International Relations & Economic Development Committee

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Committee info:

  • Clerk:
  • Victoria Smith
  • Room:
  • EXT E2.118
  • Phone:
  • (512) 463-0069

Committee Members

Chair

Button

Rep. Button,
Angie Chen

Vice Chair

Morales

Rep. Morales,
Christina

 

Beckley

Rep. Beckley,
Michelle

 

Bell

Rep. Bell,
Cecil

 

Canales

Rep. Canales,
Terry

 

Hunter

Rep. Hunter,
Todd

 

Larson

Rep. Larson,
Lyle

 

Metcalf

Rep. Metcalf,
Will

 

Ordaz Perez

Rep. Ordaz Perez,
Claudia

Jurisdiction:

Sec. 19. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
The committee shall have nine members, with jurisdiction over all
matters pertaining to:
(1) the relations between the State of Texas and other
nations, including matters related to trade relations and
international trade zones;
(2) the relations between the State of Texas and the
federal government other than matters involving defense, emergency
preparedness, and veterans issues;
(3) the relations between the State of Texas and other
states of the United States;
(4) commerce, trade, and manufacturing, including
international commerce and trade and the regulation of persons
participating in international commerce and trade;
(5) cooperation between the state or a local
governmental entity and the scientific and technological
community, including private businesses, institutions of higher
education, and federal governmental laboratories;
(6) weights and measures;
(7) workforce training;
(8) economic and industrial development;
(9) development and support of small businesses;
(10) job creation and job-training programs;
(11) hours, wages, collective bargaining, and the
relationship between employers and employees;
(12) international and border regions (as described in
Sections 2056.002(e)(2) and (3), Government Code) economic
development, public health and safety issues affecting the border,
tourist development, and goodwill, and economic development,
tourist development, and goodwill in other areas of the state that
have experienced a significant increase in the percentage of the
population that consists of immigrants from other nations,
according to the last two federal decennial censuses or another
reliable measure;
(13) the provision of public services to persons
residing in proximity to Texas' international border or in other
areas of the state that have experienced a significant increase in
the percentage of the population that consists of immigrants from
other nations, according to the last two federal decennial censuses
or another reliable measure; and
(14) the following state agencies: the Office of
State-Federal Relations, the Texas Economic Development and
Tourism Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Texas
Workforce Investment Council.