Governor Abbott Names Jeffrey Oldham General Counsel

Governor Greg Abbott today named Jeff Oldham as General Counsel to the Governor following the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Andrew Oldham to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff Oldham (no relation) previously worked as a private practice attorney at...

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold Resigns from Congress

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, resigned on Friday. The decision marks the capstone of a tumultuous few months for the four-term congressman, who has been dogged by sexual harassment allegations and an ongoing ethics...

CD5 Rep & House Banking Chairman Jeb Hensarling Will Not Seek Re-election

Jeb Hensarling, U.S. Congressional District 5 Representative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee announced today that he will not be seeking re-election in 2018 and will instead be retiring. Today I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the US Congress in 2018. Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make it a

Governor Abbott announces changes to senior staff

Governor Greg Abbott today announced changes to his senior staff as the transition to the interim and preparations for the 2019 legislative session begin to take place. The Governor’s long-time Chief of Staff, Daniel Hodge, will be transitioning to the private sector and will be replaced by Luis Saenz, who prior to his most recent position as the

House Speaker Joe Straus Issues Five Hurricane Harvey-related Interim Charges

AUSTIN – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday asked three House committees to begin studying issues related to Hurricane Harvey and state preparations for future natural disasters. In total, Speaker Straus issued five interim charges, which are instructions the Speaker gives House committees to guide their work preparing for the next legislative session. He plans to r