Thousands of anti-abortion supporters from around the state carried signs reading “Defund Planned Parenthood” and chanted “We are pro-life” on the steps of the Texas Capitol on Saturday for the annual Texas Rally for Life.
Advocates for marijuana decriminalization in Texas might score a major victory this year if the state legislature passes House Bill 63, a bill proposed by Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, that has attracted bipartisan support.
One resource available to students experiencing food insecurity is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the largest food assistance program in the U.S. However, a report released by the United States Government Accountability Office in December found that 57 percent of eligible students did not receive SNAP benefits in 2016.
Once a bill has been successfully filed, it is assigned to a committee. The large role that committees play in the legislative process is apparent during the first 60 days of the session, a time when no bills can be debated on the floor of the House or Senate.