The House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs

87th Legislature

April 27, 2022

12:00 p.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on April 13, 2022, the House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Raymond, at 12:07 p.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Raymond; Buckley; Biedermann; Cyrier; Lambert; Lopez; Morales, Eddie; and Tinderholt.


A quorum was present.



(Representative Gervin-Hawkins participating virtually, pursuant to Rule 4, Section 16A.)


The Committee met jointly with the Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety to hear invited testimony on the following Texas-Mexico border charge: Monitor the activities of the Texas State Guard and the Texas National Guard participating in Operation Lone Star. Consider any legal or logistical support that can be provided to these organizations to increase operational efficiencies in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety. Review and assess the inventory of these agencies. Make appropriate recommendations.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 3:27 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Raymond, Chair




Andrew Harkey, Clerk