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Schwertner Fights for Competition in Electric Market

Schwertner Fights for Competition in Electric Market 1024 612 Dr. Schwertner

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…

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

Sen. Schwertner talks civic engagement, pandemic at Bryan Rotary Club 1024 740 Dr. Schwertner

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…

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

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

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…

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

In 2015, Sen. Schwertner attempted to upgrade state’s disease response 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

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…

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

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

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…

Schwertner Fights to Protect Private Landowner Rights

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

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…

Sen. Schwertner Announces Plan to Freeze Tuition and Fees at Texas Public Universities

Sen. Schwertner Announces Plan to Freeze Tuition and Fees at Texas Public Universities 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

Proposal to make higher education more affordable includes capping tuition and fees at current levels and introducing a sales tax holiday for college textbooks.  AUSTIN, TX — Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed legislation to make higher education more affordable by addressing the dramatic cost growth at Texas’ public colleges and universities.  Schwertner’s SB 1880…

Senator Schwertner Files Bill to Give Citizens a Vote in Annexation Decisions

Senator Schwertner Files Bill to Give Citizens a Vote in Annexation Decisions 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

Proposal to give all citizens a right to vote on whether they want to be incorporated by a neighboring city.  AUSTIN, TX — Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed legislation to give all citizens the right to vote on whether they want to be incorporated into a neighboring city. SB 6 passed in the 2017…

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TxDOT is seeking public input on the transit needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Bryan district, which includes several counties in Senate District 5. The virtual public workshop will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, December 2nd, at 1 PM. More information is available at bit.ly/362UhTg. ... See MoreSee Less

TxDOT is seeking public input on the transit needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Bryan district, which includes several counties in Senate District 5. The virtual public workshop will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, December 2nd, at 1 PM. More information is available at https://bit.ly/362UhTg.

Today, on Small Business Saturday, I encourage everyone to support the great small businesses in our communities. Small business owners are job creators that are vital to our economy and keep the Lone Star State #TexasBizStrong. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, on Small Business Saturday, I encourage everyone to support the great small businesses in our communities. Small business owners are job creators that are vital to our economy and keep the Lone Star State #TexasBizStrong.

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Facts About the Senate of the 86th Legislature Senate Members · Full Directory · Facts & Figures · Age: The average age is 61.2 The oldest senator is 78 years old. The youngest senator is 50 years old. Experience: The average legislative experience is 13.8 years. The greatest individual legislative experience is 47 years. The senators have a combined total of 427 years of legislative experience. The Senate is currently composed of: 21 men and 10 women; 19 Republicans and 12 Democrats; 24 incumbents and 7 new members; Occupations and Industries include: Accounting Advertising Business Communications Consulting Engineering Game Warden Insurance Law Medicine Non-Profit

Wishing everyone across Texas a very happy Thanksgiving! I am blessed and thankful to spend time with my family today. ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing everyone across Texas a very happy Thanksgiving! I am blessed and thankful to spend time with my family today.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving to you and your family

Senator Schwertner Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Article III, Section 3, Clause 1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open court. www.pasenategop.com/meet-our-members/

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