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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TEXAS HOUSE STALLS ON ADVANCING MEDICAL LIBERTY BILLS
Keller, TX. October 13, 2023 – Texans for Vaccine Choice applauds the Senate for their prompt attention to and support for SB 7. We are encouraged that in just the first four days of this special session, Senators diligently filed bills according to the Governor’s call, heard these bills in Committee, and voted them through their chamber. TFVC is so grateful for the urgency demonstrated by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Chair Lois Kolkhorst, Vice Chair Perry and the other members of the Senate.
We are equally discouraged by the House’s seeming refusal to organize and focus on the work they have been tasked to do by the Governor. In the same four days, Speaker of the House Dade Phelan has only allowed Representatives to be on the House floor for less than an hour, and none of that time was dedicated to deliberating legislation. House leadership has not referred any vaccine choice bills to committees and no committee has set a hearing to discuss the numerous bills that have been filed thus far to address private employer COVID-19 mandates.
While the House continues to use political maneuvers similar to those that killed The Texas COVID Vaccine Freedom Act in the regular session earlier this year, the livelihood of all Texans hangs in the balance.
About Texans for Vaccine Choice
TFVC exists to protect and advance informed consent, medical privacy, and vaccine choice for all Texans. Learn more about Texans for Vaccine Choice here: www.texansforvaccinechoice.com.
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