Truly Humbled by their Sacrifice

April 4, 2014

Today, I was blessed to spend some time with the brave men and women of the Texas National Guard to honor them for their service. They are some of the best Texans you’ll ever meet and I am truly humbled by the sacrifice they make for our freedom.

House Bill 2 Upheld by Fifth Circuit Court

April 4, 2014

In a ruling last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld House Bill 2, which prohibits abortions 20 weeks after conception, demands that all abortion clinic physicians have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic, calls for each abortion clinic to meet the same standards as an ambulatory surgical […]

Press Release: Committee Chaired by Senator Estes to Study and Make Recommendations on Removing Barriers to Second Amendment Rights

February 10, 2014

Austin – Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has released an interim charge instructing the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs, and Homeland Security to study and make recommendations on removing barriers to the exercise of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. On the interim charge Estes said, “I am excited by the opportunity to research […]

Press Release: Estes Hails Passage of Prop. 6

November 6, 2013

Senator Estes applauds decision of Texans to pass critically important amendment Austin – Texans voted yesterday to pass Proposition 6 by a margin of 73.37 percent to 26.62 percent. The proposition creates the State Water Implementation Fund and triggers an appropriation of $2 billion from the Economic Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day […]

Press Release: House Bill 2 Ruled Unconstitutional

October 28, 2013

Activist Federal Judge Overturns Part of Law Protecting Unborn Life and Women’s Health Austin – U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled today in favor of Planned Parenthood striking down provisions in House Bill 2 protecting the health of women and unborn life because they interfere with the rights of abortion physicians and clinics. The […]

Op-Ed: Vote YES on Proposition 6

October 18, 2013

Texas is now in its third year of drought, and the state’s climatologist recently warned this drought could be worse than the worst drought in the history of Texas. Before the fall rains began, 98 percent of the state was in a drought and 25 percent were experiencing extreme drought. Making matters worse, experts estimate […]

Press Release: House and Senate Pass Bills to Increase Transportation Funding

August 5, 2013

Senator Estes votes to increase transportation funding while protecting the Rainy Day Fund Austin –Senator Estes today voted in favor of a legislative package that will increase transportation funding while ensuring a healthy balance remains in the Economic Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund. Having finished their business, the legislature adjourned sine […]

Press Release: Texas Senate Passes Strong Pro-Life Bill

July 12, 2013

Senator Estes co-sponsors bill to protect life and improve women’s health care  Austin – The Texas Senate approved a strong pro-life bill late Friday night designed to protect innocent life and improve health care for women. House Bill 2 prohibits abortions 20 weeks after conception, demands that all abortion clinic physicians have admitting privileges at […]

Op-Ed: Mob Rule in Texas

July 1, 2013

On Tuesday morning the Texas Senate convened to take up and debate Senate Bill 5, a bill that would have protected innocent life and improved health care for women.  The bill ensured that women who make the incredibly difficult decision to have an abortion receive the proper care they deserve in a safe, medically appropriate […]

Op-Ed: A Conservative Budget

June 17, 2013

Texas is the 14th largest economy in the world and is roughly the same size as the economy of Australia. With such a large economy, the hard-working people of our great state expect their leaders in Austin to provide for the critical infrastructure needed to keep our economy strong, such as water, transportation, and public […]