State Rep. Joe Straus (R-San Antonio)
Most recent rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: N/A
Cumulative rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: C
Joe Straus has not signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
House District 121
First elected in 2006
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- Supported levying a “granny tax” on nursing home residents (HB 3778, RV 1048, 80th Legislature)
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Speaker Straus is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He is graduate of Vanderbilt University with a BA in Political Science, and was elected Speaker of the Texas House for the 2009 session and re-elected for the 2011 session. Speaker Straus has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2006.
At a Republican Party fundraiser in Lubbock last Saturday, newly appointed Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler defended the Austin business establishment and the record of the coalition of Democrats and liberal Republicans who control the Texas House. Mechler also attacked grassroots accountability efforts, implying that criticism of House leadership was dishonest. Audience members were reportedly…Read More »
A few years ago, Texas conservatives would be hard pressed to find a more reliable ally in Austin than State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker). She fought for taxpayers and even supported then-State Rep. Ken Paxton (R‑Plano) in his bid for Speaker of the House against liberal Joe Straus. Laubenberg wasn’t limited to fiscal conservative bona…Read More »