Capitol Update: View the second edition of Capitol Report

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Capitol Update: View the second edition of Capitol Report

posted 04.12.11

TAFP News presents the second edition of the Capitol Report news webcast. Join Academy communications staff Jonathan Nelson and Kate Alfano for an insider’s look into the recently-passed House budget, graduate medical education, the IMG licensure bill, and legislative battles to come.

This episode features interviews with Rep. Richard Peña Raymond of Laredo, TAFP past president Doug Curran, M.D., TAFP Vice President Clare Hawkins, M.D., and TAFP Treasurer Troy Fiesinger, M.D.

We’re counting down the days to sine die on May 30. Lawmakers are running out of time to pass or block key legislation, which means there are sure to be contentious battles in budget negotiations, scope of practice considerations, redistricting, and more. Stay tuned for additional editions of Capitol Report as the action heats up.

Thanks to the Physicians of the Day

Remaining dates: April 13, 15, 28, and May 6, 10, 30

Thanks to the physicians who volunteered for the Physician of the Day program last week and this week: Chris Casso, M.D., of McAllen; Melva Palacios, M.D., of Edinburg; David Palafox, M.D., of El Paso; C. Mark Chassay, M.D., of Austin; Rick Edwards, M.D., of Fort Worth; Lamia Kadir, M.D., of Austin; and John Redman, M.D., of Anahuac.

The Physician of the Day program brings a family physician to the Capitol each day of the legislative session to provide health care to members of the Capitol community. For more information on how to sign up and to view the calendar of open dates, go to the Physician of the Day page of the TAFP website,