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Direct Action Texas Statement on House Election Committee

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This morning Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced committee assignments for the 86th legislative session. With a keen interest in election integrity, we applaud his selection to head the House Election Committee.

Representative Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth) has been tapped to chair the committee while Philip Cortez (D-San Antonio) will serve as Vice Chair.

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Get Rid of Voter ID in TX?

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Last week it was widely reported that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats, freshly endued with power, proposed sweeping changes to our electoral system.

Texans need to be aware of troubling so-called progressive election law reforms trending nationally and being proposed in Texas.

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Bill Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote Filed

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Texas could join other states requiring proof of citizenship for those registering to vote.

Representative Mike Lang (R-Granbury) has filed a bill meant to ensure Texas elections are conducted fairly, ensuring voter rolls do not include non-citizens.

House Bill 378 requires that citizenship is established for individuals registering to vote, including language requiring the Secretary of State to confer with the Department of Public Safety to check the citizen status of registrants.

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DAT Statement on Secretary of State Speech

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Direct Action Texas commends Secretary of State David Whitley’s remarks kicking off the legislative session.

This week the legislature convened and the opening ceremonies in the House were led by the newly appointed Secretary. In carrying out his duties, calling the legislature to order, Whitley took time to highlight his offices’ duty administering our electoral process.

Notably, election administration was prioritized, a departure from recent prior speeches by Whitley’s predecessors.

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