Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA – Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has reappointed Senator Rodney Whittemore (R-Somerset) to serve a two-year term representing Maine on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue my work on this important committee,” said Sen. Whittemore. “I look forward to spending the next two years discussing issues that are of great importance to Maine, such as insurance, broadband technologies and cybersecurity with colleagues from around the country.”
NCSL is a national bipartisan organization based out of Washington, D.C. with a mission to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures by providing legislators and staff with tools, resources and information to craft sound policy. They also promote innovation and communication between state legislatures to ensure the states maintain a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.
The Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee is one of nine bipartisan policy committees that will meet on a semiannual basis each year in Washington, D.C. and at the NCSL Legislative Summit. This year’s annual summit will be held in Boston.
Senate President Thibodeau said, “Senator Whittemore has distinguished himself through his work as chair of the Maine Legislature’s Insurance and Financial Services Committee. He has fought hard to lower insurance costs for Maine businesses and to make it easier for them to access the investments they need to grow their business. I know he brings a valuable perspective to this committee.”