FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/19/2012
SPEAKER STRAUS ANNOUNCES HOUSE APPOINTMENTS TO THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
AUSTIN---Speaker Joe Straus (San Antonio) today announced House appointments to the Select Committee on Economic Development. Speaker Straus has appointed Representatives Angie Chen Button (Garland) and John Davis (Houston) to the committee.
"I am pleased to appoint Rep. Chen Button and Rep. Davis to the select committee which will review state economic development initiatives," Speaker Straus said. "With the appointments of these members and their commitment to effective programs and expertise in strengthening our state economy, I am confident the Texas House will continue to make job creation and economic growth a priority."
The Select Committee on Economic Development will recommend an economic development policy for the state of Texas, as well as conduct a study and make recommendations regarding state and local economic development incentives. The committee will evaluate existing incentives and policies, and make recommendations regarding their continuation, elimination, or modification for the 83rd Legislature. The committee was created by House Bill 2785, Regular Session, 82nd Legislature.