Get ready–the House Appropriations Article II Subcommittee has been named, and public hearings will begin next week! Rep. John Zerwas is the Chair, and members include Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Rep. Stefani Carter, Rep. Sarah Davis, and Rep. Four Price. Yea to some good Houston-area representation!
The Article II agencies will be heard on the following dates:
Monday: Health and Human Services Commission
Tuesday: Department of Aging and Disability Services
Wednesday: Department of State Health Services
Thursday: Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and Department of Family and Protective Services
Get ready for some long days, as the subcommittee likely will start meeting in the afternoons once the House adjourns (with the possible exception of Monday). But hey, that’s the price of advocacy!
Hope to see many of you there advocating for increased mental health and substance abuse funding!