Advocacy Issues

Below you'll find a list of the current issues upon which the TRA is focused. If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out to Kelsey Erickson Streufert, Chief Public Affairs Officer.

87TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE ACCOMPLISHMENTS (2021):

When the Texas Legislature convened in January 2021, it began a six-month journey that would be filled with pandemic response, balancing a smaller state budget, addressing critical utility failures revealed by Winter Storm Uri, and a host of Republican primary issues ranging from abortion to gun rights. With such a full agenda, the Legislature ended up passing only about 15% of the 7,148 bills that were filed.

In spite of these challenges, the Texas Restaurant Association had a breakthrough session, thanks to a bold strategy, strong grassroots engagement, and strategic alliances.

TRA's impact by the numbers

  • 19 bills passed 
  • 100% success rate at blocking TRA-opposed bills 
  • 865 bills tracked 
  • 3,289 emails sent from TRA's grassroots network to lawmakers

 

 

Update! During the Third Special Session of the 87th Texas Legislature, we led a coalition of 10 different associations in a successful effort to secure $180 million for grants to hospitality and tourism businesses that were injured by the pandemic. Now we’re working hard to ensure the application process is fair and efficient.

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