Capitol Update: Watch TAFP’s Capitol Report
Lawmakers filed more than 2,300 bills last week before the first major deadline in the 83rd Texas Legislature. After the session’s 60th day, which was Friday, March 8, legislators cannot file new bills unless they are local bills, emergency appropriations, or have been declared emergency legislation by the governor. Action at the Capitol will begin to pick up now, as committees can begin moving bills to the House and Senate floors for debate.
TAFP is sifting through the newly filed legislation and will report back soon, but for now, watch our latest edition of Capitol Report, TAFP’s legislative news video. In this edition, we lay out TAFP’s top legislative priorities; we present excellent testimony by Rodney Young, M.D., chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; and we take you inside the Capitol for a look at the Physician of the Day Program with February Member of the Month Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D., of Houston.
Thanks to the Physicians of the Day
Spots still available through May
Thanks to the physicians who volunteered to serve as Physician of the Day this week: Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D., of Austin; Beverly Nuckols, M.D., of New Braunfels; and Mark Eidson, M.D., of Weatherford.
The Physician of the Day program brings family physicians to the Capitol each day of the legislative session to provide health care to members of the Capitol community. Dates are still available throughout the rest of the session. For more information on how to sign up and to view the calendar of open dates, go to the Physician of the Day page of the TAFP website, www.tafp.org/advocacy/get-involved/physician-of-the-day.