AUSTIN – Today at noon, Texas lawmakers assembled in the State Capitol for the first day of the 87th Legislative Session. Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa representing Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, and Nueces Counties, was sworn in for another term in the Texas Senate.
Senator Hinojosa released the following statement:
“I am honored and humbled to continue serving in the Texas Senate. This legislative session will be unlike any other but I remain committed to enacting policies that will make Texas a better place for our families and all of Texas.
I am motivated to get back to work in the Capitol. The next 140 days will certainly be challenging. Now more than ever we need to work together to help our state recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. There is much work that needs to get done to continue the commitment we made last session to public education, support our healthcare services, increase access to care by expanding Medicaid, invest in our youth and workforce through education and skills training, create more jobs, and invest in the infrastructure we need to pave the way for future success.
I can assure you that my staff and I will work tirelessly to resolve these difficult issues and bring forth viable solutions that will benefit our Texas workers, families, and schools.”