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Sen. Uresti's E-Newsletter - February 2017

The 85th Legislative Session kicked off earlier this month with much less fan-fare than in years following a gubernatorial election. Being the mid-term for our Governor and Lt. Governor means there are no inaugural festivities at the state level. Of course, at the Federal level, there was a plethora of celebrations, and protests... [More]

"If an eighteen year old can sign up to fight and die for his country, an eighteen year old ought to be able to buy a pack of cigarettes." I have heard that line repeated ad nauseum over the ten years I have been working to raise the smoking age in the State of Texas... [More]

AUSTIN, TX—Senator Carlos Uresti and newly elected State Representative Tomas Uresti took their respective oaths of office Tuesday at the Texas State Capitol. The 140-day legislative session runs through May 29th. The brothers are the first siblings in Texas to serve concurrently representing House and Senate districts since 1940... [More]

Austin, TX—Committee assignments for the 85th Legislative Session are official and Senator Carlos Uresti will maintain his appointment to the powerful Senate Finance Committee, and receive a promotion to Vice-Chair on the Health and Human Services Committee. In tune with the needs of Senate District 19, Sen. Uresti will serve on the Education, and Veteran Affairs & Border Security Committees... [More]

The number of drilling rigs at work in Texas rose to 351 according to Baker Hughes, an oil services firm. Nationally, there were 712 rigs at work, a number that has been steadily increasing for several months. Likewise, US crude oil inventories are stabilizing at around 183 million barrels according to the Energy Information Administration... [More]

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