Lt. Governor Appoints Senator Campbell to Chair Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee

AUSTIN– Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced committee assignments Wednesday with Senator Campbell appointed to serve on the Education, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Business & Commerce committees. She will continue chairing the Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee.

Senator Campbell chaired the Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee during the last legislative session. The new committee name comes as a result of the increased focus on border security from state leaders. Despite no longer having ‘Military Installations’ in the name the committee will also continue to support and work on issues that affect our bases.

“It am honored that the Lieutenant Governor has confidence in me to continue serving in this critical role and recognizes the value of the work we did last session on behalf of our veterans,” Senator Campbell said. “We will continue to put Texas veterans and military families first.”

Senator Campbell’s re-appointment keeps the chairmanship in the hands of an elected official representing San Antonio, also known as Military City USA. The State of Texas is currently home to 1.7 million veterans and 15 military installations.

During the last legislative session, a Border Security Subcommittee fell under the purview of the full Veteran Affairs Committee. With the new committee name, border security is expected to play an even greater role this session.

“A state cannot effectively govern itself without governing its borders,” Chairwoman Campbell said. “By encouraging a safe, legal, and orderly immigration system in which the rule of law is paramount, we protect the very ideals that make the United States and Texas a beacon of hope to so many.”

As a member of the Education Committee, Senator Campbell said that she will continue to make improving education a top priority and expand opportunities for parents to find the best school that meets their child’s individual needs.