Today Texas House Speaker Joe Straus appointed the House Committees. There were some major shake ups compared to last session. The best way to sum it is with Monopoly cards.
Some members got a bank error in your favor and collected $200, otherwise know as choice committee assignments and committee chairs.
While other members were taken directly to jail, but were able to save themselves with a get out of jail free card, otherwise known as a seniority appointment.
While other members were taken directly to jail, did not pass go, did not collect $200 and did not have a get out of jail free card in their pocket.