Straus releases committee assignments - Maldonado on State Affairs

Posted in 81st Legislature, Around The State, Commentary, HD-20, HD-52, The Lege, Uncategorized, Williamson County at 12:45 pm by wcnews

Speaker Joe Straus released the committee assignments for the Texas House for the 81st session today. You can see the full lists here - by committee and by member, both are .pdf’s.

Here are the assignment of our representatives here in Williamson County.

Dan Gattis: Business & Industry; Technology, Economic Development, & Workforce. Probably not what he was looking for and he’s no longer on Appropriations. That’s what he gets for sticking with Craddick for too long.

Diana Maldonado: Defense & Veterans’ Affairs; State Affairs.

While she didn’t get on Public Education, or Insurance - which I would have liked to have seen - she did get State Affairs which seems to be quite a coup, and it’s filled with heavy hitters. Via BOR:

If I had one ticket to see any Committee all session, it would be State Affairs. Just look at the names — Solomons Chair, Menendez Vice-Chair…and then Byron Cook, Tom Craddick, Pete Gallego, Sylvester Turner, David Swinford, Rene Oliveira, Charlie Geren, David Farabee, Delwin Jones, Eddie Lucio III, Harvey Hilderbran, Diana Maldonado (what an appointment for her!). I mean — that is just incredible.

The only thing I saw, so far was that Todd Smith was chosen to chair the Elections committee, where the Voter ID bill will wind up. Here’s what he had to say about his vote for it in 2007, “I Did it Because I’m Republican”. That’s not encouraging.

1 Comment »

  1. Committee assignment reactions « Off the Kuff said,

    February 12, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    […] EoW sees good things for WilCo’s freshman Rep. Diana Maldonado. […]

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