Tag Archives: committees

Making Change Happen

Note: Texas’ 86th Legislative Session – and the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work’s 2019 Austin Legislative Internship Program – concluded on Monday, May 27. Both will convene again in January 2021. Over the next few days, we will be … Continue reading

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What I’m Taking With Me

by Merci Mohagheghi, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Over the past two weeks, I have been responsible for 105 bill analyses on subjects that have been referred to the Texas House of Representatives’State Affairs ,Criminal Jurisprudence, and Natural Resources committees, … Continue reading

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But I’m “just a social work(er)” student

by Kayla Lail, intern in the office of Rep. Sarah Davis In my two and a half months as a University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work legislative internat the Texas Capitol, I have learned a lot.  Some of what I’ve … Continue reading

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P.F. Chang’s and Mentors

by Marissa Gorena, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Today I am sitting in the Texas House of Representatives County Affairs Committee office eating a leftover P.F. Chang’s fortune cookie, reflecting on something my supervisor said that will stick with me … Continue reading

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The Intersectionality of All Things

by Ali Schoon, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group As I reflect on the past month and a half of my experience at the Texas Legislature, interning with the Legislative Study Group (LSG), I feel as if I have been … Continue reading

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Drinking Out of a Fire Hydrant: Week One of Appropriations

by Brittany Sharp, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group First, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this blog. I know that you probably have 15 things on your to-do list, and you will probably … Continue reading

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Life in Committee Land

by Marisela Gomez For the 84th legislative session, I have been placed inside Representative Garnet Coleman’s office. I feel very fortunate to be working for a senior representative who is involved in many aspects of the legislative process. Not only … Continue reading

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