Statement by former Governor Rick Perry on House Bill 1

November 16, 2023 “Republicans in Texas should support school choice. When I left the Democrats and joined the Republican Party in 1989, my decision was driven in large part to the principles laid out by President Ronald Reagan. He knew that character counts and competition makes you… Read More →

Statement by Doug Deason, Chairman of Texans for Free Enterprise, on HB1 committee passage and SB1 Senate passage

November 10, 2023 We are thankful to see the Legislature taking preliminary action in heeding Governor Abbott’s call for school choice, but it’s too early to celebrate. We are grateful for the leadership shown by Chairman Buckley in working with his committee to send HB1 to the… Read More →

Statement by TFE Chairman Doug Deason on Texas Senate passage of Senate Bill 1

October 13, 2023 “Thank you Lt. Governor Patrick, Chairman Brandon Creighton, and members of the Texas Senate for passing Senate Bill 1, a universal school choice program that would make parents the primary decision makers in their children’s education. School choice enjoys widespread support across Texas, and… Read More →

Statement by Doug Deason, Chairman of Texans for Free Enterprise, on Governor Abbott’s veto and special session threat on CSSB 8

May 15, 2023 “We’re thankful for the hard work on school choice this session, both to the Senate for passing SB8, and to Chairman Buckley and the House Public Education Committee for giving the issue thoughtful consideration and debate. Giving parents greater control over their children’s education… Read More →
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