Kenny Marchant

By: Courtney Lombardo & Ty Barnett

Who is Kenny Marchant?

Kenny Marchant is a republican whose home office is located in Irving, TX. The zip code is 75063 representing District 24 in Texas. District 24 is home to about 650,000 people, all living in the metropolitan areas between Dallas and Fort Worth. The District centers along the Dallas-Tarrant county line and Denton County. As a lifelong conservative, he has committed to the values of limited government and fiscal responsibility. He has a strong record of fighting for lower taxes, eliminating wasteful government spending, bringing accountability and transparency to the government, supporting free markets and opposing bailouts, securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws, and protecting human life in all its stages.

Contact Information

Phone: 972-556-0162
Toll free (Tarrant County) 866-213-3803
Fax: (972) 409-9704

Census report on various issues in District 24

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Statistics of Coppell ISD

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Kenny Marchant on Drugs

Marchant voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. This bill would provide assistance in Mexico for:

  1. counternarcotics and countertrafficking;
  2. port & airport security to assist in controlling the Mexico-US and Mexico-Central America borders;
  3. intelligence gathering operational technology; and
  4. public security and law enforcement, including assistance to the National Council Against Addiction (CONADIC).

Marchant is afraid Mexico would abuse this money and would not use it for the reasons stated above. He believes that they are helping Mexico's side too much and not U.S's side the people employed to protect the border. The money could be used in much better ways against drug cartel than just giving the money to Mexico and leaving it up to them. Marchant also co-sponsored establishing drug testing standards for major league sport. "The purpose of this bill is to protect the integrity of professional sports and, more importantly, the health and safety of our nation's youth, who, for better or for worse, see professional athletes as role models. The legislation would achieve that goal by establishing minimum standards for the testing of steroids and other performance-enhancing substances by major professional sports leagues. By adhering to these minimum standards, major professional sports leagues would send a strong signal to the public that performance-enhancing drugs have no legitimate role in American sports."

Kenny Marchant on Budget and Economy

Marchant wishes for the American people to work together regardless of the party they represent to reduce debt, pay bills, and avoid impending economic catastrophe. There have been studies presuming another economic crash will happen and it's not a matter of if, but when. The Highway Trust Fund will run out of funding by September, and Kenny believes we must act now. He voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices because this law makes in unlawful during a period of economic emergency for the President to sell gasoline at an excessive price. "Congress has tried to do a number of things that would alleviate the squeeze on the middle class. Meanwhile, this economy is sagging. Jobs, income, sales, and industrial production have all gone down. We have lost 600,000 jobs. We are trying to provide a major increase in investments to modernize our infrastructure and to provide well-paying construction jobs at the same time."

Kenny Marchant on Crime

Marchant voted NO for enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. His reasoning being, "Every year thousands of violent crimes are committed out of hate, but just as many violent crimes, if not more, are motivated by something other than hate--greed, jealousy, desperation or revenge, just to name a few. An individual's motivation for committing a violent crime is usually complex and often speculative. Every violent crime is deplorable, regardless of its motivation. That's why all violent crimes should be vigorously prosecuted. Unfortunately, this bill undermines one of the most basic principles of our criminal justice system--equal justice for all. Under this bill, justice will no longer be equal. Justice will now depend on the race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other protected status of the victim. It will allow different penalties to be imposed for the same crime. This is the real injustice.
He voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. His reasoning, "The programs that are sought to be renewed are ones we don't have information on how successful they were. I can tell you from my days as a judge, there was some anecdotal evidence that it looked like faith-based programs did a better job of dramatically reducing recidivism. In addition:
  • There are some provisions that allow for too much administration. That is going to build a bigger bureaucracy.
  • Dismissing all charges if someone completes drug rehab under another provision I think is outrageous. You are going to remove the hammer that would allow you to keep people in line?
  • We also have a provision to teach inmates how they can go about getting the most welfare before they leave prison and go out on their own."

Lone Star Libraries Program (Government Department)

Mission Statement: The mission of the LSCS Libraries is to support a successful educational experience, nurture the intellectual and cultural life of the community, encourage critical thought, promote information literacy, and provide innovative and high-quality services and programs.

Impact: This program impacts the education system across Texas by providing people of all ages an opportunity to learn about the history and culture behind our state, and gives students the access to books and resources all over the world to enhance their minds and broaden their intellect by learning about anything they could possibly desire.

3 Professions in the Agency: 1 profession is a survey collector, as many surveys are scattered throughout the Agency's website and reports that help provide evidence to the number of libraries within different districts, the school districts surrounding them, and other statistics that help them calculate what their agency is helping with and what they could do to improve. Another profession, of course, is librarian as all librarians working within the libraries centered in the program are briefed to know what the agency does and get help from that agency to improve their collection of books and also help inform the agency who comes in, what genres are most popular, etc. Lastly, Grant providers/treasurers are needed to keep count how much money is given out to each library and the funds received vs. funds given out to ensure they are helping while also not allowing their business to go bankrupt or give out more money than collected.

Recent News Article

There are no news articles regarding this agency, however there is a LSL Program Survey Report from 2012 about the statistics regarding the success of the program.
Link:https://www.tsl.texas.gov/sites/default/files/public/tslac/pubs/docs/lsl_surveyreport2012.pdf

This report collects numerous surveys taken by statistics collectors to display the success and results of the library program's methods of choosing libraries and the funds given by the program and how it helped. The report first lists the program overview and an executive summary that basically just reinforced everything the mission statement says. The surveys included the number of libraries in the program and the number who responded to surveys based on size, as well as states of the respondents within each area, and also a survey regarding the categories that the program helped like children's programming, teen/youth, adult, jobs acquired, hours open in each library, and how the size affects all of these categories. The report also contained surveys that calculated the amount of funds given vs. the amount of funds replaced by each library. The report also included multiple reviews, quotes, and excerpts from librarians and workers within each district and how they used the funds the program gave them and where the program helped most.