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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Legislative voting records for Texas House and Senate


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    from TX legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • George W. Bush (2) Republican
  • Greg Abbott (6) Texas Republican Governor
  • Lance Gooden (1) Republican U.S. Rep Texas- 5
  • Pete Gallego (2) Democrat U.S. Rep Texas-23
  • Rick Perry (5) Texas Secretary of Energy
  • Royce West (5) Democratic Senate challenger Texas
  • Sylvia Garcia (7) Democrat U.S. Rep Texas- 29
  • Van Taylor (7) Republican U.S. Rep Texas- 3
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Texas state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • TX-R   Van Taylor   - Elected 2018 to U.S.House (R-TX-3)
    Member of the Texas House of Representatives from the 66th district (2010-2015)
    Member of the Texas Senate from the 8th district (2015-2018)

  • TX-D   Royce West   - Democratic Senate challenger
    President pro tempore of the Texas Senate, 2006-2007
    Member of the Texas Senate, 23rd district, since 1993

  • TX-D   Sylvia Garcia   - Elected 2018 to U.S.House (D-TX-29)
    Member of the Texas Senate from the 6th district (2013-2018)

  • TX-R   Lance Gooden   - Elected 2018 to U.S.House (R-TX-5)
    Member of the Texas House of Representatives from the 4th district (2017-2018)

  • R-TX-23 Pete Gallego - member of United States House of Representatives
    former Member of the Texas House of Representatives, 74th district, 19912013

  • Rick Perry; 47th Governor of Texas, 2000-2015
    former Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1999-2000
    former Member of the Texas House of Representatives, 64th district, 1985 1991

  • David Dewhurst, 41st Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 2003 2015

  • George W. Bush, 46th Governor of Texas, 1995-2000

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Greg Abbott: Favors restrictions of judicial bypass for minor's abortion.
    Royce West: Opposes restrictions of judicial bypass for minor's abortion.
    Sylvia Garcia: Opposes restrictions of judicial bypass for minor's abortion.
    Van Taylor: Favors restrictions of judicial bypass for minor's abortion.
Crime
    Rick Perry: Vetoes ban on execution of mentally retarded inmates.
    Pete Gallego: No death penalty for the mentally retarded.
Drugs
    Rick Perry: Criminalize "doctor-shopping" to obtain prescription opiates.
    Pete Gallego: Criminalize "doctor-shopping" to obtain prescription opiates.
Education
    Sylvia Garcia: Oppose vouchers for students to leave public schools.
    Van Taylor: Vouchers decrease growth and help public schools in long run.
    Greg Abbott: Require evaluation of schools with A-F grades.
    Royce West: Oppose evaluation of schools with A-F grades.
    Sylvia Garcia: Require evaluation of schools with A-F grades.
    Van Taylor: Require evaluation of schools with A-F grades.
Energy & Oil
    Greg Abbott: Ban local regulation of oil and gas operations.
    Royce West: Allow local regulation of oil and gas operations.
    Sylvia Garcia: Ban local regulation of oil and gas operations.
    Van Taylor: Ban local regulation of oil and gas operations.
Environment
    Sylvia Garcia: Keep administrative restrictions on water rights.
    Van Taylor: Slash red tape to ensure water rights.
Families & Children
    Greg Abbott: Conscience dictates if marriage is only one man & one woman.
    Rick Perry: Let foster teens act as their own medical consenters.
Government Reform
    Rick Perry: Require voters to present photo ID at polling places.
    George W. Bush: 1990s: $750,000 punitive damage cap in Texas tort reform.
Gun Control
    Greg Abbott: Favor open carry of holstered handgun.
    Royce West: Oppose open carry of holstered handgun.
    Sylvia Garcia: Oppose open carry of holstered handgun.
    Van Taylor: Van Taylor.
    Rick Perry: Welcomes NRA with a video of him using semi-automatic rifle.
    George W. Bush: 1995: Concealed carry doesn't make TX more dangerous.
Immigration
    Greg Abbott: Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Royce West: Oppose local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Sylvia Garcia: Oppose local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Van Taylor: Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Lance Gooden: Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.


The above quotations are from Legislative voting records for Texas House and Senate.

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • Houston Chronicle, "Gov. Greg Abbott Signs 'Sanctuary Cities' ban into law," by Mike Ward and Lindsay Ellis, May 8, 2017
  • Victoria Advocate on Texas SB 225 and SB 226, on water rights, (Sylvia Garcia & Van Taylor), 4/18/2017
  • Texas Tribune on CSSB3: vouchers for students, (Sylvia Garcia & Van Taylor), 3/23/2017
  • Press Release: Texas Pastor Protection Act, on same-sex marriage, (Greg Abbott), 6/26/2015
  • Texas Tribune on HB2804, "Texas Lawmakers Approve A-F Grades for Public Schools," by Morgan Smith, May 31, 2015
  • Texas Monthly, "Here's What the 2015 Texas Legislature Has Had to Say About Abortion So Far," by Dan Solomon, May 14, 2015
  • Dallas Business Journal, "Bill that would ban fracking bans breezes through the Texas House," by Nicholas Sakelaris, Apr 17, 2015
  • TxGunSense.org, "2015 Legislative Session Summary: Significant Gun Bills Considered in the 84th Legislature"
  • Texas SB158, on "doctor-shopping" for opiates, (Pete Gallego & Rick Perry), 6/17/2011
  • Texas HB 236, on death penalty, (Pete Gallego), 2/6/2001

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