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During legislative sessions, TCTA's top-ranked lobby team is at the Texas Capitol every day, working on behalf of Texas teachers and other classroom professionals. Our lobbyists carefully monitor and testify on legislation that could affect TCTA members and provide daily reports on legislative action. These updates are provided below and compiled and emailed weekly via the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.

Phelan releases interim charges for House

May 16, 2024

House Speaker Dade Phelan has released a to-list for state House committees before the start of the 89th Texas Legislature in January.

Patrick releases interim charges for Senate

Apr 18, 2024

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick included 57 items on a to-list for state Senate committees before the start of the 89th Texas Legislature in January.

Six pro-public education legislators ousted in Republican primaries; four more face runoffs

Mar 6, 2024

Super Tuesday results are in, with a handful of anti-voucher Republicans ousted and others facing runoffs.

Special session ends without passages of education bills

Dec 6, 2023

The Texas House adjourned sine die Tuesday without taking up any education bills from the Senate.

House votes to strip vouchers from HB 1

Nov 17, 2023

The House voted 84-63 to strip the voucher provisions from HB 1.

Fourth special session House hearings begin

Nov 9, 2023

The House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment met Thursday to hear public commentary on HB 1.

Senate forwards prior session's education bills

Nov 9, 2023

The Senate met briefly to forward its education bills from the third special session to the House.

Third special session ends, fourth begins immediately

Nov 7, 2023

Gov. Greg Abbott called yet another special session immediately following the conclusion of the third. Once again, education is the primary topic of…

Special session expected to end without voucher debate in House

Nov 2, 2023

The House adjourned until next week without referring HB 1 to committee, signaling a likely end to any education proposals for the current special…

Abbott expands special session call

Nov 1, 2023

Gov. Greg Abbott expands the special session call to include a wider range of education-related topics for discussion.