Testimony opened Wednesday on the House version of a bill meant to get Texas cities to crack down on undocumented immigrants. Among them is that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers are warrantless requests to hold people that the House and Senate legislation would make mandatory, they say. House Republicans are making changes that include allowing police officers to only inquire about immigration status if someone is arrested, rather than simply being detained. When registration to testify closed at 4 p.m., more than 630 people had signed up; only about a dozen were in favor of the bill. Police Executives and the men and women we lead are in the front-lines each and every day and in constant communication with the people we serve and protect. She noted that it is not now illegal for a man to enter a women's restroom, although any misconduct there can result in arrest and prosecution. Government should not "indoctrinate children in gender theories and other mature topics they may not comprehend", he said.
Geren stressed during the hearing that his bill is still a work in progress with many amendments coming.
"I'm anxious it could make it worse in some ways, that insurance rates could go up and Americans could have even less control over their health care systems", Cotton told ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl Thursday. Lois Kolkhorst first proposed. "I'm prepared to stand here until hell freezes over to get an answer". "I'm coming after you.' It's despicable". "Nothing is easy about this".
Fewer than 500 of 125,000 transgender people have changed their gender on their birth certificate, according to estimates from the Texas Department of State Health Services. House Speaker Joe Strauss, a Republican, has said the bill is a distraction and will be a burden to the state's economy.
The National Center for Transgender Equality quickly condemned today's vote.
The Senate changes to the bill included requiring that all charter school teachers be certified teachers and that in Jefferson County, Louisville's mayor is the only mayor who can approve charter schools.
Poultry flock tests positive for low pathogenic bird flu
Since wild waterfowl are considered the main reservoirs of bird flu, farmers and scientists get nervous when birds are migrating. The heat and dry weather in summer end to stop the spread of virus, like how it is when cold weather covers the area in winter.
The Lubbock Restaurant Association sent A-J Media a statement from the Texas Restaurant Association's general counsel saying, "Our position right now is that we are in the hospitality business and best know how to handle issues and deal with (transgender people) on a regular basis". These legislators are supposed to help their constituents, not add to the struggles they already face.
Before moving to the House of Representatives, the bill requires a third reading and final vote, which is expected to happen on Wednesday.
So did Freedom for All Americans. "This Senate vote was driven by one motive, and one motive only - discrimination". "It's hard for me to imagine that it's even needing a debate at this point".
The Texas House State Affairs Committee debated a bill well into Thursday morning that would gut funding from local and state entities that don't enforce immigration laws.
Introduced by Senator Trent Garner (R-El Dorado), Senate Bill 550 defines mass picketing as an "assembly of persons in the use of pickets or demonstrations at or near a business, school, or private facility". A Senate committee has passed a similar measure.