Senator Amy Volk to Chair Maine Legislature’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee

Contact:
Krysta West
Communications Director
Senate Republican Office
(207) 287-1505
krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Amy Volk to Chair Maine Legislature’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee

Cumberland County Legislator will also serve on Environment and Natural Resources Committee

Augusta – Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has appointed Senator Amy Volk (R-Cumberland) as Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development (LCRED) once more.

“I am honored to be returning to the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee as Chair for a second term,” said Senator Volk. “I am very proud of the progress that has been made over the last several years on the committee, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue to make meaningful reforms that will benefit Maine’s economy for generations to come.”

This is Senator Volk’s second consecutive term as Chair of LCRED. She also previously served on the committee for two terms while she was in the House. During the 127th Legislature, she also served as a member of the Governor’s State Workforce Investment Board.

The LCRED Committee’s jurisdiction includes the Department of Labor and the Department of Economic and Community Development. Within these departments are the Office of Professional and Financial Regulation, Maine State Housing Authority, the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) and the Maine Office of Tourism.

“Senator Volk has done a terrific job providing leadership to one of the busiest legislative committees,” said Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R-Androscoggin).  “Throughout her time on the committee, we have reformed workers’ compensation laws, developed mechanisms to better evaluate economic development programs and cleaned up waste and abuse within the Maine State Housing Authority. I am confident that she will continue to work hard on the committee for her constituents and the people of Maine.”

Senator Volk will also serve on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee. She is currently serving her second term representing Maine Senate District 30 which includes communities in Cumberland and York Counties.

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