87th Texas Legislature

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How to connect with your Texas lawmakers during the pandemic. While COVID-19 guidelines will vary between lawmakers’ offices, communication between legislators and the public will largely consist of phone and video calls or small, in-person meetings by appointment.

Watch: How Texas lawmakers are conducting a session during a pandemic
The 2021 Texas legislative session will be unlike any other, as lawmakers work to get the people’s business done in the midst of a pandemic that shows few signs of slowing.

Texas Legislature COVID-19 Safety Precautions Won’t Be Decided Until After Elected Officials Are Sworn In

“We need to be at the table”: Texans with disabilities worry changes in legislative process during the pandemic could shut them out

Weeks before the legislative session, state leaders’ policy priorities and COVID-19 safety plans remain works in progress

Texas Capitol Set to Reopen, No Details on Protocol. Lawmakers have reportedly considered temperature checks, COVID testing, and limiting capacity in the galleries and committee rooms.

Texas has $2 billion in COVID-19 relief funds left to spend. Advocacy groups are anxiously watching. On Monday, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said the remaining funds should be used to help rural hospitals and food banks. 

Texas Capitol To Reopen January 4th per Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick and Speaker Bonnen announcement today.