House Interim Charges Focus on Hurricane Harvey

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus released the full list of House interim charges Monday, assigning almost every committee at least one charge related to the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

By issuing interim charges, Speaker Straus highlighted issues that should receive study and discussion leading up to the next legislative session, which will begin in January 2019. Committees will report their findings to the House before that session begins.

“This is an opportunity for the Legislature to better understand the impact of the storm, to evaluate the response of state agencies and to prepare for future disasters,” said Speaker Straus. “Hurricane Harvey will impact just about every major issue in the next legislative session, and the House should be fully prepared for that moment.”

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