FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/24/2015
SPEAKER STRAUS PRAISES COMMITTEE FOLLOWING UNANIMOUS BUDGET VOTE
AUSTIN – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (San Antonio) released the following statement Tuesday following the House Appropriations Committee’s unanimous approval of House Bill 1, the General Appropriations Act:
"I want to thank Chairman Otto, the subcommittee chairs and all of the members of the Appropriations Committee for their outstanding work on House Bill 1. The House budget is a responsible, disciplined plan that sets the right priorities for a growing state. It addresses education and transportation, it increases transparency and it will allow the House to provide meaningful tax relief. I look forward to working with all the members of the House on this budget."