Here are the House committees Bay Area lawmakers will serve on in the 86th Texas Legislature

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Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced Texas House committee assignments for the 86th Legislature on Jan. 23.

According to a press release, Bonnen met with House members individually in recent weeks to learn about their committee preferences.

“After thoughtful consideration, these committee assignments have been made to reflect the seniority and personal preferences of Members and the diverse demographics of the Texas House,” he said in a statement.

Bay Area representatives were appointed to the following committees:

Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood—District 11

  • Education, chairman
  • Finance
  • Higher Education
  • Water & Rural Affairs

Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood—District 24

  • Appropriations
  • Insurance

Dennis Paul, R-Houston—District 129

  • Homeland Security & Public Safety, vice chairman
  • Insurance

For a full list of Texas House committee members, visit www.house.texas.gov/committees. For a full list of Texas Senate committee members, visit www.senate.texas.gov/committees.php.

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Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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