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House Speaker Dade Phelan released the committee appointments for the Texas House this week. There had been rumors that last session's House Public Education Committee Chair might not return to that position, and speculation about who might be appointed was rampant. Many were surprised, though, when the committee lists were released Wednesday, and Rep. Brad Buckley (R-Salado) was named the Chair. Buckley is not new to the committee, having served on it during the 2021 session. He has also served on the Killeen ISD board of trustees.

Below are the assignments for the three primary committees affecting teachers and schools. The Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee addresses TRS issues, and Appropriations develops the state budget.

House Public Education Committee

  • Brad Buckley, Chair
  • Alma Allen, Vice-Chair
  • Steve Allison
  • Charles Cunningham
  • Harold Dutton
  • Cody Harris
  • Brian Harrison
  • Cole Hefner
  • Gina Hinojosa
  • Ken King
  • Oscar Longoria
  • Matt Schaefer
  • James Talarico

House Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee

  • Giovanni Capriglione, Chair
  • Stan Lambert, Vice-Chair
  • Salman Bhojani
  • John Bryant
  • Frederick Frazier
  • Terri Leo-Wilson
  • Mihaela Plesa
  • Gary VanDeaver
  • Hubert Vo

House Appropriations Committee

  • Greg Bonnen, Chair
  • Mary Gonzalez, Vice-Chair
  • Steve Allison
  • Cecil Bell
  • John Bryant
  • Mano DeAyala
  • Gary Gates
  • Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
  • Donna Howard
  • Carrie Isaac
  • Jacey Jetton
  • Jarvis Johnson
  • Armando Martinez
  • Trey Martinez Fischer
  • Geanie Morrison
  • Angelia Orr
  • Lina Ortega
  • Tony Rose
  • David Spiller
  • Lynn Stucky
  • Carl Tepper
  • Kronda Thimesch
  • Ed Thompson
  • Steve Toth
  • Gary VanDeaver
  • Armando Walle
  • Gene Wu