I am frequently reminded that matters of Higher Education are of great importance to District 134. Constituents – the most degreed in the state – express their concerns via letters, emails and phone calls. Recently, this fact was underscored as many attended the Higher Education Forum I hosted with my colleague and guest speaker, Representative Dan Branch, Chairman of the Higher Education Committee. Continue Reading »
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded $3.5 million to five Houston area organizations to fund cancer prevention programs that will reach underserved populations and geographic areas of Texas.
Representative Ellen Cohen who served as the House sponsor of the bill creating the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas was especially pleased that so many institutions in District 134 and the Houston area were awarded grants. Continue Reading »
Neighborhood Centers Inc. (NCI) Stay Connected Texas Program provides disaster case management services to all Harris County residents who were affected by Hurricane Ike and have ongoing needs as a result of the disaster. Any constituents of District 134 who are not already receiving assistance through the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) are eligible. Continue Reading »
Today, Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) announced the formation of the House Select Committee on Federal Legislation. The committee will closely monitor significant pending federal legislation with specific emphasis on health care reform efforts. State Representative Ellen Cohen of District 134 was among the members appointed to the newly formed Committee. Continue Reading »
Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) has announced House appointments to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. The newly formed Commission will assist public and private organizations and elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools, in planning, coordinating and implementing Holocaust and genocide study courses and awareness programs. Continue Reading »
The Amerigroup Foundation today announced that State Representative Ellen Cohen has been honored with its “Champion for Children” award.
The award is part of the Amerigroup Foundation’s national program recognizing outstanding public advocacy efforts by government and community leaders in improving the health and well-being of the nation’s children. Continue Reading »
At their final meeting for the year, the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) Central Branch recognized State Rep. Ellen Cohen as a 2009 Texas Legislative Session Patient Care Champion. Continue Reading »
Gov. Rick Perry today announced that a special session of the Texas Legislature will begin on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at 10 a.m. Continue Reading »
Governor Rick Perry signed the bill establishing the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission on June 19, 2009. The legislation will be effective on September 1, 2009. Continue Reading »
State Representative Ellen Cohen will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, June 25, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Elementary School, located at 6401 Arnot Street. The public is invited to hear special guest Paul Burka, senior executive editor of Texas Monthly, share his perspective on the 81st Legislative Session. Continue Reading »