Testimony before the 87th Legislature

The Texas Catholic Conference advocates on behalf of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Texas for policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person from conception through natural death.

Our Legislative Agenda and positions on current bills are the result of a rigorous process of reflection and consultation.

Criminal Justice Reform: Testimony in Support of HB 252

March 8, 2021

My name is Jennifer Allmon, and I am the Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops testifying in support of HB 252. The Texas bishops support criminal justice…

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Review Sentencing of Juveniles: Testimony in Support of HB 686

March 8, 2021

My name is Rachana Chhin, and I am the Legislative Counsel of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops testifying in support of HB 686. The Texas bishops support criminal justice…

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Strengthen Freedom of Conscience: Testimony in Support of SB 247

March 8, 2021

My name is Rachana Chhin, and I am a licensed Texas attorney and Legislative Counsel of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops testifying in support of SB 247. The Texas…

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Prohibit Abortion: Testimony in Support of SB9

March 15, 2021

My name is Jennifer Allmon and I am the Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. I’m testifying in support of SB 9. Supporting pro-life laws is part…

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Regulate Chemical Abortion: Testimony in Support of SB 394

March 15, 2021

My name is Jennifer Allmon and I am the Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. I am here today to testify in support of SB 394, the…

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Stop Subsidizing Abortion: Testimony in Support of SB650

March 15, 2021

My name is Jennifer Allmon and I’m the Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. I am testifying in support of SB 650. Last session the legislature had…

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Support Parents’ Rights: Testimony in Support of SB 442

March 18, 2021

My name is Shannon Jaquette. I am the Policy and Education Analyst for the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops and I am testifying in support of Senate Bill 442. As…

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Homeowners’ rights: Support SB 581

March 22, 2021

My name is Jennifer Allmon, and I am the Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops testifying in support of SB 581. The Texas bishops support religious liberty…

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Prioritize the poor and vulnerable: Support HB 1916

March 23, 2021

My name is Jennifer Allmon, and I am the Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops testifying in support of HB 1916. The Texas bishops support prioritizing the…

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Do not weaken consumer protection ordinances: oppose HB610

March 24, 2021

My name is Jennifer Allmon, and I am the Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops testifying in opposition to HB 610. The Texas bishops support prioritizing the…

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