Austin-area legislators named to House committees

House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, announced committee assignments Wednesday. Here are the Austin-area legislator assignments for this session. To show changes in assignments, we have included assignments from the last legislative session as well.

Rep. John Cyrier, R-Lockhart

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Agriculture and Livestock Committee, Environmental Regulation Committee, House Administration Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: Agriculture and Livestock Committee, Land and Resource Management Committee

Rep. Terry Wilson, R-Marble Falls

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Defense and Veterans' Affairs Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: No assignments because Wilson was elected in 2016.

Rep. John Kuempel, R-Seguin

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee (chairman), State Affairs Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: General Investigating and Ethics Committee (chairman), Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee, State Affairs Committee

Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Energy Resources Committee, Urban Affairs Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: Economic and Small Business Development Committee, Environmental Regulation Committee, Local and Consent Calendars Committee

Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Appropriations Committee, International Trade and Intervgovernmental Affairs Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: Appropriations Committee, Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee (vice chairwoman)

Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Business and Industry Committee, Natural Resources Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: Insurance Committee, Natural Resources Committee

Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Appropriations Committee, Calendars Committee (vice chairwoman), Higher Education Committee, House Administration Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: Appropriations Committee, Higher Education Committee (vice chairwoman), House Administration Committee

Rep. Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Economic and Small Business Development Committee, Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, House Administration Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: No assignments because Hinojosa was elected in 2016.

Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Elections Committee (vice chairwoman), Transportation Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: Elections Committee, Transportation Committee

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Environmental Regulation Committee, Redistricting Committee, State Affairs Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: Environmental Regulation (vice chairman), Calendars Committee, Economic and Small Business Development Committee

Rep. Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Appropriations Committee, Government Transparency and Operation Committee, Local and Consent Calendars Committee, State and Federal Power and Responsibility Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: Government Transparency and Operation Committee, Local and Consent Calendars Committee, Redistricting Committee, Appropriations Committee

Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-San Marcos

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: County Affairs Committee, Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: No assignments because Biedermann was elected in 2016.

Rep. Tony Dale, R-Cedar Park

  • 2017 Legislature assignments: Environmental Regulation Committee, Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee (vice chairman)
  • 2015 Legislature assignments: Energy Resources Committee, Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, Local and Consent Calendars Committee

For a full list of committee assignments, click here. Lists of Houston and Dallas legislator assignments are also available.



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