June 25, 2021
Rep. Ina Minjarez is requesting that Gov. Greg Abbott address the foster care capacity crisis in the upcoming special session.
The special session is scheduled to held on July 8.
Rep. Minjarez tweeted Friday morning that she sent a letter to the governor, pressing the urgency of the topic.
"This morning I sent a letter to Governor Abbott requesting that the upcoming special session call include addressing the foster care capacity crisis. In the last 21 months, 23 children have died while in state custody. We cannot afford to wait another day to address this issue."