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Texas Impact presents a wrap-up of the 85th Texas Legislature -- bills that passed, bills that failed to pass, and bills that were vetoed by the Governor. Texas Impact's work during the 85th Texas Legislature was informed by our consensus 2017 Texas Impact Legislative Priorities.

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U.S. Senators unveiled their health care reform bill Thursday morning. The bill was developed behind closed doors, and Senate Republican leaders are hoping to have a vote on the Senate floor before a weeklong recess beginning June 30th.

President Trump and Republicans in Congress campaigned on pledges to cover more people, lower costs, and protect Medicaid. The Senate bill breaks all those promises.

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In 2017, so-called “bathroom” legislation was introduced in the Texas Legislature. The issue, which had not been a topic of discussion previously in Texas, was instantly divisive and contentious. Lt. Governor Patrick views the legislation as a top priority, while Speaker Straus has said that the legislation is unnecessary and potentially harmful for the state’s economy.

Event Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

Our friends at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invite you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.

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