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01/16/2017 | Author: Governmental Affairs Staff

The Texas Legislature isn’t the only lawmaking body in session now.

The 115th U.S. Congress also convened in January, and several members Texas' congressional delegation have key committee assignments in the Senate and the House:

  • Senator John Cornyn (R), Senate Finance Committee and Majority Whip
  • Congressman Mike Conaway (R), TX 11, Chair of House Agriculture Committee
  • Congressman Mac Thornberry (R), TX 13, Chair of House Armed Services Committee
  • Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R), TX 5, Chair of House Financial Services Committee
  • Congressman Michael McCaul (R), TX 10, Chair of House Homeland Security Committee
  • Congressman Lamar Smith (R), TX 21, Chair of House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
  • Congressman Pete Sessions (R), TX 32, Chair of House Rules Committee

A few U.S. House committees have multiple Texans serving:

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Congresswoman Kay Granger (R), TX 12, Chair of Defense Subcommittee
    • Congressman John Culberson (R), TX 7, Chair of Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee
    • Congressman John Carter (R), TX 31, Chair of Homeland Security Subcommittee
    • Congressman Henry Cuellar (D), TX 28
  • Ways and Means Committee
    • Congressman Kevin Brady (R), TX 8, Chairman
    • Congressman Sam Johnson (R), TX 3, Chair of Social Security Subcommittee
    • Congressman Kenny Marchant (R), TX 24
    • Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D), TX 35
  • Financial Services Committee
    • Congressman Roger Williams (R), TX 25
    • Congressman Al Green (D), TX 9
    • Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D), TX 15

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