State Representative Tom Conroy Appointed House Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

February 12, 2013

Boston – State Representative Tom Conroy of Wayland was appointed co-chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development by Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo yesterday.  State Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) is the other co-chair of the Joint Committee.

“I am honored by this appointment, and very grateful that Speaker DeLeo has placed his trust in me in this important role.  Since joining the legislature, I have worked on several issues within this committee’s jurisdiction, including wages, labor rights, workforce training, the business environment in Massachusetts, private sector interests, and job growth.  I look forward to working with labor unions and the business community on these matters during the next two years.”

During the last legislative session of 2011-2012, Rep. Conroy was vice-chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.  As such, he helped shape the landmark health care cost containment and quality improvement bill that became law in August 2012.

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