Best of 2017: State Matt Shaheen
“The Street Fighter”
The Grassroots Liason for the Texas Freedom Caucus, State Rep. Matt Shaheen (R–Plano) has worked diligently throughout the session to keep activists across the state involved and engaged in the legislative process. He’s also been very active on the House floor pushing and promoting the conservative reforms they demand.
Partnering with his Collin County colleague Jeff Leach (R–Plano), Shaheen worked to defund corporate welfare in the state budget while preserving funding for pro-life programs. But Shaheen’s shining moment was during the Freedom Caucus’ successful chubbing of the sunset safety net bill on deadline night – a move that transferred power to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the conservative Texas Senate in the last days of the legislative session.
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