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.

2017 Legislative Session

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.

Who Represents Me?

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.

Find a Bill

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.

Past Legislative Sessions Archive

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

TPS members in Washington


TPS members visiting Congress urging them to protect children’s health coverage by sharing three main messages – renew CHIP, keep Medicaid strong, and support consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act that benefit children.  Pictured (left to right):  AAP COFGA Intern Diogo Anyigbo, TPS Member Dr. Charleta Guillory, AAP President and TPS member Dr. Fernando Stein, TPS Member and AAP COFGA Dr. Jason Terk, and TPS Chapter President Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards.