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, Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy.


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





TRA has hired three exceptional lobbyists who will drive our strategy and ensure we build the relationships we'll need to succeed during the legislative session. The stakes have never been higer. Please support these efforts so our industry can take full advantage of the unique opportunities we have this session by donating to the TRAction Fund today.