TML LEGISLATOR-OF-THE-MONTH FOR FEBRUARY 2009
Representative Rene Oliveira is the TML Legislator-of-the-Month for February 2009. Mr. Oliveira represents House District 37, which includes Brownsville, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, and Bayview.
Currently serving in his 13th term in the Texas House, Representative Oliveira is Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and serves on the House State Affairs Committee.
Throughout his tenure, Chairman Oliveira has been instrumental in establishing job creation tax credits and economic development incentives. Chairman Oliveira has recently filed H.B. 773, which would extend the authority of taxing units, including cities, to grant tax abatements until September 1, 2021. Current authority to do so will expire on September 1, 2009.
We hope that city leaders across Texas, and particularly those in Representative Oliveiras district, will express their appreciation to this outstanding lawmaker.