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Statement from Representative Dawnna Dukes  print page

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AUSTIN-Texas State Rep. Dawnna Dukes (Austin) released the following statement after being appointed chair to the newly created House Select Committee on Child Protection:

“I appreciate Speakers Straus' commitment to the most vulnerable children in Texas and I know that this committee will work tirelessly to identify positive outcomes which will prevent such additional tragedies. Evidence has painfully proven that the method of protecting children most at risk for abuse and neglect is woefully inadequate and in need of an overhaul to repair a broken system. Working to safeguard children in Texas has and continues to be my highest priority in the legislature. The Speaker's decision to form such a committee should be acknowledged as a major step, a first in this nation. I firmly believe that the creation of the House Select Committee on Child Protection sends a strong signal of our commitment to addressing this critical concern.”

KiYa Moghaddam
(512) 463-0506

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