Two Texas House Republicans filed ethics complaints Tuesday against “Empower Texans” and it’s affiliated group – “Texas for Fiscal Responsibility” – and their president Michael Quinn Sullivan , on charges that group leaders lobby legislators without registering.
Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, and Rep. Vicki Truitt, R-Keller, say they filed the complaint to protect the public’s interest in ethical state government. Keffer is chairman of the House Energy Resources Committee and is a former chairman of the Eastland County Republican Party. Truitt is chairman of the Texas House Committee on Pensions, Investments and Financial Institutions and sits on the board of the Texas Federation of Republican Women.
Tim Dunn, of Midland, controls both Empower Texas and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, which advocate smaller government and lower taxes.