March 21, 2019 Newsletter

The House of Representatives organized in February and legislation has been actively moving through the House. I am the Chair of the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans’ Affairs, Co-Chair of the House Labor & Commerce Committee, and Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. I am also a member of the House State Affairs Committee and the Joint Armed Services Committee.

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Feb. 19, 2019 Newsletter

The House has elected Speaker Bryce Edgmon (Dillingham) and we are full steam ahead. As a member of the House Bi-partisan majority (8 Republicans, 2 Independents, 15 Democrats), I look forward to working with our coalition to support a full PFD, improve public safety and protect education, health care, seniors and veterans.

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January 2019 Legislative Update

I’m back in Juneau and though the House is not yet organized (that means we have not agreed on leadership or committee chairs), I am encouraged by the act of consensus shown last week. We elected Rep. Neal Foster (Nome) to serve as our Speaker Pro Tem which then allowed us to swear in Rep. Sharon Jackson, the new member from Eagle River. This example of compromise is the first step towards completing the organization of the House.

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