House Committee Assignments
Last week the Speaker announced committee assignments for this Legislative Session. I am honored to be selected to serve on the Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for creating the state budget, the County Affairs Committee, and the House Administration Committee. I ran for office to serve our community, and I am excited to get started with my colleagues in the House. Click here for the full House Committee membership list, and for an overview of the committee duties.
I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG) meeting in Waco. This is a wonderful group of local leaders, from six of our seven counties, who come together to address the issues affecting our region. We discussed the 88th Legislative Session, and I emphasized my commitment to fighting for and defending our local governments and rural communities. I look forward to working with these leaders in the months to come.
Rio Grande Valley Legislative Tour
Our recent legislative trip to the Rio Grande Valley was a truly educational and memorable experience. I joined 40 of my House and Senate colleagues on this tour where we learned about education, economic development, border security, ports, produce, healthcare and the culture of the region. Our stops included the Port of Brownsville, Texas Southmost College and SpaceX. We look forward to our next visit!
I had a wonderful time speaking at the Bosque County A&M AgriLife Banquet and celebrating some of the many amazing volunteers throughout the county. Friends and family battled the elements to celebrate their good works and it’s a testament to the wonderful service they do for the county. Events like this highlight the importance of giving your time and energy to help others, and the impact it has throughout not only the county, but the state. I'm thankful to these residents of Bosque County and thank them for their generosity. “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”
McLennan Community College
On Friday I had the opportunity to tour the MCC campus in Waco with President Dr. Johnette McKown and several current students. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to visit with the students and faculty about their time at MCC and their goals for their future. This school is doing an incredible job of equipping their students for the workforce, and it was great to see so much of their facilities.
Throughout the Legislative Session you can follow the process by watching live footage of the House Floor and House Committee Hearings here.