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by Papa_Tiger
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners
Replies: 159
Views: 15080

Re: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners

It was a tough slog going through yesterday's submitted bills knowing that it is likely that all the bills submitted by Representative Anchia will get a hearing in the Homeland Security committee. There is likely going to be A LOT of political capital spent keeping these bills from leaving the committee.

The fact that Speaker Bonnen would put a fox like Representative Nevarez in charge of a key committee hen house like Homeland Security is galling.

Gun rights MAY not be infringed this session, Mr. Speaker, but they are certainly going to have a hard time advancing because of your choices. A LOT of time is going to be spent defeating terrible legislation that should rather be spent promoting individual freedom and reducing government infringement.
by Papa_Tiger
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners
Replies: 159
Views: 15080

Re: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners

https://texasscorecard.com/state/bonnen ... xas-house/

Interesting take on the House Committee appointments:
The Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety has now been given to Democrat State Rep. Poncho Nevarez (Eagle Pass). While pro-gun legislation had traditionally been sent to this committee, it may be a sign that bills such as constitutional carry could be sent to the Committee on State Affairs instead.
I think part of the logic in appointment of Rep. Nevarez is likely because of this:
“After thoughtful consideration, the following assignments have been made to reflect the seniority and personal preferences of members and the diverse demographics of the Texas House,” said Bonnen.

Bonnen said he was able to meet with over 140 of the 147 current lawmakers in the process and assured members that he went to great lengths in his consideration of the members’ respective districts when deciding which committees to assign them.
Rep. Nevarez has been on the Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety for quite a while (he was vice-chair in both the 84th and 85th Legislatures).
by Papa_Tiger
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners
Replies: 159
Views: 15080

Re: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners

I wonder what his priorities this session are and if he had to make concessions in other areas (such as the 2A) to give his legislative priorities a chance to pass the House. Based on certain committee assignments, seems like it is going to be a kick the can down the road session as nothing too controversial from either major party is going to get through to the floor.

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