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Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:56 am
by dhoobler
Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety

by: Rep. Bonnen, Dennis
09/04/2019

AUSTIN, Texas - Speaker Dennis Bonnen today appointed 13 members of the Texas House of Representatives to serve on the newly-formed Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety. The House Select Committee was formed in response to the recent tragedies in El Paso, Midland, and Odessa, and will be tasked with studying and recommending effective legislative solutions and other measures to help prevent mass violence and improve community safety in Texas.
https://house.texas.gov/news/press-releases/?id=7038

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:01 am
by dhoobler
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Names Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety and Issues Committee Charges

https://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/2019/09/0 ... e-charges/

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:16 am
by DevilDawg
Bread & Circuses for the masses.

The only useful part of the four charges they were presented was finding out why existing laws aren’t working. Which is because they aren’t being enforced but that’s a liberal DA rabbit hole problem that we won’t go down. The other three charges are just Games to keep the masses distracted.

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:27 am
by RPBrown
So now we have 2 committees looking at the same issues. Bureaucracy at it's finest

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:30 am
by Papa_Tiger
dhoobler wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:56 am
Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety

by: Rep. Bonnen, Dennis
09/04/2019

AUSTIN, Texas - Speaker Dennis Bonnen today appointed 13 members of the Texas House of Representatives to serve on the newly-formed Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety. The House Select Committee was formed in response to the recent tragedies in El Paso, Midland, and Odessa, and will be tasked with studying and recommending effective legislative solutions and other measures to help prevent mass violence and improve community safety in Texas.
https://house.texas.gov/news/press-releases/?id=7038
The fact that Nevarez and Moody are on the House committee shows that there is no seriousness in this process.

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:08 pm
by Charles L. Cotton
Bonnen screws Texas gun-owners again. The Bonnen Committee consists of:

A-Rated Republicans = 7
D-Rated Democrats = 4 (Two should be rated F; i.e. Nevarez and Moody.)
F-Rated Democrats = 2

Be sure to let your Representatives know how you feel about Bonnen. BTW Dennis, the NRA is not a fringe organization.

Chas.

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:24 pm
by crazy2medic
When the legislature is in session nothing is safe or sacred.

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:48 pm
by KC5AV
crazy2medic wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:24 pm
When the legislature is in session nothing is safe or sacred.
Apparently they aren’t safe even when the legislature isn’t in session.

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:18 pm
by crazy2medic
KC5AV wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:48 pm
crazy2medic wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:24 pm
When the legislature is in session nothing is safe or sacred.
Apparently they aren’t safe even when the legislature isn’t in session.
Too True!

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:57 pm
by The Annoyed Man
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:08 pm
Bonnen screws Texas gun-owners again. The Bonnen Committee consists of:

A-Rated Republicans = 7
D-Rated Democrats = 4 (Two should be rated F; i.e. Nevarez and Moody.)
F-Rated Democrats = 2

Be sure to let your Representatives know how you feel about Bonnen. BTW Dennis, the NRA is not a fringe organization.

Chas.
And Bonnen used to be A rated, did he not? So an A rating may not mean that much anymore.

Charles, is there ANY chance that republicans will remember Bonnen's deceitfulness and replace him in he next session? Do they have the votes?

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:33 pm
by Flightmare
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:08 pm
Bonnen screws Texas gun-owners again. The Bonnen Committee consists of:

A-Rated Republicans = 7
D-Rated Democrats = 4 (Two should be rated F; i.e. Nevarez and Moody.)
F-Rated Democrats = 2

Be sure to let your Representatives know how you feel about Bonnen. BTW Dennis, the NRA is not a fringe organization.

Chas.
And Bonnen used to be A rated, did he not? So an A rating may not mean that much anymore.

Charles, is there ANY chance that republicans will remember Bonnen's deceitfulness and replace him in he next session? Do they have the votes?
Republicans only have a 17 vote majority in the house. I suspect Bonnen would have broad support from democrats and some republicans. There would have to be a MAJOR overturn in the house, for Bonnen to not be reelected speaker. This assumes he defeats his primary and general opponents.

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:08 pm
by Charles L. Cotton
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:08 pm
Bonnen screws Texas gun-owners again. The Bonnen Committee consists of:

A-Rated Republicans = 7
D-Rated Democrats = 4 (Two should be rated F; i.e. Nevarez and Moody.)
F-Rated Democrats = 2

Be sure to let your Representatives know how you feel about Bonnen. BTW Dennis, the NRA is not a fringe organization.

Chas.
And Bonnen used to be A rated, did he not? So an A rating may not mean that much anymore.

Charles, is there ANY chance that republicans will remember Bonnen's deceitfulness and replace him in he next session? Do they have the votes?
Bonnen's A rating was based upon his voting record and it was justified. He was always a good vote. His tenure as Speaker was not good. Republicans will not dump Bonnen unless voters put pressure on their representatives.

Chas.

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:24 pm
by Oldgringo
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:08 pm
Bonnen screws Texas gun-owners again. The Bonnen Committee consists of:

A-Rated Republicans = 7
D-Rated Democrats = 4 (Two should be rated F; i.e. Nevarez and Moody.)
F-Rated Democrats = 2

Be sure to let your Representatives know how you feel about Bonnen. BTW Dennis, the NRA is not a fringe organization.

Chas.
And Bonnen used to be A rated, did he not? So an A rating may not mean that much anymore.

Charles, is there ANY chance that republicans will remember Bonnen's deceitfulness and replace him in he next session? Do they have the votes?
...do they have the chutzpah?

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:26 pm
by jason812
I do not care about the back room deals and the unified front. Every representative is on record voting for Bonnen as the speaker. To me, that shows the politicians in Austin do not have our best interests in mind and will not fight for what is right.

Re: Speaker Bonnen Appoints 13 Members to House Select Committee

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:27 pm
by Alf
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:57 pm
And Bonnen used to be A rated, did he not? So an A rating may not mean that much anymore.

Charles, is there ANY chance that republicans will remember Bonnen's deceitfulness and replace him in he next session? Do they have the votes?
Bonnen is Straus 2.0 in more ways than one.

But never forget these politicians got their A rating from the same organization that loves the POTUS who enacted more gun control through unilateral executive action than Obama.