House Representative

Straus, Joe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/12/2014

STATEMENT FROM SPEAKER STRAUS

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, San Antonio, released the following statement after the Texas House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations adjourned Monday:

"I want to thank the Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations for its thoughtful and deliberate approach today and throughout this process. This committee has taken its oversight responsibility very seriously, and its work has brought to light significant concerns about the University of Texas System and its Board of Regents. As that work continues, I hope the Board will take its own steps to address the trust that has been broken among Regents and the harm that some Regents have inflicted upon the UT System. As Regents search for a new Chancellor, it is particularly important that they show a willingness to put these problems behind them and focus again on the core mission of UT institutions."


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