FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/23/2019
Rep. Oliverson Receives Committee Assignments for the 86th Legislature
Austin, Texas - Today, State Representative Tom Oliverson, MD (Cypress) was named Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Insurance and was also appointed to the Committees on Natural Resources and Calendars.
Dr. Oliverson is honored to serve on these committees and acknowledges the trust placed in him by Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen. He is dedicated to serving his constituents to the best of his ability and looks forward to advocating on behalf of House District 130.
The House Committee on Natural Resources presides over legislation relating to the conservation, development, and use of Texas' land and water resources and energy. The Committee will have a big impact on HD-130 as it deals with legislation related to flooding, a priority for Dr. Oliverson's district after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
The House Committee on Insurance will be chaired by State Representative Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville). Dr. Oliverson is working on legislation which aims to make health insurance more affordable for Texans and lower the cost of healthcare.
The House Committee on Calendars is an important procedural committee that oversees the placement of legislation onto a schedule for representatives to debate bills. Dr. Oliverson will have an opportunity to weigh in on legislation that covers a wide array of issues.
During his freshman session, Representative Oliverson successfully passed several pieces of legislation and was named "Freshman of the 85th Session" by the Texas House Republican Caucus.
For any questions or concerns contact Eiman Siddiqui at Eiman.Siddiqui@House.Texas.Gov or 512.463.0661.