Statement Regarding Coronavirus Civil Immunity Legislation

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A number of bills pending before the Texas Legislature give special privileges under the law to businesses or professionals facing liability due to the coronavirus. 
Ware Wendell, Executive Director of Texas Watch, issued this statement in response.

Supplemental Comments on HB 19: Safety Recommendations

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On Tuesday, March 9th, our team helped over 20 families tell their stories of commercial vehicle negligence, resulting in death or injury. After the hearing on HB 19, Chairman Leach asked for additional comment on HB 19. We chose to focus our comments on safety because it is so important for saving lives. We gave the committee many actionable items that would demonstrably reduce death and destruction on Texas roads.


The Blue Tarp Bill Applies to Snowstorms, Too

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A bad bill passed in the 2017 Texas legislative session favors insurance companies over policyholders.


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We've compiled resources from across the state to help you protect life and property during this winter storm and in the weeks ahead. 

Celebrating holidays during COVID

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This holiday season will likely look different for many families. We pulled some resources and ideas for you and your family to get creative--whether having small, safe gatherings or virtual gatherings. 

In-Person/Hybrid Ideas & Resources: 

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely This Year (Today Show)

Episode 26: The Rundown

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Executive Director Ware Wendell updates the public on our pressing consumer, policyholder, patient, and worker safety priorities as we approach the next legislative session.

Groups Call on Governor Abbott to Put Consumers First

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Today, three leading consumer groups -- the Consumer Federation of AmericaTexas Watch, and TexPIRG -- sent a letter to Governor Abbott, asking him to appoint a new insurance commissioner who will put consumers first. This decision is even more critical during the pandemic when so many households are hurting financially.