With these appointments from Speaker Joe Straus, Republican legislators hold an even greater percentage of committee chairmanships - 72.5% (29 out of 40 regular and special committees.)
The priority over the next couple of months will be to move forward RPT legislative priorities, among these are the Voter Identification bill, immigration reform, reducing the projected budget shortfall by spending cuts.
An update on Governor Perry's State of the State address, the Dan Neil election contest, the Sonogram Bill makes a move out of committee, and the results of an informal RPT survey from county chairs regarding casino gambling in Texas.
We are fighting for the integrity and sanctity of the ballot in our democratic system. We are also fighting to expose voter fraud that has been so prevalent, but unfortunately ignored, for too long.
TRRCC has initiated a project to continue the momentum of our party’s recent electoral success, and has committed to raise additional funding for the Republican Party of Texas!
Offensive, blanket stereotypes against Hispanic legislators is the sort of acrimonious partisanship that voters soundly rejected last November.
The bill passed 20-12 with all 19 Republican Senators and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst voting to approve SB14, and we thank our Senators for standing united in passing this important legislation!
Wright, along with former RPT State Chairman Ray Barnhart, former RNC Committeeman Ernie Angelo, former State Senator Betty Andujar, and banker Jimmy Lyons, composed the core of the state leadership team which was responsible for Reagan winning the 1976 Texas primary.
In what is believed to be one of the largest number of officeholders to change party affiliation in Texas, Lamar County GOP Chairman John Kruntorad and State Representative Erwin Cain announced today that 9 local elected Democrats have joined the Republican Party.
All 19 Republican State Senators have signed on as co-authors to this important piece of legislation. The tentative schedule is to hear invited testimony on Monday, January 24th.