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Interim Charges Relating to International Relations and Trade
The Lieutenant Governor today released the following interim charges:
International Relations and Trade Committee
Analyze ways to promote economic development along the border, using existing programs and resources. Make recommendations for development of programs in collaboration with local businesses, institutions of higher education,and community leaders to target training and jobs programs to growing industries.
Review the capacity and infrastructure needs of distressed and smaller communities of the state. Provide an inventory of resources that are available to these communities and develop recommendations that will increase the state’s ability to address critical infrastructure needs. Consider regionalization initiatives, improvements to existing programs and innovative cost effective solutions and alternatives.
Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Review the housing initiatives addressed by the Committee and coordinate with the appropriate housing officials to develop recommendations to better address the housing needs of smaller and distressed communities in Texas.
The Texas Lobby Group is a full service lobbying and government relations firm that continues to earn incredible stature throughout the state lobby industry. Through our contacts with Texas’ public policy makers, we provide a turn-key legislative advocacy approach. Our services include legislative lobbying, administrative lobbying, strategy development, grassroots development and mobilization, internal and external communications, and political strategy, advice and counsel.
Partners Lara Keel, Bill Messer and Mike Toomey are all at the top of the game. Both Mike Toomey and Bill Messer have been named “Number one hired gun lobbyist” by “Capitol Inside” and by Texas Monthly magazine as two of only 4 lobbyists listed in the “top 25 most influential people in Texas politics.” Lara Laneri Keel was named a “top five lobby star to watch” by Capitol Inside’s Texas Lobby Power Rankings two years in a row. Recently Mrs. Keel was named the top female hired gun lobbyist in Capitol Inside’s Texas Lobby Power Rankings.
Since it’s forming in 2002, the group’s client portfolio has grown to include an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies including: Liberty Mutual, AT & T, UnitedHealth Group, and Texas Instruments, as well as other companies, associations and government entities.
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