AUSTIN, Texas — Speaker Joe Straus issued the following statement regarding the passage of HB1 and SJR1 by the Texas House:

“I would like to thank Chairman Pickett, Chairman Phillips, and all of the Members who have worked for many weeks to address our transportation needs in a constructive way. After today’s votes, I am happy that we have completed our work on this issue and our citizen legislators can return to their families, businesses and home communities.”