Did we get shut out this year

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Did we get shut out this year

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Post by RPBrown » Wed May 10, 2017 3:16 pm

It appears that we got shut out for all of the 2A bills for this session. Looks like everything got stopped at the Calendars Committee. Did we get anything at all through? If not, perhaps we need to rethink some of our elected officials. A Republican House and Senate and nothing I can see gets through.
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Post by powerboatr » Wed May 10, 2017 3:36 pm

it does seem to lead one to think they need to work more than every two years. there many things the legislature needs to be working on.
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Post by flowrie » Wed May 10, 2017 3:40 pm

I went to "Texas Legislature Online" to look up some of the 2A bills, I see the information and look at the dates and deadlines, but I cannot make sense of it all. I even went to the glossary to look up the meaning of some of the terms used, again makes no sense to me.
It's all "legislature speak", which I am not familiar with.
I am sure Mr. Cotton or some other knowledgeable member can enlighten us.
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Post by twomillenium » Wed May 10, 2017 3:47 pm

powerboatr wrote:it does seem to lead one to think they need to work more than every two years. there many things the legislature needs to be working on.
Heavens No! They would mess up more than they would make better. We need term limits and we need a legislature that will work on things for the whole session instead of playing and partying for half of it and then claim they ran out of time.
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Post by steveincowtown » Wed May 10, 2017 4:05 pm

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powerboatr wrote:it does seem to lead one to think they need to work more than every two years. there many things the legislature needs to be working on.
Heavens No! They would mess up more than they would make better. We need term limits and we need a legislature that will work on things for the whole session instead of playing and partying for half of it and then claim they ran out of time.
The TX Leg will pass every bill they desire too. Not one more, and not one less. They have plenty of time.

The problem is that the majority of Republicans are just a pack of RINOs lead by Strauss.
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Re: Did we get shut out this year

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Post by carlson1 » Wed May 10, 2017 4:16 pm

"Did We Get shut Out This Year"
Yes it appears we did.
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Post by Liberty » Wed May 10, 2017 4:33 pm

The problem is that these bills get defeated by a cowardly legislature that doesn't leave their fingerprints behind. Most of them have A+ and A ratings from the TSRA.
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Post by powerboatr » Wed May 10, 2017 4:41 pm

our guy....bryan hughes was to busy doing photo ops than doing his job. I still cant believe he was voted to the senate after screwing us over in the house.
he is horrible as they get.
he wont return calls or letters.
we had a huge water rate fight with monarch, southwest water and he was to busy to help us and half the state fight the insane rates.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed May 10, 2017 4:44 pm

The number of pro-gun bills that will pass this session will be down compared to prior years, but we will get important legislation passed. We also killed more anti-gun bills that in any prior session. When the session is over, I'll discuss the reasons for the fewer bills having passed this session.

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Post by Wolverine » Wed May 10, 2017 6:30 pm

Liberty wrote:The problem is that these bills get defeated by a cowardly legislature that doesn't leave their fingerprints behind. Most of them have A+ and A ratings from the TSRA.
It sounds like grade inflation and makes me wonder how much I can trust those ratings.
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Post by doncb » Thu May 11, 2017 4:38 pm

We got the door slammed in our faces. I've got some ocean front property in Oklahoma for anybody that thinks it's going to be any different in 2 years.
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Re: Did we get shut out this year

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Post by jed » Thu May 11, 2017 5:11 pm

Texas' congress is no different than the US congress, where the majority of Republicans are just rinos. I see very little difference between demos and reps on the local, state or national level. There are a few exceptions but far too few to make a difference. Trump campaigned on draining the swamp in Washington, well, we have our own swamp in Austin and neither will ever be drained. Too many politicians only looking to pad their pockets from the special interests and lobbyists. Nothing will ever change here or in Washington.


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Re: Did we get shut out this year

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Post by chasfm11 » Fri May 12, 2017 7:55 am

My Texas House representative has been a vocal supporter of Joe Strauss. I've written USPS type letters to him, saying that he owns the results of bills that concern me not passing because of their dying in committees just as much as Strauss does. In addition, I've called his office and even visited his office in Austin in person. None of my phone calls were returned and the in person visit (because he was not in the building at the time and the interns in his office couldn't provide any information) was for naught.

Yesterday, his local administrative assistance returned my phone call. She and I talked about some of my concerns. I must have made enough of an impression on her that my concerns were on going that she offered a sit-down meeting among me, the representative and herself over coffee in the coming weeks.

She claims that 2015 was the best session ever for Republican legislation. I'm sure that she has information to back that up. That is not my perspective, given all of the gun related bills that didn't pass. In preparation for the meeting, I would like to have a score card about the important bills and their status, especially the gun bills that didn't pass. I have an uphill battle on the gun bill front from the last session because of Campus Carry and Open Carry.

I have no illusions about having any impact but I believe that the potential for influence in 2019 is greater if I have the meeting and am prepared than if I don't. I want to do all that I can to keep us from getting mostly stifled again.
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Re: Did we get shut out this year

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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Fri May 12, 2017 7:59 am

chasfm11 wrote:My Texas House representative has been a vocal supporter of Joe Strauss. I've written USPS type letters to him, saying that he owns the results of bills that concern me not passing because of their dying in committees just as much as Strauss does. In addition, I've called his office and even visited his office in Austin in person. None of my phone calls were returned and the in person visit (because he was not in the building at the time and the interns in his office couldn't provide any information) was for naught.

Yesterday, his local administrative assistance returned my phone call. She and I talked about some of my concerns. I must have made enough of an impression on her that my concerns were on going that she offered a sit-down meeting among me, the representative and herself over coffee in the coming weeks.

She claims that 2015 was the best session ever for Republican legislation. I'm sure that she has information to back that up. That is not my perspective, given all of the gun related bills that didn't pass. In preparation for the meeting, I would like to have a score card about the important bills and their status, especially the gun bills that didn't pass. I have an uphill battle on the gun bill front from the last session because of Campus Carry and Open Carry.

I have no illusions about having any impact but I believe that the potential for influence in 2019 is greater if I have the meeting and am prepared than if I don't. I want to do all that I can to keep us from getting mostly stifled again.
This is good, just remember to be tactful and polite. Sugar over vinegar and such...

I do agree that we got a lot in 2015, so maybe we got a bit spoiled. But I don't think that's any reason for us to be OK with bills like 560 not seeing the light of day. And it's not a complete loss, SB16 will add to our ranks so our voices are louder for 2019.

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Re: Did we get shut out this year

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Post by gljjt » Fri May 12, 2017 11:51 am

TexasJohnBoy wrote:
chasfm11 wrote:My Texas House representative has been a vocal supporter of Joe Strauss. I've written USPS type letters to him, saying that he owns the results of bills that concern me not passing because of their dying in committees just as much as Strauss does. In addition, I've called his office and even visited his office in Austin in person. None of my phone calls were returned and the in person visit (because he was not in the building at the time and the interns in his office couldn't provide any information) was for naught.

Yesterday, his local administrative assistance returned my phone call. She and I talked about some of my concerns. I must have made enough of an impression on her that my concerns were on going that she offered a sit-down meeting among me, the representative and herself over coffee in the coming weeks.

She claims that 2015 was the best session ever for Republican legislation. I'm sure that she has information to back that up. That is not my perspective, given all of the gun related bills that didn't pass. In preparation for the meeting, I would like to have a score card about the important bills and their status, especially the gun bills that didn't pass. I have an uphill battle on the gun bill front from the last session because of Campus Carry and Open Carry.

I have no illusions about having any impact but I believe that the potential for influence in 2019 is greater if I have the meeting and am prepared than if I don't. I want to do all that I can to keep us from getting mostly stifled again.
This is good, just remember to be tactful and polite. Sugar over vinegar and such...

I do agree that we got a lot in 2015, so maybe we got a bit spoiled. But I don't think that's any reason for us to be OK with bills like 560 not seeing the light of day. And it's not a complete loss, SB16 will add to our ranks so our voices are louder for 2019.

Good job
I agree. This wasn't a Superbowl year, and SB16 is a low impact win tactically. Strategically, however, I think it is big. 2 years, 4 years from now the number of LTC holders could make a big difference in a HB560 type bill's chances. And other big win bills.

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