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  • Fighting for Safer Auto Repairs

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    The fight for safety took a major step forward yesterday.

  • Arbitration Alert: Call Your Senators Now!

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    The U.S. Senate is likely to vote as soon as today or tomorrow on whether to roll back important financial protections for consumers and servicemembers. 

    The rule, rolled out by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this summer, banned forced arbitration provisions in financial contracts that prevent harmed consumers from banding together in court. This allows consumers to hold wrongdoers fully accountable. But, due to pressure from big bank lobbyists, the new rule may be in jeopardy.

  • Statement on Don Willett

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    For immediate release

    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is being nominated for a spot on the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

    Texas Watch Executive Director Ware Wendell released the following statement:

  • Friends in the Fight

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    For nearly 20 years, Texas Watch has taken a stand to fight for Texas families and consumers. Every day our team works in the media and at the Capitol to give justice a fighting chance. To be a part of this cause is a privilege that is never lost on us. 

    Our work at Texas Watch has never been better, but we can't continue the fight without you. We are funded 100% by people who believe in our cause. To ensure Texas Watch's future in the fight, we are asking for your help today. 

  • Valid Concerns on Valid Claims

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    The threat to property owners filing insurance claims in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is real. Earlier this year, the Texas Legislature passed HB 1774, which reduces incentives for insurance companies to pay claims on time and in full. More aptly referred to as the Blue Tarp Bill, the legislation prolongs the rebuilding process for communities and keeps blue tarps on roofs longer.