AUSTIN, TX – Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa as one of only five Senate appointees to the Conference Committee on Senate Bill 1, the state’s appropriations bill for the 2018-19 biennium.
The Conference Committee will be responsible for balancing the state budget and funding the state’s priorities by reconciling the differences between the Senate and House versions. Senator Hinojosa released the following statement:
“I am honored to have been selected by Lt. Governor Patrick to serve on the Senate Conference Committee and thank him for entrusting me with such an important responsibility.
It is critical we work together to sort out the significant differences between the House and Senate versions to invest efficiently in our state programs so that we provide the services needed by our most vulnerable populations and that we wisely invest in infrastructure, transportation, healthcare, border security, and our students.”
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 Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development; Transportation; Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Sunset Advisory Commission.