FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/09/2017
REP. LONGORIA NAMED VICE-CHAIR OF APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE; CONTINUES SERVING ON INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES AND ...
REP. LONGORIA NAMED VICE-CHAIR OF APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE; CONTINUES SERVING ON INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES AND APPOINTED TO LOCAL & CONSENT CALENDARS
AUSTIN, TX—This morning, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced committee assignments for the 85th Legislative Session. State Representative Oscar Longoria (House District 35) will serve as Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee, he will continue serving on the Investments & Financial Services Committee, and was newly appointed to the Local & Consent Calendars Committee.
Representative Longoria’s continued appointment to the House Appropriations Committee secures his influential leadership position and his significant impact on the budget-writing process that will continue to benefit the Rio Grande Valley. Most notably, his position as Vice-Chair secures a strong seat for the Rio Grande Valley Legislative Delegation.
Representative Oscar Longoria issued the following statement:
"I am honored to serve as Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee and I value the trust instilled in me by Speaker Straus. He has always shown great commitment and investment to South Texas, working alongside the Rio Grande Valley Delegation each session to ensure our region is supported and that our economic standing remains strong. I thank him for his continued support and for allowing me to grow in this new leadership position. This will be a challenging yet gratifying session, as we look towards improving and modernizing our budget and funding processes. I hope to continue to create positive impacts in our region and foster legislation that will positively affect not only the Rio Grande Valley, but all of Texas.
I look forward to working closely with House Appropriations Chairman John Zerwas, Investment and Financial Services Chairman Tan Parker, Local & Consent Calendars Chairwoman Senfronia Thompson, and my fellow committee and house colleagues to create viable solutions that will benefit our Texas families and communities. This will be an important session as we grapple with a budget shortfall, while working diligently to maintain funding for education, healthcare, and our state programs which provide valued services to our residents, among many other important issues."