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.
- Protect our Elections
- Ban Democrat Chairs
- Abolish Abortion in Texas
- Stop Sexualizing Texas Kids
- Ban Gender Modification of Children
- Secure the Border and Protect Texans
- Parental Rights and Educational Freedom
- Defend Our Gun Rights
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.