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NPT Capitol: Marquez’s gesture to Moreno: Any takers?


Last week, State Rep. Marissa Marquez, D-El Paso filed a concurrent resolution (HCR) honoring former state Rep. Paul Moreno. An HCR is different from a simple House resolution (HR), which usually pass quickly without much bother. Instead HCRs must pass in both the House and the Senate. You can read the resolution here

Marquez’s resolution comes less than a year after her bitter fight with Moreno, a 40 year veteran state Rep. for the Democratic nomination in HD 77. The resolution is obviously intended as an olive branch to both Moreno and his supporters who could exact revenge next year by running a primary candidate against Marquez.

The question regarding Marquez’s resolution is: who else in on board?

Take a look at the press release for example. It doesn’t quote Moreno (was he asked about the HCR before Marquez filed it?), nor any other member of the El Paso delegation (were they asked to co-sponsor?), nor indeed anyone apart from Marquez.

While Moreno’s absence from the press release is the most conspicuous, the former state Reps city and statewide status surely demands the comments of, say, the Mexican American Legislative Caucasus or El Paso Senator Eliot Shapleigh.

Speaking of Shapleigh, he would be the obvious sponsor of the resolution in the Senate. However, he is yet to file one and it would be strange if it ended up being filed by someone else. (Surely Shapleigh would end up voting for it anyway.)

Attempts to reach Moreno were unsuccessful and a family member told NPT they had nothing to say on the matter. No El Paso lawmaker has yet publicly commented on the resolution.

For the meantime, the silence remains deafening….

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 16, 2009 at 11:22 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. She must be drunk again. Honoring DO NOTHING Moreno? why? What a joke. The DUMBOCRATS strike again


    February 16, 2009 at 11:42 am

  2. The author of this article obviously has no experience working in the legislature. Most of the time these resolutions aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. Of course she doesn’t care, and neither does anyone else. Only a slow news cycle propelled this into the headlines. Let’s concentrate on more important issues facing us in Austin.

    JP Morgan

    February 16, 2009 at 12:49 pm

  3. JP:

    This is not an article. It is a blog posting.

    Andrew Carnegie

    February 16, 2009 at 8:45 pm

  4. […] Marquez, D-El Paso, made a few things clear surrounding her filing of a concurrent resolution (HCR) last week honoring Paul Moreno. According to Marquez, Moreno was in fact contacted by her district […]

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