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American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

The professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA)

TSHA empowers speech-language pathologists and audiologists by providing professional development, promoting the highest ethical and professional standards, and advocating for legislation and regulation necessary for members to provide evidence-based quality care for individuals with communicative disorders.

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Political Action Committee (TSHA PAC)
Chair contact: pac@txsha.org

  • Protecting your license and your right to practice in the state of Texas – which is dictated by state law, not federal law.
  • Monitoring issues that affect your job, licensure, reimbursement and quality of service.
  • Being your voice at the Texas Capitol, advocating to lawmakers and state agencies.
  • Offering support including legislative advocacy, monitoring state licensure rules and regulatory agencies on your behalf.

What is the TSHA PAC?

The cost of maintaining a strong legislative initiative in Austin continues to rise. The Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Political Action Committee (TSHA PAC) needs your financial support. The purpose of the TSHA PAC is to encourage the support of legislation which meets the widely different needs of the profession. The PAC raises money for contributions to candidates for state office who are supportive of TSHA’s goals. It’s an effective way to make our voices heard in the legislative process.

The TSHA PAC is a group that bands together under a unified mission to support candidates for public office. Operating as a non-profit, unincorporated and non-partisan group, the TSHA PAC can receive and distribute contributions to election campaigns. A PAC can only solicit contributions from individuals associated with a specific organization/association and all contributions are strictly voluntary.

Why is the TSHA PAC Important?

Bi-annually in Texas, legislation is enacted that impacts members of our professions and individuals with speech, language and hearing disorders. Financial support through campaign donations to legislators who are not only in a position to assist our professions but also devote time and effort to support our cause is always important, but with Sunset Review upon us, the efforts of the TSHA PAC are more critical than ever.

Why Should You Participate in the TSHA PAC?

By donating money to the PAC each year, you can help us gain access to decision makers during the legislative session so we can inform the legislators of the importance of our professions and the necessity of maintaining the highest professional standards to ensure that our consumers receive quality services. You can support the TSHA PAC by contributing money, volunteering your time and helping share the mission of TSHA and the TSHA PAC.

Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

The DSHS Professional Licensing and Certification Unit consists of twenty-three regulatory programs. The programs evaluate and issue credentials, administer examinations, monitor continuing education activities, conduct complaint investigations, impose disciplinary sanctions, and otherwise regulate a variety of health professions and related facilities in the State of Texas.

Federal

The United States Senate

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The United States White House

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As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. USA.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.

Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) authorizes formula grants to states, and discretionary grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations to support research, demonstrations, technical assistance and dissemination, technology and personnel development and parent-training and information centers.

IDEA Practices

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Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet

THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include the features and content listed below.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League's enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.

State

State of Texas

Texas Senate

Texas House of Representatives

Texas League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is comprised of the commissioner of education and agency staff. The TEA and the State Board of Education (SBOE) guide and monitor activities and programs related to public education in Texas. The SBOE consists of 15 elected members representing different regions of the state. One member is appointed chair by the governor.

Search Legislation

Texas Legislature Online was introduced on December 12, 1996. Since then we have received many questions, requests, and comments from members of the public. A few of the most frequently asked questions and our responses are listed below.

Who Represents Me?

Who Represents Me provides information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education. Find out when information about new districts and new members is added to the website.

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