Advocating on behalf of business in the Dallas Region
DRC'S TOP PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES
As the voice of the business community in the Dallas Region, the DRC connects member companies with key stakeholders and elected officials at all levels of government to advocate for pro-business, pro-growth policies that ensure the continued prosperity of our region while maintaining a high quality of life for all who live here.
The DRC prioritizes advocacy on policies that will:
- Protect Texas’ strong business advantages
- Invest in Texas’ future workforce
- Support COVID-19 recovery
- Create innovative infrastructure for a growing region
DRC members can help advance the DRC’s public policy initiatives by participating in the Public Policy Advisory Council and Health Care Task Force. Learn more about the Council and Task Force.
TRACKING REGIONAL PRIORITIES IN AUSTIN
During the 87th Texas Legislative Session, the Dallas Regional Chamber tracked how local legislators voted on issues that impact the region’s pro-business, pro-growth priorities.
The result is this Legislative Index, designed to help our members — and the North Texas business community as a whole — better understand how our elected officials represented our region’s interests in Austin.
Fourteen recorded votes in the Texas House and Senate were used to develop the index, revealing the position of 37 representatives and eight senators. These bills were selected for their relevance to critical issues for our region and state —namely, preserving our economic development success, investing in our future workforce, and supporting COVID-19 recovery.
Although the DRC supported many pieces of legislation and opposed others, only those aligned with our legislative agenda were recorded on the index.
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dallas Region notched important wins this session that will contribute to its future resilience.
TEXAS VOTING PROCESS LEGISLATION RESEARCH
DRC’s public policy team produced this fact-based research to provide our members context about Texas’ voting laws relative to the 10 largest states as well as key provisions of SB1.
LEGISLATIVE CONTACTS IN DALLAS, AUSTIN, AND WASHINGTON, DC
Stay up to date with key local, state, and federal offices, including the City of Dallas, Texas House & Senate, and U.S. House and Senate.
CONTACT THE TEAM
Have a question or need help? The DRC’s Public Policy & Advocacy team is here to assist as you and your company navigate policy in the Dallas Region.
UPCOMING PUBLIC POLICY EVENTS
Accountability in North Texas
Following the 87th legislative session, the DRC will again produce a Pro-Growth Legislative Accountability Index. The index will track how North Texas legislators voted on issues critical to our business climate.
Legislative Contacts in Dallas, Austin, and Washington, DC
During this legislative session, you can stay up to date with key local, state and federal offices; including the City of Dallas, Texas House & Senate, US House and Senate, and Texas Legislature online.
- Mayor, City of Dallas
- City Council of Dallas
- Dallas County Commissioner’s Court
- Texas House of Representatives
- Texas Senate
- Office of the Governor
- Office of the Lt. Governor
- Texas Legislature Online
- Texas Legislative Council
- US House of Representatives
- US Senate