AUSTIN, TX — Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced Senate committee assignments for the 88th Legislative Session. Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa will serve as Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. He will continue serving on the Senate Border Security Committee, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, and the Senate Jurisprudence Committee. Earlier this session, Lt. Governor Patrick had also appointed Senator Hinojosa to the Senate Special Committee on Redistricting and named him vice chair of that committee.
This is Senator Hinojosa’s 9th legislative session to serve on the Senate Finance Committee and 8th session as vice chair. This is an influential leadership position that will benefit the South Texas region.
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“I am honored that Lt. Governor Patrick has again entrusted me with the important responsibility of serving as Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. I look forward to working with Chair Joan Huffman, the committee members, and House Appropriations to craft a state budget that will make significant investments that will further strengthen our communities and the Texas economy. Given the historic $32.7 billion surplus, we have a great responsibility to address critical issues such as providing property tax relief, increasing salaries for teachers, state employees, and peace officers. We will also provide additional support to our retired teachers, increase funding for community colleges and workforce training, and invest in our roads, broadband, water and drainage infrastructure, and the electric grid.
With my committee assignments this session, I am committed to working with my colleagues to bring forth practical solutions that will further strengthen our economy, ensure increased access to affordable health care for our most vulnerable, support public education funding for our students and teachers, and keep our communities safe. Above all, I will work to make Texas a better place to live and raise our families.”
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces (part), Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part).