AUSTIN -- State Representative Greg Bonnen, MD (R-Friendswood) has been appointed to the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Insurance.
The Committee on Appropriations drafts the state's biennial budget, setting state spending levels and allocating funds for all state programs. The Insurance Committee regulates the far-reaching insurance industry, including the Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency and policies governing home, auto, and healthcare coverage.
"I am honored to have ben appointed to the Appropriations and Insurance Committees for a second consecutive legislative session." said Representative Bonnen. "By remaining on these critical committees, I am once again in a position to join my colleagues in addressing the needs of our public education, transportation, public safety, and healthcare systems. I will also continue to address necessary changes in the way our various insurance structures operate, including the functions of TWIA and our state's ongoing effort to provide comprehensive coastal protection."
House committees are scheduled to begin hearings on Monday, February 9.