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September 18, 2019      12:09 PM

Texas House Admin approves $241,000 budget for select committee on mass violence

“We’re anticipating lengthy meetings. And, obviously, there will be a need for additional security,” Chair Geren said, adding “I think we’re probably being overcautious, but I think we need to be in this particular case.”

The Texas House Administration Committee, in a brief meeting this morning, approved a $241,000 budget for the select committee created after a spate of mass shootings.

The House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety, chaired by Rep. Drew Darby, R-San Angelo, met for the first time in Austin on Tuesday.

Additional hearings are planned for Amarillo, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and Odessa. Each hearing will include both invited testimony and public testimony, House Administration Chair Rep. Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, told his committee.

By Kimberly Reeves

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