House of Representatives: Public Hearing

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Come Join Us for a Special Evening November 13, 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017
Come hear Senator Bryan Hughes, Senator Kevin Eltife, and Representative Cole Hefner!... Read More

Schaefer Amendment Hits Sanctuary Cities

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Sunday night Gov. Abbott signed a statewide ban on sanctuary cities. The legislation got a big boost in the House when Rep. Schaefer succeeded in adding a strong amendment which ultimately became law.... Read More

Disabled Preborn Justice Act Filed by Rep. Schaefer

Thursday, February 16, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 16, 2017Disabled Preborn Justice Act Filed by Rep. Matt SchaeferAUSTIN, TX– Today, Rep. Matt Schaefer filed House Bill 1971, legislation that will bring needed pro-life changes to three areas of abortion law in Texas:... Read More

Schaefer Amendment Expands Transparency in House Budget Meetings

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Schaefer Amendment Expands Transparency in House Budget MeetingsToday Rep. Schaefer passed an amendment to the rules for the House of Representatives that will increase the number of budget hearings that can be viewed on the internet by the public.... Read More

The numbers are in. And Staggering.

Friday, January 06, 2017
Final count for 2016?Nearly 300,000 illegal aliens apprehended along the Texas border. That’s caught, processed, held, returned, or released.Perspective?That’s at least three new illegal aliens for every man, woman, and child in Tyler.Reliable officials have confided in me that for every person apprehended, they believe two cross unimpeded. In effect, triple that number.Over 889,000... Read More

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services Resume in East Texas

Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) awarded a new contract for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services in East Texas.The State has granted $815,000 to Community Healthcore, a provider based out of Longview, to continue ECI services. These services were previously administered through the Andrews Center. Community Healthcore will provide the same services to the same seven county service area with no changes to what clients pay. While Community Healthcore is based out of Longview, new offices will be established in the Tyler area.... Read More

Hear What They Said; A Challenge to Help

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Why did 20 conservative Texas legislators travel to East Texas to support Rep. Matt Schaefer?They worked alongside Matt in his first session in Austin.  Then they travelled to East Texas from as far away as Amarillo, Lubbock, and The Woodlands with something to say:... Read More

State of Texas to Intervene in Liberty Utility Case

Thursday, September 22, 2016
State of Texas to Intervene in Liberty Utility CaseOffice of Public Utility Counsel will Represent RatepayersRepresentative Matt Schaefer announced on Thursday that the Office of Public Utility Counsel will intervene in the Liberty Utility rate increase case, and will represent ratepayers in hearings moving forward. Liberty Utility, a private utility company operating in Smith County, but including some city residents, has proposed substantial increases in their rates for water and sewer. About 3,800 people are affected.... Read More