FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/04/2015
Representative Mary E. González Receives Committee Assignments for 84th Legislative Session
AUSTIN – Today, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced committee assignments for the 84th Legislative Session. Representative Mary E. González has been appointed to the House Committee on Public Education and retains her position on the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock.
“I am very pleased to be appointed to the Public Education Committee which has not had a representative from El Paso County since 1979,” Representative González said. “Agriculture and public education are not only two of the top issues facing House District 75, but they are fundamental components of our state’s economic strength. I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues on the important issues that these committees will address.”
The House Committee on Public Education oversees all matters pertaining to the public school system and the financing thereof, including various state agencies, like the State Board of Education, and the Texas Education Agency, among others.
The House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock has jurisdiction over issues relating to the agriculture, livestock and lumber industries, in addition to rural economic development, infrastructure and health services. A key agency within the purview of this committee is the Department of Agriculture.