Lt. Governor invited the President to visit Texas in July. “I am looking forward to speaking at President Trump’s Houston Rally for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and our entire Republican ticket, and I know thousands of Texans will join me in welcoming the President to Texas.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 18, 2018

Austin Interfaith: To Hold Accountability Session with Candidates for City Council, Mayor, State House, and U.S. House of Representatives

In one of the largest candidate events of the local election season, ??over 350 Austin Interfaith leaders will gather on Sunday October 21 to hold a non-partisan Accountability Session with candidates for City Council, Mayor, State Legislature, and U.S. House of Representatives.

From Austin Interfaith

October 17, 2018

Texas House Democratic Caucus: Rep. Turner Statement on Insulting Comments by Republican State Representative Pat Fallon

Rep. Chris Turner, Chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the disparaging remarks made by Republican State Rep. Pat Fallon regarding HDC Member, Rep. Mary Gonzalez:

From Texas House Democratic Caucus

October 17, 2018

Texas Workforce Commission: Welcomes Newly Appointed Commissioner Representing the Public Robert D. Thomas

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is pleased to welcome its new Commissioner Representing the Public, Robert D. Thomas of Austin. Commissioner Thomas joins the three-member Commission and will serve as the representative for the public promoting and supporting the growth of Texas’ world-class employers and talented workforce that will continue to lead the Texas economy toward a promising future.

From Texas Workforce Commission

October 17, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: Continues Trend Toward Historic Upset in TX-21

This week, Joseph Kopser’s campaign in the Texas 21st Congressional District announced Kopser’s historic raise of $944,332 in the third financial quarter. Kopser’s background as an Army veteran, educator, and entrepreneur has created unique inroads in the open seat district, and the latest financial quarter results cement his status as one of the strongest challengers in Texas.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

October 17, 2018

Senator Jane Nelson: To File Bill Strengthening Sexual Assault Investigations

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, announced today that she will introduce legislation creating a telemedicine program that will deliver high-quality medical forensic care to sexual assault survivors throughout Texas.

From Senator Jane Nelson

October 17, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Texas Trucking Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the Texas Trucking Association (TruckPAC). In making the endorsement, John D. Esparza, President & CEO, Texas Trucking Association said: “Lt. Governor Patrick understands that the health of the state depends on a strong economic environment - one he has protected and promoted successfully time and time again.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 17, 2018

Environment Texas: Endorses Beto O'Rourke for US Senate

Environment Texas, which is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America, announced today its endorsement of Congressman Beto O'Rourke for U.S. Senate. “Congressman O'Rourke has a 100% environmental voting record and has called for rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and expanding our use of renewable energy,” said Luke Metzger, Executive Director of Environment Texas.

From Environment Texas

October 17, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Hurd Hides From Voters

After Will Hurd evaded debate opportunities with News 4 San Antonio, Texas Public Radio, the League of Women Voters and Texas A&M University - San Antonio, Gina Ortiz Jones released the following renewed call for a televised debate in the Texas 23 congressional race:

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

October 17, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Collier Endorsed By The Dallas Morning News

TODAY, The Dallas Morning News endorsed Mike Collier for the office of Lt. Governor of Texas over incumbent Dan Patrick. The article highlighted Collier’s focus on real challenges the state of Texas faces such as the growing property tax crisis and school funding, stating, ”Collier is temperamentally moderate and a consensus-seeker.

From Mike Collier Campaign

October 17, 2018

Steven Kling Campaign: Challenger Steven Kling Outraises Incumbent Sen. Campbell

Steven Kling, Democratic challenger for Senate District 25, has out-raised his incumbent opponent for the last reporting period. The Kling campaign raised $11,811 more than Campbell’s campaign and was the only State Senate Democratic challenger to outraise their Republican opponent.

From Steven Kling Campaign

October 17, 2018

Texas Public Interest Research Group: Chain Reaction Report Urges Burger Restaurants To Beef Up Policies To Eliminate Routine Use Of Antibiotics

Two growing burger chains, Shake Shack and BurgerFi, stand out from the herd when it comes to serving beef raised without the routine use of antibiotics in the burger industry. They were the only restaurants to earn an “A” on the fourth annual Chain Reaction scorecard released today by six major consumer and environmental organizations.

From Texas Public Interest Research Group

October 17, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: Kopser Offers Winning Choice for TX-21 in KVUE, Austin and San Marcos Chambers of Commerce Debate

Today, the Austin and San Marcos Chambers hosted a TX-21 debate, moderated by KVUE News. This is only the second time in the general election that Kopser’s opponent has agreed to meet onstage to present his platform to the public for an open, accessible conversation on the issues.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

October 16, 2018

Representative Roger Williams: Statement on Austin-area Flooding

Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) released the following statement Tuesday after speaking with local officials regarding flooding in Central Texas: “I have been in contact with local and state-level officials regarding the flash flooding in and around the Burnet County-area and have offered my support and assistance in any way that I can.

From Representative Roger Williams

October 16, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Fiscal Notes: Long-Term Obligations and the Texas Legacy Fund

In the September/October special edition of Fiscal Notes, released today, the Comptroller’s office continues its efforts to highlight the causes, costs and consequences of certain long-term financial obligations the state faces and offers a proposal to help meet these expenses by investing the state’s savings more strategically.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

October 16, 2018

Representative Nicole Collier: To Introduce Civilian Response Training Course Event in Everman

Would you know what to do if you found yourself in an active shooter situation? How would you respond? To prepare community members, schools and businesses with a course of action on an active shooter episode, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), will present a ‘Civilian Response Course to Active Attack Events,’ from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Monday, October 22, 2018.

From Representative Nicole Collier

October 16, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association. In making the endorsement, Chris Steele, San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association President, said: “During Lt. Governor Patrick's time in the state legislature, he has worked tirelessly to make sure the selfless work done by Texas first responders is properly recognized and that they are equipped with the tools and protections they need to best serve all Texans.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 16, 2018

Representative Brian Babin: Trump Correct to Use American Leverage to Halt Migrant Caravans

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement supporting President Trump’s comments threatening to halt foreign aid to nations assisting Central American migrant caravans to illegally cross our Southern border.

From Representative Brian Babin

October 16, 2018

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Houston ISD Trustees Have Made a Mockery of the Texas Open Meetings Act With Multiple Violations

Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) says daily published reports and workshop statements regarding the interim HISD superintendents replacement and then the board's recent reversal strongly indicate that HISD trustees have repeatedly violated the Texas Open Meetings Act which governs the conduct of local government meetings.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt

October 16, 2018

Center for Public Policy Priorities: What to Know about Recapture ("Robin Hood") and Texas Public School Funding

Parents and other taxpayers often focus on just one part of our school-finance system -- how much money school districts send back to the state as part of the recapture or "Robin Hood" program. This often criticized element of our school finance system redistributes locally collected property taxes to the state to help fund lower-wealth districts and charter schools.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

October 16, 2018

Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee: Announces $800,000 Campaign to Elect Democrats and Hold Extreme Republicans Accountable in 2018

The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee (HDCC) announced today that it has launched Vote Pro-Texas, a six-figure campaign to increase the number of Democrats in the State House by holding Republicans in targeted House districts accountable for their extreme policies.

From Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee

October 16, 2018

Representative Garnet Coleman: Statement on HISD Board

Today, October 15th, 2018, Representative Garnet Coleman (D-147) released the following statement regarding the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board: "I am pleased to hear that the HISD Board plans to reverse course instead of doubling down on a rash decision.

From Representative Garnet Coleman

October 15, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Announces New Director of Government Relations

The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced Jeremy Mazur joins the agency as the Director of Government Relations, effective Oct. 15, 2018. Mazur most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director in the Office of Texas Sen. Van Taylor.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

October 15, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Raises More Than $2.5 Million in Q3

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, announced today that she raised more than $2.5 million in the third fundraising quarter of 2018. She enters the final weeks of the election with more than $1.5 million cash on hand in her committee.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

October 15, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by San Antonio Police Officers Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the San Antonio Police Officers Association Political Action Committee. In making the endorsement, Michael Helle, President of the San Antonio Police Officers Association said:

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 15, 2018

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: Texas Legislators Request Intervention from the United Nations

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus is requesting the United Nations send humanitarian observers into child and family detention centers in Texas that are holding immigrant children. The number of unaccompanied immigrant children being held in Texas now stands at over 5,000 according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

October 12, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: John Culberson Releases Second Ad Using False Claims

With just over three weeks to go until Election Day, John Culberson, in coordination with the National Republican Campaign Committee, released another ad riddled with misinformation and untrue statements about his opponent, Lizzie Fletcher.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

October 12, 2018

Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc.: Honorable Speaker Pete Laney Honored

During its Annual Membership Meeting in Grapevine, Texas, on October 4, 2018 Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (TSTCI) presented the former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Pete Laney with one of the Association’s highest honor – the TSTCI Friend of Rural Award.

From Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

October 12, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Cmr. Bush Sends Harris County and Houston Local Plans for Hurricane Harvey Housing Recovery Funds to HUD For Approval

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush submitted Amendment 1 to the State Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey recovery, which includes local plans detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $2.3 billion in direct allocations for Harris County and the City of Houston, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for final approval.

From Texas General Land Office

October 12, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Patrick Endorsed by Dallas Police Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the Dallas Police Officer's Political Action Committee (DPOPAC). In making the endorsement, Frederick Frazier, Chairman of the Dallas Police Officer's PAC said:

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 12, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Texas: Paxton Statement on Swearing in of Newly Elected Senator Peter P. Flores

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today after the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected Texas State Senator Peter P. Flores, R-Pleasanton. Flores was elected in a special election last month to represent Senate District 19, a sprawling 17 county district which includes the South Side of San Antonio.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Texas

October 12, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Work of AG Paxton's Election Fraud Unit Results in Arrests of 4 Members of Organized Voter Fraud Ring in North Fort Worth

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that four individuals were indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud and arrested following a lengthy investigation by the Election Fraud Unit of his office. The defendants – all members of an organized voter fraud ring – were paid to target elderly voters in certain north-side Fort Worth precincts in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots, and then harvest those ballots for specific candidates in 2016.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 12, 2018

RPT: Raised More Than 8x More Money Than Texas Democratic Party and Has NEarly 10x More Cash on Hand

If money defines the horse race, this race between Republican Party of Texas (RPT) fundraising and Texas Democratic Party (TDP) fundraising was over right out of the gate. With the 30-day reports filed at the Texas Ethics Commission, RPT shows an impressive $570,000 cash-on-hand headed into the last month of this midterm election cycle compared with a paltry $58,000 cash-on-hand at TDP.

From Republican Party of Texas

October 12, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: New Ad Slams John Culberson's Record of Prioritizing His Pet Projects Over Houston's Flooding Needs

Lizzie Fletcher today released her fourth ad of the general election titled “My House.” The ad focuses on John Culberson’s nearly two-decade tenure in Congress highlighting his failure to protect Houston families that have faced repeated flooding and proactively fund flooding infrastructure projects, while instead pushing increased funding for projects that are of interest to him.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

October 12, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Cornyn, Cruz on Senate Confirmation of Jeremy Kernodle as U.S. District Judge in Tyler

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statements after the Senate approved the nomination of Jeremy Kernodle to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler:

From Senator John Cornyn

October 11, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: #HurtByHurd: Constituent Speaks Out in New Jones Ad

The Gina Ortiz Jones campaign released a new tv advertisement featuring Louise, a breast cancer survivor and District 23 resident, who is calling Rep. Will Hurd out for his eight votes against protections for those with pre-existing conditions. The ad comes as the Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign launches a #HurtByHurd video series, testimonials of Texans who have been hurt by Hurd’s damaging votes in Congress.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

October 11, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Chairman Craddick Emphasizes Balance in Managing Environment, Energy Growth

Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick today spoke to the Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association (TLMA) at their statewide members meeting in San Antonio about the common sense regulatory approach necessary to protect Texas land and water resources and the land and mineral rights of all Texans as the state's energy industry continues to grow.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

October 11, 2018

Supreme Court of Texas: Court Approves Uniform Bar Examination For Texas and Seeks Comments Before Adopting

The Texas Supreme Court has adopted a task force’s recommendation to replace the Texas bar examination with the Uniform Bar Examination, which will allow new lawyers who pass the exam a score that can be applied for bar admission in more than 30 other states and territories.

From Supreme Court of Texas

October 11, 2018

U.S. Economic Development Administration: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $10 Million to Improve Port Infrastructure and Support Disaster Recovery Efforts in Texas

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $10 million in grants to the state of Texas to enhance critical port infrastructure to support business development and disaster resiliency following Hurricane Harvey. According to grantee estimates, the projects are expected to create and retain over 15 thousand jobs and spur $9.8 million in private investment.

From U.S. Economic Development Administration

October 11, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Houston Police Officers' Union

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) PAC. In making the endorsement, Houston Police Officers’ Union President Joe Gamaldi said: “On behalf of the membership of the Houston Police Officers’ Union Political Action Committee, I am honored to announce our unanimous support of your re-election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Texas.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 11, 2018

Committee on County Affairs: Chairman Coleman Holding County Affairs Hearing in Houston

Chairman Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) is holding a hearing for the House Committee on County Affairs in Houston on Wednesday, October 17th. The Committee will hear from experts and the public regarding interim charges related to Hurricane Harvey and other natural disaster response and recovery, indigent defense, and behavioral health needs in the criminal justice system.

From Committee on County Affairs

October 11, 2018

ADL: New Report from ADL Provides An In-Depth Look At The Current State Of American White Supremacy

ADL has unveiled a new and comprehensive report that examines the current state of white supremacy. “New Hate and Old: The Changing Face of American White Supremacy,” produced by ADL’s Center on Extremism, is a deep dive into the forces behind this deadly ideology -- from the emergence of the alt right to the ongoing threat posed by more established elements of the movement.

From ADL

October 11, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Fletcher Releases Vision: Protecting What We Have Worked For

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, today released Protecting What We Have Worked For, a plan that highlights her vision for defending critical protections for members of our community, like Social Security, Medicare, voting rights and civil rights.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

October 11, 2018

Mark Tippetts Campaign: Kinky Friedman Endorses Tippetts

Mark Tippetts, Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of Texas, has been endorsed by Kinky Friedman, a candidate for the same office in 2006. Friedman ran as an independent candidate and received 12.6% of the vote in a 5-way race for Governor of Texas.

From Mark Tippetts Campaign

October 10, 2018

Texas Senate Republican Caucus: Record Fundraiser for the Texas Senate Republican Caucus Says Chairman Paul Bettencourt

The Texas Senate Republican Caucus welcomed their 21st member, Senator-Elect Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton), at a record setting fundraiser held in Austin. The Texas Senate Republican Caucus raised over $250,000 and is expecting to raise additional funds in preparation the upcoming 86th Legislative Session in the effort to continue to enact conservative solutions to Texas’ challenges.

From Texas Senate Republican Caucus

October 10, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Patrick Releases Another Historic Fundraising Report $1.5 Million Raised, Over $8 Million Cash on Hand

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick reported raising $1,598,925 on the 30-Day TEC report. He currently has $8,163,873 on hand. Lt. Governor Patrick has now raised over $43 million, more than any other Lt. Governor in Texas history.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 10, 2018

Todd Litton Campaign: Litton Raises $1.3 Million in Bid for Congress

Todd Litton today announced his campaign for the U.S. House (TX-02) has raised more than $1 million since throwing his hat in the ring last year. This total far exceeds total funds raised from prior Democratic candidates running for the same seat in the past three election cycles.

From Todd Litton Campaign

October 10, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: AFGE Endorses Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has endorsed Gina Ortiz Jones in the race to represent Texas’ 23rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Around 86,500 active and retired federal employees live in this district, working to care for veterans, support the military, guard the border and ensure their communities have access to crucial programs like Social Security.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

October 10, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Applauds Senate's Final Passage of Bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising the Senate’s final passage of the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act: “I am pleased to join my colleagues today to pass the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 10, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Advances Storm Mitigation Projects on Texas Coast

Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act, which includes two of his provisions to advance storm mitigation projects along Texas’ coast. Excerpts of his remarks are below, and video can be found here.

From Senator John Cornyn

October 10, 2018

James Talarico Campaign: Talarico Outraises Republican Opponent in Williamson Swing District

James Talarico, Democratic nominee for State House District 52, will report more than $139,000 in the latest fundraising period, outraising his Republican opponent by more than $25,000. The Talarico campaign will also report more than $79,000 cash on hand after expenses.

From James Talarico Campaign

October 10, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Department of Public Safety Officers Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC. In making the endorsement, DPSOA President Jimmy Jackson said: "The Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC thanks Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick for his strong record of supporting law enforcement and the State’s commissioned peace officers. We proudly recommend and endorse him for re-election in 2018.”

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 10, 2018

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Federal "Public Charge" Rule Threatens Texas Families

Today, the Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) took a new step that could affect millions of Texans—including over 1.6 million U.S. citizen children—who may go without needed health care, food, and housing out of fear that meeting those needs will prevent a family member from receiving a visa to enter the U.S. lawfully or earning a Green Card.

From Center for Public Policy Prioritie

October 10, 2018

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Announces Endorsements for Texas House Candidates in 2018 General Election

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today announced its endorsements in the following contested Texas House races in the 2018 General Election. “The Texas House is focused on keeping our state’s economy competitive and creating opportunities for Texas families, and has been at the forefront of fighting job-killing lawsuit abuse in our state,” TLRPAC Chairman Richard J. Trabulsi Jr. said.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC

October 10, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Provision to Authorize Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Project Passes the Senate

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the Senate authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hurricane and storm damage risk reduction project from Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay. This provision was included in the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA), which passed the Senate today.

From Senator John Cornyn

October 10, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Cornyn and Rep. Gohmert Pen Letter in Support of City of Lufkin's Request for a Foreign Trade Zone

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) this week penned a letter in support of the City of Lufkin’s request for a foreign trade zone (FTZ) to Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 10, 2018

Texas Freedom Network: To Honor Austin Leader, Groundbreaking Journalist At Annual Luncheon

The Texas Freedom Network will honor Austin City Council Member Greg Casar and journalist Jessica Luther at its 23rd anniversary luncheon on Oct. 19 in Austin. Michael Sorrell, the 34th president of Paul Quinn College in Dallas, will give the keynote address at the luncheon.

From Texas Freedom Network

October 10, 2018

Justin Nelson Campaign: Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson Raises $1.18 Million During Third Fundraising Quarter

Justin Nelson, the Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General, raised $1.18 million from 3,960 individual contributors from July 1 through September 27. Over the course of the campaign, Nelson has raised a total of $2.13 million.

From Justin Nelson Campaign

October 10, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: In First Campaign Ad, Chip Roy Tries To Divide Texans While Using Stock Photos of Soldiers. Joseph Kopser Has a Better Idea.

This week, Chip Roy released his first ads of the general election. Roy’s ads included stock images of soldiers while misinforming Texans of the reality at the US Texas Border.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

October 10, 2018

League of Women Voters of Texas: Released the 2018 Nonpartisan Voters Guide

The upcoming November 6th General Election is competitive, exciting and important. Many incumbents in Texas have challengers for the first time in many years. A record number of 256 women are running nationwide in this election. Voters have a chance to make a difference for their family, community, state and nation.

From League of Women Voters of Texas

October 10, 2018

Representative Joaquin Castro: Announces $500,000 Federal Grant to Increase Childhood Literacy in San Antonio

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today welcomed a $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Education through their Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program for the Education Service Center Region 20 in San Antonio.

From Representative Joaquin Castro

October 9, 2018

Pastors for Texas Children: Hundreds Of Fort Worth And Dallas Faith Leaders To Gather In Support Of Public Education

On October 10th and 11th, hundreds of faith leaders and community members from Fort Worth and Dallas will attend Celebrations of Public Education, sponsored by Pastors for Texas Children. Both celebrations are breakfast events, held from 7:30-9am. The goal of these events is to bring together the Dallas and Fort Worth communities in support of public schools.

From Pastors for Texas Children

October 9, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Joins 17-State Brief Supporting Lawsuit to Defend the Second Amendment Rights of Citizens

Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a 17-state friend-of-the-court brief to defend the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The case challenges New York City’s unconstitutional gun law, which denies millions of Americans their constitutionally-protected right to own a firearm.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 9, 2018

Manufacturers PAC of Texas: Announces 2018 General Election Endorsement for Lt. Governor Dan Patrick

The Texas Association of Manufacturers’ (TAM) political action committee, the Manufacturers PAC of Texas (MPACT), today announced its endorsement of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick for the 2018 general election. “Governor Patrick has always been a strong advocate for manufacturing in Texas by ensuring our industries remain competitive and possess the necessary tools to mitigate barriers for attracting new investment and creating quality jobs,” said Tony Bennett, TAM President and MPACT Board Member.

From Manufacturers PAC of Texas

October 9, 2018

Manufacturers PAC of Texas: Announces Endorsement of Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General in General Election

The Manufacturers PAC of Texas (MPACT), the political arm of the Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM), today announced its endorsement of Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General in the 2018 general election.

From Manufacturers PAC of Texas

October 9, 2018

Manufacturers PAC of Texas: Announces General Election Endorsements

The Manufacturers PAC of Texas (MPACT), the political arm of the Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM), today announced its endorsements for the 2018 general elections in Texas. “Manufacturing is a driving engine of the Texas economy and we proudly support candidates who consistently work to keep manufacturing strong and Texas competitive,” said Tony Bennett, president of the Texas Association of Manufacturers and MPACT Board Member.

From Manufacturers PAC of Texas

October 9, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Texas Municipal Police Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA). In making the endorsement, TMPA President Aaron Crowell said: “Once again, TMPA is proud to endorse Lt. Governor Dan Patrick for re-election.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 9, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Accepting Applications for Judicial Vacancy in Southern District of Texas

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today announced that they are accepting applications for a judicial vacancy in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill this vacancy.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 9, 2018

Representative Joaquin Castro: Announces $68,000+ for Cybersecurity Education in San Antonio

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today announced that San Antonio College will receive $68,996 in funding from the United States Department of Education for their Pilot Program for Cybersecurity Education Technological Upgrades for Community Colleges Program:

From Representative Joaquin Castro

October 9, 2018

Beverly Powell Campaign: Releases TV Ad: Deserve

Today the Beverly Powell Campaign released a TV ad titled "Deserve" highlighting Beverly Powell's long commitment to advocating for public education and Konni Burton's support of the 2017 private school voucher bill which estimates show would have cut up to $50 million in public school funding in SD10.

From Beverly Powell Campaign

October 8, 2018

Texas Retailers Association PAC: Announces 2018 Candidate Endorsements

The Texas Retailers Association’s Political Action Committee (TRAPAC) has announced its endorsements of the following political candidates for the November 2018 general election. TRA represents more than 320,000 retail establishments in Texas ranging from single store operators to multinational corporations.

From Texas Retailers Association PAC

October 8, 2018

Justin Nelson Campaign: Texas State Association of Fire Fighters and Austin Fire Fighters Association Endorse Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson

The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters and the Austin Fire Fighters Association announced their endorsement for Justin Nelson, the Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General.

From Justin Nelson Campaign

October 8, 2018

Senator Jose Rodriguez: Senate District 29 Youth Advisory Committee Publishes Nonpartisan Voter Guide

The Senate District 29 Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) has published a nonpartisan voter guide for the November 2018 El Paso City Council races. The voter guide is meant to serve as a tool to educate community members and voters on candidates for City Council and promote informed voting habits.

From Senator Jose Rodriguez

October 8, 2018

Kim Olson Campaign: Endorsements Grow for Kim Olson, Democratic Nominee for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture

Kolby Monnig, campaign manager for Kim Olson for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, has announced the growing list of endorsements for Ms. Olson as of October 8, 2018. “With less than one month until the November 2018 election, the support for Kim Olson speaks to her pragmatic, ethical, responsible, professional approach to leadership,” said Ms. Monnig.

From Kim Olson Campaign

October 8, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Texas Apartment Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the Texas Apartment Association’s political action committee. In making the endorsement, TAA President Traci Hall said: “The Texas Apartment Association Political Action Committee proudly endorses Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick for re-election.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 8, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Announces Approval of Regional Councils of Government Methods of Distribution for Local Recovery Funds

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has approved all nine methods of distribution (MODs) proposed by regional Councils of Governments' (COGs) for $276 million in Hurricane Harvey recovery funds for the buyout and acquisition program and $413 million for infrastructure program for cities and counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

From Texas General Land Office

October 8, 2018

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Announces Endorsements from Texas Senate Candidates in 2018 General Election

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today announced its endorsement of the following Texas Senate candidates in the 2018 General Election:

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC

October 8, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Releases New Ad, Calls Out False Attacks

The Gina Ortiz Jones campaign released a new advertisement and the following statement in response to the barrage of deceptive and deeply personal attack ads that Will Hurd and his allies are airing against Jones.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

October 8, 2018

Texas AFL-CIO: 'Don't Mess With USPS!'

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued the following statement in connection with today's nationwide protests, including one at the Texas Capitol, against proposals to privatize the U.S. Postal Service:

From Texas AFL-CIO

October 8, 2018

Texas Education Agency: Awarded $2 Million in School Safety Grants

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has been awarded two Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act grants. Both federal grants, worth $1 million each, will be used to support mental health training for Texas school districts, as well as establish effective campus threat assessment practices across the state.

From Texas Education Agency

October 8, 2018

Travis County Tax Office: Last Chance for Voter Registration Before Midterm Election

Travis County Tax Office and the county’s more than 5,700 volunteer deputy registrars are ready for Tuesday’s Voter Registration Marathon, the last day to register to vote before the Nov. 6 midterm election.

From Travis County Tax Office

October 8, 2018

Aqua Texas: Announces New Director, Utility Solutions to Lead Growth Initiatives

Aqua Texas announced the appointment of Terry Franks as director, utility solutions. In this role, Franks will lead the company’s initiatives to grow its water and wastewater services. Franks brings wide-ranging experience in public service to Aqua.

From Aqua Texas

October 8, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Houston Chronicle Endorses Lizzie Pannill Fletcher in Texas' Seventh Congressional District

Today the Houston Chronicle endorsed Lizzie Pannill Fletcher for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. The Chronicle highlighted Fletcher’s independence and dedication to the district stating: “Rarely do we meet a first-time candidate so well prepared, so knowledgeable about the job, so right for the district.”

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

October 5, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Commends Court Decision Striking Down the Unconstitutional and Discriminatory Indian Child Welfare Act

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended a U.S. District Court decision striking down the unconstitutional and discriminatory Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

From Office of the Attorney General

October 5, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Texas Medical Association TEXPAC

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by Texas Medical Association TEXPAC. In making the endorsement, TEXPAC Chair Robert Rogers, MD said: “TEXPAC is endorsing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 5, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Joins 11-State Brief Supporting Fight Against Job Killing Climate Change Lawsuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton this week joined an Indiana-led coalition of 11 states in a friend-of-the-court brief asking a federal judge to dismiss a frivolous lawsuit against the energy industry over the alleged effects of climate change.

From Office of the Attorney General

October 5, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: After Reviewing the FBI Report, I Am Pleased to See the Senate Proceed With This Nomination

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement on today’s cloture vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court: “The last several weeks have been some of the most shameful chapters in the history of the United States Senate.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 5, 2018

Texas Education Agency: Permanent School Fund annual report earns national recognition for fourth consecutive year

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Texas Permanent School Fund for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2017.

From Texas Education Agency

October 5, 2018

Justin Nelson Campaign: Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson Wins Houston Bar Association Poll

Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson overwhelmingly won the Houston Bar Association’s 2018 Judicial Preference Poll, which was released earlier this week.

From Justin Nelson Campaign

October 5, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Releases Ad Calling on John Culberson to Answer for Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, today released her third ad of the general election focused on lowering prescription drug prices. The ad calls out John Culberson’s record of inaction on the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs that have impacted people across our community.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

October 5, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Jones and more than 100 candidates call for sweeping reform bill as 2019 priority

Today, Gina Ortiz Jones and a coalition of more than 100 House challengers are calling on the House of Representatives to make a government and election reform bill the first item on the agenda for the next Congress in 2019. In a letter to the House of Representatives, the 107 candidates write:

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

October 5, 2018

Texas Parent PAC: Endorses Mike Collier and Justin Nelson

Today pro-public education Texas Parent PAC endorsed Mike Collier for Lieutenant Governor and Justin Nelson for Attorney General.

From Texas Parent PAC

October 4, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Texas Parent PAC Endorses Collier

TODAY, Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier formally accepted the endorsement of Texas Parent PAC. In a press conference this afternoon, Parent PAC board member, Dinah Miller expressed why Collier has received their support.

From Mike Collier Campaign

October 4, 2018

Justin Nelson Campaign: Texas Parent PAC Supports Justin Nelson in Group's First-Ever Endorsement of a Candidate for Texas Attorney General

Today, standing on the sidewalk in front of Pease Elementary, founded in 1876, Texas’ oldest continuously operating public elementary school, Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson received the endorsement of Texas Parent PAC, the state’s leading bipartisan group devoted to the support of public education.

From Justin Nelson Campaign

October 4, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Independent Bankers Association of Texas

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. In making the endorsement, Stephen Y. Scurlock, Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, Independent Bankers Association of Texas, said:

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 4, 2018

TXBIZ FEDPAC: Releases List of Endorsements for Texas' Congressional Contenders

Today, TXBIZ FEDPAC, the political action committee representing the Texas Association of Business, released its list of endorsements for Texas’ congressional contenders. The TXBIZ FEDPAC stands behind candidates and officeholders who will represent Texas’ best interests in Washington, D.C. and fuel the state’s economic growth.

From TXBIZ FEDPAC

October 4, 2018

Texas Values: Austin Council: Abortion Costs Billed to Taxpayers

Today, the Austin City Council approved agenda item #35 which calls for the repeal of state law that ensures Texans are not forced to pay for abortions. Nicole Hudgens, Policy Analyst for Texas Values, said: “If the current state law is repealed, women like me would be forced to pay for the killing of unborn children. Where is the ‘pro-choice’ argument in that? Thankfully, we have state legislators and a Governor that value life and freedom for all Texans.”

From Texas Values

October 4, 2018

Sullivan Public Affairs: Coal-ash landfill collapse raises new concerns about coal-ash landfill complex preliminarily approved by state environmental regulators for Texas floodplain

The collapse of a coal-ash landfill threatening a North Carolina river and area water municipal supplies is raising new questions about Texas environmental regulators advancing a coal-ash landfill complex in a South Texas floodplain just miles from Rio Grande River municipal water supplies for millions of Texans.

From Sullivan Public Affairs

October 4, 2018

Representative Ed Thompson: Leads Charge On Obtaining VW Settlement Funds For Houston and Dallas

Representative Ed Thompson today mailed a letter to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on behalf of himself and 27 other members of the Texas Legislature requesting that additional funding be designated for the Houston and Dallas regions in TCEQ's Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Texas from the $209 million federal Volkswagen settlement.

From Representative Ed Thompson

October 4, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: The RESULT Act is a Commonsense Reform Congress Can Pass to Champion Medical Innovation

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) commended Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for holding a subcommittee hearing on Wednesday titled “Rare Diseases: Expediting Treatments for Patients,” and called on Congress to swiftly pass the RESULT Act.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 4, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Bill Promotes US-MX Economic Partnership and Cooperation

Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee marked up and passed a bill introduced by Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), H.R. 1567 - the United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

October 4, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Substance Abuse Prevention Bill Heads to President's Desk in Opioids Package

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after his bipartisan bill to reauthorize drug abuse programs, the Substance Abuse Prevention Act, passed yesterday as a part of legislation to combat the opioid crisis:

From Senator John Cornyn

October 4, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: 'Too Many Lives Have Been Lost to the Opioid Crisis, and Today We Take a Stand for All Americans'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement applauding the Senate’s passage of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6): “Too many families across our country, including my own, have been hurt by our country’s opioid epidemic,” Sen. Cruz said.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 3, 2018

Beverly Powell Campaign: Konni Burton's Indefensible Vote of the Day: Opposing a suicide prevention training program for Texas educators

The second vote in the ongoing series, "Konni Burton's Indefensible Vote of the Day", features a dangerous vote against HB2186 which created a suicide prevention training program for Texas educators.

From Beverly Powell Campaign

October 3, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Earns Support of Texas Bankers Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has gained the support of the Texas Bankers Association. In making the announcement, Chris Furlow, President & CEO, Texas Bankers Association, said: “Just like members of the Texas Bankers Association, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick works every day to help families, small businesses and industry in the Lone Star State succeed.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 3, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Cornyn's Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act Advances to Senate Floor

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act was reported by the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this week. The bill would authorize the necessary gradient boundary survey of the 116-mile stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 3, 2018

Justin Nelson Campaign: Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson Issues Statement on Prevention of Sexual Assault

Earlier today, Democratic nominee Justin Nelson issued the following statement on steps he will take as the next Texas Attorney General to prevent sexual assault in Texas: “As the next Texas Attorney General, I will make sure that victims of sexual assault are treated with the same care and respect as the victims of any crime.

From Justin Nelson Campaign

October 3, 2018

Representative Joaquin Castro: Castro to HHS: Why Are Separated Children Being Shuttled to Tend Cities In Cover Darkness?

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about reports that children are being moved in the middle of night from foster homes to live in West Texas tent camps.

From Representative Joaquin Castro

October 3, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Kavanaugh Process Has Become Three-Ring Circus

Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom to discuss the FBI’s supplemental background investigation and Democrats’ continued efforts to derail Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

From Senator John Cornyn

October 2, 2018

Beverly Powell Campaign: Announcing "Konni Burton's Indefensible Vote of the Day"

Heading into the final 20 days before Texans begin casting their ballots on October, 22nd, the Beverly Powell Campaign will release a daily reminder ahead of early voting regarding Konni Burton's indefensible voting record as a State Senator. This series will be called "Konni Burton's Indefensible Vote of the Day".

From Beverly Powell Campaign

October 2, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: USMCA Positive Step for Texans

Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement announced yesterday by the Trump Administration. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. “I was greatly encouraged to hear yesterday's announcement by the Administration that the United States and Mexico and Canada have now successfully come to a trilateral agreement to modernize NAFTA.”

From Senator John Cornyn

October 2, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed for re-election by the Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND. In making the endorsement, Russell Boening, AGFUND President said: “Lieutenant Governor Patrick has provided great leadership for rural Texas and agriculture.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 2, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Comment Period Ends Saturday for Harris County and Houston Local Plans for Hurricane Harvey Housing Recovery Funds

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is reminding those interested that the federally-mandated 30-day public comment period for Amendment 1 to the State Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey recovery, which includes local plans detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $2.3 billion in direct allocations for Harris County and the City of Houston, will close at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2018.

From Texas General Land Office

October 2, 2018

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Announces Endorsements for Judicial Candidates in 2018 General Election

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today announced its endorsement of the following candidates in judicial races in the 2018 General Election:

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC

October 2, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: Kopser Smashes Previous Fundraising Record, Reaching Goals For First In A Generation Upset in TX-21

Today, Joseph Kopser’s campaign in the Texas 21st Congressional District announced a historic raise of over $930,000 in the third financial quarter. Kopser, a decorated combat veteran and successful businessman, has been a prolific fundraiser, consistently outraising his opponents and meeting or exceeding campaign goals quarter over quarter.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

October 2, 2018

Associated Republicans of Texas: 2018 General Election Endorsement List

Today, the Associated Republicans of Texas (ART) released its list of endorsements for the 2018 General Election. ART is a non-profit organization committed to maintaining the Republican majority in the Texas Legislature and strengthening the future of Republicans in Texas.

From Associated Republicans of Texas

October 1, 2018

TEXPAC: Announces Final 2018 Candidate Endorsements

TEXPAC, the political arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), today announced the physician group’s final endorsements for the 2018 general election. “TEXPAC selects the candidates who will support Texas physicians in our effort to provide excellent patient care,” said TEXPAC Board Chair Robert Rogers, MD, a Fort Worth allergist.

From TEXPAC

October 1, 2018

Representative Brian Babin: Statement on Trade Deal with Mexico and Canada

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed to a new trilateral trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new United Stated-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is expected to receive an up-or-down vote in Congress next year.

From Representative Brian Babin

October 1, 2018

Texas Health Care Associates PAC: Endorses Sen. Kirk Watson for Senate District 14

The political action committee representing skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across Texas today announced their endorsement of Sen. Kirk Watson for Senate District 14 in the Nov. 6 general election.

From Texas Health Care Associates PAC

October 1, 2018

Providers Alliance for Community Services of Texas: Sandy Frizzell named PACSTX Executive Director

Providers Alliance for Community Services of Texas (PACSTX) announced today that its President and Board have named Sandy Frizzell Batton as the organization’s first executive director. Frizzell Batton has represented PACSTX at the legislature and before regulatory agencies as the director of policy development and government relations since 2013.

From Providers Alliance for Community Services of Texas

October 1, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association PAC

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed for re-election by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA). In making the endorsement, Robert McKnight Jr., TSCRA PAC Co-chairman said: “We are proud to support Dan Patrick for re-election as Texas’ Lieutenant Governor.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

October 1, 2018

Texas Farm Bureau: USMCA Deal To Replace NAFTA

The following statement regarding the announcement of trade progress with Mexico and Canada can be attributed to Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening. "Texas Farm Bureau is pleased the United States, Mexico and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize NAFTA.

From Texas Farm Bureau

October 1, 2018

Representative Joaquin Castro: Announces $1.5M for the University of Texas at San Antonio, Northwest Vista College

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today welcomed the $1.5 million in federal funding from the United States Department of Education for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Northwest Vista College (NVC) through the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program:

From Representative Joaquin Castro

October 1, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Congratulates Dr. Jim Allison for Receiving Nobel Prize

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today congratulated Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology and executive director of the Immunotherapy Platform at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, for receiving the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

From Senator Ted Cruz

October 1, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

From Representative Michael McCaul

October 1, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Statement on NAFTA Agreement

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the United States Trade Representative announced that the U.S. has reached an agreement with both Canada and Mexico on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

From Senator John Cornyn

October 1, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Statement on US, Mexico and Canada Reaching Deal on NAFTA

“I am glad that the Administration and Canada were finally able to come to an agreement on NAFTA. This has reflected what I have said all along— we must solidify a deal that includes Canada, so that we can build upon the successes of NAFTA and strengthen trade relations with both partners.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

September 28, 2018

Texans for Life Committee: Endorses Pro-Life Members Of The U.S. House & Senate

The following members of the U.S. House and Senate have earned our endorsement with their excellent records of voting to protect life:

From Texans for Life Committee

September 28, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Travis County Conducts Child Support Roundup

Travis County Constable Carlos Lopez led a child support roundup that started on Saturday, September 22, 2018 through Thursday, September 27, 2018. He arrested 25 Travis County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support.

From Office of the Attorney General

September 28, 2018

Senator Donna Campbell: Statement on Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance Judge Kavanaugh

"I commend the Judiciary Committee for advancing Brett Kavanaugh's name for a full vote on the Senate floor. Judge Kavanaugh is an exemplary federal judge with a lifetime of impeccable public service who has stood tall in the face of a tidal wave of coordinated partisan attacks.

From Senator Donna Campbell

September 28, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Supported by Permian Basin Petroleum Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has the support of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA). Permian Basin Petroleum Association President Ben Shepperd said: "Governor Patrick has been a tireless advocate for the men and women that live, work, and raise their families in the Permian Basin.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

September 28, 2018

Harris County Republican Party: Statement on Confirmation Hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Thursday, after weeks of a disgraceful Democrat smear campaign, Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why President Trump nominated him. His testimony was heartfelt, powerful, honest, and riveting.

From Harris County Republican Party

September 28, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Chairman Craddick Highlights Growing Energy Revenues for Tax Association

Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick today addressed the current and future outlook of the Texas energy industry and its economic impact to the state at the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) annual meeting in Austin.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

September 28, 2018

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Celebrates Gold Star Mother's Day

Sunday is Gold Star Mother's Day, a day of recognition of mothers whose sons and daughters died while serving in the United States armed forces. The gold star concept began during the United States' involvement in World War I.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

September 28, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: The Violence Against Women Act is Set To Expire on Sept. 30, But John Culberson Won't Act

Lizzie Fletcher today called on Congressman John Culberson to reverse his long history of jeopardizing the safety and security of women by signing onto the long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) sponsored by Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

September 28, 2018

Representative Helen Giddings: Honored at TexProtects Awards Gala

Honorable Helen Giddings, receives TexProtects, 2018 Children’s Champion Award Rep. Giddings was honored at the TexProtects Gala on Tuesday, September 25, at Hotel ZaZa. Rep. Giddings was recognized for her leadership as an advocate for children in the Texas Legislature.

From Representative Helen Giddings

September 27, 2018

Jospeh Kopser Campaign: League of Conservation Voters Action Fund Endorses Jospeh Kopser in TX-21

Today, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund announced their endorsement of Joseph Kopser for Congress in Texas’ 21st Congressional District. LCV Action Fund released the following statement: “Joseph Kopser served our country with honor and we know he will do the same in Congress,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld.

From Jospeh Kopser Campaign

September 27, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Supported by Texas Food & Fuel Association PAC

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has the support of the Texas Food and Fuel Association in his re-election campaign. Texas Food and Fuel Association President Paul Hardin said: "The Texas Food and Fuel Association PAC is proud to support Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for his re-election bid.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

September 27, 2018

Water Conservation Advisory Council: Opens Nominations for the 2019 Blue Legacy Awards

The Water Conservation Advisory Council (Council) announced the opening of the nomination period for the Blue Legacy Awards in municipal, agricultural and manufacturing water conservation.

From Water Conservation Advisory Council

September 27, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Jones Talks Community, Opportunity and Service on KSAT

Yesterday, Gina Ortiz Jones, the veteran and national security expert running to represent Texas’ 23rd congressional district, sat down with KSAT 12 News’ Steve Spriester at El Rodeo de Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in her San Antonio neighborhood. Jones grew up nearby, attending Pease Middle School and John Jay High School.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

September 27, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: McCaul and House Republicans Fund Department of Defense, Health and Education Programs

Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauds the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense, Health, and Education funding bill.

From Representative Michael McCaul

September 27, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Hurd's Bipartisan Bill to Fix Overtime Pay for Border Patrol Passes House

Today, the House passed U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s bipartisan legislation to streamline bureaucratic inefficiencies that have impacted safety and fair compensation for our nation’s Border Patrol agents. The Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendment Act of 2018, cosponsored by Border and Maritime Subcommittee Chair Martha McSally (AZ-02) and Ranking Member Filemón Vela (TX-34), addresses critical pay and schedule issues impeding the ability of Customs and Border Protection to recruit and retain quality agents.

From Representative Will Hurd

September 26, 2018

Senator Sylvia Garcia: Again Calls for Independent Investigations of Senators and Senate Staff

Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia issued the following statement continuing her call for independent investigations of allegations of sexual assault and harassment by state lawmakers and employees of the Texas Legislature:

From Senator Sylvia Garcia

September 26, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: End Citizens United Endorses Joseph Kopser for Congress in TX-21

Today, End Citizens United announced their support for Joseph Kopser, a combat veteran, entrepreneur, and candidate for Congress in Texas’ 21st Congressional District. ECU is dedicated to ending the corrosive influence of money in politics and fighting for campaign finance reform.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

September 26, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Congratulates His Office's Former Special Counsel Michael C. Toth on Appointment, Swearing-In to Texas' 3rd Court of Appeals

Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated Michael C. Toth – a former special counsel on his office’s executive team – after he was sworn in as justice on the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals. Toth was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to replace Justice Bob Pemberton, who retired after 15 years on the court.

From Office of the Attorney General

September 26, 2018

TexProtects: Announces Sophie Phillips as New CEO

TexProtects, Champions for Safe Children, has announced that Sophie Phillips will be the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1. Phillips, currently TexProtects’ Chief Operating Officer, will be only the second CEO in TexProtects’ history, taking the reins from Founding CEO Madeline McClure.

From TexProtects

September 26, 2018

Texans for Lawsuit Reform: Statement Regarding Gov. Abbott's Appointment of Toth to Third Court of Appeals

Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s appointment of Mike Toth to the Third Court of Appeals, based in Austin: “Mike Toth is an experienced and principled attorney whose background of service to our state and nation show a distinct commitment to the rule of law,” TLR General Counsel Lee Parsley said.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform

September 26, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Reaches $148 Million Settlement with Uber for Data Breach

Attorney General Ken Paxton and his counterparts from 49 other states and the District of Columbia today announced a $148 million settlement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. over its one-year delay in reporting a data breach regarding Uber drivers.

From Office of the Attorney General

September 26, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by TXOGA PAC

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the Texas Oil & Gas Association Good Government Committee (TXOGA PAC). In making the endorsement, TXOGA PAC Treasurer and TXOGA President Todd Staples said:

From Dan Patrick Campaign

September 26, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Sen. Schwertner Allegations and Texas Legislature Misconduct Policy

The Austin American-Statesman reported that the University of Texas is investigating alleged inappropriate behavior toward a graduate student by Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner.

From Mike Collier Campaign

September 26, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Statement on Allegations Against Senator Charles Schwertner

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today: “I am deeply concerned about the serious allegations reported in the Austin American-Statesman on September 25 regarding Sen. Charles Schwertner. I had no advance knowledge of the inquiry until I read about it in the news report.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

September 26, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: Texas Tribune 'Split Decision' Segment Shows Clear Contrast in TX-21 Contest

Today, the Texas Tribune released their TX-21 “Split Decision” video, showcasing key contrasts between Joseph Kopser and his opponent, Washington insider Chip Roy. The video highlighted Kopser’s background as a veteran and entrepreneur, and outlined his priorities for jobs, health care, bipartisanship and other issues important to all Texans.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

September 26, 2018

Ken Strange Campaign: Former Democrat State Rep. Patrick Rose and Current Republican State Rep. Jason Isaac Jointly Endorse Republican Nominee Ken Strange for Texas House District 45

Former Democratic State Rep. Patrick Rose (D-San Marcos) and retiring Republican State Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) have both endorsed Republican nominee Ken Strange for Texas House District 45. Rose held the District 45 seat for four terms, from 2003 until 2011, when he was unseated by Isaac in a hotly contested general election.

From Ken Strange Campaign

September 26, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery In Killeen Receives VA Grant Completely Funding Expansion And Improvements

Today, Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairman George P. Bush released the following statement celebrating the Department of Veterans Affairs grant fully funding the Central Texas State Cemetery expansion and improvements project in Killeen. The VA has awarded the VLB a grant of $2,650,880 for 100 percent of allowable costs for the expansion of the cemetery.

From Texas General Land Office

September 25, 2018

First Liberty Institute: AISD: Austin Church May Continue to Rent School Facilities for Services for Now

Following assurances from the Austin Independent School District (AISD) that Celebration Church of Georgetown Texas may continue to rent its Mueller Performing Arts Center, First Liberty Institute, which, along with Texas Values, represents the church, released the following statement from Lea Patterson, Associate Counsel to First Liberty, regarding the relationship between Celebration Church and the Austin Independent School District:

From First Liberty Institute

September 25, 2018

Texas Association of Realtors PAC: Announce Candidate Support for 2018 General Election

The Texas Association of Realtors Political Action Committee, the political arm of the Texas Association of Realtors, announced the slate of candidates receiving its support in the November general election. TREPAC Chairman David Alan Cox commended the candidates for their commitment to protecting private-property rights.

From Texas Association of Realtors PAC

September 25, 2018

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Congratulates New Corpus Christi District Engineer Valente Olivarez Jr.

Yesterday, Valente Olivarez, Jr., P.E., began his new position as the Corpus Christi District Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) after serving as Deputy District Engineer since 2015.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

September 25, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Appoints Kolkhorst to SWIFT Advisory Committee

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, to the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) Advisory Committee today. The lieutenant governor issued the following statement regarding the announcement:

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

September 25, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by National Rifle Association

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF). In making the endorsement NRA-PVF Chairman Chris W. Cox said: "On behalf of our six million members across the country, I am pleased to announce your "A+" rating and endorsement in the November election for lieutenant governor.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

September 25, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Intervenes into Lawsuit to Defend Texas Pledge of Allegiance Statute and Parental Rights

Attorney General Ken Paxton today intervened into a lawsuit to defend parental rights protected under a Texas law that standardizes the practice of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools, but allows parents to have their children opt out. A former Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District student refused to participate in the pledge and sued, claiming that the requirement is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment.

From Office of the Attorney General

September 25, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Dolores Huerta endorses Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress

Organizer, labor leader and civil rights champion Dolores Huerta has endorsed Gina Ortiz Jones in the race to represent Texas’ 23rd District in the U.S. House: Statement from Dolores Huerta: "We're in the fight of our lives. We are fighting for the dignity of our community, to protect opportunities for our children's future, and to preserve the gains we have made over the past few years.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

September 25, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: We Must Ensure a Fair Process for Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh

Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called for a fair process ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh this week.

From Senator John Cornyn

September 25, 2018

Texas Water Development Board: Draft State Flood Assessment Public Testimony On October 3

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will host a Board meeting on October 3, 2018, to hear public testimony on the Draft State Flood Assessment.

From Texas Water Development Board

September 25, 2018

Texas AFL-CIO: Blasts Policy Attacking LEgal Immigrants Who Struggle Extra Hard to Make Ends Meet

The Texas AFL-CIO today strongly criticized a proposed White House rules change that would force immigrants to forego benefits for which they are legally and constitutionally eligible if they want to obtain green cards.

From Texas AFL-CIO

September 25, 2018

Texas Rising: Pushes To Raise Voter Turnout Among Texans Ages 18-29

On National Voter Registration Day, Texas Rising activists across the state are engaged in an intensive campaign to boost turnout among younger Texans in the November elections.

From Texas Rising

September 25, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Announces Endorsements from Communications Workers of America - District 6

Democratic challenger Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced today her endorsement from the Communications Workers of America – District 6.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

September 25, 2018

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Announces Endorsements for Statewide Candidates in 2018 General Election

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today announced it is endorsing the following candidates in statewide races in the 2018 General Election:

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC

September 24, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Releases Spanish TV Advertisement

Today, Gina Ortiz Jones released her first Spanish language ad, centered on respect and fighting for opportunity. While her opponent Will Hurd votes to raise health care costs and cut education funding, Gina Ortiz Jones will use her platform in Congress to build opportunity for all people in Texas’ 23rd District.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

September 24, 2018

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Alarming Federal "Public Charge" Rule Could Threaten Over 1 Million Texas Kids

Texas parents should never have to avoid getting food, housing, or medical care out of fear that accepting that help might derail the parent’s ability to complete the path to legal immigration.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

September 24, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Endorsed by Texans for Toll-free Highways

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed for re-election by the Texans for Toll-free Highways PAC. In making the endorsement,Terri Hall, Founder/Director, Texans for Toll-free Highways said:

From Dan Patrick Campaign

September 24, 2018

Protect Our Care: New Poll: 2 out of 3 CD 32 Voters Say Health Care Is A Top Issue this Election

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that 66% of voters in Texas’32nd Congressional District say health care will be one of the most important issues when deciding who to vote for in Congress this election. What’s more, 47% are deeply concerned about Pete Sessions’ work to repeal health care.

From Protect Our Care

September 24, 2018

Fire Ted Cruz PAC: Ted Cruz Must Call for Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to be Withdrawn

Fire Ted Cruz PAC demanded Senator Ted Cruz call for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to be withdrawn, in light of the two sexual assault allegations against him and the lack of vetting materials made available to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

From Fire Ted Cruz PAC

September 24, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Fletcher Releases Keeping Us Safe: Priorities to Ensure the Safety of Texas' 7th Congressional District

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, today released Keeping Us Safe, a document that highlights her vision for keeping our community and our country safe. Keeping Us Safe further builds on Fletcher's vision to move Houston forward.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

September 24, 2018

Texas Parent PAC: Endorses Legislative Candidates in 2018 General Election

Today the pro-public education Texas Parent PAC announces its endorsement of 54 legislative candidates in the November 6 general election. "The endorsed candidates are a diverse collection of mature, proven leaders who seek to make Texas a better state," said PAC Chair Carolyn Boyle of Austin.

From Texas Parent PAC

September 24, 2018

Strategic Partnerships, Inc.: SPI, LBJ School host Legislative Communication Conference Oct. 17

Issues for the upcoming 86th Texas Legislature, which convenes Jan. 8, 2019, mirror hot button items dominating today’s news in Texas that affects state government. These issues, from the state economy to cybersecurity and the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the state budget, will be among the topics addressed by state officials and state agency executives during the Biennial Legislative Communication Conference on Oct. 17.

From Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

September 24, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Hurd's Hypocrisy Continues

This week, Will Hurd took his hypocrisy on tour, continuing his theme of saying one thing in Texas and voting the opposite in Washington. Gina Ortiz Jones, who is challenging Hurd to represent Texas’ 23rd District in Congress, is holding Hurd accountable.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

September 24, 2018

Texas House Republican Caucus: Statement Regarding Scheduling the Caucus Meeting for the Caucus' Endorsed Speaker Candidate Selection

Statement by Texas House Republican Caucus Chair Cindy Burkett Regarding Scheduling the Caucus Meeting for the Caucus’ Endorsed Speaker Candidate Selection: “Today, the members of the Texas House Republican Caucus met for our 2018 Member Retreat and had a very collegial and productive discussion on what is ahead for the 86th Legislative Session.

From Texas House Republican Caucus

September 24, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Another Day, Another Republican Covering Up His Health Care Record

Embattled incumbent John Culberson is rewriting his own history of dangerous health care votes. Yesterday, Culberson tried to cover up his past record by sending a letter to House Republican Leadership to "repair and protect" Medicare Part D.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

September 21, 2018

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Key To Increasing Voter Engagement is Ending Dog Days of Summer Elections

The Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform has been charged by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to recommend ways to enhance voter engagement in local government decisions around budget and property tax rates. A recent study discussed in the Houston Chronicle (https://bit.ly/2PQxQFX) argued that Texas ranked last in the nation in voter turnout.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt

September 21, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Supported by Texas Land and Title Association PAC

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has the support of the Texas Land and Title Association Political Action Committee. In making the announcement, Aaron Day, Director of Government Affairs and Counsel, TLTA, said: “We appreciate Dan Patrick’s leadership in keeping Texas real estate strong.”

From Dan Patrick Campaign

September 21, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Austin ISD Must Respect Religious Liberty Protections Afforded Churches Under the Constitution and Texas Law

In a letter today to the superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office cautioned the school district against changing its facilities use policy to ban churches with traditional Christian beliefs from renting its facilities after school and on weekends.

From Office of the Attorney General

September 21, 2018

Justin Nelson Campaign: Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson Releases Digital Ad Featuring Indicted Ken Paxton Stealing a $1,000 Pen

Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson released a new digital ad today showing indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stealing a $1,000 Montblanc pen from a tray located near the metal detector at the Collin County Courthouse, the same courthouse where he was indicted for securities fraud.

From Justin Nelson Campaign

September 21, 2018

Reform Austin: TX Poll: Cruz Holds Close Lead in Senate Race

Ahead of the first of their three scheduled debates, a newly released poll of likely Texas voters shows that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz holds a narrow four-point lead over his Democratic challenger, El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke.

From Reform Austin

September 21, 2018

Influence Texas: Free Web App Lets Taxpayers Track The Influence Of Money In Politics

Influence Texas and Texans for Public Justice announce the release of Influence Texas OS, an open source web app providing campaign finance and voting records of Texas state politicians, enabling taxpayers to track the influence of money in politics.

From Influence Texas

September 20, 2018

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform Hears Testimony On Shocking Property Tax Levels

The Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform heard testimony regarding three interim charges regarding enhancing voter engagement in the property tax process, examining available data, and evaluating the process of Appraisal Review Board operations.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt

September 20, 2018

Texas Water Development Board: 2018 SWIFT Program Savings Of More Than $300 Million Announced

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today announced the projected savings for Texas communities participating in the 2018 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program.*

From Texas Water Development Board

September 20, 2018

Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn: Statements on New Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bliss

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after Secretary of the Army Mark Esper announced that the Army’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division would be converted from a Stryker Brigade Combat Team to an Armored Brigade Combat Team stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.

From Senator Ted Cruz

September 20, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Commissioner Ryan Sitton Highlights Texas' Global Energy Impact at Gulf Coast Industry Forum

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today gave the closing keynote address at the Gulf Coast Industry Forum, which brought together cities, counties, port authorities and hundreds of energy industry professionals to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the Gulf Coast energy industry.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

September 20, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Supported by Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IMPACT)

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has the support of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas’ political action committee (IMPACT). In making the announcement, Bob Shepard, PAC Board Chair, Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, said:

From Dan Patrick Campaign

September 20, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Fact Checking John Culberson's Healthcare Claims

John Culberson just released a digital ad titled “Anita” that is false and misleading. Lizzie Fletcher, candidate for Texas' 7th congressional district, released the following statement: “John Culberson released an ad that is utterly untrue,” Fletcher said.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

September 20, 2018

Common Cause Texas: Advocates Plan to Gerrymeander Across TX to Talk Redistricting Reform

Next week, a coalition of nonpartisan organizations are hosting the Gerrymeander Tour of Texas series of events across the state to raise public awareness of the problems that result from gerrymandering and build support for reform solutions.

From Common Cause Texas

September 20, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: You're Gonna Hear Me Roar

TODAY, the campaign for Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier, highlights some of the key quotes from his interview with The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith that was held in Austin this morning and was live streamed for an internet audience.

From Mike Collier Campaign

September 20, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: RRC Enforcement Actions Taken at Commissioners' Sept. 18 Conference

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $355,324 in fines involving 265 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners' conference this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state's oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

September 20, 2018

Kevin Lopez Campaign: Lopez Receives Recommendation

On Sunday, September 16th the Dallas Morning News recommended Kevin Lopez to voters in District 30. The recommendation came as an editorial piece touting Mr. Lopez as the candidate to “cure” the divisiveness that his opponent, Pat Fallon has brought to the Texas Senate.

From Kevin Lopez Campaign

September 19, 2018

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: TLRPAC-Backed Candidate Flores Wins Important Victory in SD 19 Special Election

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) congratulates Pete Flores on his important victory in the runoff election for Senate District 19, which covers Brewster, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde and Zavala counties, and parts of Atascosa and Bexar counties.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC

September 19, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt Governor Dan Patrick Endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has been endorsed for re-election by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. In making the endorsement, Michael Quinn Sullivan, President, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility said: “During his time as lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick has proven to be a champion for taxpayers and delivered on the promises he made to Texans.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

September 19, 2018

Kim Olson Campaign: Olson Condemns Violence, Miller Stays Silence

Kolby Monnig, campaign manager for Kim Olson for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, has announced that Olson recently reached out to her opponent to join together in denouncing physical or verbal violence during this campaign season.

From Kim Olson Campaign

September 19, 2018

Texas Senate Republican Caucus: Pete Flores Defeats Pete Gallegos to Become 21st Texas Republican Senator

In a tremendous victory, Republican Pete Flores defeated Democrat Pete Gallegos in the Senate District 19 special election to replace resigned Senator Carlos Uresti. Unified Republican support for Flores all the way from US Senators, to Governor Abbott, especially Lt. Governor Patrick, the entire Texas Senate Republican Caucus, and many others helped drive Senator-Elect Flores to a 53-47% win, a net 18 points above Hillary Clinton’s 12 point win in SD 19 in 2016.

From Texas Senate Republican Caucus

September 19, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: SD-19 Results Make LG Race Even More Crucial

TODAY, Texas Democratic Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier reacts to Republican Pete Flores’ victory in last night’s Special Election for Texas Senate District 19.

From Mike Collier Campaign

September 19, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Open Records Division Experiences Record-Setting Year for Public Information Requests and Opinions

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Open Records Division of his office handled a record number of public information requests and issued an all-time record number of rulings during state fiscal year 2018.

From Office of the Attorney General

September 19, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Selects Assistant Executive Director & Oil and Gas Division Director

The Railroad Commission of Texas announced Danny Sorrells will serve as Assistant Executive Director and Oil & Gas Division Director. Since Aug. 1, Sorrells has served as Acting Oil and Gas Division Director.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

September 19, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: "Wrecking Ball" Hits John Culberson on Dangerous Health Care Record

Today, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, released her second ad of the General Election, highlighting incumbent John Culberson’s efforts to undermine progress in our health care system.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

September 19, 2018

Texas DPS: Remembers Legacy of Retired Colonel Thomas Davis

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is remembering the life of retired DPS Colonel Thomas “Tommy” A. Davis Jr. who passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the age of 77. Colonel Davis’ career at DPS started in 1965 and spanned more than 43 years, including three years as Assistant Director and eight years as Director of the department.

From Texas DPS

September 19, 2018

Hispanic Republicans of Texas: Celebrates Historic Special Election Win

The Hispanic Republicans of Texas (HRT) PAC congratulates Pete Flores on winning ?the Texas Senate District 19 Special Election Runoff. ?“Pete Flores has proven that Hispanic values are Republican values,” said George Antuna, co- ?founder of the Hispanic Republicans of Texas

From Hispanic Republicans of Texas

September 19, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Statement by Lt Governor Dan PAtrick on Pete Flores Victory in SD 19

“I am proud to have endorsed Pete Flores and that he has been elected as the new senator in SD 19. The people of this district know they will be represented by a hardworking and principled conservative.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

Copyright October 20, 2018, Harvey Kronberg, www.quorumreport.com, All rights are reserved