Texas 4-H Congress
Texas 4-H Congress is a four-day mock legislative experience for 4-H members in grades 9th to 12th (at the time of the event). During this time, 4-H members assume the roles of legislators, lobbyists, and press corps to gain a first-hand understanding of how the legislative process works. Bills that are written and sponsored by 4-H members focus on issues concerning Texas and Texas youth. These bills are assigned to the appropriate committee, debated in committee meetings, and then on the floor of the House or Senate. If a bill is successful in negotiation and the legislative debate in all three stages, it is delivered to the Governor of Texas 4-H Congress for his or her signature or veto.
For Additional Information visit the Texas 4-H Website here.
Event Date & Location
July 17-20 | Austin, Texas
Timeline & Deadlines
February 1 | Bill Submission Opens – EVERYONE ATTENDING MUST SUBMIT A BILL
February 15 | Press Corps & Lobbyist Applications Open
March 17 | Press Corps & Lobbyist Applications Close
April 1 – 30 | Early Bird Registration through 4-HOnline
May 1 – 30 | Registration with increased fee
May 30 | Bill Submission Due
July 1 | Delegate Letters are Distributed
July 17 | Delegates & Chaperones Arrive
If you would like to attend you MUST submit through the form below.