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August 5, 2019

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The El Paso shooting horrifies lawmakers. So do the solutions.
Texas Tribune

Attention to mental health is sorely lacking in Texas. Devoting more money and attention to that ought to be a bipartisan idea. “Red-flag” laws seem like a great idea every time there’s a new mass murder, and voters happen to think it’s a good idea, too: Why not take guns away— temporarily, even — from people who are exhibiting signs that they shouldn’t have access to deadly weapons.

Democrats say anti-Hispanic tone set by Trump, Texas lawmakers creates 'toxic environment'
Dallas Morning News

For more than a decade, Texas lawmakers have produced legislation and policies aimed at undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America, including anti-sanctuary cities laws, voter ID legislation, the attempted purging of Hispanic residents from voter rolls and support for Trump's proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Rep. Kenny Marchant joins parade of Texas House retirements, opening up competitive Dallas-area seat
Roll Call

The 24th District is among the increasingly diverse suburban districts that Democrats are targeting in 2020. The district saw a six percent growth in its Hispanic population from 2013 to 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

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