Senator Bob Deuell
Texas Senate, District 2
P.O. Box 12068 Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 78711

DATE: April 20, 2004
CONTACT: Don T. Forse, Jr.
(512) 463-0102

Deuell Named to Senate Finance Committee

AUSTIN -- On Monday, April 19, State Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) received a coveted appointment to the prestigious Senate Finance Committee from Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. Deuell said he is honored to be selected by Governor Dewhurst, and looks forward to getting to work immediately.

"Serving on the Senate Finance Committee is a tremendous honor," Deuell said. "I look forward to working with the Lt. Governor and the other members of the committee as we move forward into the special session and toward the regular session in January."

"With the legislature focused on public school finance, the Senate Finance Committee will be at the center of the debate on this and other fiscal matters," Deuell said. "This is a huge responsibility, and I think it will prove to be very beneficial for my constituents in District Two."

The Senate Finance Committee has oversight of all state budget and revenue matters. The committee monitors state agency implementation of the budget by reviewing key strategies, programs, and rider provisions. They also monitor and track Texas' key revenue sources, and develop recommendations to keep the Legislature apprised of key revenue source activity throughout the duration of this and future fiscal biennia.

In addition to Finance, Senator Deuell serves on the Health and Human Services Committee, the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, the select committee on Water Policy and is Vice-Chair of the Nominations Committee.