AUSTIN, TX — Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently appointed Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa as a member of the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee. The committee will help guide the reorganization of five existing agencies into one, as a result of legislation passed this last session.
Senator Hinojosa offered the following statement regarding his appointment:
“I thank Lt. Governor Patrick for appointing me to this committee and entrusting me to help lead an important consolidation of our health and human services agencies. This consolidation will increase accountability and transparency as well as streamline operations so that our Texas families have better access to critically needed services.
I look forward to working with the other committee members as well as the Health and Human Services Commission to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for the agency and the residents they serve.”
Other Senate members appointed to the Committee include Co-Chairman Jane Nelson, Senators Brian Birdwell, and Charles Schwertner.
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa served as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development, Criminal Justice, Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), and the Sunset Advisory Commission.