FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/28/2005
REP. HUBERT VO NAMED TO INFLUENTIAL COMMITTEES
~ Vo to Serve on Border & International Affairs and Business & Industry Committees ~
AUSTIN -- State Representative Hubert Vo (Harris County) was appointed on Thursday to serve on two key committees for the 79th Legislative Session. Representative Vo was named to the House Committee on Border & International Affairs and the House Committee on Business and Industry.
"I am very honored to be appointed to these committees that will allow me to focus on issues that will have a positive impact on my district and all of Texas," said Representative Vo. "I will work to attract foreign investment and businesses to Texas and provide Texans with more, high paying job opportunities."
The Border and International Affairs Committee is responsible for monitoring and strengthening the state's trade, tourism and immigration policies. This seven member committee handles relations between the State of Texas and other Nations, international commerce, and international and border area economic development.
The Business and Industry Committee oversees industrial safety, labor, and business regulation issues. This nine member committee is also charged with the oversight of the State Office of Risk Management, the Risk Management Board, the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, and the Texas Mutual Insurance Company Board.
"I am looking forward to focusing on economic development issues within both of these committees that will strengthen our economy and in turn provide more revenue to other essential state services like public education," Representative Vo stated.
Thousands of pieces of legislation will be considered by the Legislature this session, and the committee process closely analyzes legislation before Representatives vote on bills on the House Floor. Taking an active role as a committee member enables him to have greater input on a large number of bills covering a wide range of issues.
For more information on committees or any other issue, Rep. Vo encourages interested individuals to contact his office at (512) 463-0568, e-mail him at Hubert.Vo@house.state.tx.us or visit the State of Texas website at http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist149/vo.htm .
Contact: David Holmes