During legislative sessions, TCTA's top-ranked lobby team is at the Texas Capitol every day, working on behalf of Texas teachers and other classroom professionals. Our lobbyists carefully monitor and testify on legislation that could affect TCTA members and provide up-to-the-minute reports on legislative action. Below are TCTA's Capitol Updates from the 83rd Legislature, which began Jan. 8 and ended May 27, 2013. See also TCTA's summaries of the bills passed during the 2013 regular legislation session.