86th Texas Legislature

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Thank you for signing up to be a part of our Army of Advocates! We will inform you about important bills that Texas Women’s Foundation is supporting. Your job – call or write your elected House member and let them know your support of the bills.

Find Your Representative

86th Legislative Session Results

Dear Army of Advocates! The 86th Texas Legislature is done, there is no special session and, while not a complete win for the issues Texas Women’s Foundation supported to advance economic security for women, it was a very good session for women, working families and for Texas. I want to highlight a few wins, a […]

Texas Budget to Improve Maternal Health

The Texas Budget, also known as HB1, is in conference where the two budgets approved by the Senate and the House will come together into one appropriations bill that will fund our state for the next two years. There are many great things in the budget, but today we are highlighting one, an exceptional item […]

SB 2132 and HB 1641

We have just over 40 days left in the 140-day 86th Texas Legislative session. You are hearing a lot about property tax and school finance, but there is also movement on issues that are directly focused on women and girls. This week, we are asking that you reach out to members of the Senate Health […]

It is time to say “THANK YOU!”

We hope you will join us, and our long-time grantee, TexProtects, in securing thank you notes to several Texas House memberes who were instrumental in keeping needs of women and children first in the budgeting process. The budget is known as House Bill 1, because it is the only truly required action the Legislature must […]

House Bill 744

HB 744 directs the Health and Human Services Commission to allow a woman on Pregnant Women’s Medicaid to receive Medicaid coverage for 12 months postpartum. By improving the continuity of care for postpartum women, this bill will help reduce instances of maternal death in Texas and improve health outcomes for moms and babies. Investing in […]

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Texas Women’s Foundation advocates for policies and practices in local communities and at the state level where innovation and investment can help empower women, lead to positive economic and social change, and achieve equity for Texas women and girls, and their families. Learn more and join our Army of Advocates by completing the form below.