Committee Appointments, Stand With Israel Day, Meeting with Gov. Abbott

February 11, 2017
Committee Appointments, Stand With Israel Day, Meeting With Governor Abbott

This week the House members received committee appointments for the 85th session and interim. I am honored to serve as the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety and continue to serve on the Energy Resources Committee. Committees will be up and running soon and I look forward to addressing the many issues Texas faces.
If you would like to see the full list of committee assignments:
http://www.house.texas.gov/committees/
This was a very busy week for us at the Capitol. Among the many meetings and briefings, my office hosted a Citizens Advocacy Day in support of Israel and my anti-BDS bill, House Bill 89. Hundreds of citizens came to walk the capitol to meet their representatives and senators asking for support of HB 89.  We also met with Governor Greg Abbott who conveyed his strong support for Israel and of his commitment to the passage of House Bill 89.
Also this week, leaders and students from Wise County 4H Club dropped by. And I enjoyed a meeting with Parker County’s John Thomas who is a gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.