Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA – Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has appointed Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing (R-Penobscot) to serve a two-year term representing Maine on two National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) committees including the Legislative Effectiveness Committee and the Redistricting & Elections Committee. Last session, Sen. Cushing was elected to serve on the Executive Board.
“NCSL is a tremendous organization that gives legislators the opportunity to hear what other states are doing in order to learn from the mistakes and successes of others. I look forward to the work we will accomplish over the next two years on these two important committees,” said Sen. Cushing.
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.
These are two 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 Cushing will bring invaluable insight to these committees, having spearheaded numerous, successful bipartisan initiatives in the Maine Legislature. He is someone who seeks and finds common ground on important issues, and I am certain he will use the same approach on the Legislative Effectiveness and Redistricting and Elections Committees.”