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Lt. Governor Patrick Names Senator Hinojosa Vice Chair of Senate Finance Committee – Progresstimes

For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2022

Austin, TX — Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced new interim assignments for multiple Senate committees which include the appointment of Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa as Vice Chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.

State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen. (Courtesy photo.)

Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“I am honored that Lt. Governor Patrick has entrusted me with the important responsibility of serving on the Senate Finance Committee as Vice Chair. I look forward to re-joining this committee and working with Chair Joan Huffman and the committee members to meet the financial needs of our state while keeping taxes low to benefit our Texas families and ensure our state’s continued prosperity.

Texas has the 9th largest economy in the world and despite the ongoing COVID challenges, our revenues have continued to outperform expectations. That said, we will continue monitoring situations around the world, inflation, and supply chain issues that can change our budget outlook at any time.

I am fully committed to using my experience and knowledge of the budget process to continue prioritizing funding for education, health care, infrastructure, public safety, growing our economy and creating jobs. I will also continue advocating for and ensuring the needs of South Texas are put at the forefront of critical discussions and negotiations.”

Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence and the Senate Committee on Redistricting, and serves on the Senate Committees on Border Security; Criminal Justice; Natural Resources & Economic Development; and Transportation.

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