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Texas Senate
Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 76th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Carlos F. Truan

Troy Fraser
Steve Ogden
Eliot Shapleigh
Leticia Van de Putte


Alice Breard

(512) 463-2211

Sam Houston Building, 470


The following reports are available for download:

Interim Charges

  • Develop strategies to extend the operational usefulness of Texas military facilities and attract new military missions. The Committee shall limit its recommendations to what Texas government and business, together with localities, are capable of offering without the need for federal action or approval, including increasing the number of public/private economic development partnerships involving active military bases in Texas.
  • Assess the effectiveness of state benefits currently available to veterans and make recommendations to improve their delivery. The Committee shall consider, but is not limited to: veterans workforce and job search assistance; state agency compliance with veterans preference laws; and the state's educational assistance for veterans, especially any need to modify Section 54.203 of the Education Code (the Hazelwood Act).