August 31, 2021 - State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) has announced that he will seek re-election to Texas House District 9 in 2022. House District 9 is includes Cass, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Sabine, and Shelby counties.
February 8, 2021 - I hope many of you were able to catch Governor Abbott's State of the State address this past Monday. Gov. Abbott laid out 5 emergency items for the Legislature to begin addressing. These emergency items are (1) expanding broadband internet access, (2) ending the practice of defunding the police, (3) reforming Texas' bail system, (4) ensuring election integrity, and (5) providing civil liability protections for businesses relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 5, 2021 - State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) has been appointed as Chairman of the State Affairs Committee.
"I am excited to be working on issues that are vitally important to East Texas," said Rep. Paddie. "This committee chairmanship will allow our district to have influence on many of the important issues that will be addressed by this legislature. Now that we have committee assignments, I am looking forward to getting to work and tackling the many issues facing our state."
March 8, 2017 - Last week, the House passed HB 4 and HB 5, which encourage kinship care and reform the Department of Family and Protective Services. These bills were deemed emergency items by Governor Abbott in his State of the State address earlier this session. I am proud of the work done by the House to protect our foster children and look forward to the Senate taking up these bills to continue the work started by the House.
February 14, 2017 - This week saw the Texas Senate pass the sanctuary cities bill as well as the ethics bill that Gov. Abbott designated as emergency items. Those important bills will now pass over to the House where we will give them consideration and send them on to the Governor for his signature.
February 9, 2017 - AUSTIN -- State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) has been appointed to the House State Affairs Committee, the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee, the House Calendars Committee and the Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility.
May 18, 2015 - AUSTIN -- State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) passed H.B. 849 out of the House of Representatives. H.B. 849 passed the House with 110 votes, an overwhelming and bipartisan endorsement of this common sense legislation.
"Hunting in Texas is a beloved pastime. H.B. 849 looks to give tax relief to the many sportsmen and women who carry on the time-honored tradition and continue to pass our love of hunting and the outdoors down to the next generation," said Rep. Paddie.
March 27, 2015 - This week has been the busiest week of the legislative session so far. But next week will be even busier as we will debate the budget bill on the House floor on Tuesday. The budget is the only bill that we are constitutionally required to pass each session. There will be wide ranging debates about what the state's priorities are and how to fund them.
January 26, 2015 - State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) filed H.B. 849, which would create two sales tax holidays for firearms and hunting supplies.
"H.B. 849 recognizes that hunting is a time-honored tradition in Texas and looks to give tax relief to the sportsmen and women who continue one of our most cherished pastimes and, more importantly, those who continue to pass our love of hunting and the outdoors down to the next generation," said Rep. Paddie.