FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/10/2011
Rep. Armando Walle Named to Influential Committees
Walle to Serve on Homeland Security & Public Safety and Insurance Committees
AUSTIN -- State Representative Armando Walle (Houston) was recently appointed by House Speaker Joe Straus to serve on the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety and the House Committee on Insurance.
"I am looking forward to serving on the Homeland Security & Public Safety and Insurance Committees," said Rep. Walle. "These committee assignments will allow me to work closely on many issues that are crucial for our families and our community."
The House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety has jurisdiction over law enforcement; prevention of crime and apprehension of criminals; homeland security; terrorism response; as well as disaster mitigation, preparedness and recovery. The House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety also oversees the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Division of Emergency Management.
"Everyone in Houston who has picked up the pieces after a hurricane understands the importance of emergency preparedness and disaster recovery," said Rep. Walle. "I look forward to strengthening public safety around emergency preparedness and crime prevention efforts."
The House Committee on Insurance oversees the insurance industry in Texas and the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). TDI will be under sunset review this year, giving lawmakers the opportunity to review the agency top-to-bottom to make reforms to improve the insurance marketplace for consumers.
"As a member of the Insurance Committee, I'm looking forward to protecting the interests of the homeowners, drivers, patients and small businesses in our district by making sure insurance companies are accountable to their customers," said Rep. Walle.
"Rep. Armando Walle is committed to boosting economic growth and reducing crime in Houston neighborhoods," said House Speaker Joe Straus. "I know that his appointments to the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committees, as well as the House Insurance Committee will help advance Rep. Walle's very important goals for his district and our state."
Rep. Armando Walle is serving his second term in the Texas House of Representatives and serves on the House Committee on Insurance and the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. He represents House District 140, which includes northern portions of unincorporated Harris County and the City of Houston.