FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2021
AUSTIN, TX - Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced Senate committee assignments for the 87th Legislative Session. Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa will serve as Vice Chair of the Senate Redistricting Committee and as Vice Chair of the Senate Jurisprudence Committee. He will continue serving on the Senate Transportation Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Ports, and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development. Senator Hinojosa has also been appointed to the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
Senator Hinojosa's continued appointment as Vice Chair of Senate Redistricting and his new appointment to the Jurisprudence Committee secures his influential leadership position that will benefit the South Texas region.
Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa issued the following statement:
"I am honored that Lt. Governor Patrick has again entrusted me with the important responsibility of serving as Vice Chair of Senate Redistricting. I look forward to working with Chair Joan Huffman, the committee members, and House Redistricting and will seek to draw fair legislative and congressional districts that truly represent the interests of our communities and accurately reflect our growing population. This is a great responsibility that requires objectivity and bipartisan cooperation and we must ensure that the voices of all Texans are heard.
With my committee assignments this session, I am committed to working with my colleagues to bring forth practical solutions that will help our economy recover from the pandemic, ensure increased access to affordable health care for our most vulnerable, protect the commitment to public education funding for our students and teachers, and to support police reform that makes our communities safer. Above all, I will work to make Texas a better place to live and raise our families."