Senator Eric Brakey Assigned to NCSL Committee

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUSTA – Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has reappointed Senator Eric Brakey (R-Androscoggin) to serve a two-year term representing Maine on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Health and Human Services Committee.

“I’m glad to have been selected once again to serve on this important committee with colleagues from around the country,” said Sen. Brakey. “This important committee addresses a number of issues that states all around the country are tackling, such as health care reform, health insurance and Medicaid issues. Hopefully, by coming together, we can all benefit from the discussions.”

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 Health and Human Services 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, “I am pleased to reappoint Senator Brakey to this committee. He is very knowledgeable about national issues and how they impact Maine, so I am certain he will continue to be an asset to this committee.”

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