Houston — State Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Houston) announced his House committee assignments for the 85th legislative session. Paul will serve as the Vice Chair of the Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure Select Committee, as well as serve on the House Rules and Resolutions committee. Rep. Paul will be returning to the Insurance and Pensions Committees.

Paul said, “Being named the vice chairman of the Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure Select Committee gives me an opportunity to work with my legislative colleagues to identify the near and long-term challenges facing our Texas ports and border points to entry and future infrastructure needs.” Paul went on to say, “Insurance is a major concern for residents in HD 129, as well across the state. I look forward to working with residents and industry leaders to resolve challenges.” Regarding his Pension Committee assignment, Representative Paul said, “Pensions are one of the major issues facing Houston, and other major cities, today. I’m honored to be named to the committee which will work to ensure a fair and equitable resolution.”

Paul is serving his second term in the Texas House of Representatives and represents the 129 th District, which encompasses the cities of Pearland, Houston, Friendswood, Pasadena, La Porte, Shore Acres, El Lago, Seabrook, Kemah, Taylor Lake Village, Nassau Bay and Webster.