For Immediate Release
Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336
(NASHVILLE), January 10, 2019 — State Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the 111th General Assembly concluded the first week on the 2019 session on Thursday.
The committee is responsible for legislation regarding all forms of transportation in Tennessee, including highways, roads, bridges, railroads, air, bus and vehicles. The committee also oversees legislative matters concerning the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
Lt. Governor McNally said, “Becky Massey is a compassionate legislator dedicated to representing her constituents. She understands the importance of transportation to our economy and is dedicated to keeping Tennessee citizens safe. Her talents and abilities are perfect for this committee. I know she will do well.”
“I appreciate the confidence that Lt. Governor McNally has placed in me to lead this committee,” said Sen. Massey. “A good transportation system is essential to the people of Tennessee for both safety and convenience. It is also an essential element for economic development and job creation. As our state continues to grow, we have many challenges and I look forward to working with the members of this committee on solutions that will improve transportation in our state.”
In addition, Senator Massey was appointed to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee. The Health Committee is responsible for legislation dealing with all aspects of public welfare, hospitals, nursing homes, various health care professions, and services for mental health, the developmentally disabled, and the aged. The Government Operations Committee reviews all department and agencies of state government to improve efficiency and effectiveness.