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The U.S. Supreme Court made American women second-class citizens with its Roe v. Wade ruling

  I am appalled at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that overturns the Court’s previous Roe v...

2021 Legislative Accomplishments and more.

While the regular session and three special sessions were unfortunately dominated by partisa...

Houston Democrat chastised for mentioning climate change at Texas power grid hearing

Dallas Morning News names Senator Whitmire 2015 Texan of the Year

The Texas Justice League Editorial: John Whitmire, Rodney Ellis and Ruth Jones McClendon led...

Senators Whitmire, Ellis and Garcia ask the Chair of the Finance Commission of Texas to resign.

Today, I joined with Senator Rodney Ellis and Senator Sylvia Garcia in asking the Chair of t...

Lawmaker wants change following Rice police arrest

A state senator is calling for a change in the law following a Local 2 Investigates story on...

Houston Chronicle Editorial: Secret police beating.

Legislators believe three Rice University police officers beat Ivan Joe Waller, 37, with bat...

Lack of police transparency in Rice arrest angers lawmaker

A veteran state lawmaker said Monday he is outraged by televised images of Rice University p...

Houston must rein in predatory loans

Usury is the practice of lending money at an exorbitantly high rate, so high that any reason...

Whitmire challenges Harris County on swelling jail population

State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, is challenging some of the reasons Harris County has ci...