FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/20/2015
Representative DeWayne Burns Takes Oath of Office and Begins Working for District 58
AUSTIN -- State Representative DeWayne Burns took the Oath of Office on Jan. 13 when the Texas Legislature convened for the 84th regular session and immediately began working on behalf of the citizens of District 58.
"It was an honor and a privilege to have my family join me on the House floor to witness me taking the Oath of Office," Rep. Burns said. "I am humbled and honored to represent the counties of Bosque and Johnson in the Texas House."
During his first week, the House debated and adopted the important procedural rules that will govern the proceedings and operations of the lower chamber for the 84th Legislature. A critical procedural step, the Texas House is now prepared to undertake the people's business, moving very quickly to organize its operation on just the third day of the legislative session.
"By passing these rules the first week of the legislative session, it tells the citizens of Texas that we are ready to work and are not going to waste a single day in honoring our responsibilities to our constituents," Rep. Burns said. "This enables us to begin work on the critical issues that must be addressed this session, including adopting a balanced budget, improving border security, strengthening education, providing tax relief, enhancing our road and water infrastructure and many other issues."
Joy Davis, Chief of Staff