House Representative

Straus, Joe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/24/2015

SPEAKER STRAUS STATEMENT ON HAZLEWOOD LEGISLATION

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus released the following statement following passage of Senate Bill 1735, the Hazlewood legislation debated in the House earlier today:

“I'm proud of the way that Members of the House worked to find consensus on Hazlewood legislation. The House values this program and the promise it holds for veterans and their families, and we take our obligation to them very seriously. We also take seriously projected increases in the cost of this benefit. Because of today's vote, the House will have better information with which to address this issue in the future.”


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