FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/05/2015
Rep. Clardy Appointed to Key Committees
AUSTIN, TX - Today, State Representative Travis Clardy was appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on four key committees for the 84th legislative session. Rep. Clardy will serve as Vice-Chair of the Local & Consent Calendars committee and will also serve on Higher Education, Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, and finally the new State & Federal Power & Responsibility committee.
“I'm truly honored to serve on these House committees and blessed to have the opportunity to work hard for the citizens of Texas,” Clardy said. “This session will be a crucial one for the future of our state and I believe these committee assignments will allow me to represent District 11 in a meaningful way."
Rep. Clardy will serve as Vice-Chair of the Local & Consent Calendars committee that oversees the placement of local or uncontested bills. Additionally the committee exercises control over determination of priorities for floor consideration of local bills.
"It is a great honor to be named Vice-Chairman of the Local & Consent Calendars committee. I am especially looking forward to the opportunity to serve with Chairwoman Thompson and her great expertise in this area. Local and Consent is an instrumental committee that helps the Texas House run in an efficient and organized manner.”
In addition, Rep. Clardy will serve on the House Committee on Higher Education, which oversees the many colleges and universities of the state of Texas.
"Our future is inextricably intertwined with the of quality of education for all Texans. I'm excited to serve with Chairman Zerwas and other members of the House as we work to improve our institutions of higher learning and create an even a brighter future for Stephen F. Austin State University."
The third committee Rep. Clardy will serve on will be Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence which has jurisdication over civil law suits, civil procedure in Texas courts, administrative law, state law uniformity, and judicial districting.
Finally, Rep. Clardy will serve on the State and Federal Power and Responsibilities committee, which oversees the economic impact that the federal government has on the state and helps promote states' rights.
Rep. Clardy is currently serving his second term as the State Representative for House District 11, which includes Cherokee, Nacogdoches, and Rusk counties.