The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s annual Texas Policy Summit brings together the most influential thought leaders and policymakers for the premier policy gathering highlighting national, state, and local issues.  

Here is what you can expect on Day 3:  

7:30 am Registration Opens  

8:00-9:15am Keynote Breakfast with Vivek Ramaswamy  

9:30-10:30am General Session  

Biden Border Crisis: How Texas Should Fight Back to Save its Communities 

From his first day in Office, President Biden has been making the border crisis worse. After spending two years pleading with the federal government to do its job, Texas officials are fed up and looking to take aggressive action to defend their communities. Our panelists debate what Texas should do — and how far it can go to secure the southern border. 


John Hostettler, TPPF’s Vice President of Federal Affairs  

Texas Rep. Brian Babin  

Rodney Scott, Former Border Patrol Chief  

11:00am-12:15pm Concurrent Panels V  

Power Struggle: How to Make the Grid More Reliable and Energy More Affordable 

In the wake of winter storm Uri and increased demand for electricity, the Texas Legislature and Public Utility Commission have taken actions that will lead to more competition and improved reliability. Experts will discuss these reforms and look at what more should be done. 


Michael Nasi, Senior Advisor TPPF’s Life: Powered  

Will McAdams, Texas Commissioner Public Utility Commission  

Bernard McNamee, Former FERC Commissioner  

Texas State Sen. Phil King  

Terrible Tech: Social Media and the Growing Threat to Minors 

The excessive use of social media presents unique harms to children online including depression, addiction, exploitation, self-harm, and suicide. Panelists discuss whether Texas should treat social media platforms like harmful products and prohibit companies from granting access to children. 


Zach Whiting, TPPF Senior Fellow of Technology Policy 

Clare Morell, Policy Analyst at the Ethics and Public Policy Center 

Texas State Rep. Jared Patterson 

What a Relief: The Plan for Historic Property Tax Cuts 

Texas has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact the largest property tax cut in the state’s history. State officials all say it is a priority but have been scant on details. Legislators dive in on what they can do to bring real relief to drowning taxpayers.  


James Quintero, TPPF Policy Director for Government for the People  

Texas State Sen. Paul Bettencourt  

Texas State Rep. Morgan Meyer  

12:30-1:45pm Closing Keynote Lunch with Hispanic Conservative Leaders  


Mayra Flores, TPPF Senior Fellow and Former Texas Representative  

Texas State Sen. Pete Flores 

Alicia Galvan, President of Patria Unida  

Texas State Rep. Janie Lopez  

Texas State Rep. John Lujan  

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