House Republicans set subcommittee, statutory chairs


FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Kentucky House Republican Caucus announced its members chosen to chair the eight House Budget Review Subcommittees and co-chair 10 statutory committees within the General Assembly.

“The subcommittees and statutory committees within the General Assembly are critical when it comes to vetting the budget and providing sound oversight to all areas of state government,” said Speaker-Designate David Osborne of Prospect. “I am confident that this group’s collective expertise and work ethic will lead to positive results for the commonwealth.”

Each statutory committee co-chair has a counterpart in the Senate, with each committee meeting on a monthly basis. The House Budget Review Subcommittees carefully examine each area of state government to determine how state dollars should be appropriated every two years.

“Coming off of a budget that prioritized fiscal responsibility and fully funded our obligations to the pension systems for the first time in over a decade, it is critical that we have a strong team in place to vet the Commonwealth’s various needs in preparation for the next budget,” said House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Steven Rudy of Paducah. “This group of subcommittee chairs is strong and results-oriented, and I look forward to working with each of them to produce sound results in the next budget.”

Budget Review Subcommittees:

Economy, Public Protection, Tourism & Energy: 
Rep. Lynn Bechler, Marion

General Government:
Rep. Jim Stewart, Flat Lick

Health and Family Services:
Rep. Danny Bentley, Russell

Justice, Public Safety & Judiciary:
Rep. Jason Nemes, Louisville

Personnel, Public Retirement & Finance:
Rep. Myron Dossett, Pembroke

Postsecondary Education:
Rep. James Tipton, Taylorsville

Primary and Secondary Education, Workforce Development:
Rep. Steve Riley, Glasgow

Rep. Sal Santoro, Florence

Statutory Committees:

Administrative Regulation Review:
Rep. David Hale, Wellington

Capital Planning Advisory Board:
Rep. John Blanton, Salyersville

Capital Projects & Bond Oversight:
Rep. Walker Thomas, Hopkinsville

Child Welfare Oversight & Advisory:
Speaker Pro Tem-Designate David Meade, Stanford

Education Assessment & Accountability Review:
Rep. Brandon Reed, Hodgenville

Government Contract Review:
Rep. Stan Lee, Lexington

Medicaid Oversight & Advisory:
Rep. Daniel Elliott, Danville

Program Review & Investigations:
Rep. Rob Rothenburger, Shelbyville

Public Pension Oversight Board:
Rep. Jim DuPlessis, Elizabethtown

Tobacco Settlement Oversight:
Rep. Myron Dossett, Pembroke



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