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Senator Schwertner OP-ED on Failed Power Grid 1024 683 Ryan Gravatt

Senator Schwertner OP-ED on Failed Power Grid

Texans suffered greatly throughout the Valentine’s Day winter storm. The failure of the Texas power grid revealed many underlying issues which the Legislature must address. As a member of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, I heard testimony last week from the industry stakeholders involved in the failures that occurred during the storm. Some of…

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Schwertner to Introduce Legislation to Protect Williamson County from Austin’s Failed Homelessness Policy 1024 683 Ryan Gravatt

Schwertner to Introduce Legislation to Protect Williamson County from Austin’s Failed Homelessness Policy

Proposed legislation will push back against the Austin City Council’s plan to relocate its homeless population to Williamson County without the appropriate resources or support. AUSTIN, TX – Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) announced his opposition to the City of Austin’s plan to relocate homeless individuals to Williamson County. The Austin City Council recently announced…

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Schwertner to Expand Career and Technical Education

SB 473 would expand curriculum options for Texas high school students, allowing career and technical education courses to count towards graduation requirements. AUSTIN, TX – Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed SB 473 to improve access to career and technical education (CTE) coursework for Texas high school students. Currently, students must take one credit of fine arts but…

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Schwertner to Chair Senate Administration Committee 1024 683 Ryan Gravatt

Schwertner to Chair Senate Administration Committee

AUSTIN, TX – Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick appointed State Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) to serve as Chair of the Senate Committee on Administration.  “I am honored by Lt. Governor Patrick’s trust in my ability to lead this important committee,” said Schwertner. “The Senate Committee on Administration handles a broad range of issues that…

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Sen. Schwertner Files Legislation to Improve Access to Quality Healthcare Networks for Texas Patients 1024 748 Ryan Gravatt

Sen. Schwertner Files Legislation to Improve Access to Quality Healthcare Networks for Texas Patients

Dr. Charles Schwertner’s SB 245 would direct the Office of Public Insurance Council to monitor the adequacy of managed care networks and advocate for Texas consumers. AUSTIN, TX — Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed legislation to grant the state’s Office of Public Insurance Council (OPIC) the authority to better represent the interests of Texas consumers in matters…

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Schwertner Announces 2021 College Affordability Plan 900 617 Ryan Gravatt

Schwertner Announces 2021 College Affordability Plan

Schwertner’s proposal includes capping college fees at their current levels and requiring public universities to submit their annual report on cost transparency to the Legislature. AUSTIN, TX — Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed legislation to make higher education more affordable for Texas families by addressing the significant cost growth at Texas’ public colleges and…

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Schwertner Fights for Competition in Electric Market 1024 612 Ryan Gravatt

Schwertner Fights for Competition in Electric Market

An advocate for free market principles, Senator Charles Schwertner files SB 182 to lower utility bills for Texas families, provide consumers with choice and competition in the retail electric market, and bring an end to electric utility monopolies. AUSTIN, TX — Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed SB 182 to help lower electricity costs for…

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Sen. Schwertner talks civic engagement, pandemic at Bryan Rotary Club 1024 740 Texans for Charles Schwertner.

Sen. Schwertner talks civic engagement, pandemic at Bryan Rotary Club

Texas Sen. Charles Schwertner addressed the Bryan Rotary Club on Wednesday and discussed — among other topics — civic engagement and the COVID-19 pandemic with the gathering of area leaders. Schwertner, an orthopedic surgeon, is a Republican who represents Texas Senate District 5, which includes Brazos and Robertson counties among 10 counties in central and…

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Sen. Schwertner looking for more public involvement when it comes to government 150 150 Texans for Charles Schwertner.

Sen. Schwertner looking for more public involvement when it comes to government

Senator Charles Schwertner spoke to the Bryan Rotary Club Wednesday about topics surrounding the upcoming elections and why people need to do more than just vote. BRYAN, Texas — After spending a decade in Texas politics, Senator Charles Schwertner wants to see the public become more involved. The District 5 senator spoke to the Bryan Rotary Club…

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In 2015, Sen. Schwertner attempted to upgrade state’s disease response 150 150 Texans for Charles Schwertner.

In 2015, Sen. Schwertner attempted to upgrade state’s disease response

After the Ebola outbreak, Sen. Schwertner recommended stockpiling protective gear and expanding state powers to deal with infectious diseases.  In 2014, an Ebola scare in Texas put the spotlight on the state’s preparedness to deal with an outbreak of infectious disease, and it wasn’t pretty. A task force formed to study handling such outbreaks highlighted the urgent…

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