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The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213 last Thursday. The House passed it before the Congressional Budget Office had a chance to score the bill, meaning that legislators voted before they had a full estimate of the AHCA’s effects. Some members admitted that they hadn’t read the whole bill before voting for its passage. Among them was Rep.

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On Wednesday morning, Chairman Rafael Anchia asked his fellow House members to explain the motivation behind SB 4, the anti-“sanctuary cities” bill. Despite Texas’ near-perfect record of compliance with federal detention requests, the bill has moved quickly through both chambers, and likely will soon become law.

 

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Join in prayer with Texans of all faiths and immigrants as our representatives debate the anti-immigrant bill SB 4. Whether you are in Austin or not, lift your voice for the vision we share—community, hospitality, and freedom from fear for all people.

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