Entity: Texas Senate

Investigations Update: Mike Pompeo’s Abuses of Office, Trump’s Loyalty Purges, and Caring for Uninsured Covid-19 Patients

July 8, 2020
From voting rights to the pandemic, here's a look at our new investigations from the past week.
Mike and Susan Pompeo in January 2019

Public Information Request to Texas Senate Seeking Communications with Voting-Restriction Groups

July 6, 2020
Public information request to the Texas Senate seeking email communications with voting-restriction groups.

Public Information Request to Texas Legislators Seeking Communications with National Republican Groups

June 12, 2020
Public information request to Texas legislators seeking email communications with national Republican groups and the Trump campaign.

Texas Senate and Office of the Lieutenant Governor Records Retention Schedule

February 3, 2020
Records from the Texas Senate which includes the records retention schedule for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and Texas Senate Offices.

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

January 24, 2020
We uncovered emails revealing new details about the Ukraine scandal, and the next day, they were on the Senate floor in the impeachment trial.
Representative Jason Crow holds up a heavily-redacted email from the Office of Management and Budget during the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday

Public Information Request to Multiple Texas Entities Seeking Records Retention and Email Auto-deletion Policies

January 21, 2020
Public information request to multiple Texas government entities seeking policies, memoranda, and guidance regarding records retention and automatic email deletion.

No Records Response from Texas Senator Huffman’s Office Regarding Communications with Redistricting Groups

January 9, 2020
The Office of Texas Senator Joan Huffman stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between the office and specific individuals and groups with a focus on redistricting efforts.

Texas Officials’ Communications with ‘Voter Fraud’ Activists

December 23, 2019
We launched our State Accountability Project in March with the goal of shedding light on voter suppression and election issues. Here's a look at what we've discovered so far.

NRR from The Office of Texas Senator Hancock for Communications with Redistricting Organizations


November 21, 2019
The Office of Texas Senator Hancock stated that it had no records of communications with specified redistricting organizations. American Oversight asked for communications between Senator Hancock and the National Republican Redistricting Trust, Republican State Leadership Committee, Geographic Strategies, and others.

Request to Texas Sen. Hancock Seeking Communications with Redistricting Groups

November 18, 2019
Public Information Request to Texas Senator Hancock seeking communications with individuals and groups with a focus on redistricting efforts.