AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation's 12th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature begins today with a variety of panels and keynote speakers including Senator Ted Cruz, The Honorable Rick Santorum, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. The Policy Orientation event takes place January 8-10, 2014 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. 

"We are honored and privileged to have these eminent American leaders and thinkers join us as an integral part of our 12th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature event," said Foundation President and CEO Brooke Rollins. "Just as the Foundation itself has grown, its footprint has as well and Policy Orientation is just one example of how we make an impact for a better Texas, and America, every day."

For twelve years, the Foundation's Policy Orientation has been one of the nation's top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. Last year's Policy Orientation attracted approximately 1,100 attendees including 100 state legislators and hundreds of legislative staff from both sides of the aisle.

This year's program includes more than 25 panel discussions and debates on the major issues affecting Texas' future.  A list of speakers and the agenda can be accessed here:

Credentialed media organizations are welcome to attend and cover all of the Policy Orientation's public events. All persons attending the conference (including reporters) must wear a TPPF-issued name badge to access any Policy Orientation events. To prevent unnecessary delays at the conference registration desk, we encourage all reporters planning to attend the conference to register in advance via the Policy Orientation registration page:

WHO: Texas Public Policy Foundation

WHAT: 12th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature

WHEN: January 8-10, 2014

WHERE: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
             701 East 11th Street
             Austin, Texas 78701

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.



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