POSTED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:50pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:58pm
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus named State Representative Rene Oliveria as the new chairman of the House Business and Industry Committee which oversees Texas industry and manufacturing, business transactions, as well worker safety, wage, and consumer protection issues.
Oliveira was also named to his third term on the House Committee on State Affairs which has jurisdiction over major social issues as well as the regulation of major utility industries such as electric and telecommunications. Additionally, he was named to the House Committee on Redistricting which oversees issues regarding the drawing of state and federal representation districts.
Oliveira said that many of the issues under the committee's jurisdiction are workforce matters he presided over as chairman of the House Economic Development Committee and chairman of the Legislative Workforce Development Oversight Committee. He also served as a member of the Business and Industry Committee in 2003, and previously served on the House Committee on Business and Commerce.