Weekly Legislative Update

The Senate Finance committee has started hearing testimony on Senate Bill 1, the General Appropriations Bill, and specifically, Article II, which covers Health and Human Services. TCC Executive Director Andrew Rivas and Associate Director Jennifer Allmon delivered testimony on the concerns of the Texas Bishops. You may read the text of their testimonies
here. You may read our policy paper on the revenue shortfall here, and you can also view a video resource on the budget here. We will also post testimony on other articles in the bill as it is available. 
Weekly Legislative Update

Ultrasound Action Alert: Senate Bill 16, an Access-to-Ultrasound bill, will be heard in the Senate State Affairs committee next Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Please contact the Senators on the Committee and ask them to support the bill. You can find the Senators' contact information and a sample message below.



Capitol Phone

Bob Deuell

(512) 463-0102
Robert Duncan
(512) 463-0128
Rodney Ellis
(512) 463-0113
Troy Fraser
(512) 463-0124
Joan Huffman
(512) 463-0117
Mike Jackson
(512) 463-0111
Eddie Lucio
(512) 463-0127
Leticia Van de Putte
(512) 463-0126
Tommy Williams
(512) 463-0104

"Hello, I am a Catholic in  City , Texas and as a constituent I ask that you support Senate Bill 16, which will be heard in the State Affairs committee on Wednesday, February 9. This legislation would require a physician to review a woman's ultrasound with her prior to her having an abortion. The woman is not required to view the ultrasound. I support this bill because it provides the mother with more information about her unborn child and may help the mother realize the humanity of her unborn child and choose life. Thank you for your time. For more information you can contact the Texas Catholic Conference at 512-339-9882."