The first month of this session in Austin has been very eventful with visits from you, meetings, training, along with events and meetings in our district. Below are some of the highlights.
At the Capitol:
The Texas House Committee assignments were released Thursday and I am honored to serve on the Defense & Veteran’s Affairs and the Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committees. Video live stream is available from all committee hearings. Click here and view the link on the right side under ‘Legislative Activity’ to watch.
Today I filed two pieces of legislation aimed to protect gun-owners in Texas. HB 1914 gives protection to those who inadvertently carry in gun-free zones, while HB 1915 clarifies the definition of “educational institution”, reducing the amount of gun-free zones in the state.
In addition, I have also filed HB 1912 which allows the Governor to grant certain medals to civilians, including the Texas Medal for the Defense of Freedom, which will serve as the civilian equivalent to the Texas Purple Heart Medal. A full list of bills I have authored, as well as coauthored, can be found on the Texas House website.
Our staff enjoyed visits from constituents as much as I did these last few weeks! Please feel free to drop by if you are in Austin during session. Our office is E1.418, not far from the Capitol Grill and the Gift Shop.
In Our District:
Principled young adults are the future of Texas and I was blessed to meet with the Sea Scouts, and their Skipper, in Baytown, to learn what they are all about. These young Texans are pretty impressive.
Pictured below: Kera Adamson, Shayna Smith, Savannah Cushman, Eileen McCafferty, Talmadge Waller, Carl Adamson (Assitant Skipper), and Peter Cushman (Skipper).
Our Capitol office’s contact information is listed below. If you, or a group, are planning to visit the Capitol, be sure to reach out to us!
P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768
If you haven’t already, please “like” my Facebook page, for ‘real time’ updates as we begin regular FB Live chats, post pictures of happenings from the capitol, and around the district!
Thank you and, again, please remember to contact me with your thoughts as we move deeper into this legislative session!
Rep. Briscoe Cain