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Texas Medicine Issues First Endorsements for 2020 - 12/11/2019

Gearing up for the 2020 primary elections, the political action arm of the Texas Medical Association endorsed one candidate seeking an open seat in the Texas Senate and three running for open Texas House seats.


Fort Worth Physician Surprised With TEXPAC June Bratcher Award - 05/21/2019

TEXPAC, the political action committee of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), surprised Fort Worth obstetrician-gynecologist G. Sealy Massingill, MD, with the 2019 TEXPAC June Bratcher Award for Political Action, for outstanding support of a political campaign to help organized medicine.


Jan. 8, 2019: 86th Legislature Kicks Off Today - 01/09/2019

The 86th Texas Legislature convened at noon today. By the time you read this, House members likely will have selected veteran Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) to serve as House speaker. Representative Bonnen replaces Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), who had been speaker since 2009 and who retired last year.


Election 2018: Continuing the Fight - 01/09/2019

As the party of medicine, TEXPAC throws its support behind candidates who understand what benefits doctors and their patients. In many cases, the real hurdles for medicine’s best candidates loom not in the 2018 general election, but in primaries like the one on March 6.


Cardiologist Sees Political Advocacy as Way to Care for Millions at a Time - 01/02/2019

Dallas interventional cardiologist Rick Snyder, MD, lives by a mantra that explains why he’s deeply invested in an area so many physicians outwardly avoid: politics. “We as physicians will have more impact on the health care our patients get in legislators’ offices and regulators’ offices [than] we do in exam rooms and operating rooms,” he said. “As clinicians, we treat one patient at a time. But as physician advocates, you can treat a whole state and a whole country all at once.”


The Street Fight is Over — and Medicine Prevailed - 11/09/2018

Record amounts of money raised and spent. Ruthless campaign ads and name-calling. A brawl for the history books. Election Day has come and gone, and despite some tough punches, the House of Medicine prevailed.


Family of Medicine Grows in Texas Legislature - 11/07/2018

Dallas attorney whose wife is a gastroenterologist brings to eight the number of Family of Medicine members who will serve in the Texas Legislature next year. Democrat Julie Johnson joins seven TMA-member physicians who will return to the Texas Senate and House in 2019.


VOTE TODAY: Advocacy Begins at the Ballot Box - 11/06/2018

Stand up for your profession. Every single vote counts. And matters. Vote today.


The Midterm is Finally Here — Early Voting Starts Today - 10/22/2018

The midterm election is finally upon us. TEXPAC has worked diligently this year, in concert with physician leaders and county medical societies, to evaluate the candidates for all levels of elected office across Texas.


The House of Medicine Needs You to Register to Vote - 10/08/2018

If you are one of Texas’ new residents, or if you’ve recently moved to a new address, TMA encourages you to register to vote so you can participate in this year’s midterm election. A couple of very close races could significantly impact the House of Medicine during the next session.


Medicine-Friendly Candidates Win Tuesday’s Runoff Elections - 09/20/2018

Medicine scored big wins in Tuesday’s runoff primary elections — most of them at the expense of candidates backed by extremist groups bent on taking over the Texas Capitol.


The House of Medicine Needs You to Vote – TODAY - 05/22/2018

If you didn’t cast an early ballot, get out and vote today before 7 p.m. Support the candidates who support physicians and our patients.


It Takes a Village: TMA Works Arm in Arm with Other Organizations - 04/20/2018

TMA’s relationships with a diverse set of key organizations enables TMA to provide comprehensive services in more innovative ways that it could on its own.


Medicine Defends Friends in Party Primaries and Wins Big - 04/06/2018

Across the state yesterday, TEXPAC-backed candidates beat back well-funded attacks from outside their districts to win their parties’ nomination for re-election. The results of Tuesday’s party primary elections once again prove that all politics is local.


Shout From Your Rooftops - Vote TODAY - 03/06/2018

If you do not vote today, you likely won’t be able to make your voice heard until the November general election, long after the races important to the house of medicine will be decided. Please don’t squander this important opportunity.


The Battle for the (Pro)Life of the Texas GOP - 03/05/2018

The ever-widening and ever-nastier split within the state’s antiabortion movement is a proxy for the fight for control of the Texas Republican Party. This election cycle, the nasty action is coming in several House races.


Today Is Your Last Chance to Vote Early - 03/02/2018

Early voting in Texas’ primary ends TODAY, meaning that after today physicians have just one more opportunity to make the voice of the house of medicine heard: election day on Tuesday.


Last Week For Early Primary Voting - 02/26/2018

Early voting in Texas’ party primaries ends Friday, and Election Day is next Tuesday, meaning physicians have just one week and one day to make the voice of the house of medicine heard.


Speak Up Now - Early Voting Runs Until March 2 - 02/23/2018

The next legislative session will be here before we know it. The time to make the voice of the house of medicine heard is now, in the primary. Early voting ends Friday, March 2. Election Day is Tuesday, March 6.


It’s Go Time – Early Voting Starts Feb. 20 - 02/13/2018

By now, your voter registration card should have arrived in the mail. So let’s put it to work for the House of Medicine during the primary elections.


The Legislative Process in Texas - 02/02/2018

The Legislature of the State of Texas is the state's lawmaking body. Its primary function is to enact laws to provide for the health, welfare, education, environment, and economic and general well-being of the citizens of Texas. It also establishes public policy through the passage of bills and resolutions and proposes amendments to the state constitution, which are then submitted to the voters for approval or disapproval.


Stand Up for the House of Medicine ― Register to Vote! - 01/31/2018

We need you to help by electing medicine-friendly candidates. To do that, you must be registered to vote in Texas.


TEXPAC Endorses Candidates for March Primary Elections - 01/17/2018

TEXPAC, the political arm of the Texas Medical Association, today announced the physician group’s endorsements for the March party primary elections.


Lawmakers, Consultants: Physicians Can Help Shape Medicine-Friendly Legislation in 2018 - 12/15/2017

TMA physicians, students, and Alliance members heard from state lawmakers and political consultants at TMA’s Advocacy Retreat in early December in Austin.


Vote Early by Friday — or on Election Day - 10/31/2016

Only one week remains in the national nightmare of the 2016 elections. Early voting in Texas runs until this Friday, Nov. 4. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.