The 3rd Special Session of the 88th Legislature is underway and I am back in Austin for hearings and floor session. There is a lot to accomplish both in Austin and in HD-65 right now!
On Monday, in our House Appropriations hearing, we learned that 227 of the individuals who have been apprehended by US Border Patrol in 2023 are on the FBI terrorist watchlist. This is a 230% increase from last year… and 2023 isn’t even over. Our committee passed HB 6 that night, and it will be on the House floor on Wednesday. You can watch here.
We have got to be resolute and stand strong in our efforts to keep Texans safe, especially at a time when the world around us is erupting in violence. This is no time to take our eye off the Texas border, which is the southern gateway to America.
Yours in service,