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Texas Senate Announces Committee Appointments
Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00 AM

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released the membership lists for all Senate committees on Wednesday. Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) will return as chair of the Finance Committee. Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (D-McAllen) will serve as vice-chair. Business and Commerce will be led by Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) with Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) as vice-chair.

Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) is again chair of Transportation with Sen. Bob Hall (R-Canton) vice-chair. Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) and Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) lead Veteran Affairs and Border Security, Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) and freshman Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) lead State Affairs, Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) and Sen. José Rodriguez (D-El Paso) are in charge of Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs.

Other committee chairs are Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) in Education, Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) in Health and Human Services, Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) in Higher Education, Sen. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) in Intergovernmental Relations, Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) in Natural Resources and Economic Development, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) in Administration, Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) in Nominations, and Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston) in Criminal Justice.

View all of the committee assignments

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