Colorado House GOP Leader Announces Committee Assignments

November 30, 2012
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There were few surprises on the list of Republican House committee assignments released Friday afternoon by Colorado House Minority Leader Mark Waller

DENVER– There were few surprises on the list of Republican House committee assignments released Friday afternoon by Colorado House Minority Leader Mark Waller of Colorado Springs. Despite losing their one-seat majority in the state House, Waller promised that Republicans would work in a bipartisan fashion in the upcoming legislative session. 

“Colorado families expect and deserve Republicans and Democrats to work together to solve the critical problems facing our state.  That is what House Republicans intend to do,” said Waller in a media statement.

Most of the ranking member positions will be filled by Republican legislators who have previously served on the committees, and several replace former chairs who were either term limited or chose not to seek reelection.

“The whole idea was to put people on committees where they will be successful,” Waller told The Colorado Observer.

Outgoing Majority Leader Amy Stephens (R-Colorado Springs) who cosponsored the Senate bill that set up the state’s health care exchange in 2011 will serve as the ranking member on the Health, Insurance & Environment Committee and the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee. The former Health & Environment Committee was recently divided and renamed by House Speaker-elect Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver).

“She’ll do very well there,” said Waller.

And outgoing House Speaker Frank McNulty will serve on  the Agriculture Committee which also covers agriculture and natural resources. Waller said it was a natural fit for McNulty, who had worked for the Department of Wildlife.

“I am excited to have so many talented new and returning members in our caucus,” Waller said. “Utilizing our caucus’s breadth of knowledge and experience is crucial in developing the best solutions to the issues we face.”

The House Republican committee assignments are as follows:

House Agriculture Committee

Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, Ranking Member

Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose

Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch

Rep.-elect Perry Buck, R-Windsor

Rep.-elect Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale

Rep.-elect Lori Saine, R-Dacono

 

House Appropriations Committee

Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, Ranking Member

Rep. Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland

Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs

Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling

Rep.-elect Tim Dore, R-Elizabeth

 

House Business, Labor & Economic & Workforce Development Committee

Rep. Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, Ranking Member

Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker

Rep. Libby Szabo, R-Arvada

Rep.-elect Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff, R-Pueblo

Rep.-elect Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado Springs

 

House Education Committee

Rep. Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock, Ranking Member

Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker

Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson

Rep.-elect Justin Everett, R-Littleton

Rep.-elect Lois Landgraf, R-Fountain

Rep.-elect Jim Wilson, R-Salida

 

House Finance Committee

Rep. Spencer Swalm, R-Centennial, Ranking Member

Rep. Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland

Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs

Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson

Rep.-elect Lori Saine, R-Dacono

Rep.-elect Jim Wilson, R-Salida

 

House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee

Rep. Amy Stephens, R-Monument, Ranking Member

Rep. Kathleen Conti, R-Littleton

Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs

Rep.-elect Steve Humphrey, R-Severence

Rep.-elect Lois Landgraf, R-Fountain

 

House Judiciary Committee

Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, Ranking Member

Rep. Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock

Rep.-elect Polly Lawrence, R-Littleton

Rep.-elect Jared Wright, R-Fruita

 

House Local Government Committee

Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, Ranking Member

Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs

Rep.-elect Tim Dore, R-Elizabeth

Rep.-elect Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale

Rep.-elect Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff, R-Pueblo

Rep.-elect Jared Wright, R-Fruita

 

House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee

Rep. Amy Stephens, R-Monument, Ranking Member

Rep. Kathleen Conti, R-Littleton

Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs

Rep. Spencer Swalm, R-Centennial

Rep.-elect Justin Everett, R-Littleton

Rep.-elect Jim Wilson, R-Salida

 

HouseState, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee

Rep.-elect Tim Dore, R-Elizabeth, Ranking Member

Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction

Rep.-elect Steve Humphrey, R-Severence

Rep.-elect Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado Springs

 

House Transportation & Energy Committee

Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, Ranking Member

Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose

Rep.-elect Perry Buck, R-Windsor

Rep.-elect Justin Everett, R-Littleton

Rep.-elect Polly Lawrence, R-Littleton

 

 

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