First Tuesdays

Be the voice of medicine! The strongest weapon in medicine’s arsenal is you—physicians, residents, students and Alliance members.

Join your colleagues as they travel from across the state to descend on the Capitol for physician lobby days. TCMS schedules all appointments with local senators and representatives. During those appointments, the TMA/TCMS legislative agenda is discussed and “asks” are made of the elected officials and their legislative aides for a vote in favor or against bills affecting patients and physicians. Agendas, briefings on legislators and bills impacting medicine will be sent prior to each lobby day.

Issues facing medicine include:  

  • preserving physicians’ rights to bill for services; 
  • improving Medicaid payment rates and reducing red tape hassles; 
  • protecting patient-physician relationship; 
  • telemedicine; 
  • Sunset review of the Texas Medical Board; 
  • deflecting scope of practice threats and maintaining Texas’strong medical liability reforms. 

To participate in First Tuesdays lobby days register at  

For more information on First Tuesdays at the Capitol, contact Belinda Clare at or 512-206-1250.

Register for First Tuesday