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Updates from the Capitol

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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.

COVID-19 related legislation

Feb 4, 2021

Several bills have been filed to address education-related issues that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lt. Gov. urges that 65+ school employees be a priority subset of the 1B vaccine group

Jan 26, 2021

The Texas House and Senate reconvened today after being adjourned for nearly two weeks. At least two House members have been diagnosed with COVID-19…

House will not require COVID-19 testing for access

Jan 14, 2021

The Texas House of Representatives adopted its operating procedures Thursday after more than four hours of debate. Most substantive changes to the…

Senate changes procedural rules

Jan 13, 2021

The Texas Senate adopted its procedural rules Wednesday afternoon, including a revision of the number of votes required to bring a bill to the floor,…