Muņoz, Jr., Sergio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/04/2014
SPEAKER STRAUS APPOINTS REP. MUÑOZ TO SELECT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
THE TEXAS CAPITOL, AUSTIN – On the heels of service on a similar committee created during the 2013 special legislative sessions, House Speaker Joe Straus today appointed State Representative Sergio Muñoz, Jr. to the House Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures and Finance.
The committee is tasked with examination of a variety of transportation issues, such as the reliability of current funding sources, the use of debt in transportation funding , state highway funds, and Texas Department of Transportation appropriations. Speaker Straus identified transportation and other infrastructure issues as critically important in light of Texas' rapid growth and economic success.
"I am honored to be named to this Select Committee. Transportation financing is a critical issue and is tied directly to the health of our economy," said Muñoz. "The work and strategies we will develop in this committee will spur economic activity, especially here in the Rio Grande Valley where recent action has created the new UT RGV and medical school, and retail and certain segments of the agricultural economy are booming."
Of the committee and appointments, Speaker Straus said “These Members have an important job ahead of them. Their work in the coming months will prepare the entire House to lead on transportation issues when the next legislative session begins. I have every confidence in this diverse, capable committee.”
Muñoz also serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, where he is a member of the subcommittee with oversight of the Texas Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
RICHARD P. SANCHEZ