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Rep. Raymond Reappointed Chair of Human Services Committee

AUSTIN – Texas House Speaker, Joe Straus, (San Antonio) reappointed Representative Richard Peña Raymond (Laredo) today as Chairman of the crucial Human Services Committee. Additionally, Speaker Straus reappointed Representative Raymond to the Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and appointed him to the Rules and Resolutions Committee The Human Services Committee handles matters regarding physical…

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Rep. Raymond Takes Oath of Office: Calls on the Legislature to Put Children First

AUSTIN– Following today’s 83rd legislative session swearing in, Rep. Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) called on the Legislature to put children first by fully restoring funding to education and investing in programs focused on the well-being of our kids. “I am asking my colleagues to join me in fully restoring $5 billion to fund education. Protecting…

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In Texas, Resistance to a Renewed Call for an Annual Roundup of Legislators

By MANNY FERNANDEZ New York Times Published: January 5, 2013 AUSTIN, Tex. — Long before lawmakers prepared to gather at the sand-colored Capitol here on Tuesday for the opening day of the legislative session, State Representative Richard Peña Raymond had already filed a little-noticed bill to drastically change not only how they conduct business, but also…

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