FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/23/2019
Representative Mary González Receives Committee Assignments for 86th Legislative Session
AUSTIN – Today, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced committee assignments for the 86th Legislative Session. Representative Mary González has been appointed Vice Chair of the Local & Consent Calendars Committee and to the House Committee on Public Education, and retains her position on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations.
“School finance is, without a doubt, the biggest challenge facing our state,” Representative González said. “With my appointments to both the Public Education and Appropriations Committees, I look forward to driving the discussion of equitably funding our schools, and making sure that all kids, regardless of income, ability, race, or geographic location, receive a high quality education.”
The House Committee on Appropriations presides over and creates the state’s budget for each biennium, and addresses any issues or legislation relating to the allocation of funds.
The House Committee on Local & Consent Calendars supervises the placement of local legislation onto a local and consent calendar, one of the schedules for representatives to discuss bills.
The House Committee on Public Education oversees all matters pertaining to the public school system and the financing thereof, including various state agencies, like the State Board of Education, and the Texas Education Agency, among others.
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