84th Legislative Session
January 2016 - June 2016
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Welcome and thank you for visiting. I am honored to serve the people in our community. I am committed to representing my district in efforts to continue improving the quality of education, increasing access to health care, expanding our transportation infrastructure and strengthening economic development.

During my time in the legislature, I have worked diligently to attain passage of significant legislation that not only benefits the Rio Grande Valley, but the entire State of Texas. I look forward to continuing our work in the state legislature and seeking new and innovative approaches to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

Thank you,




The Calendars Committee has 15 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:

(1) the placement of bills and resolutions on appropriate calendars, except those within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Resolutions;

(2) the determination of priorities and proposal of rules for floor consideration of such bills and resolutions; and

(3) all other matters concerning the calendar system and the expediting of the business of the house as may be assigned by the speaker.

The Natural Resources Committee has 11 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:

(1) the conservation of the natural resources of Texas;

(2) the control and development of land and water and land and water resources, including the taking, storing, control, and use of all water in the state, and its appropriation and allocation;

(3) irrigation, irrigation companies, and irrigation districts, and their incorporation, management, and powers;

(4) the creation, modification, and regulation of water supply districts, water control and improvement districts, conservation and reclamation districts, and all similar organs of local government dealing with water and water supply;

(5) oversight of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as it relates to the regulation of water resources; and

(6) the following state agencies: the Office of Canadian River Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Office of Pecos River Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Offi ce of Red River Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Offi ce of Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Office of Sabine River Compact Administrator for Texas, the Multi-State Water Resources Planning Commission, and the Texas Water Development Board.

The Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility Committee has 4 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:

This committee shall monitor actions of the federal government, including federal legislation and regulations that direct or suggest that states take certain actions or pass legislation.

The committee shall also monitor issues related to federal sequestration and its impact on Texas. The committee shall study, review, and hear legislation referred to it relating to emerging issues related to sequestration. Further, the committee shall investigate the efforts undertaken by other states to avoid the damaging effects of sequestration on states and state systems.

The Special Purpose Districts Committee has 9 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:

(1) the creation of any special purpose district not otherwise assigned by these rules to other standing committees, including a hospital district, emergency services district, crime control and prevention district, library district, public improvement district, municipal management district, municipal development district, irrigation district, water improvement district, water control and improvement district, river authority, or navigation district; and

(2) any other local government special purpose district authorized or created under law that as the result of its creation may levy or impose a tax, assessment, or fee for a special purpose.

(b) In this section, “local government” means a political subdivision of this state and includes a corporation or other entity created by a political  subdivision of this state.


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