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Schwertner to Chair Senate Administration Committee 1024 683 Dr. Schwertner

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 Dr. Schwertner

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 Dr. Schwertner

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 Dr. Schwertner

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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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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State Lawmakers ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

State Lawmakers ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project

BRYAN, TX — More than two dozen state lawmakers have signed a letter urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to end work related to a high-speed rail project that would pass through the Brazos Valley. The letter, written by District 13 State. Rep. Ben Leman, says the project’s developer, Texas Central Partners, “simply does not…

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Schwertner Fights to Protect Private Landowner Rights 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

Schwertner Fights to Protect Private Landowner Rights

A longtime advocate for the rights of private property owners, Schwertner introduces legislation to guard landowners against unfair taxation and eminent domain abuse. AUSTIN, TX — Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) and Texas House colleagues Representatives Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) and Ben Leman (R-Iola) introduced a slate of legislation meant to support the rights of private…

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