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First Bills and Texas 101 Day 2015

December 3, 2014 |

It’s hard to believe, but the 84th Legislative Session is right around the corner. In about five weeks, I will head back to the Capitol to be sworn in for my third term. It’s an incredible honor to have the continued trust of my neighbors in House District 101 and to be their voice on the issues that matter in our community – improving our public schools, increasing access to healthcare and creating better paying jobs for our community.

Success during a legislative session is definitely a team effort, which includes help from staff, my colleagues, and of course, the Texans I represent. I look forward to working with you as we gear up for session. If we can help with a state matter or you have a bill idea, just let me know. You can email me at any time at

Thanks for your support and continued friendship. I look forward to hearing from you.


P.S. Make sure to scroll down for information about our upcoming Holiday Open House, Opening Day of Session and Texas 101 Day at the Capitol!

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Turner Pre-files Double Dipping ban and other measures

Turner Pre-files Double Dipping ban and other measures

December 2, 2014 |

AUSTIN – On Monday, State Representative Chris Turner (HD 101- Grand Prairie) pre-filed five pieces of legislation in advance of the 84th Legislative Session. The measures target a wide range of issues, including instituting a ban on “double dipping,” ensuring bars carry liability insurance, providing additional aid to veterans in need, cracking down on unsolicited calls by high-interest lenders, and protecting Texans from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Turner’s Statement On President Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

November 20, 2014 |

ARLINGTON — In anticipation of tonight’s announcement by President Barack Obama that he will sign an executive order addressing immigration, State Representative Chris Turner (HD101-Grand Prairie) released the following statement:

“Comprehensive immigration reform has been stalled in Congress for far too long. I applaud the President for taking action to fix a broken system that has put millions of law-abiding families — including many in North Texas — in constant fear of being ripped apart.

“It is my hope that this announcement will finally spur Congress into action and they will pass comprehensive immigration reform. Such legislation will not only benefit immigrants, but our local, state and national economy. Additionally, millions will finally be able to come out of the shadows.”

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Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day

November 11, 2014 |

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” -Elmer Davis

In an ultimate display of unwavering patriotism, our nation’s veterans have made unbelievable sacrifices in order to protect the rights and liberties we cherish as Americans. It is because of their courage, their strength, their commitment, and their dedication to freedom and democracy that we have become the great country we are today.

In recognition of their service, today we thank the many brave men and women who have worn our country’s uniform. We remember our sacred obligation to all veterans and their families, and celebrate our nation’s true heroes. Their admirable contributions at home and abroad merit far more honor than we can ever bestow, nor we can ever fully repay them for their sacrifice and selflessness.

Please join me today in paying tribute those who have served our nation and fought to protect our freedom. They have truly earned our lasting respect and gratitude.

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