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Rep. Biedermann Explains Vote On School Finance Bill (HB 21)

April 21, 2017

This week, the Texas house passed HB 21, Chair­man Huber­ty’s school finance bill. There were only 16 no votes on the mea­sure, and I was one of those no votes. Here’s why: — If you will recall, I vot­ed against the bud­get a few weeks ago based in part on the pos­si­bil­i­ty of HB 21 pass­ing and the effect it would have on the bud­get. In order to fund the $1.8…

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Rep. Biedermann’s Advisory Councils Meet in New Braunfels for Legislative Update and End of Session Goal Planning

April 15, 2017

Austin, TX (04/15/17) —  Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann recent­ly held an all day advi­so­ry coun­cil meet­ing with con­stituents in Hon­ors Hall at the New Braun­fels Cham­ber of Com­merce. The rep­re­sen­ta­tive estab­lished  advi­so­ry coun­cils last fall to bet­ter under­stand the needs and the issues fac­ing house dis­trict 73. There are a total of 15 dif­fer­ent coun­cils to include edu­ca­tion, trans­porta­tion, prop­er­ty rights, deer and elk, faith and fam­i­ly, and more. “It was encouraging…

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Kyle Biedermann Introduces Legislation To Give Much Needed Relief To Local School Districts

March 17, 2017

Austin, TX (03/17/2017) — This week, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bie­der­mann (R- Fred­er­icks­burg) intro­duced House Bill 3759, leg­is­la­tion cre­at­ed to cut down on the num­ber of unfund­ed man­dates lim­it­ing Texas school dis­tricts. The leg­is­la­tion would repeal many cur­rent edu­ca­tion­al man­dates for which the leg­is­la­ture has not appro­pri­at­ed mon­ey esti­mat­ed to be suf­fi­cient to meet the expen­di­ture required by the man­date. “I fun­da­men­tal­ly dis­agree with a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to our public…

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Rep. Biedermann Introduces Hiring Freeze Bill

March 8, 2017

Austin, TX (03/09/2017) —  Today, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann (R- Fred­er­icks­burg) filed HB 3362, a piece of leg­is­la­tion propos­ing the enact­ment of a hir­ing freeze for non-essen­­tial gov­ern­ment employ­ees. In his state of the state address, Gov­er­nor Abbott him­self called for an imme­di­ate hir­ing freeze on state agen­cies. Speak­ing to the full house, the gov­er­nor said, “Just as fam­i­lies have to bal­ance needs ver­sus wants, so must we.”  The gov­er­nor con­tin­ued, stating,…

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Rep. Biedermann Introduces Interstate Border Security Legislation

February 21, 2017

Austin, TX (02/21/17) —  Today, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann (R- Fred­er­icks­burg) filed a piece of leg­is­la­tion (HB 2137) to form an Inter­state Bor­der Secu­ri­ty Com­pact. The bill would allow the State of Texas to enforce fed­er­al immi­gra­tion law, ensur­ing the safe­ty of its cit­i­zens. The Unit­ed State Con­sti­tu­tion, Arti­cle 1, Sec­tion 10, pro­vides states with the author­i­ty to cre­ate inter­state com­pacts allow­ing them to act out­side of the con­straints of the…

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Representative Kyle Biedermann Receives Committee Assignments for 85th Legislative Session

February 14, 2017

Austin, TX (02/14/2017) — Last week, the Speak­er of the Texas House announced com­mit­tee assign­ments for the 85th Leg­isla­tive Ses­sion. State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann has been appoint­ed to the Coun­ty Affairs Com­mit­tee as well as the Juve­nile Jus­tice & Fam­i­ly Issues Com­mit­tee. “Being able to roll up my sleeves and go shoul­der to shoul­der with our local offi­cials and com­mu­ni­ties is the most excit­ing part of this job. All issues…

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Biedermann: A thorn in the side of political correctness

February 8, 2017

As a new Leg­is­la­tor, I have hit the ground run­ning.  My office has been work­ing hand in hand with the com­mu­ni­ty and statewide lead­ers to devel­op solu­tions on Bor­der Secu­ri­ty, Water, the Local Econ­o­my, Edu­ca­tion, Trans­porta­tion and more. In a short peri­od of time we are hav­ing a tremen­dous impact and push­ing for­ward a num­ber of pol­i­cy pro­pos­als on the issues my con­stituents have told me are crit­i­cal. Dur­ing the campaign,…

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Statement From State Rep. Kyle Biedermann

January 31, 2017

Austin, TX (01/31/2017) —  State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann issued the fol­low­ing state­ment. “Our lib­er­ties and our bor­ders must both remain secure. I am against any dis­crim­i­na­tion based upon reli­gion, race or gen­der. Civ­il rights should be pro­tect­ed for all cit­i­zens of the Unit­ed States. A secure bor­der is not just ben­e­fi­cial, but nec­es­sary for both immi­grants and cit­i­zens of a thriv­ing repub­lic,” said State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Biedermann. ###

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Texas Homeland Security Forum Focuses on Defending Against Radical Islamic Terrorism

January 26, 2017

Austin, TX – (01/26/2017) – To bet­ter under­stand the crit­i­cal threat of rad­i­cal Islam­ic ter­ror­ism in Texas, State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann host­ed a Home­land Secu­ri­ty Forum on Thurs­day at the Texas State Capi­tol to enact poli­cies and mech­a­nisms to bet­ter pro­tect Texas. The forum enti­tled, “Defend­ing Against Rad­i­cal Islam­ic Ter­ror­ism in Texas,” was host­ed by State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann and focused on the threats of rad­i­cal Islam­ic ter­ror­ism and what Texas…

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Rep. Biedermann To Host Homeland Security Forum

January 18, 2017

Defend­ing Against Rad­i­cal Islam­ic Ter­ror­ism in Texas  Austin, TX – (01/18/17) – To thor­ough­ly under­stand the crit­i­cal threat of rad­i­cal Islam­ic ter­ror­ism in Texas, State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann is host­ing a Home­land Secu­ri­ty Forum with the aim of enact­ing poli­cies and leg­is­la­tion to bet­ter pro­tect Texas.  The forum enti­tled, “Defend­ing Against Rad­i­cal Islam­ic Ter­ror­ism in Texas,” will focus on learn­ing about the threats of rad­i­cal Islam­ic ter­ror­ism and what Texas must do to better…

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