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Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs


Section 9. Defense and Veterans’ Affairs — The committee shall have
nine members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
(1) the relations between the State of Texas and the federal government involving defense, emergency preparedness, and veterans issues;
(2) the various branches of the military service of the United States;
(3) the realignment or closure of military bases;
(4) the defense of the state and nation, including terrorism response;
(5) emergency preparedness;
(6) veterans of military and related services; and
(7) the following state agencies: the Texas Military Department,
the Texas Veterans Commission, the Veterans’ Land Board, the Texas Military
Preparedness Commission, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and
the Emergency Management Council.