Issues

SAFER, STRONGER SCHOOLS

Angie supports our public schools and schoolteachers. This past session, she passed new school safety legislation, including suicide prevention measures, increasing the number of security personnel, and building renovations to make schools more secure.

She also supported $4.5 billion in student-centered education reforms and reduced recapture allowing more local dollars to flow into our local schools. She also made sure that $2 billion went to across the board pay raises for our educators and made sure that the Teacher Retirement System was actuarially sound.

IMPROVING HEALTHCARE ACCESS

Angie Chen Button passed a healthcare bill that improves maternal and newborn healthcare and the quality of services provided to Texas women and children. She secured funding for programs that connect families to nurses and community resources and supported legislation that made telemedicine more accessible. Angie also increased funding and access for women’s health programs to ensure low-income women have the care they need.

CUT RED TAPE ON THE ECONOMY

Many businesses and families have been hard-hit by COVID-19. Angie knows it’s more important than ever to eliminate needless regulations and red tape that harm our businesses and inhibit our economic recovery. We must make sure that the same business-friendly policies that caused the Texas Economic Miracle are kept in place to ensure our economy comes back strong.

REDUCING YOUR TAX BURDEN

Angie is committed to property tax reform. This past session, Angie passed legislation providing $5 billion in property tax relief and requiring voter approval any time a proposed property tax increase exceeds 3.5%. Next, she’s looking to reform the appraisal process to make sure that tax bills decrease.

FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION

Angie joint authored legislation to ensure that the people who are around children the most—teachers and school employees—have the training and resources to better protect the children and teens most at risk of exploitation. She also championed legislation to end the backlog of untested rape kits in our state and to help prosecute the violent offenders. Angie worked to secure funding for human and sex trafficking investigative teams and anti-gang squads at the Texas Department of Public Safety. Angie will continue the fight to stop human trafficking in Texas and to provide protections to the victims of this heinous crime.