Speaker Joe Straus announced the Texas House committee assignments for the 82nd Legislative Session. Rep. Susan L. King was honored to once again be selected to serve on the Appropriations and Public Health Committees. In addition, Rep. King was also appointed to serve on the House Administration Committee.
As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Rep. King will assist the legislature in allocating the money from the state treasury to various state agencies and services. The committee is made up of 27 House Members and is chaired by Rep. Jim Pitts of Waxahachie. "Under the current economic conditions, the budgetary process will be extremely challenging. The people of Texas deserve both fiscal responsibility and excellent services from their state government, and I look forward to helping the legislature balance these interests," stated Rep. King. "Although this is a tough assignment, it will be a wonderful opportunity to increase my knowledge of the budgetary process while still advocating for my constituents and their interests."
Rep. King, a practicing registered nurse, will again serve on the Public Health Committee, chaired by Rep. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham. "As healthcare faces many changes, from federal mandates to decreased funding, we are determined to develop policies that provide Texans with innovative and cost-effective health practices."
The House Administration Committee to which Rep. King was also placed is responsible for the administrative operation of the house and its employees. It is comprised of 11 members and is chaired by Rep. Charlie Geren, who represents northwest Tarrant County.
Rep. King is currently serving her third term in the Texas House of Representatives. She represents District 71 which is comprised of Taylor and Nolan Counties.