The Efficiency of Medicare Part D

TCC has long argued that Medicare Part D should be a model for reforming government programs. In December 2014, we sent a letter to Republican members of the Texas delegation in which we urged them to preserve the market-oriented aspects of Part D that make it work so…

Oil Export Ban Must Be Lifted

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday voted to advance a bill repealing the ban on crude oil exports from the United States. TCC members strongly support this legislation, and advocated for repeal of the ban in a letter to the Texas congressional delegation last…

TCC Members Oppose Iran Deal

In a letter to Governor Greg Abbott, members of the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) today affirmed their support for his commitment to continue state-level sanctions against Iran. The letter reads in part: The President’s deal makes it more likely that Iran will manufacture nuclear weapons…

TCC Members Uphold Religious Liberty

TCC members authored and passed an important bill regarding a core constitutional right: Senate Bill 2065 protects the fundamental First Amendment right to freedom of religion. Under the bill (which is now effective), a religious organization or an individual employed by a religious organization, or a clergy…

Pro-Life Measures Enacted by TCC Members

The 2015 legislative session produced a number of pro-life victories that were advanced by TCC members: HB 3994 (Morrison et al./Perry): Strengthens parental consent requirements for minors seeking an abortion. Since 2000, the state of Texas has required that minors seeking abortions do so with parental consent,…

TCC Members Voted to End State Investments in Iran

Companies and investors dealing with Iran aid a threatening foreign regime that is pursuing nuclear- weapons capability, brutally repressing its citizens while knowingly violating human rights, and sponsoring insidious forms of terrorism. Based on these dangerous actions antithetical to American security and prosperity, U.S. state…