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In the 84th Session, Marquez was named the first El Paso woman on the Appropriations Sub-Committee on Education.  Through her role on the Education subcommittee, Marquez successfully added vital program funding for El Paso to the final budget. Besides securing $70 million to UTEP for construction of an interdisciplinary research facility, $71,860,000 million to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso for construction of the El Paso Medical Science Building II.

Successfully Secured:

$7 million for the UTEP Pharmacy School

$3.5 million for the Franklin Mountains State Park Visitor Center

$5 million to the Rio Grande Compact Commission

$2.9 million to the Texas Education Agency Office of Complaints, Investigation and Ethics

Select and Joint Interim Committees:

Select Committee on Fiscal Stability

Joint Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination

House Select Committee on the Fiscal Impact of Texas Border Operations


House Committees:

Vice-Chair on the House Committee on County Affairs

Vice-Chair of Environmental Regulation

Vice-Chair on House Administration



Cultural Recreation and Tourism

Rules and Resolutions



Best Freshman Award by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

Freshman Excellence Award from the Legislative Study Group

Outstanding Legislator Award by the Texas State Employee Union

Distinguished Service Award by the Juvenile Justice Association of Texas

Combined Law Enforcement Agencies of Texas ‘Best of the House’ Award

Friend of County Government by the Texas Association of Counties

Best Legislator Award in the 82nd Session by the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters