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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
January 23, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Saenz
(512) 463-0120 office
(512) 497-9411 cell

AUSTIN, TX - Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced Senate committee assignments for the 84th Legislative Session. Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa will serve as Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and will continue his appointments to the Senate Committees on Criminal Justice, Natural Resources, and Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs. He will also continue to serve on the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and Sunset Advisory Commission.

Senator Hinojosa's continued appointment as Vice Chair of Senate Finance secures his influential leadership position and his significant impact on the state budget-writing process that will benefit our South Texas region.

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa issued the following statement:

"I am honored to serve as Vice Chair of Senate Finance and that Lt. Governor Patrick has entrusted me with these important responsibilities. Through these appointments I am able to put South Texas at the forefront of the critical discussions that will be taking place during this session. There is no question that this session will be challenging as our communities face critical issues, our lawmakers face significant hurdles, and solutions are not always transparent.

Now more than ever we need to work together. We need to fund education and essential healthcare services, invest in our youth and workforce through education and skills training, create more jobs, and invest in the infrastructure we need for future success. I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to bring forth viable solutions that will benefit our Texas families."

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa serves as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, a member of the Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Joint-Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources, Criminal Justice, Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security, as well as the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), the Sunset Advisory Commission and Chairman of the Subcommittee Studying the Impact of Mexico's Energy Reforms on Texas.