Landgraf appointed vice chair of transportation committee

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen appointed Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, vice chair of the House Committee on Transportation.
The committee is responsible for oversight of the critical infrastructure development for the state including state highways. The committee also has jurisdiction over agencies like the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Transportation Commission.
“An increase in oil and gas production is always a good thing for Texas, but with it comes a significant increase in traffic on Permian Basin highways creating challenges to local infrastructure,” Landgraf said in a press release Wednesday. “I will continue to take the lead to improve safety on our highways and keep West Texas open for business.”
Landgraf was also appointed to the House Committee on Business and Industry, which is responsible for oversight of industry and manufacturing and has jurisdiction over the State Office of Risk Management, the Risk Management Board and the Division of Worker’s Compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.
The 86th Texas legislative session is underway and will run through May 27.