House, Senate Lafayette representatives assigned committees, chairs
Published 4:30 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024
Mississippi leaders announced the House and Senate committee, chair and vice chair positions for Lafayette County’s elected Senators and House Representatives last week.
Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann announced Senate committee chairpersons.
“We have spent hundreds of hours working on these assignments. My decision in these appointments is to place Senators in the best position to serve the State of Mississippi and the citizens who sent us here; secondly, where they are best positioned to serve the Mississippi Senate; and finally, to honor each Senator’s committee preferences where it was feasible to do so,” Hosemann said. “We have a great team and I’m ready to get to work on the challenges and opportunities awaiting us this term.”
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Sen. Nicole Boyd, District 9, Oxford, will serve as vice chair for Medicaid and Chair for Universities and Colleges. She will serve on the following committees as well: Education; Finance; Housing; Insurance; Judiciary, Division A; Legislative Budget Committee; Technology; and Tourism.
Sen. R. Benjamin Suber, District 8, will serve as chair of Public Property and will serve on the following committees: Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency, Business and Financial Institutions, Constitution, Economic and Workforce Development, Finance, Insurance, Judiciary, Division B, Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Sen. Neil Whaley, District 10, will serve as vice chair for Local and Private and on the following committees: Agriculture, Business and Financial Institutions, Ethics, Finance, Highways and Transportation, Insurance, Rules, Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Speaker Jason White announced the House Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs.
“It is with great pride that I announce the House leadership team for the next four years,” White said in a press release. “The selections for Chairs and Vice Chairs directly reflect our desire and drive to elevate Mississippi. I am enthusiastic to work with these Republican, Democrat, and Independent Chairs and Vice Chairs as we address our state’s challenges and opportunities through a conservative lens to build a better, brighter Mississippi.”
Rep. Clay Deweese, District 12, will serve as chairman of the Appropriations C committee and will serve on the following committees: Appropriations A, Universities and Colleges, Business and Commerce Housing, Rules, Transportation and Universities and Colleges.
Rep. John Faulkner, District 5, will serve on the following committees: Appropriations A, Corrections, Military Affairs, Municipalities, Technology, Transportation and Universities and Colleges.
Rep. Josh Hawkins, District 10 will serve as the vice chair for Conservation and Water Resources. His other committees include Agriculture, Universities and Colleges, Transportation, insurance, Business and Commerce and Banking and Financial Services.
Rep. Kevin Horan, District 34, will serve as chair on the Judiciary B committee and will serve on the following committees: Appropriations A, Public Health and Human Services State Affairs.
Rep. Trey Lamar, District 8, will serve as chair on the Ways and Means committee and serve on the following committees: Executive Contingent Fund, Investigate State Offices, Judiciary B, Transportation and Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Rep. Steve Massengill, District 13, will serve as chair for the Transportation committee and vice chair on the Management committee and will serve on the following committees: Agriculture, Appropriations A, Interstate Cooperation, Public Health and Human Services, Public Utilities and State Affairs.
Rep. Andy Stepp, District 23 will serve on the following committees: Drug Policy, Judiciary A, Medicaid, Public Health and Human Services and Public Utilities.