Our Testimony at the Texas Legislature

Social Justice Requires Public Policy.

We envision a Texas where people of all backgrounds can fulfill their potential and contribute to our community.

Unfortunately, too many Texans can’t access the conditions they need to thrive — good health care, education, and jobs.

One of the most effective ways to make sure every Texan has access to these conditions is to strengthen public policy. And that’s where we focus our work: We strengthen public policy to expand opportunity and equity for every Texan.

Testimony Opposing HB 1886

Every Texan opposes HB 1886 by Noble as it misconstrues the fundamental purposes of the programs which it directs the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) to

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Comments Opposing HB 1369

Every Texan (formerly Center for Public Policy Priorities) respectfully submits these comments in opposition to HB 1369. The bill builds on Texas’ current “safe harbor”

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Testimony Supporting HB 290

House and Human Services Committee Staff: Every Texan strongly supports the Committee Substitute for HB 290 by Cortez, coauthored by Rose. This compromise substitute will

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Testimony Supporting SB 165

Every Texan supports SB 165, a bill that prevents students from being penalized for dropping additional courses during a disaster, because it provides Texas students

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Comments on SB 74

Every Texan is neutral on Senate Bill 874. The bill extends the temporary authority in Texas Insurance Code (TIC) Ch. 1510 for another 2-years, similar

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Testimony Supporting HB 133

Every Texan strongly supports HB 133 by Rose as it directs the Health and Human Services Commission to provide women in Pregnant Women’s Medicaid comprehensive

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Comments Supporting HB 2761

Every Texan (formerly Center for Public Policy Priorities) supports HB 2761 because it will help consumers to make an informed choice when they pick health

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Key Achievements

  • Prevented budget cuts to Medicaid and CHIP, prevented large drops in health care coverage, and reduced the number of uninsured Texans
  • Organized a coordinated statewide effort to ensure a full and accurate 2020 Census, establishing ourselves as the leading voice of coverage of Texas in the Census​
  • Guaranteed paid sick days for Austin workers and squashed the sales tax swap ​
  • Promoted racial and ethnic equity and exposed barriers to economic opportunity​
  • Worked closely with leaders from both parties to boost financial support for Texas students as one of the handful of Texas organizations with a deep understand of public school funding formulas​

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