FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/04/2015
REPRESENTATIVE MILLER APPOINTED TO SERVE ON APPROPRIATIONS AND PUBLIC HEALTH
AUSTIN – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus today announced that State Representative Rick Miller (Sugar Land) was selected to serve on the House Appropriations and the Public Health Committees. The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for the budget, the one item that the Legislature is required to pass each session. The Public Health Committee is responsible for public health, mental health, prevention and treatment of illness and well as oversight of the Health and Human Services Commission.
“I asked for these very important committees because they will have a direct impact on the issues that affect District 26. I will continue to work smart and I look forward to the days ahead,” said Representative Rick Miller.
Committees will begin meeting early next week. The Texas Constitution states that the House cannot consider legislation during the first 60 days of session unless the legislation relates to an emergency issue.
Representative Miller was first elected to office in 2012 and begins his second term in office representing House District 26.