FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2015
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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."