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
Learn more about Policy Orientation and view the full agenda at TexasPolicySummit.com