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Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival

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Austin, TX 78701

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Join us for Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival for a full day of free, open-to-the-public events with national names you know and unfiltered conversations you crave. Come by for programming from POLITICO, Texas Monthly, TEXAS 2036 and The University of Texas at Austin housed in their own street tents, and stay for book signings, food trucks and more from #TribFest19 partners and supporters. Everyone is invited to attend this day of inspiring ideas, constructive discussions and community building.

The schedule for Open Congress is now live.

Featured speakers at Open Congress will include U.S. Reps. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston; Michael McCaul, R-Austin; Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina; Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth; and Chip Roy, R-Austin; POLITICO’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman; Mike Morath, Texas education commissioner; Cecilia Muñoz, former director of the Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama; state Sens. Kirk Watson, D-Austin; Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville; and Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo; and state Reps. Donna Howard, D-Austin; Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; James White, R-Hillister; Joe Moody, D-El Paso; Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont; and Drew Springer, R-Muenster ; Bill Kristol, founder of The Weekly Standard; Margaret Spellings, former U.S. secretary of education under President George W. Bush; best-selling authors H.W. Brands, S.C. Gwynne and Stephen Harrigan; San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg; Texas comptroller Glenn Hegar; Lori Garver, CEO of Earthrise Alliance and former deputy administrator of NASA; Sid Miller, Texas agriculture commissioner; and many more!


Getting There

Capital Metro and the Texas Tribune Festival are excited to offer you and your family a free Commuter Day pass — so you can spend more time exploring the political scene and less time exploring downtown parking lots. Simply sign up for a free DIGITAL Day Pass and we'll send you a free Commuter Day Pass via the CapMetro App.

Want more #TribFest19?

Open Congress is a free, open-to-the-public event. If you are interested in the full Texas Tribune Festival experience, check out the program and pass options at festival.texastribune.org.

The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Learn more and become a member at texastribune.org.

Texas Tribune events are supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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