Government Relations


The TEA Governmental Relations team manages the agency’s communications and interactions with the Texas Legislature, the Office of the Governor, elected officials, other state agencies, and stakeholder groups. Our office handles all legislative inquiries, monitors legislative hearings as well as prepares TEA staff to provide testimony when requested. Additionally, Governmental Relations tracks and analyses all education related legislation from bill introduction through implementation. 


Program and Budget Rider One Pagers

Legislative Required Reports

The Texas Education Agency is required to provide reports on a variety of topics to the Texas Legislature. Reports to the 88th Legislature can be found at the Legislative Reports page. Previous reports to prior Legislative Sessions may be obtained through our Legislative Report Archive. 

Legislative Hearings and Presentations

Legislative Session Briefing Book

After each Legislative Session, the Texas Education Agency produces a briefing book that describes new legislation that impacts public education. This briefing book is intended to be a high-level overview, and it is recommend researching the actual bill for specific language. 

School Finance Reports and Data

Advisory Committees

The 87th Texas Legislature passed 3 bills that required the formation of the following three Commissions and Committee: 

House Bill 3 86(R)

House Bill 3 is a sweeping and historic school finance bill that was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019 and signed by Gov. Gregg Abbott. To read more about the bill visit our House Bill 3 page.

Contact Information

Please contact ( with any legislative inquiries.  

Agency: (512) 463-9734
Governmental Relations: (512) 463-9682
1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 


Hunter Thompson, Director

Sarah Harrington, Deputy Director

Cara Glancey, Specialist