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NPT Capitol: Committee assignments preview

collage-of-legislatorsCommittee assignments will be announced later on today. You can follow NPT’s coverage on our twitter page here and on our homepage here. One thing to look out for with the El Paso delegation is how seniority plays out. With the loss of Moreno and Haggerty, the El Paso delegation lacks this rather important commodity. (Moreno had been around for 40 years and Haggerty for 20.)

Pickett has served for 14 years, which makes him the joint 25th most senior member of the House. Chavez has served for 12 years, Quintanilla for 6, while Marquez and Moody are both newcomers (which means they’ll get what their given.)

Seniority aside, it is worth noting that all five members of the delegation were part of the original 76 members who supported Straus against Craddick for the Speaker’s  gavel. In a pretty evenly divided chamber, with all the talk being of bi-partisanship, that may tip things back in the delegation’s favor.

Below is a list of Committee assignments from the last session. Stay tuned!

Appropriations (Sp)
S/C: General Government
Calendars (VC)
Financial institutions (CBO)

Border and International Affairs (Sp)
Land and resource management (Sr.)

Corrections (Sp.)

Criminal jurisprudence (Sp.)
Defense Affairs and State federal relations (Sp.)

Licensing and administrative procedures (Sp.)
Local government ways and means (Sr.)

Sr=Seniority pick Sp=Speaker pic

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 12, 2009 at 10:07 am

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