New Committee Assignments

For Immediate Release                                                         Contact: Nate Walker

February 9, 2011                                                                     512-463-0674

Statement from Representative Eddie Rodriguez

“I am honored by the responsibility Speaker Straus entrusted me with today.  I have been appointed to the crucial Committees on Transportation, Calendars, and Criminal Jurisprudence.“


“I’m ready to put my experience and ideas to work immediately to begin addressing our transportation funding crisis.  I asked to be on this committee and am very pleased to have been appointed to such an important post.”


“I cannot understate the importance of the Calendars Committee in setting the House agenda and I am proud Speaker Straus chose me as one of only four Democrats to be part of that process.”

Criminal Jurisprudence

“I look forward to working on important justice issues that will be heard by this committee.”

Representative Rodriguez recently served as the state’s Vice Chair of the Select Committee on Transportation Funding.  Recently, he was elected to the position of Vice Chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. He is serving his fifth term as the State Representative for District 51.