Rep. Amy Neighbors appointed to key House Committees
Laura Leigh Goins
Deputy Chief of Staff for Media Relations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 4, 2023) – Rep. Amy Neighbors of Edmonton will serve on the House Agriculture, House Health Services, and House Transportation committees when the Kentucky General Assembly convenes this week, according to an announcement this week from the office of House Speaker David Osborne.
“It is a privilege to serve as a member on these committees and represent the people of the 21st district,” Neighbors said. “As long I am your representative, I will work every day to represent the values of our district to help solve the serious problems that face the commonwealth.”
House Agriculture: The House Agriculture Committee deals with matters that pertain to crops, livestock, poultry, and their marketing; tobacco; stockyards; agricultural cooperatives, and marketing associations; agriculture weights and measures (including those used in grocery stores), veterinarians, the state and county fairs; and amusement parks.
House Health Services: Members of the Health Services Committee work on public policy that determines how the state addresses health care, mental health, substance abuse, and medical providers.
House Transportation: The Transportation Committee considers proposed legislation and the implementation of new laws that apply to airports and aviation, boats and boating, motor vehicles, railroads, commercial trucking, and other modes of transporting people and goods. The committee also oversees the state’s Transportation Cabinet and the construction and maintenance of state highways.
“Committee assignments are always a difficult task, but more so this year because we have an exceptional class of first-term legislators as well as the veteran lawmakers who have proven experience shaping good long-term public policy,” Osborne added. “The House Majority Caucus remains committed to making this state the best place to live and work. This session we will continue our efforts to lower taxes, look for ways to help Kentuckians and the state navigate record inflation, and continue fighting to protect the values that define our commonwealth.”
Rep. Amy Neighbors hit the ground running soon after the election, participating in new member orientation and a meeting to help identify priorities for the 2023 Regular Session. With these appointments, Rep. Neighbors is in a position to positively impact not only the 21st district, but also the entire commonwealth.
The 2023 Regular Session will convene on Tuesday, January 3 and legislators will meet for 30 legislative days before adjourning by March 30. Kentuckians can keep up to date with legislative activity by visiting legislature.ky.gov or following @KYHouseGOP on Facebook, Twitter, and most major social media outlets.
Neighbors serves the state’s 21st House District, which includes Adair, Cumberland, Metcalfe, and Monroe Counties.