Several of us have heard about the issue between the Pardo family and the local CPS office. Check out the update from the Texas Homeschool Coalition's Jeremy Newman.
If a conference committee is requested, the presiding officers each appoint five members from their respective chambers to serve on the committee. A conference committee’s charge is limited to reconciling differences between the two chambers, and the committee may not alter, amend, or omit text that is not in disagreement without the adoption of an “out of bounds” resolution by both chambers. The committee also may not add text on any matter that is not in disagreement or that is not included in either version of the bill in question without such a resolution. After the committee has reached an agreement, a report is prepared for submittal to the house and senate. The report must be approved by at least three conferees from each chamber and must contain the text of the bill as approved by the conference committee, a side-by-side analysis comparing the text of the compromise bill to both the house and the Senate versions, an updated fiscal note, and the signatures of those members of the conference committee who approved the report. A conference committee report is not subject to amendment by the house or senate and must be accepted or rejected in its entirety.
Should the proposed compromise remain unacceptable to either chamber, it may be returned to the same conference committee for further deliberation, with or without specific instructions, or the appointment of a new conference committee may be requested. Failure of the conference committee to reach agreement kills the bill. If the conference committee report is acceptable to both chambers, the bill is enrolled, signed by both presiding officers in the presence of their respective chambers, and sent to the governor.
In Austin, this week, ET4L's Legislative Committee Chair Desiree Watts and Executive Director Stacy McMahan went in separate directions, with the exception of the Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition's (TCGC) Press Conference, while focusing on ET4L's top legislative priorities, as well as bills we strongly oppose.
It has been a busy week filled with the House Budget vote and the Property Tax Hearing, among other bills. Yesterday, with the TCGC Press Conference, Texans for Vaccine Choice Freedom Fight Rally, and the Capitol.
ET4L has learned that a TCGC statement and the video of yesterday's TCGC press conference will be released next week. In the meantime, read the TCGC Press Release here and East Texans for Liberty's position on SB 10 and SB 11 here.
ET4L would like to thank JoAnn Fleming, Cindy Asmussen, Trayce Bradford, Pastor Stephan Broaden, Barbara Harless, Alice Linahan, and Rachel Malone for their informational statements concerning SB 10 and SB 11 yesterday.
Additionally, ET4L wishes to thank all of the SREC members that attended yesterday's press conference, all of which are in unison in opposing SB 10 and SB 11.
East Texans for Liberty joins in asking
Governor Greg Abbott to VETO SB 10.
Be on the lookout for more on
SB 10 & SB 11 next week!
East Texans for Liberty
Date: March 27, 2019
Contact: Stacy McMahan, Executive Director, East Texans for Liberty PAC
Gilmer, Texas: The East Texans for Liberty PAC Executive Director and Board of Directors strongly oppose Senate Bill 10, Senate Bill 11, and House Bill 1448 in the 86th Legislative Session for the following reasons:
- Transforms Texas schools from academic centers to mental health centers;
- Encroaches upon personal, parental, and medical liberty;
- Promotes conflicts of interest giving priority to pharmaceutical drugs over other types of mental healthcare;
- Infringes on the principle of limited government by creating a new one-hundred ($100) million program that is outside of the core functions of state government; and
- Establishes a new bureaucracy.
Join the March 28th Medical Freedom Rally!
Regardless of where you stand on your choice to vaccinate, we can all agree that the nationwide assault on our constitutional rights, including our right to openly discuss and practice our deeply held beliefs, should be protected at all costs. As we head into this crucial history-in-the-making moment, when Texas will decide what liberties we will stand for and what we will hand over, we humbly seek your support at our March 28th rally to fight for our medical freedom to ensure that you continue to have the right to call the shots for you and your family!
For more information and to register for the March 28th Rally on the South Stairs of the Capitol: www.freedomfight2019.com
East Texans for Liberty encourages your participation on March 28th!
SAVE OUR TEXAS MONUMENTS THIS SESSION
The legislation that would protect our monuments is being stalled
and we need your help!
Please call today!
- Call Lt. Governor Dan Patrick & House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and please tell them you want a bill to protect the monuments heard this session.
- My name is _______ and I live in __________, Texas. I vote in the Republican primary. I am calling upon _____________ (Lt Gov. Dan Patrick or Speaker Bonnen) to guarantee a bill will be heard to protect our Texas historical statues and monuments in this 86th Legislative session.
- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's Office Line: (512) 463-0001
- Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen's Office Line: (512) 463-1000
- For more information, see: https://www.easttexansforliberty.com/urgent_action_fight_to_save_texas_historical_statues_and_monuments
Protecting Texas Historical Statues and Monuments NEEDS YOU!
- The Dallas City Council voted to remove the city’s oldest public monument, the Confederate War Memorial in Dallas Pioneer Park Cemetery. The city council had earlier removed a statue of Robert E. Lee in 2017 that had stood for 81 years. It would appear that the Dallas City Council is implementing an agenda that would erase historical figures and events that in today’s society they find distasteful and unseemly.
- In fact, the appetite to remove historical sites and memorials has spread past Confederate War statues to two of Texas’ most cherished landmarks – the Alamo and the Alamo Cenotaph (also known as the Spirit of Sacrifice), which commemorates the fallen heroes of the Alamo Battle in their fight for independence from the centralist government of Mexico. The San Antonio City Council voted unanimously to return the Alamo to a pre-battle state and physically relocate the Cenotaph memorial to a more obscure location. Opponents of city council’s plan to emphasize the Alamo complex prior to the famous battle for Texas independence fear that millions of visitors who come to the Alamo will not garner a true understanding of the Texas spirit if the Texas Alamo Defenders are de-emphasized and hidden.
The Republican Party of Texas supports protecting our Texas statues and monuments. See Platform Plank #315.
The Republican Party of Texas supports protecting the Alamo and the Alamo Cenotaph. See Platform Plank #296.
- Recently, an independent poll was taken to assess the public’s reaction to protecting Confederate monuments. This poll specifically asked the tough questions regarding Confederate monuments to distinguish them from the more universally loved Texas Independence monuments and memorials. The poll found that Texans back monument protection with 64% “for” and 26% “against.” In fact, poll results show 60% of Hispanics and 35% of African-Americans support protecting Texas’ Confederate monuments.