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 500, the state’s supplemental appropriations bill for the 2018-19 biennium.
The Conference Committee will be responsible for funding the state’s unaddressed needs for the 2018-19 biennium, including expenditures necessitated by Hurricane Harvey, 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 to SB 500, the state’s supplemental budget.
It is critical that the House and Senate work together to address important outstanding needs in our current budget such as health care, teacher retirement, school safety, public safety, and Hurricane Harvey damages.”
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.