What They’re Watching: Rep. Brian Harrison, Texas House of Representatives


Eli Kirshbaum


Rep. Brian Harrison, District 10’s Republican representative in the Texas House of Representatives, spoke with us about some of his priorities for this year’s legislative session—which ends on May 29th—at our recent 2023 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Among his topics of focus is lowering prescription drug costs, having sponsored a bill this session aimed at ensuring rebates on prescription drugs are passed on to the consumer.

Another priority for Harrison is prohibiting the state from requiring residents to receive vaccinations—a topic he calls “a line in the sand for liberty.”

“[We need to] protect the medical freedom of all Texans against what I believe are tyrannical COVID vaccine mandates … I want to make sure it’s doctors and it’s patients who are making those decisions [about vaccinations], not bureaucrats.”