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Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Given the size of the Texas budget, the House Appropriations Committee divides itself into smaller groups to study pieces of the budget and make recommendations for state spending over the next two fiscal years. The subcommittees begin their work in earnest this week. Take a close look to see if your representative has a seat one of these two key subcommittees:
  • The subcommittee for health and human services spending (Article II) is: Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo), chair; Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin), vice chair; and Reps. Cindy Burkett (R-Sunnyvale); Sarah Davis (R-West University Place); J.D. Sheffield, DO (R-Gatesville); and Armando Walle (D-Houston).
  • The subcommittee for education spending — including medical schools and GME (Article III) — is: Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin), chair; Rep. Helen Giddings (D-DeSoto), vice chair; and Reps. Donna Howard (D-Austin), Marisa Márquez (D-El Paso), Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont), John Raney (R-College Station), and Gary VanDeaver (R-Clarksville).

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