Two weeks ago, the Republican Party of Texas announced its legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session, but the state’s top three Republican officials have yet to comment on them.

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dade Phelan (R–Beaumont) have not yet acknowledged the eight legislative priorities selected by the 5,000+ delegates to the Republican Party of Texas Convention. The priorities, listed below, will be the party’s primary focus for the 88th Legislative Session beginning in January.

Texas Scorecard
reached out to all three officials for comments on the legislative priorities selected by the grassroots, but none responded before publication.

The silence could lead to questions about whether the Legislature will actually act on the Texas GOP’s priorities if Texas’ top officials intend to ignore them.

Concerned citizens may contact their state legislators to learn where they stand on these legislative priorities.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.