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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.

Abbott calls 3rd special session, agenda to include issue of transgender students in athletics

Sep 9, 2021

Only a few days after the end of the second special legislative session, Gov. Abbott called a third to begin on Sept. 20.

House reaches quorum

Aug 20, 2021

The Texas House finally reached a quorum late Thursday, Aug. 20, for the first time since mid-July.

Legislative staff funding complicates political standoff

Jul 29, 2021

Gov. Abbott line-item-vetoed the section of the state budget that funds the legislative branch. More than 2,100 legislative aides and staff of…

House and Senate still in limbo

Jul 26, 2021

The legislature has been stalled since shortly after the beginning of the special session, when House Democrats left the state in order to block…

House activity grinds to a halt as Democrats break quorum

Jul 12, 2021

More than 50 Democrats have left the state for the purpose of shutting down the House's ability to take action on legislation.

Special session off to a quick start

Jul 8, 2021

The first special session of the 87th Texas Legislature convened Thursday morning. Hearings on some legislation — including a 13th check for school…