“I cannot explain how blessed and humbled I feel to have been chosen by my colleagues to lead our Republican Caucus into this critical legislative session,” Parker said in a news release. “The citizens of Texas have put their continued faith in our state’s Republican leadership, and the caucus will undertake the important work necessary to deliver the results that Texans expect.”
Parker, in his position, will act as presiding officer of the caucus and serve as the official spokesman.
According to the bylaws, the Republican Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives is responsible for providing policy research, legislative briefings, developing external communication strategies as well as supporting members in passing legislation advancing Republican issues.
“I am thrilled that the Republican Caucus and the Texas House as a whole are organized and ready for business this quickly, but now the real work begins,” Parker stated in a news release. “The work of the Republican Caucus will play a significant role in the outcome of this session, and I pledge to use my experiences as a five-term House member, a successful private businessman and a former Caucus officer to serve my friends and colleagues with a strong caucus organization that will promote a conservative agenda for Texas.”
Parker, who is serving a fifth term in the Legislature, has indicated he will be targeting economic development, job creation, border security, education and government spending. Parker is also chair of the Corrections Committee and serves on the Land and Resource Management Committee, the Criminal Procedure Committee and the Joint Committee on Human Trafficking.