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Representative Pat Marsh Officially Sworn In; Reappointed Chairman Of House Business & Utilities Committee

Representative Pat Marsh Officially Sworn In; Reappointed Chairman Of House Business & Utilities Committee

(NASHVILLE) — The House of Representatives officially gaveled into session this week in Nashville, marking the beginning of the 110th General Assembly. As part of the opening day ceremonies, State Representative Pat Marsh (R–Shelbyville) took the oath of office and was officially sworn into the Tennessee House of Representatives.

In addition, Representative Marsh was reappointed as Chairman of the important House Business & Utilities Committee by Speaker Beth Harwell. The Business and Utilities Committee considers bills relating to utilities, communications, and legislation impacting trade. The committee also reviews the rules and regulations for all licensed professionals, businesses, and organizations.

Along with serving as Chairman, Representative Marsh will also serve as a member of the House  Business & Utilities Subcommittee and House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee. The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is charged with two general areas of responsibility. The first function of the committee is to consider any legislation that affects the agricultural and farming community. The second function is to consider legislation dealing with the state’s natural resources such as minerals, air, water and land conservation, as well as oversight over the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

This year, legislators are looking to build upon the success of the previous session that saw wasteful government spending cut from the budget, taxes lowered for all Tennesseans, measures passed to encourage job growth, and numerous government reforms.

“Our community sent me here to support policies that will strengthen our economy and produce more job opportunities, ensure our budget remains balanced, and fight government waste. Today, I am proud to continue serving my constituents and doing just that,” said Representative Marsh. “In addition, I am truly honored to again serve as Chairman of the House Business & Utilities Committee and look forward getting to work in the coming days.”

House Speaker Beth Harwell (R–Nashville) added, “The people have placed their trust in us because of dedicated public servants like Representative Marsh whom they know will lead based upon the commonsense, conservative values of our state. I look forward to working with him to accomplish a great deal on behalf of all Tennesseans this year.”

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