FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/10/2017
SPEAKER STRAUS ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
AUSTIN, TX—This morning, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced committee assignments for the 85th Legislature. Representative Oscar Longoria (La Joya) 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.
Longoria’s continued appointment to the Appropriations Committee secures his influential leadership position and his significant impact on the budget-writing process.
Rep. 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.