Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association president Robert McKnight, Jr. will be making a statement at a news conference hosted by Rep. DeWayne Burns and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst. Please see their media advisory below, and contact Jeremy Fuchs, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Director of Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.469.0171 for more information. McKnight will offer one-on-one interviews after the news conference upon request. A press release will also be distributed following the conference.
For Immediate Release:
Jan. 22, 2019
Connor Hillard (Rep. Burns)
Matthew Russell (Sen. Kolkhorst)
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
Upon adjournment of the House (approx. 1 p.m. CST)
Speaker’s Committee Room, 2W.6 (located near House Chamber)
1100 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Rep. DeWayne Burns (HD-58)
Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (SD-18)
Robert McKnight, Jr., President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Russel Boening, President, Texas Farm Bureau
Bill Knolle, Legislative Committee Chairman, Texas Wildlife Association
AUSTIN, Texas — On Wednesday, Jan. 23, Rep. DeWayne Burns and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst along with leaders of Texas’ foremost private property rights organizations will announce details of highly anticipated legislation that will reform the eminent domain process used by for-profit corporations to take private property.
Rep. Burns and Sen. Kolkhorst are committed to creating a fair, transparent and accountable process for the thousands of Texas property owners who face the threat of forced condemnation every year while ensuring Texas remains a global leader in energy production.