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  • Press Statement on Committee Vote on HB 1774, the Blue Tarp Bill

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Ware Wendell, Executive Director of Texas Watch, a non-partisan citizen advocacy organization that works to protect policyholders, released the following statement regarding HB 1774, one of the Blue Tarp Bills, which passed the House Committee on Insurance today on a 6-3 vote:

  • Texas Watch Testifies Against Blue Tarp Bills

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Texas Watch testified against HB 1774, one of the Blue Tarp Bills, at the House Insurance Committee hearing this week. Watch and read Executive Director Ware Wendell's testimony below. Then, please take one minute to sign the petition to preserve policyholder protections here

  • Lawmakers Take Steps Towards Safer Roads

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Texas lawmakers are one step closer to clearing road blocks to a #SafeTexas. Yesterday, the House Insurance Committee unanimously approved HB 915, which would remove dangerous phantom insurance policies from Texas roads. 

  • Press Release: House Insurance Hearing on HB 1774

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    After being rejected last session, insurance lobbyists are again pushing legislation (HB 1774 & SB 10, more aptly called the "Blue Tarp Bills") that would lessen penalties for property insurers that hurt their customers. 

    Texas Watch Executive Director Ware Wendell released the following statement concerning HB 1774, which was heard today in the House Committee on Insurance: 

  • Texas Watch's Written Testimony for HB 719

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    We entrust our medical care to professionals. Often, these professionals save lives. But sometimes this trust is violated and precious lives are ended or changed forever through carelessness or incompetence. When this happens, in the quest for accountability, the question arises: What is that person’s life worth?

  • Insurance Companies Hurt

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    We give insurers our hard-earned dollars year after year and count on them to help us in our time of need. But too often insurers choose to pad their profits instead, hurting us by unfairly denying, delaying and underpaying valid claims.