Texas House Speaker Joe Straus appointed State Representative Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) to the House Select Committee on Fiscal Stability. The committee will assess Texas’ ability to meet its current and future budget obligations and analyze whether a shortfall exists and if it is due to the current national recession alone or more systemic problems.
“The Texas House of Representatives is taking a comprehensive approach to solving the potential budget shortfall in a time of reduced revenue,” said Speaker Straus. “Fiscally responsible work we do today will put Texas in better shape tomorrow.”
In accepting the appointment, Parker said, “I am truly honored that the Speaker has turned to me to help guide our state through these unique economic times. While we have weathered this recession far better than most every other state, the impact of this global downturn has not gone completely unnoticed in Texas. Next session we will have the responsibility of balancing a budget despite declining sales tax revenues. While some view this as a challenge, I see this as an opportunity for fiscal conservatism, and to keep guiding Texas down the path of prosperity that few others enjoy.”
Parker is running unopposed for his third term as State Representative for District 63, which includes the towns of Argyle, Bartonville, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, and Lantana.