Senator Roger Katz Named Chair of Government Oversight Committee

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Krysta West
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Senate Republican Office
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krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Roger Katz Named Chair of Government Oversight Committee

Kennebec County Legislator will also serve on Appropriations and Health and Human Services Committees

Augusta – Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec) will continue to serve as Chair of the Legislature’s bipartisan Government Oversight Committee (GOC) for the 128th Maine State Legislature for the third time, second consecutive.

“It is truly an honor to have been selected to serve as Chair of the Government Oversight Committee once again,” said Senator Katz. “I am very proud of the work that we’ve accomplished on the committee to ensure accountability within state government over the last several years.  The public relies on us to ensure that tax dollars are spent accordingly; that’s a job that no one on the committee takes lightly.”

Senator Katz will also be returning to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee and joining the Health and Human Services Committee for the next two years.

“The Government Oversight Committee plays a critical role in government accountability, and I can think of no one better to provide leadership to this bipartisan committee than Senator Katz. During his time as Chair the committee has taken up several high-profile cases, most notably helping to bring to light fraud within the Maine Turnpike Authority. Senator Katz’s work has helped make sure that public funds are used properly,” said Senate President Michael Thibodeau.

Senator Garrett Mason said, “Senator Katz has a proven track record of working with members of both parties to get things done. It will be critical over the next two years that all legislators work together to pass meaningful reforms and a biennial budget that respects taxpayers. His skills and expertise will be incredibly important when navigating the contentious waters of these three powerful committees.”

Senator Katz represents Maine Senate District 15 which includes communities in Kennebec County.

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