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DR. SCHWERTNER

Senator Charles Schwertner is a physician, family man, business owner, and a life-long fiscal and social conservative. In 2010, Schwertner was first elected to serve the people of House District 20 as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. There, he quickly earned a reputation as a measured and effective legislator, working with his colleagues to pass one of the most conservative legislative agendas in Texas history.

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Proven, Conservative Leadership for Senate District 5

Texas desperately needs to build new dispatchable energy resources that we can call upon when the grid is stressed due to extreme weather conditions or periods of higher than normal energy use. Unfortunately, the current market design proposal from the PUC falls short of this fundamental goal…let’s work together this session to get it right for the people of Texas.Image attachment

Texas desperately needs to build new dispatchable energy resources that we can call upon when the grid is stressed due to extreme weather conditions or periods of higher than normal energy use. Unfortunately, the current market design proposal from the PUC falls short of this fundamental goal…let’s work together this session to get it right for the people of Texas. ... See MoreSee Less

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I understand solar has been our lifesaver over the summer months and all of us with our ACs on. What can we do for winter? Wind? Nuclear?

More gas and nuclear generators for grid capacity and stability. Right on Senator, the Ledge will have to get involved.

Texas needs to eliminate property taxes. Stop making people rent their property from the government

How about we get on the national grid, get our generating plants up to snuff, tell the crypto miners to kick rocks or pay up, and build more capacity?

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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…

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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…

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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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