Issues

Jobs & Economy

Joan Huffman voted for the tax cut that helped Texas lead the nation in job creation since the recession.

Joan Huffman is cutting government red tape and burdensome regulations in order to create good-paying jobs, grow the economy and provide greater opportunity for all Texans.

Joan Huffman passed balanced state budgets that cut wasteful spending and lowered taxes for Texas families and businesses.

 

Education

Joan Huffman believes more of our education dollars should go into the classroom and that our teachers deserve a raise.

Joan Huffman helped to pass the biggest reform in decades to Texas public education, creating more transparency and better career tech programs to prepare students for the jobs of the 21st century.

Joan Huffman will improve our public schools by empowering local school districts, reducing the drop-out rate, and making sure testing is relevant to what children are taught in the classroom.

Fighting Crime

A former prosecutor and criminal court judge, Joan Huffman is continuing to protect our families from crime as a leader in the Senate in the fight against gangs and violent criminals in our community.

Joan Huffman stands with our police officers, passing the Police Protection Act, which increases penalties for crimes committed against our law enforcement officers.

Joan Huffman is leading the fight in the Senate against human trafficking, child sexual assault and abuse, and online sex predators – authoring laws that make it easier to prosecute and imprison criminals who sexually assault or abuse children.

 

Immigration

Joan Huffman increased border security funding to deploy innovative technology and additional law enforcement officials along the border to stem the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs coming into our country.

In response to the unprecedented numbers of children crossing our border illegally, Joan Huffman recently chaired a Joint Interim Committee hearing at the border, in McAllen, Texas, to listen to Texas citizens, law enforcement personnel and healthcare officials impacted by this disaster, and to find solutions to this difficult challenge.

Disaster Prevention

After Hurricane Harvey devastated our area, Joan Huffman helped secure millions in state disaster relief funds to help our communities rebuild.

To protect lives and property from future disasters, she is working with federal and state officials to ensure all necessary infrastructure projects get completed.

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