Today, Speaker Joe Straus issued interim charges to every standing committee in the Texas House of Representatives.
The charges highlight some of the issues that the House will study and investigate to prepare for the next legislative session, which will begin in January 2015.
Friday’s charges are based on requests and suggestions made by House Members. In the coming weeks and months, more are expected to be issued.
“Today’s interim charges, combined with the initiatives that I will announce in the weeks to come, will help Members prepare to tackle serious challenges in the next session,” said Straus, San Antonio. “I am confident that we can continue to address these issues in a responsible, bipartisan way.”