Advocacy is essential to business’ bottom line. State and federal policies and regulations are being decided each day in Texas and Washington, D.C. but, most companies do not have the time or resources to advocate for themselves. Not until a regulation, law, or ordinance impedes the growth of business do they see the need for advocacy and its importance to a business’s bottom line.

Texas Association of Business is the business’s voice focusing on issues that will collectively benefit the state’s business climate.


The Texas Association of Business (TAB) is proud to present its legislative priorities for the 86th Legislative Session.

TAB has been on the forefront of ensuring Texas is the best place to work, run a business and raise a family; by supporting initiatives that encourage economic growth and provide good paying jobs for more Texans. TAB also opposes legislation that threatens the economy of this state.

TAB’s Board of Directors approved an agenda that aggressively protects the Association’s pro-Texas, pro-jobs philosophy.

This publication is an extensive list of TAB’s priorities, which is a snapshot of the issues that TAB fights for in any given legislative session.


The Texas Association of Business (TAB) lobbies in Washington, D.C. to make the voice of Texas business heard. The federal priorities of the TAB represent the most important issues to the employers of Texas at the national level. For your convenience, we have compiled our agenda that is developed and approved by the TAB committee structure and Board of Directors.

TAB proudly takes its marching orders directly from Texas employers each time the association communicates with our state and federal leaders; fighting for employers every step of the way. TAB knows that what is best for Texas business is what is best for Texans. With a healthy business climate comes a strong tax base for the state; a friendly regulatory environment for businesses; improved access to a world-class education; more career opportunities during times of prosperity; and, most importantly, a better quality of life for Texas families.

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