Accountability for Power Outages

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Fix the root of the problem... Read More

Unconstitutional Mask Mandate Repeal

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Unconstitutional statute = unconstitutional mask mandate... Read More

Stronger election integrity now.

Friday, January 29, 2021
The need for stronger election integrity laws is certain. You have been heard loud and clear.... Read More

OPENING DAY 2021 - The 87th Legislative Session Has Begun!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The 87th Texas State Legislature is officially in session. We will be tackling some big issues this year including COVID-19, protecting and advocating for life, and redistricting—among many more. I am honored to be back in Austin, and am ready to get to work!... Read More

Schaefer, incumbent for District 6 seat in Texas House of Representatives, runs on expanding economic freedom, education, health care

Monday, October 26, 2020
For incumbent District 6 Texas House Rep. Matt Schaefer, removing government red tape and expanding freedom continues to be his main focus to help East Texans.... Read More

Local Win: State Funding For Rose City Summer Camps

Friday, August 21, 2020
State funding is now available for summer programs, such as Rose City Summer Camps, that partner with local school districts to provide academic learning to kids. House Bill 3, the major school finance reform bill, passed into law this session. Wanting solid programs like Rose City Summer Camps to continue to flourish, I proposed an amendment to ensure such camps would receive state funding. I was happy to see the final version of House Bill 3 did just that.... Read More

Spending Accountability

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Accountability and efficiency with your tax money is a common sense expectation. But the simple truth is that watching your money in Austin is easier said than done. That is why I sponsored a bill that will strengthen fiscal stewardship in Texas government. Here’s the background.... Read More

Cutting Red Tape

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Special-needs Texans need the kind of very special care provided by Breckenridge Village of Tyler (BVT).  But when red tape in Austin blocked BVT from providing that care, I went to work. I had the privilege of authoring House Bill 3117, which the Governor signed into law.... Read More

6th Most Conservative; Serving District 6

Thursday, June 06, 2019
The 86th Legislative Session is done. There were great challenges. We had some wins, losses, and missed opportunities. Overall, I believe my record will reflect that I stood firm in the core values that are shared by so many in East Texas.... Read More

Spending Your Money—The Good & The Bad

Thursday, March 28, 2019
BUDGET UPDATEI am not happy with this budget—it spends too much money overall. My mission is significant property tax relief, results-driven funding for public schools, and a leaner budget. Last night the House unanimously passed a preliminary budget, and sent it to the Senate where the next phase is underway. In committee, I voted “No” during the first step of the budget process.... Read More