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Texas Legislative Session

What’s Coming Up in Austin

The DRC sets and advocates for its 2017 Legislative Agenda to keep DFW’s business environment strong and support economic growth. Keeping our members engaged and updated on key developments during the 2017 legislative process plus the involvement in and commitment to our legislative priorities will drive our success in Austin.

DRC ‘s 2017 Legislative Agenda

85th Texas Legislative Session Weekly Updates

Weekly Legislative Update – Week 1

Pro-Growth Legislative Accountability Index

During the 84th Legislative Session, the Dallas Regional Chamber and Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce implemented our first-ever Pro-Growth Legislative Accountability Index, which cataloged the voting records of every member of the North Texas delegation on legislation critical to our priorities. The Index only included bills that were tied to priority issues for both the Dallas and Fort Worth Chambers, and considered on the Senate or House floor.

Because it is our responsibility to keep our chamber members and community partners informed on the legislative issues that impact the North Texas business climate, we will again monitor votes and keep our members abreast of developments related to pro-growth legislation. As the year progresses, we will update the Index here online and will produce a final printed version following the conclusion of Session.

View the 84th Legislative Accountability Index

House and Senate Committees

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will announce Senate Committees, and the Speaker of the House will announce House Committees for the 85th Texas Legislative Session in early 2017.

Important Contact Information

Stay up to date with key state offices; including the Texas House, Senate, Governor’s office, Lt. Governor’s Office, and Texas Legislature online.

Latest Public Policy & Advocacy Blog Posts

Latest Dallas Regional Chamber Blog Posts

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