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Thoughts on Shooting in Uvalde

I was a student in high school when Columbine happened. I remember the shock and horror but also the fear that this could happen in my own community. In 20 years, it seems like nothing has changed except that more and more communities have suffered a similar fate. As a father, I cannot begin to fathom the pain and heartbreak the families in Uvalde must be experiencing. This tragedy comes just…

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PRESS RELEASE: Texas Ballot By Mail tracking tool

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     January 14, 2022                      TEXAS BALLOT BY MAIL TRACKING TOOL NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE Voters may track the status of applications, ballots by mail on Secretary of State’s website under Bucy’s H.B. 1382 AUSTIN — The Ballot by Mail tracking tool created by H.B. 1382 (87R) is now available online…

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CARES Act Letter to Williamson County Commissioners Court

Reps. Vikki Goodwin, Donna Howard, Celia Israel and I sent a letter to County Judge Bill Gravell and the Williamson County Commissioners Court asking them to reconsider their decision on funding for Leander and Round Rock ISD. Students in these districts deserve the same support as any other student in Williamson County to help address the momentous challenges and learning loss we’ve seen under COVID-19.

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PRESS RELEASE: DPS Data Supports Implementing OVR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     July 10, 2021                    NEW TEXAS DPS DATA SUPPORTS FULLY IMPLEMENTING ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION Updated data from the Department of Public Safety shows nearly 1 million Texans have registered online as part of driver license transactions; system reported to be working well and without complication AUSTIN— While the Texas Legislature…

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Voter Registration Deadline

Monday, Oct. 5th is the last day to register to vote ahead of the November election. Find when and where to get registered.

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Letter on Ballot By Mail and USPS

Recently the U.S. Postal Service sent a letter to Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs advising of “heightened risk” to Texas voters of USPS not being able to meet various statutory deadlines around voting by mail. In response, I sent a letter to Gov. Abbott and Sec. Hughs urging decisive action to mitigate this situation and ensure that every vote that is legally cast will be duly counted. I want to…

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Letter on School Reopenings and Standardized Testing

Today I sent a letter to Gov. Abbott along with my colleagues from the Central Texas delegation to express our concern with the plan to uniformly resume in-person instruction in our schools this fall as well as the need to waive standardized testing requirements for the next school year. I want to thank my colleagues for their attention and support of this important matter. Whether or not to reopen schools is…

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Coronavirus Resources & Updates

Resources and updates from state, county, and local jurisdictions and agencies related to COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. We’ve also included information about prevention, testing, and mitigation. Additional information and resources will be included as they become available.

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