ATLANTA (January 8, 2018) | Sen. Ben Watson (R – Savannah) was recently appointed to serve as chairman of the Senate Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee and to serve on several influential committees for the 2018 Legislative Session by the Senate Committee on Assignments.
“I am honored to be appointed to chair the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee and thank Lt. Governor Cagle and the Committee on Assignments for this opportunity,” said Sen. Watson. “Our district has a strong tradition of military excellence with the presence of Fort Stewart, Hunter Air Field and Georgia Air National Guard, as well as the thousands of veterans who call Chatham, Bryan and Liberty counties home. I look forward to introducing and supporting legislation that helps to solidify Georgia’s place as a veteran-friendly state.”
Sen. Watson will serve on the Appropriations, Ethics, Health and Human Services and Transportation committees, and as an ex-officio of the Public Safety and Retirement committees.
“Georgians should have great confidence that Senator Watson will utilize this role to positively shape public policy and advance our entire state forward,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “I am confident Chairman Watson will bring insight to matters that come before the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, building on Georgia’s status as the number one state for business and enhancing our unrivaled quality of life.”
Once a piece of legislation is introduced in the Senate, it is assigned to a committee, depending on its topic. If the committee gives the legislation a “do pass” recommendation, the proposed law is sent to the Rules Committee for consideration. The appointed chairs will oversee the operation and order of Senate committee meetings, including calling for action on bills, resolutions or other matters assigned to that committee.
The second session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly will convene on January 8, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Georgia State Capitol.
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For Immediate Release:
January 8, 2018
Elisabeth Fletcher, Communications Associate