Thank you for reading. As always, you may contact my office with your views via phone (512-463-0661) or mail (P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768). Here is what we have been up to these past two weeks in Austin.
Energizing Insurance Legislation
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the spring meeting of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators. I spent several days working with other policymakers from across the country and discussing important legislative issues, especially regarding health insurance. It was a great experience that will help me continue to fight for affordable and accessible healthcare in Texas. I have filed several bills that seek to address problems within the health insurance industry and will continue to push for policies that increase transparency with the goal of lowering costs for patients.
Celebrating the Astros
This week, we had the extreme pleasure of hosting the President of the Astros, a few players, and several other members of the broader Astros team in the capitol. I filed House Resolution 15 to congratulate them on their 2017 World Series Win. Their victory helped to show the Houston community’s strength and resilience following Hurricane Harvey. This is a phenomenal team, and I was proud to honor them in their state capitol for their incredible achievements. I thank them for visiting and look forward to cheering them on in the upcoming season.
On the floor with members from the Astros team and Houston area State Representatives.
Project Recovery Funding Applications
Project Recovery serves residents living within Harris County but outside Houston City Limits. They offer several programs to provide funding assistance to those affected by Harvey, 2015 and 2016 floods. To apply or learn more, go to www.harrisrecovery.org. Contact 832-927-4961 or e-mail RebuildHarris@csd.hctx.net with questions.
Hurricane Harvey Registry
The Hurricane Harvey Registry is an optional survey for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in any capacity or even those not affected. It just released its initial report that revealed the extent of Harvey’s impact on housing, debris, and physical and mental health. The report largely focuses on data collected in Harris County and seeks to provide ideas on the best ways to connect those who register with long-term recovery resources. To take the survey or read the initial report, go to https://harveyregistry.rice.edu/.
Dr. Tom Oliverson
Republican State Representative
House District 130