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Pledge Made to Constituents of Six Core Principles

AUSTIN, Texas – Members of the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) today held a press conference at the state capitol to unveil their 2017 Pledge with Texans, a pledge made with constituents across the state to advance, support and vote for legislation to fulfill the pledge’s six core principles, including:

• Protecting constitutional rights;
• Advancing economic freedom by reducing barriers for first-time employers and job seekers;
• Promoting government reform, accountability and fiscal responsibility;
• Encouraging job creation through tax reform, reduction and elimination;
• Improving education; and
• Working to strengthen border security and stem illegal immigration.

Over 40 members of the Texas House of Representatives were in attendance to announce the pledge, with Representatives Tony Dale (Cedar Park), James Frank (Wichita Falls), Craig Goldman (Fort Worth), Jason Isaac (Dripping Springs), Jodie Laubenberg (Parker), Tan Parker (Flower Mound) and Ron Simmons (Carollton) each speaking on one of the policy principles.

“Each legislative session, our caucus makes a commitment to the people of Texas to promote and pass legislation advancing the values that so many Texans hold dear – values which protect families and ensure limited government, individual liberty and free enterprise,” TCC President and Representative James Frank said in a statement. “Working together, TCC will continue to identify opportunities to pass conservative legislation into law and we look forward to significant progress on every item within this year’s Pledge with Texans.”

“I’m thrilled to see so many representatives joining together to fight for conservative values and a bright future for the State of Texas,” added TCC’s Vice President, Representative Jason Isaac. “The 84th Legislative Session was called the most conservative in recent memory — but make no mistake, there’s more to come in the 85th. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to fulfill our Pledge with Texans.”

“As a small business owner, I see examples every day of the lack of transparency and waste in government operations,” Representative Ron Simmons said, “And for that reason I was honored to be able to introduce the principle of government reform and transparency that we seek to enact during this Session.”

TCC is the conservative caucus of the Texas Legislature. Since its founding in 1985, TCC’s mission has been to promote and defend limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise and traditional values – a platform that has for decades given a voice to grassroots activists, claimed countless conservative victories across the State of Texas and supported elected officials as they pursue conservative action.

To learn more about TCC and its Pledge with Texans, click here

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