From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
April 23, 2014
Contact: Lee Nichols, 512-463-0126

Sen. Van de Putte Asks Congressional Delegation for Property Rights Review in Red River Case

(Austin) — Today, Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) sent a letter to all members of Texas' congressional delegation asking for a review of all federal laws pertaining to property rights. Senator Van de Putte sent the letter in response to concerns that the federal Bureau of Land Management might seize 90,000 acres of Texas land along the Red River, encroaching upon the rights of private property owners.

"Property rights are precious in Texas," Senator Van de Putte wrote. "For the past 23 years, I have fought to strengthen the rights of landowners in the Texas Legislature. A government entity should not be allowed to unfairly infringe upon a person's right to property. I will continue to do whatever it takes to protect a landowner's legacy."

Senator Van de Putte asked all members to get involved in this review: "I hope you agree that property rights are too important to be made a partisan issue," she wrote.

A copy of Senator Van de Putte's letter is attached to this release.

 (PDF) ATTACHMENT: Letter to Texas' Congressional Delegation (PDF)