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Senator Schwertner Files Bill to Protect Fairfield Lake State Park and Reservoir from Becoming Gated Community Development

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Senator Charles Schwertner, MD Senate District 5 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2023 Contact: Drew Graham (972) 816-4287 Senator Schwertner Files Bill to Protect Fairfield Lake State Park and Reservoir from Becoming Gated Community Development Senate Bill 1656 would allow the state to acquire the park for continued public use and crucial conservation efforts to…

Election Integrity – Doctor’s Notes

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In less than 100 days, Texans will have the opportunity to make their voices heard at the ballot box. Thankfully, in the last Legislative Session, we made it easy to vote and hard to cheat in Texas. The Texas Legislature did not ignore the monumental importance of free and fair elections in our state. Before the…

Better Border Security – Doctor’s Notes

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I write today to share the accomplishments of the 87th Texas Legislature and to inform you of my continued fight on behalf of the Lone Star State. Despite many failures at the federal level, the State of Texas continues the fight to secure our southern border and protect our citizens. This legislative session, I helped enhance our financial…

Senator Schwertner Welcomes Samsung to Taylor, TX; Announces New $17B Manufacturing Facility

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Senator Charles Schwertner, MD Senate District 5 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2021 Contact: Drew Graham (972) 816-4287 Senator Schwertner Welcomes Samsung to Taylor, TX; Announces New $17B Manufacturing Facility Samsung’s plan to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Eastern Williamson County represents the largest foreign direct investment in Texas history. AUSTIN, TX – Today,…

Senate B&C Comments on Critical Designation Rules

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Schwertner Announces Reelection Campaign

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GEORGETOWN, TX – Today, State Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) announced he will seek reelection to Senate District 5, a ten-county region of central and east Texas he has represented since 2013. Schwertner kicks off his reelection campaign with more than $1.6 million in available cash-on-hand and numerous endorsements from community and business leaders, conservative…

Schwertner Fights to Protect Private Landowner Rights

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A longtime advocate for private property rights, Senator Charles Schwertner introduces legislation to protect landowners from unfair taxation and eminent domain abuse. AUSTIN, TX — Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) and Representative Ben Leman (R-Iola) introduced several pieces of legislation to support private landowner rights and strengthen protections against unfair taxation and eminent domain abuse.…

Senator Schwertner OP-ED on Failed Power Grid

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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…

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

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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…

Schwertner to Expand Career and Technical Education

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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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Did you know the Permian Basin provides more than one-third of the total U.S. oil and natural gas production? It plays a vital role in strengthening our electric grid, boosting our economy, and promoting energy independence. The importance of this region is why I sponsored HB 5066, which ensures that the Permian Basin has the electricity infrastructure needed to meet market demand as well as expand the production and transfer of oil and gas. I'm proud that HB 5066 will help Texas continue to lead as the nation's #1 oil and gas producer.
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California's unrestricted net deficit is $222 billion, and their total state and local government debt is $1.6 trillion, while Texas has billions of dollars in surplus. There's no wonder that people are fleeing states with high taxes and overregulation. Texas is the place where you can start a business, succeed on your own merit, and live the American Dream!
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During the Solar Eclipse, Texas witnessed a decrease in solar and wind generation, increasing demand for thermal generation. At the time of totality, nearly three-quarters of the grid was powered by natural gas, coal, and lignite. Our all-of-the-above approach to energy production helps Texans continue to receive reliable electricity without disruption.
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