Senator Jason Lewis announced today that he has received his full slate of committee assignments for the remainder of 2014, following his election to the Massachusetts Senate in a special election earlier this year.
Earlier this year, shortly after his being sworn in to the Senate, Senator Lewis was named as Senate Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Service. The Public Service Committee has purview over legislation pertaining to the salaries, civil service, and retirement of public employees, as well as collective bargaining for state employees and other public employees.
Senator Lewis has also been placed on: the Joint Committee on Public Health; the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse; the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security; and, the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight.
“I am enthusiastic to have the opportunity to help shape public policy on these important issues at the committee level,” said Senator Lewis. “I am particularly excited to have received a seat on the influential Public Health committee, where I’ll have the ability to continue my work on containing healthcare costs and promoting healthy communities and disease prevention.”
Senator Lewis also serves as co-Chair of the Legislature’s Prevention for Health Caucus, which he helped found in 2011. Prior to his election to the Senate, then-Rep. Lewis served as the House Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health.