Representative Wu (D – Houston) expressed disappointment that Governor Abbott declared a so-called sanctuary city ban as one of his top priorities in last week’s State of the State Address. Today, the Texas Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) on to the Texas House. SB 4 will require Texas law enforcement agencies to collaborate with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) to investigate the immigration status of Texans. The bill’s passage follows sixteen hours of emotional testimony in the Senate State Affairs Committee by faith leaders, scholars, lawyers, judges, law enforcement officials, and advocates from all over Texas who oppose this legislation.Read More »
State Representative Gene Wu has pre-filed legislation for the 85th Legislative Session to ensure that the Texas Juvenile Justice system works better to rehabilitate young offenders and end the school-to-prison pipeline.Read More »
We’re proud to have the endorsement of the Houston Chronicle today:
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“People are tired of dead kids.”
That’s the reason that two-term state Rep. Gene Wu gave the editorial board to explain the political momentum in the state House to fix Texas Child Protective Services. Democrats, like Wu, and Republicans are working together to file bills for the upcoming session that will provide better pay for CPS workers, more money for foster families, and better therapy for kids and drug treatment for parents who need it.
“The vast majority of cases that come to CPS are because of drugs,” Wu said. “Yet we don’t provide drug treatment.”
As a lawyer who takes CPS and juvenile law cases, Wu is an invaluable resource on this issue, and voters should give him a third term in Austin.