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"...Newsdesk has learned that Dallas Rep. Rafael Anchia on Friday filed an amendment to SB 362, the voter ID bill, that could basically be described as a counter-offer..."
"...I just spoke to Rep. Rafael Anchia of Dallas, the Democrats’ point man on voter ID bills, and thinks that Sen..."
"...– Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, to House lawmakers who support Senate Bill 4..."
"...Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, on Thursday requested – and was granted – an investigation by the General Investigating and Ethics Committee “into dubious allegations of voter fraud in Hidalgo County during the May and November elections of 2008.”..."
"...That was one of the closing remarks of Rep. Rafael Anchia of Dallas at a panel on fighting against Voter ID laws this morning at the Texas Democratic Party Convention here in Austin this morning..."
"...So imagine the surprise and annoyance of many reps when HB1654 by Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, got not one, but two verification votes..."
"...During the debate, Reps. Carl Isett, R-Lubbock, and Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, were searching for House Democratic Caucus Leader Jim Dunnam: An amendment was in trouble, and they wanted to make sure it didn't get forgotten...."
"...In the most impassioned speech held on the House floor this session, Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, slammed Keough's amendment, calling it "completely offensive" and flat-out "racist," and suggesting it "conflates children who are in desperate need with lawbreakers." It's unfair to further punish abused and neglected children born into families they didn't choose, noted Anchia, as well as other lawmakers who took the podium...."
"...That was among the closing remarks by Rep. Rafael Anchia of Dallas at a panel on fighting against voter ID laws Saturday morning at the Texas Democratic Party Convention here in Austin..."
"...On the other hand, Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, proposed an amendment to HB 1818 that would penalize company CEOs who contract with the Railroad Commission if they commit perjury about hiring undocumented immigrants..."
"...Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, classified the move as contrary to "pro-life" values, as the swapped-out TCEQ funds were earmarked for improving air quality..."
"...Which raises the question: How does it feel for MALC Chair Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, to be able to call the Republicans anti-business? "Delicious," he said, while warning that it showed how far the GOP's right is prepared to indulge bigots come primary season..."
"..."If you've succeeded in one thing, you've succeeded in terrifying a whole community," said Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus..."
"...Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, worries that much of the current legislation could undermine his championing of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a temporary protection from deportation which also provides access to work permits..."
"...Out go Dan Flynn, R-Van, Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, and Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, as their four-year terms expire. In come new vice-chair Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, and Rafael Anchia, D-San Antonio..."
"...In any normal world, we would all vote for this,” said Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, of the amendment excluding domestic violence shelters..."
"...State Rep. Rafael Anchia of Dallas, chair of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials and an Obama supporter: "We're working really hard to connect him to the Latino community..."
"...A voter ID law would seem to be a fait accompli, and an opening-day conversation with the Democrats’ point man on the issue seemed to confirm it – Dallas Rep. Rafael Anchia spoke not in terms of killing Voter ID, but coming with the fairest possible bill...."
"...Earlier in the session, Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, had written that "budgets are moral documents." Abbott's cuts to Texas' spending show where his priorities lie:..."
"...The numbers don't lie: Aside from missing most of the session's days spent on the House floor, Dukes also skipped 10 of the 14 Appropriations hearings, and 10 of 13 hearings for the subcommittee on Article II of the budget. She made one of eight meetings for the House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs: on May 4, when Chair Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, convened for two full minutes..."