PRESS RELEASE, August 1, 2017.
The Bowie County Patriots passed the following resolution overwhelmingly on Thursday evening the 27th of July 2017 at our weekly meeting:
Whereas, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives is one of the most powerful and influential politicians in the State of Texas; and
Whereas, the current Speaker of the House has publicly stated that his constituency is NOT the people of Texas;
Whereas, under the rules of the House of Representatives the Speaker appoints committees, and appoints the Chairmen of those committees who then owe their positions to the Speaker; and further that the Speaker assigns bills to committees and is thus able to control which bills come to a vote and which do not through his influence over the various chairmen; and
Whereas, of the forty House committee chairmen appointed by the Speaker, fourteen are chaired by Democrats and twenty-one are chaired by the least conservative Republicans, according to the Rice University Study with none scoring in the top twenty most conservative; and
Whereas, very few conservative bills ever make it to the floor of the House for a vote, being stalled in one committee or another including the notorious and secretive Calendars Committee; and
Whereas, the Speaker has through such dilatory and obstructionist means, consistently denied the House the opportunity to act decisively upon the platform and priorities of the Convention of the Republican Party of Texas assembled in Dallas, Texas; and
Therefore, be it resolved that the Bowie County Patriots call upon our Texas House Representatives to call for a no-confidence vote for the Speaker of the House and elect a Conservative Speaker who will appoint conservative committee chairmen, who will bring conservative bills to the floor of the House of Representatives for an open and fair up or down vote.
The Bowie County Patriots meet every Thursday at 6:30 PM at Smokey Joe’s BBQ in Nash TX. Meetings are open to the public, and participation is welcome.