Sen. Carlos Uresti was reappointed on Friday as vice chairman of the Senate Administration Committee and the Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, and appointed for the first time to the Transportation Committee. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst also reappointed Sen. Uresti to the Health and Human Services and Natural Resources committees. "I am pleased with these assignments," Uresti said. "They reflect my personal interests and those of Senate District 19, a unique combination of vast rural areas of West Texas and urban San Antonio. "Membership on these committees will allow me to aggressively pursue my legislative agenda, which is led by child protection and infrastructure policy on roadways and water," Uresti said. "They are a good fit for the issues most important to the people of my diverse district." Sen. Uresti represents Senate District 19, which covers more than 35,000 square miles and contains all or part of 17 counties, two international ports of entry, ten state parks, 51 school districts, almost 9,000 miles of highways and county roads, and more than 29,000 producing oil and gas wells. The district is larger than 11 states and 124 Nations, and contains almost 400 miles of the Texas-Mexico border.