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Texas Legislative Session Moves into Second Gear

The Texas Legislature is ramping up and shifting into second gear! The Speaker of the House and the Lieutenant Governor have appointed all the committees and bills are being referred.

Any names look familiar?

Most all the bills that will affect our industry will be heard in the House Insurance, House Business & Industry, and Senate Business & Commerce Committees. If you know any members of these committees, please let us know! Your personal relationship with these house members and senators may be called upon to during session.

Senate Business & CommerceHouse InsuranceHouse Business & Industry

Charles Schwertner, Chair (R, Georgetown)

Tom Oliverson, Chair (R, Cypress)

Oscar Longoria, Chair (D, Mission)

Phil King, Vice-Chair (R, Weatherford)

Ann Johnson, Vice-Chair (D, Houston)

Cody Vasut, Vice-Chair (R, Angleton)

Brian Birdwell (R, Granbury)

Briscoe Cain (R, Deer Park)

Sheryl Cole (D, Austin)

Donna Campbell (R, New Braunfels)

Philip Cortez (D, San Antonio)

Frederick Frazier (R, McKinney)

Brandon Creighton (R, Conroe)

Caroline Harris (R, Round Rock)

Jessica González (D, Dallas)

Nathan Johnson (D, Dallas)

Lacey Hull (R, Houston)

Gina Hinojosa (D, Austin)

Lois Kolkhorst (R, Brenham)

Julie Johnson (D, Carrollton)

Carrie Isaac (R, Dripping Springs)

Jose Menéndez (D, San Antonio)

Dennis Paul (R, Houston)

Stan Lambert (R, Abilene)

Mayes Middleton (R, Galveston)

Mary Ann Perez (D, Houston) – an IIAT member

Victoria Neave Criado (D, Mesquite)

Robert Nichols (R, Jacksonville)

Judith Zaffirini (D, Laredo)

IMPACT helps, too!

The relationships the IIAT Government Affairs team builds with elected officials is vital to protecting our industry! These relationships often start with IIAT making a political contribution to a candidate.

Please help by making a donation to IMPACT to give our Government Affairs team a head start. The Texas Legislative Session is a foot race and every bit of extra support will help us cross the finish line ahead of others!

Make an IMPACT

Help IIAT’s Government Affairs team build and maintain strong relationships with politicians who write and pass these bills.


Contact Regan Ellmer at 512.493.2454.

NOTE: The Texas Ethics Commission has strict prohibitions on contributions and expenditures and forbids a corporation or labor organization from making a political contribution or political expenditure. Therefore, IIAT members wishing to make a contribution to IMPACT must do so with a personal or partnership contribution. Corporate contributions are prohibited by law.

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Regan Ellmer

Director of Government Affairs
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Lee Loftis

Chief Legislative Officer