Joe Biden’s America

It’s official! Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States of America.  Kamala Harris will be the next vice president of the United States of America.  The message from the American people was heard loud and clear: we embrace Joe Biden’s vision for a country that includes everyone and we reject Donald Trump’s divisive […]

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Back to school

As students and teachers head back to school, I wanted to highlight some of the new laws going into effect following the recent legislative session that will impact students, teachers, parents and taxpayers. INCREASED FUNDING FOR OUR SCHOOLS HB 3 is the omnibus bill aimed at addressing our state’s broken school finance system and adding more state funding for our schools. As

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El Paso

On Saturday, 20 people, shopping for groceries and back-to-school supplies, lost their lives in a hate-fueled act of white supremacy and domestic terrorism. It was just reported that two of the more than two dozen wounded in this heinous attack have also died, bringing the number of victims to 22. And amazingly, though it’s only been 48

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Humanitarian crisis in Texas

On Friday, I joined several of my colleagues in Austin for a House committee hearing focused on the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. For six hours, we heard from state agency heads, officials from border counties and representatives from immigrant-rights organizations. We discussed the treatment of detained children, the separation of families and the bleak conditions at many

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