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.
Aug 27, 2021
At around 10:15 Friday night, the Texas House voted unanimously to pass SB 7, providing retirees with a bonus check up to $2,400.
Aug 27, 2021
The House is set to consider two important education bills Friday: SB 7, the 13th check for TRS retirees; and SB 15, the legislation on virtual…
Aug 25, 2021
The House Public Education Committee met for 19+ hours beginning Tuesday, discussing revision of the so-called critical race theory bill and…
Aug 24, 2021
The House Appropriations Committee met Monday afternoon to consider three bills including SB 7, the 13th check proposal by Sen. Joan Huffman.
Aug 20, 2021
The Texas House finally reached a quorum late Thursday, Aug. 20, for the first time since mid-July.
Aug 12, 2021
On Wednesday, the Texas Senate considered three of the five education-related topics on Gov. Greg Abbott's agenda for the special session:…
Aug 10, 2021
The Senate has taken quick action on several education-related bills in the early days of the second special session.
Aug 9, 2021
The first special session of 2021 ended on Friday, August 6, with no bills passing – the lack of a quorum in the House stymied final action on any…