Advocate for Texas Children

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.

2021 Legislative Session

The 86th Texas Legislative session runs from January 12, 2021 to May 31, 2021. 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.

2019-2020 Interim Activity

Advocating for children doesn't stop with the end of the legislative session. TPS remains active during the interim by implementing legislation, commenting on proposed rules and provided interim testimony.

Federal Advocacy

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.

Advocacy Resources

Every pediatrician can be an advocate for children. Visit our advocacy resources page to find out how to engage with your lawmakers, look up your representatives, and learn more about the Texas legislature. 

Past Legislative Sessions Archive

Find information on TPS's legislative agenda, priorities, activities, and outcomes from previous sessions.