FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/05/2015
BURKETT APPOINTED TO THREE COMMITTEES FOR 84th SESSION
Austin - Speaker Joe Straus (San Antonio) released committee assignments to the members of the House Wednesday afternoon. State Representative Cindy Burkett (Sunnyvale) was appointed to the Transportation, Local and Consent Calendars, and Appropriations Committees.
The Local and Consent Calendars Committee is a procedural committee over the placement on appropriate calendars of bills and resolutions that are local or will be uncontested.
The Transportation Committee is charged with all matters pertaining to commercial motor vehicles, and their control, regulation, licensing, and operation of the Texas highway system.
The Appropriations Committee is charged with creating the state budget for the next biennium.
"I am ready to get to work for the people of Texas and District 113. Thousands of bills will be filed by the Legislature this session, and this process is an important step for all Texans to vet and analyze legislation before it reaches the House floor. These committee assignments will allow me to work on a variety of policy areas, and allow for public input and participation."
Representative Burkett is serving her third term in the Texas House. In addition to these three committees, Representative Burkett was appointed by the Speaker to serve on the Sunset Commission, and most recently was elected by her colleagues to serve a second term as the Vice Chairman of the House Caucus.
Representative Burkett's Austin office is located in the Capitol extension: E2.322. She can be reached at 512-463-0464 or at P.O. Box 2910, Austin, Texas 78768.
Contact: Allison Billodeau
Phone: (512) 463-0464