Apr 21, 2021

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Jun 14, 2021

Change and reform not easy during the 87th Session – It never is!

A message from Senator Royce West.

May 25, 2021

West Issues Statement on Revelation Russians Paid Taliban to Kill American Soldiers

State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) on Friday issued the following statement concerning the New York Times’ stunning disclosure that American intelligence has known for months that the Russian Federation was paying bounties to Taliban terrorists who kill American soldiers.

Apr 23, 2021

West’s Statement on Cornyn and Systemic Racism

Today, Sen. West issued the following statement on John Cornyn’s comments concerning systemic racism.

May 30, 2020

Congresswoman Jackson Lee Endorses Royce West in U.S. Senate Race

On Monday, Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee endorsed Texas State Sen. Royce West in the July 14th Democratic Primary Runoff for United States Senate.

May 29, 2020

West Says Democrats Need to Look Closer at Hegar's Odd Political Past Before They Vote

State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) is asking Democrats to look closer at MJ Hegar's political past before they vote, particularly her ties to the Republican Party and the right wing fringe. His campaign drew attention to Facebook posts made by Hegar in 2015 that display the Gadsden Flag, an icon of the Tea Party at the time that was featured at many Tea Party rallies.

May 28, 2020

Rep. Joaquin Castro Endorses Royce West for U.S. Senate

ongressman Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) on Thursday announced he was throwing his support behind Sen. Royce West in the July 14 Democratic Primary Runoff for U.S. Senate.

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Jun 14, 2021

Texas bill limiting teaching of current events, historic racism appears headed for governor

Katy Times

Texas GOP senators revived a contentious bill Friday night that would limit how Texas teachers can talk about current events and America’s history of racism in the classroom, hours after House Democrats seemed to have successfully killed the legislation. The bill now appears back on track to reach Gov. Greg Abbott's desk for approval.

Jun 6, 2021

The most divisive session’ – Senator Royce West braces for special session after polarizing days at the Capitol

KXAN

Reflecting on the state of the Texas government after this most recent legislative session, State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) feels that several important issues were not addressed, while lawmakers were left more polarized than ever.

Jun 2, 2021

CNN’s Brianna Keilar Grills Texas Lawmaker Who Helped Write Election Bill: ‘Why Are You OK With Suppressing Voting By People of Color?’

Media ITE

CNN’s Brianna Keilar grilled Texas state Senator Brian Hughes (R) on Wednesday, confronting him on his support of the state’s new voting bill.

Jun 2, 2021

Republicans say they’ll tweak part of Texas elections bill criticized for impact on Black churchgoers

Weatherford Democrat

Two days after House Democrats broke quorum to kill Texas' elections overhaul legislation, Republicans say they plan to use a special session to change a controversial provision that raised concerns it would hurt get-out-the-vote efforts by Black churches.

Jun 2, 2021

The Texas Legislature’s Sole Black Freshman Had Big Plans. She Ended Up Mostly Playing Defense.

KERA News for North Texas

State Rep. Jasmine Crockett, D-Dallas, approaches the Texas House like she does a courtroom: She wants everything on the record.

Jun 1, 2021

Texas Legislature Will Be Headed Back For Special Session, Question Is 'When'

Yahoo! News

Some of Gov. Greg Abbott's priority bills died when House Democrats walked out Sunday.
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