Crowe Appointed Chairman of General Welfare

January 19 , 2007

Crowe Appointed Chairman of General

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-JohnsonCity) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate General Welfare, Health and Human Resources Committee by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville).

“The state Senate has a new vision and a new direction,” says Sen. Crowe. “I appreciate the confidence that Lieutenant Governor Ramsey has in my abilities as a state legislator.”

Every two years the members of the Tennessee General Assembly gather in Nashville to elect a speaker for each house and organize for the upcoming legislative session.  With the election of  Sen. Ramsey as speaker of the state Senate and lieutenant governor of Tennessee, he has the authority to select committee membership and chairmen.

The Senate has nine standing committees that consider proposed legislation before it reaches the full Senate for final action.  Each committee is made up of nine senators, with the exception of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee and the Government Operations Committee that have 11 members each.

Currently serving his fifth term in the state Senate, Sen. Crowe previously served as Secretary of the General Welfare, Health and Human Resources Committee.  Sen. Crowe is also chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans Affairs and a former chairman of the Calendar Committee.

“This is a great honor and a great opportunity for the citizens of Washington and Carter Counties,” commented Sen. Crowe,  “especially with the pharmacy school, the medical school, and the growth of the medical corridor bringing in healthcare and medical related businesses into the area.”

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