International Relations & Economic Development Committee

Committee Members

Jurisdiction:

Section 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.