AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the announcement from Chairman Dennis Bonnen:

“I congratulate Chairman Bonnen on the commitments he has received to be the next Speaker of the House in Texas. I know from my dealings with Chairman Bonnen that no one works harder or more passionately for Texas. There are a number of important and pressing issues facing Texas as we head into this next legislative session, including reforming school finance and elevating our education system, and I look forward to working the new Speaker and the entire House of Representatives to address these topics and much more.”