14 June 2021

Capitol Update: Reforming Eminent Domain

On June 14th, 244 years ago, the Second Continental Congress met under the leadership of John Hancock in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Outside of those walls, citizens from what used to be 13 individual colonies fought as one against the oppressive British Crown. That day, the delegates adopted a design for the original American Flag for soldiers...
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07 June 2021

Capitol Update: 87th Session Victories

The curtain has closed on the 87th Legislative Session, reminding me of the lyrics from one of my favorite Willie Nelson songs: “turn out the lights, the party’s over.” As lawmakers head back to their respective districts, they’ll return to their “day job” until our first Special Session is called later this summer. I’m personally...
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02 June 2021


AUSTIN — Today, Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) released this statement on the conclusion of 87th Legislative Session: Monday was the final day of what many are calling “the most conservative session in Texas history.” In 140 days we protected the sanctity of life by banning abortions when a heartbeat is detected, built upon our state’s...
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24 May 2021

Capitol Update: Transportation and Personal Privacy

This past week, we celebrated National Transportation Infrastructure Week. While this recognition does not come with celebratory cake and confetti, I know we can all appreciate the core systems which enable the movement of goods and people throughout the state and across the country. Transportation infrastructure brings prosperity to the nation by connecting Americans to...
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