Texas Children are the state's greatest resource. The Texas Pediatric Society provides a forum for pediatricians to join colleagues in advocating for children as well as their profession. The tools below provide an easier way to integrate advocacy into your practice and to learn more about the current activities of the TPS advocacy team.
Advocacting for children doesn't stop with the end of the legislative session. TPS remains active during the inteirm by implementing legislation, commenting on proposed rules and provided interim testimony.
The 85th Texas Legislative session runs from January 10, 2017 to June 1, 2017. TPS staff and pediatrician members will be actively advocating for Texas children and the pediatric practice of medicine. Click above for our legislative priorities and all TPS testimony provided to lawmakers.
The Texas Pediatric Society works closely with our partners at the American Academy of Pediatrics to ensure Texas pediatrician voices are heard on Capitol Hill. Click the link above to see our latest advocacy alerts and notices on issues as they pertain to federal pediatric healthcare issues.
Having a relationship with your own state Representative and Senator is the first step in advocating for your patients.The Texas Find Your Incumbent (FYI) system provides useful information about legislators and the districts they represent. Contact information may be found for the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate and the Texas Congressional Delegation.
The Texas Legislature Online website allows you to track committees, watch live broadcasts and search for legislation (past and present) by bill number or key word.
Find information on TPS's legislative agenda, priorities, activities, and outcomes from previous sessions.