FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/31/2013
REP. RICK MILLER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
AUSTIN - Thursday, Speaker of the House Joe Straus (San Antonio) announced committee assignments for the Texas House of Representatives. State Representative Rick Miller was appointed to Defense and Veterans' Affairs as well as the Elections Committee.
Representative Miller stated "I am looking forward to serving on these two committees. My background as a 30 year naval aviator and four years serving as Country Chairman in Fort Bend County will serve as excellent resources and aid me in my new appointments."
The Defense and Veterans' Affairs committee has jurisdiction over the relations between the State of Texas and the federal government involving defense, emergency preparedness, and veterans issues. The committee also oversees the Texas Veterans Commission, the Veterans' Land Board, the Texas Military Preparedness Commission, and the Emergency Management Council.
The Elections committee has jurisdiction over primary, special and general elections; as well as revisions, modifications, amendments or changes to the Election Code. Campaign Finance, and the duties and conduct of candidates for public office also fall within its purview. The committee also oversees the Office of the Secretary of State and the Texas Ethics Commission.
Representative Miller also plans to stay closely aligned with the Committee on Appropriations, Transportation, and Public Education, which all have a tremendous impact on District 26.
Courtney Moore Hjaltman