Senator to Serve as Chairman of Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and Vice Chairman of Senate Ways & Means
BOSTON – Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) was recently appointed by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) to once again serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. The Senator has also been tapped to be the new Chairman of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs. In addition to his Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship, the Senator will continue to have a key position in the Senate President’s Leadership team.
Senator DiDomenico will also serve on the following committees for the 2017-2018 legislative session:
Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses
Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
Joint Committee on Financial Services
Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development
Senate Committee on Ethics
“I am honored to have once again been appointed to a key leadership role in the Senate, and I greatly appreciate the Senate President’s confidence in me. It is has been a great privilege to serve as the Vice Chairman of Senate Ways & Means, and I am thrilled to now also serve as Chairman of Intergovernmental Affairs. I look forward to continue working with Senate President Rosenberg, Chairwoman Karen Spilka, and the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation on the issues that are not only important to my constituents, but to the residents of the Commonwealth as a whole.”
The Senate Ways & Means Committee is responsible for putting together the Senate Fiscal Budget each year and for vetting legislation concerning important policy areas. The position also gives Senator DiDomenico a seat on the Conference Committee that will negotiate the Legislature’s final budget. This will be the Senator’s second session serving as the Vice Chairman.
The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs is charged with identifying federal funding opportunities for the Commonwealth and fostering a strong partnership between the Legislature and the federal government. The important position will complement the Senator’s work on the Ways & Means Committee as he continues to work with his colleagues to identify key sources of revenue and how to lift families throughout the Commonwealth.