COMMITTEE:    Defense & Veterans' Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 

PLACE:        E2.028 
CHAIR:        Rep. Richard Peña Raymond 


The House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs will meet in a public hearing and hear invited and public testimony to consider the following interim charge:


Examine programs and funding streams connected to services that improve mental health outcomes for servicemen and women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


The committee will receive an update on Military Equipment available to local governments through the Texas Law Enforcement Support Office.


The committee will also receive an update on Operation Lone Star from the Texas Military Department. Invited testimony will be heard from:


- Major General Thomas Suelzer, Adjutant General of TMD

- Brigadier General Win Burkett, Commanding General of the 36th Infantry Division and Border Task Force


Electronic public comment will be available for:


- Examine services to improve outcomes connected to (PTSD) & (TBI).

- Update on Military Equipment available through Texas L.E.S.O.

- Update on Operation Lone Star from TMD


For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person witness registration, can be found here: https://mytxlegis.capitol.texas.gov/HWRSPublic/About.aspx


A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here: https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/


Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here: https://house.texas.gov/committees/public-access-house-committee-meetings/


Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting:https://comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c305




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Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.