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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
CONTACT: Doris Sanchez, Press Secretary
Phone: (512) 463-0385

Sen. Lucio is appointed to Senate Select Committee on Economic Development

AUSTIN, TX -- Yesterday Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst appointed Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. to serve on the Senate Select Committee on Economic Development.

"As the only South Texas/Border Senator appointed to this critical Select Committee, I am very thankful that Lt. Gov. Dewhurst has entrusted me with this key appointment," said Sen. Lucio. "The economic development issues we will be researching, coincide with and build on the work that I have achieved over the years as Chairman of the Senate's International Relations and Trade Committee (IRT) . I look forward to working with both committees and to continue to be a proponent of innovative legislative measures that engender economic development in cities and distressed regions of Texas.

"With the growth that we have experienced in recent years, especially in South Texas, I feel strongly that we need to continue to create greater job opportunities and attract businesses that provide higher wage jobs, particularly in distressed areas of the state. The charges of this Select Committee will complement the charges that my Standing Committee on International Relations and Trade has been given to develop directives that will advance Texas's economy and make it more competitive in the global marketplace."

The Committee's charges are:

In addition to Sen. Lucio, also appointed to the Committee are Sen. Kim Brimer, chairman, and Senators Kevin Eltife, Troy Fraser, Mike Jackson and Kirk Watson.