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Parker Files Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

March 8th, 2015

Staff Reports Flower Mound Leader Wednesday, Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) filed four bills designed to combat human trafficking in Texas. In presenting his legislation, Parker emphasized the need for the Legislature to address what is becoming a growing problem in Texas. “Virtually everyone in Texas is touched in some way by this crime,” Parker […]

Lawmakers Driving and Major Event Funds for NASCAR

March 8th, 2015

By Mark Wiggins KVUE News AUSTIN — When it comes to packing the stands, NASCAR is king. At Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, race day averages more than 150,000 cheering fans. Compare that to nearby AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, which is designed for a maximum standing room-only capacity of 105,000. “Oh […]

Session Update – Governor Abbott Lays Out Priorities

March 8th, 2015

On February 17th, Governor Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address to a joint session of both the Texas House and Senate. I was honored to serve on the escort committee that welcomed Governor Abbott to the House Chamber and to sit directly behind him during his important speech. But more than my […]

Rep. Tan Parker Named Chairman of the House Committee on Investments and Financial Services

February 5th, 2015

(Flower Mound, Texas)  Today Representative Tan Parker was appointed Chairman of the important House Committee on Investments and Financial Services.  The committee has oversight over matters pertaining to the state banking system, savings and loan associations, the regulation of securities and investments, identity theft and other financial issues.  Additionally, several state agencies must report directly […]

Session Update – The House is Organized and Ready to Lead

February 1st, 2015

Every legislative session I am reminded of how quickly Texas’ legislative body moves to begin the important undertaking of the people’s business.  While the speed and efficiency should come as no surprise given that state lawmakers only have 140 short days to convene in a regular session, how quickly the moving parts are set into […]

Rep. Tan Parker Elected Chairman of the House Republican Caucus

January 14th, 2015

In assuming the Caucus Chair post, Parker stated, “I cannot explain how blessed and humbled I feel to have been chosen by my colleagues to lead our Republican Caucus into this critical legislative session. The citizens of Texas have put their continued faith in our state’s Republican leadership, and the caucus will undertake the important work necessary to deliver the results that Texans expect.”

Flu Season Is Upon Us – Remember to Get Your Vaccination

October 2nd, 2014

Upon starting my first term in the Texas Legislature, one of my initial undertakings was to successfully pass legislation that brought greater awareness to families about the need to vaccinate against the influenza virus, especially for children.  This is a topic that I would come back to later in my service as well by officially […]

Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2014

That day our confidence in our safety and security was rocked to its foundation. But more importantly, our firm belief that things of this magnitude don’t happen to such a wonderful nation was shaken to its core. In the days that followed, America responded the only way that it could, with resolve for bravely demonstrating that those who would challenge our will cannot terrorize us into changing who we are and what we value.

REP. TAN PARKER SUPPORTS GOVERNOR PERRY’S DECISION TO ACTIVATE THE NATIONAL GUARD

July 23rd, 2014

Parker stated, “Earlier this month when I toured the region I saw firsthand how stretched thin our resources along the border are and I even witnessed multiple individuals being apprehended trying to illegally enter Texas, some carrying illegal contraband. Our hardworking troopers are doing the best job they possibly can but the facts are simple, they are outnumbered and in need of more assistance. Like our Governor, I support fully equipping them with the resources they need to achieve the mission they’ve been given.”

Local Lawmakers Observe Border Issue

July 22nd, 2014

“We have known intelligence that Al Qaeda, ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] and other groups that seek to do Americans great harm are south of our border today,” Parker said. “My fear is that, God forbid, significant terrorist activity would occur in this country, and when we trace back where they came from, they would have come through the Rio Grande, across our porous southern border. We know that the individuals coming across are not just from Mexico. We are seeing folks coming from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and other countries where terrorism is alive and well.”