House Representative

Talarico, James

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/16/2021

Talarico Demands Investigation into Texas Blackouts

AUSTIN, TX Ė A severe winter storm has crippled the state of Texas and threatened the lives of its citizens. 4.4 million Texans are currently without power with no end in sight. Earlier today, Rep. Talarico (Round Rock) became one of the first state lawmakers to demand a full investigation into the Texas power blackouts.

ďA state that prides itself on energy production left millions of its citizens to freeze in the dark. Itís not just incompetent; itís criminal. The Texas Legislature must hold hearings, demand answers, and ensure this never happens again.Ē said Talarico. ďIíve been without power and heat for 30 hours. I just got enough cell signal to send this tweet. This is not a natural disasteróitís years of underinvestment, deregulation, and neglect. Texas: your government failed you.Ē