First Bills and Texas 101 Day 2015

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!


First Bills Filed
On Monday, I filed my first five bills of the 84th Legislative Session. They 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 cold calls by high-interest lenders, and protecting Texans from discrimination based on sexual orientation. Read more by clicking here.


Open Enrollment on the Healthcare Marketplace
As you may know, the Healthcare Marketplace is open for enrollment through February 15. Of course, individuals who enrolled in plans through the exchange last year will automatically have their plans renewed, or they can switch to a new plan if they prefer. More information is available here.

If you need additional help sorting through the plans and options, contact my office at 817-459-2800 and we will connect you with someone who can help.


Thursday, December 18: Holiday Open House
To celebrate the holiday season and to help give back to our community, on Thursday, December 18 from 4:00 to 6:00pm, we are hosting a holiday open house at our Arlington office, located in the Chase Bank building at 1600 East Pioneer Parkway, Suite 515. Please bring an unwrapped toy, which will be delivered to Mission Arlington. To RSVP, click here.


Tuesday, January 13: Opening Day of the 84th Legislature
If you are planning to come to Austin for Opening Day — we moved! Our new office (E2.318) will have a come-and-go reception with refreshments. You are more than welcome to stay and view the broadcast of the proceedings. My staff, Lisa and I would love to see you. For more information, please contact our Capitol office at 512-463-0574.


Wednesday, February 18: Texas 101 Day at the Capitol
Last session, a bus load of HD 101 constituents and supporters left Arlington early in the morning to head south to Austin for Texas 101 Day at the Capitol. It was a fun and informative day for all who attended and is considered a “do not miss” district event. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 18. We’ll have more information and details to come, so watch your inbox and my Facebook page.

Until then, if you’re interested in attending or want more information, call our district office — 817-459-2800