In order to encourage Texas Baptists to participate in the democratic process, the CLC works at the Capitol to bring a biblical perspective to public policy, provides resources and encourages Texas Baptists to engage in informed advocacy on public policy issues affecting their churches and communities.

Kathryn Freeman

Director of Public Policy, Christian Life Commission

(512) 473-2288

Last Week Today: A Dispatch from the Capitol

On Monday, I was privileged to testify before the House Human Services Committee on HB 4. 

HB 4 authored by Rep. Cindy Burkett (R-Mesquite) would increase financial support for relatives who take in children who must be removed from their birth parents—kinship care. 

One way to improve our child welfare system is to help kids stay with their extended families. Strengthening kinship care is one of the solutions developed by the Texas House Child Welfare Working Group, which had been tasked by Speaker Straus to come up with recommendations... [continue]

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