On Wednesday, October 4th, Rep. Howard hosted the first in her series of October Town Hall Meetings. The event was well-attended, and it was a vibrant discussion that covered topics such as women's health, property taxes, school finance, redistricting, and transgender health, among many others. You can watch the video below, or by clicking this link.
On October 4th, Rep. Howard will host a Town Hall Meeting at Small Middle School in House District 48. She'll provide a recap of the recent Regular and Special Sessions of the Texas Legislature, discuss what to expect in the legislative interim, and answer questions from the audience.
You can RSVP for the meeting by going to its Facebook Event Page.
On Friday, September 8th, Rep. Howard will make a special guest appearance in the opening night performance of Over the Lege at the Institution Theater. The production is described as a "political satire variety show exposing the shenanigans of the Texas Legislature."
September 1 marks the effective date of hundreds of new laws in Texas. Here's a graphic detailing the ones that were authored or sponsored by Rep. Donna Howard:
We recently took a look at the 12 bills that passed during the recent Special Session of the Texas Legislature. Here's a sample of some of the big items that didn't pass:
Today, the House took up Rep. Howard's HB 280, which would establish a grant program to help prevent violence against nurses in the health care workplace. The bill is the latest step in Rep. Howard's multi-session effort to address such violence.
Today, Rep. Howard's HB 630 passed out of the Texas House with unanimous support. She released the following statement:
PolitiFact Texas has run a check on one of Rep. Howard's statements, and rated it as true.
During the floor debate on the House Rules, Rep. Howard successfully offered an amendment to expand breastfeeding access at the Capitol. Her amendment calls for a secure and private space for breastfeeding near the House Chamber, which will be available to House Members, House staff, and properly-credentialed media. It's an important step toward expanding access for the greater public at the Capitol.