First Tuesdays at the Capitol


    The Family of Medicine Needs YOU!

    The "White Coat Invasion" has been the key to physicians' successes in the Texas Legislature since the inception of First Tuesdays at the Capitol in 2003. Our senators and representatives listen when their hometown doctors appear in their offices. Our influence is so much greater when physicians and alliance members arrive en masse in the House and Senate galleries. It's time again to bring out Texas medicine's strongest weapon.

    Mark your calendar now to join us during the 85th Texas Legislature on May 2, 2017.

    As part of First Tuesdays, you will:
    -make a difference now and for medicine's future.
    -become well-versed on the issues facing medicine in the 2017 session.
    -inform your senator and representative and their aides about these issues.
    -attend committee hearings and House and Senate sessions.

  • What To Do Now

    • Mark your calendar for the final two First Tuesday dates, and make your travel arrangements. Check with your county medical society before making travel plans; the staff may have arranged group transportation.
    • Reserve a hotel room if you will need to stay overnight.

      DoubleTree Hotel Room Block
      April Group Code…………....CAP (currently sold out – see alternative hotels)
      May Group Code…………....TUE (cutoff date is April 10)
    • Make an appointment with your legislators.


    Please help spread the word that First Tuesdays at the Capitol needs physicians and alliance members from all over Texas, and that it is open to all members and their spouses. If you have ever participated at First Tuesdays, tell your colleagues what a rewarding experience it was to walk down the halls of the Texas Legislature in your white coat. If you need more registration forms or any other information, call your county medical society or TMA at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1361.

  • Medicine's Legislative Agenda


    TMA continues to work for what's best for patients and their physicians -- from increasing funding for graduate medical education to preserving Texas' landmark medical liability reforms.

    2017 Legislative Agenda  
  • May 2, 2017