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NPT Capitol: Marquez passes first bill, gets a good razzing

marquezState Rep Marisa Marquez, D-El Paso today passed her first bill, HB 2835, which allows a County Judge to delegate certain duties to a County Commissioner under certain circumstances. The bill was uncontested, but being the freshman’s first, she endured somewhat of a hazing by senior members.

First up was state Rep. David Leibowitz, D-San Antonio, who like Marquez is a Notre Dame Alumni. He informed her he was the only member of the house Notre Dame caucus. “Not anymore,” replied Marquez before failing to correctly answer a series of Notre Dame related trivia questions.

“The chair rules that the Notre Dame caucus still stands at one member,” said Speaker Pro-Tem Craig Eiland, D-Galveston. But not before Leibowitz revealed he had stolen Marquez’s bill packet and state Rep. Aaron Pena, D-Edinburg tried to get her to sing. Luckily for Marquez, Eiland mercifully cut proceedings short.

You can watch the clip here about two hours and ten minutes.

–Ben Wright

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

April 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. you think anyone pals around with Norma like that? go, Marisa!


    April 24, 2009 at 6:57 am

  2. No Mexicana they don’t. The way the Reps behave with your girl means that they will never respect her. She is just the girls who gets drunk and sings. The other Representatives may not like Rep.Chavez but they do respect her.

    Bob bowden

    April 24, 2009 at 9:11 am

  3. You GO Girl GO !!! Hail, Hail to Olde…

    Ben Mendoza

    April 24, 2009 at 11:15 am

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