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  • Monday, March 18, 2019

    In Dept: Auto Legislation

    We pay over $20 billion in premiums to auto insurance companies each year. Many insurance carriers take advantage of Texas families through gotcha policies, pressure tactics, and deny, delay, underpay schemes.

    Four bills at the Texas Capitol will crack down on this abuse. Learn more and take a few seconds to add your name to the petition in support of these great consumer bills.

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  • Fill the Boot Fundraising Campaign

    Help Us Fill the Boot!

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    The 86th Legislative Session is underway, and Texas Watch is on the front lines fighting for working families, consumers, and patients and opposing those who seek special privileges for special interests. 

    Texas Watch is the only citizen-led consumer advocacy group in our state that advocates on these crucial issues, standing for the 7th Amendment. We’ve had the honor of being in this fight for 20 years, and we wouldn’t be here without our generous supporters and partners in the fight like youJames.

  • Session Update #2

    Session Update #2

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Things are moving fast at the Texas Capitol.

  • Insurance Committee Hearing on HB 259

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Exec. Dir. Ware Wendell testified today in the House Insurance Committee in favor of HB 259 that would make our roads safer by eliminating dangerous Phantom Policies also known as Named Driver Policies. 

    When wrecks happen, Texans rely on insurance to help them get back on their feet, but families are too often finding themselves unprotected and hung out to dry by insurers selling these junk phantom policies. 

  • Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee Hearing on HB 306

    Monday, March 4, 2019

    (L to R) Exec. Dir. Ware Wendell and Rosie Torres, Exec. Dir.

  • Join us to discuss threats facing our veterans

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Many of our veterans are returning home with illnesses caused by exposure to toxic burn pits overseas. 

  • National Safety Advocate Supports Push for Auto Safety in Texas

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    (Photo: National safety advocate Todd Tracy and Texas Watch Deputy Director Tara Lee)

    National safety advocate and attorney Todd Tracy, who has testified before Congress seven times on auto safety measures, supported the effort to protect Texas families on our roads with another $50,000 contribution to the cause today. Texas Watch is working with a coalition of leading auto safety specialists, pushing for changes to our insurance laws in order to end abusive insurance schemes and corner cutting that costs lives.