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Record Number of Republican Committee Chairs Appointed by Lt. Governor Patrick

January 30, 2019

AUSTIN – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has named a record number of Republican committee chairs in the Texas Senate.  Fourteen Republican Senators have been named Chair of a standing committee in the Texas Senate.  There are nineteen total Republican members. Senators Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Campbell, Creighton, Hall, Hancock, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, and Taylor […]

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

October 10, 2018

Caucus welcomes their 21st member, Senator-Elect Pete Flores, at Austin event AUSTIN – 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 […]

Pete Flores Defeats Pete Gallego to Become 21st Texas Republican Senator

September 19, 2018

Pete Flores Defeats Pete Gallego to Become 21st Texas Republican Senator Makes good on first ever GOP Caucus endorsement in open seat with strong support from Lt. Governor, et al Flores is the first Hispanic Republican Senator and his victory is first for Republicans in SD19 in 139 years  AUSTIN – In a tremendous victory, […]

Texas Senate Republican Caucus Unanimously Endorses Pete Flores For Texas Senate

August 13, 2018

AUSTIN – Following the first place finish of Republican Pete Flores in Texas Senate District 19’s special election, Texas Republicans are poised to ride a wave of enthusiasm and win a district previously represented by Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) who resigned after multiple felony convictions. Pete Flores shocked the political establishment by winning eight […]

Governor Abbott Gets First Three Bills of the Special Session: SB 5, SB 20 and SB 60

August 11, 2017

Texas Senate passes mail in voter fraud bill, Senate Bill 5, and House Bill 13 Legislation on local tree ordinances, House Bill 7, heads back to the Texas House AUSTIN – As announced by Lt. Governor Patrick, some of the first pieces of legislation from the special session are being sent to Governor Abbott’s desk. […]

Texas Senate Republican Caucus Stands United on Education Reform Efforts

August 8, 2017

A dozen senators hold press conference to discuss Senate’s actions on meaningful education reforms AUSTIN – The Texas Senate Republican Caucus held a press conference today to show their strong support for their education reform priorities, including meaningful school finance reform legislation as well as the Texas Teacher Retirement System and TRS Care. Texas Senate […]

Senate Bill Train Leaves Ahead of Schedule to the Other Side of the Texas Capitol

July 26, 2017

Two days of debate and record votes yield results for all Texans AUSTIN – Two days of intense debate in the Texas Senate and record votes, led by members of the Texas Senate Republican Caucus, have seen eleven important pieces of legislation passed by the Senate and sent to the Texas House. These eleven bills […]

Senate Republicans Pass the Privacy Act, SB 3, In A Bipartisan 21-10 Vote

July 25, 2017

Senator Kolkhorst spends a full day debating the issue with 10 Democrat Senators AUSTIN – Despite slowdown tactics employed by Senate Democrats, the Texas Senate Republicans have continued their work to quickly pass the conservative legislative agenda outlined by Governor Abbott for the ongoing special legislative session. The Texas Senate today passed the Texas Privacy […]

Senate Republicans Work Through the Weekend To Hear Important Legislation on Behalf of Texans

July 22, 2017

Senate Republicans continue their work to pass Governor Abbott’s conservative legislative agenda AUSTIN – Texas Senate Republicans continued their work to pass Governor Abbott’s complete conservative special session legislative agenda by hearing multiple bills today. The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce, the Select Committee on Government Reform, and the Finance Committee address pro-life issues, […]

Senate Republicans Continue Their Work To Pass Conservative Solutions to Texas’ Challenges

July 21, 2017

Senate begins public hearings on legislative priorities and will continue to work through the weekend AUSTIN – Texas Senate Republicans continued their work to pass conservative solutions to Texas’ challenges in the special session by conducting multiple public hearings throughout the day on several of Governor Abbott’s legislative priorities today. The Senate Committee on Health and Human […]

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