14 July 2017

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) offers a conditional scholarship to a deserving student dedicated to education and military service. Created in 2009 by the 81st Legislature, the TASSP was designed to financially assist post-secondary students by encouraging them to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the...
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30 June 2017

Capitol Update: Buy American

The July 4th holiday is upon us, and while it’s easy to get wrapped up in the fanfare that surrounds our Independence Day, I hope you’ll take time to think about what this national holiday is truly about – freedom. More importantly, I hope you’ll thank all of those who have defended or are currently...
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12 May 2017

Capitol Update: Buy American

With Mother’s Day upon us, I hope you’ll take some time to say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, and even great-grandmothers, in our lives. While we should always be thankful to the women in our lives, Mother’s Day provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate our appreciation for the way they help shape...
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05 May 2017

Capitol Update: Legislation

With less than four weeks to go in the 85th Legislative Session, the Legislature has shifted into high gear as we are now meeting even on weekends. This next week the Texas House will have its last chance to take action on the bills that were authored by House members. In the weeks that follow,...
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28 April 2017

Capitol Update: Legislation

With less than a month remaining in session, mornings are coming earlier and nights lasting longer. On several recent occasions, the Texas House debated legislation well through the night and into the early hours of the morning. While these long nights will only become more frequent, I find motivation by working with my colleagues to...
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