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Texas Legislative Session
The 88th Texas Legislative Session began on Tuesday, January 10th and concludes on Monday, May 29th
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ANOTHER 5 day weekend for the Texas House?
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Weekly Legislative Update from FTP President, Matt Long: 03/18/2023
Texas 88th Legislative update for March 18, 2023 This session Matt is focusing on the priorities of The Republican Party of Texas established during the State Convention of 2022. There are currently just over 110 bills, in The House and Senate, that address the eight...
Weekly Legislative Update from Guest Writer Lisa Bellamy, Llano Tea Party President: 3/10/2023
March 10th is the deadline for legislators to introduce bills and joint resolutions for the regular session which is scheduled to end on May 29th. After the first 60 calendar days of a regular session, any bill or joint resolution, except local bills, emergency...
Weekly Legislative Update from FTP President, Matt Long: 03/6/2023
The Texas 88th Legislative Session is just starting to move along. Most committees meeting the week of March 6 are taking invited testimony only and many are doing no more than organizational or housekeeping items. NOW is the time to get engaged at The Capitol before...
Weekly Legislative Update from FTP President, Matt Long: 02/24/2023
The 88th Legislative session is getting off to a slow start. For several weeks in a row our House leadership has passed a vote to take a 5 day weekend. Please remember that when you are told that they did not have enough time to pass YOUR bill. The Senate is moving...
Rep. Troxclair issues statement on voting for another 5 day weekend in Texas House
The Senate also had the same schedule this week because the only thing that can be done on the floor now in both the House and the Senate as we await bills to be heard in committees is a ceremonial recognition of visitors. The most important work being done right now...
FTP at the Rattlesnake Roundup at TX Capitol
The tradition has been honored for decades in advance of the “World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup” in Sweetwater, a city of roughly 10,500 residents more than 220 miles west of Dallas. The Sweetwater Jaycees showed off some choice specimens, hosted snake-safety...
FTP at Texas First Legislative Briefing on Election Security
The Texas First Legislative Briefing on Election Security at the Capitol featured testimony from Sen. Bob Hall, cyber experts, and eye witness accounts. A recording of the event is available here.
FTP at The Texan’s 88th Session Kick Off
Held at the Texas Spirit Theater in the Bullock Museum, just a few blocks away from the Capitol, the 88th Session Kickoff featured panel after panel of lawmakers discussing the policies that will be debated on the House and Senate floors in the months that follow....
FTP at Texans for Vaccine Choice 5th Annual Freedom Fight at the Texas Capitol
Texans for Vaccine Choice 5th Annual Freedom Fight at the Texas Capitol on January 25th! As in years past, it was inspiring to hear from individuals who gave their personal and professional testimonies about why vaccine choice is such a critical issue. More...
Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) receives standing ovation from “Ban Democratic Chairs” crowd
Watch on Twitter here