Telemedicine bill to improve access to health care – authored by Rep. Guillén, coauthored by Rep. Canales, Rep. Guerra, and Rep. Martínez, cosponsored by Sen. Hinojosa and supported by DHR Health – signed into law by Gov. Abbott
ouse Bill 4, authored by Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo – whose leadership team on the legislation included Rio Grande Valley state lawmakers – will improve access to health care for Texans, especially those in rural and medically underserved areas, by allowing multiple services to be provided through telemedicine, telehealth, telecommunications, or other information technology.
Final stage of funding for $260 million, 365 Tollway Project, which will handle heavy commercial international truck traffic in Hidalgo County when constructed, approved by Texas Transportation Commission
Federal funding of $27 million to cover certain costs of constructing the 365 Tollway Project, which will connect the Anzalduas and Pharr international bridges in order to protect public safety and generate economic growth in deep South Texas, was recently approved by the Texas Transportation Commission, according to Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.
Gov. Abbott approves House Bill 2509 – authored by Rep. Lucio, III, Rep. Martinez, Rep. Muñoz, sponsored by Sen. Hinojosa and supported by DHR Health – to provide state funding for medical residencies for UTRGV podiatry program
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s planned podiatry program, which will produce physicians skilled in the healing treatment of complications in the foot, ankle, and leg, will qualify for state funding for medical residencies under House Bill 2509, authored by Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville, that has been signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott.
New law shaped by Rep. Longoria, Sen. Hinojosa, Rep. Guillén, and Rep. Muñoz financially protects government-employed first responders who are quarantined as a result of COVID-19 or other contagious diseases, reports attorney Omar Ochoa
A new state law shaped by Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Rep. Ryan Guillén, D-Rio Grande City, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, now provides financial protections to government-employed first responders who are quarantined as a result of COVID-19 or other contagious diseases, reports attorney Omar Ochoa.
Texas Ports Prosperity Act, sponsored by Rep. Canales and authored by Sen. Alvarado and Sen. Hinojosa, predicted to generate at least $200 billion a year for Texas economy by 2025
The Texas economy is predicted to generate at least $200 billion more a year, beginning in 2025, as the result of the Texas Ports Prosperity Act, established as a result of legislation sponsored by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and authored by Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston and Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, which was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
Sen. Zaffirini passes 106 bills during 87th Legislative Session – most of any state lawmaker – including measures that addressed COVID-19 recovery needs, and reveal names and locations of nursing homes with communicable diseases
When the 87th Texas Legislature ended on Monday, May 31, 2021, Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, who is the highest-ranking woman and Hispanic member of the Senate, also passed the highest number of bills for the fourth consecutive regular session.