Rowe appointed vice chair of House Rules Committee

Special to the Eagle
Posted 4/9/19

State Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, on Monday announced that she has been appointed by House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, to serve as vice chair of the powerful, agenda-setting House Rules …

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Rowe appointed vice chair of House Rules Committee

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State Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, on Monday announced that she has been appointed by House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, to serve as vice chair of the powerful, agenda-setting House Rules Committee.

The committee determines the bills and measures that will be considered on the body’s floor during each day of a legislative session.

“As vice chair of the House Rules Committee, I will work to prioritize legislation that helps attract more jobs and opportunities to Alabama, provides our children with quality public educations, and better protects all of our citizens from crime,” Rowe said. “I am honored by the confidence that the leadership has placed in me and will continue working hard every day to serve my constituents, my district, and my state.”

The three-term House member already holds several impressive leadership posts within the body.

Following the 2018 statewide elections, Rowe’s fellow Republican lawmakers elected her to serve as vice chair of the 77-member House Republican Caucus, which is the second highest position in the House GOP leadership structure. She held the same post during the previous quadrennium.

She also serves on the prestigious Joint Legislative Council, a panel of House and Senate members entrusted with a variety of important administrative and policy responsibilities related to the operation of the Legislature.

Rowe, a former chief of the Jasper Police Department, continues to serve as vice chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and also holds seats on the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, the House State Government Committee, and the House Internal Affairs Committee, which is responsible for disciplining members who violate House rules and handling other matters related to the body’s operations.

Her leadership and committee assignments will continue to remain in place throughout the 2018 - 2022 legislative quadrennium.