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      Statement on Regents’ appointment of UTEP President

      Austin – The following statement was released by State Sen. José Rodríguez: On Monday, the journal Inside Higher Ed reported that more than 50 percent of UTEP faculty responding to a Faculty Senate survey opposed the appointment of Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson …

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      Statement on Senate Resolution 535

      Austin – The following statement was released by State Sen. José Rodríguez: Today, Texas Senate Republicans ambushed Senate Democrats to take up Senate Resolution 535. The resolution vilifies border communities and immigrants by repeating false narratives that conflate crimes against persons and property …

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      Statement on UTEP Presidential Finalist

      Austin – The following statement was released by State Sen. José Rodríguez: The University of Texas System Board of Regents will vote Tuesday to formally appoint Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson as President of the University of Texas at El Paso. I oppose …

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      Statement on UTEP Presidential Finalist

      Austin – The following statement was released by State Sen. José Rodríguez: The University of Texas at El Paso is one of our region’s most significant institutions, and the selection of its next leader is of great importance. Dr. Diana Natalicio presided over …

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      School, police, fire, and hospitals need funding, not caps

      AUSTIN – State Sen. José Rodríguez, chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on HB 2/SB 2: The legislature cut $5.4 billion from public education in 2011, and since then, has failed to resolve these deficiencies in public school finance, a …

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      Senate Committee appointments announced

      AUSTIN –  Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced Senate Committee appointments for the 86th Legislature. Senator José Rodríguez was appointed as Vice Chairman of the new Agriculture Committee, and was reappointed to serve on the Senate Committees on Transportation, and Natural …

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      Senator José Rodríguez Sworn in for 86th Legislature

      Austin – Sen. José Rodríguez was sworn in as Texas State Senator for Senate District 29 (SD 29) as the 86th Texas Legislature convened today. This is the Senator’s fifth regular legislative session.  “I am energized by the positive change we see all around …

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