Saturday, January 16, 2016

Senator Obenshain's Statement on Senate Committee Assignments

Jan. 13, 2016

Will Serve on Finance Committee and is Chairman of Courts of Justice Committee

RICHMOND - Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement today in response to Senate Committee assignments unanimously approved during the opening day of the 2016 General Assembly Session. Senator Obenshain was selected to serve on the following Senate Committees: Courts of Justice, Finance, Commerce and Labor, Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources and Rules.

"I am delighted to continue my service on the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, Rules Committee, and Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committees during Session.  The 26th District is home to the largest agricultural producing area in the Commonwealth and I look forward to having a voice on issues impacting that industry.  My district is also seeing tremendous growth with economic development, and I want to continue to ensure Virginia is a business friendly Commonwealth," Obenshain said.

In addition to the Commerce and Labor, Rules, and Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committees, Obenshain will also be Chairman of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee and will have a seat on the Senate Finance Committee.  "I am pleased to be Chairman of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee this year, where we consider all legislation impacting our civil and criminal justice systems.  Serving on the Senate Finance Committee is an honor and a privilege. It is an opportunity to shape and define our priorities and to change the way government works here in Virginia. It is a tremendous opportunity to effectuate positive change as we fund the core services of our state government – education, public safety and transportation," added Obenshain.

Senator Obenshain represents the twenty-sixth district in the Virginia Senate.  The district includes the city of Harrisonburg and the counties of Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rappahannock and Rockingham (part).