The Daily Buzz – Feb 5, 2018

The Daily Buzz – Feb 5, 2018

Arts Day on the Hill

Today was Arts Day on the Hill! High schools from all over the state came to support the arts. The students and administrators were able to meet with their representatives to discuss the importance of schools teaching humanities and the arts. Music from choirs, bands, and orchestras filled the Capitol Rotunda as audiences took in the beautiful performances.



HB 205, Down syndrome Nondiscrimination Abortion Act, was heard on the house floor this afternoon. The bill’s purpose is to prohibit abortions based solely on the purpose of the prenatal exam determining the child has down syndrome. The bill seeks to eliminate the discrimination towards those with down syndrome and passed by a large margin in the House.

Operation Rio Grande

Check out the six-month update for ORG from Speaker Hughes here

Base Budgets

Follow the link to learn more about the base budgets discussed in today’s afternoon floor time

Tweets of the Day

Tomorrow’s Schedule:

7:59 AM Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 AM Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 AM Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 AM Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee

11:00 AM House Chamber, House Floor Time

2:00 PM House Chamber, House Floor Time

3:40 PM House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee

3:40 PM House Judiciary Committee

3:40 PM House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee

3:40 PM House Transportation Committee

6:00 PM Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee