84th Legislative Session Committee Assignments

February 5, 2015

King: “I am Eager to Serve as Chairman of the State and Federal Power and Responsibility Committee”

AUSTIN – The following statement may be attributed to State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford):

“Yesterday the Speaker of the Texas House announced committee assignments for the 84th Legislative Session. I am excited to announce that I will be serving as Chair of the State and Federal Power and Responsibility Committee and also serving on the House Committee on Energy Resources and the House Committee on Environmental Regulation. I am exceptionally pleased with these opportunities.”

The House Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility will monitor actions of the federal government, including federal legislation and regulations that require or advise that states take certain actions or the actions of the federal government in providing or failing to provide services to the state. “This committee is about federalism and the proper balance between the state and federal government. We will be considering various issues relating to the Tenth Amendment, Article V constitutional amendment initiatives, unfunded federal mandates, and issues relating to the federal budget and its impact on Texas.”

“I am also pleased to be serving on the Energy Resources Committee and the Environmental Regulation Committee. Energy production accounts for over one-fourth of the Texas economy and is an economic driver in the Barnett Shale area. Also, issues relating to air, water and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality affect Texas’ families and businesses everyday.”

“These committees deal with extremely important topics facing Texas and I am eager and honored to have the opportunity to get to work on these critical matters.”