The Texas Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 8 and is in session until Monday, May 27, 2019. PAAT is tracking legislation of interest / relevance to the lobby and government affairs community and will send updates to our members throughout the session. We are also providing our members with regular ethics tips and information to ensure compliance when dealing with issues at the Capitol. Good luck to everyone involved this session. 👊🏻
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The Professional Advocacy Association of Texas is the only recognized statewide group for the lobby community. PAAT members are well-respected lobbyists and company/association government affairs representatives who are serious about what they do and are committed to integrity and high ethical standards.
On behalf of its membership, PAAT works with the Texas Ethics Commission and the Texas State Legislature to improve understanding and compliance with the law relating to lobbying in Texas, while raising the ethical bar for the lobby profession and for governmental affairs practices overall.
Join us for our March 14 Roundtable with tips for managing your issues after the bill filing deadline has passed.
PAAT members are well respected lobbyists and government affairs reps. Check out our membership directory.
PAAT has launched a new job bank to track jobs of interest to the lobby and government affairs community.
ASK PAAT - MEMBERS SEND US YOUR COMPLIANCE QUESTIONS HERE.
Local Lobby Laws
Did you know that many Texas cities have their own lobby laws? These laws regulate lobby activities when dealing with local officials and often times go unnoticed but can have severe consequences for non-compliance.
We hope you will consider joining our effort. We have a great story to tell but we will be much more effective if the lobby and government affairs community are broadly united in our effort. With a PAAT Membership, you not only make the strongest possible statement about your ethical values, but you and your company/organization will benefit from everything that PAAT offers.
PAAT keeps my office up to date on ethics laws and regulations through its regular member communications and its one of a kind ethics training institutes. This training is an invaluable asset to me as well as my clients.
— Texas Lobbyist and Founding PAAT Member