With leadership from Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dade Phelan, conservatives in the Texas Legislature recently concluded a successful legislative session, during which numerous key conservative reforms were enacted. As the largest non-partisan caucus in the Texas Legislature, the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) played a central role in these accomplishments. This document highlights those key victories and many additional reforms important to our state.
In addition to passing conservative priorities, one of the most important responsibilities of conservatives in the Texas Legislature is to oppose legislation that violates TCC’s LIFT principles (Limited Government, Individual Liberty, Free Enterprise, and Traditional Values). TCC opposed 131 such bills on the floor of the House of Representatives. 109 of those bills were defeated either on the House floor, in the Senate, or by Governor Abbott’s veto pen. In terms of policy that passed into law, conservative victories in the 88th Legislative Session were myriad:
Child Safety & Parental Empowerment
Tax Relief & Reform
Public Safety & Border Security