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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Previous ratings on the Fiscal Responsibility Index:
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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.
Regardless of one’s ideological leanings, Texans deserve legislators who conduct themselves with the integrity their duty requires. Straus-lieutenant, Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth), has proven time and again that he’s either incapable or unwilling to do so. Throughout his career, he’s been an enemy to limited, fiscally responsible government, earning an “F” on TFR’s 2013…Read More »
Including $4 billion in tax cuts and a needed re-prioritization of spending, State Sen. Jane Nelson released the blueprint from which the Senate Finance Committee — which she chairs — will draft the state budget. The Flower Mound Republican presented her plan in the form of Senate Bill 2. While the details will be further…Read More »